Save the chil-rens. Save the chil-rens. Save the chil-rens!
What nonsense. Hollyweird. The Mediacrats. Laura Bush (!)
They all want open borders and will do anything to get them. Lie. Steal.
Stay the course, President Trump. They won’t love you even if you fold.
Author Keith Bowden’s superb writing is what carries this extraordinary story of mountain biking/raft- and canoe-cruising of the Rio Grande from El Paso in far west Texas to Brownsville on the Gulf of Mexico.
His encounters with riverside Mexicans, thanks to his fluency in Spanish, are fascinating. Although he had previously lost his young daughter to cancer, one likes to think her spirit was with him over the loneliest stretches of the river’s wilderness.
The urban sections of the river, from Laredo to Brownsville, are equally compelling thanks to his linguistic ability, but it’s the upper reaches of the river where he goes for days without seeing anyone that make the tale.
“Our southern border is safe and sound. That’s what I found tracing it by bicycle. The one thing I didn’t find on the border that I expected to find everywhere, growing like scrub brush in the desert, was anger. I assumed Mexicans would be angry with Americans, intruders like me. I assumed Texans would be angry with Mexicans. I was wrong on both counts. These are generous people with centuries of a shared culture.”
A good read.
Via The Weekly Standard
The WSJ’s Best of The Web argues for more legal immigration based on an historically-low birth rate for American women:
“American women are having children at the lowest rate on record, with the number of babies born in the U.S. last year dropping to a 30-year low, federal figures [show]…
“The general fertility rate for women age 15 to 44 was 60.2 births per 1,000 women—the lowest rate since the government began tracking it more than a century ago…”
With European women likewise giving birth at historically low rates, the West’s declining (and simultaneously aging) population should be grounds for statistical worries, yes, but more immigration? When unemployment among blacks and legal Hispanics is at an all-time low? Maybe not.
A Mexican mayonnaise festival.
Me and Barbara Ellen skipped the tacos today in favor of Chinese.
“California has one quarter or more of America’s illegal aliens – as well as one third of the entire nation’s welfare recipients. With a population more than 40 percent Latino, it has become Mexifornia.
“The new California motor-voter registration law that took effect April 1 transparently is intended to enfranchise illegals, who vote 2-1 for the ruling Democratic Party, in order to dissolve the American nation into a borderless, bankrupt, bilingual backwater ruled as a colony by a global progressive government.”
So, with this metaphorical first shot at Fort Sumter, this transparent secession, will Trump send in federal troops to take over Sacramento and restore constitutional order?
Via American Thinker
UPDATE: More than a million illegals have received Mexifornia driver’s licenses.
Hey, but it wasn’t in that omnibus budget the Congress just passed and The Donald signed. No? Guess again.
It was buried under Defense Appropriations. All $1.6 billion of it. What is a border wall if not Defense and National Security? The Dems had to pass the bill to find out what was in it. Now they have.
Via Thomas Wictor at American Digest.