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October 17, 2019

Equal rights / treatment for all

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 07:35

Details mattter

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Facts, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 07:25

Trump does not care about Sept 11 nor America. He is an orange husk filled with garbage.

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October 16, 2019

War crimes

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:08

October 15, 2019

Or, you know, maybe you’re just racist

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:21

White nationalist delivers ethnocentric policies to the dictators of the world

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 05:41

https://liberalsarecool.com/

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White nationalist delivers ethnocentric policies to the dictators of the world.

October 9, 2019

Holding people illegally in for profit prisons paid for by the taxpayer

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, Greed, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:21

 

The surge in migrant detention has occurred against the backdrop of a criminal justice overhaul in Louisiana that has reduced the state’s prison population and threatened the economies of the small towns that rely on the jails.

ICE has stepped into the void. At Winn, which started detaining migrants in May, employee salaries have risen from $10 an hour to $18.50. Local officials have signed contracts that guarantee millions in payments to the local government, the state, and a private prison company based in the state, while still allowing ICE to detain migrants at a daily cost well below its national average.

 

Detainees are required to walk from site to site with their hands clasped behind their backs, as if they are handcuffed. Most employees don’t speak Spanish or Hindi and communicate with migrants using hand signals or a few words of English that one person can translate to others.

 

Advocates blame the administration for detaining legitimate asylum seekers who could otherwise be released with future court dates. They say the jails in Louisiana epitomize the problem.

A federal judge recently ruled that ICE was unlawfully refusing to release asylum seekers in Louisiana under its authority to grant parole. Lawyers say very few people are granted parole from Winn or other facilities in the state. Without it, detainees must request bond from an immigration judge, which can take months.

 

A decline in prison population could eventually have led to the prison closing, Jordan said.

“It would be devastating,” he said. “You’d see people moving, bankruptcy. It would be like an automobile plant closing.”

Jordan, ICE, and LaSalle Corrections, which was already running the prison, agreed in May to a five-year contract, with an option to add five more.

ICE pays around $70 per day for each inmate, Jordan said, more than double what the state was paying to house convicts. That is still well below what ICE pays nationally, which it estimated at around $133 per day in 2017.

Much more at the link above as always.    Hugs

October 8, 2019

Openly racist again

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:00

Military expert warns support for Trump in the US armed forces is ‘downright cult-like

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:57

Military expert warns support for Trump in the US armed forces is ‘downright cult-like’ — and creating frightening divisions within the ranks

“The constant drumbeat of right-wing conspiracy theories and hateful political rhetoric has found its way into a sizable portion of the U.S. military’s rank and file,” Ravalgi warns. “Not too long ago, the majority of those serving in the military would have identified themselves as Reagan Republicans. But just as that brand of Republicanism has been replaced by Trumpism among civilian Republicans, so too has it seeped into the armed forces — and by these standards, even Ronald Reagan would be viewed as a socialist.”

Ravalgi goes on to say that “support for Donald Trump among a large segment of the U.S. military is downright cult-like” — which she says “doesn’t make sense” to her because “Trump is everything the U.S. military should despise: a draft dodger, adulterer, flabby, lazy, unread, a tabloid joke for decades, and TV reality show star.”

To critics of Trump, the impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats is a prime example of checks and balances at work. But to Trump devotees and the alt-right, it is an attempted coup d’etat by Democrats and the “deep state” — and Ravalgi is worried about people in the military who buy into such conspiracy theories.

 

 

Criticize the terrible racist one

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:20

October 6, 2019

The environmental damage being done for this do nothing positive show wall is large and not fixable. So many species affected.

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Harm, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:41

Attorney for Botham Jean’s Family: Neighbor Who Testified Against Amber Guyger Shot and Killed in Dallas

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:58

I read about this earlier this morning.  This man was executed for testifying against a guilty police officer.   He was shot in the mouth, could it be any clearer?   This needs to be aggressively investigated.   This article doesn’t mention where he was shot but the one I read said he was getting out of his car and he was ambushed.  He was shot in the chest and in the mouth.  A black man had the audacity to testify against a white woman police officer who was found guilty.    Yes, I think this sends a message to others about what will happen to them if they do the same thing.   Hugs

Attorney for Botham Jean’s Family: Neighbor Who Testified Against Amber Guyger Shot and Killed in Dallas

“Joshua Brown, the next door neighbor of #BothamJean was killed last night after being shot several times by an unknown assailant,” Merritt noted. “Local media has reported on the shooting but have not confirmed Brown’s identity. Because, Brown worked closely with prosecutors just a week ago to ensure Amber Guyger was properly convicted in the murder trial, the DA’s office has fairly direct contact with Brown and his family. An ADA has confirmed that it was in fact Brown who was killed although they have yet to identify a suspect or motive for the shooting. The case is now in the hands of the Dallas Police Department. Brown’s testimony stood out as a fact witness who was approaching his apartment directly across from Botham Jean’s apartment when shots rang out.”

Online reaction thus far has been fierce–with many people terming Brown’s death an “assassination,” “hit,” and/or revenge on behalf of Dallas cops. While the timing of Brown’s death is suspicious, there is at this time no evidence to support such online characterizations of the killing.

Merritt also said that Brown lived “in constant fear” that he could be a victim of gun violence

 

Trump continues to prove what an evil racist he can be

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:35

 

Trump continues to prove what an evil racist he can be

By Maria Sacchetti

October 4, 2019

The White House late Friday issued a proclamation saying it would deny visas to immigrants who “will financially burden” the U.S. health-care system starting Nov. 3, demanding that foreign nationals prove that they have insurance or can cover their own health care costs before entering the United States.

The new rule — issued at 7 p.m. on a Friday night less than 13 months before Election Day — comes as President Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry and intensifying his efforts to fulfill his 2016 campaign promises to curb immigration.

[Just in time for the holidays, a giant fuck off from the GOP and Uncle Sam!]

The right to vote

Filed under: Cartoons, Gender, Memes, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:07

October 5, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: We are screwed

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:21

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Andy Marlette)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

 

October 4, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Law breaking and the ones who enable it

 

October 2, 2019

What will history call the Republicans

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 05:29

Don’t be a Nazi.

Republicans want retribution for Obama. They want to hunt down Hillary

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:27
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Republicans don’t care if CIA and DOJ are tarnished by Trump. They don’t care if the State Department is gutted.

Republicans want retribution for Obama. They want to hunt down Hillary. They want a lawless white man to show the world that Republicans are party of white nationalism and misogyny.

I am at that point.

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If you support the Republican Party as it exists now, you support white supremacy, fascism, and misogyny.

It’s that simple

Shoot Them in the Legs, Trump Suggested: Inside His Border War

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 04:19

 

Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.

 

The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump fuming about migrants. But this time he had a solution. As White House advisers listened astonished, he ordered them to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico — by noon the next day.

The advisers feared the president’s edict would trap American tourists in Mexico, strand children at schools on both sides of the border and create an economic meltdown in two countries. Yet they also knew how much the president’s zeal to stop immigration had sent him lurching for solutions, one more extreme than the next.

 

Every year more than $200 billion worth of American exports flow across the Mexican border. Closing it would wreak havoc on American farmers and automakers, among many others. Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, said in an interview at the time that a border shutdown would have “a potentially catastrophic economic impact on our country.”

More at the link above.   Hugs

October 1, 2019

Is there no end to the cruelty and hate this administration have for POC?

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:04
A few weeks ago, Sister Salome Limas started fielding some unusual requests at the women’s shelter she runs in Tijuana: The Central American asylum seekers staying at Instituto Madre Asunta began asking if she could let them out in the middle of the night so they could go to court in the United States. The women then showed her paperwork from US immigration officials, directing them to show up to the Mexican side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry at 3:30 a.m.

Limas didn’t understand why they’d need to be there at such a perilous time, especially in the murder capital of the world. For security reasons, Instituto Madre Asunta’s gates are always locked, and people staying at the shelter aren’t allowed to leave at night. So when the women said they had to leave at 3 in the morning, Limas suggested they get a hotel room closer to the port of entry—the walk from the shelter to the border is about 2 miles, through a neighborhood known for drug and alcohol abuse—and stay there for a few hours. It’d simply be too dangerous to leave the shelter with their kids at that hour.

The courthouse in San Diego where immigration hearings take place is a 25-minute drive from the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Until recently, Knox said, most Remain in Mexico asylum seekers had court in the afternoon and were asked to show up around 8 or 9 a.m. “But, like everything in this process, there’s something very intentional in all of this to make it as difficult as possible,” she said, echoing a common refrain among advocates that the Trump administration is making the asylum process additionally burdensome so migrants give up on their cases or don’t show up at the border in the first place.

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