If you’ve been following my adventures in conservative politics and the new media, then you might know that this is my third website since last July. That isn’t ideal, of course– not if you want to draw readers to your blog. But my life changed so much in 2012 that the moves were necessary. To anyone who got lost in the shuffle, my apologies.
Between November of 2011 and November 6, 2012, I was a Herman Cain supporter, a Rick Santorum grassroots volunteer, worked for Restoring America Project PAC, wrote and edited at Tea Party Tribune then worked for Americans For Prosperity. In the meantime, I started writing for Integrity, which consists of blogging for their business clients’ websites.
Here at Lowering the Boom, you’ll find conservative-themed images, stories and commentary. But don’t expect to find a lot of snarkiness. It’s just not something I’m good at.
– Becca Lower
Just another radio show…?
Imagine for a moment being newly married across continents, one spouse residing in the U.S. and the other in Europe. Obviously, this would be difficult to deal with in the best of circumstances, since newlyweds typically want to spend as much time as possible together. Now imagine that the spouse residing in the U.S. ends up severely ill, and must be hospitalized. While talking with the doctors about important health issues, that person cannot speak with the spouse that is half a world away, because the hospital staff refuses to allow a phone call. In spite of the fact that the sick spouse does have some family around, it is still an unbearable situation, because the one person that is really needed to comfort that person is not present – can’t be, because the U.S. government forbids it. The couple decided to do the “right” thing, and is in the middle the legal immigration process. During that process, the individual applying for a resident visa may not travel to the U.S.
Unfortunately, that is precisely what is happening to Katrina Jorgensen, a conservative political activist living in the D.C. area. Her story has been spreading through the ranks of conservatives on social media, and on blogs. Kai Jørgensen, her husband in Norway, is the subject of a Twitter hashtag – #VisaForKai – and people are being encouraged to contact their Representatives and Senators in Washington, asking them to act on behalf of this couple. It’s only one couple, but they are emblematic of a serious problem with our immigration system that has been all but completely ignored for years.
Read the rest. And tune in to FTR Radio tonight at 11pm EST, as Katrina Jorgensen is Liz and Taylor’s guest on “The Right War”. Katrina is a regular FTR host in her own right: she anchors the network’s foreign affairs show, “World Class Hour with Katrina Jorgensen”, Tuesdays at 11pm EST.
In the Ryan-Murray budget "deal" you will now have to pay more for THIS: pic.twitter.com/Nx9dWEDrCH
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 11, 2013
So let's all unite and once again prove Republican priorities by taxing you to fly home to Grandma to pay for Defense pork.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) December 11, 2013
Hat tip Jimmie Bise
Jimmie Bise has Storified Domenech’s full rant.
— Jordan Conner™ (@Just_Jay_Cee) December 6, 2013
In keeping with tradition, Ohio State players held up middle finger to signify the start of the first quarter. #OSUvsMSU
— Stu Whitney (@stuwhitney) December 8, 2013