Great Television

God, folks, you’ve got to watch the opening segment of Tucker today where he pokes fun at the dust-up over the plan to send illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities. It’s deliriously funny. When he shows how one after another ultra-super-duper-progressive news source uses the phrase “dump immigrants,” like they are garbage, it’s a powerful moment.

I’ll look for a link and post it once it’s available.

P.S. Here is the link. The part where he says, “I hope immigrants are watching” speaks to me a lot. I’ve been talking about the crushing hypocrisy of the most progressive among us towards immigrants years before I first heard Tucker’s name. And it’s great that somebody is finally voicing this to s national audience.

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The Unusual Challenge, Day 12

Today’s unusual activities were supposed to be gardening and cooking a bison chili, and I did all that. But what turned out to be really unusual was that Klara danced to “Little Bunny Foo Foo” for 40 blissful minutes, requiring no participation from me and letting me decorate my planner. Of course, this means I had to listen to the song about 40 times, but I don’t mind that at all. This has been my favorite unusual activity so far.

Now little bunny is stuck in my brain but that’s a small price to pay.

All in the Name

Klara loves to eat Red Delicious apples because they are sweet and softer inside than any other type. She’s 3, and she doesn’t like things that are hard to bite and chew.

But she doesn’t let me buy these apples because red is not her favorite color. Instead, I have to buy Pink Lady apples because they have the words pink and lady in the name. She doesn’t love eating them but words apparently matter more than taste preferences.

Band of Dumbasses

Why don’t people say England with the same emotional intensity that they feel when they say Al-Qaeda or Hezbollah?

I obviously know why and so do you. But Ilhan Omar is seriously asking this question. This great injustice deeply wounds her.

This is truly the most pathetic, dumb Congress since the Tea Party one of 2010.

Assange

Why is Assange being persecuted now? Is there any other narrative but the one that links the arrest with the need to feed the collusion hoax?

It’s funny how all the lefties have eagerly abandoned Assange once the carrot of the collusion conspiracy was dangled in front of them. The only people defending Assange are right-wingers who look stunned by finding themselves in this role.

NYTimes: The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point

The NYTimes finally recognizes that there is a crisis at the border and publishes an almost honest article about it.

This, after months of everybody repeating, like a trained parrot, that no, there is no crisis. Psh, what crisis? There is none.

And now it turns out that yes, people do drag children with them because it’s a free pass in. And yes, many asylum claims are manufactured. And yes, most people don’t show up for any hearings once they are released into the country, turning into members of the illegal underclass. And yes, traffickers do lie to people to drag them in for profit. And yes, the decision to emigrate is often made for no reason other than a vague wish not to lose out on an opportunity.

What’s next? Will we finally be told that coyotes are, indeed, abusing women? Or that the illegal underclass does help drive down labor costs? Or that an enormous influx of children who are traumatized by the journey and don’t speak English will be very harsh on the public education system? Or even – perish the thought – that not everyone who believes this isn’t a wonderful situation is a racist and a Nazi?

For the millionth time, I want to ask everybody to observe how not a single politician is voicing anything close to my suggestion that the concept of “port of entry” be changed from physical to digital. We could spare people this horrible journey. We could prevent them from slipping into illegality. We could put traffickers out of work. Surely, this plan is a lot more realistic than taxing the banksters at 75% or doing away with fossil fuels in 10 years.

Why is nobody proposing this? What could possibly be the reason?

It’s not that hard to figure out.