A Wednesday rundown

AT 8:30 A.M., I was parked in my post-pajama attire outside a tire outlet on the ring road with the intention of buying four new tires.

I arrived just moments before the joint opened and purchased Goodyears. My previous tires lasted the kilometer equivalent of about 30,000 miles and 2.5 years. I would have preferred more of both those measures. This new set cost the peso equivalent of about $367 U.S.

Having no point of comparison, I don’t know if that’s good or bad.

The new tires mean one thing:  I will be keeping the 2009 Honda indefinitely, not switching it for a new Kia Soul, which I’d been thinking of doing.

The Honda runs fine, so …

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Perhaps you know that a cabal of social media providers simultaneously threw Alex Jones, the Infowars fellow, into oblivion this week for no reason other than they do not like what comes from his mouth.

This is a very bad thing.

Jones is an objectionable fellow, I’ll grant, but the left-wingers crushed him because they disagree with his opinions. I heard something interesting this morning. It’s that virtually all of the world’s social media comes from within 300 miles of San Francisco.

Chew on that.

Some are calling Jones the canary in the mine.

Though Trump sits in the Oval Office, the Bolsheviks still control most of the important sectors of society in the Western World.

It’s a good time to be old and approaching death.

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It’s a lovely, cool August day here. After picking up the Honda at 10 a.m. and smooth-riding back to the Hacienda on new rubber, we ate cereal. My child bride cooked pinto beans for lunch this afternoon. We always have roasted chicken and beans on Wednesday.

I showered and dressed, did some plant trimming in the yard, swept the veranda, and now I’m going to the Jesus Patio and put my feet up.

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The news from yesterday was that I had a gold crown fall off one of my back molars. A few hours later I walked into a dental office on Romero Street, and a pretty young dentist reconnected it lickety-split for about $15 U.S.

 

Immigration versus illegal aliens

LEFTISTS ARE skilled at messing with your mind, so being alert is crucial.

I have touched on this matter before, but it’s important enough to revisit. A yuge issue in the United States, the issue that fuels the border wall debate, is that of illegal aliens, people who sneak into the United States, i.e. law-breakers.

Another issue, related but very separate, is that of immigration, the legal process by which foreigners apply for permission to relocate to the United States.

Sensible citizens support immigration of talented people who improve society, and they oppose immigration of people who will be a drain on society. To make this distinction, the nation has an approval process. The legal system of immigration must discriminate in favor of the good.

Often it is wise to discriminate.

Leftists, who are very sly with words, do all they can to blur the distinction between the criminality of illegal aliens and the legal immigration process run by the U.S. State Department.

The most common trick is never to utter illegal immigration at all. They simply say immigration like it’s all one and the same.

Their purpose is paint people who oppose illegal immigration as people who oppose immigration in general. This smears all people who sensibly oppose illegal immigration with the label of xenophobe.

Crafty,  huh? And it works.

They love saying the United States is a nation of immigrants. Well, sure, it started as a nation of immigrants — centuries ago. There was no State Department or an immigration process. It was a completely different world which bears no relationship to 2018 whatsoever.

People toted muskets and wore bear skins.

Moving on to the Ellis Island days, those who arrived via ship and were approved entered the United States as legal immigrants. Legal.

Whenever you hear someone say, in the defense of illegal aliens, that the nation was built by immigrants, know that you are listening to mumbo-jumbo mouthed by either leftists and/or people who lack cognitive abilities.

What prompted today’s polemic? A recent piece in The Washington Post pointing out that after President Reagan was shot in 1981, the medical team that saved his life included immigrant doctors.

Notice the craftiness here. 1. President Reagan was a fascist, of course. 2. In spite of his nastiness, noble immigrants saved his life. 3. Ergo, immigrants and immigration are good things.

That was the deliberate message of The Washington Post piece.

This, of course, has nothing whatsoever to do with the problem of illegal immigration because those doctors were undoubtedly legal immigrants, but the left loves mixing everything together.

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One must be alert to their word games. They could have taught Joseph Goebbels a thing or two. Don’t think I am overstating this.

So the next time someone points out that the nation was built by immigrants or that Ronald Reagan was saved by immigrants, look him straight in the eye and ask: What’s your point?

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(Note 1: Another of their word games is calling themselves “liberals.” Perhaps we’ll revisit that falsehood in the near future.)

(Note 2: Today is Cinco de Mayo, the date on which we gave an army of French illegal aliens without visas in Puebla a good ass-whupping as they richly deserved.)

The left’s incredible crassness

I BELIEVE IT started with Barry Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. At least that’s when I first noticed it. Stunning campaign crassness.

Of course, it’s a reflection of today’s culture, this endless crudity.

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner, a love fest of the leftist media, took place the other night and, yet again, President Trump declined to attend. But, astoundingly, some members of his administration did show up.

One was Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Some gal named Michelle Wolfe, a potty-mouthed comedienne, was the headliner. She unleashed unrestrained profanity against the president and others in the White House. The leftist media, one assumes, chuckled away.

Wolfe made fun of Sanders’ appearance while Sanders was sitting there right in front of her. What kind of person does that? No one with an iota of class.

Not her politics or job performance, but her appearance!

No one would have acted this way at a Republican dinner or any dinner where participants possess good breeding, that their mamas raised them right.

I couldn’t help thinking back to the months leading up to Barry Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012. At least two online videos, professionally produced and starring showbiz stars Samuel L. Jackson and Sarah Silverman, hyped Barry’s re-election with a stunning, over-the-top, spewing of profanities.

You can see them here and here. Brace yourself.

These videos, one imagines, were not made by Barry’s campaign. I hope not. That would have been exponentially worse. But it reflects the character of leftists.

Every day provides new reasons to rejoice that Hillary went down in flames. And that Barry and Michelle are out of the White House.

And that I’m out of the newspaper business.

Reconnecting with old compadres

RECENTLY I OPENED a Facebook page in my real name. I’ve been in and out of Facebook for years, mostly out. It can be a useful and fun tool, but its primary value for me is to see what folks I once knew are doing these days.

(Few, if any, are having anywhere near the fun I’m having.)

Many of these reconnections have been with people I worked with in the newspaper world. I have been saddened by this.

While it is common knowledge that those in the media are flaming leftists, for some reason I have been surprised — shouldn’t have been — to see that my old compadres are firmly in that category.

Their FB posts are unrelenting Trump Hate. Luckily, I decided before reentering the FB world that I would not touch politics. I failed in that resolve only once so far, and that was a link to a story about Trump’s hand in getting the first black woman promoted to Marine Corps general.

Nary a one of my former coworkers responded to that one. Of course, it flies in the face of what they all “know,” that Trump is a vile racist.

There is no evidence of his being a racist, of course. Quite the contrary. But all of those suffering from what has been dubbed Trump Derangement Syndrome know without a doubt he’s a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe, just a crude man in general. Like the racist charge, there is no evidence of any of this.

On the crudity issue, they base their opinions on that famous recording of Trump in a locker room in which he referred to grabbing, well, you know. The fact that Bill Clinton got a BJ in the Oval Office from an intern slattern is ignored.

None of the sex business bothers me at all. Men in high places have always used that power to attract very willing women. It’s human nature.

As the French politician Marine Le Pen has noted, There is no more Right or Left. There are only Globalists and Nationalists. I think that is correct, and much of the anti-Trump hysteria comes from his belief in national borders and the need to protect them.

Living in another nation with a drastically different culture opens one’s eyes to the fact that cultures can be stunningly incompatible. There are two points to be made. One is that differences are good and interesting, so trying to blur the lines is bad. Do we really want a one-world culture? Secondly, some cultures are inferior. Do those in positive cultures want to poison themselves?

The classic, modern example, of course, is Western Europe’s opening its borders to Mohammedans, something Europe is coming to regret in a grand way due to the Mohammedan culture’s being all the things that leftists loathe.

Logic is not their strong suit.

And assimilation is not Mohammedans’ strong suit, to state it mildly.

I read FB posts of my former compadres, reeking of Trump loathing, but I see no reasons stated. They simply believe it because everyone they know believes it. Group-Think. They have tasted the Kool-Aid, and it is savory.

Unlike so many on both Right and Left, I do not “hate” people who disagree with me on political matters. With some exceptions, I believe them to be simply naive and misinformed, primarily of human nature and history.

I wish everyone reacted in the same way to differences of opinion. So I wish all my former coworkers the best, that one day they will see the beauty of Trump’s brashness, and that he’s a breath of fresh air in the Oval Office.

Among his many positives is that he supports Israel — unlike his lamentable predecessor — the sole nation in the Mideast where women walk free, unmasked, unmutilated and unstoned.

He ain’t perfect, but he isn’t Hillary. Thank the Goddess for favors bestowed.

Nikki_Haley_official_photoOne day, the United States will get a woman president. May she be like Margaret Thatcher or Nikki Haley (left) whose maiden name was Nimrata Randhawa. How on earth did that xenophobe Trump install Nimrata in the United Nations?

Did it slip his mind that he’s a sexist xenophobe?

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(The Moon has a new look. I hope you find it appealing. Aside from the header photo, it’s really not all that different.)