Gratitude

After reports circulated last week that President Donald Trump had pushed for a policy that would release undocumented immigrants into sanctuary cities, Trump appeared to attempt to put the policy in practice via Twitter on Monday.

Source: Trump attempts to enact plan that would send immigrants to sanctuary cities via Twitter

Why, thank you Mr. President. We could use people like this, people with foresight and initiative. People who want a better life for themselves and their families. People willing to take action against oppression and persecution, and you’re sending them to places open to their arrival and eager to see them succeed.

They will add so much to the culture and economy of their new homes, opening new businesses, introducing us to the arts and foods of their old homes. In time now depressed areas may well see an infusion of industry as the derelict is replaced by the vibrant and the infusion of hope sees us responding in kind.

In addition, in about a generation we should see a new political vitality become established, as the voice of progress and civil engagement is renewed and our problems are addressed by those happy to see that their efforts will not be as oppressed as they were in the old land. I mean, we can’t be as bad as their former governments. I mean, we’re not going to but up with it, and our efforts will be supported by our new immigrants.

Expect new leaders to arise from the refugees. Expect them to take advantage of the opportunities they will find in this land . Expect them to succeed, and through that success encourage success amongst their new neighbors. You may well be remembered in the future as the man who revitalized the U.S. and gave us hope renewed. I know you were hoping to see things go very badly for us and them, but keep in mind that your desires to do ill can well result in great good happening to your enemies.

Such an Adventure

Just had a week in the hospital. This time around it turns out that Mercy in Hillcrest and the UCSD Medical Center were busy with  rash of flu cases, so I went to Sharp Memorial in Kearny Mesa. They learned that my heart was fibbing and going a tad too fast. So they decided to keep me and and fiddle a bit with my meds.

Last Saturday they were finally satisfied, so I got to go home. On Monday I’m getting new medicine, and I get to schedule a follow up with my cardiologist. Then I’ve got more things to get for my room.

I’m going to be busy; my kidneys need to be looked at, new meds to take, and I may soon be getting a better walker for long distance ambles. But, I do feel better. Though the really big thing is going to be lining up a new psychiatrist and switching to an antidepressant that should be better for me. Though at the moment I’m amazed there are great and great-great grand parents out there.

There is a Price

Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew speculation in activist communities that something sinister is at play.

Source: A puzzling number of men tied to the Ferguson protests have since died – The San Diego Union-Tribune

We do want to do the right thing, but all too often we are discouraged. It’s not just being ignored, it’s also having our lives threatened. One party ignores our efforts, another threatens our lives, it can take a lot of courage just to try.

So with people doing their best to avoid informing others it means investigations can and do fail. It takes persistence and a certain obstinance to get to the bottom of an affair.

Not having the resources I can but encourage others to pursue this. Something stinks here and it’s about time we dealt with it. Know you anything about the deaths mentioned above let your authorities know. For the longer certain parties continue to get away with their crimes, the longer our lives are going to be insecure.

Dads are Dangerous.

When a gunman approached a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Abdul Aziz ran outside and led him on a cat-and-mouse chase.

Source: When gunman advanced on New Zealand mosque, 1 man ran at him; death toll rises to 50 – The San Diego Union-Tribune

I suspect that Mr. Aziz was thinking of his kids. Fathers are protective creatures and they will hurt you if you threaten their children’s lives.

Where the number of fatalities is concerned, I’m afraid it could go higher as some of the wound succumb to their wounds, and more bodies are found.