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Friday, February 3, 2017

Hunting Unicorns and Dragons

OK, before I get to today's sermon, I offer apologies for the sporadic blogging this week. Life got in the way. Well, actually, a good thing got in the way. This week the Diplomad extended household added a new denizen. Her name is Sofia. She will be living with my son, is a bit over eight weeks old, and weighs in at just under 13 lbs. Here she is. Check out those eyes!


The other two furry members of the family had their own "eye reaction" to the introduction of blue-eyed Sofia. This might not go well . . .


Let's now move on from the greatest creation on the planet, dogs, to other creations, other sorts of animals. I refer, of course, to Unicorns and Dragons. 

I have written before about how hard it is to keep up with the frenetic activity coming out of the Trump White House. The press, too, can't keep up so they don't bother. They just make things up. They create Unicorns and Dragons; they should write for "Game of Thrones." 

We see nonsense about Trump threatening to invade Mexico. We read, above all, that he has banned Muslims and refugees from the United States. This, of course, has produced no end of wailing and lamentations from the moneyed Hollywood celebrities who don't live anywhere near where the "refugees" would live, telling us how keeping out a few "refugees" is not "my America." Yeah, yeah, blow hards . .  . We also see some 900 of my old colleagues at State signing some sort of "Dissent Channel" message, which they apparently publicized, bemoaning the Trump travel restrictions. .  . always thought the Department was overstaffed; you easily could chop 900 jobs from the place and it would run better.  

One more time. 

There is no Muslim ban. 

The President has put a temporary suspension on people from seven countries, the same seven previously identified by the Obama administration. Six of those seven are non-functioning countries. The seventh is Iran, the world's foremost exporter of terror and on the verge of becoming a nuclear power. The world's biggest Muslim countries are not affected at all; people from Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt, etc., will still get their visas. Muslim citizens of Europe, Australia, India, etc., will get visas. Over 90% of the Muslim world is not affected. 

I wish to point out that Kuwait has a ban on five Muslim countries, and, in fact, had a ban in place on Syria well before we did. 

If anything, Trump's order is too limited in scope and duration. 

The only caliber that is effective at killing Progressive Unicorns and Dragons is the truth. 

17 comments:

  1. Aw,she's cute. Sofia has a fuzzy muzzle. You too could have a fuzzy muzzle-- just put a toupee on your Kimber.

    (I think the Lefties have jumped the shark with the call for impeachment two weeks into an administration. So there is no sense even discussing it.)

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    1. Two weeks? I thought they were calling for it even before the inaugration.

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  2. I am disturbed by the fact that Trump's secure phone calls were not secure, His administration, including possibly our intelligence community, may be full of Obamaphiles who put politics ahead of country.

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    1. Some of my Australian friends are convinced that the leak was someone in PM Turnbull's staff- and possibly even set up by Turnbull himself, as he is known as a weak leader who tries to offset criticism by snaking out from under it.

      PM Abbott was actually elected at the last election, but Turnbull managed to stab him in the back (with the help and full cooperation of the media DownUnder) and take over Abbott's position. Most conservative Aussies think this was underhanded and a huge mistake.

      I'm just saying that the leak may not be on the part of President Trump's administration; since both the Australian and US media lie and make up "facts" it's hard to say.

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    2. But then what about the Mexican phone-call leak? It's got to be up here. Good idea though. And note that they were leaked to the Washington Post ... an increasingly rabid anti-Trump broadsheet. A friendly leak would not have gone to those bozos.

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  3. Wot sort of dog is that, Mr Mad?

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    1. So he'll pull sledges but eat the passengers?

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    2. Not necessarily in that order

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    3. Old Eskimo proverb: the dogs that eat the passengers pull the sled furthest. I suspect that there are many politicians familiar with the thrust of that.

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  4. ACLU and many talking heads saying the travel plan is unconstitutional -violates freedom of religion clause and due process clause. Might be correct if ban applied to citizens trying to return to U.S.and maybe green card holders. But do foreign non-citizens on foreign soil have any constitutional rights? Not so far as I know. Has SCOTUS handed down any such ruling? As far as I know, we are constitutionally free to do whatever we want about letting in non-citizens and can discriminate however we please. Note I am not referring to any legislation in place, which Trump has to obey. But the claims are not that Trump is not following existing law. The claim is that the constitution does not permit the U.S. to ban on religious, ethnic or country-of-origin grounds. I think against non-citizens, we constitutionally can and as to country of origin, we always have. (Don't know about green card holders.) Anyone know of a Supreme Court case that says we can't?

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    1. immigration laws specifically allow you to restrict members of certain religions. And non citizens have few constitutional protections.

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    2. These are foreign citizens not on American soil.I think they have no constitutional protections, except if they are green card holders.

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  5. The primary goal of progressivism is the elimination of threats to progressivism. Among the chief challenges to progressivism is religion.
    To set an example of marking people with refugee status simply because one is oppressed as a result of his religious beliefs would create a dangerous precedent for protection of religions from former and future progressive religious eradication efforts.

    I invite said progressives to go live out their religion of global warming in Syria or Iraq and tell me how great it is.

    - reader #1482

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  6. I think I heard a brief item on yesterday's news that somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 State Department employees -- not Schedule C -- have tendered their resignation since Trump was inaugurated. That's a good start. One can only hope it continues.

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  7. You really do seem to have a spring in your step lately, 'Matty.

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  8. I don't get the "Iran is the greatest exporter of terrorism" deal. I say Saudi Arabia gets that honor, with our assistance in the case of Syria. 400,000 civilian dead due to our joint efforts.

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