Two stories generally missed by the main stream media

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Guatemala’s president says Biden’s “confusing” messages created border crisis

New York Post reports on the words of the Guatemalan president prior to the nearly $1 billion sent to the golden triangle and Mexico.

Guatemala’s president is blaming the Biden administration’s “confusing” messages ​for creating the crisis at the US border — the second leader to make that claim after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made similar remarks in March.

“I believe that in the first few weeks of the Biden administration, messages were confusing. They were compassionate messages that were understood by people in our country, especially the coyotes, to tell families, ‘We’ll take the children,’” President Alejandro Giammattei said Tuesday during an interview on MSNBC.

“And children can go, and once children are there, they will call their parents,” he continued.

He said the messages were confusing “not because of the way they were communicated but because of the way they were translated here.”

Giammattei said that when unaccompanied minors begin to make the trek to the US, it creates a “matter of concern because as soon as they cross the border between Mexico and the US, they fall into the hands of cartels and prostitution networks, and so on.​”​​

The Guatemalan president said he has seen coyotes carrying out “horrible acts” like dropping children from atop high walls, adding that “this is not humane behavior.”

​He also faulted the US and other countries for not responding adequately to the surge of migrants.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Yes, Joe Biden owns this surge (not global warming or Trump or any other thing Democrats would like to blame today)

Of course, we know that Joe Biden stood before campaign crowds and called for a surge at the border. We know this because it happened on stage more than one time.

Guatemalan protesters tell Kamala Harris “Trump won”

New York Post also reports on the words of Guatemalan protesters along the route that Kamala took.

Vice President Kamala Harris was greeted Monday by protesters in Guatemala telling her “Trump won” and “go home” — as the country’s president blamed President Biden for this year’s migrant crisis.

The rally was visible to Harris’ motorcade as she arrived to meet with Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei one day after he blamed the US for luring his constituents north.

“Kamala, Trump won,” read a large sign near the Central American country’s presidential palace.

“Kamala, Mind Your Own Business,” another sign said, according to a pool report.

Images posted to Twitter show other signs, including one that tells Biden’s migration czar: “Kamala, Go Home.”

Another large sign set up by activists features a doctored photo of a pregnant Harris.

The poster read, “Guatemala is pro-life #momalahelpme.” Harris does not have biological children.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Considering the billions of dollars American taxpayers have dumped into Central America, there is good reason for Central Americans to want us out

Only the politicians benefit from Biden’s dropping nearly a billion dollars into the pockets of ranking politicians in Central America. The populace does not benefit. In fact, most of the youngest have moved out. Almost 20% of the Guatemalan economy comes from remittances submitted by expats to support family back at home. So the system of dumping money in politicians pockets and (as Biden put it) “forcing” the population to move to America does not benefit the general population of Guatemala.

So it should not come as a surprise that they tell us that they, too, supported Trump and want Kamala out.

Additionally, now that Biden has announced that he has formed an alliance with big business to exploit labor in Central America provide employment in Central America (even while we are having hard times in America with getting people to go back to work), we should not be surprised. 

 

Denying Biden some wins.

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Texas Governor Abbott makes two efforts at forcing Biden to pay attention to the problems Biden’s border crisis has created

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declares state of emergency at the border over Biden border crisis

The Federalist reports in a 2 June 2021 article that Governor Abbott has taken action against the Biden border crisis by declaring a state of emergency in the border counties.

AbbottTexas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration Tuesday in the face of an overwhelming influx of illegal immigration since President Joe Biden took office.

“Landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them,” Abbott said in a press release. “Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government’s absence.”

The governor said Tuesday’s disaster declaration will now open state access to resources and strategies to handle the spike in immigration that is also bringing spikes in other crimes.

In one south Texas community, profiled by Federalist Political Editor John Davidson, residents say the immigration issue is the worst it’s ever been, featuring car chases, broken fences, vandalized property, and corpses recovered by law enforcement. While corporate coverage focuses almost exclusively on families and children making the dangerous trip in the name of the American dream, more than 70 percent of illegal U.S. entrants since October have been single adults.

“Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez says this year is already far worse than 2019 and reminds him more of 2012, when his deputies recovered a record 129 bodies and Texas became the deadliest state in the country for illegal immigrants,” Davidson wrote.

Smugglers traveling in smaller groups have become more sophisticated at using GPS to drive cross-country and ram through fences in a vast landscape patrolled with limited resources at law enforcement’s disposal.

(Read more on the extent of the problem at The Federalist)

The Biden border crisis so resembles the Democrat “bail reform” effort in terms of unintended consequences

So far this year, Houston has had 119 murders in 2021 that can be traced to felons who have been released by social justice judges on low-bonds or personal recognizance bonds. That is up from 2020, which was a record year for the same reason (and where a total of 145 were killed by the year’s end).

These two years of record murders can be attributed to a Soros-backed Democrat District Attorney, a handful of social-justice Democrat judges, and a complicit Harris County Democrat party power structure that protects these corrupt politicians.

Therefore, Democrat-conceived bail reform has had the unintended consequence of a large spike in murders.

Similarly, during the first two months of Biden’s installation, America was in line to have 2 million illegal aliens come over our southern border (or at least that was the projection of the Washington Post). During that same time frame, facilities were overrun. Additionally, Biden has been caught shipping illegal aliens to the interior of America.

Therefore, the Biden-conceived open-borders policy has had an unintended consequence of bringing millions in from the still-COVID-active areas of Central and South America. Additionally, we are supposed to ignore the way Biden has been spreading these illegals all over the interior (especially in Red states that are employing).

Abbott orders Texas child-care regulators to yank licenses of facilities housing illegal alien minors

The Dallas Morning News provides its own leftward slant on how Governor Abbott ordered the decertification of childcare facilities housing illegal alien minors.

ChildCareEscalating his showdown with President Joe Biden, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered state child-care regulators to yank licenses from facilities that house minors who crossed the state’s southern border without papers and were detained.

Currently, 52 state-licensed general residential operations and child placing agencies in Texas have contracts with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement to care for undocumented immigrant children. ORR contracts with about 200 facilities in 22 states.

Within three months or so, Abbott’s move apparently would force them to stop serving unaccompanied minors because the facilities must have state licenses to qualify for the federal contracts.

The effects are unclear: Nationwide, there are now about 17,000 unaccompanied children, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But it’s unclear how many of those children are in state licensed facilities in Texas, as opposed to unlicensed emergency sites such as the one that just closed in Dallas or the site at Fort Bliss Army base in El Paso that can hold up to 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children and teens.

Denying the Biden administration use of the state-licensed shelters could force more of the children to be held at U.S. Customs and Border Protection stations – facilities deemed unsuitable for children.

In his executive order, though, Abbott linked recent increases in immigration to the state’s ongoing capacity crisis in foster care.

“The unabated influx of individuals resulting from federal government policies threatens to negatively impact state-licensed residential facilities, including those that serve Texas children in foster care,” the Republican governor says in the order. In it, he accuses the federal government of “commandeering” state resources to cover for its own flubs.

“There are several counties in Texas, more than a dozen counties in Texas, that requested a gubernatorial disaster declaration for the border,” Abbott told The Dallas Morning News Tuesday“I declared their disaster declaration.”

Former federal child-welfare official Mark Greenberg, though, said Abbott’s move is likely to shrink already-tight capacity in the nation’s makeshift system for caring for the immigrant children.

“This would be a major setback,” said Greenberg, who was a top official of the Administration for Children and Families, which includes the resettlement agency, during former President Barack Obama’s administration.

“It would be enormously disruptive to the providers who have been providing shelter and services to unaccompanied children in Texas for many years, and have substantial expertise and experience from providing those services.”

Leecia Welch, attorney at the National Center for Youth Law, said in a text that closing down all licensed placements in Texas for unaccompanied children will displace about 4,000 children and “add even more chaos to an already chaotic situation. The order could force providers with substantial expertise to leave the state and put many people out of their jobs.

(Read more of liberal whining at the Dallas Morning News)

If Biden won’t see the light, maybe it is time for him to feel the heat

So far, only Texans and other common Americans have felt the pain of Joe Biden’s policies.

Hopefully, the decertification of his “partners in crime” will put a crimp in his plans.

Too soon used, too late wise

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I know that the adage says “Too soon old, too late wise;” however, in the cases of these mothers and the American people, it is not age (but being used) that is central to the situation.

The focus is not on Black lives at Black Lives Matter

The mothers of Tamir Rice and Breonna Taylor express that the memories of their loved ones have been used

The Epoch Times reports on the incredulity of two mothers in regard to the actions of the founders of Black Lives Matter.

Patrisse CullorsThe mothers of several people whose names have been invoked by Black Lives Matter activists panned the group’s co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, for benefitting “off the blood” of their family members.

Cullors last week announced last week that she would be departing the organization, coming after reports disclosed her finances and real estate holdings.

“They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won’t even talk to us,” Samaria Rice, the mother of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, who was shot by police in Cleveland, told the New York Post.

Rice added that she contacted Black Lives Matter to help in re-opening a federal investigation into her son’s death in 2014, exchanging several emails with Cullors years ago before nothing came of it.

“I don’t believe she is going anywhere,” Rice said of the BLM co-founder. “It’s all a facade,” she continued. “She’s only saying that to get the heat off her right now.”

Lisa Simpson, whose son was also killed in a Los Angeles Police Department officer-involved incident in 2016, also criticized the organization’s co-founder.

“Now she doesn’t have to show her accountability,” Simpson, 52, told the newspaper in reference to Cullors’ move to leave the organization. “She can just take the money and run.”

In an interview with The Associated Press, Cullors said that recent criticism and reports about her finances were not the reason why she’s leaving Black Lives Matter, saying she wants to focus on other endeavors including a book and a TV deal with Warner Bros.

(Read more at the The Epoch Times)

Some have accused these mothers of envy of the George Floyd gravy train

I think that they really feel used by a Black Lives Matter leadership that bought its mansions without giving significantly to the people who need support. However, how giving was Stalin? Didn’t he live in palaces, dachas, and other homes?

Spendthrift Biden wants to use our tax dollars to buy votes

Biden’s DHS plans to pay $86 million to a charity to house illegal aliens

The Daily Mail reported in a 23 April 2021 article that Joe Biden planned to send $86.9 million to a Texas charity to house illegals.

illegalsThe Department of Homeland Security is reportedly laying plans to increase the number of migrants released into the U.S. as the Biden administration struggles to cope with the ongoing surge at the border.

Internal DHS communications show that expanding the number of migrants in the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program is a priority, and the department is pushing to streamline the program, Fox News reported on Friday.

The ATD program releases migrants who are present in the U.S. illegally as they await status hearings, monitoring them through such measures as periodic check-ins and GPS ankle bracelets.

The expansion of the program was perhaps inevitable, as the government faces a dramatic surge in illegal crossings at the border, with more than 172,000 encounters in March alone, including an historic number of unaccompanied children.

Currently, most solo adults are slated for quick deportation. But adults that cross with young children, as well as unaccompanied children, are typically allowed to remain in the U.S. 

“The Biden administration has made it clear that the border is not open,” a DHS spokesperson said regarding the expansion of the ATD program. 

“Our policy is to expel single adults and families. In situations where individuals cannot be expelled, they are placed into removal proceedings and a custody determination is made, which could result in an Alternative to Detention program,’ the spokesperson added. 

The Biden administration has gone to dramatic lengths to cope with the crisis, shipping unaccompanied children to be housed as far away from the southern border as Pennsylvania, and spending $86.9million to house 1,200 migrants in hotels until September.

Republicans blame the crisis on Biden, saying he dismantled key immigration rules imposed by Donald Trump. Democrats say that Biden inherited a broken system, including cruel policies he is attempting to remedy. 

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

I am all for giving, but do not support the idea of taxing people into poverty

While Biden focuses on the warm and fuzzy feelings he wants to generate by handing out free housing, food, and other things the rest of us have to struggle even more to bring into our households, he lies about “the border is not open.”

Add to that, this left-leaning outlet does its best to demonize President Trump by quoting (unchallenged) Democrats in their assertion that Biden “inherited a broken system, including cruel policies.” Bull.

Biden warns Republicans not to “get in the way” of more spending

The Washington Times reports that Biden has warned Republicans not to “get in the way” of more spending.

Biden1President Biden on Thursday warned Republicans touting parts of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package they universally opposed not to “get in the way” of the $4 trillion-plus economic agenda Mr. Biden says is needed to sustain a longer-term economic recovery.

Mr. Biden whipped out a list of GOP lawmakers he said are praising parts of the relief package while they’re back home in their districts, like a special fund for hard-hit restaurants and money for community health care centers.

“Some people have no shame,” the president said, laughing. “But I’m happy. I’m happy they know that it benefitted their constituents. That’s OK with me.

“But if you’re going to try to take credit for what you’ve done, don’t get in the way of what we still need to do,” the president said.

Congressional Democrats muscled the package through in March without a single Republican vote.

“I’m not going to embarrass any one of them, but I have here a list of how back in their districts they’re bragging about the rescue plan,” the president said.

(Read more at Washington Times)

To Biden: My representatives should stand up to your reckless spending

If my representatives represent me and the majority of the voters in my district, then they (on the state and national levels) will stand up against the type of spending Biden wants.

Otherwise, they do not represent me.

Biden HHS spending $60 million each week to house migrant children

The Daily Caller provides another view of the expense of just housing the illegal alien minors in a 27 May 2021 article.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reportedly spending at least $60 million per week to house unaccompanied migrant children who have crossed the southern border.

President Joe Biden’s administration expects those costs to rise even more in the coming months, according to a report from The Washington Post. Government data revealed the cost for each migrant child to be housed in existing shelters to be $290 per day.

Those existing shelters, which have enough beds to hold around 7,700 children, have been overrun in recent weeks due to the migrant crisis at the border. At least ten emergency facilities have been set up to add an additional 16,000 beds, according to The Post.

Capacity limits have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, about 8,500 children are reportedly already living in these emergency shelters, with 4,000 more soon to be transferred from overcrowded permanent shelters.

Biden’s HHS has struck deals with several entities to set up new temporary shelters, including the city of San Diego and the Pentagon. The costs at these new facilities are higher than the permanent shelters, adding up to roughly $775 per day per child, HHS Administration for Children and Families spokesman Kenneth Wolfe told The Post.

Unaccompanied minors are currently spending an average of 31 days in HHS custody before being released to a family member or qualified sponsor, which would total a cost of around $24,000 in the temporary facilities. Government projections indicate somewhere between 22,000 and 26,000 children will arrive each month and need housing until September, according to The Post.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

In addition to housing, we are feeding, transporting, educating, and (sometimes) clothing the illegals.

Some sources even say we provide healthcare to the illegals. What is left for them to provide for themselves in Biden’s new socialist utopia?

 

Joe Biden continues his foreigners-first agenda

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Biden works for the energy concerns of Russia (who bankrolled him through Hunter)

Biden canceled Keystone Pipeline, but will waive sanctions on the company in charge of a major Russian pipeline

The Western Journal reports that Joe Biden, who killed the Keystone XL pipeline and its thousands of associated jobs, plans to waive sanctions on a Russian pipeline.

BidenKeystoneXL_ExOrderPresident Joe Biden notoriously stopped the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline back in January, but his administration is making it easier for one of the United States’ most prominent adversaries to finish one in Europe.

An Axios report discovered that the State Department plans to waive sanctions for Nord Stream 2 and its CEO Matthias Warnig, who is a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is already 95 percent complete, and is intended to be an easy way for Russian gasoline to be transported to Germany.

While sanctions are being lifted on the company, the ships used to help finish the project will be sanctioned.

Originally, there was serious concern about the pipeline, as it would give Russia significant control over Europe’s energy supply.

“I am determined to do whatever we can to prevent that completion, the last hundred yards, I very much agree,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during his confirmation hearing in January.

A major goal of the project is for Russia to no longer have to go through Ukraine to transport gas, as the former Soviet states are adversaries.

“The Biden administration has been clear that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a Russian geopolitical project that threatens European energy security and that of Ukraine and eastern flank NATO allies and partners,” a State Department spokesperson told Axios.

This move by the Biden administration to let Russia complete its pipeline — seemingly because the president is afraid of making Germany upset — is a slap in the face to Americans who are losing work due to liberal climate policies.

(Read more at the Western Journal)

Since Biden seems ready to nix everything Trump did and since Trump centered on “America first,” this logically follows for all those Never-Trumper voters

This is just from the first 100 days of a 4-year term.







Biden caves to the environmentalists and kills thousands of jobs on his first day in office. He buttresses that by closing federal land leased to drilling companies and offshore oil/gas leases. If those points were not enough for the environmentalists, he eliminates subsidies for oil companies (an action which benefits foreign oil companies), eliminates right-of-way access for drillers across federal lands, and stops maintaining shipping lanes in rivers.

Then, when Russian hackers attack a U.S. gasoline pipeline, it’s the company that pays the hackers millions to restore operation.

So, what do we find now? Biden has done the exact opposite for a Russian pipeline as what he did for the American pipeline. He enabled it — for those who paid his son millions of dollars, he greased the skids.

This hypocrite allows the dirtier Russian oil/gas sector to open a major pipeline into Germany (a natural gas need that America was supplying and could have continued to supply had Biden not thrown America into an anti-fossil fuel tailspin).

This is more proof that Biden does not act without approval from his overlords in Moscow and Bejing.

Biden continues his focus on the welfare of illegals

Biden’s HUD to let illegal immigrants use taxpayer funds for public housing

The Washington Times reported on how Biden’s HUD will house illegal aliens at a cost to taxpayers.

BidensGravyTrainForIllegalsHousing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said Monday the Biden administration won’t prevent illegal immigrants from access to public housing, as she announced a program to deliver $5 billion in emergency housing vouchers aimed at preventing homelessness.

Asked if the administration would pursue a Trump-era policy to make sure that only U.S. citizens receive housing aid, Ms. Fudge said, “The answer is no.”

“We are doing everything we can possibly to take any living person in this nation off the streets,” she told reporters. “That’s kind of our posture.”

In 2019, the Trump administration proposed tightening regulations to prevent undocumented immigrants from accessing federally subsidized housing. Then-HUD Secretary Ben Carson said the federal government needed to “make certain our scarce public resources help those who are legally entitled to it.”

“Fairness requires that we devote ourselves to legal residents who have been waiting, some for many years, for access to affordable housing,” Mr. Carson said at the time.

Ms. Fudge announced that HUD will use money from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package signed into law in February to provide 70,000 emergency housing vouchers nationwide to about 750 local housing authorities. She said it will help about 130,000 people find or keep safe, quality housing.

HUD’s most recent count of the U.S. homeless population in January 2020 found about 580,000 people living on the streets, up 2% from the previous year. But Ms. Fudge said the pandemic has worsened the problem in the U.S., with more people homeless or at risk of losing their homes.

“We are providing communities the resources to give homes to the people who have had to endure the COVID-19 pandemic without one,” she said.

The money will be distributed to communities within the next 30 to 60 days.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

We’ll fly you around, give you free housing, but we don’t encourage you to come.

The Biden administration demonstrates how they will house illegal aliens in houses that American poor have been waiting to qualify for over the past four or more years. They take money from the Obamacare program to fly these illegal aliens across the nation. Still, they want us to believe that they are discouraging the people from coming by paying the leaders of their nations of origin billions of dollars.

Someone give me a rimshot.

Joe Biden Diverts Healthcare Cash to Help Illegal Migrants

Breitbart reports that the Biden administration has diverted Healthcare monies from Obamacare to help illegal aliens.

BidenDivertsPresident Joe Biden has taken $2 billion from Americans’ healthcare programs to help deliver migrant youths and children to their illegal-migrant parents throughout the United States, press reports say.

“The Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] has diverted more than $2 billion meant for other health initiatives toward covering the cost of caring for unaccompanied immigrant children,” Politico reported May 15. The article continued:

The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response. Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

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In addition to transferring money from the Strategic National Stockpile and Covid-19 testing, HHS also has pulled roughly $436 million from a range of existing health initiatives across the department.

The program costs are expected to reach almost $9 billion by October according to a leaked report in the New York Times.

The transfer of funding to the growing population of more than 50,000 foreign children and youths means fewer resources for lower-profile American kids, as their diverse American parents are damaged by the Chinese virus, cheap labor migration, job losses, housing costs, drugs, or homelessness.

The Politico report follows the leak of a government report to the May 10 New York Times.  The leaked report showed how the HHS agency expects to spend almost $9 billion by October to implement Biden’s decision to import the youths and children of U.S.-based illegal migrants.

“Current projections show [a] preliminary budget estimate of $8.6b for FY21,” said the briefing for officials in HHS. It continued:

With existing resources, a shortfall (of 366m) occurs in May and grows quickly through July with an overall project shortfall in excess of $4 billion

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OMB approved an additional transfer from HHS resources to the UC [UAC] programing the amount of $850 million this week. This funding is not reflecting in this morning balance — will be added once [the] execution process is complete. There may be [an] additional $846.5 million available in future weeks. This will mitigate but not fully resolve the project budget shortfall.

The HHS spending does not including spending — or diverted resources — at other agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

(Read more on HHS and Republican actions at Breitbart)

I can’t believe that Biden tries to blame Trump for the rush of youths at the border

I will have to thank Breitbart for the following tweet; however, I have even more thanks to the Republicans who responded to Mayorkas in the tweets after that.



 

After yesterday’s upbeat post, here are some points to bring us back to reality in Joe Biden’s America

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Porkulous? Earmark-ageddon?

McConnell: ‘Great chance’ of deal with Biden on infrastructure

Breitbart reports on a little admission by Mitch McConnell which might dog us and our children for years.

GreatChanceSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” that there was a “great chance” of getting a deal with President Joe Biden and the Democrats on infrastructure.

McConnell was commenting on the meeting he attended earlier with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the president and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office.

Baier said, “Tell us about that meetings. How do you describe it? What did you take from it?”

McConnell said, “Well, no staff in there, just the six of us, the vice president was there. We had a very cordial meeting for about an hour and a half and discussed an issue upon which there is a great chance we could get a bipartisan outcome, and that’s infrastructure. I did make clear to the president that we’re not willing to go back and raise taxes.”

He continued, “I think the take away from the meeting, Bret, is that I think both sides would like to get an outcome.”

McConnell said, “I think they want a deal this time. I think they want a deal with us because I don’t think they think they can pass this second effort through a reconciliation package. In other words, I don’t think they can get their own ducks in a row, and so they are coming to us, and that’s generally how you reach bipartisan agreements plus, the subject matter is pretty popular on both sides of the aisle.”

(Read as much as you can stand at Breitbart)

Uncle Joe has already been on a spending spree. We don’t need Uncle Mitch and his globalist friends encouraging him.

As detailed below, we already have the beginning parts of inflation. We don’t need the hyperinflation that comes with the spending that Joe and Mitch seem to want to push through.

Joe sure isn’t focused on making life better for citizens

White House: Joe Biden focused on making life better for migrants, not visiting the border

Breitbart comments on an admission by Jen Psaki on what Joe has done on the border.

PsakiWhite House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Joe Biden was focused on making life better for unattended migrant minors on the border, not traveling to the southern border to address the crisis.

“Our focus remains on solutions,” she said at the White House daily press briefing.

She dismissed calls for President Biden to visit the southern border to address the crisis, arguing it would not help the children found unattended on the border.

“If going to the border changed that or helped that, that would be one thing, but our focus is on implementing pieces so we can make their lives better,” she said.

Psaki was asked to react to the shocking video of five migrant girls, ages one to five, found abandoned by smugglers on a rancher’s land.

“That was a heartbreaking situation and we’re thankful for the work of CBP to ensure those minors’ safety,” she said.

Paski also argued the administration would continue advising migrants not to come to the United States.

“This is another example of why we continue to be very clear that individuals should not make the treacherous journey north and put their lives in the hands of smugglers or others for unsafe circumstances,” she said.

(Read more at Breitbart)

In retrospect, do you remember the price of gasoline in 2020?

CirclebackDo you remember gas prices that were not nearing double of last year’s price? Do you remember getting gasoline without having to join a Jimmy-Carter-esque line? Have you heard that this is not going away when the Colonial mess gets fixed?

This has happened during the first 100 days.

This follows:

  • The shutdown of the Keystone XL pipeline,
  • Suspension of gas leases in the Gulf and on government lands,
  • Suspension of oil/gas driller access to properties when the access crosses government properties,
  • Suspension of maintenance of shipping lanes on rivers,
  • Elimination of fossil fuel subsidies,
  • A tightening of methane regulations, and
  • other limitations on the oil/gas industry.

So do you think that Biden will change his mind on any of this? Do you think he will do anything in time to make a difference?

For that matter, have you seen the price of chicken, carrots, or celery?

Making chicken soup from scratch has suddenly gotten a lot more expensive. And if you say, “Well, then I will just go with canned” — you’re not getting away from inflation (since manufacturers are packing less concentrate into each can). Likewise, making a hamburger or a ham sandwich or buying a car or a dish washer has almost gotten more expensive.

And anyone looking at plywood or studs had better be related to the Rockefellers.

Of course, all of this cannot be dumped on Biden. This comes from years of printing money and bailing out the banks — the “quantitative easing” where the Fed printed money and bought stock willy-nilly throughout the Obama and Trump years.

However, to be proposing 10 trillion in the first 100 days of Biden’s administration has to be a new low in the digging of this pit. I have seen Brazil. I have seen Venezuela. We don’t want to go there.

A comparison of American and Russian army recruitment ads shows that we are so screwed

A tear-jerking lesbian-pride ad versus an ad that appeals to strength and challenge

Townhall comments on two advertisements directed at those who would join the military.

Move overCIA. The Army’s new recruitment video takes wokeness to the next level, featuring lesbian moms, a same-sex wedding, equality marches, and more. 

CallingDescribed by leftist outlets as a “tear-jerking queer story,” the new animated video is part of a series, “The Calling,” which showcases why five soldiers joined the Army. 

One video in the campaign features corporal Emma Malonelord, who operates the Patriot missile defense system.

“It begins in California, with a little girl raised by two moms,” Malonelord says. “Although I had a fairly typical childhood, took ballet, played violin, I also marched for equality.

“I like to think I’ve been defending freedom from an early age,” she continues.

After the pride parade, she talks about a tragic accident that left one of her mothers paralyzed, though she did make a recovery to eventually walk down the aisle to marry her other mother. 

As college graduation approached, Malonelord says she began “feeling like I’ve been handed so much in life, a sorority girl stereotype…but what had I really achieved on my own?”

“I needed my own adventures, my own challenge, and after meeting with an army recruiter, I found it,” she adds. “A way to prove my inner strength and maybe shatter some stereotypes along the way.”

Needless to say, the video was not confidence inspiring among conservative critics, especially when compared to the type of recruitment videos our adversaries are airing. 


(Read more at Townhall)

The worst part is that, in Biden’s America, women cannot even be women.

With Joe Biden’s transgender executive order, it seems that he does not see any difference between women and men (at least for the present). That is, as of his executive order on transgenderism, Title IX has been totally eviscerated. With the stroke of a pen, the guy who imagined himself a champion of women by asking Horizontal Harris to be his Vice President has erased the dreams of many.

But then, there are comics

Ridin’ with Biden

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Out of gas, just like the good old days.

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Biden plagiarizes Jimmy Carter

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Big Mouth Tlaib gag gift

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Hamas cheerleaders

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Hamas dove hunting

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Hamas human shields

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Encouraging signs in Joe Biden’s America

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Poll: Nearly 2-in-3 voters say Joe Biden is ‘encouraging’ illegal immigration

Breitbart reports on a recent Harvard/Harris poll that reveals that two-in-three voters see Joe Biden as encouraging illegal immigration.

IllegalsEncouragedByBidenClose to 2-in-3 registered American voters say President Joe Biden is “encouraging” illegal immigration to the United States with a series of executive orders, memos, and decisions that are resulting in the mass release of border crossers into the nation’s interior.

The latest Harvard/Harris poll reveals 65 percent of registered voters say Biden is encouraging illegal immigration to the U.S. while a minority of 35 percent say he is discouraging illegal immigration.

Those who say Biden is encouraging illegal immigration include 68 percent of Hispanic voters, 65 percent of white Americans, 58 percent of black Americans, along with 63 percent to 67 percent across all voter age groups.

Across party lines, registered voters by wide majorities are frank about Biden’s encouragement of illegal immigration. About 62 percent of Democrats, for example, say Biden is encouraging illegal immigration while 70 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of swing voters say the same.

Immediately after taking office, Biden halted all border wall construction, implemented a series of “sanctuary country” orders to prevent most illegal aliens from being arrested and deported, and restarted the Catch and Release process by ending the “Remain in Mexico” program.

While tens of thousands of border crossers continue to be released into the U.S. interior — many of which are flown into the interior via commercial flights — voters overwhelmingly oppose the policy.

When asked “Do you think that people who cross the border with Mexico illegally should be turned back to Mexico or released into the US with a court date?” nearly 7-in-10 voters said border crossers should be turned back to Mexico. Only 32 percent of voters said border crossers should be released into the U.S. interior.

Those who oppose Biden’s Catch and Release policy include 54 percent of Hispanic voters, 76 percent of white Americans, 53 percent of Democrats, 84 percent of Republicans, and 68 percent of swing voters.

(Read more at Breitbart)

For those partisan Democrats that cannot read the writing on the wall, this spells doom

This might be a good time for those Democrats with a little sense to start distancing themselves from Biden. Who knows, maybe even a vote against HB1/SB1 might be in order. 

Biden faces bipartisan blowback over violence in Jerusalem

Newsmax informs us of blowback resulting from Biden’s anti-Israel policies.

President Joe Biden has come under fire from members of both parties following a series of violent incidents in Jerusalem over the weekend, Fox News reports.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a press briefing that the Biden administration holds “serious concerns” about the ongoing situation in Israel and Palestine, which included clashes that left hundreds of injured in an annexed east Jerusalem. The violence eventually culminated in a rocket attack towards Israel, which was met with a missile strike on a Hamas military post.

Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., said in a tweet Monday that the Biden Administration “should strongly condemn Hamas and other terrorists that are exploiting tensions in Jerusalem to carry out rocket attacks against innocent civilians. The United States should unequivocally support Israel’s right to defend its citizens.”

Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told Fox News that the “actual actions” of the Biden administration have been “incredibly unhelpful” despite noting that what the government is saying “sounds good.”

“They’ve given away all leverage right up front, and we’re seeing this is a theme with the Biden administration in terms of handing out cash hoping it fixes the situation. So they’ve already agreed to give hundreds of millions of dollars without any conditions,” he said. 

Waltz suggested that the Biden administration could have used this cash as leverage to get the Palestinian Authority to “denounce Hamas,” saying, “without changing the governing situation on the ground. There’s just endemic corruption within the Palestinian government that is a real disservice to is people. Yet, American taxpayer dollars are going to flow back into that situation.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said in an interview with MSNBC on Monday that the U.S. is “enabling” violence in the region by providing foreign aid to Israel, and hit the Biden administration for failing to “declare” that Israel is using that aid to “commit human rights violations.”

“U.S. taxpayer dollars should not be used to commit human rights violations. That needs to be said. I have yet to hear anybody from the Biden administration declare that,” she said. 

(Read more at Newsmax)

For those seeking a solution, it makes no sense for Biden to give up its leverage at the first

This is another area where Dementia Joe shows himself to be a lesser man than President Trump. Just because the Biden administration has fouled up everything during the first 100 days, they don’t have to panic and resort to old, failed tactics when pressured. Maybe now would be a good time to bring in diplomat that was not on the Obama/Facebook/Biden team.

Like the socialists in the Democrat party, nothing for the anti-Israel crowd is ever enough

Nonetheless, it sounds like Ms. Tlaib made a good case for reducing the outlay to the State of Palestine to zero.

And comics

Bevis and … I mean … Biden and Harris border policy

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Biden policy in our border security

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COVID check

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Yearning to be victims of White Supremacy

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Worst president ever

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Return of the earmarks

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Who can argue with nonsense?

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How real Planned Parenthood babies end

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Wallet, please.

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The real choice is leftism versus liberty

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The same old socialist stuff

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The set-up

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Protect yourself and others against misinformation

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If they would teach CRT like they taught STEM, we’d have no problem

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If CNN had reported on the Chinese re-entry

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Surprises from Joe Biden

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Biden lies by shifting illegal alien children from facilities to oilfield “man camps”

The pictures of empty processing centers were a lie

El Paso Matters informs us that the Biden administration has taken over oilfield “man camps” to house illegal alien minors.

Maria Baeza Valeriano opened her front door to the view of a closed-down hotel and an oil workers’ camp, where migrant boys played soccer behind a shaded chain-link fence.

“I feel so bad for them, for being all alone,” said Baeza Valeriano, who, in her 80s, is a mother of five, grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of eight. “It’s a lot, that the parents let their children go. I wouldn’t let go of my children for anything.”

Faced with thousands of children arriving at the Southwest border without a parent or guardian, the Biden administration has rushed to find places to house them. The Department of Health and Human Services this week had more than 21,000 children in its care — a record.

The number of children arriving alone at the border has outstripped the ability of HHS’ state-licensed shelters to house them, and the agency has resorted to pricier, less regulated temporary sites in Texas and elsewhere to pull the kids out of Border Patrol custody, where advocates say conditions are overcrowded and far from ideal.

The Biden administration has popped up more than 16,000 temporary beds in “influx” and “emergency intake” shelters in the four weeks through April 14: at military installations, including at Fort Bliss and Lackland in San Antonio; at convention centers in Dallas, San Antonio and San Diego; at a warehouse in Houston, and at the so-called man camp in the town of Pecos, population 10,641.

“There has never been a time when so many facilities and beds were added for unaccompanied children in such a short period of time,” said Mark Greenberg, a senior fellow with the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute and former administrator in HHS’ Administration for Children and Families.

“But this has been driven by the urgency of the situation and the severity of overcrowding at Customs and Border Protection,” he said.

On a recent Friday, dozens of boys could be seen tossing an American football with caregivers, playing soccer or shooting hoops between the mobile home-style dormitories, sectioned into rooms. A mural painted on one wall inside the complex said “welcome” in English, Spanish, indigenous Quechua and Haitian Creole.

If all 2,000 beds in Target Lodge are occupied, a fifth of the people living in the town ― isolated from everything and everyone outside the camp’s fences ― will be migrant children ages 13 to 17.

A boom in children, ’emergency shelters’

U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 5,600 unaccompanied children in January. The number grew to more than 9,200 in February, then swelled again to more than 18,600 children in March ― a record for apprehensions of unaccompanied children in a single month.

(Read more at El Paso Matters)

Even Democrat Henry Cuellar is calling out Biden’s lie on the migrant facility

Fox News reports that Democrat Henry Cuellar informs us that Biden just moved the illegal alien children.

CuellarTexas Democrat who has been critical of Biden administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border lashed out this week, accusing the administration of posting misleading photos from a migrant processing facility.

Echoing a report by Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo exposing the facility during a helicopter tour alongside Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar accused the Department of Homeland Security of trying to create the impression the Donna, Texas, site was emptying out, when in fact the migrant youths who had been located there were simply moved to a nearby location.

“All they’re doing is, they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying, ‘Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol (custody),’” Cuellar said, according to Border Report.

The youths were relocated to nearby tents operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, the congressman told the outlet.

“But they’re right next door,” Cuellar added about the migrants. “They’re just next door in HHS.”

Following an inquiry from Border Report, DHS officials confirmed the youths were in HHS custody but would not disclose the location, the outlet reported.

The images released by the Biden administration on Tuesday showed a nearly empty Donna facility, with just a few beds and a few youths – in contrast to March images that showed a large number of migrant youths packed into the same location.

(Read more at Fox News)

Lies created by Biden’s deceptive shuffling of kids is almost as bad as the lie of the silent liberal press

Need I say more? Biden did nothing but move the rooms of kids packed ten times beyond capacity just a little ways away. He is still holding them well beyond the 72-hour limit.

If this had been Trump, the silent press would be screaming and calling these concentration camps.

Instead, Joe Biden gets the most positive coverage of any president covered by the press in the last 30 years.

What really puts the icing on the cake is that Biden is housing kids in oilfield camps that he emptied of workers

Just before Biden’s administration, these camps were full of workers that spent their time getting oil out of the ground. Now, due to Biden’s policy, they are out of work and the price of gasoline and everything else that depends on oil is through the roof.

Additionally, putting common people out of work is just the beginning for the Biden administration.

With Biden printing money to house and feed illegals, money seems to be worth less

Remember last year, when gasoline was $1.54/gallon? Now, it’s $2.59 or more at some stations. Eggs have gone from 85 cents per dozen to $1.23 per dozen for the cheapest eggs. Although some sources want to blame the pandemic or stockpiling behaviors of some individuals for the spike in food prices, I cannot buy those explanations. What I do believe is that the government has spent too much time printing money and too little effort putting value behind the dollar through their policies (you know, policies that would allow us to work and build value in the dollar with our products).

So now we get faced with the fact that the government does not count fuel or food prices in its inflation index. Too bad for the common folk. Joe Biden with his connections to Ukraine and China is too well insulated to care about that.

Biden wants to re-import the deported illegal alien felons and give them amnesty and reparations

Breitbart reports that the Biden administration wants to import the felons who were deported and give them amnesty and reparations.

GUATEMALA-US-MIGRATION-DEPORTATIONPresident Joe Biden’s administration is weighing a plan to provide amnesty, as well as reparations, to more than 1,000 illegal aliens who were deported under former President Trump.

The Biden administration is currently negotiating a settlement by which attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are representing deported illegal alien parents and their children who remain in the United States.

The parents were prosecuted for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and subsequently deported as the children they arrived with were put in Health and Human Services (HHS) custody. The policy under Trump was known as “Zero Tolerance,” though the federal government has been separating adults from children at the border since before 2001.

As part of the settlement, the ACLU is looking to secure amnesty to bring deported illegal alien parents back to the U.S. to be with their children who were left in Health and Human Services (HHS) custody, along with compensation and taxpayer-funded social services.

NBC News reports:

“The ACLU is in settlement negotiations with the Biden administration to provide full relief to the thousands of separated families, not just reunification in the U.S. but permanent status, compensation and social services,” Gelernt told NBC News. [Emphasis added]

(continued)

Advocates for the families are seeking to have them reunited inside the U.S., provided with compensation and social services, and granted permanent legal status to remain in the U.S. [Emphasis added]

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson told NBC News that the administration is

…actively working to develop a system for processing and reunifying over a thousand families and to set up a system to provide mental health support and stability to thousands more families who are here in the United States and still trying to heal from the trauma caused by their separation.

“We are committed to working with the private sector and with the NGOs, attorneys, and advocates who have done tremendous work in support of these families,” the DHS spokesperson said.

(Read about the additional surprises Joe wants at Breitbart)

So, as a legal citizen of America, you are being forced to sell your house to pay your debts? Joe Biden wants to raise the real estate tax.

Farms, other small businesses, and stakeholders in high-cost havens like California and New York, look out. The Biden administration wants to raise real estate taxes on transactions over $500,000.

As a follow-up to his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package, President Joe Biden has rolled out a $1.8 trillion plan to address other priorities including education and child care.

To pay for the plan, the White House has proposed increasing taxes on wealthy Americans, describing its tax reform package as one that “rewards work — not wealth.”

“The President’s tax agenda will not only reverse the biggest 2017 tax law giveaways, but reform the tax code so that the wealthy have to play by the same rules as everyone else,” the White House said in a fact sheet describing the American Families Plan. “Importantly, these reforms will also rein in the ways that the tax code widens racial disparities in income and wealth.”

The focus on wealthier Americans means that most households will not be directly affected by the proposed changes.

“Some have speculated that this will hit middle-class home sellers who sell a home in an expensive market and have more than $1 million of capital gains from real estate, but this is very rare,” said Taylor Marr, senior economist at real-estate brokerage Redfin RDFN, 6.18%. “Even in markets where home prices are over $1 million, most of that is still serviced by debt, not all equity.”

Nevertheless, some of the proposed changes to the tax code could have an impact on real estate.

(Read more at MarketWatch to find out about the effects of this policy)

It does not take a genius or even a Finance degree to see this will screw with banks

This policy will hurt banks, small businesses that are on the move, farms, and the economy.

Six headlines centering on Joe Biden’s border crisis

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The migrants who got away total in numbers over 185,000 in this fiscal year

Breitbart reports that over 185K illegal aliens have been apprehended since 1 October (with a strong uptick during January).

BorderAgentTracksIllegalsWhoGotAwayA law enforcement source within Customs and Border Protection says more than 185,000 migrants escaped Border Patrol apprehension so far this fiscal year. On average, more than 30,000 illegal aliens avoided capture in the last 22 days the source said.

Breitbart Texas reported in mid-April, the “got-away” total exceeded more than 155,000 leaving Border Patrol leadership frustrated. Last year, 69,000 illegal migrants managed to avoid apprehension by the Border Patrol. In just over seven months of this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2020, the number of “got-aways” nearly tripled last year’s totals. Sources report the sharpest increase began in January.

The metric is usually not released by the Department of Homeland Security. It is achieved by counting illegal immigrants who ultimately escape Border Patrol apprehension after being observed by aircraft platforms and camera systems. In addition, Border Patrol agents using traditional sign-cutting techniques identify footprints crossing the border and count those that elude apprehension.

“That’s where it gets tricky,” says one Border Patrol agent who did not wish to be identified. “On a small trail, dozens can walk all over each other’s footprints, so you just do your best. Often, they’ll glue carpet to the soles of their shoes making detection even harder.”

Sources report for these reasons, the “got-away” count is usually lower than reality. How much so is debatable as the latter method of counting is not scientific. The increasing “got-away” numbers come as CBP reports its highest apprehension totals since 2006.

Despite the current administration’s refusal to call the immigration situation on the border a crisis, the recent surges are concerning. The increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border has Health and Human Services struggling to find sponsors within the United States.

(Read of the issues pushing the surge at Breitbart)

With right-wing media investigating Biden agencies, “anonymous source” no longer means the left’s “fictional source” used against President Trump

During the first impeachment against President Trump, the Democrats (both inside and outside of the press) levelled charges at President Trump based on the words of some “anonymous whistleblower” (who, in the end, was totally discredited because no one person would stand up in the impeachment hearings and swear to the truth of what had been claimed). Thence, one might wonder if the left’s anonymous whistleblower might really be a fictional whistleblower.

In contrast, the Border Patrol agents who wished anonymous in this article would likely be backed up by the testimony of other agents. Therefore, it is my belief that the right’s anonymous tipster is a real tipster.

San Diego boat capsizes killing 3 and injuring 27 in smuggling operation

Fox News informs us on the deadly human smuggling accident in San Diego that occurred due to Joe Biden’s border disaster.

A boat off the coast of San Diego overturned Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 24 others — one critically — in what authorities say was a smuggling operation.

SanDiegoSmugglingThe incident happened around 10:15 a.m. off Point Loma near Cabrillo National Monument. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded to the scene after reports of an overturned vessel in the surf near the rocky peninsula.

Authorities recovered three bodies in the surf, San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. Rick Romero said. One person was rescued from a cliff and 22 others managed to make it to shore, he said.

“Once we arrived on scene, the boat had basically been broken apart,” Romero said. “Conditions were pretty rough: 5 to 6 feet of surf, windy, cold.”

Twenty-seven people were transported to hospitals with “varying degrees of injuries,” Homeland Security spokesman Jose Ysea said. Most were able to walk themselves to ambulances.

(Read more at Fox News)

Will the press tie this to Biden?

Every time there was something that the press could construe as racist during the Trump administration, they brought up Charleston (no matter the fact that President Trump denounced racists).

Because this would not have happened had Biden not created such a surge at the border, the question now is: Will the press hold Biden to the fire as stridently for a crisis he really did create as they did for Trump with a crisis he did not perpetuate?

Governor Abbott says that Joe Biden “abandoned the rule of law” at border, sending Texas costs soaring

Fox News conveys the words of Texas Governor Abbott, who says Joe Biden has “abandoned the rule of law” at the border and sent Texas costs soaring.

President Biden has abandoned the rule of law at the U.S.-Mexico border amid the migrant crisis, sending costs for border security soaring in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday.

Abbott told “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo that the “root cause” of the record number of migrants entering the U.S. is because of the “lack of border security.”

“It shows that President Biden’s approach to this is to abandon the rule of law,” Abbott said of the migrant surge and Biden’s immigration policies.

Securing the border under the Biden administration is proving to be costly for Texas, according to the Republican governor.

“Our state legislature, they allocate about $800 million every two years for the state to pay for this,” Abbott said of securing the border. “This year, because of the extended time that we will have the National Guard on the border, it likely will clearly exceed a billion dollars for the state to have to secure the United States of America.”

Abbott said border security is only one of the many costs to the state, with others being health care, education and law enforcement. These costs will also affect other states where gangs and human traffickers go after crossing the border with migrants, the governor added.

“The first 100 days of the Biden administration, they’ve been great for the cartels, for the gangs, for the human traffickers who have been exploiting the borders,” he said.

(Read more at Fox News)

The fact that Biden has abandoned the rule of law at the border is reason for Texas (and other states) to consider forming a more perfect union

Although proposals supporting Texit (the Texas exit from the USA) are stalled in the Texas legislature, this is the sort of thing that gives it impetus.

The Arizona Attorney General details how Biden kneecapped ICE

Townhall allows Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to tell us how Biden crippled ICE.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich revealed this week that through his office’s lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, documentation given to them through discovery showed Immigration Customs and Enforcement is basically being abolished through new policy measures put forth by the Biden administration.

In a press release sent out on Wednesday, Brnovich said the obtained documents showed due to changes to ICE “book-ins,” also known as arrests, because of policy shifts in who would be arrested and deported from the country means they would be down at least 50 percent.

“What the Biden administration is calling ‘interim guidance’ is really an attempt to undermine and abolish ICE through administrative acts. What the documents we’ve seen thus far reveal is that there have been nearly 8,000 dangerous individuals…released into our communities,” Brnovich said to Townhall.

“Make no mistake about this, this is a shocking disregard for the public safety of every American. It is having a devastating [financial] impact on our country and what the Biden administration is doing, on so many levels, is unconscionable,” he added.

An email from Enrique Lucero, the acting executive associate director for  Enforcement and Removal Operations at ICE, sent to other top officials on January 27 talked about the decrease in the number of people who would normally be in ICE custody but will no longer be due to the shift in priorities from the Biden administration:

“ERO ran historical data based on the new DHS memo priorities for enforcement to inform decision makers on potential impacts of the interim guidance. The data also compares what PEP would have looked like for reference. LESA should be able to filter data as needed to show weekly or monthly impacts. Rough estimate is book-ins would be reduced by 50% of historical numbers and the vast majority of book-ins would come from CBP transfers.”

“An attachment to this email also indicated that the policy could result in the release of convicted felons into communities (those convicted of murder, kidnapping, assault, sexual assault, weapons, and other serious charges),” Brnovich’s office stated.

(Read more at Townhall to find the results of this action)

This is dangerous to America

This especially endangers the border states. However, after just one bus ride (or, in some cases, a federally-subsidized airplane ride) it opens the whole nation up to a new crime wave/coronavirus wave.

Think about it next time you pass the airport or bus depot.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott suggests illegal aliens from China “could be espionage”

The Daily Caller quotes Governor Abbott as he suggests that the Chinese illegal aliens who have been caught “could be espionage.”

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday suggested that some of the migrants illegally entering the southern border could be spies from China and Iran.

“Could be espionage,” Abbott said when asked by Fox News host Maria Bartiromo about border migrants allegedly coming from China.

“There again, this shows the danger of the [President Joe] Biden administration not doing anything because we need to debunk if there’s anybody out there who thinks that these are still just people coming from Mexico or Central America coming here to engage in agriculture, something like that, they’re forgetting about the people from China, from Iran, from terrorist-based nations,” Abbott told “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Bartiromo claimed that a border guard had told her that “they apprehended a group from China, and the group from China told them that they paid $50,000 a head — and by the way these were scientists and doctors and engineers from China. You have to ask why the [Chinese Communist Party] is sending these people to the border, obviously they don’t want to be noticed, what are they doing when they get here?”

Abbott also said the Biden administration “is doing nothing to stop” a border crisis that continues to see migrants sneak across the border without necessarily fearing deportation. He said the cost of this crisis includes “the health care cost, the education cost, the law enforcement cost, all these other costs that will be incurred not just by Texas but by all of these other states that the gangs and the human traffickers eventually go to.”

Fox Nation host Lara Logan has claimed that “the [Biden] administration uses taxpayer dollars — your money, my money — every taxpayer in America. When they use their funds to transport these kids all over the country and send them into different markets, different areas first to live in for the cartels, different markets for sex trafficking and other cartel activity.”

(Read more at Daily Caller)

If the Chinese that are coming in with the other nationalities are not spies, they may be forced into becoming such.

China has a well-developed tracking system for their population. Therefore, if people come from China to America (legally or illegally), the government will likely know about it.

Even if these people are coming of their own volition to escape the totalitarian regime, if they have friends or family that they care about still in China, they could be forced into a life of spying for the Chinese.

MS-13 and other gangs exploit migrant wave to cross into US

The New York Post draws an explicit illustration of how MS-13 and similar gangs have exploited Joe Biden’s border crisis to get back into America.

Members of MS-13 and other gangs are slipping across the southern border, hidden in the waves of thousands of Mexican and Central American migrants who continue to surge into the US.

Border Patrol officials detained five gang members in the last week near frontier crossings at Laredo, TX., said US Border Patrol Agent Chief Matthew Hudak in a tweet Friday.

“They attempt to evade arrest by exploiting the influx of migrants attempting to enter our country,” Hudak tweeted.

Among those caught was a member of MS-13 and two 18th Street gang members, he said.

Both gangs are extremely violent and have origins among Central American immigrant communities in Los Angeles. MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, tried to establish an east coast stronghold on Long Island, responsible for dozens of murders in Suffolk County beginning in 2016. After an intense crackdown, Suffolk County authorities said they had practically eradicated the gang in the region two years ago.

Last month, Border Patrol agents in California arrested a 28-year-old man from El Salvador who was “a documented MS-13 gang member,” border agents said. The alleged gang member had been traveling in a group of Salvadoran migrants, according to Border Patrol.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Doesn’t this make you feel warm and gooey?

Doesn’t Joe Biden’s plan for processing illegal aliens into these states just make you feel warm inside?

Biden shows us how to fold a paper tiger

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Biden’s DHS threatens to revoke the visas and seize U.S. assets of Mexican human traffickers

Washington Times reports how Biden team has made another brilliant move in the war at the border.

Biden_huhFed up with watching smugglers drop children from the Border Wall or dumping them in the roiling waters of the Rio Grande, Homeland Security said Tuesday it was kicking off a new operation to identify and slap penalties on them, including revoking visas and freezing assets in U.S. banks.

“We know who you are, and we are coming for you. We will take everything we can from you,” said Troy Miller, the acting commissioner at Customs and Border Protection, which will lead the initiative, dubbed Operation Sentinel.

Amid the new border surge. targeting smugglers is perhaps one of the few areas of agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and border security advocates and immigrant-rights activists.

The surge has been a major financial boon for smugglers, increasing revenue by magnitudes, as migrants pay $8,000 or more for the trip north. That money is divided among large-scale criminal cartels that control the routes across the border, and the individual operators who do the driving and housing of migrants along the journey.

“We aim to cut off access to that profit by denying these criminal organizations the ability to engage in travel, trade and finance in the United States,” said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

Having made billions of dollars for the cartels since he came to office, Biden effectively threatens to wave his hands

Considering the billions of dollars that Biden has heaped into the hands of the cartels, threatening to take away their visas (when they illegally take people across the border anyway) and their U.S. property (when they likely spend the greatest portion of their time in Mexico) seems of little consequence.

Joe Biden is ‘absolutely the candidate’ of Beijing and the CCP

Clarion News provides the 35,000 foot view of the failing Biden administration.

James MorrowDuring a recent broadcast, Sky News host James Morrow said America’s enemies have started to become more aggressive around the world as the United States becomes weaker under Democrat Biden.

“On Friday, Chinese forces committed their largest-ever incursion into Taiwanese airspace, as worries grow by the day of a Chinese invasion of the Democratic island republic,” Morrow reported.

“Meanwhile, in the Middle East, Iran is on the march with its rebel militias, now attacking Saudi oil fields and building up a stockpile of missiles that has Israeli planners increasingly nervous about a potentially devastating conflict happening sooner rather than later.”

“And here in Australia, officials are now also worried that with the U.S. seemingly in retreat under Joe Biden, they need to dramatically up defense preparations to counter threats from the North, i.e. China,” Morrow continued.

“So why are things getting so hot so fast?” he asked.

“Surely the U.S. is still big enough and ugly enough to ward off anyone planning anything truly dangerous, right?” the reporter mused.

“Well, not so fast because the U.S. military, I am sorry to report, has fallen prey to invading armies of PC wokesters, human resources PowerPoint jockeys, and identity politics radicals.

“So instead of being on alert to fight foreign enemies, the US military is now being used to ferret out domestic foes, i.e. anyone to the right of the Biden administration.”

(Read the full transcript at Clarion News)

When the Chinese invested in Hunter Biden and the “big guy,” they were in for a big return and they knew it

Whatever they had to pay in salaries, cocaine, prostitutes, and other bling, they have gotten more than their money’s worth.

Russia tells seemingly powerless Biden to stay away from Crimea

Reuters points out how Biden has been pushed around by Russia.

Russia on Tuesday called the United States an adversary and told U.S. warships to stay well away from Crimea “for their own good”, calling their deployment in the Black Sea a provocation designed to test Russian nerves.

Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and two U.S. warships are due to arrive in the Black Sea this week amid an escalation in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists in a conflict Kyiv says has killed 14,000 people.

“The United States is our adversary and does everything it can to undermine Russia’s position on the world stage,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was cited as saying by Russian news agencies.

“We do not see any other elements in their approach. Those are our conclusions,” the agencies quoted him as saying.

(Read more at Reuters)

Maybe Reuters could send Hillary to Russia with a new, mislabeled “Reset” button

If Reuters sent Hillary back to Russia with her incorrectly labeled “Reset” button (or maybe sent Biden’s equally-inept Blinken), maybe they would be doing us a favor.

Biden ‘proud’ of team after China mocks US at Alaska summit

The New York Post lays out the most illogical response to China’s domination of this diplomatic 98-pound weakling.

President Biden on Friday said he’s “proud” of Secretary of State Tony Blinken after the top diplomat sat through an anti-American tirade from Chinese officials at a summit in Alaska.

“I’m very proud of the secretary of state,” Biden told reporters on the White House lawn after the unexpected lashing Thursday from Communist diplomats who mocked Biden’s claim to be operating from a “position of strength” to Blinken’s face on US soil.

The shocking attack on the United States from China contrasted with familiar US criticism of China, including on human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi lectured Blinken and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on what he said was US hypocrisy.

“The United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength,” Yang said through a translator at the summit in Anchorage.

“Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

“We believe that it is important for the United States to change its own image and to stop advancing its own democracy in the rest of the world.”

Sullivan twice attempted to promote what he called the “secret sauce” of US democracy, including an ability to “look hard at its own shortcomings.”

“The other secret sauce of America is that our people are a problem-solving people, and we believe we solve problems best when we work together with allies and partners around the world,” Sullivan said.

The Chinese Communist Party team bluntly rebuffed US criticism for their elimination last year of Hong Kong’s political autonomy and alleged abuse of Uighur Muslims.

(Read more at the New York Post)

This seems to prove in ineptitude of the Biden organization (that they would congratulate a failure)

Hence, why do we ignore the obvious way this points back to cheating in the election and corruption for years before the election?

If anyone in the Trump family had been paid millions by a Ukrainian oil company, a Chinese bank, a Russian mayor, and other incriminating figures, would he be outside right now?

If DJT had used his children to launder money from crooks and foreign governments, would there have been an open investigation? Would the rest of the Republicans have turned on him? Would the press have held anything back before the election?

Backlashes to Biden’s policies


North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee turns back on ‘elitist’ and ‘socialist’ Democrats. Joins GOP: Looking forward to making America great again

The Blaze relays a flip from the soclalist-Democrat side to the American side.

North Las Vegas Mayor John LeeNorth Las Vegas Mayor John Lee (D) says that he’s joined the GOP and is leaving “elitist” and “socialist” Democrats in the dust.

Lee announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican.

He appeared Tuesday on “Fox & Friends,” where he cited what he said are the party’s “elitist” and “socialist” ways for his abrupt departure.

“In the Democratic Party of Nevada, they had an election recently for leadership, and four of the five people were card-carrying members of the socialistic [sic] party,” he said. “It’s not the party that I grew up with 25 years ago in this environment, and it’s not the party I can stand with any more.”

According to the outlet, Lee was referring to elections for the Nevada State Democratic Party, “in which a slate of candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America were elected to most of the party’s top leadership spots.”

He added, “The working class, the working men and women of this country and also the small business owners are not a part of the conversation any more. It all has to do with the elitists and it all has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda that I have in mind for this country or the future.”

Lee concluded, “When you’re a pro-life Democrat, a pro-gun Democrat, and you’re a very conservative person, that’s not really well known in the Democratic Party any more. And so for me to hang on as long as I did, hoping the party would change, it didn’t, it got worse. So therefore, I found a new place that I can put my allegiance to and help. Once again, forget about the last eight years. It’s the next four years that predict the future.”

(Read more, including the tweets and info on who may run for governor, at The Blaze)

This is a movement that continues

Hopefully, we will see an increased number of politicians willing to support the rights of their constituents rather than bow to the powers in the Democrat party. Nevada has a mostly-Republican base with a Democrat stronghold built around the state capitol. The same applies to Oregon and Washington. Therefore, maybe more of the traditional Democrats in the rural counties will turn a leaf.

Arizona governor signs bill to defy any new federal gun control laws

The Epoch Times reports how Governor Ducey applied the tenets of our constitution and stood up to Joe Biden’s overreach.

Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyArizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation on April 6 that would prohibit police and sheriffs in the state from enforcing new federal gun laws that may violate the Constitution’s Second Amendment.

Proponents of the bill have argued that it would ensure that the rights of gun owners are protected from what they have described as potential overreach by the federal government, while critics say the law will undermine cooperation between Arizona law enforcement and federal officials.

“The state of Arizona and its political subdivisions are prohibited from utilizing any financial resources or state personnel to administer, cooperate with or enforce any law, act, order, rule, treaty or regulation of the federal government that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms,” according to the text of the legislation.

President Joe Biden has said he’s seeking a ban on certain firearms and gun magazines in the wake of two mass shootings last month. Top Democrats such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said two House bills that expanded background checks would be taken up by the Senate, although it’s not clear when that will occur.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Texas, sadly, is behind the times, but catching up

The last time I heard, Texas had 36 pro-Second-Amendment bills pending (including one that would disallow any official from Texas from enforcing any federal measure “that purports to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition if the statute, order, rule, or regulation imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity or size limitation, a registration requirement, or a background check, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”) However, pending bills don’t really mean diddly.

Biden administration officials sued by Arizona AG over immigration executive orders

The Epoch Times tells us how Arizona Attorney General Brnovich has sued the Biden administration over immigration executive orders.

Arizona Attorney General BrnovichThe office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is filing a lawsuit against White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials over allegedly harmful immigration orders and is now asking a court to void President Joe Biden’s executive actions to halt the construction of the border wall and reverse the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.

Brnovich is arguing in court (pdf) that those orders have violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies like the DHS to weigh environmental considerations before taking any significant federal action.

The DHS and federal officials didn’t provide environmental impact statements or environmental assessments after the agency stopped construction of the U.S.–Mexico border wall and started permitting entry to illegal immigrants after ending the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the Remain in Mexico policy, which were started under the Trump administration, according to Brnovich’s office.

“It’s the pinnacle of hypocrisy for the Biden Administration to claim it wants to protect our environment, while not enforcing federal statutes that are specifically designed for that purpose,” the Republican attorney general said in a statement April 12. “We’re not going to sit idly by as the Biden Administration ignores real harms to our state resulting from its heavy-handed executive orders.”

Biden halted construction of the border wall on his first day in office. Days later, he ordered the DHS to stop the policy.

(Read more at the The Epoch Times)

Hopefully, this will get Biden to reverse course

If it does not get the Biden administration to consider the average American and reverse some of his destructive policies, maybe it will slow him down.

Ten state AGs sue Biden admin for ‘social cost of carbon’ executive order

Fox News informs us of ten state attorneys general who have filed suit against the Biden administration over the “social cost of the carbon executive order.”

Ten state attorneys general have announced a lawsuit against President Biden’s administration over his executive order regarding the “social cost of carbon.”

The lawsuit was announced on Friday, with the group calling the president’s executive order on tackling climate change “an act of executive overreach that will kill thousands of jobs throughout the country threatens to impose more burdens and harms on the American people.”

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr warned that Biden’s order would have “life-altering consequences” for the people of his state.

“This executive order is nothing but a license for gross federal overreach that will have potentially life-altering consequences for hard-working Georgians,” Carr said, “The President is using arbitrary numbers to justify regulating anything and everything, and we  will not allow this egregious overstep of Executive Branch authority.”

The attorneys general wrote that the order creates a group of federal officials that “were required to establish a damages value based on global environmental damages from climate change.”

“These values are referred to as the social cost of carbon,’ the ‘social cost of methane’ and the ‘social cost of nitrous oxide’,” the group wrote. “The President further required federal agencies to immediately begin applying these numbers in regulatory actions and, vaguely ‘other’ decision-making.”

The team of attorneys general charged that Biden’ actions “improperly and illegally change the way federal decision-making is conducted,” which includes modifying the “cost-benefit analysis” for almost every important action undertaken by federal agencies.

“This means federal agencies could use these estimates to arbitrarily assign massive costs or massive benefits, whichever they choose, to every regulatory action, to environmental impact studies, and to establish mitigation costs, and more,” the team wrote.

(Read more at Fox News)

While this will not help the welder in South Dakota whose house has been foreclosed, it might be a road to recovery.

All of the communities that have been devastated by Biden’s first-day fiat on the Keystone pipeline are still in ruins. Still, this might be the first step to getting them back to real work.

AG Paxton sues Biden administration for ‘encouraging spread of COVID-19’ at U.S-Mexico Border, again

San Antonio NBC affiliate KXAN lets us know of Ken Paxton’s law suit against the Biden administration over “encouraging spread of COVID-19” at U.S-Mexico border.

Ken PaxtonOn Thursday,  Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration for “encouraging the spread of COVID-19 at the border,” by suspending the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) program, according to a press release.

The attorney general stated that the administration is encouraging the spread by “allowing illegal aliens, potentially infected with COVID.

“President Biden’s outright disregard of the public health crisis in Texas by welcoming and encouraging mass gatherings of illegal aliens is hypocritical and dangerous. This reckless policy change stifles the reopening of the Texas economy at a time when businesses need it the most and when our children need to get back to in-person learning as soon as possible.”

ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON VIA A PRESS RELEASE.-19, to gather in a congregated care setting.”

The complaint filed by Paxton states that the administration violated the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Public Health Service Act of 1994 and the Administrative Procedure Act when the MPP was suspended.

(Read more at KXAN)

Paxton has a point. How can Biden force us to wear masks and take vaccines when he allows a population of 2 million that is up to 50% infected through the border?

Either Biden needs to drop his border policy or his COVID policy. He cannot keep both.

Biden administration cannot be allowed to change past budgets

Government Executive says that the Biden administration seems to be aware that it violated the Constitution by blocking funding from last year’s budget that was approved for the border wall. Still, Biden works to get around his obligation to implement the law.

The Biden administration is still deciding how to handle the border wall contracts from the previous administration, after a deadline from the president recently passed.

President Biden issued a proclamation on January 20 to pause construction on former President Trump’s signature U.S.-Mexico border wall, to the extent legally allowed, and direct the Defense and Homeland Security secretaries, in consultation with the Treasury secretary, attorney general and Office of Management and Budget director and any other appropriate agency officials to create a “plan for redirecting funding and repurposing contracts.” Biden said the plan should be formulated “within 60 days from the date of this proclamation,” which was March 21 (Sunday).

“When the administration took office, funds had been diverted from military construction and other appropriated purposes toward building the wall, and wall construction was being challenged in multiple lawsuits by plaintiffs who alleged that the construction was creating serious environmental and safety issues,” an OMB spokesperson told Government Executive when asked for comment on the plan. “Under those circumstances, federal agencies are continuing to develop a plan to submit to the president soon.”

DHS and the Defense Department deferred to OMB for comment. The Treasury and Justice departments did not immediately respond for comment.

The deadline came four days after 40 Republican senators asked the Government Accountability Office to determine if Biden’s pausing construction on the wall and freezing funds violated the Impoundment Control Act, which prevents the executive branch from withholding funds for policy reasons and outlines a process for seeking to delay funds appropriated by Congress. The Republicans said they believe the Biden administration violated this law.

A GAO spokesperson told Government Executive on Tuesday the watchdog accepted the request on Monday.

The senators wrote “not long ago” the watchdog “applied these legal principles to a set of factual circumstances remarkably similar to the ones here,” referencing GAO’s report in January 2020 that said OMB violated the law by withholding security aid to Ukraine for policy reasons. The funding situation was the subject of Trump’s first impeachment in the House. However, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who signed the letter, was the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump.

“As these unlawful pauses have proceeded, the rate of illegal crossings has surged, creating a crisis across our southern border, at times with tragic consequences,” the senators added.

Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette, government affairs manager for the watchdog group Project on Government Oversight, told Government Executive, “the real issue here is that we need more information from OMB as to precisely what funding the administration is intending to halt or redirect” with the proclamation, which is one of several early actions on immigration taken by the administration, “and what the legal basis is for that decision.”

(Read more at the Government Executive)

If this is allowed to stand, budgets mean nothing

If this is allowed to stand, Congress no longer holds the purse strings.

Democrats and Republicans need to stand up against this grab for power.