Witless Wednesday

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Like the KKK only dumber!

The Trump administration’s determination to revamp the American immigration system appears to be boundless. From its proposed redefinition of which public benefits immigrants can use without being labeled a “public charge” to its steep reduction in the US’s refugee ceiling to its sudden withdrawal of legal status for immigrants from countries like Haiti and El Salvador to Donald Trump’s recent flirtation with ending birthright citizenship, the administration appears willing to stretch, change or even break US laws en route to an ill-defined effort to remake American immigration around a “merit-based” approach.

At an intuitive level, its strategy makes sense. If you think of the US as a sandlot squad competing to outshine other nations in a never-ending, all-encompassing, resource-scarce Olympics, then sure, we clearly ought to treat immigration like a competitive draft. If we want to win, if we want to beat the other countries, presumably we want to vet potential new US immigrants – our new “players” – carefully. In this view, we should obviously use our immigration system to filter in only the best free throw shooters, the most beautiful models, the richest moneylenders, the cleverest scientists, etc.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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21 Responses to Witless Wednesday

  1. °¿º Carol says:

    Glorious sunshine today. Brought up all the trash and boxes from the basement and got them to the garage. Ten minutes after I was done Jill and Brian stopped by. If I would have waited, THEY could have made all those trips up and down the basement steps and out to the garage.

    They want me to meet Brian’s nephew from Wyoming tomorrow AND to go out for sushi w/ them. Oh yeah, I’m in.

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  2. °¿º Carol says:

    That new camera outside, I need to read the book, find out if there is a way to plug it in. It won’t stay on, it’s always warning me that if I keep it on, watching the birds, it will drain the batteries. Shoot. I use rechargable batteries for everything I can because I hate going thru batteries even though I recycle them. The camera would be more useful if I can plug it in.

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  3. Micki says:

    Not sure if this pdf from TNYT “time machine” will work…a look at food in Puerto Rico in 1898. Wine and rum for breakfast???!!

    https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1898/12/26/102572867.pdf

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  4. Micki says:

    Did You Know?

    Hot roasted peanuts! Fresh popcorn! Ice-cold Moxie! You might have heard such a snack vendor’s cry at a baseball game-if you attended it in 1924. That was the heyday of the soft drink named Moxie, which some claim outsold Coca-Cola at the height of its popularity. The beverage was a favorite of American writer E. B. White, who wrote, Moxie contains gentian root, which is the path to the good life. This was known in the second century before Christ and is a boon to me today.”

    By 1930, moxie had become a slang term for nerve and verve, perhaps because some people thought the drink was a tonic that could cure virtually any ill and bring vim back to even the most lethargic individual.

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  5. Den says:

    The famous Moxie LaSalle automobile:

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Why can’t we buy Moxie anymore?

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    A big icicle. Below freezing.

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  8. Den says:

    No snow here yet, clear skies and 30 overnight, brrr.

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  9. David B. Benson says:

    The Donald skips the country so the stock market shoots up like a skyrocket in celebration.

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  10. Den says:

    It’s a stick up!

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