Like I’ve Been Saying (Stuck With Her)

3 07 2018

Berlin

German politics can’t live with her, and they can’t live without her.

Which means…

ICYMI, here’s why I think German politics are stuck with her.

Five, six, seven, eight…

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It’s Like an Old Familiar Score

3 07 2018

Washington, D.C.

Guten Abend aus Ulm.

From a half a world away, I’m observing this scam of a dog and pony show afoot, and I’m amazed that the sort of people who I would have thought would see right through it and call boo sheet on it aren’t doing so.

It’s this matter of “Abolish ICE.”  This boob bait for the progressivetard masses.

Time for Uncle Blogmeister to sit the world down on his lap and tell it the facts of life.

Listen up, progtards:  The big name top shelf top drawer Democrats yelling about abolishing ICE have absolutely no intention to do so if one of them ever becomes President, and will not vote for such a measure if such a measure gains serious political legs, i.e. has a chance of actually being enacted. They’re only making noise to raise money and churn election year interest from progtard utopian true believer dorks who are dumb enough to think that abolishing ICE is something that actually can be accomplished.  Sure, the big name Democrats yelling ZOMG ABOLISH ICE LOL may vote for token legislation now, knowing it will never pass this House or Senate, and knowing Trump wouldn’t sign it.  But if it gets to a Democrat President who theoretically could sign it, but actually would not, they would vote against such a bill.

How do I know?

Two reasons:

One, it was not so long ago that our side was calling for the abolition of a Federal law enforcement agency.

How did that work out for us?  How did it turn out in the long run?

Right.

Any political muscle there ever was to eliminating that particular law enforcement agency disappeared on September 11, 2001.  Meaning that, if you’re a politically aware later-half Millennial or younger, then you will have zero conscious memory of the American right ever advocating for the wholesale abolition of a law enforcement agency.  If you’re an early Millennial, then you might remember, but you would have had to have been paying close attention to American politics and current affairs from a deep dive perspective starting at a pretty young age.  If you’re older, then you probably remember, provided you were paying attention.

But, believe me, we/it did.  And we failed.

So I know how it’s going to turn out for you in the Abolish ICE crowd, because I’ve seen that movie before, I know how it ends.

Red pill:

There’s nothing more permanent than a government program, even more so for a law enforcement agency.  The current agents for that agency want their nice cushy Federal jobs, paychecks, benefits and pensions.  They’ll inevitably search for reasons to exist, or adapt to the current political reality, or cry uncle to enough elected officials and House/Senate committee chairmen.

Two, and with the above in mind, we already know how an open borders Democrat President would deal with ICE, because we had an open borders Democrat President until January 20, 2017.  Baraq Obama wasn’t dumb enough to call for abolishing ICE.  Because he did the next best (worst) thing — Keep ICE, so that all the agents could have their nice cushy jobs, paychecks, benefits and pensions, but deploy them to duties and missions that are tangentially relevant to ICE’s mission, but not at all relevant to what most people think ICE was established to do, which is found in the first and third letter of the acronym.  Examples were cracking down on fake NFL jerseys, and child porn on some teacher’s computer, and harassing people who wore Google Glass in a movie theater.   In other words, anything that is within ICE’s guide book, and either politically universally popular or demanded by either a well known profitable corporation or Democrat donors/bundlers (RIAA/MPAA and the multimedia conglomerates it rides herd for are big Democrat donors/bundlers).  Above all else, never enforce immigration law, except for maybe trying halfheartedly to deport the odd 853-time convicted felon back to Guatemala.  If we have another open borders Democrat President, he/she/xe/it/they will merely follow the Obama playbook.  But no actual abolition of ICE.

And I’ll bring this full circle by noting that it was better in the long run that the ATF was not eliminated, because its existence as an agency separate from the FBI is how we were able to find out at all about Operation Gunrunner (“Fast and Furious”), as the late Mike Vanderboegh documented.  Even though the ATF, in fear of its elimination, tried to manufacture reasons for its existence, the most unfortunate and drastic of which was Waco.

Long and short to all you progtards reading this:  I’m hardly on your side, but do yourselves this favor and take this wooden nickel’s worth of free advice:  Don’t let people wind you up and get you to throw bricks through windows for the sake of a cause they have no intention of following through upon.





Verhandlungsgeschick, Part II

20 06 2018

Washington, D.C.

I’ve been watching the theatrics of this manufactured ZOMG SEPARATING PARENTS FROM CHILDREN LOL~!!!!!1 non-troversy from afar, even if I can’t pay close attention to all the details. But I have had this fear for the past few days, confirmed by this article, that the Democrats, the left and the media, are doing to Trump what Trump is often said to do, that is, play a game of political 3D chess. And, uncharacteristically for Trump, he’s walking right into the dog pile, and his allies are pushing him along faster than he’s walking into it by himself.

The first bonehead move: Trump’s defenders keep saying that Obama did way many more of these parent-child separations. Keep saying that often enough, and people are going to walk away thinking that Obama was way more serious about immigration control and enforcement than Trump, or rather, Trump is way weaker than he claimed he would be. If you’re in the business of making the best mousetrap, you should never promulgate the notion that a competitor’s mousetrap is better.

The second bonehead move: This article. Which I think most people will interpret as political backsliding. In this case, it would be backsliding that would have an actual documented paper trail. His staunch supporters will have this interpretation way more than anyone else. And that I think is the intended goal.

Long and short: Media-Democrats-left baited and tricked Trump into appearing to run away from his own signature issue to drive a wedge between Trump and his own base.

This, combined with the German car tariff defeat, means that Our Master Negotiator-In-Chief is having a really bad first half of this week.





Correlation, Causation

22 05 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts

That’s where Harvard and MIT are based.  So you’d think, between those two institutions, that someone would have gotten to Mayda, Peri and Steingress, and explained to them that there are these things called dependent variables and independent variables, and these fallacies called correlation-causation issues.

And that’s what I think going on here.  I can buy that where there is high skilled immigration, there is blue team voting, where there is low skilled immigration, there is red team voting, both 2010 delta 1990.  But I think the immigrants contribute statistically zero to the deltas.  I more so think that they are effects of more fundamental underlying causes which drive the two-party political deltas over those two decades.

 





Ignoring the Ledes

10 04 2018

Lenoir City, Tennessee

From the headline, we’re supposed to walk away from the story outraged at ZOMG TENNESSEE’S WEAK GUN LAWZ LOL~!!!!!1

But, hold up just a moment.

First:

Sanchez shipped cash and cocaine and marijuana, including California “edible” pot food products, back to Tennessee as payment for the guns and, in turn, profiteered from selling the Tennessee guns on the black market in California, according to court records.

Not that anyone except unknown red pilled snarky bloggers will tell you this, but “Sanchez” here (a hint for a coming attraction) exploited California’s “weak” marijuana laws as much as he did Tennessee’s “weak” gun laws.  In fact, his scam was playing one against the other for his own benefit.

Second:

Records filed in U.S. District Court in Knoxville show authorities late last month arrested five Lenoir City residents – three of whom are related to Sanchez – on a federal warrant issued by a federal judge in California.

(snip)

He would then post photos of the guns in messages on Facebook’s private messaging service with instructions for either Victor Scott Luna, who lived on 7th Avenue in Lenoir City, or Juan Gonzalez, who lived on Poplar Street in Lenoir City, to buy what he wanted, the FBI alleged.

(snip)

Luna and Gonzalez would then broker deals with the Tennessee gun owners. Sanchez’s nieces – Alexis Marie Sanchez and Ashley M. Sanchez – and his sister, Elvia Mejia Sanchez – all of whom lived in Lenoir City, would package the weapons for shipping to California using various shipping services including FedEx, UPS and the United States Postal Service, according to court records.

Sanchez gave the women specific instructions, using Facebook messenger, for shipping and paid them for their work. The FBI says Sanchez sometimes paid his nieces with California pot “edibles,” and that the women had little doubt they were smuggling guns.

(snip)

Vesling included in a criminal complaint an exchange between Elvia Sanchez and her brother in which she wrote on Facebook, “You know I will do anything for the family!” Her brother responded, “Same here. Don’t ever forget that. Legal or illegal.”

There’s the other and more important lede that’s getting buried here — The comprehensive dreamer valedictorians have been flooding into East Tennessee for a minute or two.  In this case, it gave a comprehensive dreamer valedictorian gang goon relative back in California a beach head and a colony in a “weak” gun law state.  Meanwhile, the colonizing comprehensive dreamer valedictorians in Lenoir City had a source in the person of someone back in California for their hookup for edibles.  The art of the deal.

Again, it takes me to tell you all this.





Nobody Cares

5 04 2018

Godfrey

Since it wasn’t an obvious known suspect, then you’ve got to figure that some illegal alien is using the kid’s SSN.

Which means forget about doing what this suggests, and calling the IRS.  Because they approve of illegal aliens appropriating citizens’ SSNs.





What’s the Common Denominator?

3 04 2018

Mexico City; Jerusalem

The very late breaking news is that the Mexican government and authorities are breaking up the March of the Hondurans, and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has squelched the latest scheme to resettle African “infiltrators” to white Western countries.

I wonder what is the common denominator.

Could it be that there’s an individual in this country who is both aggressive with Mexico and friendly with Netanyahu?