Thursday, May 14, 2015

We are starting to get into the 2016 election cycle already – after all, the 24 hour news cycle has to have something upon which to pontificate. Recent polls show that the top two issues concerning Americans are the economy/jobs and terrorism – which I classify as foreign policy/national security. However, in the world of political gimmickry the prevailing issue that liberal progressives wish to focus on is income equality. Their emphasis cannot be on the issue of record and concern for the American people. No, it must be on a made up, politicized false narrative of a grievance that serves to manipulate the populace purely for political gain.

This past weekend I was watching some of the NBA playoffs – especially since my hometown Atlanta Hawks have a shot at making it to the Eastern Conference finals. As I was watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls game it hit me – what is the real issue of income equality?

Here I was, watching these ten fellas on the court--who are all millionaires--and just laughed, wondering if these are the ones the progressive socialists target with their inane class warfare rhetoric. I mean they are getting paid gross amounts of money to play a game and they get how many months off from work? Okay, some of you are going to tell me that they truly have no off season – they are constantly training. And just how long is a game? I do not think it is comparable to the small business owner who is struggling to make payroll and putting in some 60-70 hours a week, or more.

Now, I looked up the minimum starting salary in the NBA – the last scale I found, which was for the 2011-2012 season, put the starting rate at $490,180. And at 10+ years in the NBA, the minimum salary is $1,399,507. So, if you are able to make the cut and just sit on the bench for 10 years, role playing, you can make a lucrative career and become a millionaire – which I do not begrudge.

DHS caught busing in illegal Somalis from Mexican border

Immigration official: 'Asylum' is the new password

Leo Hohmann / WND Exclusive
DHS buses carry immigrants from the border to detention centers where they are processed, given a court date and released.
DHS buses carry immigrants from the border to detention centers where they are processed, given a court date and released.

The U.S. is bringing in 100,000 Muslims every year through legal channels such as the United Nations refugee program and various visa programs, but new reports indicate a pipeline has been established through the southern border with the help of the federal agency whose job it is to protect the homeland.

They are coming from Somalia and other African nations, according to a Homeland Security official who was caught recently transporting a busload of Africans to a detention center near Victorville, California.

Somalia is the home base of al-Shabab, a designated foreign terrorist organization that slaughtered 147 Christians at a university in Kenya just last month. It executed another 67 at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2013, and has put out warnings that it will target malls in Canada and the U.S.

Dozens of Somali refugees in the U.S. have been arrested, charged and convicted of providing support to overseas terrorist organizations over the past few years.

Libya is also awash in Islamist terror following the death of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. ISIS beheaded 21 Coptic Christians on a Libyan beach in February.

So when Anita Fuentes of posted a video of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security bus pulling into a Shell station in Victorville, on the night of May 7, admitting he had a busload of Somalis and other Africans who had crossed the southern border, it raised more than a few eyebrows among those concerned with illegal immigration and national security.

A man who appeared to be a Customs and Border Patrol agent was filmed at the gas station at 10:30 p.m. When questioned by Fuentes, he informed her that his large touring bus was full of Somalis and other Africans being transported to a nearby detention center.