Monthly Archives:February 2016

Karl denniger has a good breakdown of this issue when it comes to Ted Cruz.

first there is this question about his citizenship:

There’s a clean question on the table regarding dual citizenship for persons born in Canada prior to 1977 (when they changed their law to officially recognize dual nationality.)

Prior to that date, with few exceptions, you could not hold dual nationality with Canada.  In other words the very act of “renouncing” Canadian Citizenship means that Cruz never held US citizenship at birth because his parents had to declare his nationality at the time he was born.

There may be exceptions that were available at the time but the law now is immaterial.

The only material fact is what the law was then, in 1970, in Canada when Cruz was born.

If his parents declared US for him then he had nothing to renounce and he has a document called a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

This is the legal equivalent of a US Birth Certificate and Cruz either has one from the time of his birth or he does not.  If he does not then he is not a US Citizen as he was never naturalized by his own admission and at birth the nation in which he was born did not recognize dual nationality.

Where is that document Cruz?  Your mother’s birth certificate is immaterial.  What matters is whether you were declared a Canadian or US Citizen at birth and what documentation you have to prove it.

You see, in 1970 there was no “and” option.

Cruz either has that Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which is his legal proof of US Citizenship just as my Birth Certificate is mine, or he doesn’t and he’s not a citizen at all as his parents declared his citizenship as Canadian and the land he were born in prohibited dual nationality at the time.

If he doesn’t have that document, of course, there’s a little problem with the office Senator Cruz holds now, say much less his running for President.


So this has not been answered by Cruz.  Why not?  Now Trump has risen the stakes even higher by threatening a lawsuit.  If Cruz doesn’t provide proof of the required documentation then there is no way he is eligible for citizenship at all which means his senate seat should immediately be forcibly vacated as well.  This also puts all votes he did as invalid and the votes would have to be recounted WITHOUT his vote taken into account.

Come on folks.  Does everyone figure that because the Demopublicans got Barry into office under cloudy circumstances now mean the Republicrats can now up the ante and have a potential clear cut case of an ineligible person serving in our highest office is now ok?  What is even more dismaying is i am seeing many “republicans” blindly following their national party into this cesspool.  Aren’t the local party offices supposed to be able to think for themselves?  Ted Cruz can EASILY have Trump shut up on this issue and embarrass him by producing the Consular Report of Birth Abroad.  Let’s go Ted…if you are a US Citizen this should be easy for you to produce.  If you really want to show Trump up and Shut Trump up produce this document immediately.  Otherwise you are not a potential non-citizen like Barry but there’s no way you are one and you are even worse than Barry and the “Republican” party is even worse than the Democrats.  This means both parties are out to destroy this country…and most likely most of the citizens will happily vote these criminals into office.


Take a look at what Karl Denniger has on his site.  I can only grab the text so hit the link..:)




Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Employment declined in private educational services, transportation and warehousing, and mining.


Well, that’s not very interesting…. let’s look at the big chart that matters (employment:population ratio):

And yet the mainslime lying media is quoting the participation rate from the adjusted numbers and claiming that it improved.  It did not; it was down 4 ticks to 59.0.

Now to be fair, last year, same month, it was also down four ticks.  It’s called “seasonal firing” in January, and it happens every year.  This year the household numbers say that while the population went up about 461,000 people the number of people actually employed went down by 666,000.

Yes, you read that right — negative 666,000.

Oh, and the unadjusted unemployment rate was up from 4.8% last month to 5.3% — a huge jump.

Who got screwed the worst?  Women and teens; teens saw their unemployment rate fly higher by 2.3% (!) from 14.2 -> 16.5%.

But, this is expected in January as seasonal employees are fired.

There’s another problem here in the data though….. that’s found here:

What? There were 2.99 million jobs reported lost in the establishment survey with over 2 million of those in services.  In other words the “gain” was due to “seasonal adjustment” and it was utterly monstrous; if reported on the establishment survey without same it would have been a ruinously bad print.

Is there any good news in here?  Yes; average weekly hours is up a tenth to 34.6, all in services — in goods-producing jobs the workweek was down a tenth.  And hourly wages were up materially (12 cents/hour), after being flat last month.  I suspect most of this was minimum-wage increase laws that took effect in January although the dispersion was pretty even, which would not be expected if that was the cause (you’d expect most of it in hospitality, for example.)

As they say….. interesting….