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  • JTC

    If Only.

    Fixed it.

  • kadaka

    Like the nice police officer asks, do you have a good reason to be here?

  • Precisely so, you silly leftist twat. America, and Americans, first and foremost.

  • Stephanie Osborn

    Last I knew, Australia had merit-based AND age-based limits on their immigration. Dunno if that’s still true, given the direction certain things have gone. But it was, once.

  • Migrants would come here legally. Insurrection Act is sweet!

  • interventor

    Pelosi stated how dare Trump say others, such as family members are without merit. Never mind that its your third cousin with no skills. Another Democrat flack said Trump was robbing Americans with skills such as doctors, engineers, etc. of jobs. Present prediction is that US doctor shortage may be from 40,000 to 90,000 by 2025. Democrats are idiots, but we knew that.

    • Ed Brault

      My great-grandfather brought the family over from Austria in 1917. He was a military surgeon. Even so they went through the quarantine and vetting process at Ellis Island. He set up a successful practice in Massachusetts, and in 1918, his oldest son, my Grandad, joined the Army and earned his citizenship.

  • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

    ” Trump only helps Americans”

    And why not? He is the President of America (and no other country), elected by Americans (even though citizens and serfs from other countries cheated and attempted to have Hellary appointed instead).
    But President Trump DOES help other peoples in other countries. By helping America, as a bonus, he helps others also.
    “A rising tide lifts all boats”.

    • eon

      Considering that Mexico and other Third World nations dump their “undesirables” and “excess population” across our borders, both to send money home (that their governments can tax) and to avoid having to make any changes in their failing cultures, you have to ask yourself; how much different would those countries be if they had no choice but to solve their own problems?

      With the corollary; what happens when the United States runs out of things for them to loot?

      As Margaret Thatcher said of socialism, eventually even international looters run out of other people’s money. The one thing they never seem to run out of is greed, for money, for power, or just for the destruction of anybody and everybody they don’t like.

      They aren’t sending their “useless multitudes”- and their terrorists- here because they like us.

      clear ether

      eon

  • Bruce A Frank

    A million a year illegals have merit to Pelosi, because they’ll vote LEFT. It is those pesky one million a year legal migrants who’ll vote RIGHT that she finds denigrating the word ‘merit!’ I wonder if Pelosi actually realizes that people who worked and stood in line for decades to legally enter, likely, at least all I have met, vote Republican.

  • James F Gemind

    Yeah, she did get it incorrect. Or at least incomplete. President Donald J Trump is looking out for and taking care of Americans first. Why? Because he is the President of America, duh. Not the President of France, Not the President of Russia. Does anyone here think if Macron(French President, right?)was to actively work to better the lives of French Citizens, Frenchmen would be pissy about it? I mean, do you think a major portion of them would be crying out ‘What about the poor Germans?’

    President Donald J Trump said ‘I want to Make America Great Again. How did the left and DNC respond? By screaming ‘Orange Man Bad! You people are racists!’ And my favorite ‘America was never great you fascists!’

    Bunch of retards.

    • Punta Gorda

      I think you had the wrong “group” noun. Its gaggle if geese, herd of sheep, and commode of leftists.

      • AlexJ

        FLONK!!!

        You wouldn’t be bleeping me, would you?

        • PaulS

          Simple question: How does a country improve itself if importing ANYONE that is below average in ability?
          Yes, I understand one can improve themselves in the opportunity America presents, but that ain’t what I’m talking about is it?!

    • interventor

      The almost every weekend demonstrations by the Yellow Vests in France demonstrate the French are pizzed, not pissy.

  • Gail Grafford Canty

    Some years ago we filled out but did not remit Canada’s immigration form. All of the questions were to see if we would benefit Canada. They were specific to determine that an immigrant would not be a drag on their socialist system. You needed money to survive, an employment to serve yourself, speak English, French or Japanese depending on which part of the country you went to and so on. Each item was assigned points and you had to have enough to meet their expectations.
    I was pretty excited to hear President Trump roll out a similar plan

    • interventor

      Its the neo-Confederates of the coastal elites. Slaves are a bother to manage 24/7. Much more convenient to have serfs.

      • JTC

        Besmirching the real Confederates of the CSA, an honorable and breakaway sovereign Republic much like the original USA.

        What we see now are real-deal Fascists, and only those of their proletariat that are allowed to live will be kept as their serfs…

        The Fascist Elite State…FES, maybe call them the Festers.

        • interventor

          There were honorable men and women, who fought for the Confederacy, mine included. However, the real backers were the wealthy plantation class and those who profited from same.
          Democrats are reverting to type – founding a neo- Confederacy. California is the new South Carolina. Add, Oregon, Washington state and Hawaii to complete the set. New York state and the New England states are the new border states like Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland were.
          The old confederacy possessed a small extremely wealthy class, a tiny middle class, slaves and large numbers of whites and free blacks in poverty. The cotton plantation owners and factors such as Lehman Brothers, who traded in cotton, made up the wealthy class. The small middle class included doctors, lawyers, larger shop owners and few others that catered to the wealthy. Slave labor depressed the wages of most others. Now, wealthy donors understand that hiring cheap labor is more cost effective than enslaving a person. Slaves tend to work only enough to keep from being punished and the slaver must care for them.
          California’s wealthy class are mostly those in IT, show business and a few industries. Lawyers and doctors, who cater to the aforementioned, form the upper middle class. The wealthy use imported labor to depress IT wages at one end and unskilled labor to keep their mansions with well manicured lawns and spic and span – mimicking slavery of old. Use of such depresses the wages of a dwindling middle class.

          • JTC

            Entirely accurate last paragraph; we know it because we see it.

            We didn’t see the rest and generally just repeat “facts” that we have been told and “taught” for so long, that are mostly wrong.

            We know the intents, agendas, and methods of Fascists of today and of their bought but willing serfs. But there is no comparison to slave owners and owned slaves of yesterday.

            Then, the methods of mass production farming that had been used for decades in the Caribbean and South America were literally eating the lunch of independent small farmers here. So those methods of plantations and huge forced labor forces were adopted here and were hugely successful. It was this success and productivity that threatened and was so lusted after by the First Rino and his robber baron money men that when those productive states began to bristle at the taxation and control of their assets and sought to establish a new government to keep their own, a plan was hatched to force them to stay under central rule by any and all means necessary. Sound familiar? That’s because a similar scenario had played out a century or so before.

            What was not similar was the slavery that made such production possible. No possible argument can be made to support the ownership, enslavement, and forced labor of humans, although attitudes throughout the world (including throughout the northern US) were different towards it then. But what amounted to the agri-business of the time not only was aware that it was wrong but was well on the way to adoption of mechanized methods that would eventually have phased out what would then be inferior and more costly, not to mention immoral use of slaves.

            The secession of Southern states and the formation of an independent sovereign nation was not about slavery, it was about taxation and control. And the resulting Civil War like the Revolutionary War before it was to defend that independence. In his letters to his financiers and enablers the First Rino clearly admitted that he didn’t care about slavery and only about retaining the territory and the assets of the breakaway states. And in his supposedly seminal book about the war the supposed (and totally partisan) authority on it quotes thousands of the men who actually waged it and who on both sides of the line made little mention of slavery as the cause they fought for. Cites available.

            We have been inculcated for so long that it is now “common knowledge” that war was waged and genocide was committed by an American president against what he claimed to be his own people, to “free the slaves”. But it just isn’t true. What is true is that the similarities in the 1760’s and the 1860’s are striking as to Americans breaking away from British rule to form a new nation and Southern Americans doing the same in breaking away from unfair central control of a government that no longer had their interest at heart and that they believed was intent on fleecing them, which of course they ultimately did.

            The final shocker is that the Fascists of today in seeking the control and even demise of Deplorable types and the theft of their productivity do have a parallel in the Civil War. But it is that they are far more comparable to the actions and agenda of the evil and appropriation of cultures and pretense of concerns for them of the First Rino than to the attempted independence of the CSA.

  • CaptDMO

    Punta….FLOCK!
    *sheesh*

  • Paul

    Im still perplexed as to WHY “We” cant use OUR military to protect and guard our borders like so many other countries ?

    • kadaka

      Posse Comitatus Act, the military generally stays out of domestic law enforcement, with immigration being considered domestic. This works with the Insurrection Act, the military can be used if it’s really really really a freaking giant emergency.

      • NotYetInACamp

        The destruction of the USA is planned.
        The UN and others are compiling millions in camps for the journey to the USA.
        The UN has written papers stating the intent to move 300,000,000 into the USA in the near future. Similar to Europe.
        The limited industrial nations will be overwhelmed. Shades of Enoch Powell. Those industrial nations shall cease to exist as threats to global power and centralized control.

      • Drew458

        If you declare war on Mexico and all of Central and South America, and then don’t do anything about it, then using the military at the border is no longer law enforcement, but repelling invaders. That gets around posse comitatus. Nobody said the invaders had to be armed or in uniform or male or over a certain age. Such a declaration might also let you label all illegals already in the country as enemies, allowing their immediate deportation.

        Just because we’re having a war with Belize doesn’t mean we can’t go there for vacation, or import whatever they make that we want.

        • GWB

          You don’t even need that. Non-nation-state actors can most certainly be at war with us. And that’s what the invasion columns are. You don’t have to (though you most certainly could) demonstrate that any state is actually behind it in order to treat it as an invasion.

      • GWB

        with immigration being considered domestic.
        Except it’s NOT. These are invasion columns crossing our border, and defeating invasion is a prime duty of the military.

        Please fight against this idea, as it’s an idiotic element of our national suicide.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Today’s Democrats. Not your JFK Democrat.

      Actually. We can. US Code following the 1807 Insurrection Act allows it.
      https://lidblog.com/insurrection-act/

      search insurrection act

  • NotYetInACamp

    Aside from the fact that the Democrats are the end result of enemies of the USA seeking its destruction such as Marxists, Communists, the Franklin School, critical theory, post modernism, socialists, yippies, zippies, SDS weathermen, Democrats, rinos, UPA, Deep state, the other inside group, la raza, la reconquista, MECHA, Sharia, Islam supremacists, progressives, Black separatists, EU rulers, disgruntled the blanks), antifa, Soros, Bilderbergers, China rulers, anarchists, MS-13, Los Zetas, Barbara Spectre, Kaligri followers, open border activists, drug cartels, parts of the CIA, red diaper babies (so many – Barry and Valerie hunkered down two miles from the White House are just two of the many), ANC, … I just realized that I need bigger space… and so many many more of whom I am sure that I have slighted because they are not mentioned …
    back to the point … we cannot do what Trump has actually been saying with Make America Great Again. He says Make America Great Again first. Then we can help others be great again where they are.
    Merit based immigration is part of that.
    We cannot shine the Light of Liberty on and across the world if we succumb to the planned and now being implemented invasion of the USA by those people in conditions that others intentionally put in placew over decades of manipulating international situations. Soros alone has financed the destabilization of many nations that he then used to suck billions from economies using various investments he put in place to do so after he destroyed economies.
    The concepts of various nation states having local control and looking out or their nation state’s best interest avoids the inefficiencies, waste, corruption and totalitarian elites (loosely used) who gravitate to central corrupt areas to take corrupt power by controlling the activities of people from those central perches. Consider the damage done by central banks that finance the assets from the pockets and control of nations. Iceland and Hungary are two examples of nations that have banished foreign ownership and control of their central banks and thrive.
    One takes the oxygen mask and puts it on your own face first. Then helps the others.
    If we are a captive controlled economy, we cannot thrive and freely help others.

    We cannot help make others great again if we are not great again.
    So the enforcement of laws, the constitution, and protection of the USA.

    The answer to the 45 steps to Communist control of America, as captured and published in the 1950’s and 1960’s, is 45.
    President Donald J Trump – 45. And we put him there. Go Man Go! Continue to do the will of the American people.

    • JTC

      “Soros alone has financed the destabilization of many nations…”

      But, as you reference, not his home one; wonder why that is? Largely to do with their Trump, Viktor Orban I think…

      But I don’t think Hungary should be lumped with Iceland. Yes they both disallow foreign monetary controls and both has strict immigration policy…Iceland even more so than Hungary as my son learned when he visited there for his honeymoon and liked it so much that he considered a temporary move and business there…but such is not allowed no way no how. And not because of the principles of either Trumpism or Orbanism as their gov is quite liberal and quite anti-American in tone and method. Can’t ‘splain that one?

      • NotYetInACamp

        Actually Viktor Orban, like Trump, is a product of his people.
        The Magyar have survived thousands of years in harsh environments where many were violently murdered.
        I have learned some things about my Hungarian Magyar roots. I find that I came to many logical common sense conclusions similar to many of them. (Pelosi and democrats using the words “common sense” mean everything but that. The words are a lie for them to “win” their evil proposals.)
        Many of the Hungarians think like Viktor Orban. Many Europeans will hopefully also vote with those thoughts for the show horse European Parliament elections in about 10 days. The EU Parliament only debates and votes on laws presented to it them by the EU Commission. The EU Commission can still enact any laws the EU Parliament has rejected.
        I can think and realize that my family and tribe and culture have been preserved in Hungary for over 1000 years after they bought the Carpathian Basin and moved there. My family has been on and around one mountain for over 800 years. That is some mind opening perspective. Today we have Eu leaders openly acting to destroy the way over 150 separate cultures in various areas with many language groups that comprise the diversity that is, and the enemy wants to be was, Europe.

        Iceland still remembers that the USA occupied Iceland to preserve its strategic air access to Europe during WW2. A relative was married to a man whose first wife was a former President of Iceland. Iceland is upset that US about the US occupation, and the US was still upset that he refused to be drafted into military service back then after they shipped him and others to the USA. Vikings can be friendly but very harsh people to deal with. They do not want others. The fake fiat that almost destroyed Iceland and damaged Ireland when the bought Irish government made the people responsible for the bank debts of foreigners when the banks failed. Ireland is being planned for destruction by economic and migration invasion means now and in the next 20 years with Ireland 2040. Iceland said no after the government made the Icelandic people responsible for foreigners bank debts in Iceland. Icelanders threw the government out, repudiated the debt, and jailed many bankers. That use of fake money is a means of warfare these days. It is obvious to me that President Trump understands that and has used that possible evil means to strengthen the nation, bring back jobs, and help us survive a little better in any crash that may occur from the fiat situation. It is Iceland, and the Icelandic’s say who comes there.
        They are infected with some of the European socialism, as all the Nordic countries have been.

      • NotYetInACamp

        I mentioned before that the Austria-Hungarian Empire included many nations, languages, and additional ethnic groups that was in many ways prosperous and rather peaceful. Hungary for over 250 years had an autonomously governing Saxon area inside it composd of Saxons that were basically refugees that it had invited in.
        Hungary refuses the rs of the belief system that has attacked it and Europe for so many centuries. Hungary does do business with nations following that belief system. The interactions are beneficial to both Hungary and the other nations.

    • Kafiroon

      Yes! Well stated!
      When people I saw interviewed, I think it was Iowa, Do Not know who Bill de Blasio is, even though he has been in the media big time for two plus years, they will buy any good sounding story.
      All those groupings are trying hard to destroy us and lying hard about it. I do not think they can all be The Power Ruling at the same time.
      45’s sound about right for close in groups.

    • John

      I believe you mean Frankfurt school, not Franklin school.

      • NotYetInACamp

        frankfurter, tomahhtoe, cum see cum sa. ah but an intentional Freudian insult. I actually put evil and bad things out of my mind. Those commies are some of them though they created much evil in the USA and elsewhere. The list could fill the pages, including those commies in a “church” in Chicago that have massive financing that quite possibly started up the enemy supported columns heading into the USA. They are a multi-generational commie family. Sort of like Obama’s mother’s family. There are so many orcs on the move now.

  • markm

    “Present prediction is that US doctor shortage may be from 40,000 to 90,000 by 2025.”

    And high-skilled immigration won’t change that, because the doctors guilds won’t give immigrant a doctors license, no matter how well educated they are or how long they’ve practiced in other countries.

    The high-skilled immigrants that can actually use their skills are scientists and engineers. I’m an engineer myself, and I’ve worked with many immigrants already.

    1) Many of them are not educated to anywhere near the standards of my alma mater, which is a mid-range state land-grant school. Also, some expect to just supervise when it’s time to grab a wrench and get their hands dirty, which means they prefer not to do the entire job. OTOH, I’ve seen American engineering graduates that were badly educated and also didn’t know the difference between a box wrench and a pair of pliers. (That’s not something my school taught well. I learned because I was helping my Dad work under the family car by fetching the tools ever since I was four.) So you might hire an incompetent engineer regardless of where they got their degree, but it’s seemed to be more common with immigrants.

    2. More immigrant engineers would make it a little harder for me to find a job. OTOH, I’ve seen situations where planned expansions of operations were scaled back and 50 people not hired because they couldn’t find one or two good engineers to set up the manufacturing line. Those jobs went to Mexico or China instead, because they had the engineers – even though it seemed to take 5 of them to do what I would do myself, but they worked for so little that maybe the company still saved money.

  • cb

    Food for thought: “Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.” ― Albert Einstein

  • PaulS

    An idea for President DJT: From now on our Military will be in charge of the protection of our NEIGHBORS shared borders, as a free service to them. 😉

  • Fronk!

    Sigh…

  • kadaka

    Men need to shut up, suck it up, and risk having their reputation and careers ruined in an instant by a baseless accusation or misunderstanding, so everyone who’s not a male is treated equally. Sounds fair.

    Men are afraid to mentor women after #MeToo and it hurts us all: study

    Men need to do all the same career-boosting things with women that they do with men, like power lunches and working dinners, and talking shop and making deals while showering at the gym after a workout.

    • Kafiroon

      Damned if you do and Damned if you don’t.
      Don’t harass but, spend time with mentoring.
      So. That still widely opens the door to accusations if the upward promotion or better job doesn’t come through in spite of your help.
      Among other problems. Been there. Done that. Backstabbing bitch still was incompetent after all my guiding and teaching. She stayed, I got a better paying better job else where. Heh.

    • Cactus906

      K-Dawg, you never cease to amaze & entertain me. THX

  • Halley

    I thought Skye had converted away from the Left? I know a woman recently quite similar to Syke who is now fully MAGA – so it’s possible (but very rare).

    • Chris Muir

      She has good days, bad days…

      • GWB

        Sort of like chronic tuberculosis, but of the mind……

  • Pamela

    Take an inventory of your pantries and freezers. Look at dates. Go from there.

    • kadaka

      How did you know the pot of chili in my fridge was made yesterday with three 1# packs of 2016 ground turkey?

      • Pamela

        Just like I’m using frozen and vacuum sealed home ground pork and beef from 2017 for meatloaf tonight.

  • WayneM

    Canada used to have merit-based immigration laws. Over the years, successive illiberal Liberal governments eroded the protections of those laws. Most recently, Trudeau the Younger made the immigration laws all but irrelevant by opening the floodgates to “refugees” whose only legitimate claim to such is having thrown away their citizenship documents and learned the word “refugee” is magic key to gain access to the Canadian welfare system.

    Anyone who pushes back against the erosion of western Judaeo-Christian values is, of course, a white supremacist neo-Nazi xenophobic far-right extremist…

    The sad part is the Conservatives don’t seem inclined to try to restore rule of law.

    • kadaka

      MSN/WaPo really obfuscate things. WSJ got it in the first paragraph.

      Australia’s conservative government eked out a surprise victory in Saturday’s national elections after voters in resource-rich districts turned against center-left opponents who had put climate change at the heart of their campaign.

      Previously Australia was getting drier, the CAGW doomsayers said it was predicted and would get worse, lasting for centuries. So the government built many expensive desalinization plants. Then the deluges came, and turns out historically Australia normally has a long cycle where it naturally dries out for decades then the aquifers get recharged very quickly, then drying again, that was in the historical records. Many billions were spent on desalinization plants that’ve been mothballed since about 2012, although some are being used sometimes to keep reservoirs higher.

      There was also the unpopular carbon tax. And the Eco-warriors are saying the desal is like insurance, GlobalClimateWarmingChange will dry everything out anyway, and there’s a bunch of other anti-carbon actions to take…

      Enough Aussies were smart enough to not fall for the same crap again.

      • GWB

        GlobalClimateWarmingChange will dry everything out
        What? I thought Australia would be underwater because of Climate Warming Change Crisis?

  • interventor

    California has the same drought and flood history. Archaeologists and climatologists warned, but were ignored. Greenies kept about six reservoirs from being built. Most of the recent flood waters are going out to sea, with the snow melt. Cali went from the golden state to the improvident proliferate.

  • I still say I like that Insurrection Act thing.

  • interventor

    The southern states seceded because of slavery. I’ve read six state proclamations stating why they seceded. Five gave slavery as their own reason. Texas, the sixth, gave slavery as one of their reasons. Failure of the federal government for protecting Texas borders was the other reason — including banditti south of the Rio Grande, renegades from the Oklahoma territory, and raiders from Missouri.

    The Civil War was fought because the Union sent troops south.

    • JTC

      “The Civil War was fought because the Union sent troops south.”

      True that. When invaded, it is fight or die.

      But why troops were sent South is the question.

      Slavery was an important ongoing issue for a hundred years prior and with many aspects, but in terms of the war was mostly a pretext for forced control of territory and taxation.

      The rights of people to self-determination and freedom from unfair central control is the constant from the RW to the CW to the SJW (social “justice” war) that we are facing now.

      • interventor

        The reason for secession and for the civil war are separate. Most ignore or don’t know that.

        • JTC

          Correct.

          Freedom as to the former and money as to the latter.

          Always follow the money.

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