Immigration or citizenship

This article is irritating.

But then so is the politics behind the immigration legislation. I say let the chips fall where they may and figure out how some Mexicans living in the US can obtain citizenship and why some cannot.

The last thing we need is successful Mexicans living in the US. The first thing we need is successful Americans living in the US. The unsuccessful can go back home. And while we are at it, the Mexican criminals can go back home to finish their incarceration.

I don’t particularly care how many years it takes someone from the Philippines to become a citizen (read the article). I care about having as many successful Americans as possible and as few illegals as possible.

And don’t talk to me about jumping to the head of the line. I don’t care about being fair to all when it comes to immigration. We either have a good neighbor policy or we don’t. We play the hand we are dealt, not the one we wish we had. Sure I wish things were different but they are not.

Get off the chamber pot and get on with life. We have had enough of your cr@pola, Mr. Republican and Mr. Democrat.

How do we incent the good to become citizens and disincent the bad? Go figure that out.

Rep. Duffy takes half a step in the right direction

He is everywhere talking about reducing the size of government and then he does this:

For the kids: Current policies have allowed Washington bureaucrats to make the decisions about the education of our kids instead of parents, teachers, and our communities. Before heading home this week I was very glad to vote for the Student Success Act. This bill rewrites  federal K-12 education law and empowers parents and teachers to make the decisions about a child’s education.

Somehow it seems wrong when the federal government grants permission to states and parents to handle a child’s education. There should be NO federal K-12 law at all. Ok, maybe it is better than No Child Left Behind but that does not make it good for you, me, or the children.

Can’t we just get it through our heads that the more the federal government does then the more it is to be blamed?

I am all for improvement but we don’t need to be empowered by the federal government.


Rep. Sean Duffy Speaks about Privacy

Ok, I like him personally even though I ran against him in 2012. We don’t always disagree but we rarely agree completely. (BTW,  I ran against him but I was not in any way “opposition”. Maybe next time.)

In this instance, we agree more than we disagree so please allow me to show you his video.

(I am beginning to hate the phrase “We must find a balance…”  I don’t think we need to find a balance between surveilling every American or capturing terrorists.We just need to capture terrorists and not surveill every American. If we can put men on the moon surely we can do this…)

Anyway, here is Rep. Sean Duffy making a point…


Cybersecurity and ISP Collusion: The Eighth Day

Sigh. Representative Sean Duffy voted for the bill that creates an obligation for private companies to report law breaking activities to the US government. Like all recent bills, we will finally learn what is in it now that it has passed one chamber.

Provisions were included that (oh, how did they say it delicately?)  ‘addressed the concerns of advocates for privacy rights’. You know,not really anything unconstitutional but just a group of people who have concerns over your privacy. Like other advocates of other causes. Not really spying or anything like that.

Why build your own internet spy network for US criminality when you can use the ones already built by private companies?  The new bill allegedly channels information through one agency to be disbursed to other government agencies at any level the President desires.

The amalgamation of you and your company’s private and personal communication to be handed over to the federal government.

If you are a law abiding citizen  you have nothing to fear until the day the federal government decides that what you are doing is now against the law. Just think. Soon you will have a life score and can go to and see how your life’s worthiness stacks up to others.

So if you are a religious person and you believe that God sees all and knows all, how do you feel about your government having this one power same as God? The power to look into you and judge you, the power to mete out vengeance, retribution, and rewards.

Remember …it is all done to keep you safe.Nothing to worry about whatsoever….What could possibly go wrong?

…and the Beast smiled with satisfaction. It was the morning and the evening of the eighth day…







My letter to Rep. Sean Duffy

I replied to Representative Duffy’s email on Sunday with the following email:

The Honorable Representative Sean Duffy,

Could you kindly explain why this email is not propaganda? I refer you to Merriam-Webster for the following definition:

1capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions

2: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

3: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect

I wrote a post on my blog about this and you are welcome to reply there, if it pleases you.


Email from Rep. Sean Duffy:(Note to readers: I corrected the letter’s misspelling of the word “President’s” within the original)

Dear Friend,
Here’s some of the latest news and happenings taking place in Washington and Wisconsin:
On the House Floor
Last Wednesday afternoon, we passed H.R. 444, the Require a Plan Act . The legislation requires the President to finally spell out how he intends to balance the budget. Simply put, no American family can make do without a detailed budget for how to spend their money and the United States Government should be no different. We’re more than $16 trillion in debt and every year we spend $1 trillion more than we take in yet the Senate hasn’t passed a budget in nearly four years and the President has once again missed the deadline for presenting a budget. If we have to keep passing legislation to bring attention to these critical fiscal issues, then we’ll gladly do so. I remain committed to restoring stability to our country’s long-term future, and step one in that process is passing a balanced budget.
In the District
After the last vote Wednesday afternoon, I was on the first plane back to Wisconsin where I held town hall meetings in Tomahawk, Eagle River, Minocqua, Crandon, Florence and Marshfield. Since the start of the year, I’ve held 17 town hall meetings and am well on the way to achieving my having one town hall in every county by the spring! Stay tuned for news about when I’ll be in your community.
This Tuesday night, I’ll return to Washington for the President’s State of the Union Address along with a busy slate of committee hearings and floor votes. I’ll be sure to fill you in on the details next week.
Sean P. Duffy

What the political parties do best…blame each other

We know how the Washington blame game goes… Representative Sean Duffy is fed Republican Party scripted material and tells us that Democrats and President Obama are to blame for America’s ills. Obama and the Democrats of course blame the Republicans.
But, as a member of the House of Representatives, Sean Duffy helps dictate funding for the US government. Clearly if he helps decide what projects to fund and how to balance our budget, then he has a role in our nation’s problems. But, neither party admits their role in our problems, so how can we– the American People– expect any solutions from them?
Sean Duffy is a decent man, but he’s shackled (like Pat Kreitlow) by a lamestream political party that tells him to blame the other side for America’s ills.  Both Republican and Democratic parties control their members to ensure that their candidates do not go against the party ideology. Watch Rep. Duffy do as he was instructed by the Republican Party: blame the problem on Democrats.