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!”

Obama’s –REAL– brackets #tcot

1) Poor
8) Wealthy

2) Spenders
7) Savers

3) Muslims
6) Christians

4) Establishment Republicans
5) Tea Party

West

1) Chamber of Commerce GOP
8) Common Sense GOP

2) Feminist Women
7) Everyone else

3) Gays
4) Social Conservatives

4) Potheads
5) Prohibitionists

Central

1) Enviromentalists
8) Keystone Pipeline

2) Welfare Sponges
7) Military Families

3) Pro-Choice
6) Pro-Life

4) Regulatory State
5) Free Enterprise

South

1) Blacks
8) Whites

2) Uninsured
7) Insured

3) Labor Unions
6) Unemployed

4) Black Panthers
5) Voter ID

Yeah… so this only took a year.

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America is polarized. One cause is the Democrats’ need for an enemy

It’s kind of an axiom that one of the elements in Democrats’ George H.W. Bush Derangement Syndrome was his somewhat less appeasing stance toward our enemies. The fact that he had the temerity to assert that, yes, the USA actually has enemies was yet more stone to grind their axes with.

How many times did the rest of us have to hear it???

“If we’d just be a positive partner of the World Stage instead of just bombing people…”

This is interesting and leads well into the central point…

On one hand, Democrats believe that the U.S. can and should maintain or advance its interests by playing nicer, taking less of a roll and letting others take their “piece of the pie” in the World.

On the other hand, they have sized up the Republican Party, the TEA Party or even anyone who simply dares criticize Back Obama as extremist enemies of the State.

“THOSE PEOPLE act only in their own self- interest and will destroy America if left unchallenged. They are mouth-breathing, know-nothing, bigoted, neanderthal Koch-suckers!!!”

So I must ask, which of these lines do Democrat acolytes really believe?

One would like to think that they would have figured out the Vlad Putins, Hamas, ISIS, and Irans of the World much, much sooner if they could apply that same sense of RealPolitik to our Geopolitical adversaries as they do to their fellow Americans who actually only have principled and, yes, rational objections to Democrat policies.

…or are the political opponents who challenge them at the ballot box and in the poll of public opinion SO inhuman that they literally defy all prediction of how persons actually behave and hence cannot be treated as such??? I’m not saying there aren’t wingnuts but they are not the majority. What’s more they exist on BOTH sides!

You name it! If it isn’t the Military-Industrial establishment it’s the Koch Brothers. If it isn’t the 1%, it’s corporations. If it isn’t Republicans, it’s the TEA Party. If it isn’t climate deniers, it’s the Christians. If it isn’t the racists, it’s the misogynists. If it isn’t the oathkeepers, it’s the Flat-Earthers…. I could go on with this a while.

When all you have is a match to light fires, everything and everyone becomes a straw men to burn.

This need for an enemy to make Liberal rhetoric work is what is polarizing the country and pulling us apart.

We are not the enemy! The time has come to stop treating conservatives and libertarians like we are and to start acting with the same accord you wish to see the USA act with on the World Stage.

It’s our country too!

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