Trump To Rally Support For Illegal Alien Bills Today

I would hope that it’s not really necessary for President Trump to rally the Republicans who control Congress to pass two bills (mentioned Friday) that crack down on illegal immigration, but, one can never know what certain GOP squishes will do

(Washington Examiner) President Trump on Wednesday will use the bully pulpit to rally support for tough immigration legislation, a day after he was forced to watch the Senate pull the plug on a healthcare reform bill that Trump has sought since his election.

Trump will meet at the White House with victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, in a bid to boost two bills that the House is expected to pass Thursday before lawmakers leave for the July 4 break. The bills are aimed at thwarting “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal officials on immigration and imposing tougher penalties against deported criminals who re-enter the United States.

Trump has spoken out often as a candidate and as president about the need for tougher policies against illegal immigrant criminals. (snip)

Trump’s job for the rest of the week will be much easier, as the two immigration bills he’ll support will get votes in the House and will pass easily thanks to the GOP’s majority there. They’re also related to a bill that passed in the House in the last Congress under former President Barack Obama, who was never going to sign them into law.

It better be easier, if the GOP knows what’s good for them electorally from those who vote Republican

The first bill up on Thursday will be the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, a bill aimed at discouraging the formation of sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with the federal government on immigration.

Goodlatte’s bill would withhold some federal grants to jurisdictions that prohibit their officers from communicating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and require illegal immigrants convicted of dangerous crimes to be detained during removal proceedings.

The legislation would also permit lawsuits by victims of crime against jurisdictions that practice sanctuary city policies.

The second bill is Kate’s Law, which would impose tougher penalties against deported felons who return to the United States. The bill is named after Kate Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times.

You can bet the ranch on Democrats having apoplectic fits over the first bill, especially since it allows the aforementioned lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions. Imagine that, allowing people to sue government for government’s unlawful and bad behavior. And it will be interesting to see how Democrats will caterwaul about these laws treating criminal illegal aliens harshly.

Most likely, these bills will pass on party line votes, and be on Mr. Trump’s desk by early next week. Democrats will have their work cut out on coming up with talking points to defend voting against protecting American citizens from criminal illegal aliens.

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Doom Today: Senate Health Bill Would Doom Senior Care System, Special Education

I make no bones that I am not a fan of either version of the GOP health plan. Regardless, the endless prognostications of doom have morphed into talking points that are out of control, erroneous, and are being repeated by a media which continuously proves that it is utterly partisan, such as

The GOP health-care plan could gut nursing homes — and kill jobs nationwide

(note: the web front page for this article in the business section is entitled even more doomy: The GOP health-care plan threatens to kill jobs nationwide)

The Better Care Reconciliation Act would reduce the country’s Medicaid spending by $772 billion over the next decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected in a report Monday. That could shut down nursing homes across the country, health-care leaders argue, and trigger widespread layoffs in one of the nation’s fastest-growing fields of employment.

Janet Snipes, executive director of Holly Heights, said the proposed cuts would oblige her to reduce her workforce: currently about 170 employees who care for 130 residents.

Shrinking the staff, she said, would hamper the center’s ability to make life comfortable for the patients — an effort that includes bingo and Nintendo Wii, in addition to standard meal and medical services.

“We can’t take a significant cut and not do staff reduction,” she said. “And when staff is reduced, care can be compromised.”

And this one

GOP health-care bill could strip public schools of billions for special education

School superintendents across the country are raising alarms about the possibility that Republican health care legislation would curtail billions of dollars in annual funding they count on to help students with disabilities and poor children.

For the past three decades, Medicaid has helped pay for services and equipment that schools provide to special-education students, as well as school-based health screening and treatment for children from low-income families. Now, educators from rural red states to the blue coasts are warning that the GOP push to shrink Medicaid spending will strip schools of what a national superintendents association estimates at up to $4 billion per year.

This is apoplectic, apocalyptic scaremongering using seniors and special needs kids (which goes well with things like How many people will die from the Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bills? Tens of thousands per year). Many are running with the schools are doomed meme, but, they most intentionally forget to mention one thing, instead couching it in weasel words. The WP above did plenty of that, as does the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The draft of the Senate’s version of the bill released Thursday would lower future spending on the program even more than the House bill.

To the average reader, that means that Medicaid is being cut. In Average Citizen world, a cut works like this

  1. The Government demands that your employer provide full time with health insurance, and full time is 30 hours per week.
  2. You were making $10 per hour, working 40 hours per week.
  3. The company cut hours so no one is working more than 29 hours per week. You just saw a cut of $110 per week.

In Government world, it works like this

In Gov’t World, a cut is simply reducing the planned/potential spending increase. What would the general public say if the media and Democrats were saying “well, instead of the spending going up from $389 billion to $624 billion, it’ll go up in the range of $500 billion”? Would they be thinking this is a cut, or just a smaller increase? Would they be so scared and enraged by the apocalyptic stories emanating from the Credentialed Media?

The bill is stupid, it is not repeal and replace as we were promised, it misses the Conservative mark, and I do not support it, but, still, the media needs to be called out for their utter bullshit.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Suddenly, Nature Creating A New Barrier Island Is “Magic”

These are the same types of people who think that everything that happens is caused by/linked to anthropogenic climate change

“Magically”. From the article, which wisely doesn’t mention magic

North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore has always been stunning, but now there’s a new wonder for visitors to explore.

A new island has appeared in the ocean almost overnight.

Spotted by eagle-eyed locals on the ground — and photographed by Chad Koczera — the sandbank has grown from tiny isle to large land mass.

Now visitors are braving the waters to explore this new addition to the shoreline.

It’s being called Shelly Island, which is really more of a large, like a one mile long, sandbar.

Dave Hallac, superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, told The Virginian Pilot that Cape Point’s shoreline is constantly changing.

Amazingly, they didn’t blame ‘climate change’ on this, but, how could this possibly happen when the same hysterics at CNN are constantly yammering on about doomy rising seas? Oh, right, nature does things. Oh, sorry, sorry, magic.

WTVD has a better description of what’s going on with Shelly Island, from a science and “nature is awesome!” POV.

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If All You See…

…is a wonderful greenspace that will be decimated by too much carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Datechguy’s Blog, with a post wondering where the impeachment resolution against Maxine Waters is.

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New Claim: ‘Climate Change’ Will Cause Less, But Much Bigger, Hail In Coming Years

You remember the Warmists talking points on hurricanes, right? First, we heard that the big season of 2005 would be the new normal due to anthropogenic climate change. Then, when hurricane activity, and especially landfalling hurricane activity, fell off the map, we were told that there would be fewer but they’d be more powerful. Then, when that failed to materialize, we were told that ‘climate change’ was snuffing out hurricanes along with changing where they went. Oh, and that we’d see all the massive hurricanes “in the future.” Now we get

(CNN) Climate change is likely to reduce the number of hailstorms across North America in the coming years, a new study says, but don’t get rid of your insurance policy quite yet. You will probably still need a new roof due to hail damage, as the research suggests the storms that do come will be more damaging.

According to the study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, human-induced climate change is likely to decrease the number of hailstorms while increasing the size of hail in the storms that do form.

“As the planet warms, we are finding that we’re having fewer rainfall events, but when it does rain, it tends to be heavier. And that seems to be what — at least what our work is suggesting — it could be what’s happening with the hail as well,” said Julian Brimelow, a researcher with Environment and Climate Change Canada, a government department, and a co-author of the study.

Oh, and get this

The team used computer modeling simulations of hail growth to discover how hailstone growth will change. It ran models for the years 1971-2000 and 2041-2070 and then compared the data.

Refer back to Commander Riker.

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Texas Illegal Alien Law Could Lead To “Immigration Police State” Or Something

Can you guess which outfit the lawyer who’s freaking out belongs to?

(Reuters) A small border town and some of the largest cities in Texas told a federal judge on Monday a new state law aimed at punishing sanctuary cities could lead to an immigration police state and asked him to halt it because it was unconstitutional.

The Republican-backed law in Texas, the U.S. state with the longest border with Mexico, takes effect on September 1. It is the first of its kind since Republican Donald Trump became president in January, promising to crack down on illegal immigration.

The law, known as Senate Bill 4, calls for jail for police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly frontline officers who fail to cooperate over U.S. immigration. The measure also allows police to ask about immigration status during a lawful detention.

It’s a simple concept: cooperate with federal authorities and stop sheltering people who are unlawfully present in the United States.

But Lee Gelernt, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union who represents the plaintiffs, said if the court upholds the Texas law it could have national ramifications.

“That would set up an immigration police state,” he told U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia.

How so? This article doesn’t explain, as I’m pretty confident that Gelernt would have provided more detail, and, if not, you can bet Judge Garcia demanded an explanation. Other than the Reuters article, I’m not finding any others that mention the “immigration police state” quote. But, it could be linked to this

(Texas Tribune) Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (WT: Surprise!) representing the city of El Cenizo, a small municipality in Webb County, argued that the law, as written is vague and provides such little guidance to officers that they will be forced to use a heavy hand when detaining or arresting someone. That, he said, will lead to a broad assumption that they need to ask nearly every minority their immigration status for fear of violating the provision of the law — the aftereffect of which would be an across-the-board erosion of Texans’ rights.

“The overriding point is that the penalties are so harsh that it’s simply unrealistic for any police officer to take a chance” of violating the law, Gelernt told U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia. “[The lawmakers] knew what they were doing when they crafted the legislation.”

Perhaps Mr. Gelernt should actually read the law, because he’s being overly-dramatic, as the law doesn’t state what he feels it does. Back to the Reuters article for wrapup

“We could be removed from office if we endorse a policy that is different from the law,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said outside court, adding that the law violates constitutional free speech protections.

What an amazing concept, being removed from office for endorsing a policy that protects people who are unlawfully present in the country, which is a violation, for one thing, of federal law. Specifically, 8 US Code 1324. And, by endorsing, what is meant is practicing.

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Good Grief: Woman Will Drive To Mexico To Get Birth Control If GOP Health Bill Passes

 

Possibly the dumbest, and most partisan (other than the normal wackadoodle Russia garbage), thing you’ll read all day, but, then, it’s still early, and CNN has plenty of time (via Twitchy)

‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control.

As far as health care needs go, that’s pretty simple.

But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it

It’s not that the Gonzalezes don’t have insurance; they have very good insurance through Ariana’s job as a high school teacher.

The problem is that “Trumpcare,” as Ariana calls it, would probably run her health clinic out of town. It’s Planned Parenthood, which the Republican health care proposal defunds because it performs abortions.

The claim here is that this is a tiny, very spread out community in southeastern California, El Centro, so it can take a month to get a regular appointment with a doctor and take all day waiting, but, she can get an appointment with the baby butchers at Planned Parenthood the next day and only wait 30 minutes for her appointment (as long as she isn’t interested in a mammogram, or other regular doctor services).

Ariana has a message for senators as they contemplate whether to pass the law, also known as the American Health Care Act.

“If (Planned Parenthood’s) doors are shut, you’ll be driving your own constituents to an entirely different country in search of health care, and that’s not America,” she said. “I don’t think that’s who we are as a country.”

Really? Planned Parenthood makes more than enough money to survive on its own. Heck, they had $30 million to toss around for the 2016 election cycle (didn’t do them much good). They make more than enough money to stay open. Perhaps all their big moneyed Democrat supporters, like Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, etc, along with all the celebrities, can donate.

Democrats aren’t the smartest fish in the tank, are they? There are actually 7 drug stores in her town of El Centro, California. And a Walmart. And a Walmart further down the road on the short ride to Mexicali, Mexico.

Money quote

She thinks about a photo that made the rounds on social media in March. It showed Vice President Mike Pence and a group of congressmen discussing the passage of the GOP plan, called the American Health Care Act.

“I see a bunch of men sitting around a table, discussing what I should be allowed to do with my body,” she said. “My husband and I can decide what’s best for us.”

Except, Obamacare dictates what she can do with her body, just like it does for everyone else. It decides what’s best for her, her husband, and everyone else. She and her husband want to decide what everyone else is forced to pay for.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Democratic Illegal Alien Supporting Mayors Are Upset By Federal Involvement

Isn’t it amazing how, suddenly, Democrats are Very Concerned with the federal government getting involved with Things?

Mayors: Immigration orders meddle with cities

Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities’ affairs.

More than 250 mayors are meeting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach to take a stance on issues from climate change to the federal budget and health care. They are reviewing resolutions that would strongly oppose Trump’s crack down on illegal immigration.

Mayors were struck a blow in January, when Trump ordered to cut funding to jurisdictions that deny in some way cooperation with federal immigration agents. Most cities have defied the order, and a federal judge blocked it in April, at least temporarily.

“Some of us are proud to be places of sanctuary, to protect immigrants, but this idea that we’re in violation of something, I think is a big charade,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

They now love the concept of a limited federal government, federalism, the 10th Amendment, at least as it pertains to sheltering people who are unlawfully present in the United States. Of course, in this case, the federal government is actually tasked by the Constitution to deal with illegal aliens under the guise of stopping foreign foreign invasion.

Garcetti argued that all he wants from immigration officials is that they conduct enforcement in a “lawful, constitutional, court-ordered way,” referring to policies where sanctuary cities demand warrants to turn over suspects to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On one hand, I agree, and have written as much. There should be judges which essentially rubber stamp warrants for jurisdictions to hold illegals. Of course, with detainers, they are only good for 48 hours. Warrants could force sanctuary jurisdictions to hold them much longer.

On the other hand, if they did start doing warrants, federal law ignoring mayors like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti would certainly, like 99%, find a way to complain and attempt to thwart the warrants.

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If All You See…

…is a world turned to sand due to cutting down trees for books, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Chicks On the Right, with a post on the dumbness of liberal protesters.

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Cheap Meat Is A Big Problem For Hotcoldwetdry

The nags in the Cult of Climastrology just can’t help themselves

Cheap meat is a bigger problem for climate and health

Meat is the driving cause behind a wide range of ills, from obesity to climate change and deforestation, and it’s time for politicians to do something about it, said a leading scholar on sustainability issues.

”The climate change debate has so far mostly focussed on cutting carbon pollution from transport and energy because cheap meat has become a kind of human right in our modern societies,” said Johan Rockstroem, a professor of environmental science at Stockholm University and executive director of the research institute, Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Isn’t it funny how all the Warmist policy prescriptions revolve around Government forcing citizens to Do Something?

An Eat-funded research team will next year unveil guidelines for a diet that is both healthy and sustainable enough to feed 9-10 billion people by 2050.

Rockstroem said it is clear that the current system is all but broken.

The better for Big Centralized Government weenies to exert more control.

Agriculture is the number-one cause of greenhouse gases, deforestation, depletion of freshwater resources, and the extinction of species.

Wait, I though it was fossil fuels? No?

Rockstroem said the food revolution demands that politicians regulate and even ban certain types of food.

They keep making the case that this is a political, Progressive (nice Fascism) issue.

On a related note, I get a kick out of the same Leftists who complain about about obesity (and how it is related to ‘climate change’) in their next breath complain about “body shaming.”

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