Illegally Helping Illegals

I think that the New York Times has laid out the whole immigration debate very nicely in a recent article. They featured some woman named Sandra Ocampo, a 21 year old immigrant from Nicaragua. She is running a one-woman campaign to try and get illegals in this country citizenship by any means possible, including illegally voting in 2016.
Now, the mere fact that she’s trying to skirt the law, like our current president is trying to skirt the law when it comes to immigration, is not only disappointing (I believe she’s a legal immigrant), but it also goes against her pledge that she took when she became a citizen of the United States, which in case you didn’t know it, here it is:
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”
So, it appears that Ms. Ocampo has violated her naturalization oath, and is subject to deportation if she continues to pursue her illegal activity.
Look, I’m not against making illegals legal. I AM against making illegals legal without proper punishment. I don’t think we’re going to be able to make Donald Trump’s immigration argument stand as it would be too costly, but something that is more fair to both sides could be taken into consideration. Allowing these folks to work in the country is one thing…but gaining citizenship needs to come with a hefty price for sneaking into the country. They should never be given the right to vote, and if they’re ever caught voting, they should be deported immediately. Hell, if they commit a crime at any time they should be deported immediately. And their citizenship needs to come with a hefty price. At least three years of service in the military or other such organization, where they are donating their time in exchange for the privilege that they have so blatantly violated by coming here illegally. And by the way…the term is ILLEGAL ALIEN. It’s not “undocumented”. They are ILLEGAL. They crossed into this country illegally. If you tried to get into Mexico the same way, you would be thrown in jail for a very long period of time. That’s Mexican law!
So, while Ms. Ocampo can scream all she wants, she is dead-ass wrong when it comes to trying to circumvent congress and the will of the REAL American people. I’m not against immigration. Hell, very few of us would be here without it. But do it legally. That’s where these brain-dead liberals who want to feel compassion without thinking things through are totally wrong. They want to welcome the world without proper procedure. Of course, they don’t tell you the truth (let’s call that the “Hillary Syndrome”?), which is that they will certainly impress upon the illegals becoming legal, that THEY are the reason the immigrants are here, and they are looking for their vote in exchange for citizenship. This is why they should NEVER be allowed to vote!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Hillary’s Million Lies

We’ve all known that Hillary Clinton lies. I mean, that’s like saying the sun is going to rise in the east tomorrow. From the lie about Sir Edmund Hillary being the person she was named after (which was false because she was born BEFORE anybody had heard of him…he hadn’t climbed Mt. Everest until May 29, 1953…Hillary was born on October 26, 1947, so she was either 5 ½ years old before she got a name, or she lied), to the latest, that, according to the New York Post, in a fit of patriotism, in the mid-70’s she strolled into a Marine recruiting station and tried to enlist.
Well, the New York Post has come up with the “million lies” of Hillary Clinton. And yes, she does lie. And no, she’s not going to stop anytime soon. She has lied from the beginning. She’s been called a “congenital liar”, and it’s pretty easy to see that she’ll say anything to anybody at any time to get what she wants out of them.
She’s still using that military recruitment lie on the campaign trail, even though it’s been debunked and she’s been called out on it.
My question is, the press, and the public knows she’s lying, why aren’t they making a bigger deal about it? Here’s someone that is obviously unqualified for the position of president of the United States; she’s obviously not trustworthy (some 77% call her untrustworthy in the latest poll), and 68% say she lies constantly…so why is she still in the race for president? Others (like Joe Biden and even Gary Hart) were dumped for a lot less miss-deeds than what Hillary is getting away with.
The answer is simple. The Democrats don’t have anybody else in the system. The short-bench is causing them to pull a “Bob Dole” or a “John McCain” and run someone that really doesn’t have a good chance of winning just so they can say they’re done with her once and for all. I mean, look at Dole and McCain. Once both of those guys got their butts whooped in presidential elections, they’ve slinked off and really haven’t tried the national stage since. Of course, they’re too old and feeble to do it now.
I really hope that Hillary DOES get the nomination. Can you imagine running against her? Hell, even I could beat her. Oh, she may have been to more countries than I have, but you can’t trust it when she tells you she had an English muffin for breakfast this morning. Wouldn’t you love to sit across from her in a debate and just ask after every answer she gives, “Well, I wish I could respond to that, but I don’t know if it’s the truth or a lie…she lies so damn much”. You win the debate right there!
I applaud the Post for coming up with that article. I really wish that media in general would call her on her lies more often. They tried to do it with the email scandal and she so carefully parsed her words with that one that it went from “there’s no classified email on my personal server” to “there’s no email that was classified AT THE TIME I received or sent it on my server”, which has been already proven false. Yet, no one has gone after her in public on that one.
This country really hasn’t elected someone that was patently untruthful in our history. That’s not to say we haven’t put crooks in the White House…we certainly have. Ulysses S. Grant was a crook. So was Andrew Johnson. Richard Nixon fits that category as well. And, while Bill Clinton probably shouldn’t have been removed from office for his “high crimes and misdemeanors”, he WAS impeached, and wasn’t the most honest guy in the world either…as long as you understand what the meaning of “is” is.
But we’ve never had a congenital liar in the White House. Probably Obama has come the closest. He’s lied on several issues, but I think that’s more to get his political way rather than because it’s inbred in his psyche. While I disdain the fact he hasn’t told the truth and yes, he IS a liar (it’s a proven fact!), with Hillary, it seems she’s incapable of telling the truth, and there is the difference.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Yes, Enough IS Enough!

For the 15th time during his presidency, Bobo Obama has gone to a podium with a stern look on his face and decried the lack of any means of controlling these people who shoot up schools, universities, military bases, and this past holiday weekend, a Planned Parenthood clinic. Almost screaming that “enough is enough”, Obama threatens to take on the second amendment, but I think he realizes he isn’t going to change public opinion.

The NRA, which is the most powerful lobby in DC, isn’t going to let anything or anyone tamper with the second amendment without facing dire consequences, and Bobo is at least smart enough to realize that. But his constant screaming about gun control any time someone gets shot is getting a little maudlin. It’s a little predictable, and it doesn’t have any effect. America is just not going to put up with giving up their guns…especially when you’ve got a government that doesn’t want to play by the rules.

So, I would agree with Bobo on this one. Enough IS enough. Let’s stop the phony empathy for the “victims” of these senseless crimes. You want this stuff to stop? Realize that it’s not the guns that are the problem. Most of these people have ended up with severe mental problems. So why not help them? Because liberals decided years ago that forced institutionalization of these people was wrong. Sanitariums and hospitals where these people had been held for treatment without their permission had to turn them loose, and without anywhere to go, they ended up on the street.

Yup…the homeless population wasn’t due to “greedy Republicans” that wanted to give more tax breaks to their rich brethern. No, it was the compassionate liberals, once again trying to do the “right thing”, by letting these folks make their own decisions, and then not realizing that they hadn’t thought things through. The homeless population is basically because of liberals trying to treat them humanely…and failing. But as we all know, it’s not the end result that counts with libs, it’s the attempt…it’s the intention. That’s why Obama will be judged a success by liberal historians, while the sane ones will realize, he hasn’t done a damn thing for this country except waste eight years and make us a world-wide laughing stock (that’s a fact for you libs out there…no conjecture or argument can be made against it!).

So, let’s get off the high horse, Bobo. No one cares about you crying and feeling the pain of the victims families. It’s having no effect on Americans. You aren’t going to win this battle either. So, save your breath, don’t give the news channels another 40 seconds of garbage news that’s not really news, and give us all a break. Keep your big mouth shut when it comes to these shootings. You’re doing more harm than good. But you’re too vain (or stupid?) to understand that. You think you actually HAVE a bully-pulpit…but you have to have an approval rating above 40% for that to happen. Go back to playing golf. We’ll all be happier.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Eco-Terrorists Meet

Even though the Eco-Terrorists of the world are going to meet in Paris for the next two weeks, don’t expect much substance to follow. Certainly, you will see an agreement of sorts, but anything of real substance is going to be hocus-pocus. That’s becuase of the way these “global warming” deals are made and brought about.

Latin American countries are going to present a bill to the nations at the summit that will guarantee a “sharing of wealth” with the less fortunate countries of the world. China and India will lead a contingent of developing countries that will be on a “business as usual” trajectory, meaning they are buying into the “global warming” myth, but they aren’t going to do anything about it.

And of course, the US is going to scream that they need to continue to cut emissions, while Europe will nod in unison, but neither will really do much that will lower world-wide emissions. That needs to be done from the developing nations, and they aren’t about to do that.

Now, add to the fact that these summits never really produce anything except rhetoric. Oh, they come up with these wonderful protocols and petitions. But none of them are signed by the United States, or China, or India, or any country that is really doing any severe polluting. Same thing happened in Kyoto back in the 90’s, and in Lima in 2014. It’s not going to matter. It’s bascially a “green peace” type of 2 week vacation for liberal leaders of the world.

And so, when all is said and done, you’ll hear a bunch of blather and rhetoric about how we need to do more “to save the planet” because “there is no plan B”. And it will die down. Oh, the UN will try and pass stuff, but they won’t have any impact on the US, and once again, Bobo Obama will scream at a podium that he’s had enough of congress not working with him (it’s a one-way street with him and working with congress). And in the end, he may sign an executive order that a year and a half from now will be as much history as Obamacare, and open borders, and an EPA that’s out of control.

So, what’s all this mean? Basically, the world is going to spend a billion dollars so their leaders get an all expense paid vacation in Paris. I wonder if ISIS had their timing off by a couple of weeks?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Broken FCC

When I was in broadcasting, we lived in fear of the FCC. You had to be licensed back then (now, not so much). You had to pass this killer test that showed you knew what wave propagation was and you knew how to calculate it. Otherwise, you had to have someone that DID understand it in the station with you at all times to take meter readings. That lowered your value to the station quite a bit.

And we were nervous of saying the wrong thing on the air. Saying one of George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words, could not only get you fired, it could cost the station thousands of dollars if they were lucky, and their license to broadcast if they weren’t.

Today, the FCC is pretty much a joke. It’s run by a bunch of liberal idiots that don’t understand what their job is. It’s cronyism gone awry. It’s been years since there has been an appointment to the FCC with people that actually knew what they were doing. In fact, none of the FCC commissioners today could have passed the Element 9 test I had to take just to get on the air.

That doesn’t stop them from making stupid rules, not just for broadcasters, but any business that engages in communications. And that hasn’t stopped them from issuing incredibly large fines against some of the largest companies in the country. Not to say at all that the fines weren’t worth it, but a $100 million fine against AT&T for slamming it’s cellphone users into an “unlimited data plan” seems a bit excessive.

The problem is, these wonderkins of the air have never figured out how to actually COLLECT the fines they were imposing. So, AT&T hasn’t paid. Neither have other offenders to the crown. And now, Congress has noticed. See, Congress funds the FCC, as it does all agencies, and when you take someone more interested in the spending than measuring non-existant melting icebergs, you tend to get people that don’t like it when even outragious fines aren’t collected. So the FCC is going to be facing the same time of budgetary wrath those folks at the IRS got when they lied to Congress and obstructed justice. Less money to spend for next budget cycle. Because if there is one thing a liberal hates, it’s a spending cut. It drives them absolutely batty.

What the FCC needs is no different than what the FED, the EPA, the Department of Education, the IRS, and a myriad of other Federal Agencies need. A complete overhaul, or a complete shutdown. It really is time for the federal government to get smaller…a LOT smaller. None of those agencies in their current interation are doing anything for the public good, and need to be reeled in. Frankly, I’d be very happy if they took the money budgeted to those agencies and split it between the post office (which still provides the best dollar for dollar service in government) and the military. No…liberals won’t like it, but it will get the job done…and like sequestration, it’ll show that you CAN get by without a blip of a problem.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Another Reason GOP Need Not Worry

If the old adage that more money means more votes in politics is true, it’s another reason the Republicans don’t need to worry about the presidential election next year. Oh, when it comes to the campaigns, you’re going to see boatloads of dollars spent on each side. The campaigns will raise money, the PACs will be out in force, it’ll be a free-for-all in spending.

But when it comes right down to the parties? The Democrats are getting their ass handed to them. The GOP is way out in front of the Democrats in fundraising at the party level. The GOP raised over $89 million in the third quarter, compared to the Dems’ $54 million. The problem is, the GOP is flush with cash AFTER paying all of their debts. The Democrats are in the hole by over $2 million…technically meaning that they could qualify for bankruptcy.

The Republicans are getting more in donors as well. The GOP donor base has swelled 38% compared to the same time in 2011. The Democrats have 58% fewer donors than they did four years ago. That’s a stunning turnaround.

Reasons for the siesmic shift are pretty clear. The country is terribly disappointed with the way the Obama administration is running things, and see the presumptive Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, as an extension of that administration. Well, truth be told, she was. She was Secretary of State for four years. Granted, not a very good one, she ranks down toward the bottom all-time according to foreign policy magazines, but she was in that position none-the-less.

The economy hasn’t picked up as it should have, especially after spending trillions to get it juiced. And of course, there is the historical theory that a party in office for eight years (in the White House), has a very difficult time winning a third term. When you add that to the fact Clinton is a wounded candidate, and was never a gifted politician to begin with, that spells trouble for the Dems and Little Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’ chances to stay at the helm of the DNC.

It’s not a surprising shift actually when you take all of those facts into consideration. And it’s totally undeniable that the shift is happening. It always does. The country swings from left to right, and always swings in proportional ratios. Thus, when you go hard left, the reaction takes the pendulum of the country hard right. When you stay moderate, you tend to remain moderate. Example? Bill Clinton was more of a moderate president…he was followed by someone viewed as more of a moderate than his opponent…George W. Bush was more moderate than Al Gore was, which is why he got elected. Now you’ve got Bobo in office, and he’s hard left. The country will shift hard to the right, meaning that someone on the farther right wing of the party will beat someone that is either moderate or to the left. It’s actually pretty simple and it works every time.

Put all of these reasons together, and rejoice that the days of Obama blunders are almost over. And we get a two-fer. Hillary will be too old to do anything but give meaningless speeches and try and extort more money from foreign governments and corporations. Praise Marty Moose!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Obamacare Stumbles

2016 is going to be a pivotal year for the Obamacare healthcare debacle. That’s because it’s already running out of money, it’s already only getting about half the people it needs to survive, and now comes word that United Healthcare, the country’s largest healthcare insurer is going to be pulling out of the beleaguered program.

It’s no wonder, really. This program was a terrible boondoggle from the beginning. Like Hillarycare before it, it’s more of the government trying to grab hold of 16% of the US economy and control it than it is trying to get the 9 million people insurance. For the over $1 Trillion this is costing the taxpayers, you could buy Cadillac plans for each of the 9 million “uninsured” folks for the rest of their lives, and still save money.

As folks have learned over the last couple of years, it’s not about being insured. Just because you have insurance doesn’t mean you have access to healthcare, and with United Healthcare backing out of the program, it shows that access will be harder to come by. United has one of the largest doctor/hospital pools in the country. Industry experts are predicting there are several other healthcare providers (like Blue Cross/Blue Shield) which are already looking at pulling out and will watch United Healthcare’s exit carefully to determine if that’s the path they should take.

This has been the problem with this plan all along. It gives you insurance at a low premium, but as anyone that has shopped the marketplace will tell you, it has raised deductibles and out of pocket maximums, not just for the individual market, but for all healthcare providers around the country. Today, after spending $4,000 on premiums, it’s not rare for a family to have to spend a $5,000 per person deductible with a $25,000 or $30,000 maximum out-of-pocket cost before the insurance really kicks in. And after you’ve reached your deductible, it’s an 80/20 plan, if you’re in the hospital at $10,000 a day, you’re still on the hook for $2,000 until you hit the maximum.

Hospitals are very well aware of that, and are quickly charging patients as much as they can to get through the patients’ charges and get to the “sweet insurance money” that awaits them on the other end. Why are they doing this? They know the insurance companies will pay…something that has been a problem with the patient’s part of the cost. Some studies have shown over 75% of patients that run up large hospital bills are skipping out on them…raising hospital costs. The only way the hospital can afford to get any of the money back, is to charge enough to reach the maximum and make sure the insurance kicks in.

The Republicans in congress have tried almost 100 times to repeal Obamacare, without success (it usually dies in the Senate, but it would never get past Obama’s veto pen anyway). Instead of wasting time on that, they should concentrate on what is going to replace the failing healthcare debacle up the road. That would be a much better use of their time. And besides, it appears that the demise of Obamacare is just a year or so away from happening anyway!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!