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From CBS News:

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigning after clashes with Trump on immigration
BY PAULA REID

UPDATED ON: APRIL 7, 2019 / 7:00 PM / CBS NEWS

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, President Trump announced in a tweet Sunday, as the president continues to fume over continued illegal border crossings. CBS News first reported Nielsen’s impending departure, which Mr. Trump announced after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary, Mr. Trump announced. …

One U.S. official told CBS News is it unlikely McAleenan would be nominated as Nielsen’s permanent replacement.

 
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  1. IHTG says:

    Stephen Miller is in charge:

  2. Holy hell, McAleenan. So much of DHS is “acting” right now.

    I’ve made the point before that Nielsen seemed like a changed woman after being confronted in public and at her house.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  3. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  4. trelane says:

    I’ve never trusted a Kirstjen in my life, layabouts and workshy all of them.

  5. dr kill says:

    Shes been banging that old Gen Kelly guy, no?

    • Replies: @216
  6. J.Ross says: • Website

    I trust Miller. Trump’s real weak point has been trusting personnel, or expecting them to be his personally hired employees, like in the private sector, but Miller is the real deal. This doesn’t reverse the earlier bad news but it at least suggests that information is getting through to him.

  7. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:

  8. guest says:

    I keep forgetting what it is Homeland Security does. In the midst of invasion, they roll around like a bandwagon, bringing aboard and tossing off passengers willy-nilly?

  9. Handle says: • Website

    A terrific development. Nielsen was terrible in almost every way, with awful personality and nonexistent leadership skills to boot. The only two reasons she was in the job at all are 1. General Kelly, and 2. Trump couldn’t get anyone better confirmed. But finally Trump realizes that it’s become an absurd constraint when no one but a fifth columnist could win a vote, and he doesn’t need confirmations anyway – everybody can be ‘acting’ for a while, then ‘senior official performing the duties of …’ practically indefinitely. So he might as well pick whoever he wants and someone who will – get this – actually pursue his agenda with vigor, and to hell with the Senate democrats.

  10. karsten says:

    The appointment of Kris Kobach to this position would be pretty much the last chance of saving the Trump presidency from being a near-total disappointment.

    • Agree: Kevin O'Keeffe
    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
  11. @guest

    “I keep forgetting what it is Homeland Security does.”

    they molest you at the airport before your phoenix to dallas round trip flight.

  12. @IHTG

    Stephen Miller is in charge:

    If only that were true.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  13. J.Ross says: • Website

    We still don’t have deportation. We have nominal arrest, then (if they show up) a hearing before a militantly pro-invasion judge, then maybe deportation eventually. Democrats and our own inaction maneuvered us into a larger iteration of the Obama situation, where people were simply released for lack of room. If there were an emergency taken seriously, they’d be released all right, but not in this country, and there’d be no room issue.

  14. @J.Ross

    or expecting them to be his personally hired employees,

    I don’t know what you meant there but his problem has been hiring pro immigration GOPe people and expecting them to be anti immigration. That’s not something that has any parallel that works in the private sector and I wouldn’t be so sure that Trumps more personal picks have been any better than the ones foisted on him.

    I trust Miller more than any other major figure in the administration but I don’t trust anyone that doesnt believe believe in the primacy of regulating businesses and forcing them to use e-verify. They’re all pro business cucks. I’d feel much better about an anti business old school democrat. Or a republican that hates immigration so much and understands it so thoroughly that it turned him into a a business hating old school democrat.

  15. bomag says:
    @Anonymous

    Interesting.

    Bernie’s said this before, then backtracked when the people in charge whisper in his ear and remind him that the electrodes are still attached to his genitalia.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    , @duncsbaby
  16. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:

  17. Kirstjen Nielsen = Lets in nine jerks.

  18. @Handle

    So he might as well pick whoever he wants and someone who will – get this – actually pursue his agenda with vigor, and to hell with the Senate democrats.

    What evidence is there that Trump realizes this? Is there a single cabinet level official, acting or otherwise, that is pursuing any portion of his agenda that isn’t shared by the GOP establishment?

  19. @J.Ross

    You are too optimistic. Trump fires nearly everyone who works for him. But the turnover has not worked to advance Trump’s agenda, most likely because the president is not keen on advancing anything other than Donald Trump.

    The only thing which prevents Trump from capitulating entirely is the realization, born out of self-preservation, that the loss of morale among his most steadfast followers would ruin his re-election chances.

    • Agree: International Jew
  20. @Guy De Champlagne

    I don’t know what you meant there but his problem has been hiring pro immigration GOPe people and expecting them to be anti immigration.

    Exactly.

    With the exception of Stephen Miller, who’s left in the administration who actively seeks to limit immigration?

    • Replies: @Noah172
  21. @Anonymous

    So he’s schizophrenic and two faced on the issue like Trump is. My experience with Bernie’s demographic is that they’re opposed to immigration when it’s presented as screwing over american poor and for it when it’s presented as screwing over american white christians. Plus he’s got advisors and voices in his head telling him to toe the party line and oppose immigration.

  22. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @IHTG

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  23. Alex Jones, according to his lawyer:

    He was the town crier warning the end is neigh.

    Alex Jones’ lawyer: If you want the Infowars host silenced, you’re scarier than he is

    The end is neigh!!

    Is that Kirstjen on the left?

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  24. Trump knows his base is restless. He’s not built the wall or made the deportations he’s promised. Ann COulter, bless her, has held his feet to the fire and has refused to cut him slack—which, as a pundit pushing an agenda, she should be doing, unlike cucks of the past, who simply saw their role as playing defense for the R in office no matter what (including, sadly, Coulter as well).

    Now that the Russia Hoax is over besides the few sad remnants bitterly clinging to their theory (Schiff, Maddow), Trump has no excuse now to even his most forgiving supporters: it’s now or never on the border. Fail on immigration, and 2020 is a lot tougher for him (though he still wins given, the economy, lack of terrorism, and overall approval ratings; anyone who says otherwise still believes in corporate news polls and that Hillary was going to win in a landslide).

    Anyway, as Trump has proven time and time again, he knows where the populist wind is blowing. He knows its blowing towards “fulfill your immigration promises or else”. So this is his push, now. Miller in charge of it is a dynamite move, a great sop to those who’ve charted this course. If he put Kobach or Coulter in as DHS chief, he’d be golden.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @byrresheim
  25. Dr. X says:

    Maybe Trump can hire the guy who’s in charge of Israeli security at the Gaza border to do a little moonlighting…

    • Replies: @Lot
  26. @Reg Cæsar

    You know, the corporate giants deplatformed him in a very large, coordinated way, the corporate news cheered, and then Deep State proceeded to arrest two very regular guests/sometime cohosts: Corsi and the indefatigable Roger Stone.

    You could make a really strong case that all this evidence shows that the Deep State and its corporatist cronies are out to get Jones.

    Which makes you think he isn’t just a crank spouting crazy—he’s really on to something. They aren’t just going after his rep, they are shutting him down, outlet-by-outlet, guest by guest.

  27. @Anonymous

    That’s an excellent idea, is Attila available?

    • LOL: Rosie
  28. Hodag says:

    Not my idea but if we want maximum drama Ann Coulter would be a fine head of DHS.

    • Agree: wren
  29. NYMOM says:

    Kirstjen probably should have been asked to resign two years ago. I’m not sure if it would have helped the situation much but she was an Obama holdover and involved in this ‘catch and release’ for almost a decade now…

    New blood is needed…

  30. @abigail_shapiro

    Meh, I have a brother down in Fla. with cancer, since 2015 they’ve been letting me fly an ounce of weed to Florida outta Logan in my carry-on three or four times a year so I got no complaints. Never been felt up yet. If carrying weed doesn’t get you a grope, I dunno what does. Being in the wrong place in line, I guess. Acting nervous? Giving TSA shit?

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
  31. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump is pivoting for the 2020 election. I don’t think much is going to change policy wise, but he will talk tough on immigration like he did for the prior election. A lot of the right online have been complaining about Trump failing to fulfill his campaign promises on immigration and how this is dooming him for 2020. They should talk to ordinary Trump supporters in real life. Most of them have no idea that Trump has not fulfilled his immigration promises. As far as they know, he’s been tough on immigration and has done everything he said he was going to do. So they’re not to fail to vote for him in 2020, especially since he’ll start talking tough on immigration again during the campaign.

    • Agree: IHTG
    • Replies: @IHTG
  32. My assumption is that Kobach is unconfirmable. Not because of Democrats, rather Republicans. Details: Trump is taking GOPe money for 2020, and has no intention of doing anything about the border. This, and more to come, are theater designed to keep his desperate base on board. He has cucked, but is play acting to secure his “legacy”… Count me out. Not a fan of vanity campaigns for lying liars with sons in laws who are snakes.

  33. istevefan says:

    Let’s hope this is not a day late and a dollar short. Or in this case 2 1/4 years late and 2 million invaders short.

    • Replies: @newrouter
  34. @John Gruskos

    I hope you are wrong. I fear you are right. I wish I’d written in Miller’s name on my last vote for President.

  35. Kirstjen Nielsen Out at Homeland Security

    Go tell it on the mountain. In Oaxaca:

    https://nah.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaxyacac

  36. KenH says:

    Neilsen already doubled guest worker visas for the donor class, so she’ll find a high six figure gig in private industry which is what she was after anyway. It was pretty clear to my that she was in way over her head and didn’t have the steely resolve that is needed to deal with all the issues on the border. Trump claims he knows how to pick the right people but he blew that one as well as many others.

    If he blows it again he may as well kiss his presidency goodbye.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    , @AndrewR
  37. istevefan says:

  38. Clyde says:

    My assumption is that Kobach is unconfirmable.

    So appoint Kobach as acting head DHS. Trump has to wage guerrilla warfare for appointments that need confirmation by scummy US Senators who could give a flying f about our borders being overrun by Central Americans.
    The unseen dynamic here is that Trump is very incentivised…he knows he has to be re-elected to avoid/delay prosecution by NY State Attorney General and other entities. They cannot touch a sitting President.
    Trump knows that his re-election hinges on Mexican border enforcement. Which has been a disaster due to CentAmerican exploitation of our generous asylum laws….. My guess is these laws date back to post WW2.
    Dems will kill any tightening of our asylum laws….But then so would Paul Ryan when Republicans had a House majority.

  39. @abigail_shapiro

    Give money to jews. Oh wait,thats what they all do!

  40. @abigail_shapiro

    True. I bought a TSA-compliant belt–no metal–but they often make me take it off anyway. Since my pants then sag, they say shadows showed up on the scan so they have to grope my crotch a bit.

    I can see why there’s high turnover at the TSA. It’s a pointless and degrading job.

  41. Clyde says:
    @Handle

    Right! Appoint Kris Kobach as acting DHS head this week and watch libby talking heads explode on TV, David Cronenberg style. Get Kobach in there and lets see how this all plays out. What has Trump got to lose?

    • Replies: @South Texas Guy
  42. 216 says:
    @dr kill

    Her entire career was probably boosted by thirsty older men.

    Nothing says “populism” like appointing an unqualified unmarried female that didn’t vote for the President.

    Thot status: patrolled

    • LOL: AndrewR, L Woods
  43. Mr. Trump quit fucking around.

    No more big talk on immigration. No more excuses on immigration. No more empty threats/promises on immigration.

    Appoint Kris Kobach.

    • Replies: @216
  44. It would be impossible to serve under Trump in this position since Trump is nuts and changes his demands every day. Next week he will want to invade Mexico and close all the roads to the border a hundred miles south.

    There is a strong argument to be made that the flood of refugees should be halted and immigration numbers limited, but this needs to be done by diplomatic initiatives to improve the situation in the lawless territories to the south of Mexico and legislation to reduce the number of immigration visas issued to other countries, and addressing issues like the Temporary Protected Status of Haitians who are not allowed to get on a plane in Haiti to come to the US, but are allowed in if they present themselves at the land border. And the issue of allowing “tourists” with visitor visas into the US on one way plane tickets. (Most countries in the region will not let you in unless you have a return ticket.)

    However if Trump could not get any legislation on immigration when his party had a majority in both houses of Congress, he has no chance now. He is a busted flush and should cash in his chips.

    Only last week he was again claiming that his father was born in Germany (actually born in New York), so his credibility on issues of immigration and citizenship is zero and his grip on reality continues to slip. Wake up people!

    • Replies: @WJ
    , @Desiderius
  45. @bomag

    I hope he doesn’t backtrack again.

    We have an open primary in Wisconsin. If there is a Democrat who is against open borders I will vote for him/her/they and I invite any patriots who normally avoid Democratic primaries to join me.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Corn
  46. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Harry Baldwin

    The important thing is that the guy who was in charge of that agency was able to force the government to buy his scanner product.

  47. J.Ross says: • Website

    Confirmation may be coming that Trump feels nothing but violent loathing for his base.
    Possible coup attempt in Khartoum, capital of Sudan (this follows a similarly long-ruling North African Muslim head of state abdicating in Tunisia):

  48. Dtbb says:

    Hey Trump, here’s your chance. Get on the horn to North Sentinel Island.

  49. Yag says:

    I still maintain that if Trump dispensed with the anchor baby option, required that all landlords use e-verify to ascertain citizenship, and experience steep fines if they’re caught renting to illegals, disallowed banks to use tax ID numbers for illegals, and required citizenship verification to open an account, many many illegals would self-deport, these caravans would stop, and the walls could be erected at a more leisurely pace. A 5% surcharge on any money wired to Mexico beyond $50 would also work some wonders.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @stillCARealist
  50. 216 says:
    @Sandy Berger's Socks

    Jared wants to cuck us all, unless he’s pushed back to New York not much will change.

    The President has plenary power from day 1 to shut down all immigration and unilaterally build the wall. Said power has never been used, because they don’t want to use it.

    The Kushner family views us as just another property to be bought and sold.

  51. Mark Krikorian is the best pundit and immigration restrictionist advocate. I trust him 100%.

    For those complaining about Trump’s performance: Democrats have a majority in the house, and when there was a slim Republican majority, many Republicans were fanatically opposed to any restrictionist immigration changes.

    Next, Trump is the best option restrictionists have. Look at the Democratic nominees. I promise you that they will be much worse. Bernie Sanders is the only one who pushes back against open borders. And he will be terrible for reasons other than immigration.

  52. Dtbb says:

    Maybe I will see her at a local bar, but she sold the family home to Hank Steinbrenner, who promptly demolished it.

  53. J.Ross says: • Website

    NOW YOU KNOW YOU A SWEET LITTLE HEARTBREAKER
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-citywide-shootings-20190407-story.html
    As cold weather breaks, violence returns: 24 shot in 30 hours over warmest weekend this year
    In a period of a little over 24 hours this weekend, 24 people were shot in Chicago, including three children under 13 — and three of the adults shot died from their injuries, according to police.
    Beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday through about 10 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police were investigating shooting cases that included the homicides and a mass shooting of six people outside an afternoon baby shower in West Englewood in which an 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back and a 10-year-old girl was struck in the shin.

    • Replies: @wingdangdoodle
  54. J.Ross says: • Website

    It sure would be nice to avoid violence, and you know what would really inhibit violence would be the sense that the law actually applies to everyone, and will be enforced even if you’re part of a special group. People take the law into their own hands when they see it lying unused on a side table, not when it’s already firmly held.
    A Portuguese anon posted:

    https://www.expressen.se/gt/dottern-valdtogs-da-tog-familjen-lagen-i-egna-hander/

    >Two families get daughters raped
    >Tired that police and court system does nothing
    >Gather a few people
    >Busts into rapist’s house
    >Torture him
    >Breaks his face
    >Tells him to move away
    >Puts him in a coma

    Damn, Swedes don’t joke around when they get pissed off. Unfortunately these heroes now faces assault charges in court and will probably have to spend 10 years in prison

  55. Lagertha says:
    @Jack Hanson

    women are weak. She could not “handle her position.”

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  56. Lagertha says:
    @Handle

    she was a total loser – good riddance. She had no gut.

  57. @KenH

    Hey, I’m a Democrat and I always felt Trump was running a long con. I hope he proves me wrong really soon.

    That being said, there are two things that could throw the 2020 election for a loop:
    1. The amazing circular firing squad known as the Democratic Party, and
    2. The ability of the Republicans to blow elections.

    I am a Democrat but I if the Dems continue with identity politics, they will turn away the remaining white skin blue collar red neck Democrats. Both of them. 🙂

  58. Nicodemus says:

    For a guy who boasted that he was going to appoint “the best people” to all the government’s top posts, Trump sure has appointed a lot of people he later decided were horrible and must go!

    Is it impossible he really is the incompetent fool he always appeared to be?

  59. Anonymous[863] • Disclaimer says:

    Krikorian is ambivalent:

  60. Lagertha says:
    @Anonymous

    he needs all pro-MAGA from now on. Why that is to hard for anyone to understand is: you are stupid.

  61. MEH 0910 says:

  62. @R.G. Camara

    Which makes you think he isn’t just a crank spouting crazy—he’s really on to something.

    Alex Jones says “liberals” keep dragging us into pointless Middle East wars, “Arabs” run Hollywood, and “Muslims” secretly control the Federal Reserve.

    Alex Jones is a con artist who knows very well who keeps dragging us into wars, who runs Hollywood, and who controls the Fed, and he thought that as long as he never named them, he was free to make a couple millions bucks a year roping in the gullible suckers by spouting whatever lunatic garbage he wanted while pointing people down blind alleys when it comes to what’s really going on.

    For a long time, it worked. Not sure why they cracked down on him, but good riddance to the lying SOB.

    • Replies: @Meimou
    , @R.G. Camara
  63. Anon7 says:

    Trump is running out of time, and I’m no longer convinced that he’s even on our side.

    Here’s a scary thought. What if Trump privately agrees with the globalist investor scenario that the US economy performs the best with high H1B immigration and a big pool of illegals for cheap unskilled labor? Sure, you’re screwed demographically in the long run, but he only needs a great economy for his time in office.

    It’s just like I told my wife, who was freaking out when Trump won. Don’t worry about what the media says, Trump’s a wealthy, liberal New York guy who works with and likes people from all over the world.

  64. WJ says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    You have some better idea? Some lunatic open border Democrat is your preference?

    Your idea of solving the illegal alien (aka refugee) problem from Central America is pie in the sky nonsense. We have sunk billions in the dumps south of Mexico and putting billions more won’t stop the problem. Stopping illegal aliens posing as asylum seekers from entering this country is the only answer.

    • Agree: bomag
  65. @Paleo Liberal

    Last I heard from Hillary she was testing the waters to Trump’s right on immigration, but that was awhile ago. Maybe she’s keeping her powder dry.

    • Replies: @anon
  66. L Woods says:
    @Anonymous

    Prince Vlad seems more apropos.

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
  67. @Jonathan Mason

    Pompeo does fine.

    Just requires a grown man with a decent grasp of the problem and a coherent plan for addressing it.

  68. anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

    Last I heard from Hillary she was testing the waters to Trump’s right on immigration, but that was awhile ago. Maybe she’s keeping her powder dry.

    now Bernie too

    its like they’re playing musical chairs until you find out they’re all on the same team

  69. Rumor has it she’ll be replaced by either Billy Martin or Reggie Jackson.

    • LOL: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  70. I see a lot of comments calling for Stephen Miller to be put in charge. Since Miller has been by Trump’s side the entire time and nothing has been done on immigration, is it possible Miller is full of shit and not the hard-liner he’s portrayed as? I mean, let’s be honest, he would be the only one of his people to be anti-immigration, so which is more likely?

    Let the hate commence.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Anonymous
  71. Interested Bystander: “This, and more to come, are theater designed to keep [Trump’s] desperate base on board. He has cucked, but is play acting to secure his “legacy”…”

    Saying “cucked” assumes that Trump ever intended to do something about immigration, which it should be obvious by now he did not. Why should he? It only benefits the moneyed class of which he is a member. Much more likely he knew all along that he’d never be allowed to build a wall or deport the invaders, but was always just talking big about it for the rubes who constitute his base. He’s neither a patriot nor a racist, as so many gullible people had hoped. He’s just a con artist who saw an opportunity, that’s all. It’s possible Americans underestimate the deviousness of their elites.

    Or do they? The sincerity of the American people themselves on stopping the invasion and their own replacement can be doubted too, given that the whole problem could be solved very easily, cheaply, and quickly by enacting a shoot to kill policy at the border for illegal crossers. But no, Americans would rather lose their country and disappear into history’s scrap heap than take an effective action that might subject them to charges of racism, or of being un-Christian. In that sense, Trump’s and Congress’ inaction is only an expression of American whites’ own racial death wish with which they have always refused to come to terms. If so, their legislators are doing what the people actually want, but are too embarrassed to openly acknowledge.

    • Agree: Macumazahn
    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @Simon
    , @Difference maker
  72. @Anonymous

    Has he been forced to apologize yet?

  73. anon[254] • Disclaimer says:

    Wish it mattered, but it probably doesn’t. Someone nationally known needs to challenge Trump for the nomination on a hard core immigration law and order agenda.

  74. Anonymous[243] • Disclaimer says:
    @IHTG

    Hate to rain on your parade but apparently Nielsen’s main antagonists were noted psychotic John Bolton and the aforementioned Jared From Harvard, who’s been laying down quite a fetid odor around this administration. Therefore I take the “Miller did it” trope as low-info swamp agitprop & further confirmation that she may have been approaching semi-competence in the position (thus provoking Koch-Jared ire)

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  75. Noah172 says:
    @Pincher Martin

    Cissna, the guy running CIS.

    The new AG, Barr, seems good on immigration.

    Pompeo has slashed refugees and virtually eliminated Muslim refugee admissions.

    Not enough, but something.

    • Replies: @Pincher Martin
  76. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:

    Nielsen served during the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President and as senior Director for Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR) at the White House Homeland Security Council. She also set up, and led as Assistant Administrator, the Transportation Security Administration’s Office of Legislative Policy and Government Affairs. Before serving in the Trump administration, she was a senior member of the Resilience Task Force of the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security Committee at George Washington University and served on the Global Risks Report Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum.[6]

    After leaving the Bush administration in 2008, Nielsen became the founder and President of Sunesis Consulting.[8] The firm’s online profile listed her as its only employee, with the firm’s phone number being Nielsen’s personal cellphone.[9] In September 2013 the company won a federal contract, with an initial award of about $450,000, to “provide policy and legislation, technical writing, and organizational development” to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.[10]

    Just another soulless Swamp demon. And— if America is still around in 20 years— she’ll retire to Arizona, Virginia, or Florida thinking she accomplished something in her life.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @Corvinus
  77. @L Woods

    Exactly. Attila was an invader, we want Charles the Hammer Martel or his ilk.

  78. newrouter says:
    @istevefan

    stop a coup d’etat or stop an invasion. so many choices so little time.

  79. Noah172 says:
    @Handle

    Law says an acting secretary must be:

    the current deputy
    another Senate-confirmed person
    someone serving in the agency in question at GS-15 or above for 90 days in past year

    Trump can’t, by law, appoint Kobach Acting DHS or Acting anything. Ditto any other outsider. This isn’t like Defense, where Deputy Secretary Shanahan, whom Trump likes, can just hang around forever without any Senate hearings. Trump may be forced to keep the CBP guy, who seems lame-oh, as Acting Secretary because there is nobody really good on immigration already on the inside to appoint as Acting, and nobody good can make it past the Senate of 47 Democrats plus Collins, Murkowski, Romney, and a bunch of other cucks.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  80. Andy Texan says: • Website

    It’s now or never for President Trump and for the good ol’ U S of A.

  81. TheBoom says:

    Now that the border denier is out as head of ICE will Trump:

    1 just, as usual, pick another globalist, border denier (bonus points if Never Trumper) or

    2 pick someone decent but undermine him?

  82. anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jean Ralphio

    I see a lot of comments calling for Stephen Miller to be put in charge. Since Miller has been by Trump’s side the entire time and nothing has been done on immigration, is it possible Miller is full of shit and not the hard-liner he’s portrayed as?

    seems more likely that trump is full of shit

    • Agree: Pincher Martin
  83. @Anonymous

    Unlikely.

    Worst possible fit for a single woman of her class.

  84. @Noah172

    I think Barr is okay, but Sessions was better.

    Cissna is under the Department of Homeland Security, and so a lower-level functionary in the bureaucracy. (And if you can’t get that one right, what the hell is going on?)

    And Pompeo says stuff like this: New Mexican government ‘great’ on immigration

  85. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jean Ralphio

    A dose of realism is required here: in Ann Coulter land optics are irrelevant but in actual politics it’s a bad idea to pick battles you have a good chance of losing. Ann thinks the border wall executive order is a sure thing but most serious legal commentators disagree quite strongly with her. My guess is that the consensus opinion is closer to the mark than Ann’s, and that probably goes for a lot of the executive orders she thinks he should have signed already. I’m not a lawyer and if lawyers I trusted were telling me that there was a very good chance something I wanted to do wouldn’t pass legal scrutiny, I wouldn’t do it. Wait for the second term. America hates a loser.

    • Replies: @Ed
    , @bomag
    , @Thinker
    , @Anonymous
  86. Meimou says:
    @40 Acres and a Kardashian

    It’s been speculated that he was taken down to give him credibility and to provide precedent to take others down.

    Some believe that he was a plant from the beginning, others say he was co-opted, but I know that after Trump got elected, the mask came off; he supports regime change in Venezuela, rex 84 and tripled down on Isarel.

  87. eah says:

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  88. IHTG says:
    @Anonymous

    Yup. Not pandering to his base enough is NOT Donald Trump’s electoral problem. If you don’t realize this, you are in a bubble.

    • Replies: @Pincher Martin
    , @Mr. Anon
  89. IHTG says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Longest. Shutdown. In. United. States. History. Because. Of. Immigration.

    • Replies: @Ed
  90. Anon[376] • Disclaimer says:

    ICE nominee also out, and Miller is said to have acquired more Oval Office influence in immigration. To get anything done on immigration there are a lot of balls that have to be kept airborne, including obstructionist judicial management. I hope Miller can handle it all. I wish Sessions were still around. And Kobach needs a job somewhere.

  91. Lot says:
    @Dr. X

    “Maybe Trump can hire the guy who’s in charge of Israeli security at the Gaza border to do a little moonlighting…”

    The Gaza border guards aim to knees

  92. Pericles says:
    @Yag

    Start charging the scofflaw sanctuary cities using the interstate commerce clause. (I hear it works well for many purposes.) Put the officials through the federal legal grinder.

  93. Who-whom could replace that scandinavian squeeze?

    bored identity strongly believes that there’s only one person in the whole universe whose nativism-bursting portfolio and proven building skills would be able to deliver equally orgasmic approval from both Democratic and Republican leadership, Millers and Muellers, Kochs an Kushners….

  94. @Noah172

    If Trump goes and taps Rich Vittello on the shoulder after yanking his nom as ICE Director that’s some 5D Wizard Go thinking right there.

  95. @IHTG

    Yup. Not pandering to his base enough is NOT Donald Trump’s electoral problem. If you don’t realize this, you are in a bubble.

    You’re the one who is in a bubble.

    The electorate is polarized without much of a middle. Trump will need his partisans out in full force for 2020 if he is to win re-election. If he plays to the middle, like a standard politician, he will lose because a) there’s no longer much of middle in American politics, and b) he will demoralize his most ardent supporters.

    Trump didn’t win by much in 2016. His Rust Belt strategy paid off, but just barely. The voters in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania will need to see Trump’s 2016 vision for American paid off in part before they support him again.

    • Replies: @IHTG
  96. Lot says:

    This gave me a lot of hope about Trump, who demanded KN do the right thing, and fired her when she didn’t:

    “The president called Ms. Nielsen at home early in the mornings to demand that she take action to stop migrants from entering the country, including doing things that were clearly illegal, like blocking all migrants from seeking asylum. She repeatedly noted the limitations imposed on her department by federal laws, court settlements and international obligations.”

    No, blocking all migrants from seeking asylum isn’t illegal if done on a temporary basis for reasons of national security, until the backlog is cleared and the 95% of immivaders who lose their asylum applications are found and deported.

    The idea that the law REQUIRES us to stand back for a Merkel style invasion is absurd.

    Good riddance to corrupt traitor Nielson, who lies to Trump in service of our enemies. The reference to “court settlements” and “international obligations” is a tell.

    A settlement Obama agreed to can’t permanently bind other presidents for all eternity, that is plainly unconstitutional.

    And only treaties ratified by the Senate have the force of law, and I know of none that have specific rules on when and where asylum applications are accepted, nor an obligation to catch and release obvious economic migrants because they saybthe magic word asylum at the border.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    , @bomag
  97. Lot says:

    Ann Corcoran, the woman who should have been running DHS:

    https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/

  98. @Lot

    A Lot post I agree with. What is the world coming to?

    Nielsen was very obviously worried about her opportunities after DHS, and didn’t want to endanger any further getting fat checks cut by Woke Capital after she left.

    Her entire schtick of “I’m just an SES-1, whattaya want me to do?” was a play for time while she ordered an undue and disgusting deference to every district judge in the 9th Circus.

    Honestly DHS is something of a horror show right now at the department level. Some of the components aren’t much better, either, with everyone an acting *something* because no one can get confirmed.

  99. Ed says:

    At the end of the day the executive can only do so much. They tried the child separation policy. Trump stuck with it under intense criticism, including from Republicans. It worked but then the courts struck it down. The Republicans in Congress are the issue. Take Rubio and Romney both voted against Trump’s Wall executive order yet this weekend tweet out how the border is an emergency and something should be done. Well why vote against the Wall EO? Why not pass asylum law changes? The Republicans do nothing.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  100. Ed says:
    @IHTG

    Many on this board are so delusional. There is not an American politician alive that would do the things Trump has done in support of immigration restriction, none.

    Republicans tend to wilt under the first intense backlash to their policies from the media. Trump shut down the govt over immigration, launched the travel ban, reduced the refugee program, ended TPS, introduced legal immigration reduction and has increased legal immigration.

    All of these things he done brought intense media backlash and considerable Republican objection. Yet on this board some sneer he’s a cuck. They’re idiots and if the Dems win I don’t want them whining about immigration and demographics.

    • Agree: IHTG, jim jones
    • Replies: @Clyde
  101. Simon says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    The sincerity of the American people themselves on stopping the invasion and their own replacement can be doubted too, given that the whole problem could be solved very easily, cheaply, and quickly by enacting a shoot to kill policy at the border for illegal crossers. But no, Americans would rather lose their country and disappear into history’s scrap heap than take an effective action that might subject them to charges of racism, or of being un-Christian. In that sense, Trump’s and Congress’ inaction is only an expression of American whites’ own racial death wish with which they have always refused to come to terms.

    I hate to think this is true, but I suspect it is. I’m still trying to figure out how Kris Kobach lost the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race to a Democrat woman — and not even narrowly. What does this say about Middle Americans?

  102. Put someone in there who’ll take it all the way. It’s long past time that we started defending our borders with lethal force. It should be just as dangerous to attempt to violate America’s borders as it once was to attempt to scale the Berlin Wall. Shoot a dozen of these invaders and watch the flood dry up in a day.
    #TacoCurtain

    • Agree: Dtbb
  103. Ed says:
    @Anonymous

    Every major immigration policy Trump has rolled out has been challenged in the court, nearly all of them successfully at least in the early stages. The Wall EO would be no different.

    Haitians with TPS should be out by now but as we speak there are injunctions in place delaying their removal into 2020. There’s a decent chance, probably likely that at least one federal judge will rule against the admin and come up with some ridiculous reason to reintroduce TPS.

    Trump can’t do this alone. Outside of Cotton he gets no help from Congress. Purdue is keeping a low profile due to his upcoming re-election in browning Georgia.

  104. Anon[383] • Disclaimer says:

    This is so funny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=tfo_B9yNGnEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=tfo_B9yNGnE

    Chuck Todd: Check out this new Trump disaster: This racist idiot is [eye roll] saying, “Our country is full!” Can you believe it? Senator Romney, over to you to continue to bash Trump, who I know you hate.

    Mitt Romney: [One one thousand, two one thousand …] Actually … our country is in fact full.

    That was my paraphrase. What was really said:

    CHUCK TODD: It’s a little jarring to hear an American president say, ‘Our country is full,’ given the history of the United States of America.

    MITT ROMNEY: Well, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the nature of immigration and illegal immigration just over the last few weeks … there’s been a dramatic change and that is we’re seeing unaccompanied young people, as well as families with lots of kids, pouring into the border. And they say the magic word, “I’m seeking asylum.” And by virtue of our laws and processes here, we bring them into the country…. It’s overwhelming our system. We have got to be able to deal with this in a way. It’s going to take some legislation to get it fixed.

    CHUCK TODD: But you just said– Senator I just heard your hesitation there. Does [Trump] have the credibility to do this?

    SEN. MITT ROMNEY: Well, he does…. We can’t have millions upon millions of people flooding into our country without a border that’s secure, without ICE making sure the people that are here illegally are sent back. This is a winning issue I think for Republicans. But more importantly, it’s a winning issue for Americans to say, “We have to have the sovereignty of our nation.” I think the president has tapped into something which the people feel very deeply.

  105. IHTG says:
    @Pincher Martin

    This isn’t what playing to the middle looks like. You think so because you’ve spent too much time in right-wing echo chambers.

    If Trump wanted to play to the middle, he would have exchanged a 3 million+ DACA amnesty for $25B for the wall back in 2017. He didn’t, and now the Kauses, Coulters and Girduskys whine that they didn’t get a wall. Sad!

  106. Knowing all her faults beforehand, Trump HIRED her, then watched and complained as she went from bad to worse, and only then finally fired her. Trump hires RHINOS, never Trumpers, Globalists and once in a great while a great choice (though those few don’t last long). Its as if he doesn’t intend to fulfill his signature issue of curbing illegals and building the Wall. He should listen to Ann Coulter’s advice instead of the screwworms he usually does, but I doubt he will. Dems in from here on out, lights out America.

    • Replies: @Bibi
  107. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Crazy idea, but since U.S. judges apparently have no power over the U.S. government when it acts outside of the U.S., why not set up checkpoints on key roads in Mexico, and staging areas and airstrips for desert interdiction? Stop migrants on the Mexican side of the border. Arrest the coyotes and smugglers, arrest any previous deportees with criminal charges against them in the U.S., and fly the rest to some country in South America we pay to take them. Bolsonaro would probably be amenable to dropping them off deep in the Amazon.

    Tell the Mexican government privately that we’re going to do it because drugs and human trafficking are out of control, and offer them the face-saving option of publicly asking for our help and inviting U.S. forces in.

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @Bibi
    , @Anon
    , @Clyde
  108. @Simon

    Women have different interests than men on an instinctive level. If white T levels and sperm counts are falling, and they are, white women are instinctively going to want some new men.

    Everything else is commentary.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @IC8
  109. duncsbaby says:
    @bomag

    Only a matter of time.

  110. @eah

    Yep, they wanna kick out poor old Joe!

  111. bomag says:
    @Anonymous

    …wouldn’t pass legal scrutiny

    The trouble is that the courts have made the political decision to support open borders.

    It’s not a good idea to be ruled by people waving pieces of paper around.

  112. Realist says:

    Kirstjen Nielsen Out at Homeland Security

    Nothing will change.

  113. Rosie says:
    @Desiderius

    Women have different interests than men on an instinctive level. If white T levels and sperm counts are falling, and they are, white women are instinctively going to want some new men.

    This again? How many times do I have to refute this crap before you and your ilk shut up about it?

    If women “instinctively” want new men, why did WWC women swing massively to the Republicans when Trump came along and promised immigration restriction? Only college-educated White women who’ve had their “instincts” indoctrinated out of them reacted against Trump. How does that fit in with your pet theory?

  114. Rosie says:
    @IHTG

    If Trump wanted to play to the middle, he would have exchanged a 3 million+ DACA amnesty for $25B for the wall back in 2017. He didn’t, and now the Kauses, Coulters and Girduskys whine that they didn’t get a wall. Sad!

    We’re not angry that he didn’t get a wall. That is not entirely within his control. What I can’t countenance is the constant rhetorical cucking that is shifting the Overton window back to its 2015 position, as though the Trump revolution never happened. The “greatest numbers ever” comment was unnecessary and unforgivable.

  115. bomag says:
    @Lot

    Good comment. Agree.

    The courts have been plenty corrupted by immigration boosterism. What requirement is there for us to follow corrupt organizations?

  116. @J.Ross

    I heard they all shouted “THIS IS MAGA COUNTRY”

    These types of incidents are on the rise since Trump took office I hear.

  117. nebulafox says:
    @Ed

    Well, the executive could shut down the H2-B visa program instead of doubling it. But no, Jared Kushner insists that flooding the market with low-skilled laborers will, like, Create Jobs. Besides, wages are going up. Can’t have that now, can we?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  118. Bibi says:
    @CrawlingEye

    It’s looking like Trump doesn’t have a say in who is hired and what what can be undertaken. It was never more apparent than when Trump said the U.S. military would be totally pulling out of Syria. You then had generals under Trump saying the U.S. military was staying in Syria. Then a few weeks later Trump says the U.S. military was staying in Syria.

    I think Putin is spot on when he says Deep State runs the U.S., not the U.S. president (btw, that’s what makes the whole ‘Russia interfered with our elections’ so ludicrous because Russia knows U.S. elections are meaningless)

    • Replies: @Flip
  119. @Clyde

    Why can’t commenters on this site get it through their head that Kobach would never make through the senate? Yeah, he’d be great, but it’s not going to happen.

    The fact is these Republican squish senators really enjoy their vitual veto power over presidential nominations. That’s why we get stuck with these mediocrities. The rule change in the senate shorting debate time for presidential nominees from 30 hours to two will help, but with these big jobs, Romney, Collins, Murkowski, etc. will be in full peacock mode.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  120. @Ed

    Bruh, I was as big a Trump booster as anyone and I get the “the Executive can only do so much” argument.

    That being said he didn’t have to sign that ridiculous spending bill, he didn’t have to keep extending TPS, he hasn’t signed a birthright citizenship EO, and he’s unduly deferential to the courts when Obama said “lel k bro” and did what he wanted to anyway. He didn’t have to stand up at CPAC and say “we need more immigrants!”. That’s all on his plate.

    We can argue the why of what he’s doing, but esoteric Bill Mitchell style theories about why its not really his fault when he’s the POTUS don’t do anything but give him a pass on his bad decisions and take away all reason for him to change course.

    • Replies: @Ed
  121. IHTG says:

  122. Bibi says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Crazy idea, but since U.S. judges apparently have no power over the U.S. government when it acts outside of the U.S., why not set up checkpoints on key roads in Mexico, and staging areas and airstrips for desert interdiction?

    They’ll just shut down the U.S.-based part of the operation making it undoable. Federal judges can do whatever they want and make law when in support of the tyranny of the minority (oligarchy). That is the only purpose of the federal courts, to enforce the will of the minority and keep the majority population in check. If the majority of a state doesn’t want gay marriage, tough, they will be told they have to have it. And then the Supreme Court’s job is comes up with the legal mumbo jumbo to make the schemes of the minority the law of the land.

  123. @Guy De Champlagne

    hiring pro immigration GOPe people and expecting them to be anti immigration

    I think in the private sector it’s possible to hire someone without checking out if he would support your business strategy. If deciding business strategy is above his paygrade, the employee will normally just execute the business strategy decided by others (though of course execution can get somewhat sloppy if he very strongly disagrees with it or finds it stupid).

    But in politics very often people’s later career doesn’t depend on doing what their bosses (in this case: the president) tell him, but instead if he’s doing something pleasing to the donors and/or future bosses. So unless he vets his underlings whether they support his political positions, he cannot expect them to follow through with his policies, in fact, they’ll likely sabotage them.

    • Replies: @Pincher Martin
  124. Anon[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    My idea is to negotiate a Western hemisphere asylum pact, Canada, the U.S., and a half dozen or more relatively stable Central and South American countries. Anyone requesting asylum to any member country gets all bio and genome ID taken, from the entire family, and a target country is chosen by lottery.

    At that point, if your asylum application passes muster, that country is where you will go. If you suddenly decide you don’t need asylum after all, you will be returned to your home country. If in the future you want asylum, you have to go to your lifetime lottery destination from the previous application. No lottery double dipping. No family reunification. No tourist visas to non-assigned countries. No medical treatment visas.

    With a little creativity there are a million ways that the process could be made unpleasant to scammers, while acceptable to people genuinely fearful of life in their home countries. I would foresee a precipitous drop in asylum applications under this system.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    , @Mr. Rational
  125. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    I like your second paragraph but your first doesn’t make any sense

    If patriots are going to face opposition to building a wall and limiting immigration, and we know they are, you are saying they should just not try. Describe how you determine the difference between the patriot and the con artist. Trump is a national hero

  126. There are two very simple solutions to the border crisis, it’s just that POTATUS lacks the will or intelligence…

    1. One word: Alaska. Build a whole, massive complex of asylum and refugee processing centers in northern Alaska. All Central American asylum seekers will be courteously greeted (along with their swarms of ninos, whom we promise not to separate), then immediately placed on slow-moving trains to their new home: the Central Refugee Processing Center in North Alaska. Since there will be only five immigration processors assigned to handle the caseloads of 1.5 billion asylum seekers, the wait in Alaska might take quite some time. Mañana, Latinos! Enjoy the seal-blubber tacos!

    2. Since the Second Amendment is perpetually up for scrutiny and revision by the left, there’s no reason the rest of the Bill of Rights should not also be in play. I propose a re-visiting of the Third Amendment: the prohibition against billeting troops on civilians. Every registered Democrat, and every Jewish household, will be assigned a family of poor desperate refugees, to be billeted in their home, and at their expense. Forever. How can you refuse? Those poor little ninos are desperate! They need asylum! Si! Welcome the stranger, Jews! It’s right there in your scriptures! You’ve said it hundreds of times in sworn testimony before Congress, in support of your monstrous, traitorous, nation-wrecking immigration views. Time to welcome the stranger! And boy, have we got lots and lots and LOTS of Muslim strangers for you to welcome.

    We’ll just set up a couple of cots in your daughter’s bedroom. Easy peasy.

    Watch in astonishment how the “national conversation” turns on a dime. It’s magic, I tells ya.

    • LOL: byrresheim
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  127. Polynikes says:
    @John Gruskos

    Sounds like you a have a problem with democracy. Trump, for all his faults, has been pushing immigration reform. None of the other Republicans in congress bought in.

    Rome is nearing the end of the republic.

    • Replies: @John Gruskos
  128. Mr. Anon says:
    @IHTG

    Jared Kushner is in charge.

    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @Clyde
  129. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous

    He (Bernie) also came out in support of letting currently incarcerated felons vote, from prison.

  130. AndrewR says:
    @KenH

    You underestimate how much his fans love him. You seem to be mistaking your own thoughts for reality. “If he blows it then I won’t vote for him, therefore no one else will”

    • Replies: @KenH
  131. Mr. Anon says:
    @IHTG

    If Trump wanted to play to the middle, he would have exchanged a 3 million+ DACA amnesty for $25B for the wall back in 2017.

    In 2017, he had a Republican Congress. A Republican Congress shouldn’t have to be offered DACA in exchange for a Wall. A Republican Congress shouldn’t be voting to legalize illegal aliens ever.

    • LOL: IHTG
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  132. @IHTG

    Israel’s Southern border has a wall.

  133. Mr. Anon says:
    @IHTG

    Yup. Not pandering to his base enough is NOT Donald Trump’s electoral problem.

    I didn’t vote for Trump in order to be pandered to. There were plenty of other Republican candidates who would have done that. I wanted real subtantive action on an issue of national importance.

  134. Mr. Anon says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Rumor has it she’ll be replaced by either Billy Martin or Reggie Jackson.

    Hah! Astute observation. Those two New Yorkers – Trump and Steinbrenner – do seem to have a lot in common, in temperment anyway.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  135. @Simon

    Kansas is a wierd place. It has that “Midwestern nice” thing going.

    I live in rural Oklahoma and there is a big difference between Okies and Kansans. Rural Okies are hard edged rednecks. There is very little difference between rural Okies, Texans, and Arkansans. Kansans are probably more like people from Iowa or Minnesota.

    Bottom line is Kobach is in the wrong state. He would have won easily in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas.

    • Replies: @Simon
  136. Alfa158 says:
    @Anonymous

    That tweet makes no sense. Stephen Miller is in favor of protecting the borders and restricting immigration. Attila the Hun fought for no borders at all, and the freedom for his horde to sweep unimpeded across Asia and Europe. They are on opposite sides of the immigration issue.
    Does having a blue check mean you have been lobotomized?
    Wait, come to think of it, after seeing the things typically written by blue checks, that is pretty much effectively what it means.

  137. Mr. Anon says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    I can see why there’s high turnover at the TSA. It’s a pointless and degrading job.

    Not if the point is to degrade people.

  138. @Harry Baldwin

    They seem surprised that the zippers of jeans are made of metal and show up on a scanner. Then they panic as they grope into your pants looking for that Ruger or Ka-bar. Fortunately it’s just someone’s plumbing of flesh and a regular pair of pants. You’d think they’d have this figured out after pawing at the 10,000th person, but they have to keep checking.

  139. IHTG says:
    @IHTG

    “Playing to the middle”:

  140. IHTG says:
    @IHTG

    “Playing to the middle”:

  141. @Yag

    Why just tax money sent to Mexico? what about the Philippines and India and China and Russia and a zillion other countries? We have renters that are constantly late on their rent, but they have the means to send hundreds of dollars a month back to the Philippines.

    All these immigrants here are supposed to be a big boon to our economy, and I don’t doubt that some of them contribute a lot, but far too many of them are sending every extra dollar back to the old country and that doesn’t help us at all.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  142. Clyde says:
    @Handle

    Trump realizes that it’s become an absurd constraint when no one but a fifth columnist could win a vote, and he doesn’t need confirmations anyway – everybody can be ‘acting’ for a while, then ‘senior official performing the duties of …’ practically indefinitely.

    Acting is the key. Trump has to start appoint many excellent people as “acting”, starting with the open DHS slot. The Senate Dems and Republicans are self serving skunks. So Trump’s end run around this joke called Senate confirmation is appointing “acting” people in crucial Administration slots. “Acting” is good for 18 months.

    Trump’s Cabinet Is Increasingly Bare
    Kirstjen Nielsen is out at Homeland Security. Don’t expect a replacement any time soon.
    By Jonathan Bernstein
    April 8, 2019
    It’s now been more than a year since Trump had a full, confirmed cabinet, something he’s only had for about four and a half months of his presidency. He’s unlikely to change that any time soon.
    Meanwhile, there’s still no nominee for secretary of defense. Later this week, Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan will have served longer than all previous acting defense secretaries put together. Granted, there were only two of them, but that’s because every previous president has treated the position as a priority. __________ https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-08/donald-trump-s-cabinet-is-increasingly-bare

  143. Clyde says:
    @Ed

    Many on this board are so delusional. There is not an American politician alive that would do the things Trump has done in support of immigration restriction, none.

    Republicans tend to wilt under the first intense backlash to their policies from the media. Trump shut down the govt over immigration, launched the travel ban, reduced the refugee program, ended TPS, introduced legal immigration reduction and has increased legal immigration.

    All of these things he done brought intense media backlash and considerable Republican objection. Yet on this board some sneer he’s a cuck. They’re idiots and if the Dems win I don’t want them whining about immigration and demographics.

    Agree 1000%. Trump being assaulted from all directions- Few people could withstand this.
    Judges who negate his Presidential directives on zero legal basis.
    Useless Republicans in Congress
    Mueller’s phony Russia collusion investigations…that morphed into destroying, bankrupting people working for Trump
    Now we have ongoing investigations of everything Trump by Dem lead House committees
    House committee demanding Trump’s tax returns.
    Hideous pig Jerome Nadler and hideous Schiff on TV soon. Bug eye Adam Schiff, the House’s biggest liar and propagandist on non-existent Russian collusion.
    The black woman who is the NY State Attorney General probing all Trump’s past business dealings.

  144. Clyde says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Mexicans are crazy nationalistic when it comes to their shithole’s sovereignty. A better idea would be to stop these Central American caravans at the Southern Mexican border with Guatemala and Belize. Send US troops there to interdict would be invaders. That Mexican border with Guatemala and Belize looks to be 500 miles long. https://www.bing.com/maps?q=mexico&PC=U316&FORM=CHROMN
    Southernmost Mexico is Mayan Injun territory, thus outta sight and outta mind to the Central Gov’t in Mexico city. Mexico’s white ruling class never thinks about southernmost Mexico and are repulsed by the Indians there. So the US should finance Mexican army operations there and send 10,000 US troops too. They can get in some jungle warfare training.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  145. @40 Acres and a Kardashian

    If he goes after Jews, he gets labelled the new Father Coughlin. And then the Jews come after him full force. He’s already dealing with enough of the Left coordinated against him, I don’t blame him for being quiet on the JQ. He goes after Soros daily, he’s fighting the good fight there, he’s just avoiding making it a JQ thing to avoid a bloodbath. Sometimes you have to pick your battles, even at his level.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  146. I am really sick of both major parties.

    No matter what you think of the Malthusian ideas, overpopulation is a huge problem.

    With overpopulation, we get mass migrations, higher housing costs, lower wages, more pollution, suburban sprawl with longer commutes and more traffic jams, lowered levels in the aquifers— which cannot easily be replaced.

    These were issues pointed out by people like Gaylord Nelson over 50 years ago. Note that Nelson was correct about almost everything related to the environment.

    How do the two major parties intend to fight overpopulation?

    The Republican Party wants to not only criminalize abortion, but make family planning more difficult to get. Not only in the US, but all over the world. Because there is no way all those extra kids in the Third World will ever come here, right?

    The Democratic Party wants increased immigration, especially of poor, unskilled fake refugees and many even want to abolish ICE.

    Then, there is the Catholic Church which wants to completely do away with family planning AND have open borders.

    This is like the crew of the Titanic fighting over who can be friendlier to icebergs.

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  147. @Massimo Heitor

    For those complaining about Trump’s performance: Democrats have a majority in the house, and when there was a slim Republican majority, many Republicans were fanatically opposed to any restrictionist immigration changes.

    Stop making excuses for Trump’s ineffectiveness. Part of being a good leader is highlighting problems in such a way that the politicians who oppose your policies pay for it at the polls. Another part of being an effective leader is putting the right people in the important jobs so that the bureaucratic procedures which do not need legislative or judicial input are all effectively used to alleviate the problem. Still another part of being an effective leader is pushing the more recalcitrant parts of your own party to get on board with the new policy direction.

    Trump has failed in all three of these areas.

  148. @IHTG

    This isn’t what playing to the middle looks like. You think so because you’ve spent too much time in right-wing echo chambers.

    Trump is loud as a leader, but his policies have been a throwback to the nineteen-eighties. There’s nothing new, except we now have a president who aggressively tweets about stuff other Republican presidents would’ve ignored.

    The problem is that when it comes to policy, Trump has not gotten anything new done. He doesn’t follow through on his controversial rhetoric, which is the rhetoric that got him elected.

    Instead, he falls back to standard GOP policies which got the Republicans into trouble in the first place. He’s cut corporate taxes, busted budgets with a lot of new spending, and seen the trade deficit explode to its highest levels, while at the same time his administration has seen illegal immigration get worse than it already was under Bush and Obama.

    If Trump wanted to play to the middle, he would have exchanged a 3 million+ DACA amnesty for $25B for the wall back in 2017.

    If this is playing to the middle, Trump is better off ignoring your political advice and returning to his 2016 form.

    • Replies: @MB
  149. @reiner Tor

    It’s not that hard to check and make sure the people you hire actually support your policies.

  150. @Ed

    Excuse me. I voted for this president. I would that it was on,y the wall that was at issue. The people he selected were his choices. And it was clear from the period before the campaign, during the campaign that he selected people who were in n o manner on board with him, nor his agenda.

    And many supporters myself included were troubled by those choices. And as it turned out that my giving him the benefit of the doubt turned against the agenda in full. n Sure the SP was an issue.

    But that was all the more why he should have selected men and women who were fully onboard.

    I don’t regret my vote. Things could clearly be worse. But my disappointment is palpable. And despite understand how a situational leader my operate, there is still deep disappointment. It is possible for him to turn it around, but given his tendency to fold exhibited from the start.

    It is not encouraging, but he should certainly get his ducks in order.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Ed
  151. IHTG says:
    @IHTG

  152. @Lagertha

    Yup. Women should not hold any position of power. The shaming and fake emotion of the paid protestors works on women. But not on men.

    That’s why McConnel basically told those protestors at the restaurant to fuck off, while the female gets all emotional.

  153. MB says: • Website
    @abigail_shapiro

    “they molest you Americans at the airport before your phoenix to dallas round trip flight.”

    Because we had a bunch of flights originating overseas that had some nuts on board that wanted to blow up the plane after 911 which was also some overseas nuts that were fast tracked into the country.
    So regular Americans got to put up with this E German police state horsesh*t.

    Can’t blame anything on or go after the overseas nuts/muslims.

    Makes sense to me.

    Only if you’re nuts.

  154. @istevefan

    I think Miss Coulter’s assessment here is accurate about taking responsibility for what is really a simple application of the law.

    It’s really very simple. Non-citizens have to abide by the rules. US and foreign business interests should abide by the rules.

    And should they decide they would rather go elsewhere, the president, governors, mayors and other elected representatives by US citizens, should politely bid them well. There are plenty of old and young eager businesses eager to replace their favored status.

  155. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    I don’t think that’s something we can do at this point.

    Horse. Door. Barn.

    That train already left the station…

    Where’s Bernie been for two decades? I’m so old I remember Bill Clinton talking about enforcing the border and opposing illegal immigration.

  156. anon[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @IHTG

    If Trump wanted to play to the middle, he would have exchanged a 3 million+ DACA amnesty for $25B for the wall back in 2017. He didn’t, and now the Kauses, Coulters and Girduskys whine that they didn’t get a wall. Sad!

    the way i heard it, that 3+ million DACA amnesty would have led to tens of millions more low IQ, high violence, high crime parasite trash thru chain migration

    so, no thanks

  157. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    In 2017, he had a Republican Congress. A Republican Congress shouldn’t have to be offered DACA in exchange for a Wall. A Republican Congress shouldn’t be voting to legalize illegal aliens ever.

    What about the filibuster?

  158. Forbes says:
    @istevefan

    WaPo’s Greg Sargeant: He’s incapable of understanding “why” his agenda is failing so miserably.

    Because the Deep State wants open borders to satisfy the cheap labor lobby (Chamber of Commerce) and the Democrats’ desire for new voters…

  159. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    But that was all the more why he should have selected men and women who were fully onboard.

    There are no such people in the professional ranks.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  160. Anonymous[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara

    He was married to a Jewish woman for years and has several Jewish children.

  161. Clyde says:
    @South Texas Guy

    Why can’t commenters on this site get it through their head that Kobach would never make through the senate? Yeah, he’d be great, but it’s not going to happen.

    You missed the word *acting* in my post. DJT has to subvert the Senator’s *confirmation process*, Senators who are subverting him. Trump appointing Kris Kobach as acting head of DHS is the winning way going forward. I rate 60-40 this will happen due to Trump needing winning on illegal immigration to win re-election. Trump needs to win in 2020 to keep all his enemy entities at bay. They cannot prosecute a sitting President. Entities being NY State Attorney General and the US Attorney’s office of the NY Southern district. They want to destroy Trump’s business aka The Trump Organization.
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  162. Clyde says:
    @stillCARealist

    We have renters that are constantly late on their rent, but they have the means to send hundreds of dollars a month back to the Philippines.

    Filipino ex-pats are all over. Many in the middle east, Europe and America. Remittances are a huge help to their families at home. My impression is they rarely suck off welfare here. Filipino immigration used to be 100% legal, these days they are not waiting around for years to come here legally via family reunification laws. Instead they flood in here illegally too.
    I view Mexico as an enemy and Central American asylum seekers, women w children, unaccompanied minors, as useless eaters. They are here for the welfare. I do not put Filipinos in this category.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  163. @Mr. Anon

    All credit goes to Steve Sailer.

    He wrote a while ago about Donald Trump’s admiration for George Steinbrenner. Steve explained that Mr. Steinbrenner can be considered to have been a mentor to the young Mr. Trump.

    I never would have had this thought if I hadn’t read Steve’s article.

  164. @Tiny Duck

    White light emanating from the supreme source illuminates everything and makes all colors visible. The colored stands to whiteness as the dependent does to the free, the servile to the sovereign.

  165. @Paleo Liberal

    I agree 100%.

    What happened to Malthus? Idiot economists talk as though there are no limits to growth. They’re already bemoaning the prospect of China’s not growing at greater than replacement levels in the future. How insane is that?

    • Replies: @res
  166. Rg border is a national security matter. It’s not a subjective issue. It does not need a congressional mandate or permission. The border exists. That’s fact. It marks territorial boundaries between two countries. The president is expressly tasked with managing that state of affairs. He is no adding a state. He is not disenfranchising a state. He is not encroaching on state authority. It is not an act of war, despite the fact that what is going on is a low level war.

    It is not as extreme as a five year moratorium on all immigration, which should been set in place after 9/11.

    It’s what should have been routine maintenance.

  167. Thinker says:

    WSJ reported 5 years ago that there were at least 500,000 Indian nationals in the country illegally by overstaying their visas. The number is sure to have gone up, I’m guessing to at least 1 million by now, and probably just as many illegal Chinese nationals in this country. We need a new immigration tzar that doesn’t just deport the illegal Central Americans, but also the illegal Chindians, Africans, Middle Easterners. It’s time to enforce the law before we turn into another shithole country from whence these people came.

    And Kris Kobach was absolutely right in calling for taxing foreign remittances. We need to tax all foreign remittances at 50%, and use that money to build the wall, hire 10,000 more ICE agents and sweep out all the illegals.

  168. @Guy De Champlagne

    I don’t trust anyone that doesnt believe believe in the primacy of regulating businesses and forcing them to use e-verify.

    Keeping that from happening is the Chamber of Commerce’s # 1 goal bar none. It would be very easy to use too. Ironically, the most humane solutions to stopping illegal immigration, e-verify and secure ID, are also the most effective ones.

  169. Thinker says:
    @Anonymous

    If Trump doesn’t get the border under control, there will be no second term.

    Ann Coulter is actually a lawyer. She knows her law.

  170. Flip says:
    @Bibi

    I think Putin is spot on when he says Deep State runs the U.S., not the U.S. president

    I think that’s been true since 1963.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  171. Thinker says:
    @Anonymous

    Bernie was also anti-H1b visa in 2015, he said it was a job replacement program for Americans. If he has the balls to go back to that stance and team up with anti-war Tulsi Gabbard I’ll consider voting for them. Trump is an abject failure when it comes to immigration, and his weasel SIL Jared is busy working on a mass Chindian importation plan with mass increases in H1b and green cards to please the tech plantation owners and the Koch brothers.

    • Replies: @M. Hartley
  172. El Dato says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    28-year-old golf pro Arie Irawan dies in hotel room at tournament

    Was he planning to inspect some voting machines a bit later?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  173. New Hampshire Would Welcome Ann Coulter To Give A Speech On America’s Future

    • Replies: @Thinker
  174. I complained last week to my brother, bemoaning the fact that President Trump isn’t getting anything done. “Oh, no!” he objected, “What about tax reform, reduced regulation, etc etc.?”
    “Without immigration enforcement – not reform, we already have the laws – the rest is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.”

  175. I’d tell her to not let the door hit her in the behind, but she apparently didn’t even succeed in building a door. Who needs a door when you don’t have a wall?

    America’s border reminds me of the “walls” of Les Nessman’s office in WKRP in Cincinnati, which were nothing more than tape on the carpet to outline where the pretend walls were.

  176. IHTG says:

    The Miller Purge:

    • Replies: @IHTG
  177. IHTG says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Then why was there the longest government shutdown in United States history? Get a grip man and support your leader.

    • Replies: @John Gruskos
    , @Mr. Anon
  178. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anon

    Medical treatment visas, speaking of them: I know a nurse who did a contract job at NYU medical center, where one of her patients was a Jamaican boy getting millions of dollars worth of cancer treatment at US taxpayers expense. That makes no sense. If American oncologists and nurses, etc. want to do pro bono work in Jamaica, fine. But billing the US government for it at American rates while Americans are paying through the nose for their healthcare is ridiculous.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  179. MB says: • Website
    @Harry Baldwin

    Flew for the very first time since TSA was instituted, couple of years ago, before they evidently cracked down on “pre check”.
    Got the expedited treatment somehow from online airline ticket purchase and only had to go through metal detector and baggage check.

    Young gal on baggage check wants to know if I want to go back through the whole rigamarole to save nailfile/knife on keychain or throw it away. Throw it away.

    So I’m a happy camper, but the eighty year old plus guy that got the full meal deal is stumbling around trying to hold up his pants with no belt and sit down and put his shoes back on. Really?
    This is what the land of the free and home of the brave has come to?
    Essentially harassing the elderly because some young muslim bucks flew an airplane into a building?

    Yeah, a belt is a weapon, but what did Victor Hermann say about the Russian prisons and prisoners having to hold up their pants all the time because they didn’t have a belt.
    It keeps the zeks occupied and unarmed?
    Evidently.

    We’ve come a long way, baby.
    And maybe not so far to go.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  180. MB says:
    @Pincher Martin

    “The problem is that when it comes to policy, Trump has not gotten anything new done. He doesn’t follow through on his controversial rhetoric, which is the rhetoric that got him elected.

    Instead, he falls back to standard GOP policies which got the Republicans into trouble in the first place. He’s cut corporate taxes, busted budgets with a lot of new spending, and seen the trade deficit explode to its highest levels, while at the same time his administration has seen illegal immigration get worse than it already was under Bush and Obama.”

    He got the “Remember JFK” phone call.

    • Replies: @Chick Gandil
  181. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Clyde

    If they care so much about their sovereignty, why are they ceding so much of it to drug cartels? We can help them with that. If having the U.S. military operate on their territory offends, use ex-US military mercs. They can wear sombreros if that soothes Mexico’s amour-propre.

  182. @karsten

    Even though white people are not officially represented by any organized ethnic mother-group like everybody else, they are much better informed now thanks to the internet and they vote so there is a real risk of an adverse reaction if Trump tries to offer a hollow solution. Thanks to Vdare and other sources, immigration is no longer an issue that a politician can BS on.

    A good example of this is e-verify. 10 years ago there was a major PR campaign to explain why it would not work because of “false positives”. The opponents of it no longer try to pedal that story and just go strait for the “your a bigot” strategy. Why? Because everyone knows it works. Same for a wall.

    I don’t think there is really any downside to Trump appointing Kobach to his administration. The fact that he already used him on his transition team is enough for his opponents to hate him anyway, even if they needed a reason, and appointing another DHS Secretary who just talks tough but drags her feet is certainly the greater risk, especially because he has already been fooled once.

  183. IHTG says:

    “Trump is a cuck!!”

  184. IC8 says:
    @Desiderius

    How autistic do you have to be to think immigration is some secret plot by women to get men with higher sperm counts? I thought it was about elites wanting votes and cheap labor, but nope, it’s all about sperm count and testosterone-levels, according to manosphere spergs.

    It’s interesting how many mra theories are based on acting like women are coldly calculating rationalistic cyborgs when the reality is the exact opposite, women are driven by emotion and conformity to social trends. These guys reduce everything to base biological functions because they’re too autistic to understand social/political dynamics.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  185. OT: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/08/us/felicity-huffman-guilty-admissions/index.html

    Looks like justice is not just for the little people. Stanford and Yale expelled the students who cheated.

  186. Difference maker: “Describe how you determine the difference between the patriot and the con artist. Trump is a national hero”

    For some people this isn’t easy. As that other great con artist/president Abraham Lincoln (still considered a national hero by most) said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time.” It was an apt description not only of his own supporters, but of Trump’s base too.

  187. IHTG says:

    And just like that, what Kirstjen Nielsen did achieve has been killed by a Ninth Circuit judge:

  188. Thinker says:

    Since Dec. 1st, 2018, i.e. in the last 4 months, Kirstjen Nielsen’s DHS has released 125,000 illegal aliens in to the country. She is an abject, abysmal failure. It’s about effing time she goes. Trump needs to quit fucking around and appoint Kris Kobach to head of DHS. He’s the only one who could save his presidency and the country at this point.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  189. @Jim Christian

    You fly weed from Massachusetts to Florida and not the other way around? Things have really changed.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  190. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @nebulafox

    Well, the executive could shut down the H2-B visa program instead of doubling it.

    Do they really have absolute discretion to shut it down?

    Another thing: Trump needs to get re-elected. Is that helped by creating a labor shortage among farmers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  191. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thinker

    Trump needs to quit fucking around and appoint Kris Kobach to head of DHS. He’s the only one who could save his presidency and the country at this point.

    Is Kobach much of a leader? Does he have charisma? Do people like him?

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  192. @IHTG

    This is nothing new. This pattern of judicial rulings on immigration predates the 2016 election by at least a couple of decades. Look at what happened to Prop 187 in California back in the nineteen-nineties.

    Trump needs to challenge the courts, and he needs to do so in such a way that the judicial elite begins to feel nervous about the likelihood that its authority and judgment will be broadly questioned because the American people side more with Trump on this issue than with the judges.

    That’s the only way to change the system.

  193. Anonymous[653] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    I don’t think any other staffer would have ripped apart Acosta in questioning the Lazarus poem like this.

    It is Trump who appointed Kushner and purged Bannon and others. Personnel is policy.

    • Replies: @IHTG
  194. Simon says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    Your thoughts on Kansans are appreciated, but I take no comfort in them.

    Kris Kobach, constantly name-checked on this site, widely regarded as something of a savior, or at least as Mr. Reliable when it comes to immigration, with his Harvard, Yale, and Oxford degrees and his five cute daughters, was soundly defeated last year by a Democrat woman in a heartland state like Kansas. And you assure me that, well, “he would have won easily in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas.”

    That’s not saying much. Those are pretty slim pickings! Even if you add to that list Idaho, the Dakotas, and maybe some states in the South, it just doesn’t paint a particularly inspiring picture of the American voter. The assumption — generally speaking — among commenters on this site seems to be that ordinary Americans, if only they had the chance, would tighten or close the border, and that they are continually being thwarted by the conniving elites in power.

    But when ordinary Americans in Kansas had the chance to do something about it… they punted.

    • Agree: IHTG
  195. @IHTG

    National security and immigration is at the disgression of the executive. And the immigration regulations make that very clear.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  196. @IHTG

    Judges don’t make law.

    There is no legal mandate for the US to hold immigrants in country as they wait for adjudication of their cases. We are nit required to hold in the US. The judge doesn’t get to rewrite the law. And the interpretation is clear — they can wait in their home countries.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  197. IHTG says:
    @Anonymous

    Bannon was politically incompetent. Miller survives because he knows how to operate. In fact Kushner considers him an important expert and sounding board on immigration. Does Jewish solidarity play a part? Maybe.

    • Replies: @anon
  198. @MB

    Sam Francis on ANARCHO-TYRANNY in 2004:

    We see the drift in this country, with the Patriot Act and its spawn at airports and in random searches of law-abiding citizens—all because our own overclass will not enforce standing laws against illegal immigration and does nothing to halt the transformation of American society by millions of aliens.

    Unwilling to control immigration and the cultural disintegration it causes, the authorities instead control the law-abiding.

    This is precisely the bizarre system of misrule I have elsewhere described as “anarcho-tyranny”—we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).

    Tweets from 2015:

  199. Thinker says:
    @Simon

    Lots of gaytards from CA have moved to Kansas in the last decade. They’ve “transformed” Kansas the way they transformed once conservative WA, OR and CO, i.e. into another liberal third world shithole.

  200. Thinker says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    I guess we just figured out why Trump wanted Kirstjen Nielsen to go, because she wasn’t releasing enough illegals into the country!

    Fuck Trump! He really is a goner. A total POS. If he doesn’t end this catch-and-release and allows Kushner to increase H1b visas, I’m voting for Bernie Sanders 2020.

  201. @MB

    He got the “Remember JFK” phone call.

    Yes, that’s more likely than him being just a lying con artist. It’s not like he was ever a real estate hustler, casino owner, pro wrestling magnet or anything like that.

    • LOL: Pincher Martin
    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @MB
  202. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @Simon

    it just doesn’t paint a particularly inspiring picture of the American voter.

    Maybe Kobach is more flawed than people on this site think.

    • Agree: Paleo Liberal
  203. @IHTG

    Yeah this will have some real teeth when agents aren’t cutting illegal aliens free on OR. Until then its got about as much punching power as his birthright EO.

  204. @Anonymous

    Met Kobach. He’s basically Tom Brady if Tom Brady had gone into politics. Strapping guy, lots of charisma. Kind of reminds me of Eisenhower with the “Aw shucks” hiding oodles of brainpower. Perceptive enough to know why he’s getting shut out due to Javanka.

    That was two months ago. Maybe he’ll get the nod.

    • Agree: Clyde
    • Replies: @Clyde
  205. Clyde says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Met Kobach. He’s basically Tom Brady if Tom Brady had gone into politics. Strapping guy, lots of charisma. Kind of reminds me of Eisenhower with the “Aw shucks” hiding oodles of brainpower.

    Kobach has five children. He needs to leave wife and them in Kansas and fly into DC five days a week. Kobch as acting DHS head is a great deal. Acting appointments are 18 months. K can clean up DHS. Line up a successor. Trump needs to do this and he will. This is a major truth test for Donald Trump. Ann Coulter will have a great, borders affirming reaction!

  206. Clyde says:
    @Chick Gandil

    This would be Trump as pro-wrestling magnate…..at least in your mind.

  207. Clyde says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Like that recent Jagger tune — You Gotta Get a Grip. You as in Mr Anon.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  208. @Polynikes

    There is more illegal immigration under Trump than there was under Obama.

  209. @IHTG

    Trump isn’t ours.

    He is a neocon warmonger who wants “the most legal immigration ever”, and on his watch there has been more illegal immigration than under Obama.

  210. Corn says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    “If there is a Democrat who is against open borders”

    Good luck with that. I wish.

  211. IHTG says:
    @IHTG

  212. Mr. Anon says:
    @IHTG

    Then why was there the longest government shutdown in United States history? Get a grip man and support your leader.

    Then why was there the longest government shutdown in United States history

    That’s a good question, given that Trump didn’t get jack out of it.

    Get a grip man and support your leader.

    The President isn’t “my leader”. No President is “my leader”.

    • Replies: @Pincher Martin
  213. Mr. Anon says:
    @Clyde

    You got the wrong song. Trump’s election represented

    that we might get control of immigration. He isn’t doing the job on illegal immigration. And he certainly isn’t doing it on legal immigration.

  214. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous

    Is that helped by creating a labor shortage among farmers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania?

    Who says there is a labor shortage? Maybe there is just a shortage of laborers at the rates the farmers want to pay.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  215. @EliteCommInc.

    correction: We are not required to hold anyone in the US

  216. Clyde says:
    @Simon

    Kris Kobach, constantly name-checked on this site, widely regarded as something of a savior, or at least as Mr. Reliable when it comes to immigration, with his Harvard, Yale, and Oxford degrees and his five cute daughters, was soundly defeated last year by a Democrat woman in a heartland state like Kansas. And you assure me that, well, “he would have won easily in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas.”

    How can you not vote for such a man? I hear the local rino Republicans sabotaged him. All in retribution because their rino jackass was defeated in primaries by Kris Kobach. I have to give horrible lefty women Democrats credit…and all over the US for networking. If you snooze you lose and this is what white men are doing when they are not out groveling to these moonbat pro abortion/open borders women. See Shiva the Hindu goddess who is a destroyer. I see parallels here.

    Shiva: Hindu God of Destruction
    http://www.thebuddhagarden.com/shiva-hindu-god-destruction.html

  217. MB says: • Website
    @Chick Gandil

    All of the above, all of the above.

    FTM lying con artist that he is, he seems to actually think there is something like the Deep State, Establishment, Powers That Be, fake news, propaganda etc.

    But we know that couldn’t be true because we’re not lying con artists.
    Maybe it’s time we started, though we’d probably never catch up to the master.

    cheers

  218. KenH says:
    @AndrewR

    Trump won four states by 80,000 votes. That’s a razor thin margin. He can’t afford to lose any support and already has with his endless flip flopping and dithering on core campaign promises. Some big named people with large followings have either turned against him or are now neutral which could hurt him come 2020.

    Your logic is simply “A segment of his base adores him unconditionally, therefore he’s likely to win re-election”. You haven’t put much thought into it other than seeing a recent campaign rally.

    If Trump wins in 2020 it will be largely because of the insanity and radicalism of the Democrat candidates, so voters will scared into be choosing the lesser of two evils instead of voting for Trump as most were doing in 2016.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  219. @Mr. Anon

    The President isn’t “my leader”. No President is “my leader”.

    Hear, hear.

    I heard the same refrain during the Bush administration, and it was always used as an excuse to tolerate shitty policies.

  220. @Anon

    I like this idea.  No chance of happening, but I do really like it.

  221. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I am sad that Unz has decreed that I can give only one LOL per hour, and someone else has already gotten it.

    • Replies: @byrresheim
    , @res
  222. Hibernian says:
    @Simon

    The David Hackett Fisher Albion’s Seed explanation of different American subcultures is overrated. Parts of Oklahoma were settled by Kansans. Iowa is in the Yankee belt, but is not as liberal as Wisconsin, not to mention Minnesota, because it is rural. Kansas has part of the Kansas City metro area and Johnson county is the home of moderate Kansas Republicans. Urban vs. rural explains a lot.

    • Replies: @Mis(ter)Anthrope
  223. @Dave Pinsen

    It’s beyond ridiculous.  It should be a felony.

  224. @EliteCommInc.

    There is no such English word as “disgres” so there is no modified version “disgression”.  What you meant was “discretion”, but you were too clueless about the language to figure it out.

    Keep proving that you’re Black… like anyone doubts it at this point.

  225. @Hibernian

    I’m not basing my opinion on Albion’s Seed. I live in rural Oklahoma and have spent a lot of time in Texas and Arkansas. I haven’t spent much time in Kansas, but I have been around a lot of Kansans. Even rural Kansans are no where near as hard edged as rural Okies, Texans, and Arkansans.

    I do agree with you about the urban/rural divide. Okahoma City and Tulsa have way too many SJW types these days. Although both cities also have a large UAB and Irish Mob presence as well. White guys who have spent time in Oklahoma prisons are rough characters.

    As a criminal defense attorney, I deal with them pretty regularly.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  226. @Flip

    My guess is that there were many failsafes implemented to keep Truman from breaking anything and each successive President who could be considered plausibly dangerous served as an excuse for another layer to be added.

  227. @R.G. Camara

    President Trump’s results were within the margin of error of corporate polls.
    a) the polls themselves were not deceiving, their mainstream interpretation was.
    b) demographic reform works, that it will turn against its instigators is no solace. Expect more immigrant vote every time from now on.

  228. @Mr. Rational

    So true.
    Two per hour!
    Please!

  229. @Thinker

    I spent much of the last presidential campaign hoping and praying for a matchup between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

    Is it too soon to start hoping again?

  230. at this rate, it won’t be long before it would be more accurate to call it Homoland Security.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  231. @El Dato

    Was he planning to inspect some voting machines a bit later?

    They have voting machines in China?

    Well, maybe. I can see them building machines to cast the votes. An old tradition over there:

  232. @prime noticer

    at this rate, it won’t be long before it would be more accurate to call it Homoland Security.

    With the President protected by the Closeted Service.

  233. @Anonymous

    Is that helped by creating a labor shortage among farmers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania?

    Among factory farmers. Their workforce doesn’t vote.

  234. AndrewR says:
    @KenH

    Well I didn’t vote in the 2016 general because they had moved the polling place a mile down the road and I didn’t want to go out of my way to vote. I did vote in the primary for Trump, and I think I did so pretty enthusiastically. But sometime in the following eight months, Trump really disappointed me. I’m sure it was many things but the things I remember clearly were his silence when his supporters were attacked in Chicago and San Jose, and his silence when his fetal alcohol syndrome son Eric called for the murder of David Duke. But anyway, my point is that if someone was dopey enough to vote *for* him in Nov 2016 [had I bothered to vote, it would have definitely been against Hillary] then I can’t see why they wouldn’t vote *for* him next year. But it’s probably all moot because we know the Democrats WILL run on an insane platform, presumably with an insane candidate to boot.

  235. @Massimo Heitor

    Mark Krikorian is a grass fed Swamp City DC fake phony fraud cow who trims in a politically correct manner all day long.

    Mark Krikorian has no ancestral connection to the historic American nation. Coward go-along-to-get-along goons like Krikorian can get the Hell out of my Country as far as I am concerned.

    Trump is a treasonous rat who pushes mass legal immigration and illegal immigration.

  236. @Clyde

    Not so. Filipinos here (legally or no) enthusiastically import, both temporarily and permanently, their aged and ailing relations for advanced and expensive medical care. Indeed, this scam is a particular favourite of all Orientals, as is importing the unproductive, aged relations and signing them up for social security, Medicare, and all the other welfare meant for old Americans who actually helped pay for it while working as younger people….

  237. anon[137] • Disclaimer says:
    @IHTG

    In fact Kushner considers him an important expert and sounding board on immigration.

    yeah but what does Kermit the Frog think of him?

  238. @Mr. Anon

    I am so weary of the nonsense on this account. There is no such thing as a “labour shortage.”

    What is meant by fools and knaves when they speak of a labour shortage or insufficient labour is of course insufficient pay.

    There is not and never has been a lanour shortage in the history of the world any more than there has been a hamburger shortage because hamburgers were not being sold for less than they cost to produce. (Substitute any widget or service you like for “hamburger.”)

    I don’t get paid a thousand dollars per hour; there is an “employer shortage” and the government must take action!

    Rubbish.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  239. @Anonymous

    Blinders aren’t just for horses.

  240. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    “Just another soulless Swamp demon.”

    You mean patriot. Why don’t you actually serve in government and do something about our great land rather than bitch and complain how “terrible” things are.

    “And— if America is still around in 20 years”

    America will be around then. Bet you a sawbuck.

    “she’ll retire to Arizona, Virginia, or Florida thinking she accomplished something in her life.”

    By any metric, she has accomplished something in her life.

  241. res says:
    @ThreeCranes

    What happened to Malthus?

    Haven’t you heard? He was “debunked.” It seems that just because we have been successful at pushing the thresholds ever higher they no longer exist.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  242. res says:
    @Mr. Rational

    So Ron fixed whatever loophole you used before to work around the limit (cookies? that was you, right?) to give more frequent comment flags?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  243. Anonymous[153] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon

    Are Trump’s re-election chances helped by driving up costs to farmers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    , @Autochthon
  244. Anonymous[153] • Disclaimer says:
    @res

    Haven’t you heard? He was “debunked.” It seems that just because we have been successful at pushing the thresholds ever higher they no longer exist.

    What do you mean by “thresholds”?

  245. @Clyde

    Kobach was good on Tucker last night.

  246. Thus far no issue has caused me enough concern that my skin tone need be in the forefront. However, I appreciate the hen pecking my failure to proof read I alongside these other blacks according to your estimation, appreciate the spell checking.

    Alfred Mosher Butts

    William Faulkner

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Ernest Hemingway

    John Keats

    John Irving

    Jane Austen

    Fannie Flagg

    Albert Einstein

    Winston Churchill

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Agatha Christie

    John F. Kennedy Jr.

    W.B. Yeats

    Benjamin Franklin

  247. @res

    You got it.  The “comment_opinion” cookie used to be the limit on how often you could rate things.  (Which really pissed me off when something would glitch and NOT let me rate, and then lock me out for an hour anyway.)  Further, the cookie was copied with each tab you loaded; you could load a bunch of tabs with comments, and rate them all in minutes independent of any time restriction so long as you loaded those tabs when the cookie was expired or deleted.

    If you deleted the cookie you could get rid of the limits, especially (but not limited to) the limits imposed by the glitches.  Now the time limit is measured server-side.  The maybe-too-loose restriction has been replaced by a certainly-too-tight one.  This site would definitely benefit from a lot more ratings.  4x more would be just a beginning IMO.

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  251. @Anonymous

    Are Trump’s re-election chances improved by driving up the wages of farm workers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania and driving down the number of troublesome ESL kids in those workers’ children’s schools?

  252. @Anonymous

    Those chances sure as Hell aren’t helped by angering the far more numerous persons sick and tired of surging overpopulation with its concomitantly lower wages, more expensive realty, higher crime, and destroyed social cohesion all in order to appease those relatively few farmers, who are generally quite well off anyway and who already get enough cash and prizes from the government to make these creatures blush:

    And anyway, who the Hell cares about Trump’s chances for re-election? He’s a fraud. He won’t do anything meaningful in a second term just as he’s done nothing meaningful in his first.

  253. @Clyde

    You may have been on to something. I’m not sure if this was just 3-D chess hypothosizing, but I read an article that because Kobach has expressed interest in running for a upcoming vacant senate seat in 2020 (22?) Cocaine Mitch may twist the arms of some squishes to get Kobach confirmed and to get his preferred candidate elected in the senate.

  254. @PV van der Byl

    It’s an ounce, not a pound. Also, TSA Logan is run by the Commonwealth, not the Feds. They’re State employees in a weed-legal state. So they’re technically, legally, not allowed to stop small carriers. My goal is to get a little weed to a relative in Florida where the laws aren’t so friendly. Since no one is waiting at Tampa to bust me, it must be ok. I’m not looking to take weed from Florida, up to a New England region that is AWASH in marijuana already. I wouldn’t know where to find it in Florida, hence my trips down.

  255. @IC8

    Neither secret nor a plot.

    Merely instinctual. Many such cases in history.

  256. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    white supremacy effects everything

  257. Ed says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    He hired people that shared his immigration restriction agenda but they just didn’t go the extra step. It’s being rectified now.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/us/politics/trump-immigration-stephen-miller.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

  258. Ed says:
    @Jack Hanson

    He had to extend TPS due to a court order. In fact after this post, a black Obama judge ruled against Trump ending TPS said he was racist.

    The NYT seems to disagree with you that Trump isn’t doing enough from where they sit he’s doing quite a lot. I wonder if people know visas from countries that produce many over stayers have gone down?

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