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Thursday, September 01, 2016


It's September First, my 63rd birthday and first anniversary of my retirement. (The pension check from Charleston Newspapers posted automatically overnight.) Now the general election begins and Donald Trump burst through last night with a great, detailed speech in Arizona on his immigration policy. He will deport, track people here on visas, and build the wall.

Trump: "There will be no amnesty."

Democrats are quaking right now, or should. A Potemkin Village of polls cannot hide the crowds of 10,000 people night after night after night. He adapted. He is presidential. He reads off the teleprompter but the speeches are in his voice. This is The Donald I envisioned.

He began the day with a meeting and joint announcement with Mexican President Nieto.

From the Hill:
A former spokesman for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday offered praise to Donald Trump for his speech in Mexico alongside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Howard Wolfson, who worked as Clinton's communications director in 2008, tweeted following the joint press conference that Trump's address was a "home run."
I agree. Trump was in command. His 6-foot-4 height and his distinguished pompadour made him the alpha male. After eight years of an adolescent president, Americans want maturity.

But his speech later that night is what blew the doors off the Democratic Party and its handmaidens in the DC conservative movement. He was presidential. He offered a

From the New York Times:
Here’s Trump’s plan for combating illegal immigration, boiled down to its simplest elements:
1. Build the wall.
2. End catch and release policy for undocumented immigrants and instead return them to their country of origin.
3. Have zero tolerance for undocumented immigrants who have committed a crime. He will deport them.
4. Triple number of deportation officers at the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
5. Repeal President Obama’s executive orders that temporarily protected undocumented immigrants from deportation and authorized them to receive work permit.
6. Stop issuing visas to any country where “adequate screening cannot occur” that might endanger national security.
7. Ensure foreign countries take back deported immigrants from the United States: Mr. Trump said 23 countries refuse to do so.
8. Complete a biometric entry and exit visa tracking system under development. “It will be on land, it will be on sea, it will be in the air,” he said.
But it was his exhortations of the greatness of this nation -- of putting America first -- of protecting innocents from illegal aliens who are violent criminals -- that sealed the deal. Americans are sick of being victims of a group of people protected by political correctness. Police cannot mention the illegal alien status of a criminal in sanctuary cities.

He had on stage Angel Moms -- families of those murdered by illegal aliens. They told the truth, much to the embarrassment of the members of the press. Had it been Hillary, the focus would have been on those mothers. But we know the media is biased, we move on.

Trump showed on Wednesday his presidential side. There is a plan. It is based on facts, not emotions. It will work.


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  1. He kicked some serious ass. How could any (non-corrupt liberal) American watch that speech and not want to vote for him?

  2. The 10 point plan is excellent.
    And congratulations on your birthday.

  3. Happy Birthday! It was nice of The Donald to give you an early birthday present with his immigration speech. I can't wait for him to follow through on it. - Elric

  4. Many congrats, especially as you have been an island of truth this year.

    The plan is a good one and has been aching to be implemented.

  5. Happy birthday!

    I see for once the NYT seems to have got something right, but I refuse to read it to see what they lied about.

  6. Happy Birthday!

    #11. No federal money to any sanctuary city.

  7. My bad. Stop funding sanctuary cities was in there. Go Trump!

  8. Big D, you are a great American, a great writer, and a great West Virginian. We are blessed to have you speaking your voice. You have enriched my life in a whole buncha ways. Happy happy brother and enjoy your day! All our love from Hedgesville, Kelly and Robin.

  9. Stop funding anything for illegal aliens. No welfare, no food stamps, no housing allowance, no "in state tuition," no nothing! They will deport themselves.

    1. Don't forget e-Verify. Jail and fine employers who hire illegal aliens and landlords who rent to them. - Elric

  10. You're just a youngster by my standards, but happy birthday anyway. LOL. I hope you and your wife are planning something special to celebrate the occasion. My wife and I sometimes like to make a quiet, relaxing picnic of it on our birthdays, nothing big, just something that's different from the usual routine.

  11. Trump will face at least two problems with implementation. First, the Left will provide an army of attorneys to litigate every deportation hearing. He's got to find a way to keep the Left from (ab)using the legal process to prevent justifiable deportations. Second, some counties may refuse to take back their citizens. The US will not legally be able to hold such people in custody for an indefinite period of time. The US courts will not allow that. So, he's got to find a way to force uncooperative countries to accept returnees. The US can bring to bear a lot of economic pressure to force them to do so, but that may take considerable time to work, and in the meantime something will have to be done with the illegals who are in this stateless limbo. Obama is undoubtedly counting on other countries to refuse the return of illegals he has been encouraging to cross our borders. He thinks his actions, once done, cannot be undone...and he may be right.

  12. Many happy returns, Don! May you have many, many more, and may you continue to tell the truth about those in politics!

    Funny- for someone who's just entering middle age, you seem to be pretty grown-up! Glad you didn't lose your sense of humor with age, too!