Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on July 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Instead, they got dueling anti- and pro-immigration rallies Friday.

The crowd of 200 outside the station in Murrieta waved signs and sometimes shouted at each other. One banner read: “Proud LEGAL American. It doesn’t work any other way.” Another countered: “Against illegal immigration? Great! Go back to Europe!”

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Protesters chanted, “USA! USA!”

Counterprotesters chanted, “La raza unida jamas seran vencida,” which translates as “The (Latino) race united will never be defeated.”

Both sides waved American flags, but one demonstrator held a shredded U.S. flag, angering an adversary who yelled: “Absolute disgrace!”…

On Tuesday, the federal government began busing 140 migrants for processing in Murrieta every 72 hours, raising concerns about operational capacity, Long said. The initial federal plan called for 500 people, which was lowered to 300, but the city strongly opposed those plans.

“The concern we have is the sustainability of 140 every 72 hours,” Long said. “We don’t see this stopping any time soon.”

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Dozens of pro-immigrant residents wearing Mexican soccer jerseys also showed up at the meeting on Wednesday, but mostly sat in silence. Many more waited outside, having arrived too late to be let into the auditorium, which quickly filled to capacity. They held up signs proclaiming, “We are not illegal, we are humans,” as they faced opposing signs that read, “Bus them to the White House.”

In California, where Latinos are now the state’s largest ethnic group and much of the anti-immigrant sentiment of the 1990s has mostly faded away, many residents here say they have been stunned by their neighbors’ reactions.

“We came here because they are attacking our people, people just like us,” said Ana Larios, 42, a Mexican immigrant who moved to Murrieta with her children from Los Angeles nearly a decade ago. “I never knew people felt this way until now. It’s shocking and embarrassing.”

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“When the buses come, you are going to see Americans that are willing to throw themselves under the bus, that’s what you are going to see,” demostrator Greg Allison said ahead of the migrants’ arrival. “I don’t care if I lose a limb. Even if the buses get past me and I lose a limb, guess what? The rest of the country is going to take notice.”

Tim Donnelly said he was there in opposition. He’s concerned the undocumented children will be released to coyotes and drug traffickers, with American authorities making the process easier.

“I have a huge concern over whether our government is being made complicit in completing the trafficking circle. We could have sworn law enforcement actually completing the work of the cartels and coyotes by handing children over to a trafficker,” Donnelly told NBC 7.

“I believe our government is being used and everyone is overwhelmed,” he added.

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The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article…

The Central American parents of the 50,000 youths and children are using a 2008 law to ensure their children are transported to them for free by a relay of border patrol and Department of Health and Human Services officials. The youths are delivered to the border patrol by smugglers, dubbed coyotes, in exchange for several thousand dollars.

Half of the 50,000 Central American youths were delivered by taxpayer-funded employees directly to their parents now living in the United States, and another third were delivered to people who said they were close relatives, said the July 3 article…

Top immigration officials choose to not check if the relatives or parents who pick up the children are in the country legally.

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Immigrant-rights activists have set up water stations, gone out nearly daily to find border crossers in distress, and circulated warning posters and maps of the locations of those who have died in the desert…

Now Robin Hoover, founder and former member of the local group Humane Borders, is planning to distribute 100 high-intensity flashlights.

Hoover will work today with a local church in Altar, Sonora, 115 miles southwest of Tucson and one of the last staging areas for would-be border crossers, to pass out the $8.32 flashlights that can illuminate a tree a half-mile away and include both a strobe and an S.O.S. function.

“I hope that this simple device will help save lives,” he said Thursday during a news conference at El Tiradito Shrine in downtown Tucson, as he held the small black flashlight under a plastic water bottle to show how it created a prismatic effect.

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There is nothing more un-American than showing not even one shred of sympathy, compassion, or even decency towards a group of desperate young children who showed up on our doorstep after having spent weeks on a treacherous journey. There is nothing more un-American than deliberately frightening an already traumatized group of kids, some still in diapers. There is nothing more un-American than a mob taking the law into their own hands and preventing authorities from doing the work of processing these refugees. What we saw was not patriotism — it was ugly, divisive, and yet another low for a debate that I thought could not get much lower.

But I reserved my greatest scorn for the Mayor of Murrieta, Alan Long. It was he who incited his constituents to protest and let law enforcement look the other way. It was he who recklessly demagogued the issue to spare himself a political problem and is now crying crocodile tears about the “black eye” media coverage he has given his town. He took an epic, immensely complicated humanitarian situation that involves broken policymaking both in Central America and in the U.S. and pointed the finger of blame at a bus full of little kids and babies.

What is so craven about Long’s “blame-the-victim” strategy is that he and the anti-immigrant extremists he unleashed not only blocked a couple of buses, they continue to block every single attempt at a humane and effective solution by reasonable policymakers on both sides of the aisle. Egged on by shameless demagogues like Long at the local level and lawmakers like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) at the national level, the small but loud anti-immigrant movement like the one on display in Murrieta is the single biggest reason we do not yet have comprehensive immigration reform.

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Obama told the groups what they had been dying to hear—that he was going to condemn House Republicans for inaction and set the most expansive legal course permissible to beef up border security, slow deportations of noncriminal aliens, and provide legal status to millions of undocumented workers—all by himself…

Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit. He gave quiet credence to recommendations from La Raza and other immigration groups that between 5 million to 6 million adult illegal immigrants could be spared deportation under a similar form of deferred adjudication he ordered for the so-called Dreamers in June 2012.

That executive action essentially lifted the threat of prosecution and deportation for about 670,000 undocumented residents—those older than 15 and younger than 31 who had been brought to America before their 16th birthday.

Obama has now ordered the Homeland Security and Justice departments to find executive authorities that could enlarge that non-prosecutorial umbrella by a factor of 10.

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Democratic campaign operatives have been busy adapting their modern get-out-the-vote technologies and field operations to replicate their 2012 success and boost turnout among unlikely voters in 2014. Issenberg sums up the challenge: “While Latinos’ total presidential votes tripled from 1988 to 2012, their midterm participation has declined by about seven points.” That may be changing, and Democrats toiling in the House campaign trenches may now have the infrastructure necessary to really turn out the midterm vote

In other words, the House Democratic campaign strategy and the Senate Democratic campaign strategy may run along separate tracks, one driving immigration, the other pushing the economy. One strategy could work while the other flops. That creates the possibility, however unlikely, for something completely unprecedented: a midterm election where Democrats and Republicans trade control of each congressional branch.

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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM

7 more ODs today. I kid you not….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Butch

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

DAMN! I thought I could first for once. Damn!

Chuck Ef on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

7 more ODs today. I kid you not….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Just, wow. Facepalm…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 8:35 PM

7 more ODs today. I kid you not….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Celebrating the fourth.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:35 PM

We have been at the Platte River at a friends cabin. So good to be home…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 8:36 PM

7 more ODs today. I kid you not….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

This is what happens under a Bush presidency …

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM

We have been at the Platte River at a friends cabin. So good to be home…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I’ve seen the Platte. The name is apt. It looks like you could wade across.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM

I’ve seen the Platte. The name is apt. It looks like you could wade across.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Not yesterday. There is a current and no sandbars. It was spilling over the banks…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 5, 2014 at 8:40 PM

These are illegal disease carrying aliens. They are not how our forefathers came to this country. We are losing our country because of traitorous Democrats led by an illegal Kenyan.

nobama1267 on July 5, 2014 at 8:40 PM

They are not immigrants. My ancestors were immigrants. They came here legally. These people are illegal alien invaders.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

We’ve got hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops protecting the borders of dozens of other nations while our borders have been actively invaded for decades now.

We live in The Age of Irrationality

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

7 more ODs today. I kid you not….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

That PBR will do it to you everytime.

RickB on July 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

************ Democrats holding The Children For Political Gain **********!!

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Good evening, everybody. Hot as hades here in central Cali.
Gee Doc, were you able to ask if they were despondent democrats? //
Maybe too much partying.
Sounds like a busy day in your ER. Glad I retired in 2012. I saw the Obama train wreck coming and bailed.
Was an RT for 22 years.

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Going2mars. Something weird is going on. I’m working on it.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Seriously? How many does that make this week?

lineholder on July 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

************ Democrats holding The Children For Political Gain **********!!

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

If they thought they could get some marginal political gain from it, Democrats would eat children …

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 8:47 PM

The Chillin are com’n in by Planes,trains,automobiles and Buses:

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/unaccompanied-minors-at-us-southern-border/

Unaccompanied minors at US southern border
Chula Vista, CA, US

20h
Photo: Buses with 2nd group of undocumented immigrants arrive at Border Patrol Station Chula Vista, Calif. – @CandiceNBCSD
see original on twitter.com
============================

Candice Nguyen @CandiceNBCSD · 23h

Next wave of undocumented children just arrived at Lindbergh Field. Exiting plane now. #nbc7

https://twitter.com/CandiceNBCSD/status/485241774470729728/photo/1

San Diego, CA, US
22h
2nd plane carrying undocumented immigrants from Texas arrives in San Diego – @10News
Read more on 10news.com

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

The difference between illegal immigration and an influx of refugees is what? Serious question.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Unaccompanied? I see a lot of women accompanying kids. And the adolescents are just gang-members-in-waiting.

BuckeyeSam on July 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Rat So?

Judge_Dredd on July 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Another countered: “Against illegal immigration? Great! Go back to Europe!”

I hate the idiots that try to use this argument. Where there is no law, you cannot break it. Where there is law and you follow it, you are in compliance with it, not breaking it.

My family, one side of it anyway, came to America in 1891. They came legally.

So amnesty and ILLEGAL ALIEN supporters, BLOW IT OUT YOUR AZSES. If YOU don’t like America, YOU LEAVE.

EFF OFF. Liberal pig scum.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

We’ve got hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops protecting the borders of dozens of other nations while our borders have been actively invaded for decades now. We live in The Age of Irrationality … ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

58,500 in South Korea, alone.

You know what’s south of me?

Nothing.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 8:52 PM

7 more ODs today. I kid you not….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

These are probably liberals realizing they aren’t getting that free ride that was promised them by some race baiting huckster.

Snarky, yes, very much, but probably true at one level or another with these people.

It IS obama’s fault.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

The Chillin are com’n in by Planes,trains,automobiles and Buses:

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canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Did John Candy lead them in a rendition of the theme from The Flintstones?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0nmrOSFHw

BuckeyeSam on July 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

The cats are sticking close to me, even the strays. The firecrackers make them nervous.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Going2mars. Something weird is going on. I’m working on it.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Is something weird with you, or G2M?

And how would we know the difference from every other day?

cozmo on July 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM

7 more ODs today. I kid you not….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM
Were any frequent fliers?
You know I miss working on the 4th, one of our beloved Docs, always Bbq’d Dogger dogs,had the bag of peanuts, slice of watermelon , bag of chips, and a drumstick ice cream for every employee working on the 4th. He is one really nice man, good Doc too. All out of his own pocket. I always volunteered to work the 4th, love to let the folks with little kids get the day off, besides you could see the fireworks from our 5th floor.

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM

The cats are sticking close to me, even the strays. The firecrackers make them nervous.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I’m paying for treating myself and my son to fireworks yesterday. One of my dogs refused to even go outside today. Lots of cleaning to be done now.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Is something weird with you, or G2M?

And how would we know the difference from every other day?

cozmo on July 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM

I guess you wouldn’t. never mind.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

The Central American parents of the 50,000 youths and children are using a 2008 law to ensure their children are transported to them for free by a relay of border patrol and Department of Health and Human Services officials. The youths are delivered to the border patrol by smugglers, dubbed coyotes, in exchange for several thousand dollars.

Yes, we’re stupid.

CW on July 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

With enough executive orders, the shooting WILL start.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

***

I hate the idiots that try to use this argument. Where there is no law, you cannot break it. Where there is law and you follow it, you are in compliance with it, not breaking it.

My family, one side of it anyway, came to America in 1891. They came legally.

So amnesty and ILLEGAL ALIEN supporters, BLOW IT OUT YOUR AZSES. If YOU don’t like America, YOU LEAVE.

EFF OFF. Liberal pig scum.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Ditto. Swedes in the early 1870s. Made it to Kansas lived at first in creek beds. They were called crickers. Second generation had 15 kids, 13 made it through infancy. Of those, my grandmother died at the second youngest age–92. All went to college. Here brother played football at KU in the late 19teens. His look alone from a photo from that era would have these illegal gang bangers wetting themselves.

BuckeyeSam on July 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Afk….bbl
Got to make dinner.

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 9:01 PM

When I say my cats are nervous they are actually lying on their backs. They don’t worry as actively as dogs.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Sylvia Burwell and Eric Holder.

Any questions?

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM

The cats are sticking close to me, even the strays. The firecrackers make them nervous.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Mine were relieved to see us get home. Must have been loud and crazy here last night. Ratso & Kitten were cuddling and cowering together on the Picasso table on my Jeans…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Look for confrontations like this to continue, and eventually something is going to happen. That’s the way it will start.

DFCtomm on July 5, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Pro-Amnesty gets arrested:

VIDEO: Police Arrest Two Pro-Amnesty Activists at Murrieta
July 4 2014
***********

MURRIETA — Local police officers have arrested two pro-amnesty activists in Murrieta, California, after one of them allegedly assaulted a police officer and an elderly woman who was protesting the arrival of illegal aliens at the Murrieta Border Patrol station.
(More…)
===========

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/04/VIDEO-Officers-Arrest-Two-Pro-Amnesty-Activists-at-Murrieta

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Way to much cat love going on…….

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

6 Arrested as Protesters, Supporters Wait for Arrival of Undocumented Immigrants

Some 140 undocumented immigrants are expected to arrive in Southern California on Friday
By Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
| Saturday, Jul 5, 2014
************************

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Authorities-Brace-for-Possible-Protests-Over-Migrants-Arrival-265782631.html

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Look for confrontations like this to continue, and eventually something is going to happen. That’s the way it will start.

DFCtomm on July 5, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Yep.

I’m also expecting Perry/Texas isn’t done yet either.

gophergirl on July 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Are those pro-invasion protesters actual residents or are they rent-a-protesters?

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Way to much cat love going on…….

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

wolly4321: Really:0

ted nugent cat scratch fever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW8S58CYQqs

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

JE Dyer is right down the road from this. She, and LU, has been on top of this.

I’m kind of disappointed in HA for not following their former partners.

More information.

cozmo on July 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Way to much cat love going on…….

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Sue me.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Are those pro-invasion protesters actual residents or are they rent-a-protesters?

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

COL: AstroTurfing eh!:)

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

South of here would be easy to defend. They tell you it couldn’t be done?

They are lieing. It would be a snap. It’s not difficult terrain.

That’s why they cross here. Because it’s easy.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Forget about the 30 million third world invaders of America! This is no big deal at all! It won’t be so bad when much more of America looks and smells like Mexico or el Salvador. In fact, just wait, it will be wonderful. We might even be able to get nine wise and beautiful Latinas on the supreme court instead of just the one we are so blessed with now. The important thing is Iraq, the most important and civilized country in the whole wide world, has been invaded by 700 members of ISIS, or I scream for ice cream, or something like that, aka dear friends of Barack Obama and John McCain last month but not now apparently.

VorDaj on July 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Are those pro-invasion protesters actual residents or are they rent-a-protesters?

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Some are, others are there for the power.

They are counting on being the leaders of these illegal trespassers.

cozmo on July 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

VorDaj on July 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Aren’t Elena Kagan and Sonja Sotomayer both wise Latinas?

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

JE Dyer is right down the road from this. She, and LU, has been on top of this.

I’m kind of disappointed in HA for not following their former partners.

More information.

cozmo on July 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

cozmo: Thanks, I have the site saved,..I dunno, me thinks H/A is
breaking away from Breaking News!!:)

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Seriously? How many does that make this week?

lineholder on July 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

More than 20. I’ve lost count. This is the most overdosin’ town I have ever seen. It’s a bit of a distortion though–the ambulances bring them here cause we have the inpatient psych ward….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Aren’t Elena Kagan and Sonja Sotomayer both wise Latinas?

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Elena Kagan is a Jewish girl from New Yawk.

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Elena Kagan is a Jewish girl from New Yawk.

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Oh. libs all look the same to me…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:19 PM

d nugent cat scratch fever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW8S58CYQqs canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

That works. ;)

I saw him at a bar in Baltimore. Hammerjacks.

Helluva show.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Oh. libs all look the same to me…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yep, Sarah Palin, Dana Loesch, they ain’t….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:21 PM

The cats are sticking close to me, even the strays. The firecrackers make them nervous.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Of all God’s creatures there is only one that can not be made slave to the leash and that one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.

FeralCat on July 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Yep, Sarah Palin, Dana Loesch, they ain’t….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I couldn’t tell you which was Elena or which was Sojna in a lineup if my life depended on it. Ruth BG, yes, since she looks centenarian…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Did John Candy lead them in a rendition of the theme from The Flintstones?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0nmrOSFHw

BuckeyeSam on July 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

BuckeyeSam:Lol, could be:)

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

ugh. I have to go back to the hospital and finish up. BBL—->

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

I guess, answer: Who cares? Sorry to have bothered y’all.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Of all God’s creatures there is only one that can not be made slave to the leash and that one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.

FeralCat on July 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

My cats don’t mind being harnessed and leashed. Only way they get to enjoy the outdoors and eat grass…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

the inpatient psych ward….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Another apt synonym for Washington, D.C. …

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

I’m kind of disappointed in HA for not following their former partners.

More information.

cozmo on July 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I’ve been wondering what’s going on as well. I like reading news here, but am forced to find it elsewhere lately. I guess HA doesn’t have reporters, only people who opine on stories others have done. Has it always been that way? Doesn’t seem so, but maybe I’m wrong.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

the inpatient psych ward….

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Are the walls padded?

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Elena Kagan is a Jewish girl from New Yawk.

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM

\

And an America- and Israel-hating Jew at that.

TXUS on July 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

‘I am the cat who walks by himself’. R. Kipling

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I’ve been wondering what’s going on as well. I like reading news here, but am forced to find it elsewhere lately. I guess HA doesn’t have reporters, only people who opine on stories others have done. Has it always been that way? Doesn’t seem so, but maybe I’m wrong.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Always been that way since I started commenting eight years ago…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:28 PM

The Hispanic population has grown from 9.6 million in 1970 to roughly 50 million in 2010 and is projected to grow to 138 million by 2050, according to projections by the Census.

http://www.hacu.net/images/hacu/conf/2010CapForum/RobertoRamirezHispanicsInUS2008.pdf

There are 115 million people in Mexico and 500 million in Central America.

I honestly believe the 2050 projection may be low.

We are on the path toward becoming a third world hell hole.

bw222 on July 5, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Doc Holliday on July 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Ah. That explains a lot right there.

lineholder on July 5, 2014 at 9:28 PM

My cats don’t mind being harnessed and leashed. Only way they get to enjoy the outdoors and eat grass…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Cats are pragmatic. They put up with the things we do in return for food.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 9:29 PM

We’re there, bw. ‘Arm yourselves when the frog god smiles’.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 9:29 PM

I guess, answer: Who cares? Sorry to have bothered y’all.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Don’t be butthurt because someone didn’t answer. I don’t know the dictionary terms off the top of my head, but in my opinion illegals cross the border..guess how…illegally. Refugees are accepted to a point, usually it’s decided ahead of time that they will be accepted and a place is made for them until they are processed.

Not the case with these central americaners. They are ALL illegals.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM

*bites nails* I just put my toes back into the online dating pool.

Need booze now…..

gophergirl on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

I don’t expect this place to mirror the front page of Drudge on the weekends.

But some reality would be nice.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

MeanWhile,..unlike immigration or Benghazi, State Department
wants answers, like now!!

https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 4h

Full statement from @statedeptspox on Tariq Khdeir. #Israel #Palestinians http://m.state.gov/md228774.htm
================================

Detention of Tariq Khdeir

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 5, 2014

We can confirm that Tariq Khdeir, an American citizen, is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem. He was visited by an official from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem today.

We are profoundly troubled by reports that he was severely beaten while in police custody and strongly condemn any excessive use of force. We are calling for a speedy, transparent and credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.

We reiterate our grave concern about the increasing violent incidents, and call on all sides to take steps to restore calm and prevent harm to innocents.

http://m.state.gov/md228774.htm
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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 4h

“We are calling for a speedy, transparent & credible (probe) & full accountability for any excessive use of force,” per @statedeptspox.

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

gophergirl on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Did you? Good for you! You got courage, chick!!

lineholder on July 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Butthurt has nothing to do with it, Dilly. Dictionary definitions are not the point. So I guess from your response that you do know. And I’m sorry, the ‘decision’ is made after the fact. See: Palestinians.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 9:34 PM

We might even be able to get nine wise and beautiful Latinas on the supreme court instead of just the one we are so blessed with now.

VorDaj on July 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Unless they’re Castilian, most Latinas weigh 250 pounds by their 27th birthday.

bw222 on July 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Any excuse at all this criminal administration can use to dump on and antagonize Israel with is always jumped on.

An isolated 6′x8′ cell for life is too good for obama.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

*bites nails* I just put my toes back into the online dating pool.

Need booze now…..

gophergirl on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

That’s scary. Good luck.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 9:36 PM

He can sink a nation and scapegoat a great deal
But taking any responsibly to him just does not appeal
He has less class than a crap filled gunnysack
When he cries for anyone but himself the tears run down his back
He will never be an enlightened and honorable man
‘Cause he gets his philosophy from a old Fascist and Marxist garbage can
He has so many pathologies it would make Freud’s knees knock
And his wife’s hate filled deranged look would stop a cuckoo clock
If he would just take responsibility for something sometime somewhere
His MSM frogs would probably give him the Croix-de-Guerre
His cronies and sheeple zombies get the pie and cake
And all the rest of America and it’s Constitution get is another bellyache
You might forget his lawlessness, smears and class and race warfare yell
But you’ll never forget the demented President from Hell!

VorDaj on July 5, 2014 at 9:36 PM

July 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

That works. ;)

I saw him at a bar in Baltimore. Hammerjacks.

Helluva show.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM

wolly4321: He came to the Soo in the early 80′s, my ears rang for two
days!:)

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 9:37 PM

bites nails* I just put my toes back into the online dating pool. Need booze now….. gophergirl on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

O_o.

Buy a gun. Get a cat.

Be safe…

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:38 PM

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 9:34 PM

I was thinking of American treatment of refugees, not palestinians. Specifically I was thinking of the Cubans. We bent over backward for them, still do really to a lesser extent. But that didn’t upset the apple cart as much as these dirtbags from mexico and points south are.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 9:38 PM

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I’m not sure myself. I would think refugees would be fleeing from a tyrant government. Illegals just coming for a better life.

I know the situation is bad in some of the countries, but this is nothing new, so I would consider these as illegal aliens.
Just my pov.

Barred on July 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

. . . I bet RWM can’t cook.

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

. . . I bet RWM can’t cook.

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

It would still be better than your square fish.

RickB on July 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Asking for trouble early, huh?

Barred on July 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

I said something bad about the two wenches, kagan and soto, and the filter ate it.

Carpet munchers.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

I mean, speaking of barbecued chicken.

Nevermind. I brought up barbecued chicken with my inside voice. That whole conversation was in my head.

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

The difference between illegal immigration and an influx of refugees is what? Serious question.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Illegal immigrants are usually driven by economic factors or they want to be close to family.

Legal immigrants are subject to the laws of their adopted country. They may only come if they have work or a place to live.

Refugees are forced to relocate for reasons such as fear of persecution due to war, religion, or political opinion.

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

*bites nails* I just put my toes back into the online dating pool.

Need booze now…..

gophergirl on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Good luck. Hopefully you’ll find someone tall, blonde (it’s Minnesota), handsome and conservative (lotsa luck on that in Minnesota).

bw222 on July 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM

*bites nails* I just put my toes back into the online dating pool.

Need booze now…..

gophergirl on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

I’m taken. Or else I would lunge.

Lunge, GG (WYAN).

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM

. . . I bet RWM can’t cook.

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Heh.

Would you rather she skewer food or Leftists?

/Rhetorical ;-)

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM

An isolated 6′x8′ cell for life is too good for obama.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

At this point, I am not willing to settle for a cell, though I’ll take it given no alternative. Treason and breaking the oath of the highest office in the land should come with harsher consequences. Whether it’s rope, bullet, electricity, or injection is of less import but it must be public.

Rix on July 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM

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