"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
Our border czar (or is it czarina?) decided to say something about the border situation. It's been a while since VP Kamala Harris said anything, so she got our attention. This is what she said:
Kamala Harris has claimed the end of Title 42 is 'going rather smoothly' despite border governors dropping off migrants at her own home and thousands of migrants remain stuck in processing.
The Vice President spent her weekend in the wealthy Atlanta suburb of Buckhead at a fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Georgia, the third time she's visited the swing state this year.
The state's Republican Party called it 'deplorable' Harris was 'coming to Atlanta for a fundraiser campaigning while the border crisis is overflowing and we have out-of-control inflation' in a statement.
Responding to that criticism, Harris said everything she's heard from the border crisis is apparently fine.
'I hear that everything in the last couple of a days is going rather smoothly given what the concerns were,' Harris said.
She then doubled down on Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas' choice to blame Congress.
'The issue of immigration falls squarely within the responsibility of the United States Congress. We've done what we can but the Congress must pass legislation,' she added.
We got this: it's all Congress' fault anyway.
Honestly, I don't know why the big surge did not happen. My guess is that there are a couple of things in play.
First, Texas has placed lots of troops at strategic places and it's a lot more complicated to surge; and,
Second, the human smugglers are smart and they know that a surge is bad for their business. They are probably controlling the flow so that we don't have a human wave crashing the gates. In other words, the people are on the other side and will come.
In the meantime, some are getting court date notices for 2027. What are these people going to do in the next four years? I guess we will find out when they get off at the VP's residence.
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We say happy birthday to Jack Morris who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on this day in 1955. He became one of the best right handed pitchers of the last 40 years. Morris came up with Detroit in 1977. He won 17 in 1979 and his career really took off after that. Overall, he was a workhorse: 254 wins, 3.90 ERA and 179 Complete Games. He pitched 2 complete games in the 1984 World Series when Detroit beat San Diego. We remember him for pitching a classic 1-0 10-inning shutout for Minnesota in game 7 of the 1991 World Series. He came back and helped Toronto win it all in 1992.
A great pitcher, specially in the post-season: 7-4 and 5 complete games. A workhorse of a pitcher! One of my favorites! Morris was inducted into The Hall of Fame in 2018.
Great album: We can't watch sports so let me recommend listening to The Beach Boys' “Pet Sounds”, released on this day in 1966 and still one of my favorite LP’s! It ranks as one of the best albums in rock history. (In fact, it is ranked #2 in Rolling Stone’s Top 500 rock albums!) “Pet Sounds” was way ahead of its time. It included songs and arrangements that defined Brian Wilson’s awesome talents and skills. My favorite is a tie between "God only knows" and "Wouldn't it be nice". Baseball great: We say happy birthday to Jack Morris who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on this day in 1955. He became one of the best right handed pitchers of the last 40 years. Morris came up with Detroit in 1977. He won 17 in 1979 and his career really took off after that. Overall, he was a workhorse: 254 wins, 3.90 ERA and 179 Complete Games.
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