Illegal Aliens Create Problems for the US

2021 March 4
by bc3b

Since Joe Biden became president there has been a huge surge in illegal immigration as people in camps along the border enter the country and new caravans of illegal aliens head north.

More than 100 illegal immigrants released by the Border Patrol into Texas since late January have tested positive for the coronavirus following their arrival, officials in a city on the U.S.-Mexico border tell Fox News.

Felipe Romero, a spokesperson for Brownsville, said Wednesday that the 108 positives represent 6.3 percent of the number of total migrants who have been rapid-tested at the city’s main bus station, where they are being released by the Border Patrol. Rapid testing of the individuals began there on Jan. 25.

He added that Brownsville does not have the authority to prevent those who test positive from traveling elsewhere in the U.S. — and are advising them to quarantine, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and socially distance.

Sources at the White House told Fox News on Wednesday it is aware of instances where individuals may continue to travel despite testing positive and being told to quarantine — yet the federal guidance remains for them to isolate.

So the same government that pushes its citizens to wear masks (even double masks), practice social distancing and robbed people of its liberties because of COVID-19 not only admits untested people into the country illegally, but also releases 108 (and who knows how many more) who tested positively into the US general population.

While we’re on the subject of illegal immigration: 13 illegal aliens died when a 1997 Ford Expedition, loaded with 25 people was hit broadside by a gravel hauler. A Ford Expedition is built to carry no more than eight people Loading three times the weight a vehicle was designed to carry affects the handling and stability. The Expedition was 24 years old and you can bet it was not well maintained. Fortunately no Americans were killed. Illegal aliens affect our lives in so many ways – none positive.

Hat tip:  KFOX-TV

It’s All About Identity

2021 March 3
by bc3b

Until 30-40 years ago, personnel decisions were based primarily on merit and the person best-suited to do the job. Of course, some other factors came into play – a person’s personal appearance, grooming, personality, speaking ability, etc.

Today that all has changed and there’s no greater proof than Richard/Rachel Levine. Prior to Joe Biden selecting him/her/it as his nominee for assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Levine served as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health under leftist governor Tom Wolf.

What is Richard’s/Rachel’s #1 claim to fame? Pennsylvania was one of 5-6 states that sent people infected with COVID-19 to nursing homes; some others being New York, New Jersey, Michigan and California. Of course, immediately before implementing this action, Richard/Rachel moved his/her/its mother out of a nursing home.

During confirmation proceedings, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asked some tough, but necessary, questions regarding transgender treatments for children and Dr. Levine’s opinions about them. As assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Levine will play a major role in decision-making, so Senator Paul’s questions were necessary. Most Republicans, independents and even members of the GLBTQ community agree that children are too young to make life-changing decisions – decisions that will alter the course of their lives … decisions they may regret later.

As would be expected, Senator Paul – a medical doctor himself – has come under fire by CNN, USA Today the Washington Post and the rest of the leftist media. In a saner era Dr. Levine would have been quickly dismissed as someone with severe mental issues and too unstable to be a top government official. Today he/she/it is celebrated as a trailblazer. That’s a trail we would be best not going down.

If you consult the mainstream news media on a regular basis, you’ve probably heard that last Thursday was a red-letter day in American history – an occasion for dancing in the streets from Bangor to Burbank, and for socially distanced champagne toasts from Key West to Ketchikan. Why? Because, for the first time ever, a transgender nominee for a government office was up for Senate confirmation. That nominee was Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s pick for Assistant Secretary for Health.

Is Rachel a great, or even a competent, physician? Who cares? It’s 2021, and Rachel is trans!

Rachel’s birth name was Richard, though there’s no way you could tell that from, say, Wikipedia. (In fact, on the “talk” page for Rachel’s Wikipedia entry, you can see anxious contributors earnestly debating how to deal with the ticklish fact that Rachel had a bar mitzvah, not a bas mitzvah.) Now aged 63, Rachel transitioned a decade ago and was divorced a couple of years later. Neither Rachel’s ex nor their two children appear to have attended the hearing.

Importantly, Rachel is not only a trans person; Rachel is a trans activist, a self-described champion of transgender youth. Meaning what? Meaning, among much else, that Rachel supports giving puberty blockers to children who say they’re the opposite sex, and is open to ordering “gender-confirmation” surgery to kids under age 18 with or without parental permission.

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Maybe Biden Won’t Make It Until Next Spring

2021 March 2
by bc3b

Things keep adding up.

We’re now six weeks or so into the sham presidency of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and already the end of the Biden era seems near.

A bumbling shell of a man, constantly attended by his wife, Jill, and with the lengthening shadow of his vice president, Kamala Harris, looming in the background, Biden seems incapable of doing anything except signing the slew of executive orders his handlers shove under his nose until at last, exhausted, his team “calls a lid” on his workday and packs him back off upstairs at the White House for a nice lie-down before noontime.

It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic—or perhaps it would be tragic if it weren’t so funny. No one has ever mistaken Biden for an intellectual; indeed he has long acted like the bully at the end of an Irish bar, full of bluster and braggadocio, without being able in the slightest to back up his boasts.

Harris in the Wings

The good news is, he’s not likely to be there very long. The bad news is who might replace him: In Harris—the daughter of two foreign-born parents who was raised by them in Canada, and who garnered no support from the Democrat primary electorate during her short, disastrous campaign for the top spot on the 2020 ticket—we have one of the most dangerous prospective presidents ever. As I wrote in April 2018:

“Imagine a combination of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and you’ve got Kamala Harris, the current seat-warming senator from California who, like Obama, is using the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body as a resume-puncher before swiftly moving on to bigger things: the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination.

“She combines Obama’s race with Hillary’s sex, and as identity politics goes these days, that’s going to be tough to beat. The other bruited candidates—Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden—are superannuated white men who won’t stand a chance once the usual suspects on the Left begin massing, chanting, and rioting.”

Well, as predicted, we got the massing, chanting, and rioting, but Harris couldn’t keep up her end of the bargain. So once it became clear she wasn’t going to get to the Oval Office under her own steam, the Democrat/Obama brain trust one year ago persuaded other competing candidates (Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar) to drop out just before Super Tuesday to clear the way for Biden, with the proviso that Harris be his choice for veep. Et voila …

And yet, already the knives out for the hapless figurehead, who mangled his way through a short speech in Texas the other day, fracturing some names and mush-mouthing others. “What am I doing here?” he exclaimed in frustration. “I’m going to lose track here.”

Good question—and Biden’s not alone in wondering. A month before the election last year, Nancy Pelosi mysteriously brought up the subject of the 25th amendment, which allows for the replacement of an incapable president by means of a Cabinet-level coup or via a commission of doctors, shrinks, and has-been politicians. Lest you think the House speaker was thinking of Trump, think again. “This is not about President Trump,” she said flatly.

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If Biden is forced to resign, it’s a great opportunity for Trump and the GOP to attack media credibility.

Which Came First – Woke or Broke?

2021 March 1
by bc3b

Here’s an interesting slant by Daniel Greenfield – one I hadn’t thought of. Are companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s going to go broke because they are going woke or are the companies going woke because they are going broke (losing sales, particularly to the white, liberal elitist market)?

“Get woke, go broke”, is a conservative meme about the cost of political correctness that has it the wrong way around. Brands don’t go broke because they get woke, they go woke because they’re going broke, and don’t know how to stop the slow but steady collapse of their business.

The big brands that go woke infuriate conservatives because, like Coke, Gillette, or Nike, they have a storied name that seems entwined with America and the success of capitalism. But it’s those old, familiar brands that go woke because their products and business models are dated. Virtue signaling is their way of adapting to a changing market without really innovating. Behind every big woke brand is a company slowly going broke and with no clue what to do about it.

The wokeness vocabulary joins the thesaurus of corporate buzzwords used by executives trying to hide from their investors that they don’t know what they’re doing. Making headlines for their wokeness changes the conversation from their business model to their politics. Touting a brand as socially responsible evades questions about its financial viability.

Take Coke, please.

Coca-Cola’s global sales fell 28% in the second quarter of 2020 from $10 billion to $7.15 billion. The corporate giant blamed the pandemic which had shuttered movie theaters and bars, and began cutting its small brands while concentrating on its big signature brands.

But Coke was struggling even long before the pandemic.

Despite all the international marketing, North America is still the biggest soda market. And the average American is down to drinking 40 gallons of soda from 50 gallons two decades ago. The shift was driven by the same demographic that tends to go woke, young white urban lefties, who became more likely to drink bottled water. Coke chased them by going into bottled water and vitamin drinks, but also by shifting away from a family brand once associated with Santa.

Santa and the polar bears reflected a Coke that was marketed to children. But fewer parents are comfortable with their children living off soda. That’s why one survey found that the number of children drinking over 3 cans of soda a day fell from 10% to 3.3%. The drop in soda consumption, once again, was heaviest among younger and wealthier urban white lefties.

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2021 February 28
by bc3b

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How Bad Is Biden’s Condition?

2021 February 27
by bc3b

How long before he’s gone from the presidency, one way or another?

Joe Biden ran one of the strangest campaigns in presidential history – no major rallies … only brief interviews with friendly media. He basically campaigned from his basement while the media covered for him.

Now, by hook or crook, he is president of the United States. Even Democrats are concerned about his having total control over nuclear codes. He makes very few appearances. Dr. Jill, his primary caregiver, is always by his side and often answers questions directed at him or tries to clarify his gaffes. Here are recent examples from Texas and Hispanic television.

No date has been announced for the State of the Union, which will make it the latest in modern history. Could it be that the same handlers who were afraid of what Biden would say on the campaign trail now are scared of what would happen if he addresses both houses of Congress on national television?

Dan Bongino was a guest on Hannity and discussed Biden’s mental state.

BONGINO: “But on this nuclear football story, you know, I’m not kidding, when the producers sent this to me, I had to read this twice. I thought, ‘Is this ‘The Babylon Bee’? Is this ‘The Onion’?’ This is a real story.”

HANNITY: “You thought it was fake news, right?”

BONGINO: “No, I’m not kidding. I thought, ‘Is he trying to be funny about this?’ This is a real story. These are Democrats. You said it in your opening segment, I hope everybody didn’t miss the line. Is there something these Democrats aren’t telling us? It was something I warned about before the election I was getting from my sources. Sean, again, it gives me absolutely no joy in saying this, and I mean that, he is in real significant trouble, Joe Biden. And listen to me. Everyone around him, everyone knows it. Everyone knows it. This is the scandal, that they are not telling you how bad his condition really is.”

HANNITY: “You are a former Secret Service agent. Are you saying that if we were to bring on Secret Service agents, they would confirm what you are saying?”

BONGINO: “Well, they call it the Secret Service for a reason, but I maintain a lot of contacts outside of even law enforcement, and I’m telling you, from what I’ve heard from people in my network, everyone knows how bad it is. Everyone. It’s not a mystery. It is the worst-kept secret in the White House. And how they can — think about this. We are only in the second month of this. How bad is this going to be four years from now? This is a serious problem. It’s not a joke.”

HANNITY: “That would mean a cover-up, concealing something from the American people, potentially. Again, I’m not a doctor. I’m not going to play one on TV. I’m not going to play one on radio. My own observation, Matt, is if you go back 4 years, 10 years ago, he looks weak and frail and he’s obviously struggling cognitively. I’m not making a medical diagnosis, but the reality is everybody sees it and there’s only a few of us willing to talk about it and be honest about it.”

When the time comes, the media in concert with the Democratic Party will turn on Biden in unison, forcing him from the presidency.
When do you think the Biden presidency will end?
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Joe Biden's struggles more worrisome than laughable
The more public appearances Biden makes, the sooner his presidency will end. I don’t think he’s making the Sign of the Cross.