Let’s Hear It For The Immigrants

The wife (Cruella) and I are travelling for the next two weeks. Actually we’ll be on a cruise ship. More about that next time. This time I’d like to say a good word for the newest Americans working the crappiest jobs who frankly saved our bacon over the last 24 hours. Our flight from San Francisco to Atlanta was delayed two and a half hours because of the winter weather on the East Coast. Just quickly, really Delta? Are you not aware that in late January, early February it can get really snowy on the East coast? And if so … Continue reading Let’s Hear It For The Immigrants

What America Means To Me

Multicultural America

The New York Times last Sunday ran an article about the city of Enid Oklahoma. It was very illuminating, insightful, and ultimately disturbing.

In summary the story told was ostensibly about an attempt to institute an indoor mask mandate in the midst of the pandemic we are about to “celebrate” the second anniversary of. The mandate was ultimately voted down when a group of Enid citizens, calling themselves the Enid Freedom Fighters, shouted down all attempts at institution at a city council meeting. While this group claimed to have logically and civilly presented their views on the mandate, what they really did was shout, yell, make unfounded claims about the US Constitution and the bible, invoke the names of discredited quack “doctors”, and in general parrot the talking points of the far right. That “victory” emboldened them to become a political force that forced out all those council members who voted for sanity…er…I mean the mandate, take over the city council and the school board and suddenly become a political arm of religious extremists and white supremacists.

The story asks more, though, about what it means to be an American these days. So as we slouch out of this old year (thank you Joan Didion for all you wrote)  I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on what I think it means to be an American.

First of all, being an American is a choice (ooh, that’s a word full of contention these days). There is no ethnicity called American. This country was founded, it didn’t naturally evolve as a confederation of related and or conquered tribes like Anglos, Saxons, Gauls, Gaels, et al created Britain, France, Ireland, et al. The Founders (and that right there shows you a difference) made a conscious choice to disassociate from their former country and re-associate with the folks they were living around, mostly British, but also Dutch, German, French, and yes even Africans. Since then America has been a melting pot. Or a salad. Or a quilt. Or whatever analogy you want to use to signify that we aren’t all the same. And then of course in the last several decades we have all become hyphenated Americans, even the increasing number of citizens who are multi-hyphenated because their Australian-Chinese mother married their Belgian-French father making them so many shades of humanity about the only thing they CAN be called is American. We are the mutts of the world. And proud of it.

And I like that. I’d rather live in a land where who your parents were or where they came from makes no matter. Or at least a country that aspires to be that.

Being an American means you have an opportunity to make yourself into the best self you can be. It makes no matter if your desire in life is to have a house in a small town with 2.3 kids, a spouse, a pet, and just enough to retire comfortably on or if you want to have the mansion up on the hill and own all that you can see. The opportunity is open to all who wish to take advantage of it. Your background shouldn’t matter, your family shouldn’t matter, where you grew up or went to college or even if you went to college shouldn’t matter. As long as you are willing to do the work, and do it honestly, then you should be allowed to climb as high as you want. This is an asperation for our country as we have certainly gotten closer but never reached the nirvana of complete equality. Again, this country isn’t a finished product, it’s still in the rough drafts stage. The important thing is to believe we can get there and to have the strength to help get it there.

And if you do make it there, it is your responsibility to make sure the ladder you climbed up on is still there for the next person to use.

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Pity the Border Patrol

Jesus Christ. Between this tweet and the ongoing defensive freakout over the mildest of online criticism, the New York Times is having almost as bad a time as, say, CHILDREN IN CAGES: The Border Patrol, whose agents have gone from having one of the most obscure jobs in law enforcement to one of the most hated, is suffering a crisis in both mission and morale. Earlier this year, the disclosure of a private Facebook group where agents posted sexist and callous references to migrants and the politicians who support them reinforced the perception that agents often view the vulnerable people in their care with … Continue reading Pity the Border Patrol

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – My citizenship is sinking edition

Morning, all! Only one thing on the Obsession agenda this week – LOSING!!!

Trump drops executive action on U.S. Census, will seek citizenship survey by other means
R ^ | 7/11/19 UPDATED AN HOUR AGO | Jeff Mason, David Shepardson

Posted on 7/11/2019, 3:20:54 PM by conservative98

A government official confirmed that Trump is expected to announce he will drop the legal battle to include the question on the census survey and instead direct the Commerce Department to obtain answers on citizenship through other means, but it was not clear how that would occur or how it would be funded.

The U.S. Census Bureau is part of the Commerce Department. The U.S. Constitution specifically assigns the job of overseeing the census to Congress, limiting the authority of the president over it, which complicates adding the question to the decennial survey via presidential missive.

Trump’s decision not to proceed with an executive order on adding the citizenship question to the census was first reported by ABC News.

1 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:20:54 PM by conservative98
Uh oh.
To: conservative98
So he didn’t announce it yet?

Speculation……

3 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:22:43 PM by Trump.Deplorable

Just keep telling yourself that, sweetheart.
To: Trump.Deplorable

have confirmation apparently

12 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:24:46 PM by conservative98

Oops.
To: conservative98

Damn. The Census determines representation, not meaningless surveys. Tired of caving to the Left.

5 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:23:08 PM by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats… when they do.)

Poor baby.
To: conservative98

LOSING

6 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:23:10 PM by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey’s Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate’s wall. — Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)

SO much losing!
To: conservative98

Looks like the immigration enforcement vehicle Trump uses only has three gears, all operating in reverse.

8 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:23:59 PM by odawg

They’re not even bothering with the dog whistles any more, are they?
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Apparently, the national census is an “immigration enforcement vehicle”.
Hoocouldanode?
To: conservative98

Hey Trump???? WTH is this about???

15 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:25:39 PM by devane617 (Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.~ George Orwell, 1984)

Offhand, I’d say it’s about a little thing called The Constitution.
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You may have heard of it.
To: morphing libertarian

Damn it! Another surrender. Absolute disgust is what I feel. Great surrender 15 to 20 house seats and who knows how many EC Votes

21 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:28:38 PM by gibsonguy

How many? I guess we’ll find out, won’t we?
To: over3Owithabrain

I don’t need any more evidence that President Trump has very little control of the executive branch.

24 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:29:42 PM by lodi90

Executive branch?
I doubt that drooling kumtwat even has control of his bladder.
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More caterwauling after the thingy.

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Not Everything Sucks: Cleveland Rocks

Cleveland Heights to be precise but Ian Hunter didn’t write a song about it. Ted Koppel doesn’t give a toss about the Mott the Hoople head honcho, but he does care about a group of Ohioans who are helping Haitian school teacher, Ansly Damus, in his effort to be granted political asylum. Here’s hoping that Ansly’s Army helps him realize his American dream. The last word goes to Ian Hunter: Continue reading Not Everything Sucks: Cleveland Rocks

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Me golden idol is tarnished” edition

Well, this little Freeper went to market two Saturdays ago, after (of course) I had finished last Monday’s Obsession post, but it was too good to pass up, so here we go!

(Orange Julius may unscrew the pooch before this posts on the 1st, but I don’t care)

Trump delays planned ICE raids to see if Congress can solve border crisis
Fox News ^ | June 22, 2019 | Adam Shaw

Posted on 6/22/2019, 3:30:50 PM by Innovative

President Trump announced Saturday that a planned mass roundup of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is being delayed for two weeks, in the hope that a bipartisan solution to the border crisis can be reached.

“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,” he tweeted.

“If not, Deportations start!” he added.

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He is being reasonable, but not giving up the plan.
1 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:30:50 PM by Innovative
That’s not innovative, it’s just shit-stupid.
To: Innovative

I had guessed that his announcement of imminent roundups was a negotiating ploy with Congress. I am waiting to see what comes from his apparent vacillation on the Iran drone shootdown. He did NOT just “back down.” Something is in the works.

6 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:38:17 PM by arthurus (dd)

Of course something is in the works.   Possibly a monkey wrench.
To: TexasTransplant

Letting the democrats hang themselves with their own rope.

7 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:38:51 PM by riverrunner ( o the public,)

Well, this is going pretty much as expected…until…
To: Diana in Wisconsin

You mean the ones that believe enforcing the law is not a bargaining chip? How stupid are you trumpbots?

8 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:39:25 PM by SanchoP

TrickQuestion
To: Innovative
No, reasonable would have been acting on his campaign promises on this issue from the start. Not naming three consecutive anti-Trumpers to run DHS against all his stated immigration goals. Declaring the emergency we have and doing what’s needed with his executive powers from the start. Not sticking his feckless, Manhattan Democrat SIL in to give still more to the Dems on the issue this winter. Etc. Etc.
Empty threats and promises while letting in more, kicking out fewer, workplace raiding fewer, etc., than Obama.

Enough already!

12 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:41:03 PM by 9YearLurker

Hmmm…….

 

To: Innovative

Anyone seeing a pattern?

19 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:46:46 PM by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is The I read in the papers.)

Kinda sorta. Like 6 years ago.  Welcome to reality.
To: Innovative
what the hell is wrong with him?
If he says it he needs to do it.
Freaking empty threats.

Done.

26 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:53:35 PM by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)

Actually I AM seeing a pattern.
To: Innovative

My wife is a bigger Trump supporter than me and she is PISSED!

40 posted on 6/22/2019, 4:05:38 PM by TonyM (Score Event)

To: TonyM

 

I might be more pi$$ed than your wife.

66 posted on 6/22/2019, 4:37:52 PM by HighSierra5

I now pronounce you chump and sucker.  You may now kiss the schmuck.
To: Innovative

 

Just when he has the upper hand he falls for this crap.

41 posted on 6/22/2019, 4:07:48 PM by inchworm

I can’t understand what’s keeping the 13th-dimensional chess brigade…
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Maybe they’ll show up after the “read more”?
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The Fog Of History: Semantic Antics

Choosing sides between Liz Cheney and Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez isn’t difficult. The latter called Trump’s migrant detention centers, concentration camps, and the former denounced this characterization. It’s a bit rich coming from a woman whose father is a torture fan but … Continue reading The Fog Of History: Semantic Antics

Today on Tommy T’s obsession with the Freeperati – bits and pieces edition

Just some random stuff this week.  Finally recovered from that herniated disc thing, BTW, so that’s a plus.

First up – the barber takes a poll !
(apologies to Spinal Tap)

Poll: 58% Of Voters Approve Trump Economy Ahead Of 2020
Breitbart ^ | 4-11-2019 | Michelle Moons

Posted on 4/11/2019, 1:08:05 PM by blam

American voters were concerned about an economic downturn in a Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service poll that found 58 percent of voters approve of the president’s performance when it comes to the economy.

Registered and likely 2020 voters from both sides of the Republican-Democrat aisle were surveyed in the “Battleground Poll” from March 31-April 4 that reached 1,000, according to NBC News.

Of those, 59 percent expressed concern about the possibility of an economic decline. However, 58 percent approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing when it comes to the economy. The report noted that the president has been relatively consistent at a 55 percent overall job approval rating.

A whopping 82 percent of those surveyed said they are “extremely” likely to vote, according to the report.

As to the question of whether the country is going in the right direction, 74 percent of Republicans said yes it is while 92 percent of Democrats said no.

1 posted on 4/11/2019, 1:08:05 PM by blam
And instantly, it blows up in “blam”s face.

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BLAM !!!

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To: blam

 

I don’t believe what I saw this morning:

Blake Burman or Brad Blakeman, whatever, the Fox Business White House Correspondent reported this morning that these figures were on Lou Dobbs last night and they were wrong.

58%approval for economy was correct, but
55% approval overall was WRONG…THAT NUMBER WAS FOR DISAPPROVAL.

I just read the whole article and reporter was WRONG.

And I am furious!!!!

16 posted on 4/11/2019, 1:54:30 PM by Maris Crane

Sucks to be you.
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Next up – McNutt’s case !

Texas House Speaker drops constitutional carry bill after gun rights activist shows up at his home The Hill ^ | 04-06-19 | OWEN DAUGHERTY Posted on 4/6/2019, 12:25:51 PM by McQ444

Texas’s Republican House Speaker on Friday moved to drop the state’s “constitutional carry” legislation after a gun rights activist showed up at his home to push for the bill. Dennis Bonnen said the bill was “dead” after Chris McNutt, the executive director of Texas Gun Rights, appeared at his home to advocate for the controversial legislation that would allow Texans to carry firearms without a license, The Dallas Morning News reported. McNutt, according to the outlet, drove 50 miles south of Houston last Wednesday before turning up at Bonnen’s house to question why the legislation wasn’t moving forward faster. The paper reported that McNutt had posted rants on Facebook about the lack of movement on the bill prior to driving to Bonnen’s house.

1 posted on 4/6/2019, 12:25:51 PM by McQ444
Jeez – it’s almost as if he had second thoughts about letting unregistered doofuses with political axes to grind (and a handgun strapped to their waist) stalking people and trying to intimidate them.
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But fear not – the Freeperati are on the case!
To: McQ444
Interesting. Maybe we should all show up at his house and ask him about this.
2 posted on 4/6/2019, 12:28:57 PM by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
You do that, cupcake.  Let me know how it works out for you.
To: SleeperCatcher

 

He should have said, “Get off my property or I’ll shoot.”

24 posted on 4/6/2019, 1:25:03 PM by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)

That might work, too,
To: ConservativeMind

 

Sorry sport, you can’t murder someone for standing there trespassing.

30 posted on 4/6/2019, 1:30:32 PM by DesertRhino (Dog is man’s best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ….)

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More bits and pieces below the fold…

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati -Darn old Darnold edition

Good morning, everyone! I can’t help wondering if the bloom isn’t off the rose Marmalade Shartcannon just a bit.

After a week of crowing and high-fiving over The Darnold’s not being perp-walked out of the Oval Office (hey, when that sounds like a win….) , suddenly the party is over and the hangover has begun :

Latest Trump H-2B Increase Again Betrays American Workers
Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 29 March 2019 | Preston Huennekens

Posted on 3/29/2019, 3:58:41 PM by zeestephen

Today’s decision increases the H-2B cap by “only” 30,000, rather than the full 67,000 Congress authorized, but this surge nonetheless increases the cap to 96,000. Not even under President Obama did H-2B visas rise to such high levels….President Trump continues to increase the number of H-2B guestworkers every time he has the opportunity. This is entirely his own administration’s fault. He could, at any time, direct Secretary Nielsen to not increase the cap.

1 posted on 3/29/2019, 3:58:41 PM by zeestephen
Hey – look at the bright side.
At least none of those coal workers are going to be replaced at their jobs.
To: zeestephen

 

That’s what we need, more Asian techs. Damn it!

2 posted on 3/29/2019, 4:02:26 PM by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that’s how you sell clothing.)

FryAsianTech
To: King Moonracer 

If this is true, it’s antithetic to everything he’s run on.

You sound surprised.

Why give in on only this issue when he hasn’t on others?!

You don’t get out much, do you?

There’s no dearth of good tech workers here.

Duh, motherfucker.

There’s an abundance of companies, however, who don’t watn to pay good salaries.

3 posted on 3/29/2019, 4:03:46 PM by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)

TrickleDown (2)
To: dp0622

 

There’s an abundance of companies, however, who don’t want to pay good salaries.


Don’t hear much these days from those FReepers who defend big businesses cutting their costs to the bone, by hiring “cheaper labor” (read foreign workers) in order to make more profit, do we?

10 posted on 3/29/2019, 4:18:40 PM by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
Oh, I’m sure they’ll show up here in a minute or so…
To: King Moonracer

 

H2B is for hotel maids, basically.

H1B is for techs and is a far more concerning program, given that they’ve completely nuked the wage scale in what is arguably our single most important industry today, and flooded it with foreigners who have no loyalty to the USA.

20 posted on 3/29/2019, 4:50:15 PM by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)

OtherwiseOK
To: King Moonracer

 

These aren’t Asian tech workers, they are the temporary workers that stuff Trump’s clubs and pick the grapes in the Trump family vineyard during peak season.

And yes, if they paid enough they’d have plenty of Americans to do the work. Even if college kids who could work their studies around the schedule. (Much of it is summer or fall labor.)

8 posted on 3/29/2019, 4:15:05 PM by 9YearLurker

TrumpMelatoninBanHim
To: zeestephen

 

This, bumpstocks, and red flag.

I am very close to becoming an opponent of Trump.

12posted on 3/29/2019, 4:21:03 PM by old-ager (anti-new-ager)

“I swear – if he hits me just one more time, I’m leaving him forever!
More after the link thingy…

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Today on Tommy T’s bonus thingy -“Don’t fence me in” edition

OK, people – Ms. A’s on a well-deserved vacation, so a bonus mini-“Obsession” is in order. Here we go – just add electricity! Mexicans Are Stealing Border Wall Materials, Using Them For Home Security (Frito Banditos!) Huffington Post / AP ^ | March 20, 2019 | Ryan Grenoble/Gregory Bull Posted on 3/23/2019, 9:24:54 AM by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies Cars lined up to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, are seen through barriers topped with concertina wire at the San Ysidro port of entry. Thieves have been taking the wire and selling it in Tijuana for home security. And just when … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s bonus thingy -“Don’t fence me in” edition

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Darnold duck! edition

Good morning, all! As The Darnold’s presidency circles the toilet at ever-increasing speed, the Freepers are having more and more trouble simultaneously believing “all is well” and “Holy fucking shit, NOW what??” – with Trump being at the same time infallible and a total fuckup.

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Call it “Schrodinger’s moron”.

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Let’s start with – Glory Be!

North Korea airs film glorifying summit with Trump
The Politico ^ | March 7, 2019 | The Associated Press

Posted on 3/7/2019, 6:23:08 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s state TV has aired a documentary glorifying leader Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to Vietnam that omitted the failed nuclear negotiations with President Donald Trump.

The footage’s release Wednesday came amid reports that North Korea is restoring some facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps.

1 posted on 3/7/2019, 6:23:08 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
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So – this should generate a hefty number of comments.
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Huh?
TWO comments??
Threads about “what ISP to jump to” generate 300+ replies – but THIS thread?
Two.
To: 2ndDivisionVet 

Potemkin Village.

putinstupid

This was doomed to fail even before it began and nine critical, wasted months have passed where they continued to build up their arsenal behind the scenes and de-facto loosened sanctions and continued their horrid human rights abuses.

They are not to be believed. Never. They are dishonest liars and cheats, despite all the optics, flattery, a pretty First Lady parading in European fashions and the like.

…but enough about Trump…

I’d like to hear the argument and see any credible evidence to the contrary.

There can be no doubt now.

2 posted on 3/7/2019, 10:56:47 PM by AmericanInTokyo (tell me again how praising & flattering ruthless commie dictators goes with freedom & conservatism?)

There never WAS any doubt, you gullible twatwaffle.
Oh – and the two replies?  They’re from the same Freeper.
To: 2ndDivisionVet
No doubt now what a hopeless farce this was and is becoming. I hope we will soon return to the Reagan Doctrine. https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/07/politics/carter-north-korea/index.html CNN: Congressman: Jimmy Carter is willing to travel to North Korea to help Trump

3 posted on 3/7/2019, 11:09:57 PM by AmericanInTokyo (tell me again how praising & flattering ruthless commie dictators goes with freedom & conservatism?)
Love your sig line.
More after the linky thing.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “It’s Darnolds all the way down” edition

Let’s hit the ground running, shall we?   First up – Dad gives us this shit!

Trump Indicates End of ‘Hire American’ Policy, May Invite More Foreign Workers
Breitbart ^ | 2/7/2019 | Neil Munro

Posted on 2/7/2019, 8:19:12 PM by Zhang Fei

President Donald Trump suggested that he is ready to ditch his Inauguration Day promise of a “Hire American” economic policy — even though thousands of auto workers are being laid off, millions of Americans do not have jobs, and many millions of Americans cannot get better-paying jobs.

The huge policy shift in favor of employers and investors is emerging after Congress blocked his border wall and his border security reforms, and after the GOP-led Congress passed Trump’s tax cut.

“It is fair to say that the President is abandoning his Hire American policy,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

One of the draft visa-worker expansions is dubbed “country caps.” It would remove diversity provisions in immigration law to allow employers to offer citizenship to roughly 100,000 Indian outsourcing workers each year if they agree to cheaply replace the American graduates who are now working in well-paid software, accounting, design, engineering, medicine, and education careers. The panel is expected to draft their plan by February 15.

On Wednesday, Trump reaffirmed the pro-migration statement when he was asked by a reporter “So, you’re changing your policy officially, then? You want more legal immigration?”

Trump answered “I need people coming in because we need people to run the factories and plants and companies that are moving back in. We need people.”

“Our unemployment numbers are so low,” Trump said.

On February 1, the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the unemployment rate was at 4 percent. But it also showed that 12.5 million Americans are either unemployed or want to get jobs. In the 1960s, roughly 97 percent of men aged 25 to 54 worked — but that percentage dropped to 80 percent in 2009 and was still only at 86.2 percent in December 2018.

1 posted on 2/7/2019, 8:19:12 PM by Zhang Fei
First one out of the chute? A glibertarian :
To: Zhang Fei

The Free Market Economy which creates wealth always works better than Command and Control Government Economy which creates poverty.

2 posted on 2/7/2019, 8:21:05 PM by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)

LibertarianRepublicans
…followed immediately by a “13th-dimensional chess” moron :
To: Zhang Fei

Ooh. Strategery. Trump pushing for legal immigrants

3 posted on 2/7/2019, 8:21:59 PM by stanne

NotSureIfSarcasticOrStupid
Of course, nothing The Darnold ever says could be his actual fault, could it?
To: Zhang Fei

I HATE IVANKA AND JARED.

5 posted on 2/7/2019, 8:26:19 PM by gaijin

That’s what I thought.
To: Zhang Fei

1. Jared’s liberal, America-hating community talks to Jared
2. Jared talks to Ivanka
3. Ivanka has YUGE influence on dad
4. Dad gives us this $HIT

7 posted on 2/7/2019, 8:28:13 PM by gaijin

And we have thread-naming liftoff.
Repeat – we have thread-naming liftoff!
To: Zhang Fei

So wages are finally starting to increase and Trump wants to kill that by bringing in more labor.

11 posted on 2/7/2019, 8:31:23 PM by david1292

Don’t forget – it’s “stratergy”!
To: Alberta’s Child
I tell my son and his friends that if they plan on going into tech to expect to have a shorter career than other options. It pisses me off but I accept that it’s part of the industry. The youth bias is very difficult to overcome. The H1-B program and available staff offshore definitely makes it easier for employers to dump older tech workers.
51 posted on 2/7/2019, 9:22:47 PM by StolarStorm
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And now – the post of the thread!
To: 2ndDivisionVet

No worries. The main invasion will be at Calais.

39 posted on 2/7/2019, 9:10:53 PM by Rebelbase

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Follow me below, Readius Moreius !
BiggusDickus
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – fallen zeros edition

Before we get to the Freeping idiots, The Darnold says : “Hold my tequila!”

(mind you, this is from FOX news)

President Trump says to reporters that San Antonio, a town 157 miles from U.S. border, has a wall

While addressing reporters ahead of a special announcement Saturday on the partial government shutdown and border wall funding, President Trump cited San Antonio as a city that had its crime problem solved after getting a wall.

“You look at different places, they put up a wall, no problem,” Trump said. “You look at San Antonio, you look at so many different places, they go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities immediately.”

San Antonio does not have a border wall. It is located 157 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

There is, of course, a wall around part of the Alamo (8 /10 feet high), but that didn’t really stop any Mexicans from climbing it.

Yeesh – he must think everyone is as stupid as he is.

Speaking of stupid – Hail To Da King, Baby!

White House: Rep. Steve King’s white supremacy remarks ‘abhorrent’
PBS ^ | 1/16/19

Posted on 1/16/2019, 10:58:57 AM by Blue House Sue

WASHINGTON — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.”

Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments.

1 posted on 1/16/2019, 10:58:57 AM by Blue House Sue
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So – not only did The Darnold call King’s blather “abhorrent”, he sent Baghdad Boob out to the assembled press corps to say so.

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I’m sure this  dolchstosslegende  is going to bring down the wrath of Freeperville on ole Tweety Amin.
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No?
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To: Blue House Sue 

Horse crap.

That’s no way to talk about your Fuhrer.

His comments were no such thing. Vilification of someone asking a question regarding today’s political discourse, or the lack thereof, is eroding our representative foundation.

2 posted on 1/16/2019, 11:01:18 AM by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)

To: Blue House Sue

 

Jeez…yet another successful political assassination by the New York Times Trump.

4 posted on 1/16/2019, 11:02:21 AM by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENT)

FIFY.
To: House Atreides
Jeez…yet another successful political assassination by the New York Times. 

The New York Times didn’t spy on the guy and illegally record his conversations.

He sat down and gave them an ‘effing interview.

I have no sympathy — and no patience — for a moron like this. I hope he resigns soon, so he can be replaced by someone who has an IQ above 80.

6 posted on 1/16/2019, 11:05:29 AM by Alberta’s Child (“In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.”)
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Well, that rules out The Darnold.  I hear that Randy Quaid is available…
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So – there’s two schools of so-called thought here – King was an idiot for saying this shit on the record, and King is an upstanding true American for saying this shit on the record.
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And not one person from either of these two special needs schools is blaming The Darnold for his stabbity-stab in the back of the once and future King.
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Not one.
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To: Blue House Sue
Just what in the hell did Steve King say that was so abhorrent?That he was a white nationalist. 

Well so am I. I’m a white male

What a shocker!

and I love my country and I hate seeing where the commiecrats are taking us.

10 posted on 1/16/2019, 11:13:17 AM by puppypusher ( The world is going to the dogs.)

One Freeper ALMOST goes there :
To: Blue House Sue

 

Why is the White House falling for this NYT smear?

White House can not afford to throw conservative leaning legislators under the bus every time someone on the left attacks them.

Foolish.

11 posted on 1/16/2019, 11:16:39 AM by unlearner (War is coming.)

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DangerClose
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Fortunately for “unlearner”, nobody responds to his little tiptoe through the minefield.
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Join me below the fold for Ann Coulter’s wall squall.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – pork and beaners edition

Good morning, everybody! I thought I might take a mental health day – it’s not that the Freeperati are displaying their usual insanity, but that it’s just gotten too repetitious. I spend on the average of three hours compiling and composing each of these “Obsession” posts, and that means reading literally hundreds of threads and replies for each one. Having to sort out all the chuckle-worthy bits from the huge stream of mental vomitus gets even harder when the mind-numbing sameness of the hive mind makes it so. This week, the theme seems to be – beaners. District judge disappointed … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – pork and beaners edition

Saturday Odds & Sods: Deportee (Plane Crash At Los Gatos)

Roots by Frida Kahlo

I’ve been following the horrific events at the US-Mexico border. After a few weeks of relative quiet on the caravan front, the Insult Comedian has ramped up the war of words in this fake crisis. He added a new weapon to his usual arsenal of hot air and bullshit: tear gas. Trump claimed that it was “very safe tear gas” but there’s no such thing, especially since they tear gassed babies. Exposure to tear gas has detrimental effects on childhood development. It’s some nasty shit. I was exposed to tear gas in the Paris Metro many years ago. I don’t recall what the protest was about, but I recall feeling woozy, raspy, and weepy for hours after being tear gassed. I guess it wasn’t the “very safe” kind that Trump is so proud of. #sarcasm

Trump’s ridiculous claim that tear gas is “very safe” reminds me of an encounter with one of my Greek Greek relatives. I called him Theo (Uncle) Panos but he was married to my father’s  cousin. He was a proud and boisterous man who had a small business making and selling taverna-type chairs in the Monastiriki district in old Athens. He believed that everything Greek was the best. It was one reason he and Lou got on so well. I’ll never forget dining al fresco one evening with Panos and his family. There were flies swarming and  I kept shooing them away. Panos laughed and said, “Don’t worry. In Greece, the flies are clean and very safe.”

This week’s theme song was written in 1948 by Woody Guthrie and Martin Hoffman in protest of the racist treatment of Mexican nationals who perished in a plane crash in Los Gatos, California. 32 people died: 4 Americans and 28 Mexican migrant workers who were being deported to Mexico. The media of the day listed the names of the dead Yanquis but referred to the Mexicans solely as deportees.

Sometimes the “crash” in the title is replaced with “wreck” but the song remains the same. Deportee (Plane Crash at Los Gatos) is one of the great protest songs and has been recorded many times over the last 70 years.

We have three versions for your listening pleasure: Woody Guthrie, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Gilmore, and Nancy Griffith.

Now that we’ve been deported, it’s time to jump to the break. We’ll try not to crash-land but I make no guarantees. Now where the hell did I put my parachute?

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Family Smackdown Day

We all have relatives whose politics we dislike. These family ties have become increasingly strained with the advent of the crude dictator wannabe, Trumpberius aka the Kaiser of Chaos. There seems to be something in the air today that led two men I’d never heard of go after two relatives that we know and loathe. First, Stephen Miller’s uncle Dr. David Glosser wrote a scathing article about his nephew for Politico. It may be the best thing I’ve ever read in that deservedly ridiculed online publication. After detailing their family history, Uncle David let his hypocritical nephew have it: I … Continue reading Family Smackdown Day