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A retired Army officer with three terriers.
Interests: History (all kinds), theology, literature, cowboy boots, the War Between the States, Norwich Terriers.
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TTG Who would have told him to fold them? Who?
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Jubilation! - TTG at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Allen is a Borgist.
Lars Not an evangelical preacher? "real estate deals and betrayals." Maybe your mother would punish you for this but these are not impeachable offenses. Ah, I forget the Democrats are going to impeach whether or not it is justified by anything other than their political ambition.
stephanie Turkey lacks the strength to impose a NFZ in Northen Syria against the Russians. A NFZ, like a blockade, must be enforced to be effective. This is not a board game. An Article 5 action is not applicable outside the sovereign territory of the NATO member.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly reached an agreement with Damascus on the situation in northern Syria; The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) started entering the SDF-held area around Manbij. SAA units will reportedly enter Kabani and move further; Turkey-led forces... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
CK Amash is of Arab descent. Why would he like Trump?
lars Yes, the Trump University was a scam. His wives have all done quite well financially rom being married to a man incapable of marital fidelity. The Post's view of what are lies and what are exaggerations is simply political polemic. What do you do or did to make a living? Evangelical preacher maybe?
TTG "4 to 5 million immigrants, political refugees and economic migrants." per year. In ten years that would be 40 to 50 million people who will need various kinds of financial support, medical care, education, etc,. Why not just send the money to Central America ,etc. and have the US embassy there distribute it. Ah, I forgot we have been doing that in Central America since the Kennedy Administration. I helped give out the money back then.
TTG "farmers facing consecutive years of crop failures and starvation economic opportunists." We cannot assume responsibility for all the unortunate o the world.
TTG An "asylum seeker" is someone who has not yet been granted "refugee" status. It has been our law that economic migrants are not "asylum seekers" who will be granted refugee status so that they can lead better lives. I take it you want to change that law. Your earlier comment about quadrupling the number of legal permanent immigrants clearly had nothing to do with "refugees." Are you now saying that we should admit 5 million economic migrants as refugees every year?
lars "with decades of documented fraud and lies" Unless you provide a detailed list of his "documented fraud and lies" for our disputation you are just another Schiff or Pelosi.
TTG "I think controlled immigration could quadruple without ill effect, especially if resettlement is handled smartly rather than imprisonment at the border." You seem to have confused legal immigration and the faux asylum seekers at the border. Legal immigrants fly into an airport or drive up to the border and display their immigrant visa and are admitted to the US. They are then free to go wherever they like in the US. You seem to believe that all faux asylum seekers should be released into the US. after screening out criminals and the diseased.
All I remember Portland from my high school days in Maine in the 50s as a crumbling provincial city. Sanford, the crumbling little town I lived in was also moribund having lost its textile factories to North Carolina. The New People were the French Canadian mill and shoe factory workers. They were half the town and were in the process of taking over the government. The tension between the Yankees and the French was eventually resolved through intermarriage and out migration. My relatives on my mother's side have since nearly all moved away and show little affect of French-Canadian culture or language. Isn't that right, Babelfish? The town is still moribund but looks a lot worse (Googlearth) than it used to.
TTG If you are in favor of an end to regulating immigration and controlled passage of our borders then you are in favor of "hastening that outcome." Umberto Ecco thought attachment to tradition, religion and similar things were "fascist" but I do not., but then i did not grow up believing that I was being assimilated into American culture even though my mother was a working class immigrant from French Canada up north of Albany. I have not favored an end to controlled immigration. Our law brings 1.2 million immigrants into the US each year. I think that is enough. Nor have I desired an end to giving TRUE refugees like your grandparents asylum but most of the people claiming refugee status now are economic migrants falsely claiming to be refugees from oppression. If economic deprivation is allowed as a basis for asylum, half the world will flee to the US and we will not be able to absorb them. They will absorb what is left of us, We will become what California is becoming. Am I correct in thinking that your acceptance of an ROTC scholarship after the VN war had ended was part of your process of assimilation? You and your father were both born in the US?
Seamus Padraig Is it not in the "deal?"
China Trade: We are calling it Phase One and the Chinese media are calling it a pause in the trade war. Both of those work for me. We will see if the 2nd phase yields fruit like, a halt to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
JSoban i don't see what makes Matt Taibbi a "far left" person. Is it that he is of Palestinian ancestry?
odman22 Yes, but the president can fire them at will for anything or nothing. Because Yovanovich is a civil servant she could be removed from the position but not from her employment without a "due process."
Inquiring Mind "the Department of State did not register disapproval of her dismissal" How would they do that? Hold a press conference and denounce the president? They are altogether the president's subordinates.
Peterhug That is not true. This is not a parliamentary system of government. A judgment of malfeasance by both houses is required to remove a president or anyone else from office.
Ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the president. If Trump pressed State to dismiss the woman ambassador to the Ukraine, he was merely being polite. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Babak very like what the Jews say.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Heresy? Or new dogma? at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Harlan Easley Far too cryptic.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Heresy? Or new dogma? at Sic Semper Tyrannis
xenophon Means what?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on BOHICA Update - TTG at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Babak "Injil" translates for us as "Gospel," the Good News. I have had orthodox Jews maintain to me that the Injil as we have it now is a distortion of early Christian teaching. My question for them would be - how do they know that? Mark is apparently the oldest of the four canonical Gospels. It seems to date from around 60 AD and was probably composed by the Apostle Mark.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Heresy? Or new dogma? at Sic Semper Tyrannis