ICE Director Knocks Down Idiot Democrats Talking Points About Being “Anti-Immigrant”

Democrats love to cast accusations again people who are doing one thing

(Daily Wire) During a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Central American migration and border security, Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-Ca) went on a rant accusing ICE of having an “anti-immigrant” agenda.

“Now we love to talk about this issue about the MS-13 gangs, we love to paint immigrants as criminals,” Barragan said. “That is not the complete facts and that is very offensive for me to see continuing to happen, is continuing to message this is anti-immigrant agenda.”

“There are many of lots of good immigrants, and then I hear this rhetoric ‘more DACA like people,’ guess what,” Barragan arrogantly exclaimed. “DACA like people are the people we need in this country, they serve this country, they’ve gone to college, they produce and they contribute to the economy so to put them into the same category is completely offensive.”

It’s cute how Democrats are now attempting to defend MS-13, merging criticism in as criticism of all illegal aliens, much as they did with Islamic jihadis.

After continuing for another two minutes and then engaging with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan stepped in and responded to Barragan.

“First of all, no one on this panel is anti-immigrant, we are law enforcement officers that are enforcing the law that you all enacted, so to sit there and say we are anti-immigrant is just wrong,” Homan responded. “We are just enforcing the laws, if you think it’s okay to for them to enter this country and they shouldn’t be arrested that’s just wrong.”

The video of this is priceless, the look on Barragan’s face.

Meanwhile, the Southern Poverty Law Center has been having a fit over referring to violent, rapist, murderous, head cutting off, drug dealing, stabby, you name it, MS-13 members as animals for days, with the latest being (via Twitchy)

Seriously, Democrats, run on this.

Meanwhile, yet another California city, Carlsbad’s City, has joined in the fight against California’s sanctuary city policy.

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Iran Wants Their Sweet, Sweet Climate Cash

Few countries seem to be actually doing something to uphold their commitments, and others just want their redistributed money (via Watts Up With That?)

Is Iran pulling out of Paris Agreement?

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signed the Paris Agreement on climate change during a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York, April 22, 2016.

“However, the agreement was brought before the Guardian Council, but the council did not approve it and proposed amendments, so the deal is now being hammered out in agriculture, water and natural resources group of the Majlis,” ISNA quoted Karim Shafie, deputy environment chief for legal affairs, as saying on Saturday. (snip)

As Shafie said, Iran has submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UNFCCC committing to cut the greenhouse gas emissions by 4% percent in 2030. However, subject to termination and non-existence of unfair and brutal sanctions, availability of international resources in the form of financial support and technology transfer, exchange of carbon credits, accessibility of bilateral or multilateral implementation mechanisms, transfer of clean technologies as well as capacity building, Iran has the potential of mitigating greenhouse gas emission up to 12%.

Basically, they want their money.

And if they leave it, they’ll blame it on Trump, and the 1st World Credentialed media and Democrats will be happy to take Iran’s side.

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If All You See…

…is carbon pollution making pictures slightly blurry, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Political Clown Parade, with a post on the mentally deficient ramblings of a woman who just can’t move on.

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Hundreds Turn Out To Protest….Being Called Out For Grilling In Wrong Section

I’ve covered this in a couple posts, and it’s a very simple concept: parks establish specific areas to grill out for a variety of reasons. And when you’re talking about uber-greenie weenies, Progressive, government loving California, of course someone is going to call the cops. And we and up with raaaaacism

Hundreds in Oakland Turn Out to BBQ While Black

They arrived with chicken, sausages and bowls of macaroni salad. D.J.s played hip-hop and 80s hits. Even the fire marshal showed up, as well as police officers who waved hello to passers-by and guided traffic.

What once was a grand tradition in Oakland — a party at Lake Merritt along a placid stretch of the San Francisco Bay — had new life on Sunday, as locals gathered for a picnic called “BBQing While Black.”

“It was epic,” Logan Cortez, an Oakland schoolteacher and an organizer of the event, said. “It was a sea of love and blackness and food and fun.”

Imagine the scolding had someone held one and talked about a sea of love and whiteness.

The event, which drew hundreds of visitors from around the Bay, was held in the wake of an episode on April 29, in which a white woman harangued two African-American men for grilling at the lake and called the police on them.

The police arrived and spoke to the woman, who had claimed it was illegal for the men to use a charcoal grill in the area. There were no arrests.

“Claimed.” No. It was. And this type of SJW shoddy virtue signaling reporting is why the media is not trusted and blasted for being partisan, as well as making race relations worse.

But the video, which was viewed more than two million times on YouTube, ignited a debate about racism in Oakland, where gentrification has displaced many African-Americans who grew up there.

It’s now racist to point out people are violating rule, regs, and laws.

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Trump Succeeding With North Korea Could Be Bad For ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

It’s always something with members of the Cult of Climastrology, who, as noted time and time again, always have to find a way to inject their Beliefs into everything that’s going on. Add a splash of Trump Derangement Syndrome and you get

Progressive Media: Trump/North Korea Summit Could Have ‘Negative Effect on Global Warming’

With the coming North/South Korea entente you might have thought that, finally, President Donald J. Trump had achieved something even progressives would applaud.

But you’d think wrong. Already one liberal media outlet has found a fatal flaw in Trump’s scheme to bring peace to the Korean peninsula: it might make climate change worse.

Here’s the verdict of E & E News on the summit which some are arguing should earn the president a Nobel Peace Prize.

The anticipated meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could put the former real estate tycoon eye to eye with a reviled autocrat who appears more in line with global thinking on one issue: climate change. North Korea is a party to the Paris Agreement, the 2015 pact that Trump plans to withdraw the United States from despite an uproar from allies around the world.

That’s because if sanctions against North Korea are lifted, the hermit nation’s coal could flow onto the world market, with the bulk of it ending up in South Korea, Japan and China.

And, they could actually start using power, as we see deeper in the E&E article (paywalled, Watts Up With That? has a bit more of it)

Most ordinary North Koreans live without power during the day, despite the country’s status as a net energy exporter. That energy poverty kept North Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions at 63.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, while South Korea put out 673.5 MtCO2e — more than 10 times as much.

This is the kind of thing the Cult of Climastrology is worried about. Not the brutality, not the starvation, not the terrible living conditions, or any of the myriad issues which could be improved by an inflow of capital and reliable, affordable, available energy. Nope. These Warmists seem to think North Korea being one of the worst energy poverty countries in the world is awesome. You’ve all seen the North Korea at night graphics.

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Washington Post: Hey, The Problem Is All The Guns

The funny part here is that the same paper, along with most others, was utterly uninterested in investigating the Obama/Holder gun running scheme Operation Fast and Furious, which resulted in scores being killed and wounded in America and Mexico, including children and two federal agents. At least one of those same guns that were lost was reported to have shown up in Paris during an Islamic jihadi attack

America paves the way to the next tragedy

TOO MANY doors. Abortion. Video games. Ritalin. Those are some of the explanations trotted out by Republicans and the National Rifle Association in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Tex. The willingness to say anything — no matter how ludicrous — would be laughable if not for the fact that 10 people are dead and that refusing to acknowledge the role played by this country’s lax gun laws only paves the way for the next tragedy. (snip)

Friday’s school shooting underscores that there are no simple solutions. There seem to have been no clear warning signs about the suspected shooter, a 17-year-old who had made the honor roll and once played on the school football team. The weapons he allegedly used were a shotgun loaded with buckshot and a .38-caliber revolver his father had legally obtained, not a semiautomatic rifle. Opponents of gun control have seized on these factors as evidence of the futility of expanded background checks or an assault weapons ban. But it has always been understood that no single measure will be the answer for every crime.

Well, Democrats have said it it very easy: ban “assault rifles”, ban magazines that hold more than 10 bullets, and close the so-called gun show loophole, and everything will be fine. Perhaps some red flag laws and a few other minor things.

The next step is to acknowledge this reality: What sets America apart from the rest of the civilized world is not Ritalin or school entrances or violent video games but the astronomical number of guns and the easy access to them.

That’s the final line of editorial: is anyone else deducing that what they mean is to ban all guns? If you’re going to blamestorm something, you obviously have a plan. Why won’t they just come out and say it?

37,461 were killed in automobile accidents in 2016. 10,497 were from drunk drivers. No one is calling to get rid of autos nor alcohol. In fact, the CDC reports that alcohol use causes 88,000 deaths a year. Why no calls to ban alcohol?

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Green Nags Look To Ban Parents From Driving Their Kids To School

While there’s certainly something to be said for fossil fueled vehicles putting out actual pollutants which does not include carbon dioxide, as typical, the nags are out in force, and everything you need to know is in the UK Guardian subhead. And remember, this is in the UK

Clean-air campaigners call for ban on school run to cut pollution
Government urged to take steps to reduce the impact of toxic air on vulnerable children

Clean-air campaigners have written to the government calling for a ban on parents driving their children to school in an attempt to cut down on toxic levels of air pollution.

Environmental groups and medics warn that pollution from the school run is having a serious impact on young people’s health.

Last year, the Guardian revealed that hundreds of thousands of children were being exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution outside schools, colleges and nurseries.

Now new figures from the Department of Transport show that that one in four cars on the road at peak times are on the school run.

The gas they’re focusing on is NO2, particularly as it emenates from the use of diesel fuel, which, if you remember, was pushed hard as a means of reducing “carbon pollution.” It’s funny, though, how they always want to use government force on behavior, though, eh?

Jenni Wiggle from the charity Living Streets, which has written to the transport minister, Jesse Norman, said more children walking meant fewer vehicles on the road and improved air quality for everyone.

“We would like to see more local authorities working with schools to ban people from driving up to the school gate – adding to air pollution, congestion and road danger during drop off and pick-up.

“Walking to school not only improves our air quality but is a great way for children to build more exercise into their daily lives, helping them to arrive to school healthier, happier and ready to learn.”

All they’ll have to worry about, at least in certain parts of the UK, is getting stabbed by all the “refugees”. Or sexually harassed by the same. Cause, it’s also funny that the Progressive push to go soft on crime had made it too dangerous for kids to actually walk or ride their bikes to school, like they did in my time. Oh, and the integration push, whether it be for race or economics, forces kids to go to schools too far away to walk or ride their bikes.

And restricting parents from using their cars and getting kids on buses is also a great way for the Government to control people. Sounds like we’re in tin-foil hat territory, but, this is what they have said they want to do.

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If All You See…

…is sunlight made brighter due to carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Jihad Watch, with a post on a man facing hate speech charges for satirizing Sharia punishments.

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Netherlands Green Police To Be Used To Protect Trash Collectors As They Hand Out Penalties

Government scolds are worried that their government nagging is causing problems

(UK Guardian) Refuse collectors in the Netherlands are being followed by close protection officers after getting the power to issue red and yellow cards to force householders to properly recycle.

The new football-style card system has led to a series of rubbish rage incidents in the south of the country, with collectors threatened, abused and one bin lorry hemmed in to a street by furious householders who had not had their waste taken away.

The Netherlands has been a pioneer in household recycling with some municipalities charging for the collection of bin bags which contain non-recyclable rubbish, and asking householders to separate refuse into up to seven different categories.

However officers known as the buitengewoon opsporingsambtenaar (BOA), who are not police but have the power to arrest suspects and issue fines, had to be brought in to protect the refuse collectors of Best, a town near Eindhoven, after they became responsible for not only collecting the rubbish but inspecting it and dishing out cards to recalcitrant households.

Yellow cards are issued to warn people if they have wrongly separated their waste. Red cards are given to repeat offenders, and their rubbish is left to rot on the side of the road, leading to angry confrontations.

The ultimate in greenie weenie insanity. Recycling is good. But, Government Force, turning trash collecters into government enforcement agents, then having to protect them with special officers because this whole thing is over the top, is insane.

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Hot Take: The Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Want Us To Follow The Document They Wrote, Because Guns

Of course, we shouldn’t forget that there were only a handful of Founding Fathers who attended and were even involved in writing the Constitution, and that those who wrote the Constitution are referred to as the Framers. But, hey, facts are problematic for gun grabbers, and it’s really difficult to look up information, you know, at least for USA Today’s Jill Lawrence, who’s attempting to Make A Point

Would the Founders want our kids to die in school shootings like Santa Fe? I doubt it.

Amid all we know about the Founding Fathers, two things stand out in the wake of yet another mass shooting that underscores the desperate need for action and the depth of our paralysis.

The first is that nearly a third of the 39 delegates who signed the Constitution endured the tragedy of losing children. By one count, 24 sons and daughters born to a dozen signers died before adulthood. The second is that these and the other Founders were among the greatest change-makers in history. They were America’s first #Resist movement, and they fought an actual war to create a future unbound from the past.

Does anyone think they would expect us to live by a 230-year-old document? Would they stand by, reciting the centuries-old Second Amendment, if their own children were endangered — in school, at malls, in movie theaters, on city streets — by easy access to guns? Or would they start us on the road to universal background checks, mandatory waiting periods and other steps most Americans say they want?

Actually, yes, I do think the Framers would want us to live by that 230 year old document, and they also gave America the ability to change the Constitution, if they can get it done. But, if Jill is unhappy about it, she should drag out her quill pen and write to her Congressperson, sending the letter by horse. Or, maybe use the same type of manual printing presses available in the late 1700’s. Or perhaps we can start stationing troops at Jill’s house, having done away with the 3rd Amendment. The Framers thought that was pretty darned important to restrict government. And are those warrant thingies really necessary?

We abolished slavery long ago, militias have turned into the National Guard, and estimates suggest Americans own millions of AR-15s that are modeled on M-16s. It’s a world light years beyond the ken of the Founders.

As brilliant as they were, they’d be the first to say that they and their blueprint for America were imperfect — limited by their experiences, their era, their differences, the difficult compromises they had to make. They bequeathed us infinite complications, not because they wanted to but because they could not see the future and because they had to in order to get the job done.

In other words, ban guns, abolish the 2nd Amendment. Remember, they aren’t coming for your guns, they just want some common sense reforms.

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