Priorities

 

I had a boss who set forth many priorities for the next year. His boss told me that he was only concerned about three things and everything else was optional. In 2015, Mark Steyn mentioned that Trump was the only one of the seventeen Republican candidates emphasizing border security. He was elected and the establishment fought him tooth and nail. But he succeeded in greatly reducing illegal immigration.

Biden has opened up the border with Mexico and millions of unverified illegals are coming in freely. Some are being flown into the U.S. at our expense. The Republicans hold the House but have done nothing to secure the border. They haven’t tried to trade our number 1 priority for Democratic priorities. The leaders don’t care. Our number 1 priority of securing the border is something they use only as a slogan. What will they say when we have a 911-type of terrorist attack. I despair for our country. I’ve called repeatedly my representative Rob Wittman. In December, his staffer told me that the Speaker agreed that this was the last continuing resolution and border security was a top priority. I think that was several CRs ago. They continue to be concerned about Ukrainian border security and indifferent to our own. Americans were required to get the COVID jab; illegals were given a pass. I told NTers on Ricochet in 2020 that four years of Biden would lead to the destruction of our country. It’s happening and the Republican congressional leaders are twiddling their thumbs.

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  1. Saint Augustine Member
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    But no mean Tweets!

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  2. Sisyphus Member
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    But no mean Tweets!

    I’m not even on Twitter, and I miss them.

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  3. kedavis Coolidge
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  4. Chowderhead Coolidge
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    We just found some common ground. The overwhelming majority of congressional members only care about the correct talking point to use for the next election. 

    Richard Easton: What will they say when we have a 911 type of terrorist attack?

    They will blame republicans with some gaslighting remark and it will be accepted.

     

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  5. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Chowderhead (View Comment):

    We just found some common ground. The overwhelming majority of congressional members only care about the correct talking point to use for the next election.

    Richard Easton: What will they say when we have a 911 type of terrorist attack?

    They will blame republicans with some gaslighting remark and it will be accepted.

     

    Yep.

     

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  6. JoelB Member
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    Shortly before Biden’s inauguration, I recall seeing that a pastor had visions of Communist Chinese Army soldiers in the streets of America. It seemed a bit far-fetched then – not so much now. The potential for a coordinated effort that will dwarf 9/11 is very great and I don’t think the FBI could stop it or if they even want to.

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  7. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Unrepresented and despised by government . . . in the nation of my birth. Maybe the chaos on campuses and the trans-insanity will turn things around, but I don’t believe we’re voting our way out of this.

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  8. drlorentz Member
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    Most people in government have never had real jobs and have little contact with the real world as experienced by most citizens. When was the last time any of these Congress-critters, staffers, and other such reptilians shopped for their groceries, pumped their own gas, or fixed a toilet? My guess is just about never, and certainly not since they took up their positions.

    In a sane world, most of them would be qualified to operate the check stand at the local grocery store, especially now that the registers calculate the change — not that anyone pays with cash any more. One consequence of liberal democracy is the dumbing-down and lowering of standards to the lowest common denominator. The endpoint is a managerial elite that is completely disconnected from the populace. As Herb Stein observed, “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”

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  9. drlorentz Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Unrepresented and despised by government . . . in the nation of my birth. Maybe the chaos on campuses and the trans-insanity will turn things around, but I don’t believe we’re voting our way out of this.

    At this point, voting only serves to legitimize the Regime: “Our Democracy.”

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Taxation without representation. Hmmm. Where might that lead?

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  11. Barfly Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    Shortly before Biden’s inauguration, I recall seeing that a pastor had visions of Communist Chinese Army soldiers in the streets of America. It seemed a bit far-fetched then – not so much now. The potential for a coordinated effort that will dwarf 9/11 is very great and I don’t think the FBI could stop it or if they even want to.

    The borders have been open for three years. Many military-age Chinese men are reportedly among the millions who’ve entered. I think that pastor’s vision is already true. We shouldn’t expect them to don uniforms, but it would be foolish to not expect an attack from them.

    Their window of opportunity might start closing early next year. I think they will act in the late summer, and again in October.

    The deep state’s sword and shield will not let that crisis go to waste.

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  12. Django Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Shortly before Biden’s inauguration, I recall seeing that a pastor had visions of Communist Chinese Army soldiers in the streets of America. It seemed a bit far-fetched then – not so much now. The potential for a coordinated effort that will dwarf 9/11 is very great and I don’t think the FBI could stop it or if they even want to.

    The borders have been open for three years. Many military-age Chinese men are reportedly among the millions who’ve entered. I think that pastor’s vision is already true. We shouldn’t expect them to don uniforms, but it would be foolish to not expect an attack from them.

    Their window of opportunity might start closing early next year. I think they will act in the late summer, and again in October.

    The deep state’s sword and shield will not let that crisis go to waste.

    I’ve tried to play out some of the possibilities in my head and all are pretty disturbing. Starting with the question of which candidate a 9/11-style attack would help the most, I come up with Trump. I assume that most governments of other nations would not support Trump’s reelection. So, will the attacks be postponed until after the election? And if so, why? Probably depends on which nations are the source of all of those military-age men and whether the nations responsible are working together. 

    If Biden is re-elected, attacks after the election would give the Demo-rats a pretext for gun confiscation and other restrictions on the freedom of American citizens. I really believe that the Dems would like an attack if it served their purposes. That’s how much I loathe and despise them now. To me, it is also interesting to see how Biden would react to attacks before the election. We had presidential elections in wartime before, but that was a different country. Would the Biden administration try declare some sort of national emergency and try to cancel the fall elections? Sadly, I think he’d almost get away with that.  

    As one of my former co-workers was fond of saying, “We’re in deep kimchi now.”

     

     

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  13. MarciN Member
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    Having worked in local politics and nonprofits, what bothers me are the contact lists the terrorists have now created with the college students. That’s how networks are mobilized.

    We have had and continue to have this flood of people coming into the country illegally. I know 80 percent of them just want a job, but it’s that other 20 percent we don’t know about that bothers me. Easiest way to enter a place unnoticed is with a mob or crowd. The numbers since Biden took office are unknowable at this point. It would be very easy to “seed” the country with terrorists who now have contacts. The college kids hail from every corner of the country.

    How easy it would be to commit an unimaginable number of widely scattered, simultaneous acts of terrorism. It would be very difficult for our National Guard and state police units to handle.

    I really fear how this is all shaping up.

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  14. Red Herring Coolidge
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    You intend to stay in once the country starts gun confiscation? Or have your state say nope, not doing it?

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  15. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
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    There isn’t really much to say in response to this post other than “Yup.”

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  16. RufusRJones Member
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Unrepresented and despised by government . . . in the nation of my birth. Maybe the chaos on campuses and the trans-insanity will turn things around, but I don’t believe we’re voting our way out of this.

    At this point, voting only serves to legitimize the Regime: “Our Democracy.”

    Who voted for this poorly measured inflation, and so much of it? 

    Central planning and ever increasing centralized power is for evil idiots.

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  17. kedavis Coolidge
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    Nathanael Ferguson (View Comment):

    There isn’t really much to say in response to this post other than “Yup.”

    I think the official jape here is “Trying to think of something to add, but nope.  Seconded.”

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  18. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Nathanael Ferguson (View Comment):

    There isn’t really much to say in response to this post other than “Yup.”

    I think the official jape here is “Trying to think of something to add, but nope. Seconded.”

    That’s it exactly.

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
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    Nathanael Ferguson (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Nathanael Ferguson (View Comment):

    There isn’t really much to say in response to this post other than “Yup.”

    I think the official jape here is “Trying to think of something to add, but nope. Seconded.”

    That’s it exactly.

    If only the jape had a better pedigree.

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  20. Barfly Member
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    Django (View Comment):
    As one of my former co-workers was fond of saying, “We’re in deep kimchi now.”

    Have you noticed a kimchi trend? I got a Reuben the other day and it came with kimchi. I took it off and ate pickles with it instead. I really don’t like kimchi.

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  21. Percival Thatcher
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    As one of my former co-workers was fond of saying, “We’re in deep kimchi now.”

    Have you noticed a kimchi trend? I got a Reuben the other day and it came with kimchi. I took it off and ate pickles with it instead. I really don’t like kimchi.

    You sure that it wasn’t sauerkraut? Sauerkraut is standard on all of your superior Rubens.

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  22. Barfly Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    As one of my former co-workers was fond of saying, “We’re in deep kimchi now.”

    Have you noticed a kimchi trend? I got a Reuben the other day and it came with kimchi. I took it off and ate pickles with it instead. I really don’t like kimchi.

    You sure that it wasn’t sauerkraut? Sauerkraut is standard on all of your superior Rubens.

    Yeah, I was expecting sauerkraut. But nooo.

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