I am the extremist your Government warned you about....
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"Seems that in Chicago, there are gonna be massive protests over the recent actions of ICE in rounding up illegal immigrant criminals....That is, folks who have committed a crime HERE IN THE US AFTER ENTERING ILLEGALLY....And that, is somehow unfair.
So, a Day Without Immigrants.....(they forget to say Illegal, but that is passed by the media)......And, of course, they won't just stay home quietly, which would make an impression. Instead, (surprise!!) there will be protests and gatherings and such.
And, oddly, a bunch of businesses in the greater Chicago area will be closed ....Restaurants, service facilities, other low wage paying, (relatively) unskilled job producing businesses. Odd, when I worked in restaurants, I could never afford to take a day off......
All because some criminals have been deported. No massive deportations, although, apparently, the threat of that has a LOT of folks nervous....it has , from reports, seriously impacted the Mexican (Latino) business community.....The one that serves the illegals.
ETA: It was pointed out to me that if ICE is smart, they'll observe which businesses are closed, in order to know where to look for undocumented illegal immigrant workers later...
This woman was bitching about the quality of the green peppers. (they were pretty bad).
I pointed out that it was a great thing that they had any fresh green peppers AT ALL...It was, in fact, February. In North America. That 20 years ago, there would have been NONE available...unless frozen.
She really didn't get it. As I said, "First World problems".
There is no shame in being wrong. There is shame in refusing to admit it, when someone points it out...Refusing to learn, or even BOTHER to learn where or when you went wrong. Of refusing to learn, or expand your knowledge. Of insisting that that which you believe is correct, even when the evidence causes doubt.
I don't expect people to believe when it is pointed out that they have an error in their knowledge or assumptions....I DO expect them to investigate and learn and decide if they are correct or not. Failure to do so is childish. Assuming one is always correct is foolish.
We have all been guilty of that, I suppose. I certainly have....
The Left has begun using the word "Nazi" to describe anyone that they disagree with....it has become their "hate" word in the past few weeks (Seems "Racist" doesn't work anymore?)
And, oddly, we are shown on the Television and Print media a great spate of incidents where people are drawing, spray painting, and using stickers of.....Swastikas.....Generally where there are a great number of people of Jewish extraction.
Is it just that the Media has "suddenly" decided to show us all these incidents? (or is it a false flag thing?)
Or are the Swastikas and other "Nazi" symbols.....part of the campaign to make "Nazi" the new hate word? The new epithet..?
One wonders. I have come to believe that there are no coincidences when it comes to the Media and attempts to influence public opinion.
Should be interesting in the courts today
Trump's team is gonna appeal the stay on his immigration ban.
As he should.
While I am not an attorney, (and don't even play one on TV), I haven't heard nor seen any arguments as to why the stay should be legal, nor valid. Some say "unconstitutional", but I don't see that....and I have asked for explanations....But no one can seem to come up with any cogent argument as to why that is....Nor even why the lower court found any reason to give the decision that it did.
"Because" won't cut it. Real, legal reasoned arguments will. And so far, besides emotion, I haven't seen anything. besides the former. Nothing resembling the latter.
If you want to honor "America", then sing it in American, not some other language. (If you can't speak the language, you never gonna be a part of this country). THis shit doesn't belong here. Advertise your product, don't try social engineering...
5:34: Now, Ford understands.....They just told me why I should buy a Ford, with no social commentary.
5:43: Google gets it too.
5:55 Now the Skittles ad is FUNNY.
6:00 API pissed their money away.
So did GoDaddy.
6:05: #WeAccept...a nice message. Still, doesn't belong here....Superbowl folks, not Kumbayah.
Yellowtail wines? Yeah, you wasted your money. But at least no social commentary.
6:13 The choice of spokesperson by T-Mobil is nearly as good as having Lon Horuchi give testimony on rifles......:
6:24. Tide. Nice.
6:29: Coke: Now that is a good commercial. No politics.
6:46 Alfa Romeo. Makes me wanna buy one.
7:09: 84 Lumber. Nice sentiment (you gotta go HERE to understand the whole thing) But breaking into the country isn't a good start to begin your life in you new home, now is it?
Again: This doesn't belong in the Superbowl.
I will remember this...and buy my home improvement products anywhere but 84 Lumber. No wonder Fox wouldn't run the whole thing. This is, at best unpatriotic....
7:39. Audi has a great, inspiring commercial.....
Right up 'til the end. Then it pissed me off. I may have to go look at Alfas...
Social engineering doesn't belong here...even if the message is good.
7:54 Funny, but I'll prolly not buy a Kia Niro.
8:05:30....Nice.....Walking Dead. Works for me.
8:12....T-Mobil is hitting it after stepping on their crank at the first....and no social commentary.
8:19 Lite Beer. Nice. Even though they never told me why theirs is better. But at least they didn't try to tell me why I should give up my country to invaders.....nor try to make me feel guilty for being an American....
8:31 Bud Light told me why I want to drink their beer. Works for me.
9:24 Congrats Patriots.
9:30 Hyundai. Nice commercial. Classy.
Overall, the commercials were not terribly entertaining, nor original, nor funny. Some did the job....I remembered the product and the name and others made sure I wouldn't buy that product or from that company. The social engineering , for me at least, backfired.
Don't get me wrong, I believe that these folks can spend their money any way they want, up to the FCC limits and to the limits that Fox will allow....That First Amendment thing and all....
All of you folks who like to toss around the word 'Nazi"....
Especially those who use it for Trump and his supporters, or Right wingers in general.
I'd like to see even one example of Nazi-ism. Seriously. You toss it around, but you won't back it up.
The Right leaning folks aren't acting like Brownshirts, we aren't eradicating you because you have a different race, nor religion, nor gender appeal, nor sexual identity. For the most part, we follow the law..... We are not frying people or beating them because we don't agree with your lifestyle.....We haven't penned you up because you don't meet the norms.....And you are still alive to use the word "Nazi"....Trust me, if those you care calling "Nazi" were, in fact Nazis, then you'd have a hard time complaining because you'd be dead or imprisoned awaiting death.....
Whereas the Left has nothing but hate for those who are different from them......They bash out windows everytime someone who is different than them or has different views tries to speak, they loot, they burn, they threaten violence and death. They don't seem to follow the rule of law, instead depending on numbers to let them get away with their violence and disregard for others. There is no tolerance for those who are different than they are. They use a lot of terms that aren't true, and make false statements ("against the Constitution!!!" when that thing isn't) and generally lie.... and people hear those words and believe in an unthinking manner.....Much like the happenings about 1938 and 1939......
So, again, where is the validity of the comparison to Nazis? How can you legitimately compare the Right to the National Socialists of Germany? Do you even know what the word means? Do you know enough history to even know what you are saying?
Or are you just parroting the words your facebook acquaintances are using to feel like part of a group? Following in and wallowing in the GroupThink and the crowd?
So Trumps "Muslim immigration Ban" (which isn't a ban, and doesn't target muslims, but hey, let's not quibble over the truth) has been (temporarily) stayed by a judge in Seattle. On a Friday (of course).
The temporary ban will likely be overturned.
It is my belief, that in cases like this, if a judges order is overturned they should be temporarily removed from the office of Judge pending removal as a judge permanently after case review by the judges who overturned that decision. Give them a chance to explain their reasoning and justify their decision...
Judges can make such decision with no consequences. There should be consequences. They have HUGE power, and it should be used well, and sparingly and with good conscience. Too often, judges fail to do the latter.
If they had the possibility of being removed as a judge, they might well think twice before making such decisions.
They Never Will. They'd rather march and blame men...Because "Patriarchy". The bulb will stay dark, but there will be calls for legislation and eventually a government commission that will result in no change in photon output.....
How does one deal with a person who is so totally party loyal they that they simply cannot look at any issue outside of "Political Party" and "What I read on Facebook". Not stupid, mind you, but really unthinking... Just a sheep following the herd. Parroting the party line because others do it.
Especially when it is a family member.
So far left they couldn't see the center if it was lit with flares. And they can't even understand that.
I say, Bring it. They need the US more than we need them. And, really, it is the southern part of the state (occupied by Leftists), not the northern, which wants this. The northern part wants to form their own state....They'd rather secede from California.
And if California goes up against the Feds, they will lose. They need the monies from Federal coffers to keep 'em alive. If they lose that, they lose about $100Billion in revenue. Add in revenue from the ports, (which would close if the Feds blockaded them or put an import tariff on all shipments from California). Other west coast port cities would thrive. The State needs the Fed money to keep the road network running. Without interstates (and the Fed monies to keep em in repair) the state is in Gridlock nearly immediately.
The southern part of the state can't pay their bills now. If they are no longer a part of the US (CalExit) then they won't have the rest of the states to prop up their deficits....The day it happens, they are bankrupt. The State doesn't produce enough electricity to power itself., so if they choose to defy the Feds, that can be a lever too.
If they want to secede, let 'em. That is just more wall to build, and more jobs to do so. The rest of the US can do without their vegetables, but they can't do without our cash.
Notice that at no time did she say that the Executive Order was illegal. Had she said that, and explained why, I might have some sympathy for her. But she didn't, so I don't. She lost it all over activism.
She defied her boss, and she lost her job over it.
And, of course, he forgets that HE named the 7 countries as hotbeds of terrorism and all....And HE banned musilims (or at least folks from some muslim majority countries....) But that isn't any of our business 'cause it all be in the past and all....
The Womyn's March, these immigration protests, etc. They aren't really protesting because they believe something, and are against a policy that goes against what they believe...
They are instead protesting Mr. Trump. The TEMPORARY immigration ban? Done by, among others, Barry the O did it, Clinton (William, not Hillary) did it, Carter did it, etc.
But that wasn't wrong, then. But Trump? OMFG then it is is REALLY BAD.
The Womyn who marched? No two of them could agree on what they were marching to accomplish. But "Vagina" and "Trump Bad" and "He won't take away my Rights" (no one could explain WHAT rights, mind you) ....But "Trump Bad".
It's almost like these are organized, like someone is planning them....Like someone is paying for them.....Just to protest Trump.
"The constitution says all refugees are welcome"....Really? Must be the abridged version. I checked just moments ago, and my version doesn't have that. Nor does the one I found in Wikipedia or any other source on the internet....I wonder what version he has read...if at all.
The Pope says we should welcome all refugees......This from a man who lives in a compound, behind a wall, and who controls an organizations sitting on BILLIONS of dollars in assets....that they choose not to use to change the plight of these people they condemn others for not helping. Can you say "hypocrite?
I have come to expect behavior of which the above are examples from leftists....ut it still irritates me when I see it.
Sorry, I'm no fan of the Panthers. (Had a run in with several Local "New Black Panthers" about 15 years ago. I'm not their favorite person even today, I'd bet. Didn't end well for them....I didn't like it either...
Having said that, One has to remember that they have the same rights as every other citizen, despite being counter culture folks who are, really, Black Supremacists....Until they break the law, they get the same shake as anyone else.
Disarming them is/was wrong. You can ban firearms in the courthouse (Not that I agree with that, but the courts have upheld that)....but to ban them in any demonstration? I don't think so.
Hate to say it, but I gotta side with the Panthers on this one.