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Friday’s lousy jobs report

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June 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm

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June 3, 1941: Joe DiMaggio extended the streak to 20

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June 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm

“It was the third of June..” sang Bobbie Gentry in “Ode to Billy Joe”

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June 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm

It’s time for Democrats to tell anti-Trumpistas to put down their Mexican flags

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The Mexican flag is back on US soil and we don’t mean the one at the Mexican embassy, regional consulates or maybe a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

We mean protesters waving the Mexican flag to show their opposition to a US presidential election.

It reminds many of us of the immigration marches of a few years ago!  It turned off Americans back then and this will turn off voters again.

As a naturalized US citizen, who actually supports a “work visa” program for some people in the country illegally, I find these scenes of Mexican flags rather sick.

As a practical matter, every Mexican flag or riot is worth a million votes to Mr Trump.    It simply makes his point that there are too many people here who don’t understand immigration laws.

Back in 2002, some American students legally in Mexico decided to participate in a political demonstration about a new international airport outside of Mexico City. The students decided to join the environmentalists opposed to the construction of the airport.

What happened to these students? Let’s hear from Heather McDonald and her 2006 article:

What would Mexico do? The answer is easy: deport them on the spot. In 2002, a dozen American college students, in Mexico legally, participated peacefully in an environmental protest against a planned airport outside of Mexico City. They swiftly found themselves deported as law-breakers for interfering in Mexico’s internal affairs.
If Mexico was willing to strip these students of their duly-obtained travel visas, imagine what it would have done had the students broken into the country surreptitiously—not just summary deportation but undoubtedly howls of complaint to the U.S. government for winking at this double violation of Mexican sovereignty.

Yes, Mexican law is correct that immigration policy is about sovereignty.

Why isn’t the media asking Mrs Clinton or Senator Sanders about these Mexican flags or the violence?

It is pathetic what we are watching in the US!

I can guarantee you that Mexico would not tolerate anything like this on its soil.   They would scream sovereignty!

It’s a shame that no one in the Democrat Party will defend sovereignty north of the border.

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June 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

The Danger of Bernie Sanders

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(My new American Thinker post)

To be fair, Bernie Sanders went to the USSR as part of an official trip as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.  He really did not go there for a honeymoon, as some of us have joked on social media.  

Nevertheless, he did set up close city to city ties with the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and was very fond of their brand of socialism.  In other words, Bernie Sanders has always been fond of socialists, specially the ones who hate the US.

Bernie Sanders has gotten a free ride from the media and the GOP so far.  I guess that most of us just think that Bernie will fizzle out after Hillary Clinton clinches the nomination.  We shouldn’t be so optimistic.  Yes, Sanders won’t get the nomination, but he has lit up a left wing movement that we will see the next time that the Democrats choose a president.

Add to this what we are seeing in colleges, and these anti-American lefties will be around for a while.

We can say that Trump is tapping into frustration, from free trade deals to illegal immigration to a sense that that we don’t recognize the country anymore.     

On the other hand, Sanders also is tapping into ignorance.  He is misleading masses with promises that we can’t afford and promoting a sense of entitlement that will frustrate his supporters the morning after they finally grow up.    

We need to start calling out Sanders, and more specifically his crazy ideas.

I saw this editorial and I wish that more of us would take its message seriously:

Let’s face it. 

Sanders isn’t a Democrat in the traditional sense. 

He is a socialist who has based his entire run on a four letter word, “free.”

And that’s what irritates me more than anything else…free stuff, free stuff and more free stuff!

It’s one thing to promote socialism and the taxes or loss of personal freedom that come with it.  It is utterly disingenuous to sell socialism by saying that we will raise taxes on the rich.

Memo to the GOP:  Sanders won’t be around by Labor Day.  His movement will and may even push Hillary Clinton to the left.    We need to win this ideological debate or we won’t recognize the country for sure.

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June 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

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