Shifra on January 29, 2019
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has declared that Sen. Kamala Harris would be an “amazing president.” Agreed. Kamala would indeed be an amazing president… of Venezuela. She wants to take away our border walls, private health insurance, guns, our free markets, and our wealth. Please keep talking, Kamala, because with garbage leftist rhetoric like this, you might indeed become president… of your local library’s Book Club. Via American Mirror. ….On Sunday, the California Democrat held an event in Oakland to announce her candidacy for president — but there was something very interesting about it. CNN reporter Maeve Reston, who was covering the event, uploaded a video to Twitter showing that Harris used several large fences and barriers to keep people away...
Shifra on January 11, 2019
It’s so hard to keep up with the Dems: from “illegal immigration is wrong,” to “they aren’t illegal, just undocumented,” to “there’s a crisis at the border” to “the so-called crisis is a manufactured one,” to “border walls are ineffective,” to “border walls are immoral,” and now this, from Pelosi: WATCH: Pelosi calls border wall a “luxury” our country “can’t afford.” pic.twitter.com/9SBuRfbNy0 — Amy (@RightHookUSA) January 10, 2019 We have “no money to secure our borders,” but here’s a list, courtesy of @CalebHull, of things we apparently do have money to spend on. My personal favs, because…zoos, artwork, Idaho caviar, rabbits getting Swedish massages. And who doesn’t love a good fruit costume? $1,000,000 on Zoo Poetry: “increasing environmental awareness” by...
Shifra on January 4, 2019
Democrats like to say that building a wall at our border is “immoral.” But do you know what’s really immoral? Putting our national security at risk just to score cheap political points. And opposing the efforts of the President of the United States to secure our borders because you didn’t like the outcome of the election. Note from Tammy: Excellent point from Shifra, reminding us of the main argument against the wall by Pelosi and the Democrats. They use the “immoral” argument” because they can’t win on the issue itself. We know historically and via the wall sections that already exist in our country, that they work. Along the sections that have a wall at our southern border, illegal traffic...
Shifra on December 28, 2018
Saint-Briac-sur-Mer Yes, they’ve got to keep those pesky peasants from enjoying the shoreline. Because “safety”…for elites. But border walls for us? Apparently, not so much. Note from Tammy: Another case of liberals arguing against policy that will keep our families safe, while taking the opposite reaction for their own safety. Barack Obama wanted open borders, and is against a border wall as well. And yet, one of the first things the Obamas did when they bought their DC home after the his presidency was over, was to build a wall! I don’t bedrudge him that one little bit. The point is, liberals, including the Obamas and the Clintons, and everyone else, know wall work; they provide security. And much like...
Shifra on December 24, 2018
Of the $15B spent on the Boston highway, the Feds had kicked in $7B in grants, after major mismanagement of the project. But not a penny for the Border Wall? Got it. Via Daily Caller. Senate Democrats have shown their willingness to shut down the government in lieu of spending nearly $6 billion on a border wall, but compare that price tag to some of the other expenditures the government funds…. In 2017, the federal government spent more than twice as much on farms as the requested border wall funding. During the fiscal year, U.S. farms received $13.2 billion in subsidies, according to transparency group Open The Books. Nearly 15 percent of those subsidies went to farmers in exchange for...
Shifra on December 21, 2018
Wait, why is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeting this week? Wasn’t she “taking a break” for “self-care” because “yoga sessions” or “face mask”…or something ? HT Twitchy. And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall. $5.7 billion What if we instead added $5.7B in teacher pay?Or replacing water pipes?Or college tuition/prescription refill subsidies?Or green jobs? But notice how no one’s asking the GOP how they’re paying for it. https://t.co/jXdm1w9bpy — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 21, 2018 Here’s the thing… umm… defending our borders is actually… like… a function of Federal government. And the stuff you listed is… like… so not. https://t.co/2UCpymb3oe — Maveríko (@TheMaverick21) December 21, 2018 The federal government pays for none of that. Do you have any...
Shifra on December 12, 2018
But aren’t these migrants seeking asylum because their lives are in danger? Does this mean their lives are worth $50,000 ? This is extortion. And chutzpah. Via Fox News. Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said. Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The first group of caravan members, which included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo...
Shifra on November 16, 2018
Well, now that a judge has ordered the Trump administration to reinstate Jimbo’s WH press pass, we can look forward to more of his “All About Me” narcissistic-nitwit acting-out, er, journalistic endeavors. Via Daily Caller. Members of the migrant caravan are currently trying to climb over the U.S.-Mexico border wall, despite CNN’s Jim Acosta’s claim that they would not “be doing that.” Last week during a testy exchange with President Donald Trump at a post-midterm press conference, Acosta debated the president on whether or not the migrant caravan is an “invasion.” The White House correspondent rejected the notion that members of the caravan would try to climb walls and fences to get into the United States as depicted in a...
Shifra on February 22, 2018
With apologies to birds, everywhere. Via Fox Insider. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put forth a new idea for border security, arguing that “mowing the grass” in some areas could be sufficient instead of building a wall. In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she “is not the biggest advocate” for President Trump’s long-promised wall as part of a negotiation on a fix for Dreamers. “Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so people can’t be smuggled through the grass,” she proposed, also mentioning adding levees, technology and personnel to enhance border security…. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Shifra on February 12, 2018
Who doesn’t love butterflies? But really, a lawsuit because an endangered butterfly species might have trouble flying over the border wall? And what about U.S. citizens’ lives being endangered by a chaotic no-secure-border policy? Via IBT. ….A lawsuit was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), along with other environmental groups, against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which stated the Quino checkerspot butterfly, which is native to southern California and northwestern Mexico, could be threatened by the proposed border wall. According to the lawsuit, the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino), which is already listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, cannot fly high enough to follow their normal migration patterns if the wall was built....
Shifra on October 24, 2017
Oops. Via Daily Caller. MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff was near the U.S.-Mexico border for a segment on President Trump’s proposed border wall, when a group of immigrants easily crossed the existing fence into the United States while cameras were rolling. Soboroff asked a Border Patrol agent, “So what happens now? Does the president come out here and literally say, ‘okay, I like that one?’” The agent replies, “We’re going to test it for breach-ability, for the sub-terrain aspect, can we dig under it, can we cut through it, scale over it?” As he was talking, migrants jumped over the existing fence in order to get caught and hopefully receive asylum into the United States. “What happened? People are crossing!” Soboroff...
Tammy on May 3, 2017
I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. I discuss it at length during the evening podcast for TAMs. What he’s referring to is a levee wall. It’s what we already have and is regularly breached. This is not the wall the president promised and has discussed. It certainly is not part of any plan submitted by so many with proposals for the wall design. They’re doing this in reaction to the very negative reaction to omnibus spending bill, and obviously feel they need to say there’s wall funding. There isn’t, but there is border security money which could be used on a fence/levee thing that we already have. Hence, they say there’s wall funding. That’s more than just a...