Customs And Border Protection Next Target Of Illegal Alien Supporters

The illegal alien supporting crowd was, and still is, hot to trot to get rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I guess they want to stop things like this

along with many of the other non-illegal alien enforcement they’re involved in. But, now they want to go after a different agency, as we see here in the LA Times by Richard Parker

Forget ICE, the real problem is CBP

By day, helicopters fly overhead. Dusty patrol vehicles take up neighborhood parking lots. By night, klieg lights illuminate the new, 18-foot steel fence that snakes along the sand dunes. This strip of land thousands of miles long feels like occupied territory. And in a way, it is. I refer, of course, to the border between Mexico and the United States.

After the government incarcerated children in a nearby camp, critics called for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. But the better target for elimination, or at least downsizing, is the Customs and Border Protection agency, ICE’s big, paramilitary brother. It’s bloated and riddled with corruption.

Well, sure, there have been problems within the agency, or, at least accusations of impropriety. By this measure, we should get rid of the Department Of Education due to number of teachers having sexual relations with children in their charge.

Trump isn’t going to do anything about the problem; he’d rather yell about the MS-13 gang. Besides, the once-humble patrolmen on horseback are now certified members of the national security industrial complex. The taxpayer is paying the giant contractor, Accenture, $300 million to recruit 5,000 more officers. Only the next Congress can do something. Maybe.

Right, because MS-13 members are just saints, right?

Abolish ICE? That’s just a start.

These people will do anything to get rid of enforcement of our borders. Expect this abolish CBP push to grow. And this is the kind of thing that got Trump elected, and helps with his re-election.

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Thanks, Obama: Concealed Carry Permits Have Skyrocketed Over Past Decade

Mr. Obama wanted to skyrocket the cost of energy: instead, he’s really the gun salesman of the decade

(Daily Caller) The number of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits is soaring to new levels despite the rabid anti-gun activism following a slew of school shootings over the past year.

Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards.

The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped 111 percent faster for women than for men. Moreover, compared to white individuals, permits for Asian and black individuals spiked 29 percent and 20 percent quicker, respectively.

“That increase in women and minorities mirrors their changing views on guns,” John Lott, the founder of the CPRC, told Fox News. “A poll by [the] Pew [Research Center] helps to explain why there has been such a large increase in concealed handgun permits among blacks and women. The poll shows a 25 percentage point increase in the proportion of blacks with a favorable view of gun ownership. This is the largest increase of any group.”

Why did this happen? It is surely linked to the massive increase in firearms purchases during the Obama years, especially for handguns, as Obama and Democrats have constantly pushed for more restrictions on law abiding citizens. And when people purchase handguns, a large chunk will say “hey, I might as well get a CCW so I can carry if I want to.” Seeing the rising violence around the country in Democrats run cities surely emboldened citizens to get those CCWs. Knowing that police are loathe to get involved because they’ll be demonized by Democrats and their pet media surely caused many to get CCWs.

Funny, a massive spike in gun ownership and CCW permits is Obama’s legacy. I wonder if he’ll put this in his presidential library? Since most of the rest of his legacy has been reversed.

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Progressive Veterans Running For Congress Using Lots Of Fossil Fuels To Say Fossil Fuels Are Bad

If you go to the doctor and he/she tells you to quit smoking and lose some weight, and the doc smells like smoke and could clearly lose a few pounds, do you plan on listening?

Progressive veterans frame climate change as national security issue

Self-described “ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat” MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st District, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it’s hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy.

“Our dependence on foreign oil is just so damaging to our country on so many levels,” Hegar told ABC News in a June interview. “I respect other people’s freedom to be discerning and to make their own decisions. But they can’t deny that the U.S. military pays the price for our dependence on foreign oil – that our diplomacy and foreign policy is complicated by our dependence.”

Hegar is one of a number of progressive veterans running for Congress who have made climate change action a key part of their platforms.

“I don’t think another country, or another entity, like OPEC, should be able to have such an impact on our economy,” she said.

OK, so, then let us drill on our own soil, person who uses lots of fossil fuels for her motorcycle, and lots traveling around campaigning. Anyhow, she cares so much that there’s nothing on her issues page at her campaign website (which needs to reduce the number of scripts used).

Maura Sullivan, a former U.S. Marine officer in the Iraq War and Department of Veterans Affairs official in the Obama administration, is the Democratic candidate for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. Sullivan describes her growing worry over numerous environmental threats to national security, from displaced refugees in developing countries, to rising sea levels that could damage billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment.

“We face the potential for water shortage and famine — something we’ve seen the United States military respond to around the globe,” she told ABC News. “Our ability to respond to these crises is also significantly impaired by the threat of climate change itself. We’ve got billions of dollars of coastal assets, bases, that rising sea levels threaten.”

We saw this happen all the way back in the 1930’s. Did fossil fuels cause that? She does have a short blurb on ‘climate change’ and makes the unscientific link between clean air and water to ‘climate change.’ She also wants to institute Single Payer and make it much more difficult for law abiding gun owners.

Like Hegar, Sullivan saw the devastating effects of oil dependency firsthand during her time in the military — in particular, while serving as an operations and logistics officer in Iraq. She pointed out that over 3,000 American service members were killed in fuel supply convoys between 2003 and 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“A part of that is just purely caused by a dependence on oil. And, if we had a stored a replenishable energy source … there would simply be need for fewer convoys, and that saves thousands of American lives,” Sullivan said.

I don’t think tanks, Humvees, Bradleys, etc and so on will run on sunlight and unicorn farts. Or, is she claiming that these were wars for oil?

In Wisconsin, Randy “Ironstache” Bryce is the candidate vying for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s old seat in the 1st Congressional District. If he wins, he would flip the southeastern district blue after two decades of conservative control. He faces Bryan Steil, an attorney and former staffer for Ryan, whose website does not include any mention of climate change.

Bryce is among the most vocal candidates in 2018 on the urgency of climate action — he has built his campaign around a “Green New Deal” plan for environmentally sustainable jobs that pay a living wage. An army veteran, he told ABC News his time in the military convinced him that the threat of climate change extends beyond extreme weather and rising temperatures.

“As a result of being dependent on fossil fuels … we send troops to protect resources like oil,” Bryce said, citing the Iraq war as an example of why the U.S. must invest in independent, renewable energy sources.

Where were his complaints when Obama instigated military action to make sure the oil kept flowing from Libya to France and Britain?

Interestingly, none of these candidates mention that they’ve given up their own use of fossil fuels. Weird, that.

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Good News: ‘Climate Change’ Brings The End Of The World Near

With this whole “hothouse Earth” insanity, the Cult of Climastrology has moved firmly into the “doomsday cult” category

Climate Change Brings The World’s End Near

Climate change science’s worst nightmare is achieving the cut through. Even though the changes happening in the concentration of an atmospheric gas are life-or-death matters, it will still not engage the mainstreamers.

According to a new study led by Will Steffen, gas emissions are turning the Earth into a hothouse, and this effect is irreversible. (snip to end)

Unfortunately, the planet might end because of us and our lack of responsibility. We have been offered limited resources by nature, and we will soon finish them while destroying every bit of our home planet.

However, it is too late to change the situation.

Not to be outdone by Karen Miller at Canadian Homesteading, here’s the UK Guardian and Excitable Lucy Seigle

It’s the end of the Earth as we know it. Read all about it!

Achieving “cut through” is a nightmare for climate change science. It’s notoriously hard to get the mainstream engaged by changes in the concentration of an atmospheric gas, even if they’re life-or-death matters. So hats off to the crack team of Earth scientists, led by climate change professor Will Steffen, whose peer-reviewed report on how emissions are driving the Earth into an irreversible hothouse state has been downloaded more than 270,000 times to date. (snip)

Apparently, we can handle a frightening degree of complexity. So why not go the whole hog? Let’s talk about the real title of the report (barely mentioned) – Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene. OK, on first reading, it’s a little dry, but what we’re talking here is the fact that we’ve exerted such an impact on planetary processes that we humans have become a geological force in our own right. We’ve propelled ourselves out of the Holocene, where we experienced friendly conditions for 12,000 years, and have dumped ourselves in a new geological era, the Anthropocene, where conditions are likely to be bad news.

When will Warmists give up their own big carbon footprints?

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If All You See…

…is a horrible pool made from carbon polluting concrete, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Jihad Watch, with a post on the real feminists.

It’s Switzerland week!

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup

Happy Sunday! Yet another wonderful day in America. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the lizards are sunning themselves on the front porch. This pinup is by Greg Hildebrandt, with a wee bit of help.

What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Vlad Tepes covers Trudeau having a woman arrested for asking questions
  2. This ain’t Hell… has your Sunday feel good stories
  3. Theo Spark wonders what’s wrong with Minnesota
  4. The Right Scoop covers a judge denying CNN’s jury doxxing attempt
  5. The Powers That Be notes some really demented ice cream
  6. The Other McCain discusses gender-neutral parenting
  7. The Last Tradition covers San Fran’s new mayor wanting a plan on poop filled streets
  8. The Hayride wonders if we’re obsessed with cats
  9. The Feral Irishman notes that ESPN thirsts for death
  10. The Daley Gator covers how that knife/gun control is working
  11. Powerline discusses the Left outsourcing censorship
  12. Pacific Pundit notes an insane California resolution on apologizing to illegals
  13. neo-neocon covers a touching #walkaway story
  14. Moonbattery notes a state senator calling for the arrest of people who call cops on blacks
  15. And last, but not least, Legal Insurrection covers a seriously buried lede

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list.

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OMG: Immigrant Arrested By ICE While Bringing Wife To Deliver Baby!

When Donald Trump and Conservatives call out the news media for fake news, this is one of the things we’re talking about. This story was all over the news yesterday, positioning how utterly horrible it was that this happened. But, there’s a problem. This CBS NY article is emblematic of most

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital To Deliver Baby

A California woman says her husband was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while he drove her to the hospital to deliver their baby this week. Joel Arrona was arrested Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, and remains in custody pending “removal proceedings,” the federal agency said in a statement.

Arrona was driving his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section when they stopped to get gas. She said two ICE agents approached them and asked for identification, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Venegas showed the agents her ID, but said her husband did not have his with him. When the couple offered to get his ID at their home nearby, Arrona was taken into custody. Venegas said she was left at the gas station by herself and she was forced to drive herself to the hospital.

“I feel very bad right now,” Venegas told CBS Los Angeles in Spanish at the hospital as she held her baby boy. “My husband needs to be here. He had to wait for his son for so long, and someone just took him away.”

Then this

This has created a wealth of people tweeting and commenting about how disgusting this is, how horrible America is, how mean ICE is, and I’m sure lots of Useful Idiots are donating to the GoFundMe page. Idiots like this

The CBS LA story was updated with a bit of uber-relevant information that’s buried deep, for those who missed it in the updated headline (you can tell the original was different from the URL text)

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby, Says He Is Wanted For Homicide In Mexico

Maria told CBS2 Arrona-Lara, who is from Mexico, has never been stopped by police, and that he’s never been in trouble with the law, not even for a ticket. However, ICE said Saturday Arrona-Lara was picked up because he is wanted by law enforcement authorities in Mexico on an outstanding homicide warrant.

An attorney representing Arrona-Lara on behalf of the nonprofit San Bernardino Community Service Center said those charges are unconfirmed. Emilio Amaya Garcia told CBS2 he has been in contact with the Mexican consulate who said it currently has no information about ICE’s claim.

That’s right, he’s wanted on a murder charge. The Handford Sentinel goes a step further from the usual use of “immigrant”, “migrant”, or “undocumented immigrant”

The Latest: US says man was arrested on outstanding warrant

Their original story did not mention murder, but, they did update for their article about a “U.S. man” being detained by ICE.

If you look through the #AbolishICE hashtag on Twitter, you’ll see that there are lots who did not get the information on the murder charges, and this is still going on this morning. Rep Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass) wrote “There’s heartless and then there’s whatever the hell this is.” He has yet to update noting the murder charges.

And this is what we call fake news.

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Climatruther: Let’s Put A Price On Other People’s Carbon Output

This is one of those small things, but, when you have lots of small things they add up to a big thing. Kinda like that change jar with pennies, nickles, and dimes, which suddenly has $100 in. And this small thing is a Warmist wanting to put his beliefs on Other People

Letter: Put a price on carbon pollution

Unfortunately this summer’s weather reminds me of last summer’s weather — hot, hazy, and dry. Climate scientists tell us that the atmosphere will continue to warm with additional carbon dioxide. This dangerous trend can be changed by putting a price on carbon pollution.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s fee and dividend plan proposes to place a steadily increasing fee, a price, on the carbon content of fossil fuels at the source: mine, well, or port of entry, then to distribute the net revenue collected via a monthly dividend check to households. For most households the monthly dividend will exceed increased energy costs. Together, a price on carbon pollution and the resulting dividend will prompt households to choose products and services that are less carbon-intensive, thereby taking responsible action to reduce carbon pollution.

Most Americans favor a type of fee and dividend model. The Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2018 were updated this month showing that an “estimated 68 percent of adults support taxing fossil fuel companies while equally reducing other taxes.”

Please take a few minutes to call Rep. DeFazio (202-225-6416), Sen. Wyden (202-224-5244), and Sen. Merkley (202-224-3753). Ask them to act on the present and future danger of uncontrolled climate change by putting a price on carbon pollution. Future generations will thank you for making these calls.

The point here is that the letter by Jim Holm to the Corvallis Gazette-Times shows what all these little Warmists have been told to believe: we’ll place taxes on things like fossil fuels companies and everything will be fine. That That Guy should pay. Yet, again, these little boob members of the Cult of Climastrology never offer to do anything in their own lives. And then they’ll be the first ones caterwauling when they’re cost of living skyrockets. And this shows that it is all about things other than science. To paraphrase Glenn Reynolds “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis act like it’s a crisis in their own lives.”

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If All You See…

…is a beautiful, calm day that will soon be replaced by horrific doomy storms, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Pacific Pundit, with a post on someone else who had their security clearance pulled.

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‘Climate Change’ To Make Danger Of Tsunamis Greater Or Something

This is your fault for taking a fossil fueled trip to the beach and riding fossil fueled boats and jet skis

New tsunami risk for Hull as experts say ‘absolute worst case’ predictions weren’t bad enough
Hull has already been hit by tidal surges but climate change means it is at greater risk from huge waves

With much of Hull lying below sea level and with the East Yorkshire coast eroding at an alarming rate the risk of more tsunamis is not good news.

The risk of the devastation caused by the huge waves is bigger than previously estimated because of climate change, according to new findings.

Tsunamis are destructive fast-moving waves that can be triggered by earthquakes, mountain slides, or meteor impacts.

But now because of sea-levels rising the risks for coastal communities around the world are growing, Plymouth Live reports.

OMG, this is horrible!

It is not clear if Hull has ever been affected by a tsunami throughout its history, but the city has been badly affected by tidal flooding.

So, it’s never happened going back thousands of years, but, a town that’s below sea level has been affected by flooding? Shocking!

But a new study by researchers suggests what was previously assumed to be the ‘absolute worst case’ regarding tsunamis now appears to be ‘modest’ for what is predicted in some locations.

The new findings show the likely increase of flooding would also move further inland than previously estimated from tsunamis following earthquakes.

Stop. Just stop.

For the study, Dr Weiss and his colleagues created computer-simulated tsunamis at current sea level and with sea-level increases of 1.5 feet and three feet in the Chinese territory of Macau.

You had me at “computer-simulated.” Not to be outdone, we have this from an Irish paper

Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists warned after a study found that worldwide sea-level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out.

Smaller earthquakes that currently pose no serious tsunami threat could unleash waves capable of decimating coastal cities.

It’s all about linking naturally occuring events to the Cult of Climastrology and predicting doom, yet, these same people won’t make their lives carbon neutral. Go figure.

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