I confess to having watched the scheduled Germany vs Brazil World Cup Soccer match on TV. I think, however, what I actually saw was a classic case of bait-and-switch: we were promised a duel between the Germans and the Brazilians that would shake the earth from the Atlantic to the Andes and level that pesky stinky CO2-belching Amazon rainforest. I am no expert on soccer, but as far as I can tell, the Brazilians either never showed up or the Germans ended up reenacting the Deutsch-Französischer Krieg of 1870-71. All kidding aside, it was a stunning performance by the Germans, who played some of the best soccer I have seen. I hate to admit to some pleasure in seeing the Brazilian team go down in flames. I know it's childish, but given the childish arrogance of the Brazilians in the diplomatic world from whence I came, let me have a moment of secret immature joy.
Ok, let's move on.
I was in Murrieta, California, today. I drove past the infamous baby-sitting US Border Patrol station on the outskirts of town in a semi-rural area where Murrieta's Madison Avenue runs out of asphalt. I saw some dedicated Americans hanging out in the heat near the station under tents and flags, ready to block the infamous Border Patrol coyote ugly buses. There was also a huge FOX news trailer there with an enormous satellite dish aimed at the heavens. While I was there it was pretty quiet. I didn't see any Border Patrol agents in the area, although the immediate approaches to the station had been blocked by some USBP SUVs. The USBP clearly is better at keeping American citizens out of its station--which has quite a fence around it--than it is at keeping tens-of-thousands of illegal aliens out of the country. In my view, in order to restore the honor of the USBP, the officers of the USBP should refuse to carry out the illegal orders they are being given. I want to see senior and middle rank officers refuse to pass along the orders from the DNC. Too much to hope for? Probably.
I notice that Obama and the Democrats have wasted no time taking advantage of the crisis they created by asking for nearly $4 billion to address the situation on the "border." I was glad to see that some members of the lethargic GOP actually have bestirred themselves to take note of the disaster being deliberately created by Obama and the Democrats. I don't think the budgetary request has much chance of getting through, Obama knows it, and is playing games to blame the mess on the former border on the Republicans. Hadn't the Democrats told us that what once had been the border was secure? There was no need to finish the border fence? That deportations were at a record high and illegal border crossings at a record low? Ha! Minor lies told by the most untruthful administration in US history.
I also notice that the UN is jumping into the game calling upon the US and Mexico to treat this like a refugee crisis. Really? These so called refugees from drug violence, mostly, apparently, from Honduras--but who knows? It seems everything is a lie about this--apparently have travelled over 1000 miles through Guatemala and Mexico before ending up at the US border. Did they seek asylum in either of those two countries? Nope. Did they think of crossing over into neighboring Nicaragua? Or making the under 300 mile trip to peaceful Costa Rica? Nope and nope, again. What has Mexico done? It has funneled them, including apparently known criminal elements, to the US border--what normally would be considered a hostile act, but done in the knowledge that the US misadministration wants this "crisis." Mexico is always willing to give the US a helping hand when it comes to inserting the 12-gauge into our national mouth.
Anybody doubt that these people pouring across the former border will quickly become and remain wards of the state and of the Democratic party? Within very few days they will have valid California state ids, be in our schools, public hospitals, and prisons, and be on the federal and state benefits welfare rolls and soon on the voter lists.
The Democrats brought their German team to the game. We brought, well, the GOP . . .