“She said her condition requires the whole plant”. Of course it does!
Concerning Republicans concerns over accepting Syrian refugees, Obama says, “apparently, they’re scared of widows and orphans”. The president never ceases to amaze me. He is an expert at poking the opposition in the eye. How dare Americans question bringing thousands of Syrians to America? Sure we have watched Syrians burning American flags for the last 40 years. Sure Syria has been a terrorist sponsor for 40 years but how dare we question bringing in trainloads of their people. Mr. President, we are not just talking about widows and orphans.
The administration says the immigrants face many months of screening before being allowed settlement. According to Obama, “only after subjecting them to rigorous screening and security checks.”
I have zero faith in your “rigorous screening.”
“That process includes biographic and biometric security checks – i.e. checking records and doing fingerprinting.” Biographic security checks are interviews.
“Are you a terrorist?”
“Ok, let’s move on.”
Fingerprinting is only useful if you have previously fingerprinted them. How many people in Syria do we have prints on? Not many.
“Law enforcement, the Pentagon and the intelligence community all vet information provided by and obtained about refugees to help make a determination about whether they will ultimately be allowed to come to the U.S.” A neighbor of mine needed security clearance to work at a local army base. An FBI agent came to my house and interviewed my wife about him. How in the world is the Pentagon going to “vet information provided” by the refugees? Are they going to travel to Syria and interview their neighbors?
What is law enforcement or the Pentagon going to do? Call Bashar al-Assad and ask for birth certificates? I think the administration wants you to believe that the NSA has a voice print of every American flag burner in Syria and that they will match their voice to recorded cell phone conversations with ISIS. Sorry Obama, I don’t buy it.
“The process usually takes between 18 to 24 months.” I believe that. You have a 30 minute interview. The paperwork sits someone’s desk for 18 months and then is accepted. Sitting on a desk for a year doesn’t make the process any more rigorous.
“Syrian refugees go through an enhanced review process on top of that with extra national security checks.” Enhanced! That means the form has a new font.
“All Syrian refugees considered for resettlement in the U.S. are interviewed in person by specially trained staff, mostly in Amman and Istanbul, but also in Cairo and elsewhere.” “Refugees must also undergo health screenings and a cultural orientation before they arrive in the U.S.”
What is there to say about this? If you believe this you are nuts.
“FBI Director James Comey famously admitted last month that the U.S. government has no real way to conduct background checks on refugees. “We can only query against that which we have collected. And so if someone has never made a ripple in the pond in Syria in a way that would get their identity or their interest reflected in our database, we can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing show up because we have no record of them,”
“Even Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted there were “challenges” to vetting the refugees… without saying what those challenges were. Like almost everyone else in the Administration, she offered vague assurances that the American government has a “significant and robust screening process in place,””
“The registration process includes in-depth refugee interviews, home country reference checks and biological screening such as iris scans. Military combatants are weeded out.” How are you checking anything from the home country? Iris scans? Iris scans? How useful is that? They are just trying to throw out fancy terms to fool dumb people. “Enhanced”, “Biometric”, “Iris scanning”, “Pentagon going to vet”. Ok, I feel much better about the whole thing.
“Among those who pass background checks, a small percentage (actually its 50%) are referred for overseas resettlement based on criteria designed to determine the most vulnerable cases. This group may include survivors of torture, victims of sexual violence, targets of political persecution, the medically needy, families with multiple children and a female head of household.” Despite their poor math skills, I am absolutely concerned about people in this situation. But 5,000,000 Syrian refugees are not in this category.
Here is a result from a poll of Syrian Refugees:
“In general, do you support or oppose the military airstrikes by the US-led international coalition against Islamic militant groups including ISIL and other groups in Iraq and Syria?” Result: 15% strongly opposed the airstrikes. Another 22% oppose. Source
Let’s get this straight. You are fleeing your country because of ISIS yet you strongly oppose airstrikes against them? Why would that be? It’s because 1/3 of the refugees hate Americans more than the people who tortured them, kicked them out of their house and raped their wives and daughters. Yeah, that’s the kind of people we want coming to America. How are we supposed to trust them?
Why can’t any of these people go to Brazil? They have a booming economy? Malaysia is a huge Muslim country. They’ve taken 5,000.
Russia has been a Syrian ally for decades. Russia made this mess. They are 100% responsible for the mess. They supported the al-Assad family. Russia also fought against US airstrikes on ISIS. To date Russia has taken about 1,000 refugees. Gee thanks!
Mexico is a huge country. They’ve taken about 30. That’s three zero. Way to go Mexico. The world salutes you.
My great grandparents were immigrants. I’m not opposed to immigration. But I’m pretty cynical about accepting people from Syria. I guess it’s a result of decade’s news stories showing Syrians hating America.
UPDATE – September 19, 2016
A friend recently alerted me that Twitter allows pornography. I was surprised to find that it has tens of thousands of graphic pornographic videos. Despite several layers of protection at my home, these videos were just one click away.
This quote has been attributed to Donald Trump but I don’t think he said it. Regardless of who wrote it, I like it because it shows how Democrats run government.
“We’re going to be ‘gifted’ with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress who didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a Dumbo President who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government who has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke!!!!”
This blows my mind. Why on earth does the Pentagon need to get involved in gay pride? How is the relevant to national security?
Washington (CNN) — The Department of Defense announced Thursday that it will be commemorating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride later this month. The event will be the first of its kind for the Pentagon.
“The Defense Department is planning an LGBT Pride Month event for later this month,” Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Laniez said in a statement issued Thursday.
Press Secretary George Little said senior Defense Department officials will take part in the event, but had no other details.
Just a year ago, a member of the military faced punishment or discharge if he or she admitted being homosexual, but last September the administration scrapped the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
So two months ago my wife was down with a herniated disc. I’m swamped at work. I’m traveling. My boys have to be driven ten places every day. It’s one of the busiest times in my life and my wife’s car needs to be inspected. I don’t have time to do it. Finally, I have a few free minutes. I run to the place by Walmart so I can do the grocery shopping while I wait.
So I drop off the car, go do my shopping and then carry all the food down the street to the place. I load the groceries in the car and go to pay the bill. To my surprise, I failed the inspection. It wasn’t the emissions or brakes. It wasn’t a burned out bulb on a headlight. It wasn’t a cracked windshield. What was it? Scroll down to see.
Ya, that’s right. My windshield wiper is ripped about an inch. How they even noticed it is beyond me. I suppose I shouldn’t fault them for following the law….BUT I DO! Of course they will fix it for me for $17. That doesn’t give me new wipers. It gets me a new wiper. That’s right, 1 wiper for $17. My guess is that it’s a lousy one too.
It aggravates me that our nanny state feels that they need to reach down into the bowels of our lives and start meddling. I wish they would give some thought to how such policies complicate our lives.
BTW- I drove home steaming. Dropped off the groceries, booked it back to Walmart for new wipers. Installed them and got the taxes paid. The place never even came out to see if I fixed the wiper.
How can NYC justify outlawing Big Gulps and not outlaw cigarettes and booze? Big Gulps can increase your weight but they don’t kill. You can’t come close to drawing the cause and effect argument on soda that you can tobacco. Big Gulps don’t impare your driving. They don’t contribute to domestic violence. They don’t impact peoples work. They don’t lead to unwanted pregnancies and STD’s. They don’t destroy families.
What a joke.
Massachusetts To Ban Bake Sales?
May 7, 2012
Brownies, cupcakes and other sugar-laden contraband will be outlawed in Massachusetts public schools as health officials battle what they call crisis-level obesity in children.
All bake sales will be banned beginning Aug. 1, the Boston Herald reported. The ban would apply 30 minutes before the start of classes and thirty minutes after the school day ends. But health officials are trying to banish sweets from school banquets, after-hours events and even football games.
The Dept. of Public Health and Education insisted they were not attempting to regulate what people eat.
“We’re not trying to get into anyone’s lunch box,” DPH medical director Lauren Smith told the Boston Herald. “We know that schools need those clubs and resources. We want them to be sure and have them, but to do them a different way.”
Smith told The Boston Channel that they wanted to create an environment in schools where kids have an opportunity to make choices among healthy options.
We’re at a place in Massachusetts where one-third of our kids in schools are either overweight or obese,” she told the television station.
Jeff Katz, a talk radio host at Boston’s Talk 1200, told Fox News the ban is simply outrageous.
“Only in Massachusetts would the Attorney General say it’s not illegal to be an illegal alien, but it is illegal to sell a cupcake for the football team,” Katz said. “When they outlaw cupcakes only outlaws will have cupcakes.”
State Sen. Susan Fargo, a Democrat, said childhood obesity has reached “crisis” proportions.”
“If we didn’t have so many kids that were obese, we could have let things go,” Fargo told the newspaper.
But parents and local lawmakers are fuming over the ban on bake sales — many wondering how they will be able to pay for extracurricular activities.
“It helps the schools,” Lana Borstein, a PTO president, told The Boston Channel. “It helps buy books. It helps fund trips. It helps fund things that taxpayers aren’t paying for. That’s the purpose.”
“The goal is to raise money,” Maura Dawley told the Herald. “You’re going to be able to sell pizza. You’re not going to get that selling apples and bananas. It’s silly.”
“My concern is we’re regulating what people can eat, and I have a problem with that,” he told the newspaper. “I respect the state for what they’re trying to do, but I think they’ve gone off the deep end. I don’t want someone telling me how to do my job as a parent.”
We saved your country for Pete’s sake. Kids can fly kites. Girls can go to school. Men can shave. Are your brains so broken that you have no memory. Geez, you would be speaking Russian if it were not for the hundred of millions, perhaps billions of dollars worth munitions we gave you to fight the USSR.
“President Obama has sent a letter to Afghanistan counterpart Hamid Karzai apologizing for a recent incident of Quran burning at a U.S. airbase there.
“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Obama wrote in the letter delivered to Karzai today, and released by the Afghanistan government. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”
“The error was inadvertent,” the letter added. “I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.”
The burning incident triggered anti-U.S. riots that have killed at least 14 people, including two American soldiers.” http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/02/obama-apologizes-to-karzai-for-koran-burning/1#.T0Zom_GMY4M
We accidentally burn a Koran and they deliberately kill two American’s. Where is our apology? How is paper more important than human life.
Obama…stand up for America for once!
I don’t know the accuracy of the quote but this is what I transcribed.
Your World Cavuto of FOXNEWS
November 8, 2011
Home Depot Co-Founder: A Lot of Uncertainty in the GOP Field
“We bought a thousand ships a year during WWII and we had a thousand people in the Bureau of Ships. In the 1980’s we bought 17.2 ships a year and we had 4,000 people in the Bureau of Ships. Today we buy 9.2 ships a year and we have 25,000 people in the Bureau of Ships. Before the stimulus package we had on person in the Department of Transportation making $170,000 or more. Right after the stimulus package was passed we have 1149 people in the Department of Transportation getting paid more than $170,000.”
Ken Langone quoting Mitt Romney
You can watch it at: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/index.html#/v/1265175969001/langone-biggest-threat-to-democracy-is-unemployment/?playlist_id=86929 It’s the 7:16 minute video.