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April 3, 2020

In Echo Of Trump, GA House Speaker Despairs That Coronavirus Vote-By-Mail Measures Would Help Dems

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:19

Republicans know they can not win an election unless they cheat by using all the voter suppression and gerrymandering tools they can.    They are not interested in changing their ideas to match what the people want, nor are they interested in opening up their party.   They are a party in decline and will continue to be, but they cheat hard enough to keep winning.   Now with McConnell having packed the courts even if they lose the legislative branch and the executive branch of government they can still enforce their hateful ideas and help the wealthy through the judicial branch.  Hugs

In Echo Of Trump, GA House Speaker Despairs That Coronavirus Vote-By-Mail Measures Would Help Dems

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R) said the quiet part out loud Wednesday, bashing the secretary of state’s move to mail out absentee ballot applications to the state’s registered voters because the higher voter participation “will be extremely devastating to Republicans and conservatives in Georgia.”

“Every registered voter is going to get one of these,” he added in an interview with FetchYourNews, a local news site. “This will certainly drive up turnout.”

Ralston echoed President Donald Trump in his sentiments, who Monday aired a similar fear about Democratic proposals like increasing vote by mail and same-day registration.

“The things they had in there were crazy,” Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” “They had things — levels of voting that, if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”

Praise the Dear Leader at all times

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:50

What being a Democrat use to mean.

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:48

This country is already a social capitalism mix.

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Hate, Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:46

This administration and State Propaganda TV runs on fear and outrage.   It is time people realize what they are hearing on SPTV is lies and distortions.  They are afraid of a boogeyman that simply doesn’t exist.   Hugs

Our Health Care System Is Broken

Filed under: Economics, Health, News, People I like, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:32

Leaked Border Patrol Memo Tells Agents to Send Migrants Back Immediately — Ignoring Asylum Law

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 07:29

The problem is this is a sort of martial law.    The president & administration has decided to just not follow the laws of the country and international treaty for no good reason.   The virus is here people, the genie is out of the bottle.  Ignoring the law to carry out a racist program is not legal and has no legitimate purpose.  The bigger question to consider is if they get away with this, what civil laws will they just ignore next?   If you think we can not lose our democracy look what just happened in Hungry, and what has been happening in Egypt.    Their government used pretexts to invoke new laws and powers and kept doing it until the leader because the sole law themself.  This is what tRump has been pushing for the last 3+ years and it looks like he is going to get it.  This administration ignores any requirements they don’t like such as archiving mail, not mixing political campaigning and government functions, not responding to any requests for information even when ordered to do so by the courts.    Hell tRump owes states for all his rallies costs because he refuses to pay anyone thinking he is above the need to pay for what he takes.    All hail the Dear Leader.    Hugs

The administration gave the Border Patrol unchallengeable authority over migrants seeking asylum by invoking a little-known power given to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. public health agency, to ban the entry of people or things that might spread “infectious disease” in the U.S. The CDC on March 20 barred entry of people without proper documentation, on the logic that they could be unexamined carriers of the disease and out of concern about the effects if the novel coronavirus swept through Customs and Border Protection holding facilities.

U.S. immigration law requires the government to allow people expressing a “well-founded” fear of persecution or torture to be allowed to pursue legal status in the United States. The law also requires the government to grant status to anyone who shows they likely face persecution if returned to their homeland.

“The Trump administration’s new rule and CDC order do not trump U.S. laws passed by Congress and U.S. legal obligations under refugee and human rights treaties,” Eleanor Acer, of the legal advocacy group Human Rights First, told ProPublica. “But the Trump administration is wielding them as the ultimate tool to shut the border to people seeking refuge.”

Two weeks ago, the Trump administration hastily put in place a policy, which the internal guidance calls Operation Capio, to push the overwhelming majority of unauthorized migrants into Mexico within hours of their apprehension in the U.S.

Over 7,000 people have been expelled to Mexico under the order, according to sources briefed by Customs and Border Protection officials.

The guidance, shared with ProPublica by a source within the Border Patrol, instructs agents that any migrant caught entering without documentation must be processed for “expulsion,” citing the CDC order. When possible, migrants are to be driven to the nearest official border crossing and “expelled” into Mexico or Canada. (The Mexican government has agreed to allow the U.S. to push back not only Mexican migrants, but also those from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; the four countries account for about 85% of all unauthorized border crossings.)

Under the Refugee Convention, which the U.S. signed onto in 1968, countries are barred from sending someone back to a country in which they could be persecuted based on their identity (specifically, their race, nationality, religion, political opinion or membership in a “particular social group”).

The Trump administration has taken several steps to restrict the ability of migrants to seek asylum, a form of legal status that allows someone to eventually become a permanent U.S. resident. Until now, however, it has acknowledged that U.S. and international law prevents the U.S. from sending people back to a place where they will be harmed. And it has still allowed people who claim a fear of persecution to seek a less permanent form of legal status in the U.S. (In the last two weeks of February, 2,915 people were screened for humanitarian protection, according to the most recent statistics provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.)

The Border Patrol guidance provided to ProPublica shows that the U.S. is acting as if that obligation no longer applies.

Elizabeth Warren: How John Bolton Blew Off Senators Who Asked About Global Pandemics

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:10

Elizabeth Warren: How John Bolton Blew Off Senators Who Asked About Global Pandemics

 

Bolton, she notes, did not provide her and Murray the briefing they requested on global health security and pandemic preparedness. The senators received a generic response letter that did not address their list of questions. Warren says this reply symbolizes “the heart of why this [coronavirus] crisis is hitting so hard right now. Our government has been run for the past three years by people who don’t believe in government or at least don’t believe in government except to help themselves and their friends.” She adds, “The consequence of that is that they were willing day after day after day to strip out the people who perform the basic functions of government.”

Greed of the wealthy over the health of the working class slaves

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Family, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:06

Not to mention, he really really wants the electoral votes of Florida

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:00

 

I feel like this leaves out another critical piece of this: Trump spends a lot of time in Florida at a business he owns there.

It may be only about helping states who stroke his ego, which is gross enough, but it seems pretty likely he also is prioritizing his personal wellbeing over the wellbeing of the country as a whole, which puts way more people in critical danger.

disshoeciate:

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reinforcing the statement that Trump would help out Blue states more if “our governors were nicer to him.”

Not to mention, he really really wants the electoral votes of Florida

Well said, people need to understand this

A clear case of revenge and bigotry

I posted about this yesterday but some may have not understood the extent of the damage this does.  It is a clear hateful harmful action by tRump to hurt others to keep more money in his pockets and the  pockets of his friends.  Doing this deprives the tribe of far more than the casino they need.   Hugs

The tribe’s proposed casino would have been competition for two casinos in Rhode Island owned by Twin River Worldwide Holdings, whose president, George Papanier, was once a finance executive at the Trump Plaza casino hotel in Atlantic City, The Washington Post reported.

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the Conservative Political Action Committee, is a lobbyist for Twin River casinos, Keating noted. His wife, Mercedes Schlapp, is the White House strategic communications director.

Trump attacked Native American casinos in the past as unfair competition when his operations in Atlantic City were still functioning, at one point calling them the “biggest scandal ever.”

A slave population needs the words “never again” to to apply to them also

Destroying the planet on the sly

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Greed, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:41

She is correct

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:35

People are not livestock to be used by the “owners”, this situation needs to be changed if the country is to continue for the good of all of us all instead of for just a few at the upper wealth level.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 06:29

The imagery is perfect.

I love this.   The wording is perfect.   Hugs

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Craig Allen Wilkes wrote it. Tommy Lee posted it.

#NailedIt

Follow the money

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:15
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Follow the money, aka follow Jared’s WhatApp.

He is for sure the number one asshole of all time

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 06:13
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What a totally made up thing to say. ‘Number one’ at what? There is no context.

He is for sure the number one asshole of all time.

The Republican way to cull the herd. They think of lower incomes / poor people as nuisance livestock to be used then gotten rid of

This is a national emergency and a crime,

Add that 10 million to the 30 million or more without healthcare insurance but then add to all of them the underinsured or too poor to use their insurance.  See the need to completely revamp the medical system of the US?   HUgs
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That’s 10 million reasons in two weeks.

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