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Now can't be a good citizen because you use marijuana. https://www.thedailybeast.com/on-420-some-celebrate-pot-feds-say-immigrants-with-ties-to-it-can-be-denied-citizenship?ref=home

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Just as the reefer smokers of the world mark 4/20, also known as ‘national pot day,’ the U.S. government has issued new guidance on migrants and marijuana. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued the guidance Friday noting that immigrants involved in any “marijuana-related activities,” even those that are legal, could be found to lack “good moral character,” according to CBS News. Those activities include both legal and illegal possession, manufacturing, distribution or dispensing of marijuana-related products. In the U.S., 33 states and the District of Columbia now allow the use of medical marijuana and 10 states and the District of Columbia allow recreational marijuana for adults. Marijuana remains illegal under federal laws, and “federal law does not recognize the decriminalization of marijuana for any purpose, even in places where state or local law does,” as a Schedule I controlled substance regardless of any actions to decriminalize its possession, use, or sale at the state and local level,” a USCIS spokeswoman told CBS News Saturday.

Now we're getting into "moral turpitude" territory.

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Unions aren't terribly pleased with the GOP these days.

Illinois Bans Right to Work

The Democratic Governor signed the ban after it was vetoed by his Republican predecessor

https://ucommblog.com/section/state-politics/illinois-bans-right-work

 

New Mexico Bans Right to Work

The bill, which is headed to the Governor's desk, would make local Right to Work laws illegal

https://ucommblog.com/section/state-politics/new-mexico-bans-right-work

 

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Careful where you read this.
 

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Mehros Nassersharifi is being charged with making "a telecommunication" "with purpose to harass, intimidate, or abuse a person at the premises to which the telecommunication was made" (Ohio Rev. Code § 2917.21(A)(1)), by

creat[ing] a Twitter account named "Perrysburg Girls Ranked" and post[ing] numerous girls names which contained descriptions of their physical attributes in a derogatory and abusive manner, including a derogatory and abusive  manner, including a derogatory post about a female of Jewish ethnicity.

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But nothing in the statute that the prosecutor is using is limited to such speech. Instead, the statute applies to a vast range of speech—at least if one accepts the prosecutor's theory that a Twitter message is "made … to" "the premises" of everyone who might read it:

 

And if you are moved to reply in an abusive manner, don't do it in a way that can be read on my premises.

Because that makes loads of sense.

 

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The Republican Party continues its descent into madness. https://www.thedailybeast.com/washington-state-rep-matt-shea-discussed-violent-attacks-on-political-enemies-report?ref=home

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Washington State Rep. Matt Shea (R-WA) engaged in private conversations with far-right figures about carrying out violent attacks on perceived political enemies, such as Antifa, The Guardian reports. Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, has previously been in national headlines for writing a manifesto justifying murder in “biblical warfare” where supporters of gay marriage and abortion would be killed. Shea has also been accused of violating campaign finance law by donating to an anti-Muslim group and promoting his radio show on a conspiracy theory website. This time, Shea discussed carrying out surveillance, psychological operations, and violent attacks on enemies, according to records from the messaging app Signal obtained by The Guardian. The conversations took place leading up to a supposed “Antifa revolt” in November 2017. Shea and the other men proposed to confront liberals and “communists” with a range of tactics, including violence.

 

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3 minutes ago, phillysailor said:

What a sick fuck. 

The GOP needs to clearly and absolutely distance themselves from guys like this.

The modern GOP seems to be attracting them.

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IIRC Amati has the dubious distinction of being represented by that sub-human.

If I'm right it's time for A to move to a civilized place.

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58 minutes ago, Ishmael said:

The modern GOP seems to be attracting them.

The political equivalent of Los Angeles.

Or Floriduh.

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So Cain is out as a Fed nominee but Stephen Moore just solidified his candidacy in Trump’s eyes.  ASSHOLES the lot of them.

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/bonnie-bernstein-rips-trumps-fed-pick-stephen-moore-for-saying-she-should-wear-halter-tops-while-reporting/

Edit OK Beth Mowin should be banned but not because of a lack of knowledge (she’s ok on that front) but for her annoying voice. AAACK!!!

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15 minutes ago, bhyde said:

גבהות אידיוט

It will age well in history books. The town founded on stolen land, and named for a two-bit criminal.

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Interesting.

"Blue-green algae are laden with microcystins that are a cause of non-alcoholic liver cancer. The algae blooms also produce BMAA (β-Methylamino-L-alanine), a toxin that is linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s. Last year, Drs. Paul Cox and James Metcalf of Brain Chemistry Labs reported that microcystin levels in samples from Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie canal were 300 times the level recommended as safe by the United Nations. BMAA is a documented cause of Alzheimer’s and ALS. The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank reported that the BMAA toxin is found in the brains of people with neuro-degenerative diseases. 

Dr. David Davis, a neuropathologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reported that monkeys fed BMAA developed early symptoms of ALS. Another study, from 2017, documented that monkeys given BMAA developed the amyloid plaque and “tau tangles” that are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Last month, Dr. Davis’ team reported that detectable levels of the BMAA toxin were found in the brains of dead dolphins that displayed degenerative damage similar to Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s in humans. 

High concentrations of BMAA have been found in the seafood in South Florida waters where blue-green algae blooms occur. Ingestion of BMAA contaminated food is known to lead to Alzheimer’s and ALS. 

Toxins in blue-green algae are airborne: Dr. Elijah Stommel of Dartmouth reported that people living near bodies of water with heavy blue-green algae blooms had a 15 times greater chance of getting ALS. Research by Prof. Mike Parsons, a Florida Gulf Coast University marine biologist, found airborne cyanobacteria toxins a mile from retention ponds and three miles from the Caloosahatchee River. A study of air filters near bodies of water infected with blue-green algae along the Caloosahatchee River taken during the heavy blooms in 2018 by Dr. Larry Brand of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric and Marine Science is expected soon. 

It is not alarmist to say that the people of Florida — especially people who come in contact with the infested waters or breathe the air nearby, and perhaps all of us who consume the fish and shrimp from Florida waters — are being slowly poisoned. Liver cancer, Alzheimer’s and ALS are terminal diseases; the toxins in blue-green algae kill people." 

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https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article229490279.html?sfns=mo

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I knew there was something in the water there.

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25 minutes ago, Lark said:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2019-05-20/mississippi-rep-mcleod-faces-domestic-violence-charge

I doubt punching the wife in the face helps set the mood for sex, even for Mississippi politicians’ spouses.   

I like that US News categorized this under "best states."

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The Art of the PreNup -

“MARLA WAS UNDER DURESS”: REVEALED IN HIS MARLA MAPLES PRENUP, DONALD TRUMP’S DRACONIAN ART OF THE MARRIAGE DEAL

 She only got $1 million. Trump called himself a billionaire, but likely wasn’t. Child support would cease if Tiffany joined the Army or the Peace Corps. And other secrets of the Trump-Marla prenup.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/marla-maple-prenup-donald-trump-marriage

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More than anything, the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have. Maples reportedly wanted $25 million, but Trump agreed to pay her only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.

 

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I kind of like Tiffany the person,  she seems better than the rest of the brood butt damn she’s put on 50# in the last six months.  She apparently got a billionaire boyfriend so she probably doesn’t give a shit..

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

The Art of the PreNup -

“MARLA WAS UNDER DURESS”: REVEALED IN HIS MARLA MAPLES PRENUP, DONALD TRUMP’S DRACONIAN ART OF THE MARRIAGE DEAL

 She only got $1 million. Trump called himself a billionaire, but likely wasn’t. Child support would cease if Tiffany joined the Army or the Peace Corps. And other secrets of the Trump-Marla prenup.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/marla-maple-prenup-donald-trump-marriage

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More than anything, the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have. Maples reportedly wanted $25 million, but Trump agreed to pay her only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.

 

I wonder how the base will handle this news.  They  no doubt share Trump’s disapproval of the peace corps, but not the military.

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

The Art of the PreNup -

“MARLA WAS UNDER DURESS”: REVEALED IN HIS MARLA MAPLES PRENUP, DONALD TRUMP’S DRACONIAN ART OF THE MARRIAGE DEAL

 She only got $1 million. Trump called himself a billionaire, but likely wasn’t. Child support would cease if Tiffany joined the Army or the Peace Corps. And other secrets of the Trump-Marla prenup.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/marla-maple-prenup-donald-trump-marriage

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More than anything, the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have. Maples reportedly wanted $25 million, but Trump agreed to pay her only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.

 

He also announced he wanted a divorce via fed ex.

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Melania will only get a Tweet.

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Republicans will say someone is trying to electrocute Merkel, the rest of us will say she was cold or getting the flu.

 

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JFC doesn't she have enough sense to call in sick?

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A (female) reporter on NPR this morning -

“Teddy Roosevelt said ‘speak softly and carry a big stick’, Trump seems to speak loudly and carry a little stick”

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So remember that trip Pence had to cancel at the last minute?  Turns out one of the people Pence was meeting with was his Fentanyl dealer.  The WH didn’t know the dealer had been arrested and was about to plead guilty to interstate drug dealing.  No word on where Pence gets his Heroin.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/22/pence-air-force-two-heroin-bust-1425823

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What country has a virtual monopoly on televangelists?

Yes, it can be correct.

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CNN's Victor Blackwell was not amused -

 

 

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Carl Sagan - 1995

 

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He almost saw it for himself.

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

He almost saw it for himself.

Pretty much nailed it w/r/t today’s America.

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So Tucker Carlson.

Since the number of card-carrying white nationalists, officially registered with the Department of Sociopaths, wouldn't burst the seems of a college football stadium, then white supremacy ain't a thing? Sorry, Tucker, it's a big thang.

 

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4 hours ago, Sean said:

Pretty much nailed it w/r/t today’s America.

Pretty much every time he spoke he nailed it - he was a very smart guy.

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Nixon announced he would resign the following day 70 years ago.

edit: let's make that 45 years. Not sure who is dumber, the person who put that on the interwebs or me for not going, huh, wait a minute.  The year was 1974

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24 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

What would Mother think?

Mike was out on his bike in Nantucket

So Mother said anyone, anything and I'll fuck it

Came the man from Fed Ex

who had the most delicious of pecs

Said she, I won't sign 'til I suck it.

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On 8/12/2019 at 10:15 AM, Olsonist said:

Mike was out on his bike in Nantucket

So Mother said anyone, anything and I'll fuck it

Came the man from Fed Ex

who had the most delicious of pecs

Said she, I won't sign 'til I suck it.

3 for form 8 for amusement :)

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Employees revolt over immigration

https://www.axios.com/employees-revolt-corporate-ties-trump-immigration-d081779e-85c8-49de-973e-55aaf8c7bcde.html

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Driving the news: Employees at Google circulated a petition Wednesday demanding that Google publicly commit not to support government agencies that engage in practices they feel amount to "human rights abuses." 

  • The petition calls for Google not to provide any "infrastructure, funding, or engineering resources, directly or indirectly" for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). They're worried because CBP is looking for a contractor to provide cloud computing services.
  • Whole Foods employees demanded this week that Amazon, their parent company, cut ties with Palantir, a government contractor that's being called out for its work with ICE.
  • Ogilvy, a global PR agency, was forced to confront angry employees at a town hall meeting last month over a multi-million dollar contract with CBP. The agency's CEO wrote to staffers in late July that the agency would continue to do work with the agency, despite employee backlash.

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15 hours ago, Fakenews said:

Checked in on Trump’s rally in New Hampshire. Small venue and empty seats.

SAD!

Lies - it was the biggest crown in NH history.

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The Corrections officer who drove into the crowd of protestors, breaking one 64 year old guys leg has resigned.

A group of nonviolent protestors were outside a Rhode Island detention facility in front of a parking lot, when this sergeant drove into them. The shocked crowd started chanting “the whole world is watching you” and was subsequently pepper sprayed by his fellow officers, sending three more to the hospital including a 70 year old woman.

Yay America! Land of the double standard on value of life.

Could you imagine the result of a civilian driving into a crowd of officers?

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3 minutes ago, phillysailor said:

The Corrections officer who drove into the crowd of protestors, breaking one 64 year old guys leg has resigned.

A group of nonviolent protestors were outside a Rhode Island detention facility in front of a parking lot, when this sergeant drove into them. The shocked crowd started chanting “the whole world is watching you” and was subsequently pepper sprayed by his fellow officers, sending three more to the hospital including a 70 year old woman.

Yay America! Land of the double standard on value of life.

Could you imagine the result of a civilian driving into a crowd of officers?

I watched that video and wondered what might have happened if one of those protesters had been armed and had a reasonable fear for his life. 

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After Spending 23 Years in Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commit, Ricky Kidd Is Going Home
 

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Ricky Kidd was charged in 1996 for a double murder that he did not commit. Eyewitness testimony and other evidence pointed to a different killer, but the murders were pinned on Kidd regardless and he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On Wednesday, Judge Daren L. Adkins of Missouri's 43rd Judicial Circuit granted Kidd habeas corpus relief.

After 23 years behind bars, Kidd will finally get to go home a free man, unless state prosecutors opt to retry him within 30 days of the Adkins' ruling

 

If you're tempted to read the ruling you might want to brew a pot of coffee. 107 pages, all of which can be summarized this way:
 

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"Based on a careful consideration of the record and these proceedings, this Court finds that the evidence is clear and convincing that Kidd is innocent of the murders of George Bryant and Oscar Bridges," Adkins wrote in his 107-page decision.

Adkins also concluded that the prosecution committed a Brady violation by not disclosing "exculpatory evidence" about the Godspeeds' depositions.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Blue Crab said:

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Yeah, right.

He invested in Stormy.

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10 hours ago, lasal said:

He invested in Stormy.

He did more than that in Stormy. She’s gonna make a great First Lady. Such class and dignity. 

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13 hours ago, lasal said:

He invested in Stormy.

He didn't invest, he only made a deposit.

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Great stuff from Matt Taibbi -

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/taibbi-trump-2020-be-very-afraid-872299/

Trump 2020: Be Very Afraid

America is the first country to ever elect a Mad King, and the way things are going, we may be dumb enough to do it twice

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“Royal lunacy is traditionally a secret, but in Twitter-age America it’s a shared national experience. We are all somersaulting down and out the sanity chute. The astonishing thing about Trump is that he wasn’t foisted on us by a council of Bourbons, or by succession law. We elected the man, and are poised to do it again.”

“History will judge us harshly for this, and will look with particular venom at Trump’s political opponents in both parties, who over the years were unable to win popularity contests against a man most people would not leave alone with a decent wristwatch, let alone their children.”

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Attention span of a three year old. Seems like an appropriate thread to park this.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-goes-dark-on-gun-control-after-pledging-background-checks-like-weve-never-had-before

“He’s started to move on,” a White House official conceded, adding that they haven’t heard the president discussing the topic in recent days with the same urgency or frequency that punctuated the immediate aftermath of the high-profile shootings. “If it were up to the president, he’d do background checks today. But that’s not how it works, and he loses patience [quickly].”

That Trump’s attention span drifted elsewhere before Congress could even reconvene to debate gun control reform was hardly a surprise. The president has promised to tackle background checks before, only to drop the idea once the mass shooting that precipitated his apparent interest faded from the news cycle. Two sources close to the president each said they had spoken to Trump in the past week, and neither recalled him saying anything about seriously pushing expanding background checks.

But for officials on the Hill, Trump’s latest backtrack still serves as a notable illustration of just how quickly he can paralyze the legislative process—even on issues with wide public support. 

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10 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

Attention span of a three year old. Seems like an appropriate thread to park this.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-goes-dark-on-gun-control-after-pledging-background-checks-like-weve-never-had-before

“He’s started to move on,” a White House official conceded, adding that they haven’t heard the president discussing the topic in recent days with the same urgency or frequency that punctuated the immediate aftermath of the high-profile shootings. “If it were up to the president, he’d do background checks today. But that’s not how it works, and he loses patience [quickly].”

That Trump’s attention span drifted elsewhere before Congress could even reconvene to debate gun control reform was hardly a surprise. The president has promised to tackle background checks before, only to drop the idea once the mass shooting that precipitated his apparent interest faded from the news cycle. Two sources close to the president each said they had spoken to Trump in the past week, and neither recalled him saying anything about seriously pushing expanding background checks.

But for officials on the Hill, Trump’s latest backtrack still serves as a notable illustration of just how quickly he can paralyze the legislative process—even on issues with wide public support. 

A real man of conviction.

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7 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

and he's assured the NRA there will be no background checks legislation.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/08/trump-background-checks-nra/596413/

If someone who consistently defends, but claims to not support, President Trump doesn't like a stand the President takes, all one needs to do is wait a day or two, and he will completely reverse course.  The man is a walking and talking contradiction.

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42 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

A real man of conviction.

He has a whim of iron.

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2 hours ago, Bus Driver said:

A real man of conviction.

If only. No parole.

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Has he ever heard of the 14th Amendment?

“We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby - congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. ... It’s frankly ridiculous”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump-idUSKCN1VB21B

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Nobody backtracks more strongly. 

Wait. Live from the Rose Garden, the President is going to talk about background checks. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

Has he ever heard of the 14th Amendment?

“We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby - congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. ... It’s frankly ridiculous”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump-idUSKCN1VB21B

According to him, his legal team has assured him he can modify the US Constitution with an Executive Order. 

Of course, this is the same man who once derided President Obama for his use of EOs.

And, the Faithful choose to not see the hypocrisy of this cretin.

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Scalia May Help Gays
 

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The late Justice Antonin Scalia was nobody's idea of a gay rights activist. When the Supreme Court struck down a state ban on "homosexual conduct" in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), Scalia faulted the majority for embracing "the so-called homosexual agenda." When the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), Scalia denounced the ruling as a "threat to American democracy."

Scalia's views on legal protections for gays will be front and center once again next month when the Supreme Court hears a far-reaching case that asks whether anti-gay workplace discrimination is illegal under current federal law. Except this time around, Scalia's jurisprudence will be favorably cited and employed by the openly gay petitioner and his lawyers.

 

Almost, but not quite, as ironic as the gungrabby types favorably citing Reconstruction-era laws designed to disarm black people in the current NY City gun case before the SCOTUS.
 

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According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a job applicant or employee "because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin." The question before the Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County is whether employment discrimination because of sexual orientation qualifies as employment discrimination "because of…sex."

In their principal brief to the Supreme Court, Bostock and his lawyers rely in part on Justice Scalia's unanimous 1998 ruling in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc. At issue was whether same-sex workplace harassment violated Title VII's prohibition on discrimination "because…of sex." Scalia held that it did.

"Male on male sexual harassment in the workplace was assuredly not the principal evil Congress was concerned with when it enacted Title VII," Scalia acknowledged. "But statutory prohibitions often go beyond the principal evil to cover reasonably comparable evils, and it is ultimately the provisions of our laws rather than the principal concerns of our legislators by which we are governed." The protections of Title VII, Scalia concluded, "must extend to sexual harassment of any kind that meets the statutory requirements."

 

Seems reasonable to me. If the law covers sexual hisassmeant "because of ... sex" then it pretty much has to cover sexual orientation.

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So 3 days before the anniversary of 9/11 Trump had scheduled a meeting leaders of the Taliban at Camp David which was called off only because a US serviceman was killed by the Taliban this week.  No word if commemorative coins were minted in Advance and are for sale on Trumpstore.com.

Spin that Trumptards.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/07/politics/trump-cancels-secret-meeting-taliban-afghanistan-president/index.html

Edit: In any normal presidency this  story would merit its own thread.

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12 hours ago, Fakenews said:

So 3 days before the anniversary of 9/11 Trump had scheduled a meeting leaders of the Taliban at Camp David which was called off only because a US serviceman was killed by the Taliban this week.  No word if commemorative coins were minted in Advance and are for sale on Trumpstore.com.

Spin that Trumptards.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/07/politics/trump-cancels-secret-meeting-taliban-afghanistan-president/index.html

Edit: In any normal presidency this  story would merit its own thread.

To be honest...this is pretty fucked up, and probably deserves it's own thread.  

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On 9/8/2019 at 9:32 AM, Fakenews said:

So 3 days before the anniversary of 9/11 Trump had scheduled a meeting leaders of the Taliban at Camp David which was called off only because a US serviceman was killed by the Taliban this week.  No word if commemorative coins were minted in Advance and are for sale on Trumpstore.com.

Spin that Trumptards.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/07/politics/trump-cancels-secret-meeting-taliban-afghanistan-president/index.html

Edit: In any normal presidency this  story would merit its own thread.

Just another day in Trumpland. 

Its alarming that this sort of thing has become normalized. 

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14 minutes ago, Sean said:

Just another day in Trumpland. 

Its alarming that this sort of thing has become normalized. 

Any sort of stupidity and lying has become normalized under the shitstain.

MAGA

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-golf-course-doughnuts-bedminster-richard-mcewan-taylor-swift-a9100171.html

A driver caused nearly $20,000 (£16,000) of damage to Donald Trump’s golf course by “doing doughnuts” on the greens in his Ford Focus, say police.

Richard McEwan, 26, allegedly targeted the president’s club in Bedminster, New Jersey, four days after he was caught breaking into singer Taylor Swift’s home in Rhode Island.

 

At 5.30pm on 3 September an employee was standing on the fairway of the 11th hole when he heard loud music playing.

He turned round to see a car spinning in circles on the green and called police, who found a black piece of plastic branded with the Ford name.

 

Five days later police were called back to the course after a blue Ford was spotted doing doughnuts on the the green of the 13th hole.

Using a witness description and a partial license plate, officers identified the vehicle as the 2006 Ford Focus belonging to Mr McEwan, from Milford, New Jersey.

Mr McEwan was arrested at his home in Milford, New Jersey, on 10 September and charged with third degree criminal mischief before being released.

He had previously been charged with breaking and entering and wilful trespassing after being caught inside a mansion owned by Ms Swift on 30 August.

The intruder reportedly jumped a fence, broke a glass door and then took his shoes off before wandering around the property “to find Taylor”.

Asked why he was not wearing shoes, Mr McEwan replied: “I was raised to take my shoes off when you go into somebody’s house.”

He also told the police he had left his job working with computers three months earlier because he suspected he was being watched by the government.

“I feel really bad for the kid,” said Westerly Police chief Shawn Lacey. “I hope the guy gets the help he needs.”

Mr McEwan was released on a $5,000 bond and is due in court in Rhode Island on 29 November.

Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said between £7,000 and $9,000 of damage was caused to the grounds during the first incident and more than £10,000 during the second.

“He will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” the Trump Organisation said in a statement.

Arseholes.

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There's some serious Russian love going on there. I didn't realize RT owned Fox now.

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Might have to buy a copy -

https://www.amazon.com/Crime-Progress-Inside-Dossier-Investigation-ebook/dp/B07YK1LJX5/ref=as_li_ss_tl

 

From the blurb -

What began as a march through a mind-boggling trove of lawsuits, bankruptcies, and sketchy overseas projects soon took a darker turn: The deeper Fusion dug, the more it began to notice names that Simpson and Fritsch had come across during their days covering Russian corruption—and the clearer it became that the focus of Fusion’s research going forward would be Trump’s entanglements with Russia.

To help them make sense of what they were seeing, Simpson and Fritsch engaged the services of a former British intelligence agent and Russia expert named Christopher Steele. He would produce a series of memos—which collectively became known as the Steele dossier—that raised deeply alarming questions about the nature of Trump’s ties to a hostile foreign power. Those memos made their way to U.S. intelligence agencies, and then to President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump. On January 10, 2017, the Steele dossier broke into public view, and the Trump-Russia story reached escape velocity. At the time, Fusion GPS was just a ten-person consulting firm tucked away above a Starbucks near Dupont Circle, but it would soon be thrust into the center of the biggest news story on the planet—a story that would lead to accusations of witch hunts, a relentless campaign of persecution by congressional Republicans, bizarre conspiracy theories, lawsuits by Russian oligarchs, and the Mueller report.

In Crime in Progress, Simpson and Fritsch tell their story for the first time—a tale of the high-stakes pursuit of one of the biggest, most important stories of our time—no matter the costs.

 

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The Foreign Office is helping a British family of seven who were arrested in the US and subject to the “scariest experience” of their lives at the hands of the immigration authorities after inadvertently crossing the border from Canada.

David and Eileen Connors and their three-month-old son were on a family road trip on 3 October near Vancouver with David’s cousin Michael, his wife Grace, and their two-year-old twin daughters.

All seven members of the London family were arrested when Michael, who was driving, took a detour to avoid an animal in the road and crossed into the US without realising it. They remain in detention awaiting deportation to the UK amid fears for the welfare of the three children involved.

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In her statement, published by the Philadephia Inquirer, Eileen said the US police ignored protestation of innocence and ignorance of crossing the border. After they were arrested, David and Michael were separated from their wives and children, it said. For the first night Eileen was held with her baby in a women’s cell with only foil blanket to keep warm, the statement claims.

Despite being told they would be released to a family member in the US, David, Eileen and their son were then taken to a detention centre in a journey she likened to “an abduction or kidnapping”. David was then held in the centre while she and the baby were put up in a hotel in Seattle. Eileen’s statement only describes her treatment and that of her husband and son.

But it is understood that all seven of the family were flown 2,400 miles from Seattle airport to Pennsylvania on 5 October and taken to the Berks county residential center, one of three places in the US used to hold migrant families. Campaigners, including Aldea, the organisation now representing Eileen, have labelled it a “baby jail” which they say is not fit to hold children.

In her statement Eileen complained about the cold and filthy conditions at the centre where she and her baby were given bedding that smelled “like a dead dog”. She said her baby boy’s eye became swollen and his skin blotchy while in the centre. She was also told she could be separated from her baby.

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Looks like Canadians are going to have to be aware of crossing the border inadvertently. Quite a bit of it is totally unmarked. These are Gestapo tactics.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/15/uk-family-arrested-in-us-for-inadvertently-crossing-border

 

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