Never Let A Manufactured Crisis Go To Waste

Despite a few stumbles and missteps the Democrats’ planned roll-out of this year’s GOTV campaign has been mostly successful so far. The news media have certainly done their part. They certainly changed the subject away from Korea, the economy, and the IG report.

As usual, the lie went halfway around the world while the truth was still putting it’s foreign-made running shoes on. The problem had been ignored by the media for years and suddenly it’s a crisis? Give me a fucking break.

It occurs to me that the “immigrant caravan” that fizzled might have been intended to be part of this operation. And let’s not forget that guy who pitched a fit at Sarah Sanders. I just want to know who decided that the time to unleash this Kraken was now, and not a few months closer to the election. Illegal immigration tends to peak in the summer and fade by October.

Every election year the Democrats gin up something. And if you look back they are always based on lies. Even when the issue is real the framing is a lie.

This one has me more agitated than usual. Maybe because I used to work in juvenile court.

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Illegal Immigration is a Child Welfare Issue


Children at a Texas Detention Facility for Illegal Immigrant Children

I want you to think of the kids. It’s for them that separation is necessary, regardless of system-generated trauma.

I used to work for CPS. I removed children from their families for a variety of reasons, at all times of the night and day. Sometimes I removed them because their parents were being arrested and there were no other caregivers available, or the caregivers could not be reached in time to avoid it. It was always a traumatic experience for the kids, no matter their age or history. It also couldn’t be avoided.

That’s where we are now with President Trump’s Zero Tolerance for illegal immigration initiative. The renewed flush of immigrants who overwhelm our borders have to be stopped. Yes, I have sympathy for their plight and exodus from neighborhoods that are poor and violent, but I also know that if people keep fleeing, if they have a pathway to freedom and opportunity, their own countries will never stop being what they are. A home is what you make it, and so is a country.

I also know that, under the previous strategy of not arresting adults who bring their children and that of unaccompanied minors, these children will be brought into the country with no permanency.

Federal law requires that when a state CPS agency take over the care and custody of children, certain mandates apply. Namely the state must ensure the safety, stability, well-being, and permanency of those children. These are the same things families would typically provide for their children, and when they are removed under the doctrine of parens patriae, the state must step in to provide them.

Even IF an illegal immigrant parent could provide safety, stability, and well-being for their children, questionable with an illegal status and their own trauma in many cases, they cannot, under an illegal immigration scheme, provide for the permanency of their children. Their children will face the same limited prospects and the same constant uncertainty their parents will face with avoiding detection by local police and federal agencies designed to stop the influx of illegal immigrants into the country.

We can have the debate about whether or not we want to codify something like DACA, but if the illegal immigration flow is not stemmed, we will have need for a permanent DACA, and that is untenable. We will have children raised with the continuing trauma of avoiding detection, of living a life on the run from the police powers that protect us all. Because of their illegal status, they will be unable in many cases to develop a moral, justice-centered view of themselves and their environment, and this will lead to poor life outcomes for most.

Do we need a sensible immigration policy? Yes, yes we do. President Trump is trying to articulate that policy in fits and starts, with only the authority vested in the Executive branch. We cannot continue to let illegal immigrants ignore our laws and our borders and overwhelm our already bursting-at-the-seams infrastructure. We simply can’t afford illegal immigration at the levels it has been going on for decades. Amnesty was tried in the 1980s under Reagan, and it failed. No sensible leadership would fall for that scheme again, but a leadership who doesn’t care about existing legal constituents would. Or a leadership who would like to game the already permissive voting system might. We need a protected, controlled border where we get to decide how many, and what kind of immigrants come to this country.

We built this great country, and we made the best set of rules to ensure the freedom and opportunity of our people. We called it the Constitution. Immigrant children need exposure to that view of the system, and the only way they will get it is if they come in the legal way. Or, they could build their own in their own countries one day. It will be in their and their families best interests that they do so.

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Happy Baby-Daddy Day!

Some say that the primary cause of so many of our social ills these days is the absence of fathers. I turns out that the feminists were wrong when they said that men were expendable sperm donors.

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TCH Weekend Oldies and Memories

Gonna kick off with Frank, between him, the Beatles and Neil Diamond, stories of my life.  I still have ALL their original vinyl albums, but worth NOTHING since I “sharpied” my name across the back of the cover so no one would steal them at parties.  SMH.


Let’s party !

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3 Years Ago Today

Three years ago today Donald Trump descended from Heaven Trump Tower on a golden escalator to announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. I was so impressed I didn’t even bother to watch it. (I didn’t board the Trump Train until a few months later.)

Some people mistakenly think that Trump’s campaign for POTUS started that day. Here is a video of the moment Donald Trump’s campaign started:

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Yellow Peril 2018

Everything old is new again.

Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Lawsuit Says

Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than any other race on personal traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday in federal court in Boston by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university.

Asian-Americans scored higher than applicants of any other racial or ethnic group on admissions measures like test scores, grades and extracurricular activities, according to the analysis commissioned by a group that opposes all race-based admissions criteria. But the students’ personal ratings significantly dragged down their chances of being admitted, the analysis found.

“It turns out that the suspicions of Asian-American alumni, students and applicants were right all along,” the group, Students for Fair Admissions, said in a court document laying out the analysis. “Harvard today engages in the same kind of discrimination and stereotyping that it used to justify quotas on Jewish applicants in the 1920s and 1930s.”

If Hahvaad was a true meritocracy then Asian Americans would make up about 46% of the student body. Instead, they are only about 18%. But the diversity gods must be appeased, so Asian Americans have to be discriminated against so that the correct racial quota balance can be achieved.

Because America (the white part anyway) is racist.

What we cannot allow is for one identity group to flourish unequally. So some must be held back so that other groups can appear to do better.

Any scientific inquiry as to why Asian Americans excel cannot run afoul of the dogma of political correctness. When in doubt, sweep it under the rug.

Meanwhile, I must go explain who Paul Manafort is to Mom.

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We Are Here

Open Thread


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