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Archive for June 20th, 2018

The US is out of the UN Human Rights Council, the border families & more

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The US out of the UN Human Rights Council…….The family border crisis is not between people who want or don not want to separate families……….Ortega failing in Nicaragua……..Happy # 76 Brian Wilson………and a few other stories……..

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Let’s add Peter Fonda to the list of celebrities caught up in Trump Derangement Syndrome

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Let’s add Peter Fonda to the list of celebrities caught up in Trump Derangement Syndrome:  “Peter Fonda tweets he wants to ‘rip Barron Trump from his mother’ and put him in a ‘cage with pedophiles‘”!

Wonder if any celebrity thought about saying something similar when families were separated under President Obama?   There were quite a few of them but nobody complained.   Should we say “selective indignation” or what?
 
Furthermore, do these celebrities seriously believe that these comments are going to add voters to their side?
 
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June 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm

The Trump administration pulled out of the UN Human Rights Council

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June 20, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Ortega failing by the minute

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We’ve seen reports on Babalu about Nicaragua’s problems.   The latest is this:   

The town of Masaya, about 15 miles south of the capital city of Managua, was a bastion of support for Ortega and his Sandinista rebels who overthrew the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza in 1979. 
For the past few weeks, Masaya has been controlled by protesters, a warren of citizen-manned roadblocks and barricades, with city hall abandoned and police hunkered down in their barracks.
Those protest leaders now say they don’t recognize Ortega’s government, which they blame for the deaths of more than 200 people over the past two months. 
Instead, a five-member “junta of national salvation” will govern Masaya, seeking to administer a city, including cleaning up trash and restocking food in a city of blocked streets.
“What we are doing is making it official,” Yubrank Suazo, a coordinator of the protest movement in Masaya, said of the new governing commission. 
“In fact, Masaya has not recognized this government for weeks.”

This is more confirmation that Ortega has failed by governing with nothing but pompous cliches.     

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June 20, 2018 at 9:30 am

Desperately seeking an issue

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For the record, my family came to the U.S. in 1964. We were not asylum seekers, in the way that the law defines it today. Back then, we were called political refugees or people escaping communism.

In practical terms, it was not very different. We were looking for a better life.

Over the last year, I have visited with many Venezuelans who now live in the Dallas area. Most are intact families. They applied for asylum and got it. I admire their story because of my own Cuban experience.   

It’s great to see that they followed the law. And it just proves  once again that the U.S. is the most generous nation on earth when it comes to helping those who seek asylum.

Like my parents, the Venezuelans are super grateful for the second chance that the U.S. gave them.

So why this story about the separation of families?

The Democrats and the “breaking up families” story comes out on the week that Gallup has some interesting news:  “Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High“!

We have not seen this number since September 2005 under President Bush. 

On the economic front, we see this: “Black and Hispanic Unemployment in America Reach Record Lows“.

So what do you do when people think that the country is heading in the right direction and Hispanic unemployment is down?

The answer is: you manufacture a crisis about children being “ripped” from their mothers’ arms!

Like any rational person, I don’t want to see families separated. However, those seeking asylum have to follow the law.  

It’s a terrible situation and the consequence of the Obama presidency when immigration was just a tool to pander for Hispanic votes. Can you say “DACA” five months before the 2012 reelection?

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June 20, 2018 at 6:18 am