On the Border Crisis

I am not anti-immigration, and I am certainly not anti-immigrant, but Trump Hate is clouding the position that the media and the Democrats are taking on the Central American “immigrant caravan” and the resulting border crisis.

The position of the Left is going to empower Trump and his supporters.  This is the primary issue he ran on in 2016, and he did it by creating ominous visuals of a crisis that didn’t then exist.  Now it’s real, and it’s spectacular.

Seventy-five hundred immigrants are attempting to enter California and require the State of California and the United States government to house and feed them while they await the outcome of their asylum claims.  At the same time, California is in the midst of its own crisis of recovering from the wildfires and the threat of further damage and displacement from mudslides and other lingering effects of that disaster.

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On Bloomberg’s Donation to Johns Hopkins

‘Noli equi dentes inspicere donati (Do not inspect the teeth of a given horse) – St. Jerome, The Letter to the Ephesians, circa AD 400

Earlier in the week, I came across a Washington Post article about Michael Bloomberg donating $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater.  I have been thinking about it all week, and I decided it was an appropriate topic for Thanksgiving Day.  The article discusses what the writer called the “problem” with Bloomberg’s donation.  The gist of the article is that Bloomberg should have given his money elsewhere, or better yet, given even more.  Forget about giving thanks.  Let me tell you how to give!

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On the Media

“But I am I. And I won’t subordinate my taste to the unanimous judgment of mankind” ― Jack London, Martin Eden

I am not a supporter of President Trump.  I never have been, and I never will be.  My support in presidential elections has run as follows:  Bush (1988, 1992), Clinton (1996), Bush (2000, 2004), Obama (2008, 2012), Gary Johnson (2016).  In 2016, I voted in a primary election for the first time, when I voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.  I only voted in the primary to support a friend running for District Judge.

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