RON SCHALOW: Kill Bill 1427

Considering that the whole of North Dakota Republican officeholders backed the callus free lunatic with the “narcissistic personality disorder,” who likes signing large menus — with covers made out of baby dolphin skin and then waving them around like he’s bringing in a airliner, it stands to reason that the North Dakota GOP and white nationalists would be on the same page regarding refugees as the lumpy orange slug.

HB 1427 doesn’t have a fancy title with “freedom” in bold, but the first line reads, “A BILL for an Act to provide for the determination of refugee absorptive capacity.”

Absorptive capacity can mean anything the — oh so concerned ones — decide, and the horse$#!* phrase has a long history in the state.

I can remember all those times when a North Dakota town had the good fortune to grow, and some moron would say, “I know things are going super swell, but what about our absorptive capacity? We might need a law. The 20 below weather isn’t keeping people away like it used to.” Up came the walls and barricades.

It’s even happened in New York City, especially Manhattan. Leaders wondered how many more tax incentives they could give Donald Trump before their capacity would be reached absorption-wise? Being it’s currently close to a billion dollars, the city turned out to be like a sponge.

Plus, Trump admits to not paying federal taxes. We all absorb that,

Once, the bar in Ruso (population 0 to 3) had a count of 14 customers because some of the cabin owners got weary of staring at the water of Strawberry Lake, which exceeded the capacity of the bartender, so he just walked out of the joint, left the keys in door and went to absorb some Black Velvet in Velva.

The boobs in Bismarck were almost forced to write a law to slow down growth in the Bakken, which was 437 times 12 over it’s absorbing powers but decided they didn’t care to get yelled at by Mr. Hamm.

Now, we have Trump holding back refugees that have all been vetted two years longer than anyone in his Cabinet. Because he’s afraid for our safety? Horse$#!*. It’s been well-documented that the swollen abscess cares only for himself, and perhaps, one or two of his spawn, probably the ones with a matching blood type to his. Oh, and hairspray.

Our guys in Bismarck care about the cost of resettling refugees, with the assumption that there is a cost. They aren’t interested in hearing about anything in the plus column, so their minds are already made up. Other people just pull off one of the interstates and move to Fargo, with no absorbing questions asked. Somebody has to live in all of these friggen apartments and work the open jobs and the migration from Norway and Germany isn’t cutting it.

Rep. Christopher Olson of West Fargo, and a Grand something-or-other in the Basiat cult, is the sponsor of this horse$#!* bill. They can’t build schools fast enough in West Fargo, but they seem unafraid and willing to soak up the capacity overage. But that’s different, I guess.

Rep. Rich S. Becker, Grand Forks, is a co-sponsor.

Rep. Ben Koppelman of West Fargo is a co-sponsor. He likes them guns.

Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo is a co-sponsor.

Rep. Mark Owens of Grand Forks is a co-sponsor.

Rep. Steve Vetter of Grand Forks is a co-sponsor.

Sen. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks is a co-sponsor.

Sen. Judy Lee of West Fargo is a co-sponsor. Several years ago, Sen. Lee told me that she saw a product at the annual North Dakota Petroleum Council conference-lobbying event that could be poured into a rail tanker full of Bakken crude to keep the contents from blowing up during a derailment. I thought it odd, because it was so stupid.

Sen. Larry Luick of Fairmount is a co-sponsor. They can’t be turning anyone away in Fairmount, except Craig Cobb.

So, heavy on the West Fargo and Grand Forks. No refugees, and few others, are even going to look for Fairmount. Not sure how many of these sponsors revere the long dead Frenchman, Bastiat.

Rep. Olson Facebook pitch for bill:

“As a Christian and a firm believer in charity, I believe that America can be a beacon of hope for those individuals who come from destitute and war-torn areas, who wish to assimilate into our nation, embrace its principles and become productive citizens. That said, any such programs have a certain impact on communities, and these communities have both a responsibility and a right to determine their absorptive capacity.

“This Friday (2/3/17), I’ll be testifying for my legislation that will apply greater accountability within our resettlement program as to the precise impact on communities. This legislation comes as a response to community leaders, and the people who, just over a year ago indicated with a 57 percent margin they wished the resettlement to end.

“It is both an injustice to North Dakota citizens, as well as current refugees, to ignore the fiscal impact on communities and especially welfare programs.”

Being a Christian has nothing to do with this, and nobody is asking for charity. This is a State Department program that has been functioning just swell for over 60 years. It’s part of our foreign policy, and it’s the right thing to do.

The Natives have been here for 10,000 years, or longer, and other people have been coming to this continent for at least a 1,000 years, many against their will. The United States isn’t full, and North Dakota surely isn’t.

Assimilate? I’ve been here 60 years and found that people live as they please. Freedom. Liberty. The whole shebang. I wouldn’t assimilate into the Olson way at gunpoint.

“Embrace its principles,” he says. But Olson is not embracing the principles of this country, which basically boils down to not being a dick to the rest of the world and help whenever possible, and we have some amends to make. It’s more than possible. It’s an imperative. It is un-American not to help people who are surrounded by terror and death. North Dakota has plenty of space in the spare bedroom.

We don’t take polls to find disagreement with the lady on Staten Island. Her words were written with a permanent marker and have held up at every fad of isolationism.

“It is both an injustice to North Dakota citizens, as well as current refugees, to ignore the fiscal impact on communities and especially welfare programs,” Olson claims.

The only injustice is to innocents abroad. And don’t assume that there is a fiscal impact. Even if there was, the case could be made that everyone in the valley is subsidized, directly or indirectly, so let’s find all of the fiscal impacts and ban those involved. “They are not seen,” says Frederic Bastiat.

Bastiat’s  ‘That which is seen, and that which is not seen’:

“In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects. Of these effects, the first only is immediate; it manifests itself simultaneously with its cause — it is seen. The others unfold in succession — they are not seen: it is well for us, if they are foreseen.”


“For the community of conservative thinkers and experts, and more importantly, conservative politicians, this is a testing time. Either you stand up for your principles and for what you know is decent behavior, or you go down, if not now, then years from now, as a coward or opportunist. Your reputation will never recover, nor should it.” — Eliot A. Cohen

2 thoughts on “RON SCHALOW: Kill Bill 1427”

  • Bob H February 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Are you just an Extreme Drug user or are you selling also to make enough money to stay alive. ??? Wow, what a waste of Words !!!

  • Ron Schalow February 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    That’s a good argument. I didn’t think everyone would understand it, and I was right. I dumbed it down as much as i could. Thanks for trying, though, Bob.


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