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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Painting In New York

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Above, Asya with the painting in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo courtesy of Asya.

I just got done checking the tracking on the shipping of the "Three Mesas" painting and it reached New York today.

According to the shipper:

US Post
Delivered to the country of destination
30 June 2018, 01:09 JFK, USA

I would imagine it will reach New Mexico in a few days. 

Elvis Descended Into Darkness and Searched For Forgiveness

Above, the Jungle Room at Graceland. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

An interesting look at Elvis Presley has been posted at the Dallas News website.

It is by Robert F. Darden and it takes a looks at the descent of Elvis Presley "into darkness" and his search for forgiveness.

It starts with:
With all of the politicians, movie stars and athletes asking for forgiveness, I've been thinking about Elvis Presley. 
Elvis is suddenly everywhere these days. The acclaimed two-part HBO documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, drew extraordinary viewership as it tried to shift the focus back on the music and away from the lurid tales of an obese, drug-addled, Howard Hughes-like figure, lost in the Jungle Room at Graceland. 
And 2018 is replete with Elvis-related anniversaries. Two of the most significant events in the King's life have important milestones this year: Elvis' beloved mother Gladys died in 1958 and the broadcast of the TV special Elvis (better known as the '68 Comeback Special and album) dates from the end of 1968. 
Peter Guralnick's award-winning two-volume biography of Elvis, Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley and Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley document like nothing before or since the meteoric rise and crushing fall of an American icon. Together, the books present a compelling, can't-look-away journey down the river as a musical Marlowe slowly transforms into a reclusive Kurtz. 
As both Guralnick and the producers of The Searcher repeatedly note, that descent into the heart of darkness is not a straight line. Elvis made great music both at the beginning and near the end of his career. His religious faith, which had sustained him early, never really left him. And for all of the lurid tales of the Memphis Mafia and Borgian excess, he died as he had lived much of his life — essentially alone.

To read more, go here

International UFO Cover-Up

It seems that other nations have been engaging in cover-ups of UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects) sightings over the years along with the United States.

The Daily Mail (U.K.) has an interesting article on this.

It begins with:
Are we alone? Unfortunately, neither of the answers feel satisfactory.  
To be alone in this vast universe is a lonely prospect.  
On the other hand, if we are not alone and there is someone or something more powerful out there, that too is terrifying.  
As a NASA research scientist and now a professor of physics, I attended the 2002 NASA Contact Conference, which focused on serious speculation about extraterrestrials.  
During the meeting a concerned participant said loudly in a sinister tone, 'You have absolutely no idea what is out there!'  
The silence was palpable as the truth of this statement sunk in. 
Humans are fearful of extraterrestrials visiting Earth. Perhaps fortunately, the distances between the stars are prohibitively vast.  
At least this is what we novices, who are just learning to travel into space, tell ourselves.

By the way, according to the article, July 2 is World UFO Day (celebrate accordingly?). Also, the annual Roswell UFO Festival begins July 6.

To read more, go here.

Friday, June 29, 2018

2018 Roswell UFO Festival News

New post on Official UFO Festival Roswell Website

2018 Schedule of Events is now posted!

by UFO Festival
We thank you all for patiently waiting as we finalized our complete Schedule of Events for 2018.  We are so excited with all we are bringing so you can have an amazing time in Roswell!  Check it out online or download your own PDF version.  We will also have printed schedules at the event.

So much to do, so little time.  See why.

Painting Shipping Progress

Above, Asya and the painting before shipping. Photo courtesy of Asya.

The painting, "Three Mesas", by Asya is in the hands of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The current status (according to their tracking website) is:
Origin Post is Preparing Shipment 

Okay. What does that mean?

I did some checking and found this answer:
It means that the item is already in the country to which it was sent to. So, if you had ordered something from Canada, and you live in the United States, it means that the item is already in the United States and is preparing to be shipped by the USPS.

In this case, and if the above answer is correct, the painting was sent from St. Petersburg, Russia and is (hopefully) already in the U.S. and is preparing to be shipped by the USPS.

And, I also found this answer:
It means that the origin Post is preparing a shipment for dispatch. basically manifesting packages heading for the US. Most often, a foreign post will merge all of the packages going to one country and list a manifest of each individual package and their tracking numbers, if applicable. 
Once the container is full enough, it is passed to be dispatched. When the container is scanned, the status of all of the packages on the manifest will update. 

In any case, I have signed up for USPS updates. I should get an update in a day or two.

Fourth of July Camping Tips

Above, The Beast at Crazy Horse Campground at Lake Havasu, Arizona. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

In a few days, it will be Independence Day (4th of July) and people will be hitting the road in droves.

To make an Independence Day week camping trip pain-free, Do It Yourself RV has some tips.

The begin with:
The Fourth of July is a great time to go camping, head to the beach, or have a barbecue, but it also means there will be more crowds and traffic.  These are some things to keep in mind to get the most out of your trip.

To read more, go here.

Insurance Tips For RVers

Above, The Beast at Diamond Lake RV Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

If you are considering buying a RV (new or used) anytime soon, insurance is something necessary to have and what coverage to get is a major consideration.

If you are going to travel/live in your RV full-time, expect the premium for full-time coverage to be more expensive. Since I don't travel full-time in my RV, the premium is much lower (roughly $500).

RV Life has an article on RV insurance for full-time RVers.

They begin with:
No one likes to think about insurance. But whether you are heading out for a vacation or live in an RV full-time, insurance is something that you need to consider. 
Many times people are tempted to just get the cheapest or quickest coverage just to get that task over with so they can move on to more fun travel plans, but having the wrong insurance or being underinsured for what you are wanting to do can lead to trouble if you end up needing to call on your insurance policy. 
Recently I had the opportunity to ask my insurance agent some questions about RV insurance, and in particular what might be needed for full-time RVers. Although our particular insurance company does not cover full-time RVers, he offered some sage advice and things to consider when looking for an insurance policy.

To read more, go here

Summer National Parks

Above, Wizard Island at Crater Lake National Park is shrouded in smoke due to fires in the area in 2017. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

For those RV travelers who don't like the heat of summer in southern national parks like Death Valley or Grand Canyon, RV Life has some suggestions.

They have the "eight best national parks to visit this summer" and all are northern. They could have included Lassen Volcanic National Park on the list, but didn't.

They also could have included Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well.

They begin their article with:
Summer may not be the best time to visit Death Valley or the Grand Canyon but it is the prime season to head north.  Make sure you check out these eight national parks in the next couple of months while the roads are open and the temperatures are nice and warm.

To read more, go here

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Survey Debunks RV Myths

Above, The Beast at the Meteor Crater RV parking lot in Arizona. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

There are myths associated with most everything in life, and that includes RV travel.

Outdoorsy conducted a survey and its findings debunks a number of RV travel myths.

PR Newswire posted:
AUSTIN, Texas, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Outdoorsy announced survey findings that debunk recreational vehicle (RV) myths, while uncovering surprising insights into American and millennial travel trends ahead of an anticipated record-breaking number of road trips this July 4th. In a historical shift, Americans say the freedom to do what they want and experience new things are vital to their happiness ahead of material possessions, and for nearly half of those surveyed, RV travel represents freedom and adventure.

To read more, go here

A View Inside Kilauea Volcano

Above, a view from a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour of one of Kilauea's vent craters. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is still in eruption and the U.S. Geological Survey has flown a drone over one of the volcano's craters to get a look inside.

A four-minute video from the drone has been posted at Forbes.com.

Forbes.com reported:
The Halemaumau Crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano has been rumbling nearly nonstop since May 3, when lava began erupting from a series of fissures in the shield volcano's nearby East Rift Zone. Subsidence, earthquakes and rockfalls are rapidly and dramatically reshaping the crater itself and this week the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory sent a drone over the crater for a closer look.

To see the video and to read more, go here

Guide To Free Wi-Fi Cafes In Tokyo

Above, a Ginza Starbucks. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

If a hotel in Tokyo has poor or no free Wi-Fi, I have sometimes headed off to a local coffee shop (usually Starbucks or Tully's Coffee) to use their free Wi-Fi.

Above, a Tully's Coffee near Aoyama-Itchome Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

I still remember the days (before I bought a laptop) of using a hotel's lobby computers and having to deal with the fussy Japanese keyboards (one wrong move and the keyboard will switch from English to Japanese).

Tokyo Cheapo has a guide of free Wi-Fi cafes in Tokyo.

They begin with:
Tokyo has no shortage of great cafes, but free wifi isn’t as standard as you might be used to elsewhere, and it’s still pretty unusual to see Japanese people working from their laptops while out and about. As a tourist, your hotel/hostel will more than likely have wifi, and most Airbnb rooms come with it in a fixed or portable setup. The most reliable way to ensure connectivity on the move, though, is by buying a prepaid SIM card or renting a wifi router. 
Finding free wifi while out exploring can be a trying experience if you don’t know where to look. Some neighborhoods and train stations do offer public wifi, but you can’t exactly pull out your laptop on the street … or can you? Assuming you would rather sit somewhere nice with a table and possibly even a plug socket, read on for tips on how to get connected while you get your caffeine hit.

To read more, go here

8 Popular Attractions Near Mount Fuji

Above, a shinkansen view of Mount Fuji. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

When visiting Japan, visitors should take a couple of days (at least) to visit the areas around Mount Fuji. There's plenty to see and do.

According to Japan Info Swap:
A visit to Japan won’t be complete without a trip to the one of the most famous natural beauties in the world, Mt. Fuji. It’s majestic cone has its magical allure from all angles that is why crowds are drawn to the different attractions surrounding it so that they can view it from there. And of course, who wouldn’t want to come closer and traverse along the foot of the mountain to experience it’s charm. 
Mt. Fuji also known as Fujisan is the 7th highest peak in the world, the 2nd highest peak of an island that is volcanic in nature in Asia and the highest mountain in all of Japan. It has been the inspiration of numerous photographs, paintings, poetry and art since time immemorial. It is one of the three holy mountains in Japan along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku and was added in the World Heritage List as a Cultural site in 2013. 
This beloved symbol of the country is snow capped for around 5 months every year so there are a wide variety of activities that tourists and locales can enjoy all year round including skiing in the winter and lounging by the lake in the spring. Here’s a list of some of the attractions that you’d surely enjoy when visiting the areas near Mt.Fuji.

To see what the Mount Fuji area has to offer, go here

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tonight's Gallup Indian Dancing

Above, Fabian starting the show. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Tonight, Jessica and I headed into Gallup to see the nightly Indian dancing show at the McKinley County Courthouse's courtyard.

It was an entertaining show put on by a husband and wife dance team, Fabio and Shelley. They (or at least Fabio is) part-Zuni and part-Omaha Indian.

This was the third night attending the nightly dancing and the attendance was the largest.

Near the end of the show, members of the audience were invited up in a round dance.

After the show, as we were headed to the car, we noticed the Gallup Police putting an unruly gent under arrest.

On the way home, we stopped at a Sonic drive-in for some snacks. It was an enjoyable evening.

Here's a few photos of tonight's performance:

Above, Shelly. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Shelly and Fabian. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Shelley and her flute. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Shelly and Fabian. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, part of the audience. There were many church youth groups present. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Fabian and Shelley. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, the start of the round dance. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, the round dance. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, an unruly gent getting arrested. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Fabian's colorful costume. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Fabian doing a war dance. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, the three mesas during sunset. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

"Adventures of Superman" Plaque Relocated

Above, the Superman plaque during the time I picked it up from Angel Memorials in Mission Hills. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Back in March, I was told about the re-landscaping of the area where the Adventures of Superman plaque was placed by the property owner, Chris Sanz-Agero. The plaque is located in Tarzana, California.

He wrote:
I want to inform you so you don’t drive by and panic.  While landscaping we discovered the beautiful Superman plaque was not anchored to any base making it susceptible to theft.  You can see from the below photo that it was only anchored to a thin 1 inch concrete base.   
We have thus removed it for safekeeping.  We are having a contractor pour a substantial concrete base which it will be securely anchored. It will return in all its glory in approximately one month.  
Take care my friend, 
Chris, Jenna & Cisco
(“The Superman House”).  
PS: Cisco knows how special the plaque is and his signed comic book.  His loves for giant monster movies is growing and he named his new dog “Kaiju.” 
Above, the plaque and the old concrete base. Photo courtesy of Chris Sanz-Agero.

I replied with my thanks and offered to help financially with the costs of re-anchoring the plaque. When the concrete was poured, it seemed like more than an inch. Apparently, the weight of the plaque compressed it down. It was very heavy granite.

The photo below from Chris shows where the plaque had been relocated:

(Since then, I had completely forgotten all about Chris's email until I saw a photo of the plaque on Facebook.)

I hadn't heard anything further on the plaque until Superman fan Fabio Marques paid a visit to the plaque on the 59th anniversary of the death of George Reeves on June 16, 2018. 

He posted on Facebook:
On last June 16th, I was in South California, so I drove to Tarzana to honor George Reeves on the 59th Anniversary of his death. Thanks Jim Nolt and all the involved on this plaque, you made possible for me, a fan from Brazil to be able to celebrate the cast of the Adventures of Superman.
And, he posted this photo of himself and the plaque in its new location:

Above, Fabio Marques with the plaque.

From Fabio's photo, the plaque looks great at its new location!

Just for a "stroll down Memory Lane", here's a photo of Cisco and Jack Larson while Jack autographed a Jimmy Olsen page in Cisco's comic book:

Above, Cisco Sanz-Agero watches as Jack Larson autographs his comic book. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

A big "thank-you to Fabio Marques for the photo of the plaque!

59% Fear Violence From Trump Haters

The Looney Left Report

This does not bode well for Democrats as we go into the general election season. The actions by unhinged Trump haters will play a big role in the upcoming election.

The violence and harassment of members of the Trump Administration has ordinary people worried.

The Washington Examiner reported:
The division in the United States that has escalated into the organized harassment of presidential aides has six in 10 worried about the violence from anti-Trump advocates and nearly a third fearing it will end in civil war. 
The latest survey from Rasmussen Reports found that 59 percent of all voters “are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence.” 
And, added Rasmussen, 31 percent believe “it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years.”

If the actions by the radicals of the Democrat Party continue and the Democrats get a big drubbing in November, it could be years before that party makes any kind of recovery.

To read more, go here.

Leaving Not A Trace In Joshua Tree National Park

Above, Joshua Tree National Park near Cottonwood Campground. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

When visitors come to Joshua Tree National Parks, it is vital that they only use areas designated for certain times of the day and activities that don't cause damage.

Some are using areas at all hours when they are specifically designated for day-use-only.

The Desert Sun reported:
Scroll through photos tagged in Joshua Tree National Park, and the Milky Way inevitably flashes across the screen. Night sky photography is a popular attraction in this boulder-laden landscape. 
But in addition to the iconic rock formations, some photographers are heading out to capture the stars reflected in various bodies of water throughout the park. What they may not know – or choose to disregard – is that a lot of these places are sensitive and thereby protected as day-use only. 
"They might have access to water for wildlife, and we like to limit humans going there," explains JTNP Social Media Specialist Hannah Schwalbe. "We want the wildlife to have a chance to access that water without a predator being around." 
Night sky photographers heading into day-use-only areas is one example of an issue within the national park that Schwalbe says "is more likely" heightened by social media. The popularity of the shot may create a potential clamor for "retweets" and "likes," and yet the process of capturing it infringes on the limited water sources available to the park's wildlife. As more and more people are getting out to explore the wilderness, public lands across the country are feeling similar environmental tolls. 

To read more, go here

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Route 66 On National Endangered List

Above, a section of Route 66 near the Arizona-New Mexico border. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Life takes many strange turns, it seems.

While I am basking in my RV's air conditioned splendor at the Route 66 RV Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Guardian (U.K.) has posted an article on efforts to save what remains of Route 66.

They wrote:
Believe it or not, there is a way for Donald Trump to unite the country – by saving the famous Route 66, which has been placed on a list of America’s most endangered historic places.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a heritage charity, has placed the famed highway on its 2018 list of the 11 most at-risk sites. The Trust highlights architectural and cultural spots it deems in danger from development or neglect. 
Route 66 is up for designation as a national historic trail, which the Trust says would bring “recognition and economic development” to historic sites along the famous road. In order to declare the road a national historic trail, and therefore officially protected, the US Senate would have to pass legislation and Trump would have to sign it. 
But time is running out: Trump must sign any bill – something surely everyone could get behind in these divided days – before the end of the year.

To read more, go here

Prime Rib At Thunder Road

Above, tonight's dinner. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Since I discovered the Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina at the Route 66 Casino & Hotel (and RV Resort), I make it a point to have a prime rib dinner there whenever I am a guest at the RV Resort.

Since my ex-roommate Jessica's flight won't arrive until around midnight in Albuquerque, I ended up dining on a prime rib dinner solo.

Above, Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The RV Resort is one of the nicest in New Mexico and staffed by friendly people. I made use of the Resort's swimming pool for the first time today and it was a very relaxing experience (especially since it is over 100 degrees outside).

Free CA and AZ Camping Guides

Above, The Beast at Mammoth Mountain RV Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

OMG! The Los Angeles Times finally posted something useful!

At least, it's useful for those who want to find a campground in California or Arizona.

They have an article on two campground guides for those states.

They wrote:
Here are two free guides that can help you find private tent and RV camping sites in California and Arizona — and a whole lot more. Some locations offer stays in cabins, cottages, vintage Airstream trailers, covered wagons, African safari tents and tepees. 
The deal: The 2018 Camp-California! guide offers details about 300-plus privately owned and operated campgrounds. You’ll also find amenities such as pools and playgrounds for kids in the 80-page guide compiled by the California Assn. of RV Parks. 
The 2018-19 Arizona RV and Camping Guide details locations and amenities for 90 campgrounds in its 32-page guide. Check out camping extras such as a pool and on-site laundry at Munds Park RV Resort while touring the northern part of the state. You can order a free copy by emailing arizonaarvc@aol.com or a digital version at www.GoCampingInArizona.com.

For more information (including links), go here.

Released From Russian Customs

Above, Asya and her masterpiece. Photo courtesy of Asya.

A few minutes ago, I checked the progress of the "Three Mesas" painting by Asya in the Russian Federation shipping system with the tracking number Asya gave me.

It has been cleared by Russian Customs and its current status:
Released from Russia
26 June 2018, 15:54, St. Petersburg

If I read the details right, it has been released to the the United States Postal Service. 


Above, The Beast at the Route 66 Casino RV Resort. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Today's my day to get a few things done while in Albuquerque.

Tonight, my ex-roomie Jessica is flying in from Iowa and will be staying with me for two weeks.

Since I get my haircuts at Supercuts in Albuquerque, I took care of that this morning after arriving in town. I have a good haircutter in Michelle there. She's also a feast to the eyes as well.

Above, the Albuquerque La Mesa RV. Poto by Armand Vaquer.

After Supercuts, I headed towards the Route 66 Casino RV Resort. Nearby is the Albuquerque dealership of La Mesa RV. I bought The Beast from the La Mesa RV dealership in San Diego. I went in to set an appointment to get The Beast serviced. As expected, I am in La Mesa's database, so that made the appointment faster. I got the appointment for the day I wanted.

After I was done there, I stopped along the way to photograph the Rio Puerco Bridge that Historic Route 66 crossed.

Above, the Rio Puerco Bridge. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

About the bridge (from its Facebook page):
The Rio Puerco Bridge is a Parker through truss bridge located on historic U.S. Route 66 (US 66), crossing the Rio Puerco, that was built in 1933. It is located approximately 19mi west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

I then arrived at the Route 66 Casino RV Resort and set up camp. I will be relaxing for the duration of the day before I pick up Jessica from the Albuquerque Airport late tonight. We'll be spending the night at the RV resort.

But, before picking up Jessica at the airport, I will have a prime rib dinner at the Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina in the casino. Lookin' forward to that!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Maxine Waters and Other Leftists Are Inciting A Civil War, Rep. Steve King Warns

Should the harassment of Trump Administration officials and other elected persons continue, some kook on the left is going to take things too far and someone's going to get either seriously injured or killed.

Heaven forbid!

Rep. Maxine Waters called for more of this during an interview on MSNBC.

The Gateway Pundit wrote:
This past week Democrats have harassed and abused DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant and forced her to flee. An unhinged Democrat mob then threatened the female DHS Secretary at her home.

Democrats booted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family from a Little Liberal Red Hen restaurant. 
On Saturday Democrats harassed and heckled Florida AG Pam Bondi and chased her from a movie theater. 
Maxine Waters wants more of this. 
During her MSNBC interview on Saturday Democrat mouthpiece Maxine Waters called on supporters to “harass” and “resist” Trump officials out in public.

Frankly, I think Waters should be expelled from congress or arrested for trying to incite trouble. She is totally unhinged. She has clearly gone too far.

To read more, go here.

All this nonsense from the left is, in a warning from Rep. Steve King, possibly going to lead to a second Civil War.

From The Gateway Pundit:
Rep. Steve King posted a warning on Twitter Sunday evening that the U.S. is heading toward a second civil war, comparing the present day actions of the anti-Trump resistance to the run-up to the Civil War.

King, an eight-term Congressman from Iowa, keyed off a PJ Media article about leftist protesters shutting down a Portland, Oregon ICE office and taking down the U.S. flag, replacing with an “Refugees Welcome” flag. 
“America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter.”

The protests are spreading to major cities across the country.

Fort Sumter, South Carolina was the location where the first shots of the Civil War took place in 1861 soon after President Lincoln was sworn in.

King’s warning comes as Democrats and liberal activists are breaking down the norms of civil political society to stalk and harass Trump administration officials, Republicans and Department of Homeland Security employees in public and at their homes. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) commanded such harassment to spread in an interview on MSNBC.

Well, if it comes to another Civil War, I'm prepared.

To read more, go here

The Left's "Nazi" Strategic Blunder

Such name calling diminishes the evil of Nazism and slanders the names of its millions of victims. - A friend's Facebook comment on this topic.

Here we go. The liberals/leftists of the Democrat Party are now labeling President Donald Trump and anyone who supports him as "Nazis".

From The Hill (hardly a conservative enclave):
You knew it was coming. Eighteen months into the Trump administration and the president’s ostensibly serious critics have finally broken the glass on the “Trump-is-a-Nazi” line of attack. 
To be certain, there were previous allusions to this from media, Democrats and “Never Trumpers” — accusations of authoritarianism meant to implicitly draw the connection between President Donald Trump and Nazi Germany. Apart from the “over-woke,” under-informed Hollywood set, however, critics largely managed to avoid making the explicit comparison.

Until now, that is, with the issue of family separations at the U.S. border dominating headlines.

But overwrought comparisons to the Nazis are both historically illiterate and an extreme strategic misstep. The president’s critics have crossed a rhetorical line from which there can be no turning back. 
That the Trump administration would be compared with Nazi Germany is not surprising. Accusations of “Republicans-as-fascists” long predate this administration. A Democratic congressman accused President Ronald Reagan of “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from ‘Mein Kampf.’ ” In more recent times, recall Keith Olbermann’s tarring of President George W. Bush as a “fascist” in an on-air segment in 2008, an appellation also bestowed upon other members of the Bush administration. 
Perhaps memories of the unfair accusations of fascism experienced by her husband explain Laura Bush’s decision to break ranks and instead go with a tortuous comparison of separating families of illegal border-crossers with the internment of Japanese-American citizens, keeping with the World War II theme but without resorting to outright accusations of Nazism. 
Others, however, have no such compunction. Members of Congress, former officials, reporters and TV commentators have tweeted comparisons of U.S. detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps or issued none-too-subtle invocations of gas chambers in their tweets about children being led away from their parents by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Reporters have peppered administration officials with questions about their “Nazi” tactics. 
On Friday, an MSNBC commentator extended the Nazi label to every Trump supporter, declaring: “If you vote for Trump then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis, going: ‘You here, you here.’” 
Earlier, one magazine fact-checker beclowned herself by mistaking the tattoo of an ICE forensics analyst — a wounded Marine veteran and Paralympian — as a Nazi symbol.
Given that the Obama administration also housed separated children in “cages,” which merited the faintest of peeps from supplicant media, politicians and activists, this newfound outrage comes off as contrived partisanship.

The other day, a prominent Godzilla "expert" book author also jumped on the Nazi bandwagon of the left. Rather than chide him directly, I decided to go the indirect route and blasted the whole Nazi meme in total.

Since the left has pulled out their "Nazi nuclear option", where do they go from here in their Trump Derangement Syndrome of inflammatory rhetoric?

To read more, go here.

Mexico To Invade United States (Sounds Like A Declaration of War)

Guest Commentary by Gary Julian of The Federalist blog.

The Death of America

  • The bought and paid for open borders Dems and GOP have no interest in immigration control. Only Trump speaks for America citizens.

(Daily Caller)  -  Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans.

“And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

He then declared it as “a human right we will defend,” eluniversal.com reports.

While the election is not until July 1, Obrador is by far the frontrunner.

Obrador in April delivered speech criticizing Trump and promising that Mexico will not become a “piñata” for any foreign government, Global News reports.

The former mayor of Mexico City, Obrador holds progressive populist views. The 64-year-old ran unsuccessfully for president twice before, according to DW.

Fox’s Tucker Carlson noted Thursday that Obrador has previously proposed granting amnesty to Mexican drug cartels. “America is now Mexico’s social safety net, and that’s a very good deal for the Mexican ruling class,” Carlson added.

Read More . . . 

Make no mistake.  The invasion has
been going on for decades.

Neither party gives a crap about American citizens.

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