Trump Backs Effort to Reduce Legal Immigration, Stabenow Talks Kid Rock, NASA Looking for Planetary Protection Officer: P.M. Links

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    President Trump is backing legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to reduce legal immigration.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is headed to the ASEAN summit in Manila to convince China and other countries to take a tougher stance on North Korea.
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) talks about Kid Rock, her potential 2018 Republican opponent.
  • The NAACP is issuing its first travel advisory, for Missouri.
  • NASA is looking for a "planetary protection officer" to defend Earth from aliens—it pays six figures.
  • "Even at 71, [Donald Trump] is easily the best golfer who has ever lived in the White House."
  • "Is the White House really a dump?"

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  1. President Trump is backing legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to reduce legal immigration.

    PRESIDENT INCREASES ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

    1. Hello.

      I can’t keep track about Trump anymore.

      Still better than Hillary and Obama though.

  2. NASA is looking for a “planetary protection officer” to defend Earth from aliens?it pays six figures.

    I don’t know. They wrote Will Smith out of the sequel, so who is left? Goldblum?

    1. Hey, anyone who can write a computer virus on a Mac to take down a complicated and advanced alien race deserves the job!

      1. Or just make the aliens layover in Atlanta, like everyone else does.

    2. Fuck, they really do take Paul Krugman seriously, don’t they?

      1. Of course they do. That’s how they’re able to make such gigantic policy reversals with a straight face

    3. I’ve already applied to be Earth’s Green Lantern.

      1. We all know you’d just use your powers to generate a giant pair of green breasts, which you would live between.

        1. I would never be so crass as to mock a man for wanting to make love to a giant turtle woman. I would have expected more from you as well Citizen X – #6.

          1. Clearly, he has been demoted to #7

      2. Wait, isn’t Green Lantern Earth’s Green Lantern?

        1. busy being deadpool.

    4. My vote is for Art Bell

  3. “Is the White House really a dump?”

    The ionic columns are classy, but not a gold toilet to be found in the place.

    1. Those are all at the Pentagon along with the $1000 a roll toilet paper.

  4. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) talks about Kid Rock, her potential 2018 Republican opponent.

    Excerpted from interview: [37 straight minutes of sobbing]

  5. The NAACP is issuing its first travel advisory, for Missouri.

    “Pretend to be Canadian.”

    1. My whole family has a travel advisory for Missery, the armpit of the Midwest

    2. They don’t call it Misery for nothing.

  6. “Even at 71, [Donald Trump] is easily the best golfer who has ever lived in the White House.”

    Isn’t that sort of like being the most medium-sized midget at fat camp?

  7. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) talks about Kid Rock, her potential 2018 Republican opponent.

    And the Democrats thought losing to Donald Trump was kid rock bottom.

    1. Nobody will elect someone who will stab “them” now anyways.

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  9. NASA is looking for a “planetary protection officer” to defend Earth from aliens?it pays six figures.

    WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT THEY’RE NOT TELLING US?!?

    1. really need them to tell you?

    2. That there’s plenty left to cut?

  10. NASA is looking for a “planetary protection officer” to defend Earth from aliens

    paging Alex Rogan.

  11. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is headed to the ASEAN summit in Manila to convince China and other countries to take a tougher stance on North Korea.

    Uh, he might want to start by spelling ASIAN correctly.

    1. I laughed harder at that than i probably should have.

    2. I hate jokes that I don’t think of first.

  12. “Even at 71, [Donald Trump] is easily the best golfer who has ever lived in the White House.”

    Zombie Eisenhower disputes.

  13. “Even at 71, [Donald Trump] is easily the best golfer who has ever lived in the White House.”

    Tremendous golfer. Believe me.

  14. Take two:

    NASA is looking for a “planetary protection officer” to defend Earth from aliens?it pays six figures.

    They can’t just build a wall and make the aliens pay for it?

    1. “We are going to build a great, big, beautiful planetary shield… and Jyn Erso is going to pay for that planetary shield.”

  15. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)

    changes campaign slogan to “you never met a motherf***er”

  16. The NAACP is issuing its first travel advisory, for Missouri.

    To be followed by travel advisories for certain neighborhoods in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, and Detroit, no doubt.

    1. Aaaaannd insufferable grand standing continues.

      Travel advisories within the same country are made by retards, for retards.

      If I listened to these idiots I wouldn’t have visited the Outer Banks this summer. I mean, transgender bathrooms and all that nonsense.

      1. Are you the guy who cut all the power to Hatteras and Ocracoke? If so, thanks for chasing all the tourists away in advance of my trip down there in a couple weeks!

        Fact: the Outer Banks and barbecue alone make up for all the rest of North Carolina’s nonsense.

        1. SHHHHHHH!

        2. books trip. in Blackhawks jersey.

        3. Barbecue? North Carolina? You mean that stuff they make by adding sugar to ketchup and smothering roast beef with it?

          1. You’re thinking of Texas. Real Carolina barbecue is half of a pig smoked for at least 24 hours, then chopped with apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and red pepper and savored as the religious experience that it is.

            1. these statements are correct.

  17. Is the White House really a dump?

    Given all the trash currently inside of it, I’m gonna say yes.

    1. That White House article becomes obnoxiously political. Apparently 70 million Americans live in hazardous housing too. I’m kind of wondering how broadly you need to define that to get a fifth of all Americans.

      1. LEAD PAINT!!!! ooga booga

        1. The article then has this sentences:

          “At one level, [the decor is] aspirational, meant to project the wealth so many citizens can only dream of,” author Peter York wrote in Politico. “But it also has important parallels – not with Italian Renaissance or French baroque, where its flourishes come from, but with something more recent. The best aesthetic descriptor of Trump’s look, I’d argue, is dictator style.”

          Then they talk fondly a bit about Buckingham Palace. At least have the decency to not slur someone as a dictator then praise a palace that was built by people whose claim to fame was being strong enough murder other people until they agreed to follow.

          1. The marble and gold in Buckingham Palace is classy because it’s got an English accent, not a New Yawk one.

            1. And it was installed almost a century before the White House was built, and doesn’t get updated every 4-8 years.

          2. “The best aesthetic descriptor of Trump’s look, I’d argue, is dictator style.”

            That’s the best description you have?

            Anyway, dictatorial “dictator style” describes most of the buildings in DC.

            1. The article described DC’s style as “Understated”.

          3. “Dictator style”? Okay that is just retarded. The architecture was ripped off from Greek styles.

      2. If you go by Federal and State guidelines, pretty much everything is a death trap.

        1. How anyone who has been in a federal courthouse or other government building does not think they seem like 504 Battery Drive in NYC the secret entrance to Men-in-Black HQ?

          1. they moved it after the movie came out.

  18. President Trump is backing legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to reduce legal immigration.

    I thought that was the good kind.

    1. I’ve been assured that no conservative wants to reduce legal immigration. It’s a strawman built by open borders crazies.

      1. I support eliminating illegal immigration as much as possible and reducing legal immigration.

        Why does the USA need to take in more than a few thousands immigrants each year?

    2. all 739 primary debaters said so.

    3. Is the headline true? The Legislation they are referencing is about converting the US to a skills based system of legal immigration.

      1. According to the WP, the bill:

        “The new proposal calls for drastic cuts to family-based immigration programs that allow siblings and grown children of U.S. citizens and legal residents to apply for green cards. (Minor children and spouses would still be able to apply.) A point system based on factors such as English ability, education levels and job skills would be created to rank applicants for the 140,000 employment-based green cards distributed annually.

        In addition, the senators also propose to cap refugee levels at 50,000 per year and to end a visa diversity lottery that has awarded 50,000 green cards a year, mostly to areas in the world that traditionally do not have as many immigrants to the United States, including Africa.”

        So, personally I agree with the Skill based system, but disagree with cutting the total numbers.

        1. What skill does Dalmia have?

        2. I propose we have a skills-based citizen expulsion program. Anyone without productive skills – like a Gender Studies major for example – is deported to Saudi Arabia via airdrop unless they sign a document waiving all future welfare state entitlements.

    4. This isn’t even new. Tom Cotton proposed something similar back in 2015 or 2016 I think. And yes it received lots of oohs and aahs from the right-o-sphere.

    5. Yes if they are white and don’t eat smelly foods and take baths frequently.

      1. Speaking of strawman….

        Of course, its about racism to justify the hysteria because America should reduce immigration numbers. We have plenty of people here. All kinds of people.

        I would like an answer as to why open border types want the USA to be flooded with immigrants. Why is ~330M people in America not enough people?

    6. Have I got good news for you. The new bill still lets in 600000 immigrants a year.

  19. President Trump is backing legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to reduce legal immigration.

    So, I’m confused – I thought the problem was *illegal* immigration. Because illegal immigrants are more likely to commit crimes (their coming here in violation of the law just being one indicator of their contempt for legality) and are harder to deal with because, being here illegally, they don’t pay taxes to fund the services they consume.

    So Trump is going to tighten the laws on immigration now? Which will ensure that there are more illegal immigrants (just higher quality, lower price ones) just like every effort at prohibition has ensured that the prohibited thing becomes widely and easily available?

    1. Well, Tom Cotton is trying to, with very little chance of success. But otherwise yes.

    2. Ironically, the skill-based US immigration system resulting from the Cotton bill would still be more open than Canada, Australia, and most developed countries’ systems.

      1. Well, yeah! We have to have the same socialist structures in place here in the United States only with wide open borders! What, why are you looking at me like that? Do I have something on my face?

        /sarc

      2. Non-ironically, you’re wrong. The skills-based system is a direct copy of the Canada/Australia system/rules.

        But with lower numbers – 140,000 for the US, 200,000 for Australia (with 1/12th the US population), 300,000 for Canada (with 1/9th the population of US).

        1. per year?

          Sorry, but I do not believe that Canada is importing foreign skilled workers at 300k per year.

    3. Just when prohibitionist fervor on drugs is starting to wane a bit, it resurfaces in another place, just applied to people.

    4. Re: Agammamon,

      So, I’m confused – I thought the problem was *illegal* immigration.

      Clearly, Trumpistas lied to everyone.

      They’re against all immigration if they think that HALF of all LEGAL immigration yearly is TOO MUCH.

      1. So by lying, you mean supporters of Trump said that legal immigration numbers will not be altered?

        I am fine with eliminating illegal immigration and further limiting legal immigration. Why is ~330 million people in the USA not enough?

        1. Why is it enough?

          And if you think 330 mil is enough, why are you ok with allowing those people to reproduce freely?

          1. This is such a silly argument. Preventing people from entering comes with infinitely fewer costs and necessary coercion than a birth ban does.

          2. why are you ok with allowing those people to reproduce freely?

            Do you expect me to hunt rabbits?

    5. The problem of illegal immigration was allowed to fester to such a point that now legal immigration needs to be reduced for a period.

      Bad immigration drives out good immigration you’d think a bunch of libertarians would understand that’s

  20. NASA is looking for a “planetary protection officer” to defend Earth from aliens?it pays six figures.

    *starts looking through stack of old papers on desk for resume*

    I’m in.

    1. Don’t libertarians support open Karman lines?

      1. Hey! I’ve *seen* ‘The Andromeda Strain’. I know what happens.

  21. “Is the White House really a dump?”

    While I’m not trusting Trump’s taste here – he has horrible taste – I will say that the place is over two hundred years old, was burnt down once, rebuilt over *15 years*, and has been added on to over the course of the next century, had to deal with retrofitting several new technologies (electricity, air conditioning, and internet at a minimum) and is a ‘historic building’ subject to strict controls on remodeling to ‘maintain its historic character’.

    1. You don’t think well-done steak with ketchup shows good taste?

      1. Not really – and that’s coming from a guy who likes his steak well-done and has been known to add a little ketchup (or A-1) from time to time.

        But mainly its his fetish for gold and gold and gold and baroquely detailed gold.

  22. “This includes demonstrated technical expertise to independently form technically sound judgments and evaluations in considerably complex situations.”

    Like this?

  23. “The NAACP is issuing its first travel advisory, for Missouri.”

    Umm Ed, the link here is just a repeat of the immigration link.

    1. I guess this is the story Ed is referring to.

      http://www.kansascity.com/news…..51802.html

  24. The NAACP is issuing its first travel advisory, for Missouri.

    LMAO. This is a hoot. Like not having a bunch of discivilizational naggers is going to hurt anyone’s feelings. Somewhere in Missouri, the buckle of the bible belt, someone is saying, “thank you, Jesus.”

    1. More like the meth lab of the Bible Belt. Though they did a good job of running the Mormons out of the Stage in the 1800s.

      1. State

  25. President Trump is backing legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to reduce legal immigration.

    Banana republic president El Trumpo says that the bill will raise people’s wages and reduce poverty. You know a politician is lying through his dirty teeth when he or she claims a piece of legislation will “reduce poverty”.

    1. It limits the legal importation of impoverished people so I could see it “reducing poverty”.

      The old “no public charge” immigration law is on the books but it isn’t enforced. This is why you get new laws.

    2. There is no cure for your TDS is there?

  26. Fix the Missouri link

  27. Gotta keep those illegal space aliens out.

    1. Not on my Earth lawn!

      *shakes fist at space

  28. The NAACP is issuing its first travel advisory, for Missouri.
    They are about 180 years too late. The Dred Scott case started in Missouri because it was a free state.

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