Tuesday, September 2, 2014

“Ich bin ein Berliner” and I have emigration rights!

Labor Day: very confusing.

Joey B was in Detroit with Big Labor telling them that “it’s time to take back America!” From whom? And hasn’t that sort of hate speech been deemed to be racist by our Attorney General? 

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Also at the event, Teamsters’ President James Hoffa told the Labor Day crowd to get off their butts and head to the polls:

“If we stay home, we lose. We’ve got to have turnout. That’s how we turn this country around.”

Turn the country around? Haven’t you and your team been running it for the past 6 years? As I said, it was confusing.

Meanwhile Big Guy was in Milwaukee, pitching “HOPE” and “rights” – for everybody!

“Hope is what gives us courage; hope is what gave soldiers courage to storm a beach. Hope is what gives young people the strength to march for women’s rights and workers’ rights and civil rights and voting rights and gay rights and immigration rights.”

Obama-in-Wis--Labor-Day-jpg“I look around this room, and I see nothing but untapped potential.”

I’m not sure what HOPE or “Immigration Rights” has to do with Organized Labor. Maybe the unions are supposed to HOPE that amnesty and an open border doesn’t provide millions of aliens willing to do the work Americans union members are willing to do, only for less money.

And while talking up “immigration rights” on the one hand, I see that the other hand is simultaneously making “emigration rights” much more expensive: 

Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government plans announced yesterday.

It looks like you can come here for free, butt it’s going to cost you dearly if you wish to leave. Isn’t that the way it always starts? First, a charge for being an expat, later a huge penalty tax, and eventually you’re not allowed to leave at all.

berlin wall33Berlin Wall circa 1961

John F. Kennedy spoke of such things 1963:

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“Freedom has many difficulties, and democracy is not perfect. But we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in—to prevent them from leaving us.”JFK, 1963 “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech

I suppose we could look at the bright side: that’s one way to get a border fence built.

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Did you know that Pinocchio was a terrible motivational speaker?


“You have… oh boy.”

Oh yeah, as it turned out, he was.

Obama Economy“Oh boy,” indeed

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