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U.S. Mexico Border Wall Progress

  • 480 miles of the border completed!
  • 1 more question added. "What is the estimated number of illegal aliens that are not caught by CBP at our Southern Border?"
  • 40 questions in the FAQ so far.
  • More reference links added.  A few items were updated.

This may be the last update for a while.  I would like to add some hoax pictures and videos that are frequently used and increase the documentation on the "zero tolerance" and the "kids in cages" claim.  

Conservative News, Entertainment, and Social Media Links

Just added the only item to the Conservative Entertainment section: SalemNOW

This is big as liberal media is now more active in silencing and punishing conservatives and conservative media.

U.S. Mexico Border Wall Progress

At least 446 miles of the border completed!

14 more questions added. 2 are unanswered.

39 questions in the FAQ so far.  Most notable is question 36 dealing with children separated at the border during Trump's Zero Tolerance.

Several more links and links to videos added.  Several questions have been revised with more accurate information and reference links.  

U.S. Mexico Border Wall Progress

409 miles of the border completed so far!

The page is still being actively updated.  Several more questions have been added with a focus on keeping the content easy to navigate and organized.

25 questions in the FAQ so far.  Every section has been expanded.  

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2/23/21 10:14pm Tuesday
A few big things happened in the last week.

  • I bought a new bed which is a big decision as it will probably last 10 - 15 years.
  • Moved my computer back to my room.
  • Helped get a friend's car moved/removed.
  • Friend's cat died.  It made me very sad.

I know this is very brief, but I'm mentioning it for my own reference.

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1/29/21 9:22pm Friday
Two good history books:

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1/26/21 12:37am Tuesday
States With the Largest (and Smallest) Tax Burden

Interesting list, but I was a bit disappointed that Iowa placed 14 (Higher is better).

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5/11/20 7:55pm Tuesday
Audio Book  The Long Game: A Memoir by Mitch McConnell

Summary: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrates and summarizes his life and mostly his political career discussing what he has learned and gives us an insider look at the inner workings of life in the U.S. Senate.

Starting with his childhood and family life, Mitch McConnell details how he became interested at an early age to get into politics both at school and college as student president and how it has been his lifelong goal to become the Senate Majority leader.  The book chronicles his career all the way up to 2016 shortly before the 2016 presidency and talks about Trump not at all.  I wish I could hear his thoughts on Trump.  The new paperback version has a new afterward and a forward by president Trump.

The author is a great narrator and I liked his sense of humor.

Some of his biggest lessons that he has learned include the value of hard work and starting as early as possible on your campaign.  After you win you need to work hard to keep your promises.  Be ready to make decisions on the fly because you are elected to not only keep promises, but to make sound judgements.  Keep a clear head and don't let emotion cloud your judgement, because there is a lot of chaos and nonsense in the Senate let alone the House.  Patience and perseverance are also vital because it took nearly 30 years for Mitch McConnell to become the Senate majority leader.  Even when you lose you can sow the seeds for a later victory.  This last point is the one I don't fully agree with although he is very persuasive.

There were many other lessons learned as you read through the book.  Unfortunately, I get the impression that he is not a Christian even though he holds many conservative and Christian values. EDIT (5/12/20): Thankfully, I appear to be wrong. ref

Surprisingly, my already bad opinion of Obama became worse with this book.  Apparently, Obama does not like to listen or compromise and is very egotistical.  Joe Biden is, surprisingly, the opposite and my opinion of Biden actually went up after reading this book.

Conclusion: I give this book high marks although I have yet to have a political book score above 8/10.  I was pleasantly surprised with Mitch McConnell's speaking ability although in retrospect I suppose I shouldn't have been considering his occupation.

If you want the more complete version you will need to buy the book.

Purchased: 5/6/20
Finished: 5/11/20
Score: 8/10

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