If only there was a big reinforced barrier of some sort that could prevent this sort of thing from happening.
The so-called “migrant caravan” that’s been working its way north through Mexico has arrived at the U.S. border. They’ve been stopped there, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that some of them are getting through illegally:
But Scott and Director of Field Operations Pete Flores said Saturday that several groups of people from the caravan “have illegally entered the United States without immigration documents by climbing over the dilapidated scrap metal border fence” at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
“In several of these incidents, children as young as 4 years old, and in one case a pregnant female, were detected entering the United States illegally through a dark, treacherous canyon that is notorious for human and drug smuggling,” Scott wrote. “As a father myself, I find it unconscionable that anyone would expose a child to these dangerous conditions.”
The Border Patrol chief went on to emphasize that anyone entering the country without documentation will be prosecuted for breaking the law. Individuals seeking asylum should seek asylum in the first safe country they enter, he added, “including Mexico.”
Gee, if only there was a new, big, reinforced barrier of some sort that could prevent this sort of thing from happening.
On the other side of the political spectrum, the Democrats will consider this great news.
Try having a “celebrating the Second Amendment” dinner and those same people will accuse you of being complicit in mass murder, but I digress.
The headlining “comedian” at the WHCD, who frankly I’d never heard of, was fairly awful (the whole monologue is here if you can take it). For me one of the funniest jokes told wasn’t even during the dinner, but rather it came from CNN’s Jim Acosta, who from the drama queen nature of his rhetoric seems to fancy himself America’s version of Tiananmen Square’s “tank man,” except he believes he’s standing between the First Amendment and Trump wielding a paper shredder. Get a load of this selective concern and self-victimization:
My problem with last night’s dinner is not that we had a comedian who told some nasty jokes. It’s that we did not really address the nearly constant attacks on the press from the president. The dinner should change with the times so we send a strong message to the world. #WHCD
Those two people alone help explain why so many people have turned on the mainstream media, and he just doesn’t get it. Call it SOFATT — Sudden Onset First Amendment Trump Triggering. Where were so many of these media tools when this was happening under Obama?
Set a record for using the Espionage Act to go after journos & their sources over info damaging to the administration.
The last people to be taken seriously are the lefty media types who are panicking about things Trump hasn’t even done other than mock them (for obvious reasons) after they spent eight years giggling like schoolgirls at Barack Obama while he did all of the above and then some. The MSM has created its reputation — not Trump.
There are exceptions to that rule though, such as when the person involved is a liberal colleague who maybe helped advance their careers in some way:
Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Maria Shriver and Kelly O’Donnell and more than 60 other women have voiced their support for Tom Brokaw in the wake of sexual harassment allegations leveled against the NBC News veteran.
The letter signed by current and former NBC News staffers praises Brokaw “as a man of tremendous decency and integrity” and as one who “treated each of us with fairness and respect.” It comes on the heels of reports in the Washington Post and Variety that Brokaw made unwanted sexual advances to former NBC News anchor Linda Vester in the mid-1990s.
Brokaw,” the letter reads, “has given each of us opportunities for advancement and championed our successes throughout our careers. As we have advanced across industries — news, publishing, law, business and government — Tom has been a valued source of counsel and support. We know him to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”
And just like that Tom Brokaw is awarded the coveted Bill Clinton exception to the liberal rule on harassment & assault allegations.
Brokaw is now likely to face any number of potentially embarrassing flashbacks.
Tom might want to use his media pull to get the AP to memory hole this pic before it starts getting captioned. pic.twitter.com/HCqjD4IQB5
This guy gives all the right people night sweats and stress diarrhea — this week was no different:
Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. has a deconfliction line with Russia to ensure that the two countries can communicate in order to avoid direct conflict with one another in Syria. He said that a group of “irregular forces” were in conflict with U.S. forces, and once it was ascertained that those forces were not Russian regulars, Mattis directed a counterattack.
“The Russian high command in Syria assured us it was not their people, and my direction to the chairman was for the force, then, to be annihilated,” Mattis said. “And it was.”
It’s also worth noting that Comey doesn’t consider slipping a private conversation to a friend with media connections with the intent of sneaking it into news reports without his name connected to it to be “leaking”:
About 75 years ago, 19-year-olds were knocking back Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. At the University of Utah in 2018, a safe space has been provided to surrender to the war on school stress:
“They load us up with finals like you wouldn’t believe,” said Jayden Skinner, another freshman studying biomedical engineering.
With that, might come the sound of crying, as the stress and pressure builds up.
Ahanonu said there’s certainly, “the need to relieve some stress.”
In the middle of a walkway at Marriott, graduating College of Fine Arts senior Nemo Miller built a space just for that—The Cry Closet.
The makeshift room features a narrow door, and inside, dark fabric lining and a plush floor filled with stuffed animals.
A timer hangs on the inside of the door, and two dome lights provide a low, ambient light.
On the outside of the door, a framed page reads: “A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students.”
“This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10 minute break,” the note states.
In fairness, not nearly all of the so-called “post-Millennial” generation are triggered so. My son’s graduating from college Saturday with a degree in aerospace engineering and he’s done an insane amount of work. I assume part of the reason he’s been able to successfully complete all his work is that he hasn’t hasn’t wasted any time weeping in a closet.
A lot of people have been talking about this clip of George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” interviewing Ronan Farrow. During the interview, Farrow said that before the election Team Hillary wanted to cancel a scheduled interview when it became clear Farrow was also about to break the story about Harvey Weinstein. Hillary’s hypocrisy on the issue is well known, but the funniest thing to me was Stephanopoulos acting surprised to hear that Clinton wasn’t in a hurry to talk about her major supporter who was in hot water for sexual assault and harassment:
That surprise, likely feigned on Stephanopoulos’ part (that or he’s been sleepwalking his entire life), is just another reason why it’s a joke for media outlets to employ party hacks as supposedly objective journalists.
You’ve gotta hand it to Bernie — he never stops dreaming big with everybody else’s money:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to announce a federal jobs proposal that would guarantee a job with at least a $15-per-hour wage and health benefits to every adult American “who wants or needs one,” The Washington Post reports.
The senator is still in the early stages of crafting the plan, according to the Post, which would provide a job or required training for any American.
Sanders’s office has yet to release the details of the plan’s funding, but previous large-scale projects proposed by the Vermont progressive have involved ending tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.
What would all those new federal workers be doing? I’m sure Sanders could keep at least a few of them busy for a while at any of his three houses.
This has South Park’s “Underpants Gnome” theory written all over it:
Phase 1: Federal jobs for everybody.
Phase 2: ??
Phase 3: Prosperity!
So how would all of Sanders’ dream proposals play out in real life? Fortunately we already know the answer to that question: Venezuela.