Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen denies everything

White House not using immigrant children as pawns, Nielsen says
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen denied on Monday that the administration was using immigrant children as leverage to advance

I broke into tears when I heard the audio of those terrified children crying. This is beyond cruel. You know that there will eventually be children lost in Trump's barbaric system. Where are the female children and infants for Christ's sake?

Nielsen argued that a 314% increase in accused smugglers at the border necessitated separating parents from children. DHS gave me hard numbers: After the increase, 0.61% of families from October through February included alleged smugglers. - Philip Bump, Washington Post

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam Trump

One thing I know for sure: no one on the right side of history has ever had to nitpick what the definition of “cage” is. - Stephen Colbert

Four Former First Ladies Join Melania In Hating His Guts
All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Hitler didn't START with genocide, either.
But he wound up there.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday defended the Trump administration’s practice of separating parents and children who cross the border illegally from comparisons to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, saying the Nazis "were keeping the Jews from leaving."

Imagine being so powerful you could make one phone call and (BAM!) you’ve reunited thousands of scared, confused little kids with mommies and daddies who miss them. Now imagine how sick and broken and empty you’d have to be inside to choose not to make that call. - Jason Kander

Trump and Sessions assure you that MS-13 is the greatest threat to safety.  Also, asylum seekers fleeing MS-13 are liars. - John Fugelsang

Republican Shenanigans

The youngest child (boy) I’ve seen here so far who was separated from his family is 8 months old and has been here over a month, according to administrators.  - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro

Trump Truly Has No Sense Of Decency
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.: "President Trump could stop this policy with a phone call," he said on CNN. "I'll go tell him: If you don't like families  being separated, you can tell DHS, 'Stop doing it.'"...

11,785 children are now in the care of Donald Trump’s HHS, according to HHS - John Harwood, CNBC


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It’s proper justice for women and children to break the back of the Trump presidency, then Bob Mueller and the rule of law to finish him off.Can we get an amen? - Tea Pain

Rock The Voter News

The point overlooked in all of this family separation coverage:After we’ve isolated and traumatized children who’ve already endured a hellish trek, we’re sending them back to whatever hell they fled.We’re traumatizing them before sending them off to even worse. - The Hoarse Whisperer

He's a mercenary and she needs guns in school to shoot bears.

What A Brother & Sister Act Trump Gave Us
Blackwater founder Erik Prince tells the Daily Beast that he has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Over 98% of the world's nukes are under the control of administrations who lie right to your face.- Darth Putin tweet


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WARNING SIGNS. The fact that Trump hasn't immediately ended this policy of stealing children and holding them hostage—and that GOP lawmakers haven't uniformly condemned it—tells you we're much further along the road to tyranny than most people imagine. - Peter Daou 

Business/Tech News

There isn't enough Xanax for this Presidency. - Randi Mayem Singer

When is Steve Bannon going to release his death certificate?

Paging Mr. Mueller. Paging Mr. Mueller.
Buyers connected to Russia or former Soviet republics made 86 all-cash sales — totaling nearly $109 million — at 10 Trump-branded properties in south Florida and New York City, according to a new analysis shared with McClatchy. Many of them made purchases using shell companies designed to obscure their identities.

I’m in #mexico, it’s 3:30 am and I can’t sleep, and I’m seeing what’s happening in the US and all I want to do is run back and hug my 5 year old daughter and never let go. At least I have that luxury. Amazing that it’s now a luxury. - Lulu Garcia-Navarro



The family photo that didn't make it into the album but should have.

Odd News

Time To Deflate Photo
The Old Dragon's Head is the eastern end of the Great Wall of China. And today China welcomes immigrants.


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