Immigration: News NO One Wants To Hear

One of the hot button issues in the 2016 election will be immigration….these people have been demonized and praised….usually at the same time but from different sides of the spectrum…..we have candidates thumping their chests like sex crazed apes telling us that “illegals” are pouring across the border to steal American jobs and get that free ride that they all crave….

And the Right winger talkers spout fact after fact about how these people will destroy this country if something is not done…..the problem with the political rhetoric has overlooked one fact while they are thumping those chests….

This may come as a surprise to anyone calling for a border fence: There are actually more Mexicans exiting the US than arriving here, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Between 2009 and 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals came to the US from Mexico—but a million Mexicans went back the other way. (Pew admits it’s “challenging” to measure migration flow between the US and Mexico, but explains quite a bit about how it gets the best possible estimates here.) Why? Pew cites a number of reasons:

  • The US economic recovery has been slow, perhaps meaning fewer jobs for Mexican immigrants.
  • US immigration laws have become more strictly enforced, perhaps causing fewer Mexicans to attempt to cross the border. (The number of Mexicans apprehended at the US border was just 230,000 last year, the lowest number since 1971.)
  • There has also been an increase in Mexican deportations since 2005. Even so, most of the million Mexicans who crossed back over the border from the US did so of their own volition, not because they were deported.
  • Interestingly, 48% of adults in Mexico say they think life is better in the US, but 33% say life is neither better nor worse in the US—a 10-percentage-point increase from those who believed life was equivalent in both places in 2007.

The data also show that the number of Mexican immigrants living in the US has declined from a peak of 12.8 million in 2007 (6.9 million of them unauthorized) to 11.7 million last year (5.6 million unauthorized). Read Pew’s full report here.

You can tell when an issue is nothing more than a football for political thinking……when something happens to change the equation….it is ignored!  I realize that this fact shoots a hole, a small hole, in your premise….but ignoring facts does not make one right.

I guess if you want to explain this a way then one could say the Trump’s rhetoric has scared the crap out of people and now they are running back across the border……

Yeah, let’s go with that lie!

A Conspiracy Under Every Rock

I enjoy a good conspiracy like anyone else….the problem is most of them are not good at all……most of the conspiracies especially the ones put forth by the faux news organizations like WND or that rag InfoWars are just bullsh*t in news clothing….

We have gotten all sorts of conspiracies in the last 8 years or so…..they run the gambit from FEMA to Sharia to immigrants to gay people…..most of these are bullsh*t but they were repeated long enough that they are part of the political and social conversation now……..which is just plain sad.

I have even had some people that I consider competent and rational that spend their waking moments helping spread the lies (oh sorry conspiracies)……I admit that I have read a few stories that I had to write about that I thought would make excellent conspiracies….sadly not too many have made it into the lexicon of Right wing crap.

My latest attempt to fuel a conspiracy was the election in the town of Hamtramck, Michigan……

Polish-Catholics made up 90% of Hamtramck, Mich., in the 1970s, but much has changed since—including a city council that’s mostly Muslim after Tuesday’s elections, likely making it the first US city to have a Muslim-majority council, the Christian Science Monitor reports. A local community leader tells the Detroit Free Press that “Hamtramck has made history” with a contest that wasn’t even close among the six candidates vying for three seats. Anam Miah and Abu Musa, incumbent city councilmen, each got more than 1,000 votes, as did newbie Saad Almasmari, while the other three candidates garnered fewer than 700 votes each. Because census reports don’t ask about religion, it’s not clear what the Muslim population of Hamtramck is, though estimates run between 30% and 50%, the Free Press notes. Only 12% of the populace remains Polish, per US Census figures cited by the paper, with Arabs making up 24%, African Americans 19%, and Bangladeshis 15%.

It’s not the first time Muslims in Hamtramck have made their mark. In 2004, the city OKed the Muslim call to prayer being broadcast from mosques’ loudspeakers, spurring some noise complaints, per the Free Press. And Muslim organizer Ibrahim Algahim is making waves via a cellphone video in which he reportedly said of election results, “Today we show the Polish and everybody else.” That prompted a losing candidate to tell Fox 2 Detroit, “I’m shocked that he said that. I cannot believe that he would ever profile any select group.” But Almasmari—a Yemeni who moved to the US in 2009 and became a US citizen in 2011, per UPI—rejects that. “I don’t believe in [Algahim’s statement],” he tells Fox 2. “As a city council member, I’m going to work for everybody … because I got elected for everybody.”

I thought this would feed the paranoia that invades every part of this society……looks like I was mistaken…..but it is still early…….and after all we are in the middle of an election and who knows where the stupid will take us?

Paranoia is in our bloodstream. And with the emergence of social media, we’re more misinformed than ever before……and we seem to dine on fear……

Source: 10 right-wing conspiracy theories that have slowly invaded American politics –

What fresh Hell will the Right wing give America next?

Water! The Biggest Story Of The Week

I will join the parade and post on NASA’s big story…..WATER has been found on Mars…..but as important as that was….it is NOT the big story!

Bear with me for a few moments.

NASA made its much-hyped big announcement today, and what it comes down to is that scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that there’s liquid water on the Red Planet, the Washington Post reports. Last April, using data from the Curiosity rover, researchers noted that perchlorates were present on the planet. Those are a type of salt, and they could make the boiling point of water on Mars—which is extremely low thanks to low pressure on the planet—much higher, which would mean that liquid water containing perchlorates could form during certain parts of the year. It’s been theorized that such water could be responsible for forming the geographic features known as recurring slope lineae (RSL) that have often been seen on Mars. Researchers have been looking at RSL features and found lots of perchlorates that appear to have been getting hydrated.

“We’re going to places where we thought we were seeing the presence of water and finding chemical evidence of perchlorates,” says the lead researcher. And one of the April researchers, who wasn’t involved in this latest study, tells the Post, “[The] flow of liquid salty water is no longer just a possibility; it does actually occur. The results [show] that liquid does indeed flow on Mars today.” But more research is necessary to actually confirm liquid water exists on the planet; the lead researcher says he hopes a rover can someday look closely at the RSL features. If liquid water does exist on Mars, it’s good news for astronauts who might one day travel there. “If we ever go there, we could probably utilize this. We wouldn’t have to bring tons of water,” says the lead researcher. “This stuff seems like science fiction, but in 100 years or so it could be fact.” It could also “boost the notion of life on Mars,” the AP notes.

The water story is a big deal….but SORRY….it is not the big story!

Rush Limbaugh is the bigger story……..

Strong evidence of water on Mars is either an amazing discovery or a leftist plot, depending on whether you’re talking to NASA scientists or Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show yesterday, the latter said that while he’s a “big time” science guy, he’s not buying the latest announcement because “NASA has been corrupted by the current regime” and he believes the discovery “is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda,” Politico reports.

Limbaugh said that since NASA has been “making up” temperature data for years, “lying and making up false charts and so forth,” he suspects it’s making up the Mars news as well, probably for “something to do with global warming.” “Maybe there was once an advanced civilization. If they say they found flowing water, next they’re going to find a graveyard,” he said, per Media Matters.

That my friends is the big story!

You have got to love the lack of a mental process from people like Rush……let’s not leave out the people that listen to him for news…..

When mental midgets attack!

In Defense Of “The Donald” (Not Likely)!

Some of my readers may think that I spend all my time watching and analyzing what is happening in the Middle East…..but they would be mistaken…..for you see I can multi-task and I can watch the American political climate at the same time…..sorry to burst anyone’s bubble…….

I have watched the rise of Trump from the day he announced his candidacy… has been an interesting ride….but the best ride are those people that support him…..I wish I could get excited about him as some of the people I see…..I like the idea of an outsider….but not one that spend all his time talking in riddles and about himself…..

Most of them, Trump supporters,  say they are worried about the direction of this country…..that is a deception……most are just disgruntled party supporters….whichever party that may be…..but we get the same reaction….they want change….which is the biggest joke there is in American politics.  It is a slogan!  No matter which party utters it… is not only a lie……. but a goddamn lie!

These people, the voters,  are lying to themselves…..there is NO change coming!  Since you may support Trump I will repeat that….THERE IS NO CHANGE COMING!

Why?  You will get at best reform…..the only way you will get change is to replace the entire system beginning with the Congress and which of you has that kind of BALLS?

That’s what I thought.

Of course the people that support Trump take every opportunity to point out that whatever they say may be seen as racism…..then maybe if they would not use derogatory terms like “swarm”, “horde” and “pack” when referring to refugees then others would not be suspect.  Just a thought.

Trump is NO way capable of leading an entire country….his handling of a racist tirade by a member of his veterans audience……

More trouble in camp Trump? After a debate performance seen as less-than-stellar, Trump’s failure to correct a man’s public assertion that President Obama is a non-American Muslim continues to resonate. Amid the backlash from both fellow Republicans and Democrats, Trump skipped a major forum for GOP candidates last night by excusing himself from the Heritage Action Presidential Forum. His campaign explained that it was because of a “significant business transaction” that required his attention, but not everyone was buying it. The Hill calls his absence “significant” given the stature of the event. Here’s a sample of some of the criticism he’s getting, via the Hill, Politico and the New York Times:

  • Bobby Jindal: After expressing mock sympathy that Trump canceled, he added, “Filing for bankruptcy again? Perhaps 5th time is the charm…”
  • Jeb Bush: “By the way, he’s an American, he’s a Christian,” he said of Obama during a speech. “His problem isn’t that he was born here or what his religion is.”
  • White House: “I don’t think anybody who’s been paying attention to Republican politics is at all surprised. … The people who hold these offensive views are part of Mr. Trump’s base.”
  • Bernie Sanders: “I think it’s a disgrace. … I thought we were beyond that.”
  • Lindsey Graham: “At the end of the day, this is a defining moment for Mr. Trump. The man in the audience who asked that question needs to be put in his place.”

I agree with Graham on this……it is pathetic pandering….and funny how those sunshine supporters are silent on this…..and another indication of cowardice.  But I know he is a birther and it is still part of who he is……

Speaking of veterans…..Trump did a fund raiser for a veterans group, Vets for a Strong America, with claims of 100’s of thousand’s of vets…..when the group is basically one group with $30 in the bank……

The event was sponsored by a group called Veterans for a Strong America. It’s a PAC, a political action committee, and a PAC, like all others, that’s tax exempt. But the founder of Veterans for a Strong America apparently forgot to tell the Trump campaign the group’s tax exempt status was revoked by the IRS last May.

The event was as powerful as the guns he stood under. Donald Trump, Tuesday night, on deck of the decommissioned battleship USS Iowa, there to pick up the endorsement of a group touting in its news release as having more than half a million supporters across the U.S.

“An endorsement from your group, with so many veterans, hundreds of thousands of veterans. I really appreciate that, Joe.”

But the group does not have a good track record of disclosing where its money goes. A quick check with the IRS finds the Veterans for a Strong America actually lost its tax exempt status last May for failing to file required reports. Here’s the document from the IRS, which shows that the group is appealing.

Another prime example of the trashiness of Trump’s supporters.  Not one of the so-called supporters have condemned this act against veterans and to them veterans are a prop….ONLY.  They like the rest of the country have NO true support for the veterans…..only when it is convenient……

Now the conclusion…..supporters are giddy over a person that has not given one idea for a solution other than a wall… if the wall will solve all our problems…..least not we forget that Trump is very good a tooting his own horn….if that is what it takes to be prez then by all means vote for him and with a little luck he will become president and then the whiners will truly have something to whine about….

Please vote for Donald Trump… will be the best thing that ever happen to politics in America!  The voter will awaken to see just how fucking stupid they have been for the last 50 years.

Let the Age Of Realization Begin!

Can You Explain Trump’s Popularity?

The 2016 election is starting to heat up…..unfortunately NOT in a good way…….once again the cancerous growth of stupidity in politics is infecting the body politic………

I see that Mr. Donald Trump has gained the respect of every old fart white guy in America.  All he has to do is flash that hair and say something ignorant about immigrants and his poll numbers will go up…..

I cannot understand how anyone who cares about this country can support a person with zero ideas to serve that country…….but they are there holding their breath with every word he utters……waiting for his next piece of hyperbole.

The more he rattles the more those pea brains find him acceptable……anyone who pays into his candidacy cares nothing for the country but will listen to the utter insanity of a carney sideshow……….the man has NO ideas….. he is a carney barker at Best……but with that said……can you explain is popularity?

Maybe this will help…….they say (whoever ‘they’ are) that ads are aimed at the lowest denominator, in other words those with the attention span of a gnat, and the comprehension level of a 7th grader… for Trump……..

Is Donald Trump smarter than a fifth grader? Maybe so, but his vocabulary hovers around a third- or fourth-grade reading level. So says Jack Shafer at Politico: Trump “prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs,” Shafer writes. According to the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test, Trump spoke like a fourth-grader at the August 6 Republican presidential debate, where Ted Cruz talked like a ninth-grader and three others—Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, and Ben Carson—hit the eighth-grade mark. Trump’s low grade “wasn’t a fluke,” adds Shafer, as the candidate “earned only a 3rd-grade score” at a Michigan news conference on August 11.

How does Trump do it? Well, he relies on “great” and “very” and loves “we” and “I,” the latter being what Schafer calls “his favorite word.” And Trump loves pummeling political opponents with “idiots,” “morons,” “dumb,” “haters,” “losers,” “total losers,” and other to-the-point words. “In a freakish way, Trump resembles that of Muhammad Ali at his prime—except the champ was always kidding (even when he was right) while Trump seems to believe his claims (and often is wrong),” writes Shafer. Yet Trump’s pared-down vocabulary “has not caused him much political pain,” Shafer notes, possibly because “too many politicians talk over the public’s head when more should be talking beneath it in the hope of winning elections.” Click for Shafer’s full piece.

Maybe if that explanation is not to your liking then this one could assist your understanding the answer to the question…….


Donald Trump, mad king of the GOP: What his surging popularity reveals about Republican extremism –

There you have it!  CAN’T FIX STUPID!