Donald Douglas asks if Israel (is) losing the propaganda war.
Several sites on our blogroll have been writing about the Republicans in Congress and their position on how we deal with the illegal immigration problem, including Jennifer Davis, My “Clash” with the GOP-Amnesty may be the last straw and Dejah Thoris, Spineless Crap Weasels, AKA House Leaders, Support Amnesty on the Victory Girls, The Pirate’s Cove, Anonymous Republican Sees Racism In Immigration Opposition, and Patterico, GOP Declaration of “Principles” Regarding Immigration. I’m as Republican as anyone, but we’re about to do with Hispanics just what was done with blacks: give the Democrats a lock on 90% of their votes. The Hispanics are here, and they are not going away, period, and anyone who thinks they are is obviously using the recreational pharmaceutical legalized in Colorado.
Even if we manage to find a way to keep the illegal immigrants themselves from ever voting, their children are here, they are being born here, as American citizens, and they will be able to vote. If the GOP ever wants anything more than 10% of their votes, the GOP has to get on board, now, on getting these people legal. Arguments that “illegal means illegal,” and that “we can’t reward criminals” sound great, but they are completely impractical here: we can argue and argue those points, right up until the Hispanic immigrants’ votes are locked up by the Democrats, at which point it won’t matter whether we are right or not; we’ll be so far out of power that our positions will be meaningless.
We’ve had many episodes of trying to exclude immigrants in our past, from “no Irish need apply” to restrictions on Chinese “coolies,” and none of them have ever worked; why should we think that trying to exclude Hispanic immigrants would work any better?
From The Pirate’s Cove:
Strange: Study Finds That Liberals Drink Lots More Alcohol
By William Teach February 1, 2014 – 10:51 am
This probably has something to do with all the studies that find, again and again and again, that liberals are less happy than Conservatives.
More at the link. I’d add that while it’s true that conservatives are happier than liberals — knowing that we are responsible for our own lives, and not always blaming someone else for our problems means that we believe we can fix our own problems, and aren’t being held down by others — liberal “thinking” shows clear signs of alcohol incapacitation.
Donald Douglas pointed to an article which utterly devastates MSNBC’s (since retracted) tweet about evil right-wingers hating a commercial, because it included a bi-racial family.
MSNBC hates this: More conservatives than liberals belong to biracial families
Maybe MSNBC will hate this, but everyone else will go aww. More conservatives belong to biracial families than do progressive liberals according to left wing biased Washington Post. Even more painful for the race hustling left is that it was revealed by the replacement of far left nutjob Ezra Klein who leftists adored so much while at the Post.
Indeed, among families with step-children or adopted children, 11 percent of conservatives were living in mixed race households compared to 10 percent of liberals living in mixed-race households.
Similarly, 9.4 percent of Republicans living in step- or adopted families were in mixed-race households, compared to only 8.8 percent of Democrats in such families. (Again, this small advantage for Republicans is not large enough to be statistically significant).
An even bigger gut punch to MSNBC and race hustling progressive liberals is that most biracial families are in red, conservative states. Leftist, Northeastern states are more likely to be have lower rates of interracial marriages. I guess that’s just progressive liberal Democrats keeping alive those old KKK days. Not all Democrats were KKK, but all KKK were/are Democrats you know.
More at the link. But, just in our too-small readership at The First Street Journal, your Editor’s father was Portuguese while his mother was as lily-white English as you can get (that would qualify as an Hispanic/white marriage, which would make me bi-racial if I really cared about such things, Yorkshire has an Asian (adopted) granddaughter, and Hoagie’s wife is Korean, and none of us care in the slightest!
Karen, the Lonely Conservative, noted a poll which has NBC News and the MSNBC cable network as the least trusted source of information. Given MSNBC’s recent gaffes, that result is hardly surprising.
From Sister Toldjah:
#PPACT condom billboard at school crosswalk riles Memphis residents
Posted by: ST on February 1, 2014 at 11:34 am
The dodo birds at Planned Parenthood are at it again, taking their “message” too far by placing a condom billboard at an elementary school crosswalk in Memphis (hat tip):
(Memphis) A Planned Parenthood billboard has only been up a week in one South Memphis neighborhood, but some people there already want it to come down.
They say the billboard, which includes the message “Getting It On Is Free” and a picture of a condom, is too graphic.
“I was shocked. I was appalled that anyone would put up a picture of condom,” said Karen Wallace.
Karen Wallace works at a church nearby and has to drive by the billboard every day.
She said what is worse it’s right next to an elementary school cross walk.
“The graphic was not necessary the message was enough,” said Wallace.
A dad who saw the sign for the first time Thursday agreed and said it’s not something he wants his children to see.
“No! It ain’t nothing to send out to my kids,” said Rickey Munn.
You’d think Planned Parenthood would take into consideration community concerns, right? Wrong:
“A condom is not an explicit image it’s just a piece of latex and children see explicit images all the time on the internet, in commercials and in the movies. We are trying to promote healthy relationships and save lives,” said Ashley Coffield, CEO of Planned Parenthood Memphis.
It plans to put some more billboards in the spring.
A few of things here: First, if you think there’s no way in the world Planned Parenthood (and other “progressive types) would target kids in their approach to so-called “safe sex” information, read here , here, and here for your wake-up call. Second, for “enlightened” types who think this is much ado about nothing, y’all do know this is a bit different than just demanding that someone who is offended change the channel, right? Thirdly, consider the “Getting It On” Planned Parenthood campaign, the “Brosurance” campaign put on by left wing activists that basically portrayed women as sex addicts who should sign up for Obamacare, and then review Mike Huckabee’s “controversial” comments from a couple of weeks ago about how Democrats view women:
More at the link. At first this might seem like nothing, but Robert Stacey Stacy McCain has been all over the stories concerning how the left are tying to beak down barriers and sexualize children.
Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Darleen Click noted the story that the lovely Sandra Fluke is considering running for the congressional seat that the little troll, Henry Waxman, is vacating, and she came up with the best line of the day:
Oh goody, the headlines for elections to watch are to be dominated by two women, Fluke and Davis, who have nothing to run on but their vaginas.
The photo is from Patterico, and while some insist that the picture has been photoshopped, I think it just means he has thick fingers.
The final report on the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone Pipeline project has been released, and it states that any environmental damage is expected to be very minimal. One would think that President Obama would finally approve it, and the thousands of jobs it would create. L D Jackson noted that the President, who tells us that job creation is his most important objective, is in no hurry.
The left don’t want the pipeline built, because they are just overwrought that the Canadian tar sands oil will lead to more carbon emissions, but the State Department report noted that the tar sands project will go forward, and the oil produced would be used, by someone, somewhere, so those concerns are meaningless. Right now, the real concern is just who makes money off of it, and where will the jobs created be. A smart American would prefer that those jobs be created in the United States, and filled by American workers.
You know, it would be absolutely great if we had a completely independent, totally pollution-free, source of power we could use. Trouble is, we do not have such, in quantities which are able to generate more than a small fraction of the electricity we need. Our greatest resources are coal, petroleum and natural gas, and we have enough here, in the United States, to supply all of our needs, for decades, if we are allowed to develop them. Perhaps, decades from now, our ingenuity and engineering expertise will have allowed us to develop some great, future power source which will enable us to stop using combustibles for power, but we still need to get from where we are now, to that future.
A TRIP BACK IN TIME (MOONBAT HYPOCRISY ALERT)
I was rereading the comment section of this post yesterday whilst adding it to this one regarding comics writer Mark Millar being a socialist. Keep in mind the first link is from 2006, a little over seven years ago, to be more specific. One of things I complained about in the post was how Millar had Captain America kill his opponent, Colonel Abdul al-Rahman, who’s basically an Iranian counterpart to Cap. (In my original post, I referred to al-Rahman as the “MCA,” or “Muslim Country Analogue.”) And who commented about this? None other than Delaware Liberal’s Jason “Trust Fund” Scott:
A lot more at the link; this is a longer article than usual from Hube. Hube doesn’t seem to have much respect for Jason330, as he styles himself on his site. Mr 330′s standard response to disagreement is to call others names, which is fine — he can write an way he wishes — but he does seem to have a shortage of logic based arguments when challenged.
At any rate, that’s it for this week!