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Joe Biden’s Initial Executive Orders. by The Elephant's Child
January 21, 2021, 10:01 pm
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Having just called, as Heather MacDonald said, “a significant portion of the American public “white supremacists”, racists, and nativists” in his inaugural speech as 46th president of the United States, it seems a little odd that Joe Biden’s speech is being hailed for it’s “unifying” message. So he issued a flurry of executive orders designed to dump anything left over from the Trump presidency. Notably, he cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, though there was some legal doubt if he could do that, by executive order, and whether or not it was a treaty.

The newest thing is that the ocean is being polluted with Covid-19 face masks. People run down to the beach and throw their hated masks into the ocean? All the passengers on Cruise ships or ferries are throwing their masks overboard? Or perhaps it’s all the Chinese who are throwing their masks in the Yangtze?

Of Biden’s 17 executive actions, three dealt with corona virus, two with the economy, two with climate , two with racial equity, one with the census, one with ethics, one with regulation and five deal with immigration. Biden introduced one piece of legislation on his first day, it was comprehensive immigration reform plan called the U.S. Citizenship Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for the millions of illegal immigrants in the United States illegally. One other of his executive actions dealt with counting illegal immigrants in the census (for the purpose of allotting members of the House.) If you can cluster them in a state that is just too Republican, you can switch the representation. Illegal aliens being counted could fix that. Democrats believe firmly that they are entitled to be in charge, and they believe the illegal aliens will cement their dominance.

The climate references in the sidebar send you to many scientist’s websites, and to the results of their studies. Dr. Roy Spencer, for example, is the climate scientist who runs the satellites that measure world temperatures all across the globe for NASA. There’s a “heat-island” effect for the temperatures in cities, where heat is reflected off of concrete buildings and air-conditioner exhalations.

We have a national procedure for those who wish to enter the United States and become citizens. You apply, study up, and when it is you turn, take the citizenship test and become a citizen. We welcome new citizens. The Center for Immigration Studies (cis.org) is a think tank that studies all matters immigration related, and has all sorts of valuable information. I’m not inclined to just open the borders to all. But with Biden’s executive orders, the caravans of illegals are on the way.

Admitting illegals is very handy for the well-to-do. Cheap labor for everything from yard care to house construction, Makes groceries cheaper from farm labor. And above all, if we can just get them counted in the census, it will help to put Democrats in firm control of Congress. Make D.C. and Puerto Rico states. Do not underestimate the intense desire of Democrats to firmly control the rest of us. No more Trumps to confirm American freedom. They have no interest in American freedom.



Big Business Priorities Will Be Joe Biden’s Priorities. by The Elephant's Child
January 17, 2021, 7:15 pm
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Big Business, having hired lots of illegal aliens as cheaper labor, now wants the new president to make them all citizens. The key word there is “illegal”. There is a formal system for entering our country to live and work, it’s called immigration. There is a procedure. You apply for admission and for citizenship, and wait your turn, study the Constitution, and take a test, and there will be a citizenship ceremony when you swear allegiance and are welcomed as new citizens. You just don’t ask a new president to waive all that for your convenience.

The initial idea seems to be that Google would take care of the internet advertising. Immediately services sprang up to offer to remove all ads for a small fee, and of course, you can just click on the ones you don’t want to make them disappear. There is a distinct limit to all the tee-shirts with cute sayings or kitties that people will buy. Google ads are remarkably unappealing. The fact that Google ads are not bringing in the needed revenue, means that websites are now deciding that you have to subscribe to read their offerings. I don’t know about you, but I visit about 20 different websites each day, and the likelihood of my buying 20 subscriptions is about nil. In the old days, before computers, people in good circumstances subscribed to their local daily newspaper, listened to the radio, and perhaps subscribed to a magazine or two. Readers Digest and The Saturday Evening Post come to mind. Far fewer people subscribe to magazines these days. You can just watch the shrinking magazine rack in your local bookstore. Radio remains free. But where are we to get the news? How do we remain informed citizens? Surprisingly. some really don’t want us to be informed.

We are under threat from Socialism, an enormous and growing national debt, a major pandemic, and a threat from Communist China, just to mention the more prominent ones. We require an informed citizenry. Democrats have been trying desperately to get rid of Donald Trump since the first day that he descended the escalator. First it was the Russians, and then they have been trying to stick him with some crime ever since. The latest, of course. is the riot and invasion of the Capitol Building. But the Russians were misinformation, and the invasion of the Capitol Building was the work of outside agitators, not any speech from President Trump. They apparently organized on Twitter. Nevertheless, Nancy Pelosi has tried once again to impeach him, now that his term in office is ended. They are terrified that he might come back in 2024 to run again. As they should be. Donald Trump has done an outstanding job as president, and historians will treat him well.

Here’s Victor Davis Hanson’s clear eyed view of Ms. Pelosi’s efforts which I urge you to read in it’s entirety. And I would suggest some resistance to the idea of making all the illegal aliens citizens. There are some really bad apples among that bunch, or where did you think all the illegal drugs flowing in from Mexico were coming from? They do have some helpers on this side of the border. The Border patrol does hard, and often dirty work, and deserves our support.




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