EU in “panic” as migrant crisis threatens borders

posted at 9:31 am on January 24, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

Some of the richest people in the world gathered in Davos, Switzerland yet again this week for the World Economic Forum, but the topics under discussion quickly veered away from the normal program as representatives of many nations grappled with the Syrian refugee crisis. We shouldn’t be terribly surprised, since you can’t mention Europe these days without the subject of the mayhem being caused by the flood of migrants coming up. As you might expect, there were two distinctly different camps engaged in the debate, with some referring to the new Syrian and Iraqi settlers as an economic opportunity, while others saw things in much darker terms, predicting the demise of Europe as we know it. (Yahoo News)

“We have a few weeks to concretely deliver our options… otherwise you have country-by-country solutions (and that is) the beginning of the dismantling for sure,” Emmanuel Macron, the French economy minister, told an audience of billionaires and business leaders.

The incessant flow of now over one million refugees to Europe from war-torn Syria and Iraq has handed the EU yet another crisis, following last year’s debt battles with Greece and the face-off with Russia over Ukraine…

Macron’s bleak assessment followed a warning by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who said Europe only had six to eight weeks left to solve the refugee problem.

“When spring comes and the numbers quadruple, we cannot as the EU cope with the numbers any longer,” Rutte said.

You know things are getting bad when even George Soros thinks there are too many immigrants.

George Soros, the 85-year-old financier and one-time refugee, told a dinner of big players that the numbers of migrants were now dangerously high.

“We have passed a tipping point where the influx reduces the capacity of the countries to assimilate or integrate the refugees,” he said.

“There is panic (in Europe),” he said darkly.

Oddly enough, this is the same George Soros who was insisting in November that the EU must take in one million refugees per year, saying that national borders in Europe were an obstacle to solving the crisis. But open borders are becoming an increasingly unpopular subject around the table in Europe these days. At the same time that the meeting of the rich and fabulous was taking place in Davos, Angela Merkel came under a fresh round of attacks from her erstwhile allies in Bavaria who are pushing to close the borders.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looked ever more isolated over her open-door policy on refugees on Saturday as it emerged that the leader of her party’s Bavarian allies suggested this week she had become impervious to other people’s views on the issue.

“Chancellors in an advanced stage of their office only believe in themselves,” Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), told a party meeting on Thursday during a discussion of Merkel’s refugee policy.

Merkel is sticking with her immigrant policy for now, but it may wind up costing her dearly. She’s not up for election again until 2017, but it looks increasingly like her conservative coalition is falling apart, almost entirely due to the refugee crisis. Of course, it’s not helping her public relations initiative when headlines keep cropping up every day about protests and the outrageous actions of the new arrivals. One story making the rounds involves a group of migrants yet again sexually assaulting women at some public baths and masturbating in a swimming pool.

One last item of note takes place well to the south, where Greece is being threatened with temporary expulsion from the Schengen zone unless they can get their border control situation in line.

Junior interior minister for migration Yiannis Mouzalas said the report contained “falsehoods and distortions” but Mikl-Leitner said temporary exclusion was a real possibility.

“If the Athens government does not finally do more to secure the (EU’s) external borders then one must openly discuss Greece’s temporary exclusion from the Schengen zone,” Mikl-Leitner said in an interview with German daily Die Welt.

“It is a myth that the Greco-Turkish border cannot be controlled,” Mikl-Leitner said.

“When a Schengen signatory does not permanently fulfil its obligations and only hesitatingly accepts aid then we should not rule out that possibility,” she added.

The vast majority of the migrants have been arriving by boat, raft or any other floating device from Turkey and washing up in Greece. From there they head north, with a lot of them landing in Germany. It’s rather curious that the EU is ready to give Greece the old heave ho for not shutting down the flow of immigrants even as the rest of the EU fights over how they should be welcomed. Helping the refugees seems to be one of those things that’s great in theory but not so wonderful when the harsh realities set it. And if the immigrants are not interested in adopting the culture of their new home, the problems will only continue to stack up.

Are we watching the end of the European Union right now? If it was going to fall apart I’d always assumed it would be from a financial collapse, such as the one threatened by Greece last year. I never imagined that a border control panic could lead to their disintegration.

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Europe screwed itself after 2009 by enforcing Conservative Austerity prescriptions for its economy. Almost destroyed itself. But they finally smartened up and utilized stimulus and bailouts and their ship has stabilized and moving forward again.

Thankfully the US didn’t make the same mistake.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Discussion over your head? Inability to write out your thoughts? Lack of a moral compass from which to construct your thoughts and argument? Need to resort to denigrating an argument by using one word dysphemisms?

It’s ok. You’re simply a reflection of your education indoctrination. Thinking and reasoning are hard.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 1:41 PM

I’m not sure what’s funnier/sadder, the fact that you can’t see that your posts consist of nothing other than re-hashed factless rightwing talking points, or that you actually think they are interesting, original thoughts worthy of response.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM

Everdiso, you knew no facts. Only when challenged did you go and look for anything. You’re a joke.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM

I’ll see you kids later.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:44 PM

original thoughts worthy of response.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM

the irony continues.

You really are funny..a troll..but funny.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 1:44 PM

You lost.Later.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 1:44 PM

heh ok one more before I go.

Everdiso, you knew no facts. Only when challenged did you go and look for anything. You’re a joke.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM

yeah, it’s a krazy koincidence that the facts just happen to back up what I said.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:45 PM

That 21% is the lowest since the 2nd quarter of 2011 and the quarterly jobs growth was the best since 2006.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Whew!

It’s the Miracle Max argument for economic success. “Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead.”

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Religion of peace …

gh on January 24, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Sadly, Luton was lost long ago. Too little, too late and I do believe it is irreversible (although the violence there will continue for some time).

And, for those that think it is mainly Muslim men, I recently watched a documentary in which a Muslim woman verbally attacked an English woman for daring to walk the streets of Luton unveiled.

Tolerance.

WhirledPeas on January 24, 2016 at 1:46 PM

I’m not sure what’s funnier/sadder, the fact that you can’t see that your posts consist of nothing other than re-hashed factless rightwing talking points, or that you actually think they are interesting, original thoughts worthy of response.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM

No, it is the fact that you are unable to qualify any of your beliefs.

Your mind is so simple you can’t grasp anything more complex than throwing out what you believe to be “facts.” Your simplicity is such that if you don’t believe something to be material it doesn’t exist.

Your idea of constructive thought is to throw out little bombshells of what you believe to be thought, but are nothing more than the talking points all of your friends bleat out along with you after a brilliant professor gave them to you.

Cogitate boy!

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 1:50 PM

I’ll see you kids later.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:44 PM

You never answered my post, cornhole.

itsspideyman on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

The Biblical parallel would be a guy like Jehu. We need a guy who can “kick ass and take names”. Nothing less will work at this point.

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2016 at 12:23 PM

Jehu would have been like a dozen or so other losers in Kings if he didn’t make the right things happen. He was on the Lord’s side.

The Lord may use Trump to make something happen just as he used Joseph’s rotten brothers. But even if Joseph’s brothers set in motion a chain of events that resulted in the salvation of Israel’s family from famine, they were still snakes, and Joseph probably didn’t much enjoy being sold into slavery or thrown in prison.

In the meantime, we can be relatively sure that the Lord isn’t informing Mister Two Corinthians’ decisions.

Immolate on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

In the meantime, we can be relatively sure that the Lord isn’t informing Mister Two Corinthians’ decisions.

Immolate on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Funny, but sad.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 1:55 PM

everdiso, your facts never backed up anything.

The EU has a lousy economy.

Again, tell me how do they calculate their unemployment.

Yes, you’re too funny.
Love how I got you to come back for one more…that was sweet.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM

everdiso, your facts never backed up anything.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM

He backed up that European economies are dying, by using the Miracle Max argument.

Inigo Montoya: He’s dead. He can’t talk.

Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there’s usually only one thing you can do.

Inigo Montoya: What’s that?

Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 2:05 PM

There have always been several fundamental problems with the EU, one of the biggest (but by no means the only) being that they lack a common culture and language.

Well, at this rate, within a generation that will be corrected. The common culture will be ME Islam and the common language will be Arabic. I guess to progressives that would be, well, progress?l

I think the EU was in some ways a canary in a coal mine in that it was used to train young Europeans that being a “citizen of the world” was more proper and honorable than their own nation and culture. Given that most of the West has fled from it’s formerly unifying Judeo-Christianity, the only unifying factor left is national identity/culture and language. The left continues to td its best, especially in the US, to denigrate and destroy existing culture and claim multiculturalism as morally and ethically superior.

It is slow moving national suicide spreading like a quick moving cancer throughout Western civilization.

deepdiver on January 24, 2016 at 2:08 PM

It is slow moving national suicide spreading like a quick moving cancer throughout Western civilization.

deepdiver on January 24, 2016 at 2:08 PM

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” Pogo

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Europe screwed itself after 2009 by enforcing Conservative Austerity prescriptions for its economy. Almost destroyed itself. But they finally smartened up and utilized stimulus and bailouts and their ship has stabilized and moving forward again.

Thankfully the US didn’t make the same mistake.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Yes, yes, because when you’re drowning what you really need is more water.

DFCtomm on January 24, 2016 at 2:23 PM

Europe screwed itself after 2009 by enforcing Conservative Austerity prescriptions for its economy. Almost destroyed itself. But they finally smartened up and utilized stimulus and bailouts and their ship has stabilized and moving forward again.

Thankfully the US didn’t make the same mistake.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:42 PM

We need to save this one for the archive folks, he’s been drinking his own bathwater.

itsspideyman on January 24, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Europe screwed itself after 2009 by enforcing Conservative Austerity prescriptions for its economy. Almost destroyed itself. But they finally smartened up and utilized stimulus and bailouts and their ship has stabilized and moving forward again.

Thankfully the US didn’t make the same mistake.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:42 PM

^^^

This idiot has no idea what “austerity” is much less why austerity measures are used to begin with.

This is also the same idiot who bleats about the deficit without having a clue what it is.

In short, everstupid reads some liberal propaganda, then rushes over here to impress us with it’s idiocy.

darwin on January 24, 2016 at 2:26 PM

In the meantime, we can be relatively sure that the Lord isn’t informing Mister Two Corinthians’ decisions.

Immolate on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Yeah, I know. That’s what bothers me.

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM

This idiot has no idea what “austerity” is much less why austerity measures are used to begin with.

darwin on January 24, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Or even understand that every nation in Europe had their own plan.

If he would have stuck around…..but he was running out of space to run.

itsspideyman on January 24, 2016 at 2:37 PM

In the meantime, we can be relatively sure that the Lord isn’t informing Mister Two Corinthians’ decisions.

Immolate on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Yeah, I know. That’s what bothers me.

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM

I want to believe, like so many, that he’s going to ride in and save us. Only I don’t. I don’t think we’re going to get anyone to do that for us. I think we’re on our own.

shaloma on January 24, 2016 at 2:43 PM

There have always been several fundamental problems with the EU, one of the biggest (but by no means the only) being that they lack a common culture and language.

This is the only thing that can SAVE them. Don’t need no common culture or language.

See the boat of sinking refugees? That should be allowed to just sink. A message must b sent.

Sherman1864 on January 24, 2016 at 2:47 PM

…. or that you actually think they are interesting, original thoughts worthy of response.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM

And yet, peckerwood….you responded.

Solaratov on January 24, 2016 at 2:49 PM

In the meantime, we can be relatively sure that the Lord isn’t informing Mister Two Corinthians’ decisions.

Immolate on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

We don’t really know that for sure, do we?

I want to believe, like so many, that he’s going to ride in and save us. Only I don’t. I don’t think we’re going to get anyone to do that for us. I think we’re on our own.

shaloma on January 24, 2016 at 2:43 PM

You are more right than you know. Best to be prepping right now.

But I’m still going to vote for him.

Solaratov on January 24, 2016 at 2:58 PM

I think everditzy thinks our economy is running hot and heavy.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Europe screwed itself after 2009 by enforcing Conservative Austerity prescriptions for its economy. Almost destroyed itself. But they finally smartened up and utilized stimulus and bailouts and their ship has stabilized and moving forward again.

Thankfully the US didn’t make the same mistake.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:42 PM

I’m not sure what’s funnier/sadder, the fact that you can’t see that your posts consist of nothing other than re-hashed factless rightwing talking points, or that you actually think they are interesting, original thoughts worthy of response.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 1:43 PM

LOL, that’s some funny shit right there.

HumpBot Salvation on January 24, 2016 at 3:05 PM

The Axis of Evil between the “Elites” of Europe and the Muslims of the World is in an act of slow, but sure, genocide against Europeans.

VorDaj on January 24, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Just a reminder to the progressives: You’re reactionary uncle who’s been warning about the Islamization of Europe for years? He was 100% right and you were 100% wrong.

forest on January 24, 2016 at 3:27 PM

In the meantime, we can be relatively sure that the Lord isn’t informing Mister Two Corinthians’ decisions.

Immolate on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

We don’t really know that for sure, do we?

Solaratov on January 24, 2016 at 2:58 PM

We do know that He isn’t guiding sanctimonious hypocrites who focus on others’ imperfections instead of their own, however – look to the nearest self-righteous and humorless anti-Trumper to see what I mean! :D

Anti-ControI on January 24, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Holy shit its WW Z

gxbhkt on January 24, 2016 at 3:30 PM

“We have a few weeks to concretely deliver our options… otherwise you have country-by-country solutions (and that is) the beginning of the dismantling for sure,” Emmanuel Macron, the French economy minister, told an audience of billionaires and business leaders.

He’s right Eastern Europe will implement their own solutions if the EU doesn’t have one, so there’s your time line. Come spring things heat up in Europe, and just in time to shape our presidential election. It will all hinge on one issue, and we all know who owns that issue.

DFCtomm on January 24, 2016 at 3:34 PM

shaloma on January 24, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Solaratov on January 24, 2016 at 2:58 PM

I think you’re both correct. We know that neither he nor any one political actor is the solution because the problem isn’t really a political one but we still participate in the struggle. And on as many levels as we find ourselves equipped for.

Cleombrotus on January 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Why are the EU/NWO big shots complaining about this? This is what they wanted.

I was just watching a video from last year where a bunch of Somali immigrants were rioting in a small town in southern Italy. Police were nowhere to be found.

Saw another where Finnish citizens were marching to close the border to immigrants. Finnish police were out in force keeping an eye on them.

And another recent one where Dutch citizens were protesting at their local town hall. The Dutch police were out in force and dispersed them.

Socialist scum.

And those of you that don’t think the police over here won’t do the same, or won’t enforce Fascism in order to keep their paychecks coming, you are in for a rude awakening.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

And those of you that don’t think the police over here won’t do the same, or won’t enforce Fascism in order to keep their paychecks coming, you are in for a rude awakening.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Liberals have no idea what’s coming.

darwin on January 24, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Police unions are what keeps the police under control for the statists.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Let’s hope for a hot European summer, because violence loves the heat.

LoganSix on January 24, 2016 at 3:49 PM

And those of you that don’t think the police over here won’t do the same, or won’t enforce Fascism in order to keep their paychecks coming, you are in for a rude awakening.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

I’ve said for a long time now, that the checks are the only thing currently holding the world together. The problem is that our elites can’t hold the economy together, either.

DFCtomm on January 24, 2016 at 3:56 PM

“Woooo Hoooooo! Europe is saved!!”

-everditzy

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/business/international/eu-nations-counting-sex-and-drug-trades-toward-gdp.html?_r=0

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Meanwhile, it looks as if France will keep its emergency laws in effect for a good while longer.

Hollande is also wanting to strip French citizenship from any would-be terrorists.

All whilst letting more in. SMH.

WhirledPeas on January 24, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Holy shit its WW Z

gxbhkt on January 24, 2016 at 3:30 PM

no-one ever said brain dead had to be solely infectious.

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2016 at 4:13 PM

The social engineers who have brought Communism and Socialism to the enlightened masses, kind of ignored Human Nature. We have seen how managed economies eventually fail of their own weight. USSR and their other pals behind the Iron Curtain, and now the EU!
Are we next, or will we get real?

tomshup on January 24, 2016 at 4:23 PM

The social engineers who have brought Communism and Socialism to the enlightened masses, kind of ignored Human Nature. We have seen how managed economies eventually fail of their own weight. USSR and their other pals behind the Iron Curtain, and now the EU!
Are we next, or will we get real?

tomshup on January 24, 2016 at 4:23 PM

It’s funny how most ideologies ignore human nature, and the value of culture. The Libertarians share the same flaw.

DFCtomm on January 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

The social engineers who have brought Communism and Socialism to the enlightened masses, kind of ignored Human Nature. We have seen how managed economies eventually fail of their own weight. USSR and their other pals behind the Iron Curtain, and now the EU!
Are we next, or will we get real?

tomshup on January 24, 2016 at 4:23 PM

True enough.

“You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.”

Also, square pegs and round holes…

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 24, 2016 at 4:41 PM

Damn! I was engaging everdiso in attempt to be nice. Guessing lack of response is response enough … obviously Soros is a penny-pinching Cratchit …

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Damn! I was engaging everdiso in attempt to be nice. Guessing lack of response is response enough … obviously Soros is a penny-pinching Cratchit …

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 4:43 PM

I hope you learned your lesson about ‘being nice’ to rabid rats! lol :)

Anti-ControI on January 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM

I hope you learned your lesson about ‘being nice’ to rabid rats! lol :)

Anti-ControI on January 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM

This time!

And other times just a hopeless romantic wanting to just understand the opposition.

As a Cruz Howler Monkey, completely understand all sides of that discussion. But I just don’t get libs and their worldview and as such I do, on occasion, engage.

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM

They don’t really get their worldview either, which is why it is nearly impossible to engage with them. Most operate in a strange dichotomy of believing only in the material with the fervor of their feelings. They are blind to logic and reason, but love to illogically believe they embody it.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM

This time!

:)

everditzo is a perfect name for him. :D

And other times just a hopeless romantic wanting to just understand the opposition.

As a Cruz Howler Monkey, completely understand all sides of that discussion. But I just don’t get libs and their worldview and as such I do, on occasion, engage.

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 4:56 PM

“Leftards are either miserable elitests or miserable nihilists.”

Please tell me where I might be wrong if you disagree. :)

Anti-ControI on January 24, 2016 at 5:07 PM

migrants yet again sexually assaulting women at some public baths and masturbating in a swimming pool.

.
And crapping in the kiddie pool, don’t forget that…

Fortyback on January 24, 2016 at 5:13 PM

They are blind to logic and reason, but love to illogically believe they embody it.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM

It’s their religion, even though they are ferociously opposed to calling it religion.

DFCtomm on January 24, 2016 at 5:15 PM

It’s their religion, even though they are ferociously opposed to calling it religion.

DFCtomm on January 24, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Well of course, religion is not material to them, they think they only believe in the material. As if their thoughts are material.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:19 PM

They don’t really get their worldview either, which is why it is nearly impossible to engage with them. Most operate in a strange dichotomy of believing only in the material with the fervor of their feelings. They are blind to logic and reason, but love to illogically believe they embody it.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM

Damn you as cleaning laptop screen 3 times in 36 hours! :)

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 5:19 PM

Three words for a better world: Let.It.Burn.

HiJack on January 24, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Three words for a better world: Let.It.Burn.

HiJack on January 24, 2016 at 5:26 PM

I can name that tune in TWO words, my friend: molon labe

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 5:31 PM

Damn you as cleaning laptop screen 3 times in 36 hours! :)

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 5:19 PM

In the words of Urkel, AKA Obama, “Did I do that?”

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:32 PM

In the words of Urkel, AKA Obama, “Did I do that?”

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:32 PM

Why yes! Yes, you did!

No worries as Amazon has your IP address and you will be charged accordingingly with clean up costs. :) (don’t ask mw how – I’m just a cog in the machine)

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 5:37 PM

(don’t ask mw how – I’m just a cog in the machine)

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 5:37 PM

Well… at least your not rage against the machine. There’s that.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:52 PM

Well… at least your not rage against the machine. There’s that.

Neitherleftorright on January 24, 2016 at 5:52 PM

Life is just way too precious and short rage. :) But there is some good music coming from them! :)

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 6:09 PM

Mark Steyn’s America Alone and Lights Out are looking damn near prophetic about now.

CapnObvious on January 24, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Damn! I was engaging everdiso in attempt to be nice. Guessing lack of response is response enough … obviously Soros is a penny-pinching Cratchit …

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Speaking of Soros….at Davos, yesterday, he said that there were enough “migrants” in Europe; and a way had to be found to stop the influx of “refugees”.

And, as far as being a penny-pincher, Soros could give lessons to Scrooge McDuck. I used to work for a small private gallery that sold him a lot of art. Weird man.

Solaratov on January 24, 2016 at 7:06 PM

Damn! I was engaging everdiso in attempt to be nice. Guessing lack of response is response enough … obviously Soros is a penny-pinching Cratchit

smokeyblonde on January 24, 2016 at 4:43 PM

That’s funny. Disco posted enough to afford his menthol pack and his vodka so he had to bounce. Store closes early on Sunday.

BoxHead1 on January 24, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Like Mark Steyn said, if “respectable” politicians won’t discuss these issues, the people will turn to less-respectable ones.

JamesS on January 24, 2016 at 8:50 PM

And if the immigrants are not interested in adopting the culture of their new home, the problems will only continue to stack up.

Kind of like right here in our backyard.

cptacek on January 25, 2016 at 12:17 AM

Are we watching the end of the European Union right now? If it was going to fall apart I’d always assumed it would be from a financial collapse,

That’s just how bad an idea it was, the number of ways it could fall apart is past what we’d consider most obvious.

Ukiah on January 25, 2016 at 5:47 AM

In the meantime, we can be relatively sure that the Lord isn’t informing Mister Two Corinthians’ decisions.

Immolate on January 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

A shibboleth indeed – don’t pronounce it as a native, you must be the enemy.

I wonder how many minds would have been blown if he referred to Two Corinthians as the third letter to the Church in Corinth? (ref One Corinthians 5:9) Or even calling it “Four Corinthians” (ref: Two Corinthians 7:8)?

Reuben Hick on January 25, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Gaze-worthy: Leftists in academia demand a fence to keep out the “illegals”.

Cavanaugh explained that updates will likely include increased fencing, further restriction of vehicle access points and the rollout of a new emergency section in the DukeMobile application designed to support students and staff walking alone on campus.

Haven’t they considered an amnesty project to support all these “undocumented students”?

Border fence security for thee… but not for me?

Terp Mole on January 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM

EU in “panic” as migrant crisis threatens borders

No shit???

The socialists in Europe never wanted borders and now they must live with their “open borders” policy.
Still not to late for America – if we elect the right person.

Hillary, Sanders or Bush – will open the floodgates and make the European problem look like a tea party.

redguy on January 25, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Europeans fear a Springtime for Hitler that they bring upon themselves.

IcePilot on January 25, 2016 at 1:10 PM