Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on July 9, 2014 by Allahpundit

Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border.

The number of unaccompanied children picked up at the border since Oct. 1 is now 57,000, according to R. Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection…

The “children continue to come across the border,” Craig Fugate, FEMA administrator, told the committee. “It’s a very fluid situation.”

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“Look, for $8 million, we can put them all on a first-class seat back to their homes. That’s $8 million. That’s a first-class seat, one way, to each of their homes,” Coburn told CNN’s “Crossfire” on Tuesday.

“That’s $60,000 per child that we’re going to spend, in emergency money. Can we — first of all, that shows just how incompetent we — we can’t do that for $3(000) or $4,000 per child? That’s No. 1.

“No. 2 is, if we can’t do that, the Border Patrol is as bad as the V.A. And by the way, the vast majority of Border Patrol are not patrolling the border right now. They’re involved in the humanitarian crisis.”

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Border state Republicans slammed President Barack Obama Wednesday for practicing “selective morality” in his policies towards migrant children coming to the United States, blaming the administration for failing to send the clear message that unaccompanied minors cannot remain illegally in the country…

“What about people in other parts of the world? Don’t they need this kind of relief? Aren’t they persecuted? What about the Middle East? What about Africa? This is selective morality that’s being practiced here,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “We want people to come to this country legally, we want them to come if they are persecuted. But we want [it in] an orderly fashion.”

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President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in supplemental funding amounts to an “admission” that he plans for the influx of immigrant children to “continue indefinitely,” according to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas).

Cruz said that only five percent of the funding would provide for “boots on the ground” along the southern border. ”This is an HHS and social services bill that is entitled border security to make it appear as if it’s responding to the problem,” Cruz told National Review Online.

“But this supplemental bill is an admission by the president that he has no intention of solving this problem, and, indeed, that he anticipates it continuing indefinitely, because he is simply asking for money to deal with those kids who are coming after they’ve been brutalized, rather than taking the necessary steps to prevent them from coming here in the first place, to prevent them from being victimized,” he also said.

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A number of conservatives on Capitol Hill are pushing back hard against President Obama’s request for almost $4 billion to manage the spike of immigrants — thousands of them unaccompanied minors — that’s hit the Texas-Mexico border in recent months.

But Graham, a long-time supporter of an immigration system overhaul, said a failure to provide the funds will exacerbate the crisis while handing Obama and the Democrats a political victory ahead of November’s midterm elections.

“If we do that, then we’re going to get blamed for perpetuating the problem,” Graham told reporters on Wednesday.

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The White House needs to mollify progressive allies who are demanding payback from an administration that has long disappointed them on immigration. Some in the Democratic coalition are even contemplating a stay-at-home-in-November strategy if Obama does little beyond what they see as symbolic measures.

There are also worries among advocates that Obama will pull back if the influx of Central American children on the southwestern border erodes public support for the broader reforms. The White House on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the growing crisis…

The program for so-called Dreamers, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has covered about 600,000 undocumented immigrants. The scope of the changes now under consideration would be much broader. There are more than 6.4 million employed adults who are undocumented, 8.7 million people who had been in the country for at least five years as of March 2010, and 4.7 million parents or guardians of minor U.S. and foreign-born children, according to the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, a coalition of reform advocacy groups.

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It is not clear, however, if Obama believes open borders will be the same hit with the American people that amnesty activists think it will be. Up till now Americans have voiced support for granting amnesty to those already in the country, but keeping out further waves if illegal immigrants.

But the current migrant crisis has exploded the amnesty lie. Americans are seeing first hand that amnesties only beget more amnesties. The only way for Obama to end the crisis is to start treating all migrants the way Mexican migrants are treated: by turning them away from the border.

But Obama’s base won’t let him do that.

So the crisis on the border will continue, more migrants will come to the United States, and Obama will continue to facilitate their entry into the country. Until there is a strong signal that Americans will not tolerate this politically, the status quo will not change.

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1. Start deporting people. Far from being cold-hearted or “draconian,” deportations will save lives and restore much-needed credibility to the U.S. immigration system. The thousands of illegals who risk their lives and those of their minor children to cross our southwest border are doing so in large part because they believe once here, they will not be sent back. Here is where Obama’s actions speak louder than his words. Contrary to the Administration’s claim of toughness on deportation, interior removals have dropped by 40 percent over the past three years. In 2013, for instance, Obama’s Administration deported less than 0.2 percent of illegal aliens who had not committed a major crime. As John Sandweg, Obama’s former director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the Los Angeles Times in April: “If you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.” No surprise that a plurality of Americans in the latest Rasmussen poll believe President Obama helped create the current crisis.

2. Halt foreign aid, work, and tourist visas for any country that refuses to assist in the repatriation of its citizens who have entered our country illegally. Ditto for countries that facilitate the transport of illegals to the U.S., as Mexico is currently doing. In egregious cases, we should consider suspending trade agreements and freezing the bank accounts of the political leaders of offending nations. If you abuse your relationship with America by effectively dumping your low-skilled workers here, you should suffer the economic consequences.

3. Order U.S. financial institutions to stop remittances illegal immigrants wire back to their home countries. For decades, other nations have enjoyed the economic benefit of money made illegally here but sent there. Last year, remittances topped a whopping $51 billion, and almost half of that went to Mexico. The best way for people to fix their own countries is to work in their home countries and fight for political reforms there. The incentive to come here illegally will be greatly reduced if they can’t transfer money out of the country.

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Director of the federal agency responsible for aiding the unaccompanied alien children illegally coming to the United States from Central America told a conference Tuesday that staffers should be reminded of Jesus Christ when working with refugees.

“Jesus was a refugee, and that’s a very good reminder to all of us,” Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, CNS News reported.

“I happen to believe in [the] refugee program, not just because Jesus was a refugee — because I was also myself a refugee,” Mr. Negash said, adding that people working with refugees “can only be successful and have a long impact on people when we actually start seeing ourselves [as] the people we want to serve.”

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Via the Corner.

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African food….just no no no. Bugs and dried things that you can’t identify doesn’t work for me, so not sharing a border with Africa is good.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM

We are not going to dock the USS Hot Air, so you can show off
your culinary skills at cooking Mexican food
canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Silly canopform Bishop doesn’t cook Mexican food, he cooks Mexicans.

oscarwilde on July 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Y’alls buddy just showed up. Prolly commenting from bed via eye-phone.

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:32 PM

It seems to me that a lot of those defending this invasion-seem to put ‘La Raza’ before the good of this nation.
annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Many in the open borders crowd are racial supremacists and anti-white. For example:

http://themadjewess.com/2010/08/10/racist-jose-angel-gutirrez-the-devil-has-blue-eyes-we-have-got-to-kill-him/

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Doc Holliday on July 9, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Thanks Doc. I’m doing my best. Never heard or thought of mashing the cornbread with milk. I have to tell you that I think I’ve tried a mess of foods with milk already and yes, it goes down but yuck…..mush.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:26 PM

lol omg that did make me spit out the coffee!!!

CoffeeLover on July 9, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Why Iraq is more stable than you think.

coolrepublica on July 9, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Jealous, huh?
Barred on July 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I love well-cooked food…I only wish I cooked well :-(

And what’s this I hear that a fire alarm isn’t an oven timer? o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

Pres Obama has a DNC fundraiser still later tonight after flying to Austin from Dallas. Again, print pool coverage of remarks, not Q&A.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

Print coverage only of his remarks, not of the Q&A with donors that followed.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

Pres Obama urges Dems to work harder to win the midterms than they did in the presidential elections.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

POTUS says his political problem is cynicism and historically low Democratic voter turnout in midterm elections.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

Sounds like he’s running when he again says that by just about every measure, things are better now than before he took office.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

Pres Obama joked about not running for re-election: partly because of the Constitution. Partly because of his wife.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

Again he said he hoped Gov Perry would get the Texas delegation in the House to help pass the funding request on the migration problem.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

At DCCC fundraiser in Dallas, Pres Obama says he “enjoyed’ meeting today with Texas Gov Rick Perry & agreed with some of what he said.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 2h

No photo or TV/radio coverage of any of the 4 Dem fundraisers Pres Obama doing on this 2 day trip. Tomorrow’s DNC event closed to all press.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

Pres Obama now on his way to 2nd of 3 fundraisers today: a DCCC BBQ. Some 60 donors paying $10,000 to $32,400 per couple to attend.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

Pres Obama says enactment of comprehensive immigration reform would solve the illegal migration problem “potentially for 20 years.”

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

Pres Obama said Perry had “good ideas about how to align border agents.” Passing them along to DHS Secy Johnson.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

“I didn’t get any promises but it was a constructive conversation,” says Pres Obama of his talk with Gov. Perry.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

“Are we more interested in politics or … in solving the problem,” says POTUS, urging Congress to pass the immigration funding request.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

“This isn’t theater,” says Pres Obama of making a border visit. “I’m not interested in photo ops. I’m interested in solving a problem.”

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

In response to question, Pres Obama says “there’s nothing” taking place at the southwest border “that I’m not intimately aware of.”

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

Pres Obama says he suggested Gov Perry use his influence with the Texas Congressional Delegation to pass the funding request right away.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

Pres Obama says the $3.7-billion supplemental funding request he made yesterday could address the concerns raised by Gov Perry.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

Pres Obama also says he agrees with some of the concerns raised by Gov Perry about the number and deployment of US Border Patrol.

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3h

Pres Obama says best thing House can do is pass comprehensive legislation to fix the broken US immigration system.

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:29 PM

MKH is contributing almost nothing here as far as blog posts are concerned. Just one or two posts near the end of the day on topics that aren’t that interesting, and certainly not major national issues.

Noah should be blogging for Talking Points Memo.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Now Cambodians, they eat everything, I mean EVERYTHING; bugs, spiders, reptiles, snakes, little birds, frogs, eggs from every creature ever invented, snails, nest soup, grubs, I mean EVERYTHING.

So, it’s a crap shoot to share a border with them. Plus they had Pol Pot for a while and he was almost as big a jerk as Genghis Khan.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

“Jesus was a refugee, and that’s a very good reminder to all of us,” Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, CNS News reported.

. . . I swear.

Axe on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Y’alls buddy just showed up. Prolly commenting from bed via eye-phone.

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Nah. Her iPhone is frozen. She was asking religious muslims for help the other night on twitter…

OmahaConservative on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

re’s a possibility that some of those border-jumping spawn(not to be confused w/ my born in Hellinois spawn) to a vacant correctional facilitty in Littlefield, TX. Littlefield is MAYBE 30 minutes from here. It might not be even that far. NO! NO! HELL NO! F8CK NO! NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!! annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM

They are coming 2 blocks from where I work, and it ain’t no correctional facility.

Southwest Key is buying up run down motels and such.

They will be roaming free in the shittiest part of town.

wolly4321 on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

UGH that man is such a little pissant

gophergirl on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

lol omg that did make me spit out the coffee!!!
CoffeeLover on July 9, 2014 at 10:32 PM

[sends CL a case of sham-wows...On the House...enters under "Housecleaning Expense"...]

;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border.

The number of unaccompanied children picked up at the border since Oct. 1 is now 57,000, according to R. Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection…

The “children continue to come across the border,” Craig Fugate, FEMA administrator, told the committee. “It’s a very fluid situation.”

Rebecca Bratek @chicagotribune.com on July 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM

.
Someone needs to put Rebecca Bratek in contact with
Sally (‘This is not a border crisis’ ) Kohn.

One of them apparently has her fact in error.

listens2glenn on July 9, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Congress debates immigration reform legislation
Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

3h
President Obama on talk with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I didn’t get any promises but it was a constructive conversation’ – @markknoller
End of alert
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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border
3h
Texas Gov. Perry asks President Obama to deploy more National Guard troops to border, direct FAA to allow drones for surveillance – @ArletteSaenz via @ABC
End of alert
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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border
3h
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, working group on unaccompanied youth at border: ‘We agree with the President that they must be returned to their home countries in the most humane way possible and that will require a revision of the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act’ – via @NBCNews

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-senate-immigration-reform-deal/

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I’ve noticed where I’ve been debating-blogs, FB pages etc-that the majority of those who have been defending this riff-raff…have had Hispanic surnames. I was unfriended today by a long-time FB friend over my stand.
It seems to me that a lot of those defending this invasion-seem to put ‘La Raza’ before the good of this nation.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Not all.

I’ve had two discussions recently…One with a Tejano today and one with a Latino in Colorado. Both living here for years and according to them here legally.

Both are afraid the Guatemalans and Hondoruns will take their jobs by undercutting them in pay and that they won’t get any gubmint asst. if that happens.

I said Welcome to Obama’s America Amigo.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Nah. Her iPhone is frozen. She was asking religious muslims for help the other night on twitter…

OmahaConservative on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Some kind of fish. I forget which…

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

. . . I swear.
Axe on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Every damn day.

[dives into corner...starts polishing halo furiously...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I wonder if we can get Democrats to agree to have the U.S. purchase billboards on the Mexican side of the border saying something like this:

AVISO:

LOS EE.UU. ES UN PAÍS LLENO DE MIEMBROS RACISTAS DEL PARTIDO DE TE.

EN LOS EE.UU. LOS REPUBLICANOS ESTÁN HACIENDO UNA GUERRA CONTRA LAS MUJERES.

SI UDS. QUIEREN ESTAR SEGURO, ¡REGRESEN A SU PAÍS DE ORIGEN!*

And if the Democrats refuse, ask them which part of the sign they disagree with.

*Translation: “Warning: The U.S. is a country full of racist members of the Tea Party. In the U.S., the Republicans are conducting a war against women. If you want to be safe, return to your home country!”

J.S.K. on July 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Noah Rothman has seemingly spent more time on Twitter complaining about conservatives not showing enough “compassion” to illegals (btw, where is the compassion from the pro-amnesty crowd for Americans?) than he has challenged Obama or anyone on the left for their open borders support, from what I’ve seen.

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I’ve noticed where I’ve been debating-blogs, FB pages etc-that the majority of those who have been defending this riff-raff…have had Hispanic surnames. I was unfriended today by a long-time FB friend over my stand.
It seems to me that a lot of those defending this invasion-seem to put ‘La Raza’ before the good of this nation.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Stay strong, ALT!

We’re counting on You, TXUS and Maables to protect Texas from the Invaders!

I’ll work on the Northern California flank.

I think the good folks in Murietta can take care of Southern California.

wren on July 9, 2014 at 10:37 PM

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Canada, you make me think dark thoughts. Thoughts of fly infested beef tainted with E-Coli, a side of Ebola, and some scabies in the swag bags.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Sorry, that should be Partido de Té, not Partido de Te. (Omitting the accent would make it the “You Party” instead of the “Tea Party.”)

J.S.K. on July 9, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Some kind of fish. I forget which…
Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Flounder? Kingfish?

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:38 PM

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Obama is a lyin’ POS.

He colluded with at least two foreign governments to flood our borders and that 3.7 billion will be used to house,medically treat and school his new voters.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Americans?) than he has challenged Obama or anyone on the left for their open borders support, from what I’ve seen.

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

You do know his job is not to challenge Obama. His job is to give a conservative view on news of the day.

Conservatives can be for stronger border and for not letting kids rot in warehouses at the same time.

coolrepublica on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Nah. Her iPhone is frozen. She was asking religious muslims for help the other night on twitter…
OmahaConservative on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

A word about that. The religious Muslim actually responded, and he was extremely polite and well spoken. That should teach me.

And some other guy (not Muslim) from the UK responded and told me to “*#*% off bitch” and then a lively exchange followed between us in which I was compelled to point out various unseemly aspects of his appearance.

So you can’t always judge a book…

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Noah should be blogging for Talking Points Memo.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Rothman must have got a talking-to about commenter discontent because he used to refer to illegals as “undocumented”, now they’re straight up illegal immigrants.

Have to keep the home team sort of happy, I suppose.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

As soon as my passport arrives-and my son gets home from England…I might consider starting the process to make Aliyah.
I’ll have to break-up w/ my husband to do it-but something got to give.
Between the illegal invasion and the muslims…

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Do they even have food in Canada? We share a border with that dump but I’m not even sure they know what food is, sucks being so close.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Speaking of Dear Spawn, how IS he doing? And how many days until he returns?

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Flounder? Kingfish?

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Omaha knows what kind. The species escapes me for the moment…;)

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

You do know his job is not to challenge Obama. His job is to give a conservative view on news of the day.
Conservatives can be for stronger border and for not letting kids rot in warehouses at the same time.
coolrepublica on July 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

We are free to critique Noah Rothman’s inadequate blogging and his apparent refusal to challenge those in the open borders crowd.

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Do we ignore the troll or do we gut the troll?

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Mark Levin cleaning Barry’s clock. Wonderful! No one articulates better than Mark does.

Now he’s going after Boehner. :)

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

He’s lovin’ it.. Will be home 3 weeks from tomorrow.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Yes ALT How’s he doing and when does he get home?

CoffeeLover on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Do we ignore the troll or do we gut the troll?
HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Monitor and act accordingly ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Do they even have food in Canada?

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

As long as it has Maple Syrup.

And here I thought the hagfish left us for a place that was more to her liking.

They must have kicked her out.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

a revision of the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act

Text of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 2008. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 10, 2008 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-110hr7311enr/pdf/BILLS-110hr7311enr.pdf

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr7311/text

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I don’t get the decision to hire Noah as an associate editor. He’s pro-abortion, pro-”immigration reform”, makes a point of saying that he supports the separation of church and state (this wording almost always means a broad antireligion interpretation), uses the Left’s vocabulary for far too many things, and, based on Twitter, doesn’t seem to like right-wingers all that much.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Noah if you’re watching, you can swing the hammer. I promise no one would hold it against you. No court would convict you. We’d take up a collection and get you a medal in fact.

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

So happy to read he’s having a great time.

CoffeeLover on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Nah. Her iPhone is frozen. She was asking religious muslims for help the other night on twitter…
OmahaConservative on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

A word about that. The religious Muslim responded, and he was actually extremely polite and very well spoken. That should teach me.

Another person also responded. It was someone from the UK, and he told me to “*bleep* off b**tch”.” Then a lively exchange followed, in which I was compelled to point out various unseemly aspects of his appearance.

Just goes to show you can’t always judge a book…

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Do we ignore the troll or do we gut the troll?
HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Monitor and act accordingly ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Okay. :)

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM

And here I thought the hagfish left us for a place that was more to her liking.
They must have kicked her out.
cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

The bed and bathroom needed to be cleaned and deodorized

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Whatever Lindsey Graham suggests, do the opposite. That guy is the biggest screw up this side of the Atlantic.

anotherJoe on July 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Southwest Key is buying up run down motels and such.

They will be roaming free in the shittiest part of town.

wolly4321 on July 9, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Southwest Key, and its connections to La Raza, and their $150 million annual budget primarily from U.S. Government contracts needs to be carefully investigated.

Does anybody know if James O’Keefe or Sheryl Attkisson are available?

wren on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Do we ignore the troll or do we gut the troll?
HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Ignore the troll gut the fish.

Or was that the other way around?

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

We are free to critique Noah Rothman’s inadequate blogging and his apparent refusal to challenge those in the open borders crowd.

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

I agree. Plus he’s pro abortion too. Nearly all his posts have a leftist slant to them. Doesn’t have much of anything in common with the majority of posters here.

This is why I say he should be blogging for TPM. A much better fit for him.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Noah if you’re watching, you can swing the hammer. I promise no one would hold it against you. No court would convict you. We’d take up a collection and get you a medal in fact.

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Little noah is in his pajama boy outfit sipping hot chocolate right now.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I like Mexican food.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Cuban is better.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

He’s lovin’ it.. Will be home 3 weeks from tomorrow.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I hope he still has a country to come back to. I would make plans to leave if I were you and anyone else who has someplace else to escape to.

crankyoldlady on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

He’s lovin’ it.. Will be home 3 weeks from tomorrow.
annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Fantastic news, ALT! You appear to be holding up well, too. I’m proud of you!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I don’t recall hitting strike.

crankyoldlady on July 9, 2014 at 10:46 PM

And free lice and communicable disease for all!!

CW on July 9, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Do they even have food in Canada? We share a border with that dump but I’m not even sure they know what food is, sucks being so close.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Bishop:Lmao,..you is baaaaaad,…yes we have succulent…

…..Moose, Deer, Trout, and tasty Canadian Beavers, smoked and dipped
in Maple Leaf syrup, cured in Canadian whiskey!!

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:47 PM

And here I thought the hagfish left us for a place that was more to her liking.
They must have kicked her out.
cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

The bed and bathroom needed to be cleaned and deodorized

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Aye caramba. The fish stinks from the head down.

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:47 PM

I like Mexican food.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Cuban is better.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Italian is better.

CW on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The White House needs to mollify progressives … Some in the Democratic coalition are even contemplating a stay-at-home-in-November strategy if Obama does little beyond what they see as symbolic measures.

Great. As Boehner et al go full rino, we and the Dems will have competing “keep the vote at home” drives.

anotherJoe on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Do we ignore the troll or do we gut the troll?
HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Ignore the troll gut the fish.

Or was that the other way around?

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

The fish isn’t bothering me right now, which is making me itch a little bit.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

This is why I say he should be blogging for TPM. A much better fit for him.
cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I’d say give him a chance or two, Cat…the *ahem!* commenters on Mediaite would give him such a drubbing!

Noah just needs a chance to get past that shell shock and get his land legs back.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

MKH is a fairly new mother and isn’t contracted to do very many posts. My guess is the idea is to have her posts be sort of change of pace filler in the afternoon.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

INC on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Italian is better.

CW on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Tex-Mex is best.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

crankyoldlady on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I’ve got guaranteed Israeli citizenship-as does my son-but in order to immigrate I’d have to leave my Christian husband-because he refuses to leave TX.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I like Cuban food too but the Castros are almost as irritating as Pol Pot and Genghis Khan were so it’s probably good we don’t share a border with Cuba.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Hannity now talking to the only Dem who has been critical about the border crisis.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

This sounds like Democrats and the current Liberal Made
Border Distractionary Operation,..jus say’n!

IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 57s

#Hamas terrorists exploit innocent men, women and children, using them as human shields http://youtu.be/CMO-_qEpgg0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMO-_qEpgg0&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Chicago deep dish is bestest.
*runs*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Fishy itch…

I’m gonna’ stop before I get in trouble.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Italian is better.

CW on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

There is that! I could eat Italian almost everyday.

Some Cuban soups I could eat everyday. A few of their main dishes, but many are sort of heavy for me.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I agree. Plus he’s pro abortion too. Nearly all his posts have a leftist slant to them. Doesn’t have much of anything in common with the majority of posters here.
This is why I say he should be blogging for TPM. A much better fit for him.
cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I agree. People say I am too harsh or annoying when I criticize the bloggers. It’s nothing personal, though. And they should be able to take it. After all, they are in a privileged position and have a huge megaphone.

I have just been reading the site since the beginning, and I want to make my opinion heard. And I want them to know that the next blogger ought to be more in line with the Malkin Malkin style and ideology.

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

The fish isn’t bothering me right now, which is making me itch a little bit.
HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

I’ve got my ammo ready, Hornet:

Fire One!

Fire Two! (In case “Fire One!” isn’t effective…)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Do they even have food in Canada? We share a border with that dump but I’m not even sure they know what food is, sucks being so close.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Bishop:Lmao,..you is baaaaaad,…yes we have succulent…

…..Moose, Deer, Trout, and tasty Canadian Beavers, smoked and dipped
in Maple Leaf syrup, cured in Canadian whiskey!!

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Tasty Canadian Beaver smoked and dipped in honey. You know what the make fake raspberry out of, right? Right?

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I’ll just leave this here for anyone in need of a chuckle …

Ramirez – Caution Signs

PolAgnostic on July 9, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I don’t even associate the Castros in my mind with Cuban food!

INC on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Fishy itch…

I’m gonna’ stop before I get in trouble.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Canada is talking about dipping his tasty beaver in honey after he smokes it.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Chicago deep dish is bestest.
*runs*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Yep, it gives you the runs.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Noah just needs a chance to get past that shell shock and get his land legs back.
Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

He’s about 0 for 10 already.

His Twitter feed is more revealing of who he is. Honestly, I think Jazz Shaw is a more committed conservative than him.

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Did it ever apologize to Bmore? I haven’t been around much. These 10 hour days are murder.

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

and tasty Canadian Beavers,

canopfor on July 9, 2014 at 10:47 PM

You don’t say?

I mean Celine Dion was sort of hot when she was younger but the looks have been fading lately, sooooo…..yeah.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Tex-Mex is best.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I’m boycotting all things “Mex” until they stop facilitating the Southern Invasion.

wren on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

ao, I have a couple of questions for y’all.

What would you do with these kids while we figure out how to send them back to their country of origin?

Are we not a Christian nation? Do these children not deserve some basic human decency while they await their fate? Food, medical attention, shelter..while they’re being detained.

If you’re suggesting that we load them on a bus and dump them in Mexico…well, it would be more humane to simply shoot them all in the head, because you are most assuredly signing their death warrant.

No, we don’t release them into the population of the US. No we do not grant them any kind of amnesty. Yes, we send them home. But in the interim, we need provide basic human services.

And calm down.

NativeTexan on July 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I’ve got guaranteed Israeli citizenship-as does my son-but in order to immigrate I’d have to leave my Christian husband-because he refuses to leave TX.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Would he be allowed to live in Israel if he wanted to.?

crankyoldlady on July 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

A word about that. The religious Muslim responded, and he was actually extremely polite and very well spoken. That should teach me.

Another person also responded. It was someone from the UK, and he told me to “*bleep* off b**tch”.” Then a lively exchange followed, in which I was compelled to point out various unseemly aspects of his appearance.

Just goes to show you can’t always judge a book…

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Did they resolve your phone issue? What did you do to get the Brit exersized enough to tell you fuk off, b!tch?

OmahaConservative on July 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I’ll just leave this here for anyone in need of a chuckle …
Ramirez – Caution Signs
PolAgnostic on July 9, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Yeah, that’s what I’m afraid of, Pol…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Anyway, I need to take off for the night. Until next time!

bluegill on July 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Sorry I don’t mean to be so critical. I just like to read conservative writers on a conservative site.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Off it goes!

Judge_Dredd on July 9, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Chicago deep dish is bestest.

*runs*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

.
Yep, it gives you the runs.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

.
That’s … what I come to hotair for … : )

listens2glenn on July 9, 2014 at 10:55 PM

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

That’s why the Canuck girls keep crossing the border.

wren on July 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

More for me.

cozmo on July 9, 2014 at 10:55 PM

I’ve got guaranteed Israeli citizenship-as does my son-but in order to immigrate I’d have to leave my Christian husband-because he refuses to leave TX.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

My nosy 411 is that you might be best to stay with your husband, a lot safer in Texas than Israel … for now.

TXUS on July 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Hi folks-

Do we ignore the troll or do we gut the troll?

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM

I advocate a general policy of ignoring trolls. That policy doesn’t have a lot of support, so my fall back has been to suggest ignoring them on QOTD. I just don’t want to be bothered scanning for troll handles and skipping over half the comments because someone foolishly thinks trolls can be reasoned with or someone else is abusing them, simply because they’re asking for it.

Ignoring them often results in them going away, the best possible result.

But people will do whatever. If I get tired of wading through that garbage, I just go do something else and come back later.

novaculus on July 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

No, we don’t release them into the population of the US. No we do not grant them any kind of amnesty. Yes, we send them home. But in the interim, we need provide basic human services.
And calm down.
NativeTexan on July 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

And we impeach the Socialist-in-Chief and his cohorts for not enforcing the law in the first place…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Sorry I don’t mean to be so critical. I just like to read conservative writers on a conservative site.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I don’t expect them to be conservative extremists but I don’t expect them to be liberals either. I think Noah was brought in to create “balance” and controversy.

crankyoldlady on July 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on July 9, 2014 at 10:48 PM

I’ve had it with Noah. He’s been here for several weeks and he has had his chance. I’m over and done with his posts. He’s on the Left in his politics, he’s clueless about what it means to be a conservative, and his twitter indicates he looks down his nose at the commenters.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 10:57 PM

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