Poor pitiful Planned Parenthood. A new rule on Title X funding, a program designed to provide health services to low income people, went into effect Monday, courtesy of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court Appeals — the most liberal appeals court in the nation. Therefore, the nation’s behemoth abortion provider will fall on its sword — make that the scalpels and suction machines it uses to end the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies a year —rather than abide by it. As a result, Planned Parenthood will lose $60 million in government funds.
All Planned Parenthood had to do to receive this money was stop referring the women it sees for pregnancy tests to its abortion business in the next room. Planned Parenthood can’t do that because, despite what it says about providing health services, abortion is its “core mission.” Continue reading “Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood”
Don’t look now, but the world’s greatest negotiator just got rolled on a budget deal by a couple of snake oil salesman and you will end up paying the bill.
Don’t blame Nancy Pelosi. She does what she has always done. Her game plan has always been the same. It has never changed. However, the president refused to listen to the grownups in the White House — Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget —who had studied it and prepared an adequate defense.
No, the two guys holding out the bottle of magic miracle tonic were none other than Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They claim it contains the solution to all Trump’s current problems. All he has to do is agree to raise the debt ceiling. Drop his insistence that there be real offsets for a heavy round of new spending that bust the caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act — the hard fought victory won by the tea-party Congress — and call it a victory for national defense.
Just drink the contents in this little bottle and Continue reading “World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled”
The nation’s southern border is an open sieve. As a result, thousands of people from Central America and countless other countries are storming into the country every day along with untold amounts of drugs and other contraband. The Border Patrol is helpless to stop it, reduced to playing the role of a nanny due to the increased numbers of adults with minors in tow.
It is a thankless job. These brave individuals are often attacked physically by those attempting to gain illegal entry and now verbally by some ungrateful members of Congress. It is a shameful situation! Continue reading “Anatomy of the Immigration Crisis”
President Trump has been playing a high stakes game of poker with Democrat over the issue of illegal immigration.
After going several rounds with Democrats that included various concessions, he went “all-in,” by announcing that there would be raids to pick up the lawbreakers. These are to round up people who have had their cases adjudicated and received a final order of removal. They have been instructed to contact their local ICE office and report with their families for deportation.
Far from being inhuman, these gate-crashers have been given time to get the things together they accumulated here while on what amounts to an unauthorized extended vacation. They get free transportation home in air conditioned comfort with meals and drinks served along the way, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers — a far cry from how they arrived! Instead of complying with the order, they simply dared authorities to come and get them. Continue reading “The President’s High-Stakes Poker Game on Illegal Immigration”
What’s a president to do about the crisis on our southern border? It’s hard enough fighting a political party that owes its very existence to illegal immigration and will provide nothing to stop the flow through our border with Mexico. However, it’s members of Trump’s own party who are pulling the rug out from under him, again.
Democrats in the House refuse to pass the laws that are needed to immediately deport those streaming into our country from Central America. They refuse to give up the money for a border barrier or any kind of meaningful security. They refuse to provide the money for additional detention facilities or even humanitarian aid to the illegal border crossers. For Democrats, nothing will do other than simply releasing these gate crashers into our country.
So Trump has attempted to use the laws at his disposal to stop the flow himself. Unfortunately, it’s his own party that is cutting him off at the knees. Continue reading “Guess Who Is Pulling the Rug out from under Trump, again”
Democrats have an answer for their critics who question why they are spending time investigating President Trump instead of addressing the urgent needs of the country: “We can walk and chew gum at the same time,” they tell us.
Well its time they start chewing gum! Continue reading “Time to Chew Gum (Call Democrats’ Bluff on Immigration)”
As State of the Union speeches go they are usually yawners. This one, with few exceptions, was a barn burner.
If you missed it, don’t worry; you will see its most dramatic moments replayed over and over in Republican 2020 campaign ads. Trump deftly used this address to expose the Democrats soft underbelly of open borders, devoid of bipartisanship and reason.
The president set the tone when he invited Democrats to “Choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.” Clearly the Democrats, with few exceptions, decided on, gridlock, resistance, vengeance and destruction.
Democratic women, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, did themselves no favor by wearing white, which they said was to express solidarity with working women around the country. They want us to believe Continue reading “SOTU Exposes Democrats Soft Underbelly (A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Insincere Words)”
As children, we don’t know much about politics, but we understand the need for rules, laws if you will, and discipline for those who break them. Without rules there can be no order, no classes, no learning.
Children also understand the need for lines. You line up for lunch, for treats, for sports equipment, etc. It is first come; first served. As adults we line up to get into concerts, sporting events and amusement parks; to board trains, buses and airplanes. At the airport we have lines to go through security. No one likes a line breaker. We didn’t like them as children and we don’t tolerate them as adults.
So how did the Democratic Party, the party that built its reputation on fairness, become the party of line breakers at our southern border? How do they get away with defending a practice that is despised by virtually everyone Continue reading “The Party of Line Breakers and Gate Crashers”
The movie classic Groundhog Day has made this popular tradition, celebrated each February 2, synonymous with something that is intolerably boring. However, Groundhog Day has come early this year.
Instead of a surly weatherman caught in a time warp, it’s the network nightly newscasts’ coverage of President Trump and his effort to protect this country from those determined to circumvent our generous immigration laws that are boring us to death.
Those of us truly concerned about what is going on in this nation keep tuning in each night hoping to see something different, but it’s more of the same. Democrats call his efforts to secure the border “racist” and “immoral.” They rail against his plan to build more walls, barriers, or whatever you want to call them, in areas where people and drugs are pouring into this country and overwhelming border agents.
Where are the interviews with the border agents who say they need these barriers? Continue reading “The News Media’s Groundhog Day”