Being in charge

December 1, 2019

We’ve heard a lot about our president not heading the advice of the military in regard to the punishment of some members of the military.

Evidently some people think that the subordinates are in charge.

The president is the commander in chief.

Whether his decision was the right one or not he had the right to do what he did.

The next thing we know the privates will be telling the generals what to do.

We deserve better


Who are we giving to?

October 8, 2019

DavidK over at Refuse the Juice wrote this piece the other day.

It explains a lot about our lack of influence in congress.

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On the border situation

June 14, 2019

Alligators ‘n Roadkill has an interesting post about the border situation.

You can read them here.

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D-Day anniversary

June 6, 2019

Today is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings (June 6, 1944).

I am thankful for what they accomplished.




EPISD under attack by the US department of education?

April 28, 2019

One of our readers sent this in:

The blog post discusses feral funding of charter schools in El Paso.

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Feral government

April 14, 2019

There was a little bit of back chatter this week about our use of the words “feral government”.

Some even inquired as to what feral means.


  1:  of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast
2anot domesticated or cultivated 
2bhaving escaped from domestication and become wild
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Confusing to say the least

April 12, 2019

Maybe some facts will help us to understand our current situation with the people wanting to enter the United States.

From the United States Customs and Immigration Services website:

 Refugees are generally people outside of their country who are unable or unwilling to return home because they fear serious harm.

You may seek a referral for refugee status only from outside of the United States.

and then:

Under United States law, a refugee is someone who:

    • Is located outside of the United States
    • Is of special humanitarian concern to the United States
    • Demonstrates that they were persecuted or fear persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group
    • Is not firmly resettled in another country
    • Is admissible to the United States


Asylum status is a form of protection available to people who:

    • Meet the definition of refugee
    • Are already in the United States
    • Are seeking admission at a port of entry

You may apply for asylum in the United States regardless of your country of origin or your current immigration status.

If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States

Clear as mud

Let’s see, a refugee “Is located outside of the United States”.

Asylum status is available to those who “Meet the definition of refugee” but “Are already in the United States” or “Are seeking admission at a port of entry”.

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