Posts Tagged ‘Immigrants’

July 10th, 2024 - 6:49 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Do illegals vote?

No, illegals don’t vote, except in tiny numbers. Few things about U.S. elections are more true than this statement: Non-citizens can’t and don’t vote in federal and state elections. Voting by illegals is extremely rare and never affects election results. We’re talking about s[...]

May 8th, 2024 - 8:12 pm § in Politics, Republicans

MAGA Mike in hot pursuit of phantom voting fraud!

There’s no evidence illegals vote, but GOP Speaker “MAGA Mike” Johnson (photo, left) doesn’t need any evidence. He knows it “intuitively.” (Read story here.) His press conference on the Capitol steps on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, was as clownish as the movie scene be[...]

January 30th, 2023 - 4:43 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Fox host calls for Maginot Line on Canada border

“Fox News host Emily Compagno said that the United States needs a ‘fortified boundary’ or another type of wall on the northern border with Canada” because of increased border crossing, Raw Story reported on Monday, January 30, 2023 (read story here). The Maginot Line was a se[...]

January 20th, 2023 - 7:33 pm § in Business

Oklahoma pork plant fired worker, then called cops who killed him

Guymon, Oklahoma, is a town in the dusty Oklahoma panhandle. It was a dying town until the pork plant came in the 1990s. In 2014, an Oklahoma newspaper gushed (here), “On the northeast corner of town, cradled by a cluster of dilapidated trailer homes, sits a business that many credit for start[...]

January 28th, 2022 - 5:40 pm § in Politics

Not even butterfly rescuers are safe from Trumpers

Nobody is safe from these people, not even butterfly refuge workers. The National Butterfly Center (profile here) in Mission, Texas, announced it will be closed to the public during a nearby Trumper rally on the weekend of Jan. 28 – 30, 2022, due to “credible threats” of violence a[...]

July 16th, 2021 - 6:00 pm § in Law and Courts

A federal judge just ruled DACA is illegal; will it stick?

A Bush-appointed (i.e., conservative) federal judge in Texas issued an expected ruling on Friday, July 16, 2021, declaring that the Obama-era DACA program, which shields immigrant minors illegally brought to the U.S. by their parents from deportation, is illegal. However, the judge stayed immediate [...]

March 17th, 2020 - 1:43 am § in America

St. Patty’s Day: Why is the Medal of Honor so IRISH?

“Of the 3,515 Medals of Honor awarded by the United States, some 2,018 have gone to Irish-Americans, according to Patrick McDermot of Irish Veterans Post 2, created in Tampa in 2017.” Perhaps there are lessons here for today’s immigrant-haters. And yes, America’s highest award for combat[...]

March 6th, 2019 - 6:35 pm § in America

SCANDAL: Trump’s Border Patrol blacklists, arrests, and questions reporters, lawyers, and activists it doesn’t like

“Customs and Border Protection has compiled a list of 59 mostly American reporters, attorneys and activists for border agents to stop for questioning when crossing the U.S-Mexican border at San Diego-area checkpoints, and agents have questioned or   arrested at least 21 of them,” NB[...]

October 30th, 2018 - 7:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Should children of illegals born in the U.S. be citizens?

Under current law, they are, based on a Supreme Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment dating back to the 19th century. But some conservatives want to challenge that interpretation. Their argument that the 14th Amendment doesn’t necessarily confer citizenship upon everyone born on U.S. soil ha[...]

August 13th, 2018 - 3:38 pm § in Donald Trump

What makes someone an American?

Floyd Gibbons (1887-1939) was a war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune whose reporting turned Belleau Wood into legend. Badly wounded himself in the first days of the battle, he filed his most famous dispatch from a hospital bed. It is a story about immigrants: Most of the U.S. Marines who fought[...]