Friday, July 25, 2014

Unintended Consequences of Immigration Crisis? Greater Support for Border Security and Returning Migrant Youth to Central America.

CNN reports:
Washington (CNN) - The current crisis on the nation's southern border appears to be fueling a notable shift in American attitudes toward immigration policy with border security growing in importance, according to a new national survey. 
A CNN/ORC International poll released on Thursday also indicates that a majority of those surveyed support making it easier for the United States to return migrant youth from Central America who have surged across the U.S. border with Mexico this year.
This is looking less like a crisis that Democrats can take advantage of… 
Voters divided over immigration issues
Wombat : In Texas 18 of 20 Minors Skip Hearings Regarding Immigration Status on Tuesday…

Is David Gregory Finished at Meet The Press?

Vance Joy: Riptide



The video is sort of strange, and the lyrics are unusual, but I like the song.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chic Jew Hatred at Home and Abroad



I am not surprised that some lefty magic loving baby boomer would be antisemitic, it is just I have noticed how open and upfront this has gotten. Given the previous beautification of Rachel Corrie, open Israel bias and cooperation between the Obama Administration and the Media, anti Jewish protests in Boston and Miami, and Jews fleeing Europe, Andrea Feodorov's views are really not so far out there. For example, there is no calling out by the left of Hamas for using its own civilians as sheilds (most of Hamas's leadership is in Damascus and Qatar right now). Despite Israel having a very good reason to fight (to defend itself), the left wants to call it something else.

It has been going on for a while on the left, but there is a chic trend in being openly anti-Zionist in support of Palestians, but let's call it what it really is: It is all about good old fashioned Jew Hatred.  And hatred of America, as Howard Stern notes.  

Meanwhile the real #WarOnWomen continues in the Middle East.  Christians are being slaughtered in Iraq and Syria. No comment (at least that I am aware of) by @andreafed about that.

Update:
TOM: How bullies and abusers function…
Why is the world ignoring Hamas depravity?
Camp of the Saints
Daily Gator
Lexington Libertarian

The ISIS is evil and Barack Obama stood by and let them come to power... Update: Is the ISIS/Female Genital Mutilation story a hoax?

If we are going to have executions, let's get on with it...

Alternatively, in the old school way, he who passes sentence could swing the sword...


I personally think the death sentence should be sparingly used, but some crimes warrant it. Capitol punishment is neither cruel nor unusual. The Constitution states explicitly that no person can be deprived of life without due process of law. That is not a bar to capital punishment. But if such due process is carried out and the penalty is applied, it should be swift. Hanging and the firing squad both work. I can't not understand why we can humanely and routinely put down animals out of mercy with lethal injections, but can't seem to do the same for people.

Update:
Why not pass a constitutional amendment banning the death penalty, both pre and post natal?
More from Lem's Place
Wombat : You know nothing something Jon Snow?
TOM: Executions are brutal savage events…
Instapundit/Byron York

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Who does Senator John Walsh (D-MT) think he is, Joe Biden?

Barack Obama better be careful about getting too mouthy with Vladimir Putin…