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How not to kill a story

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Dear oh dear.

Fresh off their hypocrisy of claiming to be a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens – before allowing just fifty of them to sleep in a church hall for one night then booting them off the island to somewhat less salubrious conditions at a Massachusetts military base, with the help of local Police and National Guard troops – the utterly shameless and cluelessly insincere Martha’s Vineyard crowd started whinging about the above incident:

“I was so upset, understandably so,” Aquinnah denizen Sarah Melkonian presumptuously told the Boston Globe. Her neighbor Liz Whitman denounced the plane banner as “absolute idiocy,”

In an online residential discussion group that was initially “closed” but has since been security-upgraded to “private,” Melkonian denounced the “continuing harassment” inherent in having to see an upsetting airplane banner for less than an hour, which she comically called a “national disgrace.” 

“[I’m] horrified by the ugly targeting you are experiencing there,” wrote seasonal resident Mary Williams Montague

Seasonal? That means her place is empty – like the Obama’s multi-room mansion. They could have rented it out to the illegals; the government would likely have paid.

It gets better though:

… irate Vineyard residents immediately set about trying to discover who was behind the airplane incident, who authorized the plane’s flight, and even who manufactured the banner. An inquiry that islanders apparently placed with the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the offending plane is too small to require federal tracking information.

According to Geoff Freeman, director of the island’s only airport, numerous residents phoned him demanding to know where the flight had originated. 

WHO DARES TO MOCK US! You’d need a heart of stone not to laugh. One of Far Lefter Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals states that “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” – especially when it’s used against people as lacking in self-awareness and as far up their own backsides as this lot:

Chilmark resident Robert Skydell, a retiree who writes the occasional ornery piece for the Vineyard Gazette, a dull island magazine, thought it would be productive to invite “right-wing media pundits” for “a tour and show them what a safe, diverse, and multicultural community actually looks like.”

Yeah. When I look at the Social Media and Magazine pics, as well as the demographic stats of that island it just screams “multicultural”. Must be due to the Obama’s!

The last word goes to this prick

Wes Nagy, a Vineyard church music director and reported “believer in karma,” who estimated that the cost of the airplane banner “could’ve fed the immigrants for a month.” It did not occur to him that they might have been fed for an even longer time by the $43,000 raised via GoFundMe under the call “Urgent plea to help Martha’s Vineyard migrants.” Astonishingly, that collection was not forwarded to cover their further needs. According to the GoFundMe page, it has instead gone to the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, a self-described “$16-million organization,” for use in ”building up a reserve to assist situations like this” the next time DeSantis sends migrants to the island. 

Excellent. Sounds like an open invitation for DeSantis.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 28, 2022 at 4:36 pm

America’s Southern Crisis

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The nation of Haiti must be one of the most luckless countries on earth. From brave beginnings two centuries ago when a slave revolt established the state – the only successful slave revolt in history – the nation has progressed hardly at all.

It was cursed with awful government from the start. A favourite of Far Left speakers for decades, they used it as agitprop in their eternal quest to find a People’s Revolution that worked – with all the usual excuses of colonialism and such as to why it had not. I recall a girlfriend in the 1980’s dragging me along to one of these talks and after hearing the thunderous denunciations, mainly of the USA of course, I was rather surprised when I did some investigation and found that Haiti shared the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. To hear the speakers you’d have thought Haiti was an island unto itself – which I’m sure was the intention with mainly First Year students, otherwise questions might arise about how two places sharing very similar histories, racial and ethnic makeups, climate and so forth, and separated only by an artificial barrier, could have such utterly different economic and social outcomes (DR has $US 20,000 GDP per person, ten times Haiti’s)?

The 21st century has seen no improvement as it has suffered a a coup d’état and a catastrophic earthquake that killed over 250,000 people. There was another massive earthquake in August 2021. Tens of thousands of Haitians decided they had enough. Strangely they did not attempt to cross into the Dominican Republic, but headed for the USA. It’s quite a swim but they weren’t aiming for Florida but Mexico, following along with people from Venezuela and much of Latin America, plus Africans and even (more recently Ukrainians). Why Mexico?

Because that’s where they can cross most easily into the USA.

America’s Southern border was already in strife thanks to the feckless stupidity of the Biden administration or – if you incline to conspiracy theories – a plan to wreck the Republican stronghold of Texas and convert it to being a Blue State. The numbers below show how bad it is compared to previous years: Biden’s excuse of early 2021 – that it was a Winter-Spring surge that would end as illegals avoided the heat of summer – has long since gone down the gurgler.

That was 2021 and by September there were plenty of indicators that showed it was going to get worse in 2022 – starting with the hilarious plan to appoint Vice Cretin Harris as a “czar” dealing with the problem, a plan so poor that even Democrat Party butt plug MSNBC gagged:

“How about the message from our Vice President, where is she?” Ruhle wondered. “She was supposed to be in charge of all of these migration issues, going to those Northern Triangle countries – that’s obviously not Haiti, that was one of her first international trips with the message ‘do not come here illegally.” “People aren’t listening…. What is she saying now?”

Harris was saying nothing, preferring to let other members of her team lie for her:

“We are expelling individuals based on Title 42, specifically because of COVID, because we want to prevent a scenario where large numbers of people are gathering” – Jen Psaki (WH Press Sec)

“Our borders are not open” – DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

As Fox News’s journalist Bill Melugin, who specialises in immigration, refuted every single point – with evidence.

“I can tell you that is a tough pill for border agents to swallow. They talk to us off the record and they roll their eyes,” and then gesturing to the thousands of illegal immigrants camped out at the Del Rio, Texas/Mexico border behind him as evidence that Mayorkas was being dishonest.

It’s also “not always” true that migrants are expelled under Title 42. “Tens of thousands have been released,” he reported while confirming during a live segment that there were “no vaccine mandates” and there was “no COVID testing” going on at the southern border.

If anyone in the White House actually came down here and spoke to some migrants, they would realize these people have zero intention of leaving the US & every intention of trying to stay permanently. You don’t travel that far to spend a day or two in Del Rio & then leave.

And that last is the main point; the Biden Administration has simply ignored this crisis. Texas showed what could be done:

The knee jerk reaction of the Administration was not to congratulate Texas on this effort but to seize on a series of photos of Border Patrol officers on horses grabbing Haitian immigrants (see photo above), claiming that the horsemen had been whipping them. Even the man who took the photos said that that was a lie, but that made no difference to Paski, Pelosi and other Democrats: they just lied about it anyway. Hilariously the Democrat Party Wall for once showed a crack as they failed to coordinate with DHS Sec Mayorkas, who initially said he saw nothing amiss.

By next morning he’d changed his mind! The officers were suspended and investigations started into “Whipgate”. President Biden infamously corrupted a potential investigation by saying the agents who had allegedly “strapped” the migrants “will pay” Months later they were cleared of criminal wrongdoing, but because Biden could not be so humiliated in front of his base, there continued to be talk of “disciplinary measures” against two officers for “administrative violations”.

Things naturally got worse heading into 2022.

As you can imagine all this hasn’t gone down too well with the Border Patrol. Months later video was leaked of the rank and file clashing with CBP head Raul Ortiz in a very tense meeting in Laredo, Texas, right on the border :

Perhaps the most telling phrase in light of recent events in Martha’s Vineyard:

“You’re allowing illegal aliens to be dropped off in communities”.

The BP is not the only law enforcement agency that is bearing the brunt of the massive wave of illegal aliens. Ordinary Sheriff’s Departments and Police Departments are naturally sucked into its vortex:

Mark Dannels is the well-known and respected sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona… [his] department patrols eighty-three miles of the state’s four hundred mile boundary with Sonora, Mexico, halfway down a narrow ribbon of thirty-one counties stretching from California to Texas.

Naturally the wall construction in that area (and elsewhere of course) was scrapped as soon as Biden became President, but he also scrapped almost everything else. A quarter-billion in leftover border funds were redirected to military projects. No drones or smart tech – despite being promised in lieu of the wall (in fact local cops gave Bill Melugin a chopper ride to view the migrant crowds because Biden ordered the FAA to forbid all drone flights.). Three federal checkpoints in Cochise were shut down and three hundred border agents reassigned to immigrant childcare and processing duties. The Administration even allowed illegal immigrants to take domestic flights without formal ID. Try that as an ordinary tourist in the US, or a US citizen: it’s actually an inverse of rights, where illegal aliens have more rights than anybody else.

And so:

With the help of hundreds of county-installed cameras in the desert, Dannels estimates that out of five thousand alien border crossings in October 2021, more than 3500 aliens may have eluded his thinned patrol ranks.  During 2021 to date, SABRE has encountered 33,000 aliens, arresting forty-seven drug mules and seizing more than eight hundred pounds of marijuana and other drugs such as methamphetamine and heroin…Crime and trespassing complaints in the border towns have skyrocketed.  Ranchers walkabout their property well-armed, often bumping into small groups of migrants and drug couriers dressed in military-style camo and sporting heavy backpacks laden with belongings or narcotics.

One politician who did visit the border, Kansas GOP Senator Roger Marshall, put it bluntly:

“At nighttime, it looks like a war zone. There’s a sea of humanitarian crises here every evening. And every day, it’s lived out as well…. [Biden should] go up the interstate here 60 miles and pick up people that have been traveling for two or three days without water in the desert here as well… He needs to go with those farmers and ranchers who are finding dead bodies on their ranches now. Most every day now, they’re finding dead bodies”

What has happened in 2022 is entirely predictable:

The surge has shifted from being primarily Haitians in 2021 to Venezuelans in 2022. Based on the increasing violence of the drug cartel wars in Mexico and the resulting deterioration of institutions there, the US could see a wave of illegal Mexican immigrants that dwarfs the past.

There’s nothing humane about Biden’s illegal immigrant policies. In July 53 illegal immigrants died of heat while locked in a tractor-trailer unit. Thanks to the associated massive increase in methamphetamine smuggling, drug overdose deaths across the USA have soared by thousands as well (over 100,000 in 2021). More bodies added on Biden’s pile, but this is what he and his staff and the Democrat Party wanted. They proudly opened the border on day one of Biden’s administration. The word went out to friend and foe and everyone in between. As Powerline’s Scott Johnson put it:

I first heard “Abolish ICE” advocated as a policy by Ilhan Omar speaking to the special DFL endorsing convention on June 17, 2018. I covered the convention for Power Line on a Sunday afternoon. It was one of Omar’s leading themes in her remarks to the assembled Marxists, pacifists, and vegetarians whose endorsement she won. I thought it was a little out there, but Biden et al. have delivered the functional equivalent.

It’s no wonder that Texas Governor Abbott and Florida Governor DeSantis decided to bring the border crisis to the doors of the “Sanctuary Cities” run by smug Democrats.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 26, 2022 at 6:00 am

Better call Saul

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Alinksy that is.

And in particular his little missive, Rules for Radicals, so beloved of the Left for decades now.

In particular rules #4, #5, #6:

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

What Governor DeSantis (R) of Florida did, at the same time as Governor Abbot (R) of Texas, was to apply these rules to the Democrats on the subject of illegal aliens, in particular those Democrats of the North East and Mid-West who so loudly trumpeted about their “Sanctuary States” and “Sanctuary Cities” where the evil Trump troops of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) would not be allowed to enforce the law.

But there was more to this than simply exposing the hypocrisy and double standards of the Democrats on this matter, as fun as that is to do. No, the real objective was to actually make it clear to the rest of the nation, and the Democrats, that this is their problem too; that they don’t just get to pawn it off on the border states.

Problem is too understated a word. It’s a crisis on America’s Southern border with Mexico and has been brewing up for almost two years now. There’s detail that belongs in a seperate post but suffice to say that none of the disasters that have occurred to date – the vast crowds swarming at the border overwhelming law enforcement, pouring across into towns and cities in Texas and Arizona (the two worst affected states) who don’t have the social welfare, healthcare or law enforcement resources to cope, the countless dead bodies found in the desert, the huge amount of drug smuggling included and the deaths arising from that – none of this has caused the Biden Administration to shift off its ass and do something practical to bring it to a halt or even slow it down.

Over a year ago twenty one Governors wrote a letter to President Biden almost begging him to do something. In return they effectively got the back of his hand, not even bothering to visit the border regions to see for himself (same from his VP).

DeSantis and Abbot thus decided on what might be called Direct Action. As the logo above has it, if Democrats would not come to the border, they’d bring the border to the Democrats. They decided to start sending these illegal aliens on buses and planes to these Democrat Sanctuary cities:

Abbot chose Chicago as one of his targets, and the “mayor” of my second home predictably started squealing:

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Says Governor Abbott Is a ‘Man Without Morals’ After Bus of Illegals Arrives

Candidate Lori Lightfoot Gets Smushed by the Hypocrisy Truck

Lightfoot ships Illegals out of Chicago to suburb of Burr Ridge

That last one is a doozy.

“Chicago is and will continue to be a welcoming city. We are collaborating across various City departments and with local, state and community partners to ensure everyone who arrives in Chicago is greeted and treated with dignity and respect,” said Lightfoot.

“I am concerned neither the village administrator nor I were told about this,” Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso told WGN. “We want to know: Why Burr Ridge?”

They barely touched the Chicago tarmac before getting moved on – and there was no one from the city to greet them or show them where to go next, they just went from one bus to another. And that was with just a small fraction of those moved; so far Texas has sent about 7,900 to Washington, D.C. with another couple of thousand sent to New York City. The NYC mayor was squealing too:

[Mayor Adams said] ‘In this new and unforeseen reality, where we expect thousands more to arrive every week going forward, the city’s system is nearing its breaking point. As a result, the city’s prior practices, which never contemplated the bussing of thousands of people into New York City, must be reassessed.”

It should be noted that the city of El Paso – one of the sources of those buses to NYC – has had 1400 to 2000 illegals a day dumped on its streets by Biden’s Border Patrol for over a year now. Nobody in Washington D.C., Chicago or New York gave a shit.

But for all of Abbott’s efforts it was DeSantis who showed just how sharp a politician he is – and with an eye on the 2024 Presidential nomination – by doing something with just fifty illegals that was guaranteed to draw the Kardishan MSM in droves. He sent them to one of the toniest, wealthiest, Democratist parts of the USA: Martha’s Vineyard, 2nd (3rd) home to the likes of Barack Obama.

The Democrats promptly melted down.

Turtleboy News Senior Editor Aidan Kearney brings us an inside look into the agonizing conversations among the island’s residents as they are faced with a whopping 50 (FIFTY!) illegals flown in by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. (They’re already being removed from the island as of this morning)

And to a military base for good measure.

Looks like they’re gonna have to update their virtue signalling sign.

Given that a few people had inside access to some of the Vineyard Facebook and Twitter groups there was some interesting reveals of reactions from all these good Democrat voters as they turned on each other.

Actually that is the point. Obama certainly does have the space, as currently, his 8-bedroom mansion sits empty; it rests on on 29 acres (!), certainly enough to house a large tent city. Plenty of room for Porta Potties. Some good, solid Fear Of The Other too…

Get her locks changed? Why on earth would she want to do that; doesn’t she want to welcome the new additions with open arms? The best part of this thread is when they realize they’ve been found out and people are laughing at them:

The Highly Moral and Ethical Republicans of the NeverTrumper movement, filled with Civility Bullshit, weighed in on the evil DeSantis:

All this over fifty illegal aliens. Makes you want to send some El Paso size batches to Martha’s Vineyard. I loved this response to that prick:

In all seriousness, we are “under siege.” There is an invasion at the southern border. Why isn’t Biden doing anything? Because “doing something” would be admitting a massive mistake and he can’t have that less than two months from an election. So, he will allow enough fentanyl to flow across the border to kill every American living. Winning elections is more important than American lives I guess. And Biden has now allowed two million illegal aliens to simply walk or swim across the border. That is literally an attack on America Mr. Schmidt, you beer-bellied boob.

This is not a one-off. DeSantis has plans to send more illegal aliens to…. Delaware. Specifically the lovely beach town part of Delaware that’s a second home to none other than President Biden.

BTW, for those of you who are consumers of CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo, NBC, etc…. be aware that the screams about DeSantis facing criminal charges of “human trafficking” are being brought to you by the same people who pushed “The Walls Are Closing In” meme on Trump all these years. None other than Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley dumped on that. Meantime DeSantis summed it all up perfectly.

“Scrambling to get his cabinet together?…. It’s only when you have 50 illegal aliens end up in a wealthy rich sanctuary enclave that he decides to scramble on this..

Now we see, in New York and D.C., they used to beat their chests when Trump was in office, saying they are sanctuary jurisdictions. Then the minute Texas starts bussing there, they get very bent out of shape about it…these are just the beginning efforts. We got an infrastructure in place now. There is going to be a lot more that’s happening”

As an aside, if all this reminds you of a crucial argument in US history it should. Aside from slavery the Civil War was also supposed to put a stop to the idea that individual states can stiff-arm Federal law whenever it suits them.

Free men and unfree men

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Free men are willing to act, knowing they are free.

It’s not the task of blogs to report the news, let alone the latest news. Blogs are here to analyse things, in particular to try and extract meaning that the news does not have in its immediacy and its shallowness.

But sometimes there are news stories that fit so perfectly with things under discussion that they should be noted when they happen.

In this case it’s a story out of Philadelphia about a rape that occurred on a city commuter train.

A man whom officials identified as Fiston Ngoy sat down next to a woman at about 10 p.m. on a train that was traveling westbound on the Market-Frankford Line toward the 69th Street Transportation Center. Mr. Ngoy “attempted to touch her a few times,” said Andrew Busch, a spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, known as SEPTA.

The woman pushed back and tried to stop Mr. Ngoy from touching her, Mr. Busch said. “Then, unfortunately, he proceeded to rip her clothes off,” Mr. Busch said on Sunday.

The assault lasted about eight minutes, and no passengers in the train car intervened, the authorities said.

“I’m appalled by those who did nothing to help this woman,” Timothy Bernhardt, the superintendent of the Upper Darby Township Police Department, said on Sunday. “Anybody that was on that train has to look in the mirror and ask why they didn’t intervene or why they didn’t do something.”

Oh, but it gets worse…

Police Chief Thomas Nestel III said “as many as 10 people actually saw some part of the attack on this rider.” He said the police checked the surveillance video, “We were watching to see if somebody put a phone up to their ear indicating they might be calling 911. Instead, what we saw was people holding their phone up as if they were recording or taking pictures.

Then worse…

Ngoy is an illegal alien who entered legally on a student visa in 2012, but then overstayed. Court records show that Ngoy had multiple arrests and two misdemeanor convictions, one for controlled substances and one for sexual abuse.

He pleaded guilty to the sex charge in 2017 in Washington DC and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, and was then placed in immigration detention in January 2018.

However, Ngoy was never deported, because an immigration judge granted him a ‘withholding of removal’ in March 2019, after an appeals board found that his sex crime was not a ‘serious crime’ that made him eligible for removal.

Most of the foreign MSM and non-MSM reports I’ve seen about this incident have contained the obligatory journalist passages of prose that say things along the lines of “It’s hard to imagine what’s going on in the souls of people who would respond that way”, and yadda, yadda, yadda.

Sure, these people are horrible cowards and hardly any better than the attacker themselves, but how different are they from the judge and an appeals board that let him stay in the USA after deciding that his particular earlier sex crime was not a “serious crime”?

The fact is that the two sets of people create one another.

What if the people on the train had stepped in to punch and kick what at first sight was a homeless man with Minority Person Of Colour status? You think they would have been praised, especially if they were White Males, or would they have been trashed in the MSM? Not to mention facing perhaps the now condemnatory judicial system who freed the attacker from his previous crimes.

Before lifting a finger, unfree men must first decide whose permission they need to obtain, and what the judicial system is likely to do to them afterward. Free men are willing to act, knowing they are free.

Written by Tom Hunter

October 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Biden’s other little crises

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With the final departure of American troops from Afghanistan, it’s likely that attention on it will fall away. Of course this is assuming the Taliban and its ISIS and Al Qaeda friends don’t decide to indulge in some American hostage-taking, despite having hundreds, possibly thousands of such targets left behind in that begotten nation.

Barring that, attention will likely swing back to another crisis that has been ongoing for months now, even if the MSM has done it’s level best to ignore the story.

The almost complete collapse of control on America’s Southern border.

Earlier in the year the Administration’s excuse – rapidly and loudly repeated by the stenographers of the MSM – for the rapid rise in illegal immigrants crossing that border was that it was a Spring surge, such as had been seen before. The last couple of months have shown what bullshit that was.

Every month has seen higher numbers than ever and are the worst in over twenty years/ Also understand that these are “encounters” where the illegals have been met by Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. The numbers who have escaped detection are unknown of course, but certainly push the numbers much higher. It is now likely that 2021 will see two million illegal immigrants crossing that border.

While playing this down in public the Administration has been caught out when none other than the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, was heard on a leaked audio recording admitting the truth while talking to Border Patrol officers:

This is unsustainable. These numbers cannot continue. We cannot get to a point where we were a couple of weeks ago, and we’re gonna make sure that doesn’t happen… We’re looking at policy options.

Well duh! This has been known for months by anybody who cared to look, but as usual it was dismissed as partisan attacks. As for policies, one Border Patrol agent at the meeting made clear what the solution is:

“For those of us who have been around here long enough … we don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” one agent told Mayorkkas. “We’ve had this happen before. We know exactly how to shut it down. We need to make illegal entry illegal.”

Woah! Who knew?

As Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) pointed out:

The border crisis was predicted by an October 2020 national threat assessment from the Department of Homeland Security. Biden’s exemption of “unaccompanied alien minors from pandemic-related ‘Title 42’ instant expulsions to Mexico” and effective ending of interior removals for all those migrants who had successfully evaded Border Patrol as soon as he took office made the crisis rapidly worse.

Again. Duh!

One of the propaganda tropes used by the Democrats is that we can’t be heartless to families. Well…

The vast majority of border arrests so far this year have been adults traveling alone — more than 121,000 in May, and nearly 660,000 so far this year. That’s almost twice the total number of encounters in each of the last two years, and well over double the number for 2018. Why is that important? Because adults traveling without families or children are unlike the migrants you most often see featured in corporate media…

They are the ones trying to evade law enforcement. In practice, that means more high-speed car chases. It means small groups of men hiking across South Texas ranchlands, often in camouflage. It means more break-ins and burglaries, assaults on Border Patrol agents, stash houses and smugglers and organized crime. It means a fair number of these men — and they are mostly men — are trying to escape detection because they have criminal records.

The inevitable result has been a 56% increase so far in drug seizures over 2020, with opioids like fentanyl being foremost. What damage that is doing to the rest of the US will not be known until the drug OD deaths are counted up, but it will also mean a big increase on that front.

There’s also another public health danger involved here and it’s one that supposedly has the full attention of the Biden Administration as they scream about vaccinations and mask mandates – except when it comes to illegal immigrants:

The city of McAllen, TX says the federal government has released over 7,000 COVID positive migrants into their city since February, including over 1,500 new infected migrants in just the *last week alone*. A local state of disaster in McAllen has been declared.

The Federal agencies are not even being subtle about it. Check out these videos:

Biden has then had the gall to castigate Texas and Florida about rising numbers of cases of the Delta variant. Hardly a surprise given his own actions.

There’s more cold-hearted callousness where that came from too, Driver recalls trip with migrant children to Chattanooga:

David Alverson owns Nooga Shuttles. He says it’s not uncommon to get a call and not know who he’ll be driving. The company that booked the shuttle bus last Friday said it was for a government operation. David says he had no idea he was helping to transport kids coming from the border.

“As soon as they stepped out, up on the top where they got out of the airplane, I knew exactly what it was. It’s a little emotional,” Alverson told Channel 3.

Alverson says other children stayed on the plane, which flight records show left for New Jersey.
“You could see the little faces looking out all the windows,” he said. Alverson says his passengers appeared between the ages of eight and 14.

Alverson says the same company called again for help transporting children and he declined.
“Called him back and said we’re done. No more,” Alverson told Channel 3.

And what awaited them in Chattanooga?

After a child’s report of abuse at a Chattanooga facility housing migrant children, and then a teen who went missing from the facility, three U.S. lawmakers from Tennessee are again demanding answers from the federal government.

Police have charged a second woman in alleged sexual abuse at a facility that housed unaccompanied migrant children in Chattanooga, according to our sister station WTVC.

The Chattanooga Police Department announced Tuesday night that 22-year-old Florencia Guadalupe Renderos Morales has been charged with sexual battery by an authority figure. They say the victim was a child at La Casa de Sidney.

No wonder the owner of Nooga Shuttles said “no mas”. He has a conscience, unlike the Biden Administration.

As has happened before with such tides of humanity, the Democrat Party is proposing not better border control measures but amnesty for the illegal immigrants. They pulled this stunt back in the mid-1980’s, promising lots of money for various border control measures if only the GOP would agree to an amnesty for the then 3-4 million illegal immigrants thought to be living in the USA, thus putting an end to the problem. The GOP finally went for it, and Ronald Reagan signed it into law.

He later said that it was one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency.

And now in 2021, we’re not even talking about the often quoted figure of 11-15 million illegal immigrants, which is bad enough. The figure comes from the Census Bureau, but such people are the ones least likely to respond to such survey.

So a few years ago a bunch of academics from MIT and Yale decided to build a model based on solid stats like deportations, visa overstays, death rates and legal immigration rates over the last twenty years. They even low-balled all the inputs and fitted the most conservative assumptions they could because they figured that confirmation bias alone would thus produce a figure below 11.3 million. Instead they got a figure of 16.7 million. The results were published in 2018:

The modelers were astonished. As an on-again, off-again New Yorker, I’m not. 

Yet the full range of their model’s outputs is more astonishing still. Accepting, unlike most journalists, that their data contained a large degree of uncertainty, the authors ran their model with a variety of credible inputs literally a million times. The results within a 95 percent probability lay between 16 million and 29 million, with 22.1 million as the mean — or twice as many illegal immigrants as the Census Bureau figures imply. 

Mind, that Yale/MIT model produced half a million results in excess of 22.1 million, with a multitude spitting out estimates in the vicinity of 35 million or more.

A problem that is now between six and ten times as bad as when the original amnesty was applied. I don’t think even The Stupid Party will be tempted by that “solution” again. Frankly, given the backlash of such huge numbers suddenly becoming citizens, even a number of moderate Democrats might blanche – aside from the California ones of course, where it would reinforce their One Party stranglehold, and the Texas ones, with their dream of turning that state Blue.

But that leaves an awful status quo in place, one that’s now rapidly getting worse.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 2, 2021 at 12:30 am

How to write like a Journolist

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I’ve made reference before to one of my favourite US blogs, Althouse, produced by a now retired law professor living in Madison, Wisconsin. She’s been running the blog for fifteen years and is highly productive, usually punching out half-a-dozen posts per day while also apparently having a life.

One of the reasons I like her blog is that it’s quirky in the subjects it covers, though often deadly serious, and although a US Liberal she absolutely cannot stand bullshit from her own side of the fence, one example being her “civility bullshit” series of posts over the years.

Thus this post the other day on the MSM’s coverage of the Biden Administration’s new plan for “housing” illegal immigrants, starting with the WaPo’s article about one of these new “facilities”:

At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court. There is a bright blue hospital tent with white bunk beds inside. A legal services trailer has the Spanish word ‘Bienvenidos,’ or welcome, on a banner on its roof. There are trailers for classrooms, a barber shop, a hair salon. The facility has its own ambulances and firetrucks, as well as its own water supply…. the most colorful trailer is at the entryway, where flowers, butterflies and handmade posters still hang on its walls….”

Ann, who voted for Biden, wonders how this article would have been written had it been a Trump “facility”, starting with replacing words such as “butterflies, encircle, bienvenidos, flowers, handmade, colorful, welcome, bright, salon, basketball, soccer,  blue, beige, firetrucks, facility, classrooms, barber shop, white, banner….”

One of her commentators rises to the challenge of how it would have been written for Trump:

Crowded into less than 70 acres, dusty trailers huddle around a military style mess tent, a few basketball hoops and what we were told is a soccer field. There is an ominous, blue medical tent crammed with narrow, sterile bunk beds of the type one associates with mental wards of the last century. A legal services trailer with a banner on its roof reads ‘Bienvenidos,’ or welcome, an irony that could hardly be lost on those kept here away from family, friends and the promise of America. In a half-hearted gesture towards the basic needs of its young inmates, trailers never designed for the job have been pressed into service as makeshift classrooms, a barber shop and a hair salon. A grim-looking ambulance and firetrucks stand ready in recognition of the inevitable. The camp’s water trickles reluctantly from hurriedly drilled, shallow wells. Standing out in this largely beige world, one trailer near the entryway has been ham-handedly decorated with cheap posters featuring butterflies and flowers, their once bright colors fading rapidly under the glaring sun.

You see? Anybody can be a Journolist nowadays. All it requires is knowing how to write around the Narrative you’ve already decided upon in advance. Give that man a job at the MSM! But there are literally hundreds, probably thousands of examples of such double standards:

For satirical site The Babylon Bee, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel:

It staggers me that there are people who still believe the MSM and the shite that they serve up.

Written by Tom Hunter

February 24, 2021 at 7:56 pm

The Naif and The Wall

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This is basically a follow-up to The Veteran’s piece on Trump And The Wall, where there was some discussion as to why he didn’t get the money when his party controlled both the House and the Senate.

I’ve been quite open to the suggestion that Trump was doing in the USA what Winston Peters has done on immigration here in NZ. Winston has beaten that drum to his aged audiences for three decades now, appealing to nostalgic memories of “their” New Zealand – yet has done nothing practical to restrict immigration in the three coalition governments of which he’s been a part. The conclusion is that he has no desire to fix a problem because it helps him in election after election.

To be fair though, while Trump has also hammered away on this for about three decades, he has actually pushed his administration hard on stopping the flow of illegals across the border and deporting the ones they catch within the USA. So credit where credit is due. Unlike Winston he appears to mean it.

So why no money for The Wall? Well there are “technical” reasons for that, but they’re overshadowed by a far bigger factor. His own party, the GOP, has as little interest in restricting illegal immigration as the Democrats do, for entirely different reasons.

The Democrats, especially their activists, firmly believe they have a lock on the Latino vote and often boast about how this rising demographic will bury the GOP and assure them permanent power in D.C, much as they have in the one-party state that is California. Adding another 11-15 million illegals to the voter roles by hook or by crook, is the aim here.

There’s also the fact that such cheap labour fuels many of their backers, and the GOP are almost totally on-board with this. Companies – often the same ones giving money to the Democrats – will scream their brains out should wages rise in these low-profit businesses.

California again is a prime example, where the massive horticulture industry would likely collapse without cheap, easily disposed-of illegal workers. Not to mention all the nannies and gardeners in the state, which is why the following comments in 2015 were largely ignored by Democrat activists:

Bernie Sanders:  Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal. 

Ezra Klein:  Really? 

Bernie Sanders:  Of course. That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there is no United States. …
You know what youth unemployment is in the United States of America today? If you’re a white high school graduate, it’s 33 percent, Hispanic 36 percent, African American 51 percent. You think we should open the borders and bring in a lot of low-wage workers, or do you think maybe we should try to get jobs for those kids

Poor Bernie. He’s really out of touch.

The Democrats approach to stuffing Trump on this issue has been twofold.

First, they’ve worked outside the Federal process and ignored Federal laws on illegal immigrants,  laws passed with large bi-partisan majorities in previous years. The “resistance” of “sanctuary cities”, where Democrat mayors and minions have actively aided criminals to avoid arrest and deportation by Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE), has been an interesting throwback to the days of Confederate-style secessionism. The Democrats haven’t changed on that front, although I’m sure their tune would change should GOP-controlled areas decide to ignore Federal laws on abortion and gun control.

Second, they – and the GOP – used the technicalities of parliamentary budget making to gum up the process of getting money for the wall.

The money was not allocated in the 2017 or 2018 budgets for the simple reason that, while every allocation can pass in the House with a simple majority (like NZ’s parliament, a one vote majority is enough), in the Senate that allocation requires 60 Senate votes, and the GOP only had 51. The only Budget feature that can pass the Senate on a simple 51 vote majority is the Budget Resolution – but it has no force of law and is not signed by the President. It’s just a framework outlining the overall spending and the spending plans for each of the 12 parts of the Budget: it doesn’t allocate any actual spending. It’s almost always passed on a partisan vote, but then the House and Senate committees get to work on the spending allocation details in their respective areas.

The only way around this would be to use the Budget Reconciliation approach – but that also requires 51 Senate votes and there was no certainty that every GOP Senator would vote for it, given the drastic nature of the change. In any case, Mitch McConnell refused to do so, and Trump passed up his opportunity for a huge fight over this issue in the 2017 bill, thinking he could have another crack at it in 2018. This is where Trump proved to be a naif in the dirty world of D.C. politics:

“Well, I was going to veto the omnibus bill and Paul told me in the strongest of language, ‘Please don’t do that, we’ll get you the wall.’ And I said, ‘I hope you mean that, because I don’t like this bill,’” the president recounted in an exclusive Wednesday interview with The Daily Caller.

“Paul told me in the strongest of terms that, ‘please sign this and if you sign this we will get you that wall.’ Which is desperately needed by our country. Humanitarian crisis, trafficking, drugs, you know, everything — people, criminals, gangs, so, you know, we need the wall.”

“And then he went lame duck,” Trump said.

“And once he went lame duck, it was just really an exercise in waving to people and the power was gone so I was very disappointed. I was very disappointed in Paul because the wall was so desperately needed. And I’ll get the wall.”

Wah, wah, wah. Given how often Trump had bashed Ryan on the campaign trail as a squish on this subject (and others), and given the bashing that Ryan had returned during the GOP primary, Trump was a bloody fool to have taken Ryan’s word for this. Ryan’s attitude toward illegal immigration is little different from Pelosi’s – both informed by Catholic “compassion”.

In business a deal often can be win-win – business usually does not work for long otherwise – but in politics you can often “win” by simply not getting a deal. Trump does not recognise that fact.

I’m not sure if even a parliamentary wizard like LBJ could have got the money – although I would not have bet against the man, considering some of the wins he pulled off as Senate Majority Leader and then President – but Trump simply never had the skills or knowledge of their wants and needs to arm-twist a few Democrat Senators to get to 60 votes on spending for the wall.

He has zero chance of getting the money via this route now, but every chance of continuing to beat a drum that could help him and hurt the Democrats in 2020, since the issue is not on the Democrat’s side, despite the long-running best efforts of they and their MSM operatives to weaponise compassion on the subject.

So now we’re at the point where Trump’s only choice is to somehow re-direct money already budgeted and use that to start building a wall. Again, that can be done, given what politicians can do with even black-letter legal legislative language. But again, I’m not sure that Trump and his minions have the shithouse rat cunning needed.

Written by Tom Hunter

January 31, 2019 at 9:22 pm

Political Activists in Cassocks

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Today’s Australian carries a couple of interesting headlines.

New Zealand blocks holidaying refugees coming from Nauru


Nauru claims refugees are trying to return

The first headline is self explanatory while the second refers to forty or so of the many illegal immigrants resettled in the USA who find life in the States is too tough and want to return to their concentration camp on Nauru Island.  Apparently you have to work for a living in the US.

Nauru - Day 3

(pic stolen from The Australian)

A few weeks ago Adolf sat through a Sunday sermon delivered by a highly educated woman with a pommy accent who told the congregation Australia is running a concentration camp in Nauru.

Some concentration camp.   
Inmates can go on holiday whenever they please, run businesses in the local towns and have their children sent to Australia for medical treatment, the latter paid for by Australian tax payers.
The Anglican Church needs to have a good hard look at the impostors it admits to its pulpits.

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November 16, 2018 at 12:04 am

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300 Drowned

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While the mesmerized world watched a cave in Thailand, three hundred people drowned last week.

Not a word of this did one see in the media of the western world.  You see, the dead were illegal immigrants from North Africa.  It is reported seven hundred thousand of them are camped in Libya, waiting to get across the Med.

Chris Hogben, NCA head of operations for organised immigration crime, said rescue boats manned by non-governmental organisations were inadvertently aiding people smugglers.
The NGOs are supposed to rescue people once they are more than 12 miles from the Libyan coast, but come in much closer, he said.
He said: “They make it easier for the crime groups who now send a boat with not enough fuel on purpose as they know they will be picked up.”
The details emerged at a briefing on Project Invigor, a joint NCA, Home Office, Coastguard, Border Force and Crown Prosecution Service operation, costing £14million a year to run.
Around 140 officers make up the squad which has 250 live investigations into organised gangs trying to sneak people into the UK and those forging documents to aid them and keep illegal immigrants here.
The main sources for migrants into Europe are Libya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Niger and Afghanistan. Mr Dowdall said that smugglers collectively make up to £6billion a year charging would-be migrants.

Australians should note well the policies of the Labor Party which would reopen the country’s boundaries to thousand of people like these – same colour, same fanatical religious zeal, different part of the world.

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July 9, 2018 at 11:39 pm

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No Matter What They Said, No matter What They Did………….

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While the US enemy media continues to gin up fake news in its war against Trump, events conspire to frustrate them.

New jobs and the number of people re-entering the workforce are on the rise.  Why?  Because businesses are confident Trump will deliver better trading conditions.

“….Labor Department reported a higher than expected 235,000 new jobs were created in February. This came on the heels of a report earlier in the week from ADP and Moody’s Analytics showing 298,000 new private sector jobs in the same month. Better yet, the Labor Department report showed strong wage growth and that 340,000 workers who sensed better prospects came off the sidelines and re-entered the workforce. This addresses a key critique of the weak Obama era recovery after the 2008 financial panic: namely, that the low reported unemployment rate was misleading because of the large number of working age Americans who stopped looking for work and were therefore not counted in official government unemployment statistics.”

Since the election, the number of illegal immigrants entering from Mexico has fallen by a massive forty percent.  So Trump’s wall already is proving effective, even before it is built.

Not a bad start, by any account.   More jobs and less illegals.

Humpty Trumpty was having a ball
Humpty Trumpty has a great wall
All of the Democrats and all of their shills
Couldn’t stop Trumpty from giving then Hell.

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March 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm

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