128 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread

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    • eliihass says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this..

      As Rikyrah would say: Uh huh, uh huh…

      These are the mothers and fathers and grandparents of some of the modern day Alt-Right folks..

      And some of those interviewed as far as I can see, could have used a gift certificate to 21 and me… I do believe some of them would’ve been surprised to find out the truth about their daddy and mummy..

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  4. eliihass says:

    Every time this treasonous bastard is about to be exposed and nailed, the media steps right in to help save him by deliberately muddying-up stuff.. and spinning and spinning like tops on his behalf..They willingly propagate the buffoon’s gaslighting ..and endlessly do his bidding ..

    When they aren’t effusively faux-marveling at his ‘doing it his way’ and ‘unprecedented’ everything… and endlessly talking up and playing up the treasonous buffoon as a dazzling ‘strongman’ and a ‘maverick’ and ‘fearless’ ‘businessman’ who ‘gets it done’… (with the endless refrain of how ‘weak’ ‘Obama’ failed to/couldn’t/ didn’t get it done)..

    They’re again and again, gleefully and effusively whipping-up the faux ‘good cop/bad cop’ propaganda to not only excuse, exonerate and undeservedly elevate the vapid birther 3rd wife and daughter-wife… But more importantly, doing their darnedest to protect the birther wife, keep her untouched ..even as she lazily and greedily enjoys every perk, glory and more… And again and again, try to keep talking up a hollow, plastic, vacant do-nothing … complete with reverential pity-parties… and exaggerated PR attempts in overdrive, to humanize, normalize and legitimize her … by forcibly including her and even elevating her over, and as often and every chance they get …with legitimate First Ladies..

    If they can humanize, normalize and legitimize vapid birther 3rd wife, they hope the treasonous buffoon will then be normalized by extension..

    Daughter-wife was the original plan A (Mika and Joe Scarborough helped hatch and perfect that plan originally) – she was going to be used as the normalizing/deflection-decoy originally, the good cop to her father’s bad… the humanizing face to her father.. But that quickly went south with revelations of dirty money, Qatari ‘loans’, Chinese patents, pay-offs and Russian ‘adoption’ meetings..

    So now, the fight is on to safe-guard the last not so good embryo…. the last resort, the plan B and deflection-decoy 2.0 – the vapid birther 3rd wife, from being ‘sullied’ by association…so she can now be the replacement fake ‘good’ cop to treasonous buffoon’s bad..

    She’s had to study up… she wasn’t ready..

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Please uplift this family in prayer. They are a beautiful family, and I hope that his wife will make it through this difficult time.

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    • eliihass says:

      I just watched a few of their YouTube videos… She’s a lovely, lovely young woman.. with a beautiful spirit that seems to have dimmed for some reason… I intend to keep her in my prayers.. her beautiful kids need her.. desperately..

      I’m going to be honest .. I’m not big on psychotropic drugs.. I’ve seen them do so much more harm than good.. especially when the patient abruptly stops taking them…

      Hopefully, she’s working with a good and experienced doctor who actually cares, and who does just more than write prescriptions and adjust dosage.. One who works holistically and who will help her with the all the tools she will need for the long-term..

      She can, and will beat this…by God’s grace..

      But, she also, most importantly, needs him – her husband – to be there fully, completely, and as intimately as humanly possible.. And for the long-term too..

      It’s time to re-emphasize husband … before father..

      He needs to step away from everything that distracts him from her …and do whatever it takes to prioritize her… yes, even above the kids..

      She comes first.. And she needs to know and feel like it.. mummy before the kids always.. I learned that from my parents… As fiercely as my dad loved us, our mum always rated higher than we did.. That’s why the whole emphasis on being a father over being a great hubby to the mother of those kids, always left me scratching my head…

      My parents’ deep bond, love, intimacy and romance, strong, enduring marriage and deep devotion to each other, made us kids feel more secure even as they also lavished us with love.. Their love tickled us to bits.. And as we grew older, thrilled us..

      Even the strongest marriages go through some form of (secret) crisis – and things will dip every now and then .. but most committed couples come through stronger, more connected.. more in love..

      I lift this couple and their beautiful kids up in prayer… And look forward to a full and fantastic healing for her..

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  7. Liza says:

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    • eliihass says:

      They are so full of it..

      And the complicit media …with their ridiculous groveling and embarrassing low-grade stenography via beat sweeteners and access ‘journalism’ …if one can even call it ‘journalism’…

      The treasonous buffoon’s wish for the American media to be just like Kim Jung Un’s ‘enthusiastic’ woman in pink that blasts out the ‘favorable news’ that gets the people sitting/standing up at attention..

      Now it’s operation ‘humanize and fluff-up’ the vapid 3rd wife.. The PR blast is in overdrive ..especially since CNN reported that the phantom 57% approval has shrunk down to 51%..

      The mediocre media crowd is so complicit, it’s mind-blowing..

      They keep doing the framing for the buffoon and family … Maggie Habberman working hard for her book deal… Kristen Welker panting hard like a faithful service dog… And the
      likes of Mika, Chris Matthews, Stephanie Rhule all eager to kid-glove, damsel-ize and give ‘substance’ to the hollow, vapid, lazy, self-absorbed, gold-digging, imported Birther 3rd wife..

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  11. rikyrah says:

    This actually made me laugh

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  14. rikyrah says:

    A reminder…Trump lost, and lost badly today. This was a PR, political, legal, and moral disaster and it’s unspeakably awful for him.

    Also, Manafort is still in jail, Michael Cohen is ready to squeal, and the dumb spin on the IG report got overtaken by events. pic.twitter.com/0WIg6dhLBf

    — Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 20, 2018

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  15. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH

    Here’s a fun (read: terrible) nugget in the revised Ryan #immigration bill. Not only would it authorize the mass and prolonged incarceration of children, but it would EXPLICITLY BAR states from requiring that family detention centers be licensed facilities.

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  18. Ametia says:

    Massive rally Ya’ll

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    New merchandise spotted outside Trump’s rally venue in Minnesota… pic.twitter.com/XoqYqZxHDr— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) June 20, 2018

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  20. rikyrah says:

    From Forbes: about Wilbur Ross:

    In November 2017, Ross confirmed in writing to the federal Office of Government Ethics that he had divested everything he promised. But that was not true. After weeks of investigation, Forbes found:

    For most of last year, Ross served as secretary of commerce while maintaining stakes in companies co-owned by the Chinese government, a shipping firm tied to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, a Cypriot bank reportedly caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation and a huge player in an industry Ross is now investigating. It’s hard to imagine a more radioactive portfolio for a cabinet member.

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  22. rikyrah says:

    Since the new Trump EO says its “maintain family unity” policy only applies “to the extent permitted by law,” and the admin claims the law does not allow them to maintain family unity, did anything actually just change?https://t.co/s0IWvXIj9y

    — Andrew Rudalevige (@rudalev) June 20, 2018

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  23. rikyrah says:

    ALL of the parents and ALL of the children who were snatched from their loving arms need to be brought to ONE location NOW, so they can be reunited. This is DOABLE, ffs. And no one should trust a bleeping word in trump’s EO. We must stand ready to verify anything and everything.

    — @joboomr44 (@joboomr44) June 20, 2018

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  24. eliihass says:

    This captures quite well this Orwellian crazy we’ve been caught in:

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  25. eliihass says:

    Kristen Welker might as well throw her hat in the ring with Kate Bennett for position of junior gaslighting communications director for the buffoon’s vapid Birther 3rd wife and vapid daughter-wife..

    And Kasie whatshername can moonlight when she’s not working for the congressional Republicans..

    Thank you Chris Hayes for calling bullshit on Kristen and Kasie’s bullshit…

    And thank you Jacob Soboroff for being so shaken by what you’ve seen, that you’re still calling stuff out – and plainly calling bs on the bs gaslighting exec. order signing by the buffoon…And calling it out for the crappy show it is …and being explicitly concerned that nothing will change – that the evil will continue.. inspite of the much dramatized exec. order photo-op..

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  26. rikyrah says:

    Smart point from a friend: This was “the strongest indication yet of trump’s racism…not just bc you have to be a racist to do it. but bc the racism blinded him to how outraged other people would be. why would people be outraged by what happens to a bunch of brown kids?”— Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) June 20, 2018

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  27. eliihass says:

    This bloody treasonous buffoon is just so full of sh*t.. Ugh.. I hate these people with every fiber of my being..

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  28. rikyrah says:

    DA PHUQ?

    Members of Congress who visit detention facilities at the border aren’t allowed to talk to migrant children who have been taken from their parents and will be denied entry if they don’t give two weeks’ notice of a planned visit, per a new directive from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims https://www.revealnews.org/blog/immigrant-children-forcibly-injected-with-drugs-lawsuit-claims/ via @reveal

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  31. rikyrah says:

    oh good this has been upgraded to the level of Japanese internment https://t.co/LouYPfcPgW— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) June 20, 2018

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  32. rikyrah says:

    So somewhere inside CBP/DHS there’s some memo instructing CBP officers at ports of entry to tell people they’re full and to come back. I’d love to see that memo.

    — Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 19, 2018

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  33. rikyrah says:

    NEW: In the past week I have spoken to people on the frontline of family separation — U.S. officials, federal public defenders, childcare providers receiving an influx of kids.

    Their message: there is no functioning system in place for reunification. https://t.co/MMKizRdcBP

    — Ryan Devereaux (@rdevro) June 19, 2018

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  34. rikyrah says:

    Immigration lawyer representing separated parents tells me *none of his clients* have received *any paperwork* on how to find their kids https://t.co/JYoRuBfKeF

    — Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) June 20, 2018

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  35. rikyrah says:

    During a press briefing Tuesday, reporters repeatedly asked for an age breakdown of the children who have been taken. Officials from both law enforcement & HHS said they didn’t how many children were under 5, under 2, or even so little they’re non-verbal. https://t.co/JOeVQTGueN

    — erica orden (@eorden) June 20, 2018

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  38. rikyrah says:

    Here is a pic I just took at the McAllen airport of seven young boys of detained parents being transported out of the area by handlers via AA flt 5772 to DFW. Who knows where they are going from there. Sending children 1000 miles away from their parents is a disgrace. #Outraged pic.twitter.com/zrqdIFnsWY— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 20, 2018

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  39. rikyrah says:

    Who profits from ripping kids away from their parents? Comprehensive Health Services Inc. of Florida, to the tune of $65 million. @ProPublica @MiamiHerald @SunSentinel— David Beard (@dabeard) June 20, 2018

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  40. eliihass says:

    Can you imagine just how bad the conditions were for these kids, and just how awful this whole thing was, that sometimes undercover alt-right California surfer nerd dude Jacob Soboroff – who saw it all first hand, was so affected, he actually started unapologetically calling evil out – and its perpetrators by their name..

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  41. rikyrah says:

    BREAKING NEWS
    Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $80 million on the midterms to help Democrats take control of the House

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:13 PM EST

    Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power.

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    • eliihass says:

      We’ll take all the help and support we can get at this point..
      Heck, right now, we’ll only stop short of tangoing with the devil, if it means we can take the House and Senate back..

      Time to put this treasonous cohort of racist greedy buffoons and Cracker Barrel louts out to pasture – and permanently too..

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  42. rikyrah says:

    @dabeard
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    ICE lied, told flight attendants the kids were a soccer team. They weren’t. Now this flight attendant won’t work when the US transports children away from their parents. “I might as well have been a collaborator on their transport.”

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  43. eliihass says:

    Every time you think Kristen Welker has finally come to her senses, she goes back to her default grovel position..

    What in God’s name is all this freaking groveling, enabling and cover-up by the media on behalf of the callous, treasonous buffoon, his callous vapid 3rd wife and callous daughter-wife..

    What is this endless absolving and protecting and positively spinning on behalf of a vapid, silicone-filled Birther and daughter-wife..

    These phony throw-aways from the media about so-called ‘behind the scenes’ ‘concerns’ by birther 3rd wife and daughter-wife about ‘optics’ are bad …is not the same as actual compassion.. or humanity.. about something that should never have begun, and should have been nipped in the bud right away..

    Deciding that the ‘bad optics’ of premeditated cruelty to babies and their parents may drag out too long and spill over into/or potentially ruin or cast a dark cloud over a desperately long-desired preening junket to the UK to get that desperately legitimizing and normalizing photo-op with the Queen..

    Because heaven forbid they miss out on getting one more thing that the Obamas got… time with the Queen …Or heaven forbid they don’t get all that maximum anticipated coverage and attention that they’ve been dying for from the UK as opposed to grand receptions in 3rd world countries, by some 3rd world despot ..or miss out on getting to pose in the already ordered custom-fitted designer outfits..

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  44. rikyrah says:

    West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Faces 22-Count Federal Indictment

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — FBI agents have arrested West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry and taken him to the federal courthouse in Charleston to face a 22-count federal indictment.

    U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said Wednesday that Loughry is charged with 16 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of witness tampering and three counts of making false statements to a federal agen

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  45. eliihass says:

    And Mike Pence, 5-prong tongued Ms Lindsay and the whole lot of the pasty white supremacists are still gaslighting themselves and dumb idiots who fall for this obvious farce… and still groveling to an immoral, vacant, grifting, 2-bit, petty thief and treasonous buffoon and kompromat-tied puppet of a hostile foreign entity ..

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  46. eliihass says:

    The greatest country in the world, and this bunch of dumb, ignorant, semi-literate, immoral, unscrupulous, tobacco-chewing, treasonous, alt-right buffoons are calling the shots …And we the people are actually allowing this farce to continue…

    How..?

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  47. Ametia says:

    The DAMAGE is DONE. This country is in a shambles, because white folks could not fathom the idea of a black president being smart, compassionate, and caring.

    So they took a torch to America to retaliate. Here’s where we are today.

    So no amount of signing papers will rectify what 45 and his evil band of GOP-ers and supporters an change this EVIL.

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  48. Ametia says:

    The term alone makes me shudder!

    Babies and Toddlers Are Being Held at ‘Tender Age’ Shelters at the Border
    By Sarah Spellings

    Babies and toddlers who have been forcibly separated from their families are held in “tender-age” shelters at the U.S.–Mexico border, the Associated Press reports. There are three of these facilities for children under 13 years old at the border, with plans to open up a fourth in Houston.

    Up until AP broke the news of the facilities, it had been difficult to get information about where the youngest children were being held. Under the new “zero-tolerance” policy, every child who enters the country with their parents is treated as an “unaccompanied minor” and sent into government custody alone, while their parents are prosecuted for entering the country illegally. One mother said that her child was taken from her as she was breastfeeding.

    https://www.thecut.com/2018/06/toddlers-at-border-are-held-in-tender-age-facilities.html

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  49. rikyrah says:

    @RawStory
    Kellyanne Conway scurries through back door at Capitol to avoid CNN’s question on separating families

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  51. rikyrah says:

    Many of the immigrants Olivares has interviewed told him they initially tried to enter legally by seeking asylum through a point of entry on one of the bridges connecting the U.S. and Mexico over the Rio Grande. But when they were turned away, they crossed instead through the river and were caught.

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  52. rikyrah says:

    UPDATE: Agencies in NY confirmed housing or fostering out kids separated from immigrant parents (with their govt contracts, in millions):Abbott House (Westchester)-$2.5MCayuga Home for Children (NYC)-$40M Rising Ground (Westchester)-$14.3MMercy First (Long Island)-$5.7M— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) June 20, 2018

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  53. rikyrah says:

    85 Immigrants Sentenced Together Before One Judge
    Mass trials are now the norm in McAllen, where the Trump administration’s new policy on prosecuting illegal border crossing has strained the federal court system.

    Families aren’t merely being swept up under the new policy, lawyers in McAllen say—instead, adults who cross the border with children now seem to be priorities for prosecution. In May, Sessions announced the deployment of 35 additional prosecutors to border districts, where administration officials have acknowledged they still aren’t able to charge 100 percent of the people caught crossing the river. On the conference call with reporters, they refused to discuss how they decide which people to prosecute and which are simply referred back to immigration courts for deportation proceedings.

    But lawyers on the ground have noticed a pattern. “They are targeting people with children deliberately,” Efrén Olivares, the racial- and economic-justice director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, told me outside the courthouse on Monday. “So even though they are not prosecuting everybody for the misdemeanor, they are prosecuting everyone with a child and therefore separating them indefinitely.”

    Olivares and other lawyers with the Civil Rights Project have been interviewing detained immigrants before their hearings as they try to build a case against the Trump administration’s family-separation policy at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. They began in late May with five petitioners and now have more than 300, Olivares told me.

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  54. rikyrah says:

    Dear @SecNielsen: I previously served on active duty in the US military. America faces a lot of serious threats. But babies are not one of them.

    End your #BabyJails. Reverse your evil policy of ripping toddlers away from their mothers & fathers. #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/4WpPagoTEF

    — Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 20, 2018

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  55. rikyrah says:

    THE LIMITS OF TRUMP’S CRUELTY ARE ONLY JUST BEING TESTED

    Donald Trump doesn’t defy political gravity, as many pundits like to say he does, but he has benefited, repeatedly, from the mismatch between election cycles, which are long, and news cycles, which are brief and shrinking.

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    The concern today, as the U.S. government kidnaps and imprisons children at the southern border on his orders, is that Trump will bring this conscienceless persistence to bear against the forces opposing his family separation policy, and that, in at least the short term, he will win.

    By win, I don’t mean that the public will embrace child separation, but that the rest of our political system will move on from it, and that the depths of depravity his supporters tolerate will plummet.

    This may sound like defiance of political gravity, but it is more like a deferred reckoning. He became president as a popular vote loser, because the country happened to learn he was a serial sexual abuser weeks before learning that the FBI had reopened the Hillary Clinton email investigation—because news cycles are much shorter than election cycles, and he chose to wait them out, rather then relinquish the GOP nomination.

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    But the political opposition, unfortunately, remains captive to both Trump’s strategic patience, and the broader system’s tendency to give up and move on. Through every past outrage, the effect has been to acclimate about 40 percent of the country to accepting bottomless moral turpitude. Taking children hostage to deter asylum seekers and seek leverage in legislative negotiations is not popular. It will take a political toll somewhere, at some point. Trump knows this, but he also has good reason to believe that scrutiny will fade, and his political standing, weak as it is, will recover before he has to bear that cost. If he weathers a policy of torturing children without being forced, finally, to back down, just imagine the world of possible horrors that will open up to him.

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  58. Liza says:

    Never a day goes by, not one f**king day…

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    • eliihass says:

      These monsters… they take in murderers and others accused of heinous crimes alive… even stopping to feed them burgers; but they have no qualms killing black and brown children in cold-blood..

      The rage I feel ..

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  59. rikyrah says:

    .@JeffFlake or @BobCorker or @SenatorCollins or @lisamurkowski or literally any Republican Senator could force a vote on ending child separation at the border in two seconds, so their pearl-clutching and stern words are empty garbage. https://t.co/ddiZhpb0Qs

    — Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) June 20, 2018

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  60. rikyrah says:

    Texas officials have granted permission to at least 15 immigrant youth shelters to cram in more kids than their child-care licenses allow, according to records obtained by the Texas Observer.

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  62. Ametia says:

    After Winning $148K Settlement, Teen Violently Arrested At 2015 Pool Party Plans On Hosting Another To ‘Redo The Experience’

    Dajerra Becton is now 18-years-old and is reclaiming her narrative in a dope way.

    https://blavity.com/after-winning-148k-settlement-teen-violently-arrested-at-2015-pool-party-plans-on-hosting-another-to-redo-the-experience

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    • Ametia says:

      Lest we forget

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    • Liza says:

      “As for Becton’s future? She will attend a local community college in the fall and plans to use the settlement money to start a business. She eventually wants to become a dentist.”

      If I had to predict the future, I would say that this amazing and determined young woman WILL be a dentist someday. In the meantime, I hope her party is the best ever and that Shaun and DeRay accept the invitation.

      A bright spot in a bleak time. TY, Ametia for posting.

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    • eliihass says:

      It’s a start.. But she certainly deserved much more than that..

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      • Ametia says:

        I concur. Like being able to attend a pool party without being abused by so-called law enforcement.

        OH the Irony of having to sue for basic human rights. Instead of having equal opportunities to move and have your being as a human in this country

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      • eliihass says:

        Isn’t that the truth..

        But if I remember correctly, didn’t one police department somewhere pay some white family 3million dollars for mistakenly shooting their dog?

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      • Liza says:

        I agree, she should have gotten much more and I wish she had.

        I’m just impressed that she has asserted herself so well and with such dignity.

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  63. rikyrah says:

    The picture that Merkel released at the G-7 was right before Trump had a “Starburst Outburst” CBS This Morning said that Trump took starbursts out of his pocket and tossed them on the table, and he said here Angela don’t say I never gave you anything. Also at the G-7 when Macron was speaking Trump would remove his ear piece.

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    Lawsuit over family splitting policy has Trump playing word games

    Dahlia Lithwick, legal correspondent and senior editor for Slate, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether U.S. courts can stop Donald Trump family separation policy and restore American dignity, and explains how an ACLU case against the Trump administration’s policy explains their legal gymnastics on the issue.

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    Local groups work where Trump fails to reunite kids with parents

    Rachel Maddow points out the failure of the Trump administration to put together a system for reuniting migrant families after Trump immigration officials forcibly take the children from their parents, and notes that small local groups are trying to pick up and do the work where the Trump administration falls short.

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    Parents struggle to find children ripped away by Trump policy

    Jonathan Blitzer, staff writer for The New Yorker, talks with Rachel Maddow about how migrant parents are left on their own, sometimes with the help of advocacy groups to find their kids after the Trump administration took them away and put them in separate detention centers.

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  69. rikyrah says:

    The Cold Political Calculus of Taking Away the Children of Migrants

    We are at a moment in our history that demands action. It demands that people fuck shit up. We hope they do it by protesting, by voting, or with legislation. But what the GOP hopes is that it leads to crazy shit, and Trump is going to keep pushing and pushing, with the ICE round-ups and the family separations, because they want congressional Democrats arrested, they want violence to occur at one of the concentration camps, they want protesters to riot, and they want it all filmed. Trump is going to keep upping the intensity of his immigration crackdown until the left cracks.

    ………………………

    Trump’s GOP (and it is Trump’s GOP now) doesn’t give a fat rat fuck about reaching out beyond his base. The election strategy is simple: get his idiot horde all fired up with a stream of Reddit-provided conspiracies and blatant lies; suppress the vote wherever and however it can be suppressed; and, possibly, look for an assist from hackers. In order for the first part to work, you’ve gotta be as confrontational as possible to draw Democrats and liberals into an act that can be portrayed as extremism. Sure, an action like blocking the roads to and from detention locations, like, fer the love of fuck, tent cities for children is a relatively mild form of civil disobedience, but as far as the whiners on the right are concerned, it’ll be “terrorism the likes of which the nation hasn’t seen” or whatever the fuck Fox “news” contorts it to be.

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  71. rikyrah says:

    This is the most disgusting thing I’ve seen all week@Zac_Petkanas says that he heard about a 10-year-old with Down Syndrome separated from her mother.

    Corey Lewandowski replies “Womp womp.”

    This is the perfect example of the “Trump culture”

    pic.twitter.com/fL8NhCDwRV

    — Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 19, 2018

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  72. rikyrah says:

    SCOOP: In 1995, Russian and American social conservatives plotted out what would, during the 2016 election, become the main link between U.S. Christian fundamentalists and those in Moscow.

    We obtained the notes from that very first meeting: https://t.co/z9cIvZ8Wb3 pic.twitter.com/KK77roiK6P

    — Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) June 19, 2018

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    • Ametia says:

      Too late, Steve. YOU GAVE US THE SNO’ HO’ aka the Wasilla Hillbilly, who helped open up Pandora’s box of racial hate.

      After all these decades, nothing’s new with the GOP/RETHUGS. They’re just more OPEN about their filth and hate.

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  74. rikyrah says:

    The WH had started using the word unaccompanied to confuse debate. Now it’s an administrative classification for those torn apart. And proof that they not only don’t have a reunification plan but that they don’t seem interested in getting one. Why else claim the child is alone? https://t.co/jN8tfSAmYL

    — Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) June 20, 2018

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  75. rikyrah says:

    URGENT: As thousands of innocent children are separated from their parents, We The Action has several projects that need volunteer lawyers. Many can be done remotely, w/any bar license. https://t.co/i9kbQbhQwX #FamiliesBelongTogether

    — We The Action (@WeTheAction) June 19, 2018

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  76. rikyrah says:

    Trump is desperate to build his vanity wall not because of any campaign promise but because the wall is an eternal self-congratulating symbol of his racism & bigotry. It’s also a grand opportunity to award fat contacts to friends and a perfect vehicle for more money laundering.

    — meta (@metaquest) June 20, 2018

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  77. rikyrah says:

    Many of these mothers are devout Christians. Here is a letter written yesterday by my client Alma, who is in custody, to her 12 yr old boy Mario, who was taken from her. She has no idea where he is. At one pt, she was threatened he would be killed. This is not America. #Basta pic.twitter.com/aryuTQJ0zr

    — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 20, 2018

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  78. rikyrah says:

    Girls being moved in NY

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  79. rikyrah says:

    Tom Tomorrow @ tomtomorrow
    I think we can do this, twitter. Pass it on.

    Charlie Stross @ cstross
    There is a term I wish to see go viral: “Trump hotel” as a synonym for concentration camp, prison, or orphanage.

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  80. Liza says:

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    • Liza says:

      Well, you can’t turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse as they say. But it would be nice if she would just simply keep her mouth shut.

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    • Liza says:

      I mostly ignore this ass clown. I figure she’s the least of our problems. But this is too much, horribly cruel and stupid.

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      • eliihass says:

        It’s called extreme gaslighting Liza.. And she’s so much better at it than the treasonous, dubious deep-pocket she hooked up with and spit out s nachos baby for..

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  81. Ametia says:

    MAKE THOSE MOFOS OWN THIS. ALL.OF.IT.

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  82. rikyrah says:

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  83. rikyrah says:

    Thread

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    Thread

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  88. rikyrah says:

    Had a hard time sleeping last night 😖

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  89. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😔😔😔

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