Caging

Now that Texas, Georgia, and Florida Republicans have left America by subverting the right of every American to vote, let us look at the rest of the southern Republicans, 66% of which favor secession. According to several polls, the phantom confederacy overwhelmingly favors leaving the Union. To be fair, five...

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  • July 16, 2021

The Republican Party is outraged, outraged—I say—that Rep. Ilhan Omar issued a thoughtful albeit controversial statement. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” said Omar, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity”...

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  • June 14, 2021

And in case you’re giving Donald Trump credit for a level of understanding that seems beyond his ken, he also thinks Republicans will take back the House. And no one thinks that.  No, it appears he thinks the Senate is lost because there are some GOP senators he doesn’t like — and...

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  • October 24, 2020

In May of 1996, my middle son graduated high school. I had been hospitalized the Tuesday before his ceremony, because of a hereditary bleeding disorder, I have suffered from since age 34. I was due to be released from the hospital on Thursday the day before his graduation but I...

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  • October 5, 2020

Only kings or potentates, dictators, and despots believe the propaganda of their own words. The worst of them, impose it by force and murder.  King Salman, President Erdogan, Supreme Leader Khamenei, and President for life, (lest you risk being poisoned), Vladimir Putin have all declared themselves either supreme or believe they should...

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  • September 7, 2020

Trump adviser, virulent racist, and bleach-damaged gimp costume Stephen Miller is preparing a White House speech on … oh, just read the tweet. x Stephen Miller, who crafted @realDonaldTrump immigration policy at the southern border, including separating families and caging children, is preparing a @WhiteHouse speech on race relations. @aurnonline #AURN report...

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  • June 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s (D. OR) re-election campaign: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D. OR) Attorney General William Barr said that a president, by definition, cannot ever obstruct justice. When protesters were peacefully demonstrating in front of the White House for black lives and against police brutality, he supported...

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  • June 9, 2020

Peter Wehner argues in The Atlantic (paywall, some free articles) that The Trump Presidency Is Over. It took until the second half of Trump’s first term, but the crisis has arrived in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s hard to name a president who has been as overwhelmed...

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  • March 13, 2020

We all bore witness to the sheer horror of seeing families at the border ripped apart, and parentless children sleeping en masse on cold jail floors. Trump’s advocates literally argued detained children weren’t entitled to having much of anything in jail, including soap or toothbrushes.  More than half of the...

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  • October 27, 2019

Let’s just let the whole bag of cats loose.  This so called president thinks brown and black and every color but orange and white should be caged or deported upon entering the country.   He is a projector.   He projects everything, including this whole immigration problem.    Did he wish his...

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  • July 17, 2019

I missed most of the hearing today but caught this link and it was awesome.  When dems stand up to these bullies and remind them that WE the People are who legislators represent, then we get somewhere.  No more of this, my good friend, crap.  People who embrace or enable...

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  • July 12, 2019

‘Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.’-Paul Ryan. The preceding quote was a reported candid criticism from the book, American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump by Tim Alberta. My...

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  • July 12, 2019

I am honored to say that I am a veteran and was part of the finest fighting force in all of human history. We knew it, the world knew it, and we have always projected our strength through peaceful missions as opposed to oppression and empire-building.  I would always look...

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  • July 4, 2019

The day before the historic streets of my hometown of Washington D.C. are possibly pulverized, by Donald Trump’s request for “Sherman tanks,” longtime childhood conflicts for me and many Black Americans are resurfacing. The Fourth of July celebrates the country’s independence. The day we memorialize as the beginning of independence from...

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  • July 3, 2019

Welp, us Gen Xers and Millennials might be boned out of retirement: Social Security's trust funds will be tapped out by 2035, according to an annual report released Monday by trustees of the government's two largest entitlement programs, the other being Medicare.  Trump and Mitch McConnell blew up our national...

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  • April 26, 2019

Welp, we Gen Xers and millennials might be boned out of retirement: Social Security's trust funds will be tapped out by 2035, according to an annual report released Monday by trustees of the government's two largest entitlement programs, the other being Medicare.  Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell blew up our...

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  • April 26, 2019

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (with apologies to Bubbanomics) ha ha ha ha ha! Politico: Just days after she announced plans to resign as Homeland Security secretary, Nielsen and her allies are working to rehabilitate her reputation, arguing that she’s...

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  • April 10, 2019

This is absolutely critical. Rick Scott, and even Ron DeSantis, have had their leads cut significantly as final absentee ballots trickle in and provisional ballots are starting to be counted. Right now, Scott has only a 0.35% lead. There were a record number of provisional ballots given out because of a voter...

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  • November 8, 2018

The GOP has, in multiple states, enacted severe penalties for the completely non-existent crime of in-person voting fraud. This is mostly to scare people in lower income areas into thinking that voting could be a crime—and make them think that perhaps it’s best not to risk casting a ballot. The true crime,...

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  • October 27, 2018

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand—someone who is devoutly religious and actually follows the Bible—called it: Trump is doing the devil’s work. His ideas are evil, “from darkness,” and rooted in hate. Trump is a monster. Coincidentally, in 2016, right before the election, the Brookings survey found that white evangelicals completely flipped on “personal immorality.” When I read...

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  • June 21, 2018