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Jerry Holbert for July 11, 2014

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  1. Albert einstein brain i6
    braindead Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Rick Perry looked ‘presidential’?-Holbert needs to point out exactly when that happened. -Not even Fox “news” can make him look presidential.

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    nos.nevets  almost 5 years ago

    WmConnelly,There are laws already. Rs want them enforced. The current admin will not do so. They’ve actively embraced a policy of undermining the law, where previous presidents have mostly just fumbled ineptly.

    Fundamentally, we don’t have laws that match what we need. Whether or not undermining them & making the matter as bad as possible is the best way to force congress to act is the best plan? I guess that’s what the fuss is about.

    For background clarity read “The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else” by Peruvian economist Hernando De Soto.

    He talks about rule of law & property rights.He says when laws don’t match up with society’s needs, an “informal” system (aka black markets) will spring up that undermines the already failing formal system.

    He gives examples from history & around the world and examples of how the West overcame that.

    Right now our immigration policy is slipping back to the usual way of the world.

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    Michael Peterson Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    No he didn’t.

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    kline0800  almost 5 years ago

    Governor Perry was serious and wanted to advise the guest, visiting Playboy Prez Obama, acting like a Comic auditioning for a job, about the disaster (not an “act of God” like Bush had with Katrina) created by Obama His Highness by executive policies. -Obama is happy with the Flood of minors (who are the victims, not the planners and payers of human smugglers).-It is a step in the “hope and change” of America the Home of Liberty and Freedom for its legal citizens, into a clone of the Socialist Leftwing failure governments (USSR, China, Europe). Obama wants the cities and communities to be overhelmed by the breakdown in human services….overloaded medics and faciltie and providers of basic shelter, food and childcare. That will bring screams of “Help” from the Feds…..already bankrupt and $17 Trillion in unpayable debt.

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    nos.nevets  almost 5 years ago

    re. sucking a lemon.Yeah, he does kinda look like he’s channelling Alan Greenspan, doesn’t he?So presidential? I’ve never wanted Greenspan for prez.

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    I Play One On TV  almost 5 years ago

    I am a male with long hair who refuses to tie a noose around my neck in the morning just to conform to “what a doctor should look like”. I am serious when it matters, but I often joke with my patients, which allows them to stop pushing the “anxiety” button that all patients seem to have. What matters is that I address their maladies and solve them. What I look like while doing that is secondary.

    Unfortunately, our society values appearance over substance. There’s a reason why “People” magazine is so popular, and it has nothing to do with quality of literature.

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    nos.nevets  almost 5 years ago

    re. “Yes, that matches perfectly with Obama’s record deportations. You know, THAT record? More than anyone in 5 1/2 years? You do know that, right?”

    1. In absolute numbers, I think you are rigght. Depends on what you compare. Rate going in vs rate going out. Net flux is higher IN now than before. A tank filling at 2 gallons per minute & emptying at 1 gallon per second will eventually overflow.

    2. Bush was ineffective on immigration, so hardly a standard to live up to. 9-11 sidetracked whatever he was hoping for. (USA can only handle 1 crisis at a time.)

    3. I stand by the idea that our laws don’t fit what people really “need”. Apparently there is a “need” for N number of unskilled Latin Americans to come here & participate, where N is much smaller than the legal limit. And current legal hurdles don’t match capabilities.

    3. I don’t know that Obama’s (or Bush’s ideas) approach is right, but there is no legal framework that matches reality.(I tend to think faithfully executing the letter of the law would be good. That would also lead us to places we don’t want to go & put pressure on congress creating a legal fix. I think that is what Obama is trying to do now.)

    4. BTW, given that it is a federal issue, states & towns are powerless to address root causes and I have no judgement against them for either the harhest or most lenient ways they have of dealing with the consequences.

    Read de Soto’s book. He does not mention this current crisis, but he nails it anyway.

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    warjoski Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Thanks for the photo. Neither side is coming off looking good, but then I don’t know what the context of the photo is.

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    braindead Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    “So, you’re saying Fox ‘News’ is just as incompetent as CNN, MSNBC, ABC/CBS/NBC, CNBC, HuffPo are at making folks look “presidential”?”-Well, I think making Perry look presidential is pretty difficult. Making him sound presidential when he opens his mouth is impossible. -This is the guy who wants his state to secede from the country he wants to be president of.-The guy who wants to eliminate three cabinet departments, if he could just remember which ones.-The guy who looks like a bozo compared to Willard the ChickenHawk, Herman Cain, and Newt Gingrich.-Not even Fox “news” can overcome that.

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    kline0800  almost 5 years ago

    I’ll pray for God to Zap your dead brain, 08.-I do not hate the man except for his responsibility for the exceedingly wrong beliefs he acts upon. -He sat unprotestingly for 20 years under a perversion of Christianity preacher of Black Liberation and total blame of “Whitey” for every problem; with a “solution” of overthrowing the US Constitutional Government of Freedom and Liberty under God’s Biblical principles as summed up in the Ten Commandments.-Every year of his 8 year term, Obama is replacing our values and our Judeo-Christian belief system, using executive orders that are many times contrary to the constitution and contrary to laws passed by Congress; by being the leader of agencies drenched in scoffing at laws and doing illegal and immoral things, and trying to keep them secret. Even this flood of dependent minors is being helped by Obama moving the Patrols 45 miles from our border, by not preparing them for quick deportation back “home”…..and by lining up the “compassion” of Americans to legitimize the minor and then the families to come and be given “rights” as if they came the legal way as our immigrants have done since the beginning of our government, lawfully.-I hate traitors and those who mask treason as “compassion”..-48 Governors and multitudes of Mayors are bearing the burdens of this importation of Democrat voters, workers (in our high unemployment situation, especially blacks who have no jobs and the vast numbers of citizens wanting full-time jobs but can only find part-time jobs). While Obama plays golf and raises Democrat political money.

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    pirate227  almost 5 years ago

    That’s Perry’s pouty face.

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    grosservater  almost 5 years ago

    Yeah, refusing to shake the President’s hand out of spite is real presidential.

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    kline0800  almost 5 years ago

    @braindead….there you go again….putting the burden of handling a flood of up to a million smuggled illegals across our OPEN border and government expecting locals to take care of the work and expenses for what Obama caused….a new Partnership with the US Government with cartels and coyotes and human smugglers and traffikers.-it would help if you “Obama can do anything he wants to” supporters would put the responsibility where it belongs!And that isn’t local sheriffs and mayors and doctors and hospitals and shelters and society that are left to deal with all the problems, which includes crimes done by illegals. The Flood includes older and far from innocent lawbreakers.-Obama and his administration are not enforcing laws on the illegals, but you want the feds coming down on businesses, some of which are not able to check the status of who is legal and who is illegal????

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