Mexican Tariff Negotiations, Explained

8 06 2019

Washington, D.C.;  Mexico City

The White House wanted, and seems like it got, Mexico to be at least temporarily and vaguely a buffer state between the United States and Central-South America.

Appropriately, both going to Omaha Beach on Wednesday, and then coming back from Paris earlier today, (my thoughts on D-Day are coming early next week), I passed through a country that was manufactured out of essentially nothing, in order to serve as a Western European continental buffer state in the approximate century between Napoleon and World War I.  That being Belgium.


I Know Nobody Cares Anymore, But…

26 01 2019

Vatican City;  Panama


Saturday Night Special

19 01 2019

Washington, D.C.

Just watched the OCGE’s special address on immigration.

The substance is basically trading off a several year temporary extension in Obama’s DACA for the $5+ billion border security package.

If the blue team turns cold shoulder, then I think I know what they’re really up to — They want to negotiate, but what they want has nothing to do with immigration.  It’s a fiscal matter, and not relating to anything important to the lower income people that vote for them, such as a Federal minimum wage increase.  No, it’s going to be something that’s important to upper income Democrat voters, such as restoring the SALT deduction.

Even though as far as pure politics goes, the OCGE’s address was too egalitarian for my taste, it was brilliant chess board politics, because he swallowed up all the middle ground like a Clemson football party Big Mac, forcing the blue team into a checkmate.

Jim Acosta

12 01 2019

McAllen, Texas

Jim Acosta is like the defensive back who intercepts the ball, runs as fast has he can into the wrong end zone, spikes the football, does a boogie dance, then wonders why everyone is looking at him like he’s some kind of phlarking moron.

Talk, All of It

9 01 2019

Washington, D.C.

Trump’s relatively short Oval Office immigration address was good enough, and I liked the fact that he took it to the Democrat-left hypocrisy and political switching up.

It’s just that this White House is frustratingly more hat than cattle when it comes to immigration restriction.  It’s more substantively interested in helping Europe in that regard than it is helping its own country.

The Real Purpose of Brian Kolfage’s Border Wall GoFundMe

21 12 2018

Miramar, Florida

It isn’t literally to raise money to build physical border defenses and fortifications.

Because there may well be legal issues when it comes to private donations directly to the Federal government for public purposes.  That, and don’t be surprised if SJW Alphabet Gang eventually succeeds in getting the GFM deleted, which means all of the donations will be returned.

Something I think Kolfage already realizes.

The real purpose is political — To show Trump that if a GFM can raise $11.5 million from 190k people at the time of this writing for the putative purpose of a border wall, and that’s probably one of the top GFM hauls of all time, that there’s still massive political support behind immigration restrictionism, which Kolfage hopes Trump will heed instead of the siren songs of the swamp in general and the nefarious counsel of the parenthetical who shares a bed with his daughter to get him to go open borders.

Speaking of parentheticals, don’t be surprised if the good parenthetical in Trump’s orbit is behind this GFM idea, using a paralyzed Florida vet as a front and as a clandestine by-any-other-means salvo in his war against Jared Kushner.  Stephen Miller and Kushner definitely don’t see eye to eye, but Miller is smart enough not to step on Kushner’s toes so publicly, because that’s the same as stepping on daughter’s toes, which in turn is the same as stepping on daughter’s daddy’s toes, and daughter’s daddy just happens to be Miller’s direct boss.

Open Borders

19 12 2018

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

Pro open borders media and politicians have recently taken to denying that they advocate open borders.

Here’s how to cut them off at the pass.

* They don’t want laws that deny welfare to illegal aliens to exist, or if they do, they weaken their teeth to the point of being a dead letter

* They want immigration law enforcement agencies not to exist, or if they exist, they want their agents to be used for anything but enforcing immigration law

* They don’t want anyone to be deported, or otherwise, only would permit a very small fraction of otherwise violent criminally convicted illegals to be deported, the type that their home countries won’t take back anyway

* They don’t want illegal aliens to be prosecuted for identity fraud for the sake of seeking employment, or if they’re fine with it, they want the punishments to be lenient — Official media treatment of “illegals busted for ID theft” stories usually involves passing off the notion that the illegals had no choice but to do that because the evil xenophobic native born citizens oppose “immigration reform”

* They demonize anyone who seriously wants to enforce immigration law as written or wants it to be more strict

* They want to give illegal aliens work permits

* They want to weaken anti voter fraud mechanisms to the point where illegal aliens are actually registering to vote and actually voting

* When they run cities, counties or states, they can’t wait to implement a sanctuary policy

And then they have the nerve to say that they’re not for open borders? As Zell Miller might say: With what, spitballs? Then they have the nerve to try to con us into thinking that with all this, that a massive piece of immigration legislation is supposed to be some compromise half-victory for immigration patriots because it doesn’t contain a path to de jure citizenship.