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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Denying public charges

This tightening of immigration restrictions is a good first step.
The Trump administration will be allowed to tighten immigration restrictions with a policy that could see immigrants denied a green card if they are likely to receive public benefits, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

The 5-4 decision on Monday overrode the block on the policy imposed by a federal judge in New York and upheld by an appeals panel. The controversial new rule, which opponents have slammed as a “wealth test” meant to keep out immigrants from poor countries, can now take effect.

Last August, the Trump administration expanded the so-called “public charge” rule, which required immigration officials to turn away individuals likely to become primarily dependent on direct government cash assistance or institutionalization, to include a wider range of government benefits. A New York district court ruling blocked its implementation in October, which was upheld in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month.

Immigrants deemed likely to receive Medicaid (government health insurance), Supplemental Security Income, housing, or food assistance over a total of 12 months within any three-year period may be denied permanent residency under the new version of the rule. Immigration officials would examine applicants’ age, education, and ability to speak English, among other attributes, to determine their fitness.
The second step, of course, will be repatriating all resident immigrants who receive any government assistance. And for those who want to appeal to the poem on the Statue of Liberty as a counterargument, the obvious answer is to send all such indigent immigrants to the poet's nation, which was not the United States of America.

Let each nation live up to its own standards.

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Blogger SciVo January 28, 2020 8:16 AM  

And also, Neil Gorsuch mildly criticized the practice of nationwide injunctions.

He did not go anywhere near far enough. They are a gross overreach and Congress should be ashamed whenever it fails to impeach one of the evil perpetrators.

Blogger Unknown January 28, 2020 8:17 AM  

Please, let it be: The second step, of course, will be repatriating all resident immigrants who receive any government assistance. And for those who want to appeal to the poem on the Statue of Liberty as a counterargument, the obvious answer is to send all such indigent immigrants to the poet's nation, which was not the United States of America.

Blogger Ned January 28, 2020 8:18 AM  

I hope this finally breaks the back of Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Social Services.

Blogger thalios January 28, 2020 8:29 AM  

How much longer before a lower court simply ignores the Supremes and puts another injunction on the administration? It's already being done in a way (clear precedent being ignored), but not right after a fresh ruling. Is this when it starts? Is this when the system becomes fully lawless?

Blogger Warunicorn January 28, 2020 8:30 AM  

I heard this yesterday; social media, of course, predictably lost its sh*t and started in with "Muh Emily Lazarus Poem!"

Do we ever get to say who can or cannot come in? Or is that for other self-governing nations like Japan? How about Israel?

Blogger Shane Bradman January 28, 2020 8:38 AM  

If Catholic Poland and Catholic Hungary are having no problems keeping foreigners out, why are the American Catholics having such a hard time saying "No" to Mexican drug cartels? Please begin the Inquisition as soon as possible.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 28, 2020 8:47 AM  

The Left will of course sound unhinged, but the salty tears of the conservatives should bring joy to my dark heart.

Blogger David Ray Milton January 28, 2020 8:52 AM  

**Over Customs Intercom**

“Public service announcement from President of The United States. We are no longer accepting any wretched refuse from teeming shores. Get the hell out.”

Blogger Joe Smith January 28, 2020 8:56 AM  

Our nine robed rulers allowed Trump to do something. The opening sentence of the quoted text is very annoying.

Blogger Manuel January 28, 2020 9:04 AM  

@3 Yes, Catholic Relief Services is one of the biggest human traffickers. They don't even disguise it

Blogger Stilicho January 28, 2020 9:10 AM  

@Ned. It won't. That will require a further step of cutting out the govt program which fund them. A first step would be to withhold any funds being used to circumvent the public charges standards (or violate them outright).

These NGOs are enemy saboteurs and need to be treated accordingly, but limited legal action is all that is allowed at the moment. Vlad Tepes bides his time.

Blogger The Cooler January 28, 2020 9:11 AM  

The President is being impeached for doing his job and whether or not people can come to the United States to live off the dole had to be decided by the Supreme Court... in a 5-4 decision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5vbUZmkhDk

Blogger Unknown January 28, 2020 9:19 AM  

I remember when me and my family emigrated to the USA my folks had to sign a declaration that our family would not seek public assistance for a minimum of 7 years from the time of entry into the US. What the heck ever happened to that? Now this was back in the 70's, but a guy I worked with emigrated around 1992 and he had the same stipulation.

Blogger jkmack January 28, 2020 9:22 AM  

Actually a first baby step would be repatriating resident immigrants that defraud the government out of assistance money. We could start with Ilhan Omar as well as the other somalis that are taking millions per month in cash, thru seattle's airport, back to somalia.

Blogger Brett baker January 28, 2020 9:29 AM  

Even Emma Lazarus didn't think much of the Eastern European Jews that were starting to come in at the time.

Blogger Warunicorn January 28, 2020 9:35 AM  

Emma. Meant to say, Emma Lazarus. Coffee hadn't kicked in yet. lol

Blogger Karen took the Kids January 28, 2020 9:47 AM  

Soon to be a 6-3 majority on these decisions when RBG stops being supplemented by kids blood

Blogger Sargent.matrim January 28, 2020 9:52 AM  

"And for those who want to appeal to the poem on the Statue of Liberty as a counterargument, the obvious answer is to send all such indigent immigrants to the poet's nation, which was not the United States of America."

Brilliant. Absolutely the correct thing to do.

Blogger peacefulposter January 28, 2020 10:05 AM  

Bloomberg invoked the (((poet))) yesterday. If he wants to be the President of the United States, he should first learn its history.

Blogger RandyB January 28, 2020 10:11 AM  

The GE is the MCU Tony Stark. Bloomberg is the MCU Justin Hammer.

Blogger OneWingedShark January 28, 2020 10:21 AM  

thalios wrote:How much longer before a lower court simply ignores the Supremes and puts another injunction on the administration? It's already being done in a way (clear precedent being ignored), but not right after a fresh ruling. Is this when it starts? Is this when the system becomes fully lawless?
Honestly, the Judiciary needs slapped down hard. The best way to do this is with something that makes their BS "Judicial Immunity" clearly hanged-by-the-neck-until-dead Treason, Sedition, and Seditious Conspiracy… and there's already a way that the President could do this: 50 U.S. Code §21. Restraint, regulation, and removal allows the President to declare a state of invasion. — By Art. 4, Sec. 4 the entire federal government is obligated to protect the States from invasion: therefore, any judicial ruling against that is Prima facie Treason as it id giving legal aid and comfort to the invaders.

Stilicho wrote:These NGOs are enemy saboteurs and need to be treated accordingly, but limited legal action is all that is allowed at the moment. Vlad Tepes bides his time.
Cut out their legal support, as above, and you'll be amazed at how quickly they dry up! — Moreso if they themselves are tried for Treason.

Sargent.matrim wrote:"And for those who want to appeal to the poem on the Statue of Liberty as a counterargument, the obvious answer is to send all such indigent immigrants to the poet's nation, which was not the United States of America."

Brilliant. Absolutely the correct thing to do.

Agreed.

Blogger OneWingedShark January 28, 2020 10:23 AM  

RandyB wrote:The GE is the MCU Tony Stark. Bloomberg is the MCU Justin Hammer.
Ridiculous!
Justin Hammer was at least kind of likable, and at least had the possibility of being an interesting character… that's far more than Bloomberg has.

Blogger Dan in Georgia January 28, 2020 10:31 AM  

OneWingedShark wrote:RandyB wrote:The GE is the MCU Tony Stark. Bloomberg is the MCU Justin Hammer.

Ridiculous!

Justin Hammer was at least kind of likable, and at least had the possibility of being an interesting character… that's far more than Bloomberg has.


Bloomberg is Syndrome from The Incredibles, but shorter.

Blogger Ska_Boss January 28, 2020 10:34 AM  

Demographics is destiny. America was built by and for WASPs. The other cultures are not assimilating, they are expanding their own territory within our borders. Tighten those immigration restrictions and BUILD THE WALL!

Blogger Johnny January 28, 2020 10:47 AM  

That insipid little inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty doesn't fit the image of the statue. A large heavy object held overhead is not welcoming, it is threatening. The face masculine, and visually resembles the way Roman warriors were sometimes depicted. The arm way stronger than would be ordinary for a woman. The thing is a hermaphrodite. And a crown ringed with spikes is not friendly. If the night were dark, the alley narrow, and that thing was coming at you, you would run the other way. The real power of it visually is the underlying threat.

Perhaps the inscription should be changed to the revolutionary slogan, "Don't tread on me."

Blogger One of Us January 28, 2020 11:07 AM  

Speaking of the infamous poem, have any of you seen this petition started yesterday by Pete D'Abrosca? Posting the link here for those who might wish to sign... https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-new-colossus-poem-statue-liberty

Blogger Jose Miguel January 28, 2020 11:08 AM  

Releasing Puerto Rico like the US released the Philippines would also be a good step down the line.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 28, 2020 11:29 AM  

Johnny wrote:he face masculine, and visually resembles the way Roman warriors were sometimes depicted. The arm way stronger than would be ordinary for a woman. The thing is a hermaphrodite.
A tranny statue! So brave! So inappropriate. No wonder the Egyptians refused it.

Blogger Ledford Ledford January 28, 2020 11:31 AM  

To all those who say elections don't matter, the Deep State will do what it wants regardless, etc., I re-post this quote from the Census Bureau:

Nationally, net international migration continues to decrease, falling to 595,348 between 2018 and 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, the year with the highest net international migration was 2016 at 1,046,709; however, since 2016, the net international migration has been gradually decreasing each year.

source: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2019/popest-nation.html

Immigration is down since Trump won. Despite low unemployment, a construction boom, and ferocious opposition to enforcing immigration law.

Winning is possible if you fight.

Blogger MNW January 28, 2020 11:45 AM  

I am saddened that Trumo hasnt dobe more, but he is at war with the establishment and that has greatly slowed progress.

Blogger Steve Canyon January 28, 2020 11:52 AM  

Look at who the Priests are in Poland's churches and compare with the ones in the US.

Blogger Azimus January 28, 2020 12:19 PM  

One of St. Efan's best sound bytes said that you have to choose between open borders and a welfare state, you can't have both. I personally would rather do away with the welfare state altogether and give welfare back to whom it belongs - family and church, but I accept that closed borders with welfare is at least a sane position... ultimately untenable because unlimited entitlement welfare kills man's spirit and destroys families, but at least a sane policy fiscally...

Blogger Akulkis January 28, 2020 12:20 PM  

It's believed that the model used for the statue's face was the sculptor's own brother (who was mentally ill at the time, and eventually wound up in an insane asylum).

I think it's important to remember, the Statue of Liberty was originally meant to be a modern day colossus (and it is) as a light house at the Egyptian port of Said, on the mouth of the Suez Canal. It was designed by Louis Bertholdi (Freemason), to be called "Egypt Brings Light to Asia" and engineered by Gustave Eiffel (Freemason), who came up with the internal cast iron structure which supports the visible sheathing. His original vision for the statue was an Egyptian peasant woman, wearing traditional woman's robes and head covering of the region.

https://blogs.voanews.com/all-about-america/files/2014/09/original-design-for-egypt.png

The inspiration for this were the Nubian statues the tombs at Abu Simbel. Bertholdi had visited the site in 1855.

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/88>http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/88

Egypt, however, cancelled the project in 1870, citing a lack of funds.

However, back in 1865, as the American Civil War was ending, Edouard de Laboulaye gathered a group of fellow Freemasons, including the grandsons of the Marquis d’ Lafayette, French historian Henri Martin, and a young artist named Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The idea was to present a monument to the U.S. to represent France’s friendship (along with being a poke in the eye to Napoleon III’s repressive Second Empire by celebrating American style freedoms the French were being deprived of).

In 1871, Laboulaye, the Brother Lafayette with their cousin, the Marquis de Noailles, and the Marquis de Rochambeau, along with Henri Martin, revived the plan for the as yet unnamed memorial. They suggested that Bartholdi visit America and make arrangements for the presentation of the monument on July 4, 1876, the Centenary of the Declaration of Independence.

The statue called "Liberty Enlightening the World" was a Masonic conception right from the start, and the construction of its pedestal on Bedloe’s Island was spearheaded by funds raised by the Masons of New York.

The statue, with a new head appropriate for placement in the U.S. was then renamed to "Liberty Enlightening the World."

Notice that in both case, the title revolves around the idea of "light/enlightenment" and how the Freemasons use that term.

At the statue’s dedication in New York in 1884, the Grand Lodge laid the cornerstone, and Grand Master William A. Brodie remarked, “"No institution has done more to promote liberty and to free men from the trammels and chains of ignorance and tyranny than has Freemasonry."

So, all in all, it's not surprising that a plausibly satanic bit of verse would be put in metal on the support base.

The project missed the proposed completion date by 10 years (funding related), but was brought to completion as envisioned by its creators.

Many large scale construction projects are never fully completed. Part gets done, funding becomes a problem, and so it gets scaled back. Several of the tallest buildings in Detroit were meant to be the first of two identical buildings, but for whatever reason, each of those projects never proceeded past the first one. The Renaissance Center is a notable exception, in that not only were the originally-planned 5 towers all completed, but a few more have been added on an adjoining lot.

Smithsonian Magazine (published by the Smithsonian Museum) published a humorous piece based on this common occurrance. It consists of a series of fictitious letters from Gustave Eiffel about his new project to build a pair of skyscrapers in Paris... Budget cuts cause it to be revised to only one tower.... then further funding difficulties require him to change the structure to one which is tapered from top to bottom... finally, with only a partially complete skeletal framework, he's instructed to design a viewing platform within the framework thus far completed, and consider it done.

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 28, 2020 12:47 PM  

Anchor babies are next

Blogger Stilicho January 28, 2020 1:23 PM  

The utter ignorance of freemasonry and the general ascribing to it of all ills/evil in the modern world beggars belief. It's akin to taking anything written on NRO as gospel because it's a published source.

Freemasonry grew up with the Enlightenment and there is certainly a degree of cross-pollination. However, calling masonry satanic because of egalitarian principles-within the fraternity mind you- or because some occult named Albert Pike wrote a book almost entirely from his own fevered imagination is retarded.

You would be better served accusing the rotarians, Kiwanis, lions club, etc. Of Satanism because, unlike freemasonry, those organizations do not require a belief in God as a condition of membership.

further, freemasonry is not a monolithic organization. The various lodges may recognize one another (much as separate nations do) but they are independent. There are also various "clandestine" or "irregular" groups which claim to be freemasonry but are not recognized as such by actual lodges.

This is all public knowledge, so don't take my word for it, go look for yourself and apply common sense and judgement to what you see. It isn't a secret society, it's just a fraternity with secret initiation rituals like any other (although perhaps more archaic due to its age). You'd likely be pretty disappointed if you saw them.

p.s. the French freemasonry (Grand Orient of France as it styles itself) is less a product of the enlightenment than it is of the French Revolution and the 19th century aftermath.

Blogger Brett baker January 28, 2020 1:32 PM  

+1

Blogger Lance E January 28, 2020 1:59 PM  

One of Us wrote:Speaking of the infamous poem, have any of you seen this petition started yesterday by Pete D'Abrosca? Posting the link here for those who might wish to sign... https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-new-colossus-poem-statue-liberty

It's not actually going to happen until/unless the right decisively takes power, but I love the idea. It's the 4GW equivalent of the left tearing down all the confederate statues; totally demoralizing.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 28, 2020 2:21 PM  

Johnny let a thousand memes flow from your idea.

Blogger Kiwi January 28, 2020 3:10 PM  

We have rules very similar to those, even a whiff of Autism on your breath and you're out. Having a business gets you extra points though. In theory we get a high caliber, but unfortunately, rich, well speaking, "sane" folk, fleeing from California breeze in. Hard to mitigate.

If I had my way, I'd only let families in who are capable of sailing here under their own hand. No softies, no dummies.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 28, 2020 3:17 PM  

Stilicho wrote:... unlike freemasonry, those organizations do not require a belief in God as a condition of membership.
The Masons require a belief in God, or Allah, or Buddha, or some hypothetical Higher Something. I never heard a Mason appeal to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but the FSM hadn't revealed itself to its faithful followers back when I knew Masons.

In short, anything other than absolute materialism is good enough for membership. Do Masons believe in God? So does Satan.

Blogger Dole January 28, 2020 3:56 PM  

Winning!

Blogger Stilicho January 28, 2020 4:29 PM  

No cowherd, a belief in God is required. Jews and Muslims will qualify under this ecumenical rule, but that's it.

However, don't confuse freemasonry with a religious denomination, it isn't. It merely requires a belief in God as a starting point for sufficient common ground and moral character to investigate further whether a candidate would make a good addition to the fraternity.

However, if you wish to make a test of whether all members of a fraternity or other civic organization are Christian, then just about every organization out there will fail, including many nominally Christian churches.

Now, if you want to criticize freemasonry for being unduly civnat then go ahead. In many ways it is. Much like most American civic organizations and institutions. But again, feel free to go after your local Elks lodge too, since they don't even require a baseline belief in God to join.

Time spent claiming freemasonry is some special nefarious organization is just time wasted. It is just a fraternity, subject to all the same influences and failings of any human institution.

Blogger Akulkis January 28, 2020 5:35 PM  

@35

"p.s. the French freemasonry (Grand Orient of France as it styles itself) is less a product of the enlightenment than it is of the French Revolution and the 19th century aftermath."

You have cause and effect reversed.

Blogger Akulkis January 28, 2020 5:47 PM  

@35

It isn't a secret society, it's just a fraternity with secret initiation rituals like any other (although perhaps more archaic due to its age). You'd likely be pretty disappointed if you saw them."

I've read through them. Yes, very ho-hum. The problem isn't the initiation rituals, the problem is that the lower level Freemasons are the footsoldiers for the leaders (all Cabal) at the top.

I had a roomie whose father was a 33rd Degree (Scottish Rite). Half black, half Indian (feather). USAF officer with birds on his shoulders. What he describes going on in his household growing up was far from benign, and every bit as supernatural as a Harry Potter movie. Then his father, and two other male relatives decided to all move to a nearby town, and literally took over the place, and the local government became corrupt from top to bottom.

When the Podesta emails turned into Pizzagate, he was not astonished in the least, and even indicated some other things would eventually be revealed.

Strangely, he doesn't like Trump, but agrees with Q's observations and statements.

Blogger Unknown January 28, 2020 6:32 PM  

When my wife came to the States (late 90s), I had to fill out forms showing income and assets indicating that I was financially able provide for her. Furthermore, I took on a specific legal obligation to repay the Government for any assistance she might require.

Importing people who will require assistance is insane.

Blogger Statix January 28, 2020 6:58 PM  

How long before the POS POC's demand that the Statue of Liberty be taken down because it looks Caucasian, and is a symbol of white supremacy?

Blogger Stilicho January 28, 2020 9:34 PM  

Well, akulkis, there you go ascribing the sins of a halfrican chair forcer to freemasonry. The fascination of people with 33rd degree Scottish rite members is funny. If you join the Scottish rite (which is an auxiliary organization by the way) you automatically become a 32nd degree. The 33rd degree is an honorary one given to members for service to community and service to the organization (which usually consists of hold offices, paying the bills and generally keeping the organization running).

Regardless, I'm having dinner with the Grand Master this weekend, so I'll be sure raise the Jesuits' concerns with him.

Blogger Akulkis January 29, 2020 12:12 AM  

My former roomie is the only Christian in his family. He was a Freemason himself, and he considers the two to be antithetical.

As for the Jesuits... that's a completely different pile of unholiness, and, being a Baptist (independent type), I have nothing to do with them.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 29, 2020 2:12 PM  

Stilicho wrote:No cowherd, a belief in God is required. Jews and Muslims will qualify under this ecumenical rule, but that's it.
My father was a Mason, and that matches what he said, but it does not match what I saw among his fellow Masons. Belief was something you said to get into the org, near as I could make out. There were some older men who believed in God in that group, but none who could have passed as Christian.

As for Jews and mohammedans, neither worship the same God Christians do. Allowing them pretty well proves my point.

Blogger MrNiceguy January 29, 2020 4:23 PM  

I am enjoying the mental image of Bloomberg yelling about climate change, then being abruptly cut off when his cape causes him to get sucked into the intake of his private jet.

Blogger sammibandit January 29, 2020 6:53 PM  

As for Jews and mohammedans, neither worship the same God Christians do. Allowing them pretty well proves my point.

AA requires belief in what could be called "God". However, "God" is a title and not a name. So an epithet is needed like Most Hallowed God or King of Kings for his son to specify Our God. The requirement is so broad it is meaningless, and from that you can see it's a weapon not an olive branch.

That being said, I believe your point is that any org that is styled as Christian cannot have all-comers. That courts mandate treatment at AA underscores your point. It's a point worth remembering.

Blogger Akulkis January 29, 2020 7:14 PM  

Also, being a part of AA results in a higher relapse rate than no organized help at all.

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