Power Line: What do Americans believe about immigration?

What do Americans believe about immigration?

(Paul Mirengoff) Kellyanne Conway has released the results of a new poll on immigration. The poll takes a deeper look at the issue than any survey I r…

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Power Line: What Are Your Kids Learning In School?

What Are Your Kids Learning In School?

(John Hinderaker) Probably we should all be past being shocked at what goes on in the public schools, but I confess that an email I got today from Dev…

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Ebola is a deadly disease. It’s an even deadlier Fallacy

Let’s all hope and pray the 2 health workers  that were brought back to Atlanta with Ebola make a complete and speedy recovery.  I am confident in my own right that they will.

It is precisely their likely recovery that makes me the most worried.  We Americans sometimes take our exceptionalism for granted, as if we are exempt from history, statistics, or natural laws.

I could see it happening very very easily that we could dismiss it that ebola is a deadly and still largely unknown disease.

It would be so easy to fall into the trap of the thinking (as we do about so many other things i.e. deficits, bailouts, open borders, etc…) that because it didn’t do harm this time, it’s somehow harmless.

So while I wish those health workers well., we would do best to treat this situation as though ebola killed them.  I, for one, am thankful the CDC health workers are wearing spacesuits around them.

That is as it should be and as it should remain!

Head meet Desk…

Illegal Immigrants come to the U.S. and sneak in or overstay a Visa because we aren’t enforcing (or can’t enforce) current immigration laws. 

So when they come in droves we transport them further into the Interior pending deportation hearings that they skip in order to avoid being deported.

Ergo stopping them at the border isn’t a solution! 

We must instead pass new immigration laws that will also be impossible to enforce if we don’t stop anyone at the border.

Doesn’t your head hurt too…???

The Value of A Diamond

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You never really know how valuable something is until it is lost.

For reasons too personal to broach in any sort of online forum the above statement has haunted my life. 

A year and a half ago the above pictured “replaceable trinket” was lost to the woman I cherish the most.

Nearly 20 years ago, I sweated to give that ring to her.  At the time, other than what it cost, it was an item with no real meaning to me and it was that way for our entire engagement and 16 years of marriage.  She chose the stone.  She chose the setting. It was her “affair” as it were.

I bought it for her because we planned on marrying and giving the lady a diamond was just customary, right?

Wrong!

It was no crown jewel, but to her (and now me) it was priceless…literally. 

That ring was as unique as our love our marriage and our children and it was the one thing that the one of us who survived the other had to remember the other by when the time came for Death to, at last, part us…

If you want to know the “true” value of a diamond….

I can buy her another ring, of course.  But it won’t ever be the one I put on her finger all those years ago.  It will always remind me that not everything that is lost can be replaced.  Even mere objects can sometimes count. 

If I survive her, will I ever associate the pride and joy she felt over the ring I gave her with its replacement?  

If she survives me, will she ever associate the joy she felt from receiving the one she was -really- given when I asked her to spend her life with me with its replacement?

The sadness and fear of this is real.

Now am I going to buy her another diamond????

You bet your ass I am!

The Danger of an Imperial Presidency

You can agree or disagree with Obama. The fact of the matter is he has repeatedly set some horrible precedents and excused himself and recieved excuses by blaming this bad behavior on his predecessor.

The danger isn’t really what is happening now. The danger is the power creep that will accrue to the Executive office over the course of the next few administrations.

Even staunch Obama cheerleaders should pause on that.

A Handy Primer to A Few Twitter Interactions

I hope this helps a few people who use Twitter out

Someone follows you = Follower

Someone unfollows you = Unfollower

Someone you follow but doesn’t follow back = Non-Follower

Someone you follow and interact with that doesn’t follow back = Self-Important Asshole

Favorite = A frustratingly ambiguous award that can mean “LOL!” or “I have nothing to add” or “I saw that” or “I don’t wish to advertise to my other followers that I talk to you but here’s a cookie!”

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