Friday, June 13, 2014

Finally, some bodies to put in all those FEMA camps.

You may have heard of the term "Potemkin Village" at some point.

Well, in 2014 we have the updated version.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles.

The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller.

The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children who came to the U.S. without their parents. The minors, who hail mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, are being called "Unaccompanied Children," or UACs.

Sent to members of Congress and staff by Rose Hacking, of the office of the assistant secretary of legislation at HHS, the invitation comes with the following commands:

No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in our vehicle)
No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed later
No interacting with staff and children at the shelter
We will provide photos of the facility after the tour

During the tour, "the tour guide will detail what goes on from room to room and the services youth are provided on a daily basis," the email invitation reads.

That the official term is " "Unaccompanied Children," or UACs" tells me everything I need to know. Hey Congressman, NO PICTURES!

At least in the Soviet Union, visitors to the Potemkin Village were allowed to take their own snaps.

Meanwhile, we have lots of pics featuring 300+ kids crashed on the floor of what looks like a school gym, they don't even have sleeping bags.

I guess when Hillary said "It takes a village to raise a child" all those years ago, she really meant "It takes a Potemkin Village to raise a UAC."

The Phantom


Alyric said...

Imagine if the president ordered people not to take pictures of the deplorable conditions he was keeping illegal immigrants in... and he had an (R) after his name. This isn't the first time it's happened, either - he forbid journalists from taking photos of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, if you recall. A few people were even arrested for it. Anything to avoid making himself look bad.

You know what the saddest part is? The moment a Democrat (and it will probably be a Democrat, because the press actually tries to keep Republicans in check) decides to move from soft tyranny to the more direct kind, the 'journalists' will be the first to experience it. He proved that when he spied on a bunch of them... and they still won't hold him accountable for it.

They'll deserve what happens to them, by simple virtue of creating the conditions that allowed it to happen. Unfortunately, a lot of people who don't deserve it will suffer with them.

Bill Elder said...

Time to re-read Unintended Consequences , in the current political climate it seems like predictive programming.

get it here -

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

Look on the upside, there's a pool of youts to teach windmill deconstruction.
That's going to be a skilled trade when the subsidies run out.