Historical happenings

5/22/1819 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

5/22/1842 ~ Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns in New York state when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.

5/22/1915 ~ Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.

Historical happenings

5/19/1643 Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Harbor form the United Colonies of New England

5/19/1780 ~ About midday, near-total darkness descends on New England, now known to be caused by forest fires in Canada

5/19/1921 ~ Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system

Those that believe in immortality

There are those with sight that cannot see; they are clueless to impending injury. One has to believe that the Death Shield conferring Immortality extends to all manner of physical ruination.

Having vision akin to that of Superman is a gift. Why does he need that baggie protection since he has the gift of Immortality?

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Parsing in Vermont, the Proggy way

One might ask Governor Scott just what oath he took when he was sworn into office. It seems to us here at Loon Watch, that oaths taken by public officials usually contain such words as uphold the law, follow the Constitution and other niceties like not breach the public trust and not commit misdemeanors.

We haven’t found any wording allowing for upholding only those laws found in favor. Strange that the people writing the Constitutions both State(s) and US didn’t put in that wording. Guess they weren’t Progressives.

From Vermont Watchdog:

Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he would consider deporting some criminal aliens residing in Vermont illegally.

The statement represents a modest change in the governor’s approach to illegal immigration, which has been at odds with the Trump administration’s policy and executive orders.

 HERE is the full posting from:

More excerpts from the article follow:

On March 28, Scott signed into law S.79 , a bill crafted to shield illegal immigrants from “compulsory collection of personally identifying information, or dissemination of that information for purposes of establishing a mandatory federal registry or database.”

Immigration experts have told Watchdog that concealing data about illegal immigrants could cause Vermont to lose federal dollars it receives to support a variety of programs, including law enforcement. [snip]

Vermont Watchdog has reported that among the characteristics the state wants hidden from federal immigration enforcement officers are immigration status, national origin, religion, race and color. But, following Scott’s statement on Thursday, it is uncertain how deportation in Vermont can occur without some state officials revealing the status of criminal immigrants in contradiction to the spirit of S.79.

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Political Speak

The only item missing from Ryan’s pitch from the podium in the House is a loud, large checked suit reminiscent of a used car salesman, wide lapels and large pant cuffs.

Otherwise the line of BS he’s handing out about his health care plan reeks of the same crap as it was owned by a little old lady who only drove it to church and bingo. HORSE PUCKEY!

Ryan Warns: If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse’

Casting his ObamaCare replacement bill as the only chance to save America from a complete health-care collapse, Speaker Paul Ryan Sunday countered his conservative critics who say the bill fails to make good on Republicans’ promise to repeal ObamaCare.

“Understand the speaker’s plan doesn’t repeal ObamaCare,” a member of the House Republicans’ Freedom Caucus, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), said Sunday. “Even Charles Krauthammer said that, called it ObamaCare Lite, as you said earlier. It doesn’t bring down premiums and it doesn’t unite Republicans. So, why not do what we all voted for just 15 months ago, clean repeal, and then get focused and build some momentum to actually replace ObamaCare with something that’s going to bring down costs?”

Ryan said his bill, called the American Health Care Act, is in fact the only way to successfully repeal ObamaCare.

“Look, when you are a governing party getting consensus among your wide, big-tent party, not — everybody doesn’t get what they want, but we are getting much better policy here,” the Speaker of the House said of his conservative critics. “Let me put it this way: Obamacare is collapsing. If we just did nothing, washed our hands of the situation, we would see a further collapse of the health insurance markets. So we feel an obligation to step in front of that collapse and replace this law with one that works, that has more freedom.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is another Republican critic of Ryan’s handling of ObamaCare’s repeal. He says Ryan’s bill makes the current problems in ObamaCare even worse, and is calling to slow down the process. [snip]

If ObamaCare is going to collapse and it will, let it go. That is what the Jackasses sold the people. Don’t even bother to pick up the pieces. The Government doesn’t belong in the health care business anyway. You cannot point to anything that thew Government deals with that doesn’t get bollixed up in some fashion, then turn into a nightmare.