Thanks to the idiot president* the news hasn’t slowed down over the holidays but I’ve slow walked my punditry. The pace of events this year has been exhausting and, unlike Reddy Kilowatt, I’m not wired to keep going 24-7-365. I … Continue reading Recharging
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
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?
4 days until the midterms.
Tick tock, motherfuckers. Continue reading Campaign Notes: Running Scared
It’s getting ugly out there. We already knew that the only way the Insult Comedian knows how to run for office is by scaring his supporters shitless. We’re used to the GOP running a disgusting base election: they’ve been doing … Continue reading Fear Itself
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
Fifty thousand strong in the streets yesterday, including Mr. A and Kick and I, in the 100-degree heat. I took this photo from my friend Amy’s office window just before the march itself. For longtime immigrant and labor rights organizer … Continue reading Families Belong Together: Chicago
Adrastos on the latest IOKIYAR moment. Continue reading Civility Is Overrated
Where were you when OTHER kids were being separated, huh? HUH? They get three meals a day, plus snacks. Allowed to play outside. Have TV. Game rooms. They are very well taken care of. Oh yes, they get medical care and schooling. A whole lot more then our vets, homeless, and our own children get. – Libtards did not care about the illegals separated and put in detention centers in 2014 and they don’t care now. Its nothing but faux outrage and opportunistic propaganda. A variation on this line was posted to a group sponsoring a march Kick and I … Continue reading On Hypocrisy and Where You Are
It had to happen. Some pundits are calling the caged children scandal “Trump’s Katrina.” First, former Failing NYT editor Jill Abramson in the former Manchester Guardian followed by New Yorker editor David Remnick. To be fair, Remnick acknowledges a crucial difference: Some … Continue reading Kirstjen’s Katrina Connection
Every time we think Trumpism cannot get worse, they exceed our already low expectations. The family separation policy makes sucking up to dictators and fighting with allies look positively tame. Angela Merkel is a tough woman who can take care … Continue reading Hostages To Misfortune
Kick has had the same caregiver since she was eight weeks old. We are unendingly blessed to have, in our life-with-newborn state of dazed terror, stumbled upon a woman who has spent the past four years filling our daughter’s life with joy and adventure. I fully believe this person puts my child’s happiness above her own on a daily basis and would stop at nothing to keep Kick from harm. She has keys to my house and we’ve borrowed each other’s cars and I trust her completely. Yet at least once a day I freak out at my desk because … Continue reading Separations
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: John Kelly is a more polished version of Donald Trump. Like his master, he has a tendency to shoot off his mouth and say horrible, xenophobic things. And that is why … Continue reading Malaka Of The Week: John Kelly
Spanking in the streets, Krewe du Vieux style. Continue reading Spanktuary City
I gotta tell you guys – after last week’s ceremonial under-the-bus-throwing of Steverino Bannon, I figured that the Freeperati were now completely out of people to disown.
I was wrong.
Trump says he’ll ‘take the heat’ for bipartisan immigration reform
NY Post ^ | January 9, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
Posted on 1/9/2018, 2:29:58 PM by EinNYC
President Trump on Tuesday said he’d be willing to “take the heat” if Democrats and Republicans can push through comprehensive immigration reform — calling for “a bill of love.”
Trump reiterated his demand that any deal to protect the so-called “Dreamers” — undocumented immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — would have to include funding for his border wall.
So, OP – what do you think?
What the HELL? Since when is Trump taking instruction from the RINO Lindsey Graham, who really should in all honesty hang out his dummcrap placard? Why, with a majority in the House and the Senate, must immigration reform be a “bipartisan” issue? That is politi-speak for SELLOUT. Why should we allow illegal invaders to stay in our country? Does his “compromise” include the continuation of chain migration, immigration lottery, and anchor babies? Just to get a wall, allowing those things to continue is hardly worth it, and then the dummocraps get ALL THEIR AGENDA FULFILLED. Dummocrap voters forever. So if having “Republicans” as a majority in the House and the Senate is not enough to get rid of these filthy stinking illiterate disease-ridden cheating invaders, what will it take? Why does Trump think he has to take any “suggestions” from the likes of sellouts to the American people like Pelosi and Schumer, professional criminals? I am so disgusted, I could spit.
We don’t need no stinkin’ bill of love!
Bannon screwed up BIGLY. He might have provided a conscience and kept them honest if he had only kept the cork in the bottle.
I don’t think that Bannon’s been able to keep any cork in its bottle for some time now. Just sayin’…
As soon as Bannon is dumped, the Grahamnisty and “Bill Of Love” poison bubbles to the surface.
To: Governor Dinwiddie
This is my great-grandfather. A farmer by birth, a carpenter by trade, a factory worker by necessity. He came to this country in his early 20s, leaving behind his family and everything he ever knew to start a better life … Continue reading A nation of shitholes
In which Adrastos proposes a cuisine test for immigration. Continue reading Shithead Says Shithole
Good morning, all! After three flips and a flop, thus quoth The Darnold :
Donald Trump: Let DACA Recipients Stay; Not Amnesty
Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Sep 2017 | Charlie Spiering
Posted on 9/14/2017, 3:32:48 PM by Rockitz
President Donald Trump argued that allowing DACA recipients to stay in the United States would not be amnesty. “We’re looking at allowing people to stay here,” Trump said to reporters in Florida on Thursday.
He insisted that his deal with Democrats on DACA recipients would not be amnesty.
“We’re not looking at citizenship, we’re not looking at amnesty,” Trump said.
On Air Force One however, a White House spokesperson confirmed that “legal citizenship over a period of time” for DACA recipients would likely be part of a deal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that the plan would offer them a “path to citizenship.”
Legal status with a pathway to citizenship is NOT amnesty. So I guess that’s scratch number 7 here?
How has Trump screwed me? Let me count the ways :
1. Secure the border in a transparently verifiable way;
2. End the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment
3. Enforce e-verify without exception and with severe penalties;
4. End chain migration. Entry per individual qualifications; not family ties.
5. Deportation upon contact with any law enforcement agency- federal, state or local;
6. No government benefits beyond critical emergency care(and that ought to be billed back to the home government);
7. NO “Path to citizenship” EVER for anyone who has entered the us illegally.
To: Rockitz” a White House spokesperson confirmed that ‘legal citizenship over a period of time’ “
None dare call it
And very gingerly back in the saddle – as in sitting for 45 minutes or so at a stretch.
So – a short one today, featuring The Darnold.
He’s a DACA DACA DACA DACA DACA chameleon!
Donald Trump on DACA: ‘Chuck and Nancy Want to See Something Happen — and so Do I’
Breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | Charlie Spiering
Posted on 9/7/2017, 9:47:50 AM by sickoflibs
President Donald Trump signaled support for signing a permanent deal to assist DACA recipients, giving amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.
“Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I,” Trump said, referring to Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
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The president suggested that ideal legislation would include border security funds and a permanent fix for DACA .
“I’d like to see a permanent deal, and I think it’s going to happen,” he said. “I think we’re going to have great support from both sides of Congress.”
******************Breitbart is having a field day with Trump’s quotes.
Are they, now? You know, it’s almost as if someone who works there was mad at The Marmalade Shartcannon.
Look at the deal that Trump made with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on the three month budget.
I have to admit it’s been a bit of a letdown watching Trump deal/capitulate with the DEMs. My wife, who is usually much more of a “glass is full” person than I am when it comes to politics has been starting to question why she even voted for Trump.
I want to see boxcars stuffed full headed south.
We all knew it was coming. We all knew that Donald Trump would rescind DACA. I actually believe that he has qualms about ending the program, not because he “loves the dreamers,” but because even he understands the optics of … Continue reading The Buck Passer In Chief’s DACA Debacle
There’s no reason for any of this. The Attorney General of the United States just went on TV and lied his ass off, spewing right-wing, nationalist propaganda and myths. https://t.co/MvAyQUARKE — Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) September 5, 2017 DACA recipients aren’t taking jobs, they aren’t criminals, they aren’t hurting anyone. They’re working or going to school, they’re paying taxes, serving in the military, doing what we tell everybody a Good American and a Good Immigrant should do, and we’re gonna deport them just ’cause. This is the fuck-you administration. TTo kick the weaker kid, to laugh along with the bully … Continue reading Just To Be Mean
I wish I were writing about the drink they were obsessed with on Sex and the City or the magazine of that name. Not that I’d drink a cosmopolitan since they contain the demon vodka. I’m referring to comments by … Continue reading The Fog Of Cosmopolitan History
Great job. Really great, all of you: Mr. Jeanty, 29, came to the United States from Port-au-Prince in September 2006 with his eldest brother and stayed after his tourist visa expired. He has what is known as temporary protected status, or T.P.S., which was granted to Haitians who were visiting the United States or living here illegally when a devastating earthquake struck their homeland in 2010. T.P.S. allows him and other Haitians to live and work legally in this country, until conditions in Haiti have improved enough to return home safely. Now, the Trump administration is monitoring earthquake recovery efforts … Continue reading This is What You Voted For, Assholes
So let’s say that tomorrow Trump is indicted, impeached, frog-marched out of the White House, and his entire team including Pence and Ryan are in prison and Orrin Hatch is president. Let’s say this happens (not a quarter of it is going to happen) and we all watch it on TV. Then what? I mean it, then what? Like the next day what happens? We pop the champagne and assume it’s all over? I used to worry if Trump lost Roger Stone would foment violence. instead, Trump won & Roger Stone is fomenting violence. https://t.co/wSq3G3xfaP — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) July … Continue reading Your Fondest Wish Comes True. THEN WHAT?
Morning, good people – I’m not even going to touch on The Darnold’s Very Bad Week, since everyone else in blogtopia has that pretty well covered.
Instead – let’s look at a Freeper favourite – well, EX-favourite – who has dared to mention that The Darnold is long on promising and short on delivering.
Remember these pics? Ah – how they loved her. Jimbo’s about to bust a nut in this photograph of record :
“Etchings? Etchings?? I said, come up and see me ITCHING!”
She goes there.
And the Freeperati are livid!
Ann Coulter Unleashes on Trump for ‘Zero’ Progress on Border Wall
Fox News Insider ^ | June 16, 2017
Posted on 6/16/2017, 3:25:46 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Ann Coulter was a big supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, but so far she’s been underwhelmed by the Trump presidency.
On Friday, Coulter unleashed a series of tweets, ripping Trump for his lack of progress on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, addressing illegal immigration and halting the flow of Middle Eastern refugees into our country….
Ann has trouble seeing the big picture or she’s just bi-polar.
“Oh, we’re going to build a wall, don’t worry about it. We’re building the wall. We’re building the wall,” he said in an apparent aside from his prepared remarks. “In fact, it’s going to start soon. Way ahead of schedule. Way ahead of schedule. Way, way, way ahead of schedule. It’s going to start very soon.”
What is Ann’s problem? Did she think this was going to be easy? Did she think the swamp would be quick and easy to drain. Does she not realize this is “war” and the opening shots have just been fired?
I’m starting to think she may be just a silly girl…
Well, I do agree that he should be ignoring the courts and doing what the law clearly says he is allowed to do. We elected him BECAUSE he was going to break the china! Right now, he seems to be a very careful bull.
Lincoln and TR sure started their projects their first year in office or at least laid concrete plans to do so. She is right on target. This promise will rank up there with read my lips….. if he doesnt get it done. And the Dreamer amnesty and taking Australia’s refugee problem do not look good for the future at all.
To: TangledUpInBlueAnn Coulter was pushing Mitt Romney to run again in 2016 as recently as 2014. How you go from Mitt Romney to Donald Trump in the same election cycle is beyond me.It’s probably beyond her, too.
It’s important to know that somebody fought back: “I was saying, ‘Creator – provide comfort to his family who don’t know you’re here,” she recalled. An officer called out to her: “You did what you could, it’s time to come off the train.” [snip] The next night, Macy met Namkai-Meche’s mother and father at a vigil held by the train stop. She handed his father a purple-painted, heart-shaped rock, her prayer rock. She said the victim’s parents thanked her for being with their son, telling her that she was “a mamma to our boy in that moment.” Macy, a single … Continue reading ‘This is someone’s child’
Loose lips sink the USS Muslim travel ban. Continue reading Quotes Of The Day: Muslim Ban Edition
Adrastos on Steve King, David Duke, Geert Wilders, and their fellow travelers. Continue reading King Of The Bigots
A story in a bunch of tweets from last week: //storify.com/Athenae/trump-supporters-don-t-care/embed?header=false&template=slideshow[View the story “Trump Supporters Don’t Care” on Storify] I keep seeing all these bewildered reactions whenever some massive Trump scandal or screwup or conspiracy is exposed. Why doesn’t this “stick?” Why doesn’t this change anyone’s mind? He’s going to let Paul Ryan gut their Medicare. Why doesn’t that matter? He’s hiring the entirety of the financial crisis and letting it run the economy. Why aren’t Trump voters feeling betrayed? Why isn’t THIS or THIS or THIS the breaking point for anyone who voted for him? Because none of that … Continue reading You Can’t Argue with the Need to Perform
We are arguing about how much of the house is on fire, with the refugee/immigrant ban. We are arguing closet versus attic versus living room, instead of picking up a damn bucket and putting the fire out: President Trump and his aides love to cite a small number and a big number in order to minimize the impact of the president’s executive order suspending the visas of citizens of seven countries. But these figures are incredibly misleading, so let’s go through the math. Let’s not, because it doesn’t fucking matter. I don’t care if this executive order affected one person. I don’t … Continue reading Save One