"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Wednesday's video: We remember Winston Churchill 1874-1965
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 11:30 PM
How not to shut down the government
Twenty hours later, and the left is furious. Leftists are calling him “Sellout Schumer.” They are disappointed, to say the least.
In fact, we just saw a perfect example of how not to shut down the government.
First, shutting down the federal government is a high-risk play. The main reason is that you are hurting the military, a group that most Americans love. As I saw over and over on social media, the military moms were furious that their sons’ pay was frozen over DACA. Bad move, to say the least.
Second, shutting down the government requires a united party. In fact, the party was not united when many senators did not play ball. From North Dakota to Alabama to West Virginia to Missouri to Indiana, these senators did not want to close the government over DACA.
So why did Senator Schumer cry “uncle”? Because he bit off more than he could chew. He jumped into the ocean without taking into account that it was full of sharks.
Yes, this is a victory for President Trump. I see it as also a victory for common sense.
We will have a DACA solution that makes sense rather than amnesty. Some of these “DREAMers” will be legalized and given a chance to stay in the U.S. At the same time, it will come with serious improvements on border security and other immigration law enforcement.
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Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 10:30 PM
A million of legal immigrants every year!
Interesting bit of info: The United States already allows over a million people to obtain permanent resident status every year. (https://t.co/53g8Ln92fK)— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 24, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 9:30 PM
June 2006: Saddam was a terrorist!
We remember this article from June 2006:
"A newly released document appears to provide evidence that in 1999 the Taliban welcomed "Islamic relations with Iraq" to mediate among the Taliban, the Northern Alliance and Russia, and that the Taliban invited Iraqi officials to Afghanistan.These documents, as well as Saddam's track record between the 1991 cease fire and March 2003, made a strong case that he was a terrorist up to no good.
The document, captured in Iraq but never before seen by the public, offers glimmers of new insight at the Pentagon's Foreign Military Studies Office Web site. The FMSO is a research and analysis center under the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command.
This particular document mentions two men with similar names, each with ties to Pakistani religious schools known as madrassas, Jihad training camps, the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
It's a shame that this whole issue was politicized by the Democrats.
It's a shame because it was Democrats who told us that Saddam had WMD's, ties to terrorism and represented a threat to all.
After all, we remember what Senator Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats, said on the Senate floor during the Iraq debates. We also remember President Clinton and VP Gore making the case against Iraq in the late 1990's.
Saddam was a terrorist. Saddam had strong ties to terrorism. Last but not least, the UN was too corrupt to do anything about it.
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 9:00 PM
2006: Remember when Cuba was put on a Human Rights Commission?
Why do we waste our time with the UN?
This is not fiction but rather a headline:
"Cuba wins seat on U.N. Human Rights Council By PABLO BACHELET"
They say that it's a procedural step. In other words, it's Cuba's turn to serve on the council.
This is a travesty. Cuba is one of the world's worst violators of human rights. The Castro regime has no business sitting in a Human Rights Commission, whether it is one second or one week.
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 8:30 PM
2006: Remember when Senator Kerry's resolution got 6 votes!
Back in June 2006, it was put up or shut up in the US Senate.
Sen. Kerry put a resolution to a vote and 6 Democrats were willing to go on record calling for a withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2006:
Barbara Boxer of California
Robert Byrd of West Virginia
Russ Feingold of Wisconsin
Tom Harkin of Iowa
Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts
John Kerry of Massachusetts
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 8:00 PM
We salute fathers, uncles and grandfathers
Let me send a special greeting to all of the fathers. I believe that the following quote applies to me and so many of us:
"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."(Mark Twain, in "Bringing Up Father," Reader's Digest, September 1937)
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 7:30 PM
Hillary Clinton is not running in 2020
Let me say it again. Hillary Clinton is not going to run in 2020. The answer is very simple. She can not win or get 270 electoral votes.
Furthermore, her post-election performance, from the books and statements blaming others, did a lot to confirm that she has the wrong temperament to be president.
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 7:00 PM
A sanctuary city for abortion?
Wonder how Democrats would react if a city decided to become an "abortion sanctuary" city?— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 24, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 6:30 PM
Illegal immigration is about national security & the rule of law
Illegal immigration is not about people who work hard or cut our grass. It is about national security and the rule of law.
We cannot afford open borders because it is a threat to our national security. We live in a world where people are desperately trying to blow up a Western City and kill thousands. Chaotic borders allow them to come in. Do you leave your home unlocked? We should not leave our borders open.
The second issue is the rule of law. We cannot allow people to break laws without consequences.
Illegal immigration is just another form of corruption or disrespect for the law.
We can not look the other way, no matter how hard immigrants may work.
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 6:00 PM
2006: What about those 500 chemical bombs?
Why did we wait so long to hear about these WMD's? I don't know the answer.
The Belmont Club is running a post called "The Gas Shells". They are offering an explanation. Check it out:
"General Tom Mcinerney is reporting on Fox Hannity and Colmes right now that that the administration has been keeping this low profile to avoid exposing 3 of the 5 members of the UN Security council; Russia, China, and France.
McInerney says these weapons will be traced to these countries, and asserts it is well known that Russia helped Saddam move most of his WMD stockpiles out of Iraq before the war."
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 5:30 PM
2006: More on those chemical bombs!
It's silly to argue that the chemical bombs are pre-1991 models. How silly is that? I did not know that WMDs came in models like automobiles.
This finding is significant. My guess is that more findings will make this story more interesting.
There are a couple of good articles on the WMD story:
"The Worst of Intentions: What Saddam's Iraq was up to" by Daniel McKivergan
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 5:00 PM
Bad day for Lula
Bad day for Lula's political plans: An appeals court in Brazil unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former president........— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 24, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 4:30 PM
RIP Romana Acosta Bañuelos
This is a very nice story: Romana Acosta Bañuelos, first Latina U.S. treasurer and Mexican American pioneer, dies at 92.....RIP.....— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 24, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 1:00 AM
DACA dreamers and Schumer.......
DACA dreamers not dreaming of Schumer.....this is what happens when you promise what you can’t deliver....and it’s only going to get more complicated for Democrats....— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 24, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 12:01 AM
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