Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Politician Makes Sense on Immigration

This politician makes more sense on immigration in under a minute and a half than other politicians have in a number of years. Watch the video from C-SPAN here.

This really needs to go viral.

I would also like it if President Trump would run it with a tag saying "I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message"!

I guess the Left and the Right can agree on immigration after all.

I should slao note that what is now being decried as a radical departure in immigration policy and "an assault on American values" was the mainstream policy of both major political parties in past years and as recently as early last month.

Historical Ignorance on Display

This showed up on the internet (here, for example). A friend picked it up and e-mailed it to me because it was so far off the wall.

The Berlin Wall?!!? The level of historical ignorance is apalling. Rather like the folks that think the Civil War was fought against Germany, or those that think the Civil War is what we fought in from 1941 to 1945. In this particular case, the historical wall is identified to the wrong dictator, from the wrong country, in the wrong decade. Could the "Occupy Democrats" be any more historically ignorant?

Actually, they probably could. The Left always keeps surprising me with how ignorant and unschooled they are. I suspect that's a side effect of the fact that history is barely taught any more at all.

There's another ignorance issue as well. These people want to pretend that the Nazis and other fascists (and their descendant successors) were and are right wing. But that's just DUMB. That's most obvious for the Nazis. The full name of the Nazi Party was (in German) the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei. That translates into English as the National-Socialist German Workers' Party. Note the second word in the party's name — Socialist. That's right — the Nazis were and are left wing, NOT right wing.

Changes Coming in Defense

It is reported that President Donald Trump, in his speech tonight to a joint session of Congress, will call for a 10% increase in the defense budget. It seems absolutely certain this funding increase will be accompanied by major changes in defense policies from top to bottom including primary military strategy, weapon system procurements, and Rules of Engagement for our troops in war zones.

The coming changes can be seen in another way as well.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Glad to See It

I was so glad to see the celebrities at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony last night wearing blue ribbons in support of prostate cancer awareness. It's about time this disease got some publicity on the scale of the breast canceer awareness pink ribbon program.

This fashion tidbit was described in a Washington Post news story, the front part of which was published in the Albuquerque Journal under the headline Blue ribbon in fashion at Oscars. As the story said,

The gesture was simple and spoke for itself. There was no need, and perhaps no desire, to launch into a long, high-volume explanation. Hollywood loves its symbolic ribbons. For AIDS awareness, for gay rights, for human rights. And now, here was another
Glad to see more celebrities paying attention to the need for awareness of this terrible disease.