About this new blog…
Lots of people said I should sit down and write a little blog everyday(!) so I said I would try. I don’t know if I have the time, but I’ll give it a go. If there are grammatical errors and the like, I’m not going to worry about it and neither should you. I think titles are click-bait nonsense, so I’m not going to worry about titles either. We’re just going to number them. So there.
Thanks Tammy Bruce…
Thanks a million to Tammy Bruce, President of Independent Women’s Voice and Fox star, for the ForAmerica shout-out in her column today. We put up a video collage of some recent victims who have been murdered at the hands of illegal immigrants.
For perspective, ‘For America,’ the grassroots conservative action group, reminded us by tweeting the toll exacted on too many families in our country: “Mollie Tibbetts, Kate Steinle,, Tessa Tranchant Dominic Durden, Grant Ronnenbeck, Jamica Williams, Kevin Will, Nabra Hassanen, Jamiel Shaw, Jose Chavez, Lauren Bump, Sarah Root, Edwin Jackson … and thousands more. None of their killers should have been in this country.”
And that resulted in:
Very cool to see. Thanks, Mr. Woods.
“Mollie Tibbetts, Kate Steinle, Tessa Tranchant, Dominic Durden, Grant Ronnenbeck, Jamica Williams, Kevin Will, Nabra Hassanen, Jamiel Shaw, Jose Chavez, Lauren Bump, Sarah Root, Edwin Jackson… None of their killers should have been in this country.” https://t.co/AzeSX1t5pi— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 23, 2018
We’d much rather focus on other things, but it is necessary to keep the spotlight white hot on the issue of illegal immigration. I saw the President do a web clip from the Rose Garden asking Republicans to get him his wall funding. I can tell you there is zero urgency on Capitol Hill to do that. The President tweets about it, he asks in videos, he asks in interviews, etc. etc, but nothing regarding border security or the wall is moving on Capitol Hill. Will this dynamic ever change? I don’t see it happening unless he shuts down the government. a government shutdown is the only path forward, in my opinion.
About Planned Parenthood…
Your United States Senate authorized about a trillion dollars of your money yesterday because that’s the kind of thing a swamp does in the middle of August. The spending the Senate voted on will go to, primarily, defense and healthcare related functions. If you thought Congress might reduce some spending this year, you lost that bet. The price tag was more than the President even requested.
If you thought a Republican-controlled Senate would save some lives and some money, you lost that bet, too. Planned Parenthood will get paid by us, the taxpayers, to abort kids, every bit as much as they did when Democrats controlled Congress. Mitch McConnell cynically tossed Rand Paul’s amendment to defund Planned Parenthood onto the floor of the Senate with about an hour’s notice. It failed predictably. McConnell didn’t want to bring up the amendment at all and it took a fiery speech from the floor from Rand Paul to get McConnell’s attention.
In a statement, the Kentucky Republican said, “While I am disappointed in the outcome of this vote, I will never apologize for standing up for life. If it took exposing the preference of so many in my own party to continue reckless spending over protecting the innocent, it was a fight worth having.”
He’s right. This is a boil that needs to be lanced. I appreciate what the President has been able to do on abortion regarding some executive orders, but Republicans in Congress have no intention of doing anything about abortion or abortion related funding. They purposely don’t put up a fight, when a fight is what’s mandated to make gains on this issue. We can talk about Democrats being a worse alternative, but nothing deflates me more than watching R’s make cynical efforts to save babies’ lives.
More blogs to come. I’m telling myself “pencils down” after one hour of writing.
What are you listening to today?
Last thing: What are you listening to today? I’ve been playing Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert Album from 1992 at Madison Square Garden. “The Times They are A-Changin” by Tracy Chapman is awesome. So is “My Back Pages” by Dylan, Clapton, Harrison, Young and Petty. Whole album is good.