Sunday, June 30, 2019

Grandparents Came Here Legally Is Nonsense Argument

There were no laws until 98 years ago
We've all heard the talking point over immigration how "my grandparents came here legally". Of course they did. This was because up until the 'Emergency Quota Act' in 1921 there were no set quotas. Nor rules on the number of refugees seeking asylum until 1924 when United States passed it's first 'Immigration Act'. So yeah, of course grandma, grandpa, the relatives and all their kids could simply come in and make themselves at home.

It wasn't until 1934 when the United States starting turning away refugees from Nazi Germany. However even a many of these who did sneak in illegally were given amnesty by President Truman in 1945. Since that time our immigration and refugee laws have been changing repeatedly every few years..

Timeline of events in immigration law, asylum and border policy

So next time you hear some dummkopf whose grandparents are (or would be today) over 98 spouting about coming here legally with government approval ... know the facts.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Warren Voices Support Of Busing

New York Post
Elizabeth Warren voices support of busing amid Harris-Biden feud
"Warren is a co-sponsor of a bill that would provide $120 million in federal funding for localities to increase school diversity — including through busing programs."

Nice Try. No Cigar Warren. It no longer applies. Busing for either private or public schools should be the least of anyone's concerns. That was back then. Long before public school budgets were required to support charter schools. Charter schools have become another way to restart segregation. Many parents are now enrolling their kids in these charter schools based on their ethnic and religious enrollments.

If everyone were truthful they'd admit they are most comfortable with their own kind. It may not be right, but it's the uncomfortable reality in which we live. When public schools held the monopoly busing was one of the solutions. This is no longer the case. How we deal with this now I'm not certain. One thing I do know. The more we focus on our differences the greater they become. Thus "school choice" is a greater deterrent to where we need to be.

I believe public schools are our only solution. Problem is the monopoly they'd hold over taxpayers if there were no alternatives. Quite a dilemma isn't it?

Unseen Footage From The Democratic Debate

Seriously.. if you thought the Democrats went after each other
remember the Republican debate back in 2012?

Speaking of the 2012 debate..
Remember when Newt favored a plan like Obama's DACA program?

Even Moses led Israelites to seek a better life.

Goes to show how "far-right" the republican party has moved since Trump ascended to the throne

Friday, June 28, 2019

Biden Got His Butt Kicked

That certainly didn't go well for him in the first debate. Relax Joe there's 11 more planned. OMG.. say it isn't so!

I've said for some time Joe should have quit while he was ahead. He reached the top of his game under the guardianship of Obama. Never thought much of him beyond that.

Close you eyes. Kamala Harris's voice, passion and inflection when she speaks sounds like Michelle Obama's.

It's become apparent these women in Washington have now become the new face in politics. They're much more blunt and decisive. If Trump ends up debating Kamala it won't be a walk in the park for him like it was with Hillary. If Donald attempts to insult and intimidate Kamala with his onstage antics he better wear a metal cup. It won't be pretty.

Look out Trump. She's coming for you!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ain't Looking Good For Kids Being Held At Border

Games always these stinking games. In anyone else's world this would qualify as kidnapping and holding kids for ransom. These detention camps won't even allow agencies to give donations.

New York Post:
Pelosi caves on House border bill, backs Senate version Trump supports--"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abandoned a plan to require more stringent care requirements."

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

No More School Snow Days?

Lancaster Online
Legislation would allow schools to replace snow days with 'flexible instructional days'
"A bill working its way through the state Senate could spell the end of traditional snow days at some Pennsylvania schools... would allow public schools to replace up to five snow days with flexible instructional days, during which students complete web-based assignments at home."

"assignments at home"...Yeah Right!
You do realize in some countries they have school year round? This means our kids (and teachers) would have less then a half a year. Yet both teachers are paid and students would be credited for a full year.

In 2015 the U.S. ranked 14th in education.... 24th in literacy.

Bunch Of Thoughts On Today's Headlines

Absolutely not. None of today's generation were owned by farmers. That ship has sailed. If someone feels they've been dealt an injustice take it up in the courts. This was never an option for their ancestors. Then there is the question of who should get these reparations. What about all the white descendants of those who fought in the confederacy to free slaves? Should they not get a piece of the pie too? More importantly if there's any compensation to be made should it come from former "the confederacy" that no longer exist? After all they're the ones who should be held accountable. Not the current government that evolved after the civil war.

Forgiveness Of Government Loans For College
Who really doesn't believe colleges won't see this as a cash cow and raise tuitions accordingly? Hey if we're gonna "forgive" these kid's loans what about all the suckers who came before them? What about mom and pop who are hurting in retirement after they fulfilled their obligations? Shouldn't they receive a rebate check? What's next comping those 10,000's of people who lost their FHA financed homes during the 2008 subprime lending crash? Life has risks. People should understand the risk before signing these contracts. Can't afford it... don't do it!

Biden Says, "Dreamers Should Be Made Citizens:
That wasn't part of Obama's deal. The deal was they could stay (for now). But still had to get back in line like everybody else waiting to apply for citizenship. Biden is trying to change the goalpost far from the Obama administration's. When it comes to Biden as far as I'm concerned he reached his career high when he became Vice President under Obama. He made a good vice president. As far as becoming president... that's over his ability. He needs to retire.

The Iran Situation
Trump has been chomping at the bit to break Iran for years. Even though his bullying and threats have been tolerated by other nations.. Iran ain't going to be one of them. For one thing China gets most of it's oil from Iran (which is something to factor). The other is Iran considers it (rightly or wrongly) their neighborhood. They resent the U.S. poking around Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and all the other middle east countries in their neck of the woods. Think of it this way. What would the United States do if it were Iran poking around ours. I didn't say whether this is right or wrong, but rather a situation coming from their point of view. Oh and one more elephant in the room worth mentioning... OIL.

The Upcoming Elections
Right now none of them are worth spit to me. As this plays out maybe I'll feel otherwise. It's tough for me to decide who has the screwiest ideas. Trump or the other 24 (and counting).

Here's the qualities in a candidate I'm looking for. #1 the person who can calm this divisiveness down. #2 Restore trust with other nations that we won't break the promises we make and our policies aren't all over the map from one day to the next. #3 Someone who realizes we can't continue to spend 10's of trillions of dollars we don't have knowing there will come a day of reckoning for it. #4 Someone who can restore confidence, speak positively towards our nation's institutions and other people. In other words stand in complete opposite to this president. #5 A person who has the sense of humor and inspirational speech capacity of Ronald Reagan with the capabilities of Franklin Roosevelt.

I really truly don't want to vote in one more election for the lesser of two evils. I've done too many of these.

Trump Election Strategy?

Slaveowners Got Reparations

New York Times
When Slaveowners Got Reparations
"On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill emancipating enslaved people in Washington, the end of a long struggle. But to ease slaveowners’ pain, the District of Columbia Emancipation Act paid those loyal to the Union up to $300 for every enslaved person freed."... Enslaved African-Americans got nothing..

I wasn't aware of this. Musta slept through that day's history class.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Ross Perot In 1992 On NAFTA


On this issue Trump isn't wrong...

Where Trump and I disagree is tariffs aren't a solution. Any trade agreement should include minimum wage and benefit requirements for workers on both sides. This plus import caps. As far as I'm concerned any U.S. company that wants to do business in a third world country should be required to pay foreign workers near the same wages as they would here. Failure to do so would incur non deductible tax penalties.

I'd also require foreign manufactures to meet these same requirements for goods they wish to export to the United States. If these countries fail to match U.S. wages in-kind tariffs would be imposed to offset the difference.

Yes I voted for Ross Perot. It's a shame American voters blew it when they had the chance. He could have straightened out our budget too. Unfortunately the powers that be made him out to be a boring screwball [a hand grenade with a bad haircut]. Yeah well... look where we are now some 27 years later. Almost everything he said has been proven right. Talk about learning the hard way!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Another Trump Whopper

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Anyone Remember What "Pedal Pushers" Were?

Sheb Wooley dedicated a song to them


If the tune sounds a bit familiar, it should.


He also had many hits under his persona known as Ben Colder.


His real name was Shelby Fredrick.
He passed away Sept. 16, 2003 at 82

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Who Deported More Obama Or Trump?

Trump's immigration enforcement lags behind Obama's first term in office
"However, while cracking down on illegal immigration has been a signature issue for the Republican president, arrests and deportations under his administration have so far fallen behind Democratic former President Barack Obama’s first term in office, from 2009-2013. The following is a breakdown"....

Check out the article's information or for a quick take LOOK AT THESE CHARTS

Seems to me with all the whining and crying for more funding Obama did a lot more without creating a manufactured crisis.

Monday, June 17, 2019

United States Treats Rest Of World Like A Dump

A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nations-- Last year, the equivalent of 68,000 shipping containers of American plastic recycling were exported from the US to developing countries that mismanage more than 70% of their own plastic waste.

I made this video in October 2007
about how we can make a difference.

It's gotten a lot worse then it was 12 years ago when I made this video. I'm sure a bunch of people don't give a crap. They soon will. Other countries are starting to refuse taking our so-called recyclables.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Another Pyramids Theory

This video has over 13 million views. Looks like I'm not the only one who found it interesting. I came across it when I was researching the contents of granite stone. The type of stone widely used by ancient builders. I discovered usually 50% of it is composed of quartz. Was it because of it's piezoelectric properties? And that's what led me to this...

Makes you wonder doesn't it?

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Think Flint Water Was Bad Look At This

What kind of country have we become?
This shouldn't have become a problem in the first place!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Question For You On School Funding

Every year around this time when school taxes start becoming due people bemoan having to pay taxes on their property.

Any one have another idea how schools could be funded?

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

How Biden Handles Protestors

How Trump Handles Protestors (March 2016)

How Obama Handles Protestors (November 2016)


Monday, June 10, 2019

Both Sides Of United States Political Parties

One side is constantly whining how they are be mistreated on the internet and in the media. This same side complains about the homeless in big city streets (without offering solutions). It engages in derogatory name calling for people they disagree with. Attempts to force into submission financially bankrupting other nations whom we have differences. Change the terms of our long standing agreements on a whim nearly without notice creating instability. Ignoring and imposing their will on nearly half of the others who so too live in this country whom they blame stand in their way if they dare speak.

On the other side. A group of progressives who overstate the governments ability to solve all the world and peoples' problems. One which is too willing to try and appease those who would take advantage of their good intentions. A tendency to over regulate as opposed to the other side which under regulates. A group who relies too much on the goodness of people in other countries over the threat their governments pose.

Where I Stand On A Few Things
Immigration. Yeah sure I'd like to help people in other countries. The key words are-- "in other countries". We can't allow unlimited migration onto our boat. It would sink. I'd prefer we do everything possible to make their countries more attractive so they don't leave it in the first place. Some of this can be accomplished through foreign aid. What would be more significant is tax incentives for American companies to locate jobs for these folks in their home countries. This would provide us with more affordable goods. At the same time be cheaper then fighting them at the border and providing freebies when they end up here. Wouldn't hurt these company's bottom lines either.

Trade Agreements. When you make an agreement you stick to it. You don't make one then impose tariffs willy nilly. Nobody trust liars who break their word.

Sanctions. You screw them-- they'll screw you by organizing with other nations we'd rather they not align themselves. In business sometimes you succeed in destroying another company. When it comes to world governments it ends up with wars against those attempting to impoverish it. Rising water floats all boats. United States isn't the only tin can on the dump. A country's greatness is not measured by how much it can throw it's weight around. Rather it's ability to unite even those who disagree. Peace and prosperity cannot be achieved under the threat of sword. It never has. It never will.

Ethics and morality. If a given society doesn't have enough reputable people it will not sustain. There's no amount of threatening government or church laws which can change this. Either the will of the people have them or they don't.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wonder Why People Want Medicare For All?

I agree. I've never been happier since I'm on Medicare. My past experience with private insurance sucked!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Just Because Trump Says It...