Bummer: EPA Removes Hotcoldwetdry From Its Website

On the eve of all the hyper-political climate change marches (hilariously, there will be snow at many), the EPA has done something to make all the “let’s take a fossil fueled trip to a march demonizing fossil fuels” Warmists even more upset

(The Hill) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed several pages – including those related to climate change – from its website on Friday as part of an update to “reflect the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt.”

EPA officials removed the page relating to the Obama administration’s main emissions regulation for power plants, which now directs to an article about an executive order Trump signed in March undoing Obama’s climate agenda.

The agency’s pages relating to climate change, climate science, the impacts of climate change and what readers can do about climate change are all gone from the live site, each replaced with a banner headline saying “this page is being updated.”

The latter should freak out Warmists even more, because there is no telling what the updates might be.

“As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency,” said J.P. Freire, the agency’s associate administrator for public affairs, in a statement.

“We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law.”

What you can bet will go away will be most of the yammering about the current warm period being mostly/solely man-caused.

But, hey, have fun with your little march, Warmists.

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Good News: Trump’s Crackdown On Illegal Aliens Is Well Underway

Yes, President Trump has made a few mistakes, had a few misses in his first 100 days. But, the ledger tilts heavily to Great Job when considering two things: the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and this, which is obviously not consider a good thing by leftist supporters of illegal aliens, nor Politico and writers Ted Hesson and Seung Min Kim

Trump’s immigration crackdown is well underway

President Donald Trump has systematically engineered a major crackdown on immigration during his first 100 days in office — even as courts reject his executive orders and Congress nears a spending deal that will deny him funding for a wall along the southern border.

The number of arrests on the U.S.-Mexico border plummeted in March to the lowest level in 17 years — a strong suggestion that Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric is scaring away foreigners who might otherwise try to enter the United States illegally. In addition, part of a lesser-known executive order that Trump signed in January gave federal immigration agents broad leeway to arrest virtually any undocumented immigrant they encounter. (snip)

“Even without putting down one single brick,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that favors lower immigration levels, “Trump has dramatically altered the flow across the southern border.”

There’s another group that has provided quite a bit of help to Mr. Trump in this endeavor. We’ll get to them in a minute

Businesses that use foreign workers, worried they’ll get singled out by federal agents during a visa review, are starting to explore the possibility of recruiting domestic labor. Trump’s enforcement policies are affecting higher education, too, with early signs suggesting foreign students are less likely to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. Nearly 40 percent of colleges and universities surveyed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers reported a decline in international applications, and almost 80 percent said they fielded particular concerns from students in the Middle East. International students are, among other things, an important source of revenue for colleges, since typically they pay sticker price on tuition and fees.

You can thank Democrats and their compliant media for providing all the necessary fear-mongering and for constantly mentioning that “immigrants” are in total fear on a constant basis for a reduction in illegals. They’ve provided a lot of help to the Trump administration with all that fear-mongering. And, if you want to assign blame for the reduction in foreign student applications, students who would be here legally, look towards the Democrats and the media for mixing legal immigration with illegal immigration.

That said, if, as the first sentence suggests, that businesses are looking towards using legal American citizens for jobs rather than illegal aliens, that’s a good thing.

“The agents that I’ve talked to over the past few months have said that they feel that they can go out and enforce the law again, whereas they had many limitations on them over the past eight years,” said John Torres, chief operating officer at the consulting firm Guidepost Solutions and acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the George W. Bush administration. “If they encounter someone who is out of status, even though they are not targeting that person, they can now take them into custody.”

In other words, agents are now allow to, get this, enforce the law. Which is rather the government’s job, is it not? To enforce the law without prejudice? That they can’t pick and chose who to apply the law to?

The threat of deportation even hangs over Dreamers in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That initiative, enacted by Obama in 2012, allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age to apply for deportation relief and work permits.

It’s writing like that which helps stoke fears in illegal aliens, and all who are opposed to people being unlawfully present in the United States, soaking up our services, taking spots in schools, all while DEMANDING (yes, in all caps) that they and their families be given citizenship, money, healthcare, housing, education, and so forth, should be thanking the media for this. They are providing invaluable assistance to reducing illegal immigration, and they do not even seem to know it.

When it comes to sanctuary jurisdictions, despite his order on taking away money from them, it’s still been a success. While some have dug in and hardened their positions, which exposes their love of law breakers and will see more illegal alien criminals stream to those areas, others have renounced their sanctuary for illegals status, so, overall, a win.

The Trump administration has also taken on certain types of legal immigration. The president signed an executive order last week that singles out the H-1B guest worker program, which allows companies to hire specialized foreign workers temporarily. Trump’s executive order, which called for a review of all employment visa programs, precipitated no immediate action. But the number of petitions for H-1B visas fell by 16 percent this year, the first decrease in five years.

One miss for Trump, though, seems to be the number of illegals who have overstayed their visas. While many are certainly caught up by ICE, it would be worthwhile to make sure that they know they are not safe, in order to reduce the number who overstay their visas. Perhaps a targeted crackdown would help, since it is estimated that around 40-45% of illegals are overstays. The leftist media will surely help in broadcasting all the fear in that community.

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Do Liberals Show Anti-Trumpism Reflexively? Yes

If these college snowflakes are any indication of the rest of Democrat voters, then the opposition, the #Resistance, if you will, is simply Trump Derangement Syndrome

From the article

Throughout the year, Campus Reform has shown how liberal professors and students across America have been quick to oppose the President’s actions—often without understanding important details about them.

Hoping to tease out whether such reflexive opposition to Trump is based on policy disagreements or simply distaste for Trump himself, Campus Reform headed to George Mason University to ask students their opinions about the first 100 days.

Except, the “Trump accomplishments” we referenced were actually all things President Obama had done during his first 100 days in office.

Would they agree with the actions because they were actually liberal policies enacted by President Obama, or would they shoot them down because of their perceived association with Donald Trump?.

You can guess what happened, right?

When disguised as something Donald Trump did, for instance, what did students think of President Obama’s “Apology Tour?”

Why, that’s “dangerous” and “overstepping his bounds,” they cried.

What about Obama’s stimulus package?

When credited to Trump, they found the idea reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

And President Obama’s order to loosen statute of limitation laws to make lawsuits easier?

That’s just a secret ploy to make Trump more money.

Remember, we’ve been told time and time again from Democratic Party voters that they are the Most Informed People, and all you Republicans are just stupid. Yet, this kind of thing crops up again and again. Remember the video of Obama supporters hating his policies when assigned to Romney? There’s more out there from 2012. This happened during the 2008 election, too, where Palin and McCain were blasted for the policies and sayings of Obama and Biden.

Watch the video at Campus Reform.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Why, Yes, There Is Another ‘Climate Change’ March Saturday

Isn’t it fantastic that lots of Warmists will take fossil fueled trips, use lots of energy, kill lots of trees to make signs, etc?

(Climate Central) For the second weekend in a row, Washington, D.C. will be home to people clamoring for policies based on science. But unlike the March for Science, this weekend’s People’s Climate March will be overtly political and put a sharp focus on climate change and justice.

Wait, if last weekend’s wasn’t overtly political, what with all its “pussy hats”, Trump Derangement Syndrome, social justice this and that, among others, I can’t imagine how political this one will be.

One goal of the march will be to remind the president that those rollbacks don’t represent what the majority of Americans want when it comes to climate change. The march route will circle the White House, serving as a visual reminder to its occupants that the public is watching what happens within its gated grounds.

The march is focused on politics, but driven by science that shows climate change impacts are becoming increasingly clear even as the time to stave off the worst impacts is running perilously short. It’s the strongest link to the March for Science, which took place on Earth Day.

So, they’ll take lots of those aforementioned fossil fueled trips to complain. Think Trump will even pay attention? Heck, he might not even be there.

“April 30 is more important than April 29,” Getsos said. “One of the goals of this week is to get people energized and excited and in relationships so they are going back to their community to take on fights and campaigns around climate and climate justice.”

And they’ll use lots of fossil fuels to spread awareness and annoy everyone.

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If All You See…

…is heat created snow, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on Portland’s Rose Parade being cancelled because of the threat of Leftist violence.

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Raleigh N&O: It Rained A Lot, Hence, ‘Climate Change’ Doom Or Something

How much rain did we get in Raleigh?

Those buckets are full. The gray one is something like a 3-4 gallon bucket. According to the Editorial Board of the Raleigh News and Observer, this means pure doom

After the deluge, worries about climate change

The relentless rain that flooded parts of the Triangle earlier this week is gone and the waters have receded, but a worry should remain: the climate is changing.

The Triangle and the nation are experiencing extreme weather more often. The fluke event is not so much of a fluke.

On Monday, rain gauges at Raleigh-Durham International Airport recorded 4.51 inches of rain. The previous record for that day – April 24 – was 1.55 inches, a record that had stood since 1944. The deluge also shattered the record for any day in the rainy month of April – 3.37 inches on April 26, 1978. The area is on track to finish the month with twice the normal rainfall.

And it’s not just rain that’s abnormal. On Feb, 17 in Raleigh, the temperature hit 83 degrees. The previous record was 75 in 1999. The average temperature in February was 59.9 degrees, the warmest ever recorded. It broke a record that had stood since 1890.

A couple points: first, this is in no way proof of anthropogenic climate change/global warming. Actually, that’s the only point that matters. Few are debating that there hasn’t been global warming. As I say again and again, the debate is on causation. The N&O EB doesn’t even attempt to provide proof that Mankind is responsible.

Weather events happen. There will always be records set. But, when it comes to “extreme weather”, the data actually shows that it’s declining and/or near record lows.

Oh, and what happened to the meme from members of the Cult of Climastrology that weather isn’t climate?

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Texas House Passes Strong Anti-Sanctuary Jurisdictions Bill

Democrats have been caterwauling about Texas making this push for quite some time, throwing out the word racist, going on hunger strikes for a few short days, and just creating their normal mayhem as they attempt to defend law breakers and invaders. But, this is Texas

(The Texas Tribune) After more than 16 hours of debate, the Texas House of Representatives early Thursday morning tentatively gave a nod to the latest version of a Senate bill that would ban “sanctuary” jurisdictions in Texas.

The 93-54 vote fell along party lines and came after one of the slowest moving but most emotional legislative days at the state Capitol. (snip)

Members voted on the bill after adding back a controversial provision that extends the scope of the bill and allows local peace officers to question the immigration status of people they legally detain. The original House version of the bill only allowed officers to inquire about status during a lawful arrest. (snip)

The bill keeps a provision that makes sheriffs, constables and police chiefs subject to a Class A misdemeanor for failing to cooperate with federal authorities and honor requests from immigration agents to hold noncitizen inmates subject to removal. It also keeps civil penalties for entities in violation of the provision that begin at $1,000 for a first offense and swell to as high as $25,500 for each subsequent infraction.”

This is probably the strongest anti-sanctuary jurisdiction bill in the country. Many Republican controlled states are pushing ones which would strip some funding from cities and counties which protect illegal aliens. Some, like the one in North Carolina, will not be enacted, due to having a Democratic Party governor.

Before debate on actual policy started, Democrats tried their best to tug at Republican heartstrings in hopes of diluting what they labeled an “intentionally” racist proposal.

State Rep. Ana Hernandez, D-Houston, recounted through tears how she was undocumented for years after her visa expired when she was growing up.

She was followed by state Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, who’s been fasting in protest of the bill since she last attended church on Sunday. She said she’s received hate mail telling her to “die” and “starve.”

Get the Whaaaa-bulance. Why is it that Democrats are taking the sides of people who are here in violation of the law, and many who commit more violations of the law which often harm U.S. citizens and legal residents? Hernandez and Neave and the rest should resign, as they are failing to uphold their oaths of office to follow the law and Constitutions of the US and Texas.

Either way, Democrats said they intend to keep fighting. During his floor speech, the usually mild-mannered Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, warned Republicans: “Do not mess with us today.”

They’ll keep fighting for law breakers. What’s in it for Democrats? That’s the question. And the answer is more voters. Think they actually care about illegals? Of course not.

The House version has a provision that forces college campus administrators to comply with the bill, which Democrats have argued could get college students deported for relatively minor offenses such as being a minor in possession of alcohol.

We shouldn’t have people unlawfully present in the United States attending college on the legal taxpayer’s money to start with.

The changes to the bill are enough that it will have to go to conference with the Texas Senate before going to Governor Abbott’s desk, where his is sure to sign it.

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Hugh Hewitt: Conservatives Have A Lot To Celebrate In Trump’s 100 Days

Leftist media outlets have been pushing the meme that Trump failed in his first 100 days for weeks now. You can’t go a day at most without seeing several articles (thinly veiled opinion pieces) and opinion pieces on the subject. Now comes Hugh Hewitt, who was originally dead set against Donald Trump, until it became inevitable that he would be the GOP nominee, then started making the argument that, regardless of Trump’s beliefs (Conservative Review writer Steve Deace slammed Trump as a Typical NYC liberal in a seemingly now pulled article, which I have saved in Pocket if you want to read it), that if there is one reason to vote Trump for conservatives, it is the Supreme Court. Certainly, it was better to take the chance on Trump than give Hillary Clinton the picks for the court, right?

Trump’s first 100 days give conservatives a lot to celebrate

Sea change. An enormous one. That’s the only way to understand President Trump’s first 100 days — as a breaking from and often a breaking of the Obama presidency, one every bit as turbulent as what’s encountered by a sailing ship going from calm seas into a hurricane.

Trump’s first 50 days were a jumble of ups and downs, mostly downs. But beginning with the flawless testimony of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Senate Judiciary Committee and his subsequent confirmation under rules that will speed the way for future Supreme Court nominees, the Trump turnaround began and gained an almost uninterrupted momentum. The president’s directive to strike Syria after it apparently rained sarin poison on babies and toddlers was a defining moment, reinforced by using the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan and dispatching an armada of weaponry toward North Korea (no matter how indirect a route the ships took to arrive there).

If there is one thing to celebrate, one big thing, it’s that one. Justice Gorsuch is certainly light years better than anyone Obama or Hillary would have put on the Court. Of course, time will tell when he starts making rulings.

Showing strength internationally upset some on the Trump train, and certainly the liberal anti-war folks who were missing over the last 8 years, but, the crazies around the world respond to strength. Obama certainly had his own use of military power, but, it almost seemed apologetic. Trump did it with strength and bluster, and he has the strength to back up the bluster again.

Hewitt goes on to mention the passage of the Congressional Review Act, which is a pretty big deal, and will help reign in the regulatory state, along with a pretty Conservative leaning cast of characters. Just at the top, think of the job former S.C. governor Nikki Haley is doing, being an unapologetic defender of the United States as our ambassador to the America hating United Nations.

He does go on to note a few unforced errors, such as the immigration order on visitors from countries which export Islamic extremism, going after the “so-called judge’, refusing to release the White House logs, and a few others.

Trump’s most significant setback — the collapse of the repeal and replacement of Obamacare — is not yet a conclusive defeat. And a spate of executive orders has set the stage for regulatory relief across the federal government. Could Trump have done better? Of course. But what he has done is without question of historic and lasting impact.

He’s right in that there is time to deal with Ocare. Will he, and the GOP controlled Congress, have the will to do it? Will they push the right plan? He could have done more, such as an executive order whacking the contraception mandate and others which were enacted by HHS which never went through full rulemaking process, but, remember, he did tell the IRS to disregard going after people who didn’t have insurance.

One thing Hewitt doesn’t mention is Trump’s push on illegal immigration. There may be no wall going up anytime soon, but, his threats and unleashing of ICE has reduced the flow of illegals, and is seeing plenty of illegals detained and deported. He’s appointed lots more judges to adjudicate deportation cases quicker. He’s put sanctuary cities on notice.

His record on ‘climate change’ is mixed. He still has time, though.

If anything, remember Justice Gorsuch. That’s one that will last for quite some time.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Is Trump Planning On Staying In Paris Climate Agreement?

There’s lots of chatter going on as to whether Mr. Trump will keep his campaign promise to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. Some in his administration are recommending he pull out, some to stay in. Some elected Republicans are recommending he stay in, even after they were dead set against it. You know, the normal squishiness from Republicans

(AFP)  Signs are mounting that US President Donald Trump’s administration may stay in the landmark Paris climate change accord of 2015, under pressure from big business and public support for the agreement.

But experts say the final decision, expected next month, is anything but certain, and staying at the table could come with significant caveats, like a weakening of US commitments to curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Given the unpredictability of decision-making by this administration, I am very reluctant to predict,” said Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

“But there does seem to be a growing convergence around a strategy of staying in the Paris Agreement but lowering the US target.”

The agreement would pretty much do nothing in terms of stopping the Earth from hitting the magical 2C mark, and many Warmists want more, to keep it to 1.5C. Surprise. This will harm economies, hurt jobs, and no one profits but the big wig rich people who push it.

The latest word on the administration’s stance came from Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who said Tuesday he would not advise Trump to abandon the deal but rather renegotiate it.

That statement aligned Perry, the former governor of Texas, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who formerly headed ExxonMobil and has spoken in favor of honoring the US commitment to the Paris deal, struck in 2015 and signed by more than 190 countries.

Now, that’s truly upsetting. And the establishment GOP wonders why the voters do not trust them. They backtrack, heck, break promises, entirely too much.

We’ll have to see what Trump’s decision ends up being, but, considering this would have been an easy one to make early, I have little confidence.

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If All You See…

…is an evil fossil fueled machine which doom, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Political Clown Parade, with a post on no tangos for Trump.

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