Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Wednesday's podcast: Inflation up in August, Romney 2024 Sanctuary cities now and then

Inflation up in August....Romney out in 2024...Sanctuary cities now and then...Governor of New Mexico in trouble........and other stories...

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Wednesday's video: Inflation up in August, Romney 2024 Sanctuary cities...

Inflation up in August....Romney out in 2024...Sanctuary cities now and then...Governor of New Mexico in trouble........and other stories....


It's not fun being a sanctuary city anymore


(My new American Thinker post)

Once upon a time, it was so much fun being a sanctuary city.  It made you popular with immigration activists and the self-declared "enlightened" class.  Suddenly, sanctuary cities are about dealing with migrants who accepted your invitation.  As someone said on the TV, it's like inviting a bunch of people for dinner and then realizing that you can't pay the bill.

The problem is really serious in the so-called "blue cities" as Naomi Lin recently wrote:    

New York City's struggle to care for about 110,000 immigrants who have arrived in the city since last year is having political repercussions for President Joe Biden, more than 200 miles away in Washington, D.C.

But the political ramifications for Biden are not only emanating from New York City but also other Democratic-run cities, including Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, before next year's election.   What is unfolding in New York City regarding immigrants is "a prime example of what happens when you combine bad local policies with poor enforcement of federal immigration laws," according to Republican strategist Lanhee Chen.

"NYC's policies have created a permissive environment where, unsurprisingly, migrants have fled to seek shelter," Chen, policy director of Sen. Mitt Romney's (R-UT) 2012 presidential campaign, told the Washington Examiner. "Even blue-state governors like Maura Healey in Massachusetts have decried the 'crisis of inaction' within the Biden administration when it comes to enforcement of federal immigration laws."

Crisis of inaction?  A permissive environment?  How about a good case of demagogic policies meeting reality?   

I don't feel sorry for any of these Democrats.  They played this issue against Governor Greg Abbott in Texas.  They preached tolerance, diversity, inclusion, and everything else.

Now, Mayor Eric Adams is threatening to make budget cuts and the governor of Massachusetts doesn't know what to do.  Sorry, but I can't feel their pain.

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Happy # 74 Rick Dempsey

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We say happy birthday to Rick Dempsey who was born on this day in 1949.

Rick came up with the Twins in 1969 and was traded to the Yankees in 1971 where he played behind Thurman Munson for a few years.

In 1976, the Orioles and Yankees made a huge deal.   New York needed some veterans and Baltimore needed some young talent.   

Rick became the O's starting catcher and one of the most popular men ever to play with the franchise.    He played for the O's in the 1979 and 1983 World Series.   
Dempsey was super in the 1983 World Series and earned the MVP.

His numbers don't tell the whole story.  Rick was superb behind the plate and a great clutch hitter.   He was also a team leader and the clubhouse comedian.

Dempsey is one of my all time favorite players.

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