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Immigration Archives

Was Michael Brown murdered?

I’ve got, not just a quote, but a bunch of quotes from a public figures on the subject of immigration. Read them, and you might think this is some xenophobe. Think again.

Five years ago, white police officer Darren Wilson shot black teen Michael Brown. Wilson was cleared of all charges, but some Democratic presidential candidates remembered the anniversary of that shooting by smearing the cop. Wonderful.

Mentioned links:

Dalai Lama warns that the whole of Europe could become ‘Muslim or African’ if migrants are not returned to their home countries

Time to retire Ferguson narrative

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics

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Little Sisters of the Poor

One listener, Russ Rooney, called in to the Voicemail Feedback Hotline with two topic suggestions. That’s what I talk about this time out.

He asks a question about cities that have declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants, yet have a huge homelessness problem. How can cities bring in more people when they are already failing their current residents?

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns ministering the elderly poor, got a unanimous Supreme Court decision in their favor to have nothing to do with abortion coverage for their employees. But that’s apparently not good enough for 13 states and DC from suing the nuns separately.

Russ wrote a letter to the editor of 2 of his local papers to get this lawsuit some coverage because they are totally ignoring it, even though his state is joining in this lawsuit. Where’s the journalistic integrity? See below the show transcript for his letter.

Mentioned links:

Russ Rooney’s E-book “Be a Friend for Life”. Vignettes about the abortion issue from (literally) A to Z. [PDF]

Also visit Human Life Alliance, where Russ is an adviser, to see all the ways they are supporting the pro-life mission.

Seattle Under Siege

NUNS STILL ON THE RUN

Episode 82: The Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Case [Consider This]

What the Hobby Lobby Decision Means for the Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters of the Poor v. Azar

Democrats yet again sue Little Sisters of the Poor for contraception coverage

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Hamas human shield

Palestinians launched over 600 rockets at Israel. Most of the world gave a collective yawn. But there is no other country that would ever allow this without a response. Yet when it happens to Israel, people like Rep. Ilhan Omar come out to blame Israel for responding.

Oh, and the Democrats running for President? Well, at least Omar said something. That crowd couldn’t be bothered.

California, following on the heels of New York and Massachusetts, raised its minimum wage recently. Suddenly, their restaurant industry is feeling the brunt of that. Who could have predicted that? (Hint: conservatives.)

And listener Barb has an update from the southern border.

Mentioned links:

Gaza rocket fire kills first Israeli civilians since 2014 war

Ilhan Omar defends Palestinians after terrorists rain rockets on Israel

Prager Explains ‘The Middle East Problem’

Shocking video of children in Philadelphia Muslim Society: ‘We will chop off their heads’ for Allah

Suspects in Ahwatukee shootout with feds were smuggling minor, court docs reveal

California Is Beginning To Feel The Negative Side Of Minimum Wage Hikes

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The crisis on the border is real

Colleges and universities are supposedly where free speech and association are encouraged. Well, I have an example of where the students were all for those until they realized that it meant freedom for everyone, and there were some groups for whom they simply couldn’t allow that.

The Border Patrol has its hands full, literally. The detention centers and courts that process illegal immigrants are not able to handle the surge of people coming across the border. But hey, it’s not like it’s a crisis or anything.

And, oh yes, kittens.

Mentioned links:

Iowa State student government opposes freedom of association after learning it protects Christians

Democrats fight for kittens’ right to life after voting to kill born-alive babies

Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants

Report: DHS to Release 1.8K Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens into U.S. over Weekend

Immigration court backlog up 300%, system ‘on brink of collapse’

Authorities move to shut down ‘national puppy laundering ring’ with ties to Chicago pet stores

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“Free” health care for NYC?

Listener Barb sent me an article showing that the IRS, as tireless as they are collecting money, seems to be asleep when it comes to giving out your tax money to illegal immigrants.

New York City is going to try an experiment with “free” health care. That doesn’t seem very surprising. What is surprising is what they predict it will cost.

And listener “OhioHistorian” has an opinion on my story on the Scouts BSA from last episode.

Mentioned links:

Comment by “OhioHistorian”

IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers For Taxes

NYC Mayor Guarantees Comprehensive Health Care for All in Historic Surprise Announcement

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Episode 238: Bankrupt BSA / Operation Choke Point

BSA in trouble

Returning from my Christmas break, I have 4(!) stories to cover this time out.

The Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scouts of America) may be declaring bankruptcy. Could this financial situation have been prevented? I think so.

There’s a crackdown on illegal immigration on the southern border. Old news? Not really.

How much of federal government spending is on auto-pilot? How much just get automatically renewed, with built in increased, every year? The answer will surprise you. It surprised me.

Can bank regulators just cut off certain businesses’ access to the banking system? Yes, and you can thank Obama for that.

Mentioned links:

BOY SCOUTS ON VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY

Mexico announces crackdown on illegal immigration: ‘Get in line and you can enter our country’

Shock Report: 86% Of Government Spending Is Now On Autopilot

Newly Unsealed Documents Show Top FDIC Officials Running Operation Choke Point

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Telling a great story

Is it OK to rape if the culture you come from has normalized it?

Why is Havana crumbling? What are the costs, and is it affecting their great (according to Michael Moore) health care?

And is depicting bullying necessary when telling an anti-bullying story? Some people don’t think so. Let’s let Rudolph demonstrate why it is. Merry Christmas!

Mentioned links:

Refugee acquitted of rape ‘as he has different cultural norms’ – His female victim attempted suicide

How Havana is collapsing, building by building

The truth about Cuba’s health care system

Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’

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Episode 236: Interview with Brian Kilmeade

Brian Kilmeade

I had the honor to interview Brian Kilmeade, of Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends”. He has a book out called, “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny”.

It revolves around the last battle of the War of 1812, how Jackson won that battle, some miraculous aspects of it, and some of Jackson’s background, including how he came from very humble roots to become an American congressman and President, as well as a war hero.

I also asked Brian some questions about current events.

You can buy his book at his own website or on Amazon.

Mentioned links:

BrianKilmeade.com

On Twitter, @kilmeade

Bio at FoxNews.com

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Are those on the Right overly skeptical of science?

CBS did a report on the need to secure the border. (Yes, that CBS.) There was concern over the number of illegals crossing it, as well as coverage of the threat of terrorists entering that way. Really.

It’s often said that those on the Right are skeptical of science, but a new study clarifies that, and also shows that no matter your politics, your worldview often decides whether you believe the latest study or not. (Which means that most on the Left will not believe this study, I suppose.)

Some US cities are going to be experimenting with Universal Basic Income. However, a recently concluded experiment in Canada should give us food for thought.

Mentioned links:

CBS Exposes Danger of Illegal Border Crossings… From Canada

Study finds conservatives ‘right to be skeptical of scientists’

Canadian experiment quickly shows failures of universal basic income

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Challenging Opinions with William Campbell

You’ve heard the arguments many times; pro- and anti-gun, or pro- and anti-immigration. You’ve seen the analogies and heard all the various statistics bandied about.

But have you noticed that both sides tend to play a bit fast and loose with what arguments and statistics are used or emphasized? William Campbell of one of my favorite podcasts, Challenging Opinions, laid out the case that both sides do it, and how it is done. When I heard it, I just had to include it here. I don’t entire agree with some of his individual points, but the commentary in general really hit me, so I thought that you, too, would like to consider this.

Mentioned links:

Challenging Opinions podcast

Challenging Opinions episode 67, Warren Farrell on Why Boys are Struggling

Challenging Opinions episode 25, Doug Payton on the Electoral College [not related  to this episode, but in case you were interested in the first interview I ever did]

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