Are we really this stupid?

The dead liver weasels in the State Department and the Congress have the law to enforce the deportation of criminal illegals.

There is already a law on the books which allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back its criminals, but according to Cuellar, the U.S. is not enforcing it.

The only thing stopping the U.S. from doing anything is the fear of ‘offending’ someone.

30 Countries Are Refusing To Take Back Illegal Immigrants Convicted Of Serious Crimes

Approximately 30 countries are refusing to accept the deportations of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in the U.S., according to Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar.
While these countries are refusing to accept the deportations of these criminals, the U.S. government is still issuing visas and student visas to citizens of those countries, according to the Texan congressman. [snip]

“We’re not enforcing it, which is amazing. So now my intent is to go back to our committee on appropriations and affect their funding until they do that,” Cuellar told Sharyl Attkisson, host of Full Measure, in an interview.

Cuellar, a Democratic member of the House Committee on Appropriations, told Attkisson that the Supreme Court has ruled that illegal immigrants arrested for criminal activity can only be held for a certain period of time before they must be released.

“That means you’re releasing criminals into our streets because those countries refuse to take back those criminal aliens,” said Cuellar. “That’s wrong. And especially I think it’s even worse that this is already on the books, and we’re still issuing business tourist visas and student visas to countries that refuse to take back their criminal aliens. That’s wrong, and we’re hoping to change that.” [snip]

There are many foreign countries that refuse to retake illegal immigrants convicted of crimes, according to the congressman, including Vietnam, Cuba and China. Cuellar said that diplomacy plays a factor in the government’s refusal to enforce the law, as the Department of State and other federal agencies do not want to upset foreign partners.

But, for Cuellar, diplomacy is no excuse to put American lives in danger.

“But my response is, but we can upset our constituents, we can upset our way of life that we have here by allowing those criminals to be released?” said Cuellar. “And basically the response from the State Department is because you have to work with the State Department and Homeland Security. And the State Department, with all due respect, was focused on diplomacy.” [snip]

All President Trump has to do is tell Sec State to change the directive and the change is made. Anyone not willing to go along puts their resignation on his desk within one hour. That will clean out the Bamster holdovers and any of the Hiss lovers still existing. You can bet they’re are a bunch.
The State Department needs a good louse cleaning anyway.

Remember, a police state is a safe state


Why not just have the police hold court right there at the scene and save all the costs of judges, juries and not bother with the Bill of Rights. All the great Progressive regimes of the last century worked that way. Th USSR, The Third Reich, China and now Venezuela. Good company Vermont.

This entire article is HERE.

Vermont gun confiscation bill heads to House floor

A bill that would allow police to remove guns from a domestic violence situation without due process passed out of committee and is headed to the House floor.

On Wednesday, lawmakers of the House Judiciary Committee approved H. 422 by a 7-4 party-line vote, with seven Democrats voting in favor and four Republicans voting against.

Chris Bradley, president of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, says the bill could face numerous constitutional challenges.

“I am especially concerned about the Second Amendment Article 16 rights of the victim,” he said.

If police are allowed to remove weapons from the scene of a domestic dispute, Bradley says, that could inadvertently leave the victim defenseless.

“From personal experience, I can tell you, you cannot remove all weapons, and you will leave the vulnerable with no means of self-defense,” domestic violence survivor Estella Leach wrote as part of her written testimony to the committee. “A restraining order is meaningless against someone who is intent on retribution.”

Bradley added that the bill could also be challenged on other grounds, including Fourth Amendment protection against illegal search and seizure. The bill has seen numerous changes regarding the weapons an officer can confiscate during a domestic violence situation.

“They moved away from trying to define ‘weapons’ and finally just threw in the towel and said, ‘Well let’s just use “firearms” ’ because that’s what they were after all along,” Bradley said. [snip]

Supporters’ responses
Committee Vice Chair Rep. Charles Conquest, D-Wells River, said that the bill has been “revised in a way as narrow as we can” to maintain its constitutionality while ensuring a victim’s safety. [snip]

While some studies make a correlation between high rates of gun ownership and homicides against women, gun rights advocates note that statistics for Vermont published by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence conflict with statistics from the FBI and the Vermont Crime Information Center.

The conflicting data may be owed to the fact that the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence counts suicides as domestic violence homicides, even in cases where domestic violence was reported many years prior to the suicide.

State Rep. Maxine Grad, D-Moretown, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee and main sponsor of H.422, expressed satisfaction with the committee’s work.

“This is a very necessary ability for law enforcement that does not currently exist,” she said. [snip]

Vermont has what is called a “Constitutional Carry” which means no permits or government papers to carry a concealed weapon or carry openly. This is the bane of the Gun Control Crowd. Given the low rate of gun violence in Vermont all of their arguments about unfettered guns in the hands of the population fall flat.
From personal experience, I called 9-1-1 and got put on hold. So much for police protection.

A look at political idiocy in it’s raw form

The Idiot Class, that would be the Legislature of the State of Vermont, have locked on their vision onto the utopian world of Pandora. There is nothing in the real world of science that can sway them from their belief that they have the power to save the planet. The reverse is more true; the planet needs to be saved from the likes of them.

Once more we find an excellent wordsmith working in a measured way.

The full article is HERE.

Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

According to a CTNewsJunkie report, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire are considering carbon taxes.

“The strategy among the carbon tax supporters is to just put it in front of all the different legislatures,” Matt Cota, executive director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association, told Watchdog. “We had our turn last year, and maybe now it’s Connecticut [that has a chance of passing the tax]. But I fully suspect that this is an issue that won’t go away.”

In the case of Connecticut’s proposal, H.B. 7247, the tax could be $15 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent that would be released by burning such fuel, increasing by $5 each following year until a special committee decides otherwise. Like the proposals floated in Vermont, supporters claim it will mostly be “revenue neutral,” meaning most of the money will find its way back to citizens in one form or another. [snip]

Sure the money will come back, but not to the taxpayers. Money of this type only get used for NEW entitlements. Those never go to the gouged, but to those with their grubby hands out, you know them, the perpetual collectors of the dole.

While a federal carbon tax seems unlikely under the Trump Administration, Brown said that there is language in the bill for a regional effort that neighboring states could join.Stephen Rosental, president of Leahy’s Fuel in Danbury, Conn., said his business is located six miles from the New York state line, and he’s concerned a carbon tax for Connecticut would disadvantage his business and send customers across the state line.

“In seven years out we would be at a 50 cents per gallon of fuel oil disadvantage to New York,” he said. “There are plenty of oil companies right near the border, and that’s a major problem that will ever be growing. It’s basically a death knell to the industry anywhere near that border.”

Chris Herb, of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, represents about 600 heating oil dealers and about a 1,000 gas stations. He says the policy is a grave threat to the industry.

“I think that it’s probably the largest threat to the economy. It will do significant damage to our ability to attract and maintain employers,” he said.

He added that a carbon tax would not reduce fuel usage.

Eventually it will reduce usage in two ways. First it drives users away, killing the suppliers business and it pauperizes those that cannot leave the area for more favorable economic places.
Progressive have a loathing for any profit making livelihood.

“Even when gas prices double, it’s almost the same consumption,” Herb said. “All this will do is put tremendous pressure on middle and working class. This isn’t about incentivizing solar or wind, this is about punishing you for going to work.”

Back in Vermont, S.66,, authored by state Sen. Virginia Lyons, D-Chittenden, has not seen any action since its first reading in the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee on Feb. 3. While backers such as the Vermont Public Interest Research Group and the Vermont Natural Resources Council hyped the bill for 2017, opponents including the free-market Ethan Allen Institute have successfully campaigned against the policy.

“The Ethan Allen Institute worked hard to explain to Vermonters just what they were being asked to buy into,” EAI Vice President John McClaughry wrote in a recent online commentary.

Since Republican Gov. Phil Scott has repeatedly promised to veto a carbon tax, supporters may have to settle for commissioning a study on the policy, or it could be revived if attached to another bill.

With Progressives, it is always

Vermont will meet the Red Queen

Vermont is in the grip of a mental malfunction leading to a complete failure of the State. One only needs to look at Venezuela to see the folly of the path Vermont is on with their choices.

Vermont’s reliance on Uncle Sam looms large in Obamacare replacement plan

This article is found here in it’s entirety.

Due to an increasing reliance on federal taxpayer dollars to fund everything from food stamps and transportation to health care, Vermont now faces a conundrum: the state could lose $200 million from Medicaid’s federal matching grant, based on what changes happen to Obamacare at the federal level.

At a time when streamlining government is gaining attention at the state and federal level, Gov. Phil Scott is sounding more like a Democrat than a Republican, at least when it comes to expecting federal help to fund a large portion of state health care. [snip]

Tough choices

But most U.S. House Republicans don’t view the current plan to fix Obamacare as a missed opportunity. “There’s not everything we’d like to have in the first phase … (but) we’re not going to sit back, because Obamacare is failing. Now is the time to act,” said Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., House majority leader, at a Washington news conference last week. [snip]

Since this was written it now looks as if Ryan’s bill will not get out of the House. Ryan caved to the insurance companies and crafted his bill to be ObamaCare Lite. It has a very thin time of it in the Senate too.

The graying of Vermont

Vermont officials also expressed concern over tax credits included in the Obamacare replacement package. Instead of allocating federal tax credits based on income, the plan would instead reimburse by age. Some 22,000 Vermonters on independent plans could be affected by age-rating proposals.

According to Mary Kate Mohlman, director of health care reform, Vermonters currently receive between $95 million and $100 million in income-based federal subsidies. Moving to an age-determined system means Vermonters would receive $80 million and $95 million. For individuals making less than $20,000, credits drop between $1,000 and $3,000, depending on a person’s age. However, the plan also expands subsidies to benefit persons making less than $75,000, who had previously not been eligible for benefits under Obamacare.

Republican supporters say their party’s measures will result in lower costs for healthy, younger people, and encourage them to participate and thus help carry along older, low-income individuals. A lack of healthy young people paying into the Obamacare system is a main driver of spiking premiums over the past several years.

Despite Gobeille’s sense of alarm, he said state lawmakers have to wait to see how details of the replacement plan play out before deciding whether or not to pursue an all-payer model, which would be an expansion of the Medicaid agreement to Medicare and private insurers.

Republican lawmakers in Washington have promised freedoms such as allowing patients to buy insurance across state lines. Such Initiatives could help lower costs by increasing free-market competition.

Islam’s God has no word for love

Allah is described in many terms but none portray him as a loving God.

WHAT’S AN INFIDEL?

The author, Rick Mathes, is a well-known leader in prison ministry. The man who walks with God always gets to his destination. If you have a pulse you have a purpose.

The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion per capita in the US, especially in the minority races. Not the Catholics, not the Mormons. Last month I attended my annual training session that’s required for maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by 3 speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant & Muslim faiths, who each explained their beliefs.

I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Muslim gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers. When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Muslim and asked:

‘Please, correct me if I’m wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven. If that’s the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?’

There was no disagreement with my statements and without hesitation, he replied, “Nonbelievers”

I responded, ‘So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in heaven. Is that correct? The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.’

He sheepishly answered ….“Yes” I then stated, ‘Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine The Pope commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in heaven!’

The Muslim was speechless.

I continued, ‘I also have a problem with being your friend when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you another question:

Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to heaven and He wants you to be there with me?’

You could have heard a pin drop. Needless to say, the organizers and promoters of the ‘Diversification’ training seminar were not happy with my way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslims’ beliefs.

In 20 years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President !

I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

This is your chance to make a difference.

Let your friends and acquaintances know of this position taken by the Muslim Imams and their followers.
This is known but the liberals for what ever reasons, decide to hide this. Let this out into the light of day.
If you have a chance to meet someone of the Muslim suasion, ask them to explain this, since it is one of the Five Pillars of the Faith.

Biased Agendas

The Left has no compunction about lying, committing unlawful acts and/or causing physical harm to those that disagree with their positions. The following prove this since all have been brought into the courts for prosecution.

10 Examples of “Hate Crimes” That Turned Out to be Scams

We have so many people faking hate crimes that if you assume every one of them is a scam, you’d be right more often than you’re wrong. When you combine the liberal desire to get attention for being a victim with the possibility of making serious money on GoFundMe, it creates an enormous incentive to fake it. Add to that the possibility that what you do will be blamed on people you detest for not agreeing with you and there are liberals who are willing to lie. As you are about to see, there are a lot of them. I’m giving you 10 examples, but the actual number of “hate crimes” revealed to be fake gets up into the hundreds during this same period. Just to show the scope of the problem, I’m only going to use examples from 2015 or later.

1) “The allegation set social media ablaze, sowing shock and outrage as it went: Three black students at the University at Albany had been attacked on a city bus by a group of white men who used racial slurs as other passengers and the driver sat silently by.

The Jan. 30 episode, reported to the police, would draw hundreds of people to a campus rally against racism; an emotional response from the university’s president; and even the attention of Hillary Clinton, who condemned the attack on Twitter.

…Surveillance videos did not support the accounts of the young women, Ms. Burwell, Alexis Briggs and Ariel Agudio. Neither did the statements of multiple fellow passengers. Rather than being victims of a hate crime, the authorities said, the women had been ‘the aggressors,’ hitting a 19-year-old white woman on the bus.

All three pleaded not guilty on Monday to misdemeanor assault charges; Ms. Burwell and Ms. Agudio, who publicized the episode through Twitter, also pleaded not guilty to charges of making a false report. The judge who oversaw the arraignment called the charges, if proved, ‘shameful.’”

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2) “The man behind the bomb threats to various Jewish community centers made repeated statements about hating President Donald Trump.

The FBI arrested Juan Thompson for making about eight bomb threats to various Jewish community centers, schools and organizations in the country. Thompson, a former journalist at The Intercept and potential communist, has a Twitter page filled with anti-Trump comments.

…Thompson called Trump ‘Hitler’ in one tweet.’”

3) “An African-American man in Malden, Massachusetts has now admitted that he fabricated a hate crime report when he claimed two white men accosted him, saying the U.S. is now ‘Trump country,’ and threatened to lynch him.

A man in the suburb north of Boston told police on Tuesday that he was accosted by two white men after getting off a Boston mass transit bus near Broadway Square in Malden.

 The complainant, who has remained unidentified, said the men used racial slurs and warned him he would soon be lynched because the U.S. is now ‘Trump country.’ The man said he ran away and hid, waiting for the men to go away before calling police.

Malden police immediately prioritized the report as a ‘hate crime’ and an investigation was opened. But now police are reporting that their investigation revealed a hoax had been committed.”

4) “DePaul University recently announced it was investigating multiple reports of hate crimes in the aftermath of Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ event that took place on campus last week.

Students claimed that an image of an untied rope laid on the ground was a noose placed on the Lincoln Park campus by a student who was animated by Yiannopoulos’ lecture that occurred last week. Students reported the “noose” to campus security, who claimed that they are investigating the incident.

Before last week’s stop of “The Dangerous F@ggot Tour,” someone vandalized the sidewalk with the words, ‘TRUMP 2016 F*CK MEXICO.’ Students were quick to complain to DePaul administrators about the message. According to a University press release, the message was difficult to remove because it was written in paint rather than chalk.

…DePaul University president Dennis Holtschneider commented on the incident and condemned the individual responsible for the vandalism. “Destruction of property and profanity are never acceptable ways to voice opinions,” Holtschneider wrote in his statement. “This slur against Mexicans goes against everything DePaul stands for.”

Peter Myers, a graduate student at DePaul, was arrested by Chicago PD for criminal damage to private property. Myers, who studies ‘poverty and inequality’ in DePaul’s Economics and Mathematics department, participated in several Occupy Chicago protests.

Shortly after the vandalism, he wrote on Facebook that he ‘did the right thing TRUMP 2016 stood up for economic reform and a rigged system the dollar scholar would be proud[.]’”

5) “A student at a Wisconsin college was arrested for defacing his own dorm room door with anti-Muslim graffiti in order to get attention, according to police.

Officials at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, were shocked when a student, 20-year-old Michael Kee, reported that anti-Muslim threats appeared on his door and on a wall outside his dorm room. The student told police he felt he was being threatened over his religion and ethnicity.

Police initially treated the incident as a hate crime, but after an investigation they determined that the student had perpetrated a fraud and painted the graffiti himself, according to WQRF.”

6) “Jasskirat Saini was arrested Tuesday by Nassau County Police following an investigation into the drawing swastikas and writing of ‘KKK’ on a college campus.

ABC7 reports that the swastikas were first found at Nassau Community College on a men’s bathroom on Oct. 15 and later that month several more were found. In December there were two more incidents of swastika graffiti. Nassau County Police found Saini Tuesday writing two swastikas on the exterior of a building and ‘KKK’ on the floor of another, ABC7 reports. [snip]

7) “A North Texas man has confessed to his wife that it was he who spray-painted their garage with hateful rhetoric and lit their truck and motorcycle on fire earlier this month.

Jenny Williams lamented the actions of her husband David on Facebook Dec. 21, saying he confessed to staging the crimes their family awoke to Dec. 12— ‘N—– lover’ was cast across their garage in black spray paint and the family’s motorcycle and truck were set ablaze, she said in a since-deleted blog post. In photos on her blog, accessed through a cached version, the family’s truck is burned and missing headlights.”

8) “A Bowling Green State University official announced Friday that a man’s story that he was pushed to the ground, robbed, and called a derogatory slur wasn’t true.

Thomas Gibson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost, sent an email updating students about the investigation. He said filing a false report is a serious offense, but did not elaborate on the incident.

A man previously said two assailants pushed him to the ground and robbed him about 4 p.m. Tuesday behind the Student Recreation Center. They then called him a derogatory slur, according to a university spokesman.”

9) “Police were investigating the burning of an African American church in Mississippi as a hate crime after graffiti reading ‘vote Trump’ was found spray painted on an outside wall. But now authorities have reported that a black man has been arrested for the crime and race hate has been abandoned as a motive.”

10) “The Muslim charged with arson of his own mosque on Christmas Day 2015 has pleaded guilty to felony arson in a Harris County (Houston) district court and was sentenced to prison.

The charging instrument stated that Gary Nathaniel Moore started a fire with the intent to destroy and damage a place of worship – the Savoy Masjid Mosque in Houston. Moore said he attended the mosque every day up to five times a day for five years. The Houston Fire Department (HFD) responded to the fire about 2:47 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Breitbart News reported that ‘up in smoke is the DC Media’s hoped-for anti-GOP Narrative. Before any facts were known, numerous DC Media outlets immediately exploited the tragedy to place the blame on Donald Trump.’ As reported by Breitbart Texas, Breitbart News accurately predicted that the DC media would lose interest in the story ‘Now that a devout Muslim has been charged.”
(emphasis added)

It’s OK when the Left lies

With all the noise about AG Sessions having/not having spoken to the Russian Ambassador, the Jackass party members are piling on with their own perfidy.
Sen. Clair Caskil promptly stood up and claimed she never mat or spoke with the Russian Ambassador. Not long after that tapes of her speaking with the Russian and then a photo of the same showed up disproving her veracity.

Russian FM calls Sessions uproar a replay of McCarthyism

Russia on Friday decried the uproar in the United States over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador as a replay of McCarthyism, voicing regret over the lack of any substantive dialogue with Washington.

Sessions recused himself Thursday from any investigation into communications between aides to President Donald Trump and Moscow following revelations that as senator, Sessions twice spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 election campaign and failed to say so when pressed by Congress.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov argued that contacts with officials and lawmakers are part of any ambassador’s duties. He added that the pressure on Sessions “strongly resembles a witch hunt or the times of McCarthyism, which we thought were long over in the United States as a civilized country.”

In the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy led a hunt for purported communist infiltrators in the U.S. government, often involving unfounded accusations.

Trump blamed Democrats for the controversy in a statement on Thursday night, “They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total witch hunt!”

At a news conference, Lavrov said Russia isn’t going to mimic the U.S., but added that “if we applied the same principle to Ambassador (John) Tefft’s activities in Russia and his contacts, it would have made quite a funny picture.”

In a sarcastic Facebook post, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said she met Tefft in the ministry’s lobby and warned him that he was putting himself in danger by meeting with Russian diplomats. [snip]

Of course the biggest mouth in the Senate not only met with different Russians, but the big Cheese himself.
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Flashback: Chuck Schumer Meets with Putin in New York City

Where’s the outrage?

Democrat Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer continues to push the Russia conspiracy.
But it was Schumer who met with Putin in New York City – not Trump.

The picture above was taken in 2003 as Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil.

The hysteria over Trump administration officials talking — or not talking — with Russia needs to end.

It’s getting in the way of putting America back on track. [snip]

The photo above also shows Putin and Schumer appearing friendly that day.