Observations

One must find it quite interesting with all the yowling and screeching emanating from the Jackass side of the Congressional Aisle about the Trump tax law that they would vote for no part of it yet none have said they will use the old tax tables.

Pelosi has called the bonuses handed out nugatory. Durbin for the Senate opined they would only go to the rich. The rest of the Donkey Chorale all are singing some variation of this hymn.
In spite of all these righteous protestations nary a voice has been raised stating they will refuse to use the new IRS tax tables. My oh my, look at them sneak in and grab a chunk of that ‘Gummint Cheese’.

Pelosi claims to be a Catholic. That fat ass is definitely wedged firmly in the eye of the needle. No passage there.

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Observations

Shithole countries! A rather apt description of these places where the operating governments live quite well and do nothing to alleviate the conditions in their society.

When President Trump properly identifies these locales, the Useless Nobodies (UN) got their pucker string pulled and donned the robes of sanctimony. Every time the UN has sent in “Peacekeepers” to an area, they wind up raping and pillaging the very persons they’re there to protect. Instead they shelter and guard the Poobahs that cause the unrest and persecution from the beginning.

The Idiot press is melting down over Trump calling these countries what they are. The clowns holding press creds need to be shipped to these various places where they can live for a year under existing conditions, drink the water and eat that food. If they live perhaps they might be able to report more accurately on what these countries are.

UN calls Donald Trump’s s***hole immigrants comments ‘racist’

Donald Trump’s reported remark branding Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African nations as “s***hole countries” has been branded racist by a UN human rights official.

“If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States,” spokesperson Rupert Coleville said.

“There is no other word you can use but ‘racist‘.” [snip]

“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Mr Trump said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

That is a valid question. One the Jackass Party doesn’t want asked. The answer is they’re coming for the welfare, housing, schooling and all the benefits. They don’t bring technical training and skills or college education. Who knows what diseases accompany them, they’re not screened when they enter illegally.

Then there is this.

Ted Kennedy’s Real Legacy: 50 Years of Ruinous Immigration Law

On Monday, President Barack Obama gave an emotional speech commemorating the $79 million replica of the Senate chamber at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

The thrust of Obama’s speech condemned America as an unimaginative, prejudiced, unambitious country whose only hope lies in liberals who selflessly dedicate their lives to leading it out of the darkness. [snip]

Obama obliquely referred to Kennedy’s role in pushing his influential political accomplishment: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. 

“Towards the end of his life, Ted reflected on how Congress has changed over time. And those who served earlier I think have those same conversations. It’s a more diverse, more accurate reflection of America than it used to be, and that is a grand thing, a great achievement,” Obama said.

In this case, Obama is right: It’s worth reflecting on how much America has changed since 1965, and examine the effects of the legislation Kennedy promoted that brought it about.

Kennedy declared:

“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same…

Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset… Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…

In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think… The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”

How have Kennedy’s promises stood up to the passage of time?

Fifty years later, the Census bureau predicts that the foreign-born population is set to increase 85 percent by 2060, where Hispanics will see their number grow by the tens of millions and native-born whites are the only group expected to decline in both absolute numbers and fertility rates.

Fifty years later, the U.S. places no numerical limit on the immediate family members of aliens admitted into the country. Despite holding only five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. is the most popular destination in the world for immigrants, attracting 20 percent of all the world’s migrants.

Fifty years later, the U.S. allows some 11 to 20 million illegal aliens to squat on its territory while allowing over one million more each year to legally enter the country.

Fifty years later, the native-born population of whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Jews and all the rest suffer economic loss while the foreign-born see net job growth. [snip]

Ted Kennedy knew that the Jackass Party was moribund without idiot voters to fill the voter rolls. Third world immigration fit that bill. He closed off immigration from Northern Europe, many of those people had dealt with communism and fascism as a reality. They weren’t going to listen to Democrat BS.

Commentary on Wyeth’s Ponder this

It is axiomatic that one cannot edit their own work. For that there are editors and photo editors. The individual may pick out the better of two or three photos but an editor doesn’t have any ‘shin’ in the selection. They look for what will fit on a page, how something will crop and most of all how it will reproduce. On the rim in the city room, copy editors look for brevity, facts and then they edit for length.

Working with a camera is simple. No one sees what you are doing while working and the actual work in done ‘in studio’ now on the computer so I’m alone. Besides the camera is mechanical and between me and the subject what ever that may be. There are multiple images so one can ‘edit’ twixt what is there and crop for effect.

With painting there are no editors. What goes on the canvas for all to see is the inner part of the artist. No one gets into my studio when I paint. When work is being selected for shows, someone else does that;I never think the work is good enough to be shown. There are places that hang my work, both photo and art for sale. Photos I select, I have no problem since I edited others work when I worked on the papers. art work someone else again has to pick what will be displayed. The people doing the selecting are other artists whom I know.

The work sells which always amazes me. Never do I think it is good enough to be displayed. Going to the shows is agonizing. People want to know what I saw or thought when working. I never know now to answer those questions; probably I shall never know how.

Work:

Here is a corner sample of a pen and ink and a cropped section for detail. This work is a 16X20 work on paper done with nib and india ink, Pointillist style. The marks are not dots but small lines which follow the contours of the object’s surface.
Called Still life on table it showed the table part of the room in a country setting.
The work has sold; I cannot reproduce it since I no longer own it. It took over six months to complete.

I do have an understanding of why Wyeth said what he did and what he felt when saying it.

Observations

One cannot help but wonder, given all the sturm un drang occurring in DC and in other parts of of the Country, notably California with all the sexcapaces in Hollyweird and TV, if something of Biblical proportions isn’t happening in SoCal.

After Noah was run through the rinse cycle, God said he would never use water to cleanse the Earth again. He didn’t say a word about Frogs, Boils, Locusts, Pestilence or Famine. Come to think of it, Fire wasn’t mentioned either. He did a fairly decent job on Sodom and Gomorrah and turned Lot’s wife into a salt lick for errant bovines because she couldn’t follow directions.
Now look at the area of SoCal that is being brought up short for naughty behavior. It is not up in the pot head area north of the Capitol. That is fairly conservative country. Nope, this is down in the area where there are six or seven different sexes and 14 genders.
This is also where they have the likes of Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Moonbeam. That alone is sufficient to get a squinty eyed look from some higher plane.

There are those that will tell you there is no God; others say there is. All I can say is I don’t know, but I operate on the principle that it is better to believe some power put all this together and die find out I’m wrong, rather than believe there isn’t any superior power and find out there is. What does one say then? OOPS?

Meanwhile, anyone have any answer for why those fires in SoCal keep burning and they can’t get ahead of them.

Observations

This bill, if is passes the House and gets 60 votes in the Senate, will cause an uproar in several blue states such as New York, Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. There are others but these will have several litters of kittens.

Twenty-Three State Attorneys General Back National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is currently making its way through the House. It is expected to be voted out of Committee and onto the House floor. If passed, which would also require 60 votes in the Senate, the legislation will allow individuals to travel across state lines with their lawfully issued permits.

“This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms,” a summary of the bill states. “A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence.”

“Additionally, the bill specifies that a qualified individual who lawfully carries or possesses a concealed handgun in another state: (1) is not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry or possess the concealed handgun in federally owned lands that are open to the public,” the summary continues.

The bill would prevent lawful citizens from being unfairly targeted by harsh gun laws in a number of states or inadvertently violating a patch work of different laws across the country as they travel.  [snip]

“The letter states that H.R. 38 is a much-needed solution to a problem facing gun owners and poses no threat to public safety. “The exercise of Congress’s power is particularly warranted in this case because too many states refuse to allow law-abiding visitors to carry concealed firearms,” Cox continued. “These states leave people without any real option for self-defense. Allowing concealed carry across state lines will not result in an increased risk of crime, as those states that have reciprocal concealed-carry agreements have not encountered any significant safety issues.”

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is expected to see a full floor vote this week.

Biased Agendas

Just a couple of questions about this Roy Moore blow up in the news. How is it that Moore’s accusers from three decades or more ago are treated as pure as the latest dusting of snow when we know some of them are Democrat campaign workers, one for Hillary’s 2016 criminal run.

When Bill Clinton’s accusers came out in the open, they were treated in the media as trailer trash, a batch of bimbos and worse by Hillary herself. The unbiased media (we know they are, they tell us they are) fawned all over Bill and called Bill’s accusers everything but whores. (I didn’t see that in print at least)

The State Owned Media is leading the Lefty minions in the typical format of accuse, he’s guilty, hang him and then we’ll have a trial. The GOP is going along because they are terrified that Moore is the first of the new wave of voter rejections of establishment clones. The GOP brought this on to themselves; 2018 is going to tell them what the voters think of their record.

If Moore does win his race, and those accusers are found to be fabulists, then what does the GOP do? Moore isn’t going to instantly become buddies with those who tried to trash him and he certainly won’t be voting for McConnell’s oh so wonderful ideas.

Hell, Jerry Lee Lewis married a 13 year old but then he just played the piano, he didn’t run for office.

Going to Services

I posted these this evening. For many years when working, I got stuck working because non-Vets traded Veterans Day off for the Friday after Thanksgiving. Since I became disabled and no longer could work, I made it a point to always go to my DAV Chapter to meet and then go to the VFW or the Legion for the 11:00 Service. (We alternated each year in Vermont)
Here in South Carolina, I have a different pattern. I’m going to the DAV Chapter to join my Brothers for the Services.
Be back on Sunday. Thanks for understanding.