Hi there, !
Today Sun 11/04/2018 Sat 11/03/2018 Fri 11/02/2018 Thu 11/01/2018 Wed 10/31/2018 Tue 10/30/2018 Mon 10/29/2018 Archives
Rantburg
487644 articles and 1721496 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 66 articles and 166 comments as of 6:03.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Non-WoT        Politix    Posting Order
Nigerian Shia group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 4: Opinion
21 19:17 Frank G [6495] 
1 13:55 746 [6496] 
11 18:26 trailing wife [6491] 
2 23:07 JohnQC [6471] 
1 10:30 rjschwarz [6481] 
11 21:17 Jerong Phimble9768 [6481] 
22 18:51 JohnQC [6507] 
2 07:47 Besoeker [6466] 
3 22:33 trailing wife [6475] 
8 21:50 magpie [6487] 
0 [6466] 
0 [6467] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
0 [6488]
0 [6499]
0 [6473]
3 06:45 Silentbrick [6475]
1 08:57 Frank G [6486]
1 21:57 Herman Ebbase1346 [6512]
0 [6471]
0 [6479]
0 [6471]
0 [6480]
0 [6478]
0 [6477]
0 [6473]
0 [6478]
0 [6596]
2 14:05 gorb [6480]
Page 2: WoT Background
8 20:32 Besoeker [6500]
6 22:26 KBK [6481]
0 [6484]
2 09:56 AlanC [6475]
0 [6486]
1 07:29 Slolutle Cloluse3142 [6471]
0 [6474]
5 16:47 Zenobia Floger6220 [6475]
0 [6469]
0 [6475]
3 16:34 Frank G [6472]
2 14:25 Procopius2k [6479]
0 [6482]
Page 3: Non-WoT
4 19:06 M. Murcek [6494]
8 18:48 trailing wife [6493]
2 13:57 746 [6481]
0 [6467]
1 12:34 3dc [6481]
4 12:40 ranture [6470]
2 14:16 gorb [6466]
0 [6467]
0 [6471]
1 18:06 Richard Aubrey [6510]
0 [6467]
0 [6466]
0 [6466]
0 [6476]
0 [6492]
1 14:23 Procopius2k [6466]
4 22:03 Raj [6489]
2 16:51 Ebbavirt Clunk4147 [6469]
8 19:35 james [6473]
Page 6: Politix
4 14:49 regular joe [6483]
2 10:20 trailing wife [6507]
1 19:11 trailing wife [6491]
0 [6465]
4 17:31 Besoeker [6472]
2 10:28 rjschwarz [6465]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
Mueller To FBI: Investigate The Fake Sexual Assault Plot Aimed At Discrediting Me
[Townhall] The Russia probe‐yes, that’s still going on‐took a rather bizarre and nutty turn when two women alleged that they were approached by a company run by an apparent conspiracy theorist to fabricate sexual misconduct allegations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller is leading the Department of Justice’s investigation into whether the Trump team colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 election.

The payment amounts were reportedly staggering. One woman was offered $20,000 and to have her credit card debt paid off. Another woman was approached and was given the option of naming her price, within reason, for any juicy (and most likely fake) accounts of sexual misconduct.

Of course, these allegations, like the ones lobbed against Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his vicious confirmation battle, are not grounded in any evidence. It’s a total nut job conspiracy theory. The Atlantic reported last night that Mueller has referred the matter to the FBI. The identity of one woman, named Parsons, cannot be verified. The second woman, Jennifer Taub, is a professor at Vermont Law School. It’s plain loco, folks (via The Atlantic):
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 07:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mueller and legal team now victims ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 7:31 Comments || Top||

#2  The dems figured the republicans were too moral to do the same thing back. Sort of a compliment, I guess.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 11/01/2018 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Next up: Dems complain to NFL Rules Committee that GOP is stealing their coaching signals, using a stolen copy of demo playbook...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/01/2018 7:56 Comments || Top||

#4  I think what we need is a pre-dawn raid of the Mueller household with the Mrs. forced onto the front lawn in her nightie at gunpoint and boxes of documents hauled out in front of the neighbors and cameras. He seems to think that's appropriate for others.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/01/2018 9:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Too bad Comey isn't in there to pre-clear Mueller before the investigation.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/01/2018 9:36 Comments || Top||

#6  I want to know if Mueller had any hand in having Whitey Bulger moved from prison to prison in recent weeks and conveniently landing in a prison known for inmates getting whacked. That would be a far bigger thing than this stuff, but it's nice to see it circle back on a Democrat / card-carrying member of the Deep State. It's the seriousness of the charge that requires this to be investigated for a couple of years...
Posted by: Raj || 11/01/2018 9:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Mueller is republican
Posted by: 746 || 11/01/2018 13:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Um, wouldn't something like this be a local or state jurisdictional item where the supposed offense(s) occurred?

Why is he suddenly considering it to be a 'Fed' case and using the bureau to look into these allegations? Isn't he aware of how the law actually works?

Oh wait, I forgot.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/01/2018 13:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Huffpo reported the woman doesn't actually exist. So what is going on?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2018 14:45 Comments || Top||

#10  doesn't exist? Why is that a problem?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 11/01/2018 18:07 Comments || Top||

#11  Mueller is republican

But not a Trump Republican, 746, and all his little friends loathe the current president.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2018 18:26 Comments || Top||


The Facts Of The Mail Bomber Case Don't Add Up
[Disobedient Media] The October spree of packaged mail bombs unsuccessfully delivered to media outlets, politicians and politically active benefactors has gripped the United States ahead of the November midterm elections. The media is awash with speculation about the suspect’s inspiration and why he may have carried out the attacks.

While the official narrative makes for captivating commentary amongst pundits, the case bears several suspicious points. Inconsistencies between reported facts and the official version of events, the targets chosen to receive packages and details about the suspect and their social media all represent loose ends to the case that have not been adequately addressed. Additionally, the FBI’s track record and the involvement of Hollywood figures shaping the official story give rise to serious concerns that the FBI has caught the wrong man, leaving the true perpetrators free to strike again should they wish.

Inconsistencies Between Facts And Narrative

The official narrative being promoted by mainstream media sources and law enforcement does not match the facts. Apparent contradictions over whether the bombs were real or inert and indications that at least some were not mailed through USPS create factual conflicts that have not been explained.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 02:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the opinion piece makes a big deal about the ambiguity of the bombs

this is merely a semantic issue

the bombs had explosive material in them but weren't properly connected to a triggering device so whether the bombs were 'functional' is just a matter of definition
Posted by: lord garth || 11/01/2018 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  The 'False Flag' graphic can be found on today's Robert Mueller post.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 7:47 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Suspicious Package Mailed To Joel Osteen Found To Contain Bible
[Babylon Bee] HOUSTON, TX‐A suspicious package mailed to Joel Osteen and intercepted by Lakewood Church security was found to contain a copy of the Christian Bible, sources confirmed Wednesday.

"We noticed right away the package didn't feel right," said Lakewood's head of security. "It was about the right weight to contain the 66 books of the Bible, and sure enough, there it was." A special Bible squad was called in to extract the package from the premises and dispose of it, making sure Osteen remained safe from the knowledge of the gospel.

Osteen stated he had a "bad feeling" when he went into the office this morning and began hissing, "It burnss ussss!" about the time the suspicious package was delivered to Lakewood's mail room. "I usually have a really positive feeling, but hoo boy‐I just knew something wasn't right when I went into work this morning. I'm glad my security team is on top of things."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 07:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the Mammon man
Posted by: 746 || 11/01/2018 13:55 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Former TV CEO Says U.S. Should Ban ‘Straight White Males from Voting'
[PJ] WASHINGTON ‐ Steven Clifford, author and former CEO of the King Broadcasting Company and National Mobile Television, told PJM that the federal government should "prohibit straight white males from voting" in U.S. elections as a way to "save" democracy.

"I think it’s the only hope for democracy in America and I will be leading a great movement to prohibit straight white males, who I believe supported Donald Trump by about 85 percent, from exercising the franchise and I think that will save our democracy," Clifford said during an interview after speaking at the forum "Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism," which was organized by the Center for Study of Responsive Law ‐ a group former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader founded in 1968.

Clifford, author of the book CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it, urged Democrats to explain their policy proposals to voters rather than focus on the reasons they oppose President Trump.

"I’m not a campaign consultant and I think they have to get off the fact that Donald Trump is Donald Trump. Every voter knows that Donald Trump is Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton spent $450 million to say every day that Donald Trump is Donald Trump," Clifford said, referencing the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 08:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Evidently 'Straight White Males' are having an impact at the polls.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 8:29 Comments || Top||

#2  ...as a way to "save" democracy

I don't believe he understands that "Peoples' Democratic Republic of.." had anything to do with democracy or a republic. He and his like can't seem to grasp they are the real authoritarians, totalitarians, the real Nazis and fascists.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2018 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  We have to destroy democracy in order to save it!

(Besides we are a republic, not a democracy)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/01/2018 9:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Jeez, he's so white his picture caused a burn mark on my monitor! Heh!
So, he's probably not straight so his injunction doesn't apply to him. Gotcha!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/01/2018 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Throat punch is a go. I say again, throat punch is a go.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/01/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  I almost admire their endless creativity in excuse making and 'problem solving' when their side loses elections.
Posted by: Raj || 11/01/2018 9:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Isn't Hilly's book, What Went Wrong a blueprint for 'fixing' the 'wrongs'? Maybe she's working on the sequel.
Posted by: Bobby || 11/01/2018 9:58 Comments || Top||

#8  It never occurs to these dolts that they could leave the US and live happy lives free from Trump. In fact if all wealthy liberals moved to Australia and burned their US passports it would make Trump cry. They should give it a try.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2018 10:32 Comments || Top||

#9  You'd do that to Australia?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/01/2018 10:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Aren't they our friends?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/01/2018 10:44 Comments || Top||

#11  Australia doesn't want 'em
Posted by: Frank G || 11/01/2018 11:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Shouldn't they move somewhere like Liberia?

Follow in the success of those black ex slaves who left when freed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/01/2018 11:03 Comments || Top||

#13  FOAD
Posted by: newc || 11/01/2018 12:46 Comments || Top||

#14  Former TV CEO Says U.S. Should Ban ‘Straight White Males from Voting'

That's why the left doesn't need to have undue influence in positions like these. But they do.
Posted by: gorb || 11/01/2018 14:38 Comments || Top||

#15  Why Australia, I love Australia but they constantly claim they'll go to Canada only to realize Canada is cold. Australia weather is fine and their politics are similar to California's so I don't think the liberals will do much damage, I think they'll feel at home.

Plus they might get to hear about Sydney rape and grooming gangs and learn something about the world in the process.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2018 14:39 Comments || Top||

#16  At that point, why bother voting at all?
Posted by: Iblis || 11/01/2018 16:39 Comments || Top||

#17  Lost in the discussion is, if disenfranchised, my only choice is to "vote by other means." I don't think they'd like that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/01/2018 17:50 Comments || Top||

#18  The Left have no firm definition of Straight or Male or White. So good luck.
Posted by: Airandee || 11/01/2018 18:31 Comments || Top||

#19  He's upset about a lack of leftist success, he's a bourgeoisie and his personal wealth should be seized and turned over to programs to help the homeless.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/01/2018 19:13 Comments || Top||

#20  Bourgeoisie assholes like this guy enjoy stirring up racial animosity to distract from the fact that they're white, rich, and guilty of that form of theft called "Property." (spit!)
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/01/2018 19:14 Comments || Top||

#21  This Cuck Clifford assumed my gender/race/sexual orientation! Stone him!
Posted by: Frank G || 11/01/2018 19:17 Comments || Top||


A brief history of leftist political violence in one year
[SultanKnish] On September 9, Rudy Peters, the Republican running for Congress in the 15th District in California, was attacked by a knife-wielding man shouting, "F___ Trump".

The attacker, Farzad Fazeli, an Iranian Clinton supporter, had previously posted, "Don Trump won't clean his own house, so he's too dirty to know right from wrong. Impeach/incarcerate him before more children die. P.S. complacency is worse than being the shooter."

Next month, Shane Mekeland, a Republican running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, suffered a concussion after being punched in the face at a restaurant. "You f____g people don't give a s___ about the middle class," his assailant had shouted at him.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: 746 || 11/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
The geopolitical implications of a strange assassination
[Al Ahram] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
is facing an unprecedented crisis where both its international image and reputation are greatly tested.

It has found itself in the centre of an international storm with serious implications in terms of the Middle East and a possible regional realignment that would benefit its main competitor The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 11/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Caribbean-Latin America
It's Not Unreasonable to Be Worried about Disease and the Caravan
[National Review] We live in bizarro times. Suddenly, it is controversial to state obvious, neon-bright truths. This week, it has become newsworthy to observe that illegal border-crossers who circumvent required medical screenings are a threat to America’s public health and safety.

Just look at these hyperventilating headlines and tweets.

From Newsweek, which is supposed to, you know, report actual news of the week: "’We don’t know what people have’: Laura Ingraham calls migrant caravan a health issue."

And from the Daily Beast: "Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade Fears ’Diseases’ Brought by Migrant Caravan."

This is not "news." It’s propaganda recycled and regurgitated by lazy political operatives masquerading as journalists. At least the Newsweek writer gave credit to his zealous hitmen sources: "Ingraham’s comments," he dutifully wrote, "were first highlighted by Media Matters for America."

MMfA is a militant left-wing oppo-research outfit funded by progressive billionaire George Soros. Somehow, not-really-Newsweek forgot to mention this fact. (Alas, mentioning Soros subsidies has also become a forbidden act this week, but that’s another story.) The determined intent of these "news" pieces is not to inform readers but to inflame them with the dog-whistle assumption that conservatives, Fox personalities, and ordinary Americans who worry about diseases from immigration are de facto racists.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 03:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Intersting how the same folks that are pro-caravan have a lot of anti-vaxers in their midst. Things might turn out badly in some wealth coastal communities.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2018 10:30 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
A 3-minute dose of schadenfreude: hilarious compilation of media announcing Trump's imminent political demise
[American Thinker] President Trump has accomplished a historic triumph of political jujitsu in the face of unprecedented levels of media hysteria directed against him. Unlike every other major GOP figure in my lifetime, he has not caved-in to media-generated waves of criticism, but rather turned his opponents’ fury against them, using the (borrowed) expression "fake news," often supplementing it with the even more inflammatory expression, "enemy of the people."

And it has worked.

Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll, comparing Barack Obama’s popularity with Trump’s, is instructive:
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  BUT! they're not bias. (is there a /sarc big enough for that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2018 8:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Donald and Melanie vs. Barack and Michael? No contest.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/01/2018 23:07 Comments || Top||


Levin and Horowitz: Yes, Trump can end birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants with an executive order
[Conservative Review] Tuesday on his radio program, LevinTV host Mark Levin spoke with Conservative Review senior editor Daniel Horowitz about birthright citizenship ‐ and that President Donald Trump is entirely within his rights to interpret and enforce the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Horowitz told Levin that President Trump has the authority to issue an executive order clarifying how the executive branch will interpret the 14th Amendment concerning the citizenship status of children born in the United States to illegal aliens. He said that those who say otherwise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., are "constitutionally illiterate."

"Let’s put this in plain English here," Horowitz said. "Basically they’re saying, Mark, I could break into your home, kick down the door, drop a kid there, and he has the right to live there for the remainder of his life and there’s not a darn thing you can do about it."

"The reality is that even if we agree to the notion of birthright citizenship ... there is no way you could extrapolate that to people who came here without consent. The key words are ’consent’ and ’sovereignty.’ Nothing ever supersedes that. Nobody could unilaterally assert jurisdiction and make it that there’s nothing we can do to stop this," he continued.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 03:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  " that President Trump has the authority to issue an executive order clarifying how the executive branch will interpret the 14th Amendment"

Just like a Democratic President could "interpret" the 2A to apply only to militia members? Be careful what you wish for.

The fact is that the ink on that executive order wouldn't have dried before the first judge orders an injunction against it. The Supreme Court will decide it.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Trumps playing their game on them. Hemming and hawing in Congress meets an EO, then it goes to the judiciary. If the Left enjoys legislating by the judiciary, they're going to find out two can play that game, and he's playing the long game. One more socialist seat vacancy in SCOTUS and they're outflanked.

All the rest is legal rhetoric. If SCOTUS can suspend 'equal before the law' to implement affirmative action policies, then it can 'interpret' birth right to those under the legal jurisdiction of the United States - ie citizens and those legally permitted into country.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2018 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Procopius: How do you define "legal jurisdiction"?
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  That's SCOTUS's job :)

Those under the law. There is an old English term - outlaw. "The term outlawry referred to the formal procedure of declaring someone an outlaw, i.e. putting him outside the sphere of legal protection. In the common law of England, a judgment of (criminal) outlawry was one of the harshest penalties in the legal system, since the outlaw could not use the legal system for protection, e.g. from mob justice."

Those who live in Central America or elsewhere are outside of US laws. To legally enter you must comply with US laws, thus now come under the law (its rights, procedures, and protections). To enter unlawfully retains that status - outside the law, thus not subject to the jurisdiction of the law.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2018 8:34 Comments || Top||

#5  I seriously doubt that. An illegal immigrant is not an "outlaw" and not without legal protection. If you kill, rob or rape him/her, he/she will have same protection under the law as any U.S. citizen. And you will go to prison if you harm that person. And if an illegal immigrant breaks U.S. law he/she will be prosecuted under U.S. jurisdiction.

Also a baby of an illegal immigrant hasn't violated any law.

Btw of course the U.S. can amend its birthright laws as it seems fit. But this way? Really?

An executive order can be nullified by the next president.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 8:47 Comments || Top||

#6  An illegal immigrant is not an "outlaw" and not without legal protection.

You are getting lost in the analogy and missing the point: sneaking into the country does not confer the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Being entitled to vote in elections or being required to register for military service are two examples that come to mind.

In a similar vein, I personally don't think that giving birth in an airport lounge while on a transnational flight should entitle you to citizenship of that country.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/01/2018 9:06 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: Thons Hitler1576 || 11/01/2018 9:08 Comments || Top||

#8  "sneaking into the country does not confer the rights and responsibilities of citizenship"

No, of course it doesn't, but we're not talking about the rights of that person, but of the right of the child.

As I've said it's entirely up to the U.S. how it wants to handle citizenship. European countries do it differently.

But I think the language of the 14A is rather clear. It doesn't even mention the status of the parents. I also think the framers didn't even think about "illegal immigration" at the time the amendment was designed.

So yes, it could need a few corrections. But I doubt this can be done by executive order.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 9:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Also a baby of an illegal immigrant hasn't violated any law.

Don't care. They're not Americans. If Europe wants to take in the world, extinguish yourselves.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/01/2018 9:27 Comments || Top||

#10  A few questions:
Do you think the denial of birthright citizenship should apply to

1) Children of illegal immigrants only
2) Children of illegal immigrants and tourists
3) Children of all foreigners in the U.S. (including greencard holders)

And

Do you want to applying the new restrictions retroactively?
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 9:47 Comments || Top||

#11  1. if any of the (DNA) parents are already American.

2. if legally in the country.

Counter question -

Of all the children born of American military families stationed in Germany for the last 50 years, are they German or American?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||

#12  As of January 1, 2000, a child born in Germany to non-German parents automatically acquires German citizenship at birth by jus soli if:
(1) at least one parent had lived legally in Germany for at least eight years prior to the birth;
(2) at the time of the birth, that parent had a permanent residence permit (either an Aufenthaltsberechtigung or, for the three years prior to the birth, an unbefristete Aufenthaltserlaubnis).

But as I already said: Germany has a different citizenship law. It used to be entirely ius sanguinis, but this has changed a bit.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 10:13 Comments || Top||

#13  Let me be clear on that: I DO understand that many Americans find ius soli for illegal immigrants problematic. I'd be one of them.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#14  Wasn't Harry Reid calling for the same thing a few years back? Of course, that was before Hispanics became such a powerful force in Las Vegas donors... I mean unions.
Posted by: AuburnTom || 11/01/2018 13:47 Comments || Top||

#15  Here's the thing, they only started this birthright citizen thing since 1960. Before that, a parent had to be american. So for almost 200 years in America, being born here to non-americans did NOT make you one. It has simply been how they suddenly decided to interpet the 14th amendment.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/01/2018 14:06 Comments || Top||

#16  ... President Donald Trump is entirely within his rights to interpret and enforce the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Yeah. And just wait until SCOTUS does it too.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/01/2018 14:25 Comments || Top||

#17  Silentbrick

"Before that, a parent had to be american."

This can't be true. Wong Kim Ark was born in the U.S. and his parents were both Chinese.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Wong_Kim_Ark
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2018 14:37 Comments || Top||

#18  Yep. The current ruling came from the leftist courts championed by... Ted Kennedy.

I'll repeat my solution:

One or both parents are US citizens, US citizenship is bestowed to the child.

If the parents are here on a visa or green card, the visa/card status is bestowed on the child. If the child wants to become a citizen later and has lived a while in the states, that process can be fast tracked.

If one or both of the parents are going through the naturalization process, the child is granted the same status as the parents until the naturalization process is complete. Upon citizenship granted to the parents the child will be bestowed with US citizenship as well.

If the parents are illegal, then the child gets no special protections just like the parents.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/01/2018 14:43 Comments || Top||

#19  I just find the whole "Anchor Baby" Theory preposterous. Give them, the "Anchor Baby", dual citizenship and deport the whole family. The parents because they are not "legal citizens" and the child because they need to be reunited with their legal guardians.
Posted by: magpie || 11/01/2018 14:44 Comments || Top||

#20  From what I understand the jurisdiction has to do with entities a country has treaties with, folks we often deport rather than put through the US courts.

Deporting has been our action against Illegals for some time now as well so by that definition Trump is right.

Still, Executive Orders are easily reversed. They are bad policy.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2018 14:48 Comments || Top||

#21  European Conservative, thanks for that link. First I'd heard of it.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2018 14:51 Comments || Top||

#22  Closing the birthright loophole would de-incentivize coming here. Illegals come here and have there babies and the child born here automatically are citizens. The illegals play the system because they know the Dems will will scream "We can't send the parents back to their country of origin because it would split up their families." The problem then gets kicked down the road and grows. Congress, under both parties has been feckless. Congress needs to grow a pair and completely reform laws regulating immigration. Immigration has spun out of control for decades and has bled the country.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/01/2018 18:51 Comments || Top||


Actor James Cromwell warns of 'revolution': 'There will be blood in the streets' if Democrats lose
[Wash Times] Actor James Cromwell told an audience Sunday night that a violent revolution is coming if Democrats don’t win the midterm elections.

"Something is coming up, which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy," Mr. Cromwell, best known for his roles in "The Green Mile" and "Babe," said in accepting a Carney Award in Santa Monica, California, Variety reported.

"We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class," he continued. "We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a nonviolent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end."

Speaking to Variety on the red carpet before the event, Mr. Cromwell said, "There will be blood in the streets" if President Trump stays in power.

"This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state ‐ all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism," he said. "If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets."

Mr. Cromwell, 78, is a longtime liberal activist who has been arrested multiple times for protesting environmental issues.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 02:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump has shrunk the government.

I assume if you're fighting actual fascism, you'd approve of that.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/01/2018 4:52 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Mr. Cromwell has now decided that he didn't actually mean what he said. Taken outta context, ya know.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 11/01/2018 4:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Sorry Jimmy, I'm sure you've been added to /many/ lists of people who are likely to wind up nailed to a tree or impaled or simply hacked to nasty chucks soon as the revolution starts.

No, I have no such lists, they would demand far too much effort and attention and they aren't worth that.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/01/2018 6:52 Comments || Top||

#4  300 million guns out there in the hands of the American people, and you really want a bloody revolution? A lot of issues are going to be resolved really quick outside of urban areas. For the urban areas, you better review the record on hurricanes and major cities. Coastal and South Floridians know what its like to go weeks without normal services (power, light, gas) or restocking of sundries and food. That's with a heck of a lot of outside resources rushed to put it all back together again. That happening to dozens of blue metropolises at the same time is well out of the capacity of even this country. Weeks will become months. No free stuff. Free stuff people will start to cut out the middle man (government) and get the stuff themselves, from you and yours. It will be educational (for the survivors) what happens in gun control cities.

Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2018 7:53 Comments || Top||

#5  The boy is confused. Hollywood is full of cock suckers, not cock and loaders.
Posted by: Oscar Angeger2751 || 11/01/2018 9:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, he, in faux relevance, got his name out there.

Mission accomplished.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 11/01/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Is this the guy who always plays the schmuck in films?

Otherwise, what P2K said.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/01/2018 10:28 Comments || Top||

#8  James Cromwell...who?
Posted by: magpie || 11/01/2018 21:50 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
'If you're going to San Francisco' (Video not suitable for office)
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 03:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm glad I saw SF in 1968 through 1970. It was beautiful and interesting.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/01/2018 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  might have crossed paths...
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/01/2018 10:01 Comments || Top||

#3  It was. But even then it was a bum magnet due to the pleasant climate.

Hey, what if we blame the poo and discarded needles on Global Warming? Sorry, Climate Change. Gentlemen, to the Narrative!
Posted by: SteveS || 11/01/2018 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey, get your narrative right. It's TRUMP!!!!
Posted by: AlanC || 11/01/2018 10:19 Comments || Top||

#5  I cringe every time I hear someone like the narrator of this video call for more affordable housing. Homeless bums can't take care of themselves so how do you expect them to take care of a house or apartment? They'll tear it apart and burn it down just like they have their own lives.

It's very simple: If you cannot afford to live in California's coastal communities, try your luck some place else. This is prime coastal real estate so it's supposed to be expensive. It's for the people who can afford it, the people who work their asses off to pay the sky high mortgages, not for the people who shoot heroin on the streets. The solution offered by affordable housing advocates is to turn these beautiful communities into slums.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/01/2018 11:04 Comments || Top||

#6  RE #3. "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." __ M. Twain
Posted by: Injun Cheting2009 || 11/01/2018 13:29 Comments || Top||

#7  RE #3. "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." __ M. Twain
Posted by: Injun Cheting2009 || 11/01/2018 13:29 Comments || Top||

#8  sorry about dup post
Posted by: Injun || 11/01/2018 13:30 Comments || Top||

#9  the coldest people I ever met were from Menlo Park/Palo Alto/Atherton, summer or winter. the warmest were from, wait for it........Texas of course
Posted by: 746 || 11/01/2018 13:54 Comments || Top||

#10  Thanks, I think. That was depressing...
Posted by: magpie || 11/01/2018 17:51 Comments || Top||

#11  Round them up and shoot them, I’m referring to the city government.
Posted by: Jerong Phimble9768 || 11/01/2018 21:17 Comments || Top||


Mercer: American Rabbis Practice Pop Judaism, For The Most
[Barely a Blog] America’s rabbis are mostly dumb, eschatologically and generally. I wouldn’t take seriously anything they say about President Donald Trump.

Not unlike their Christian compatriots in the ministry and the priesthood‐rabbis are generally an unscholarly lot, more inclined to pop-religion and social justice.

Like their Christian friends, rabbis aim to bring religion in line with self-help literature and common leftist spiritual and political hobbyhorses and quests.

Thus, you have this silly "’Rabbi," who, "At Mike a Pence Rally Thinks Jews Who Deny Christ Go To Hell."

It’s simply untrue, from the perspective of Judaism. Judaism considers Yehoshua, aka Yeshu, aka Jesus Christ, a prophet, not part of a Godhead (which we don’t have). Thus, there is no punishment of hell for giving the cold shoulder to a prophet.

On the other hand, other Jewish leaders acted ungraciously, even disgracefully, in snubbing President Trump, on his visit to grieving Pittsburgh on Tuesday afternoon:

Shameful. You don’t reject a show of mercy and compassion.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2018 02:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The silly rabbi in this case is a so-called Messianic Jew, what we on the Jewish side of the equation call a Christian, because as this clip shows, he considers Jesus Christ his personal saviour.

Also, I was not aware that Judaism considers Jesus Christ an actual prophet, rather than a charismatic rabbi.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2018 10:53 Comments || Top||

#2  silly rabbi

Hang on, hang on. I need to work this into a Trix cereal commercial bit.

In the meantime, given that in 2018 when all sense and meaning have gone out the window, when a white woman can identify as black or Cherokee, when sexually confused can identify as any of 57 different genders, I see no reason a why Jew cannot accept Jesus as his personal savior even though I might personally have gone with Baal, Odin or Quetzalcoatl.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/01/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3  :-)

About messianic Jews, because we all wondered, and the internet has answers:

In an Atlantic article, titled “Kosher Jesus: Messianic Jews in the Holy Land,” Sarah Posner explains that “there are an estimated 175,000 to 250,000 Messianic Jews in the U.S. and 350,000 worldwide, according to various counts, they are a tiny minority in Israel — just 10,000-20,000 people by some estimates — but growing, according to both its proponents and critics.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/01/2018 22:33 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
34[untagged]
4Islamic State
4Sublime Porte
3Houthis
3Taliban
3Commies
3Govt of Pakistan
2al-Shabaab (AQ)
2Govt of Iran
2Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Iran)
2Govt of Saudi Arabia
1Hamas
1Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats
1Palestinian Authority
1Hezbollah

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog











On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2018-11-01
  Nigerian Shia group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests
Wed 2018-10-31
  Mil Times Follow-up article: 5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar
Tue 2018-10-30
  Al-Shabaab Claims Blast That Killed 30 Ethiopian Soldiers In Central Somalia
Mon 2018-10-29
  U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead
Sun 2018-10-28
  Yemeni army unveils new domestically-built high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile
Sat 2018-10-27
  Emergency situation at US synagogue
Fri 2018-10-26
  Arrest Made In Plantation In Connection To Package Bombs
Thu 2018-10-25
  4 children injured in Quetta school firing
Wed 2018-10-24
  BREAKING: ‘IED' found near Bill and Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua home
Tue 2018-10-23
  Firefighters extinguish day’s fifth blaze caused by incendiary balloon in southern Israel
Mon 2018-10-22
  US brigadier general recovering from at least one gunshot wound in Afghanistan attack
Sun 2018-10-21
  US charges Chicago man with online recruiting for Islamic State
Sat 2018-10-20
  Anjem Choudary Released from Prison
Fri 2018-10-19
  ISIS Returns: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning
Thu 2018-10-18
  Afghan guards open fire at Afghan-NATO meeting in Kandahar, injuring 2 Americans - reports

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.235.24.113
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Operations (16)    WoT Background (13)    Non-WoT (19)    (0)    Politix (6)