The Battleground Texas campaign to turn Texas into a blue state still seems to be continuing as of March 26, 2017. The campaign homepage is located at http://www.battlegroundtexas.com/content/home
One advantage for the Democratic Party is the very strong support given by the mainstream media. This kind of bias is discussed in the very recently published book, Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election, by L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham. There are opportunities, however, for individuals to make contributions toward overcoming the aforementioned advantage by providing information online relevant to current issues at little or no cost. Dependent upon the level of participation, there would seem to be potential for making a difference.
Also about Media Bias:
“America’s Three Worst Pravda Press Organizations” by Tom Blumer, PJ Media, August 11, 2013.
Added October 10, 2013:
Oh, and By the Way, Obama’s Approval Rating Down to 37 (NRO, October 9, 2013)
More about Books:
A list of some relevant books along with information about whether they are available at the Austin Public Library has been posted here.
Pflugerville residents can obtain an Austin Public Library card. Books can be reserved online to be delivered to the closest Austin branch library (e.g., Milwood Branch) for convenient pickup.
This is a Reblog.
As I said yesterday, although Trump’s proposed FY18 Budget contains (we are told) enough money for as many as 50,000 refugees for FY18, the refugee resettlement contractors are pushing Congress for more.
The President has the power to set the refugee admissions ceiling for the upcoming year (in “consultation” with Congress), and that is normally done in September.
But, it appears to me that the contractors think they have a chance to move the Republican Congress to appropriate enough money for 75,000 refugees in FY18 and by doing that essentially steal the power the President has under the Refugee Act of 1980 to set the ceiling for the upcoming year. (Always remember RINOs want cheap immigrant laborers for their business donors!)
Here is an alert I received yesterday. Of course their language is unnecessarily alarmist as we are no longer debating Trump’s original moratorium vs. some number…
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H. R. McMaster should be replaced in his position as National Security Adviser with someone having a better understanding of Islam.
Six Republican Senators question Trump refugee admissions, appear to want MORE refugees admitted to the US
My response to the May 13, 2017, RRW blog entry will be to keep asking that the immigration of Muslim refugees into the United States be stopped.
By sending a bipartisan letter like this (below) with the likes of Elizabeth Warren and Dick Durban (leader of the Senate Jihad Caucus!) as co-signers, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford signals that he wants more refugees for his state and at the same time shows complete ignorance about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program—how it works and what its goals are—not to mention the fact that this letter with its hostile tone is a clear signal that these six do not support President Trump’s stated refugee reduction goals.
Senator James Lankford, leader of the pack of six Republicans questioning Trump and Tillerson about refugee flow to US. Sure sounds like they want MORE refugees! What! No ‘pockets of resistance’ in OK?
If any of these six Republicans is your Senator, you need to educate him or her quickly if there is still any hope of Trump’s campaign promises being fulfilled or…
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It was a slow posting month for me here at RRW due to pressing family and farm responsibilities, so you may have noticed my usual (self-imposed) goal of writing three posts a day has gone by the wayside (until today).
Does Trump even know what is going on in the Dept. of State? For that matter, without an Asst. Sec. of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, does Rex Tillerson even know?
And, frankly, as my garden beckons, I’m feeling pretty disgusted at the way the Trump Administration is unfolding.
I can only speak on the issue of refugees, but honestly he is dropping the ball. His defenders, like ‘Nancy’ here, can continue to make excuses about the various roadblocks the Left is throwing in his way, but he isn’t even speaking up about how they are rolling him on refugees from terror-producing parts of the world or showing…
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This is a link to an article in Jihad Watch.
Not only on the Refugee Admissions front (see my previous post), but obviously fearing powerful Islamists, the US State Department has convinced the wobbling White House to not name the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
From Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily yesterday:
President Trump has decided not to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, at least for now, according to published reports citing pressure from the U.S. State Department and the King of Jordan.
If Trump was going to drain the swamp, why hasn’t he hired people like Michele Bachmann, Phil Haney, Kris Kobach or any number of other extremely tough, knowledgeable and qualified people to head up key positions on immigration and on Islamic terrorism in his government?
Anonymous sources told the Washington Times that the administration “backed down from a plan to designate the Brotherhood” after an internal State Department memo advised…
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