When Lawful Pain Is Morally Bankrupt

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He began by keeping blacks out of his apartments, accepting his father’s lead, seeing no disrepute. He made money, but what he erected lasted only a short time. Bankruptcies followed; finally he had to sell his name. He was a pitchman, his own client. He loves excess. Television is his mirror. He is mean/petulant/a coward’s bully; his grandiosity feeds his cruelty.

He speaks of security but never peace. His big picture is a million little pieces of bad things. He preys upon those he thinks are weak.

He ignores moral judgment. He has escaped his crimes. In office one month, he is mobilizing the largest forced relocation the US has undertaken within its borders since the Japanese interment during WW2. (Bigger than the 1830s forced movement of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears, than the 1930s Mexican repatriation that expelled American citizens.)

Forced movements are ethnic attacks. Massive injustice disguised by bad law as justice. The US is not made more secure by removing millions already living here in harmony, peace and good will—who contribute $11.6 billion to local economies ($3.6 billion in taxes), and perform work others will not do. By separating mothers from children/families, denying due process, spending millions, in the global shadow of mass dislocations and violence against civilians by governments and terrorists in Sudan, Nigeria, Syria, the Philippines, the world sees in the new border order not American greatness but third world tyranny, a despot using threats and fear, putting bad law above the good of humanity–leading the mobs driven by myths and hate.

 

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Sunday Talks for 2/19/17

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Unfortunately (or thankfully, depending on your point of view), I have no snark to impart this week to accompany the events of the week and the upcoming Sunday talk shows. After fighting a “raging case” (my doc’s description) of pneumonia for three weeks, and then returning to full time, full duty work this week, my snark has been knocked on its backside.

Never fear, though. For your viewing pleasure (or displeasure), here are the Sunday guests for this week:

ABC’s “This Week” – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif; retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – White House chief of staff Reince Priebus; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Priebus; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Reps. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; James Jones, former President Barack Obama’s first national security adviser.

Forced Movement

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Forced movements in US history share painful, common features. Justified by law, imposed by military force, they track America’s historic weaknesses and shame. They mark a trail of our worse self-deceit, pretending to improve our . . . → Read More: Forced Movement

Jobs, Immigration And The Law

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America’s government manages a budget equal to the world’s third largest GDP—a sustained annual outlay of $4 trillion. In charge of this incredible wealth are lying thieves without moral compassion. The . . . → Read More: Jobs, Immigration And The Law

End The Double Standard

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Donald Trump has turned the national government into a giant, real life game of the old Hugh Downs’ game show, “Concentration.” “Concentration involved solving a rebus, deciphering the meaning of a series of . . . → Read More: End The Double Standard

The Paper Folders

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National Alert: a 31-year old, wet-eared kid has taken the podium to lecture us about democracy and tough love, demanding that we know in his infantile certainty that the power of the President . . . → Read More: The Paper Folders

Maybe This Fool Is A Clown

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Consider this: when the first Africans stepped foot on the Americas’ shores, they had little information about what lie ahead. They took a radical step: they stopped to think! They went . . . → Read More: Maybe This Fool Is A Clown

Sunday Talks for 2/12/17

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Cheeto Boy seems to think that he’s the boss of the U.S. instead of the President, and frankly, he’s not very good at presidentin’. Several weeks ago, he signed an executive order barring . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 2/12/17

Trump's Cruelty

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Nobody’s “pouring in;” you can’t get a visa in a week! Trump has a cruel streak, its aspect detected in his groping unknown women, in the full page ad demanding the death penalty for the . . . → Read More: Trump’s Cruelty

Family Affairs Are Not The Public's Business

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What did you do last summer? “I am Donald Trump. I ran for President. I won. Three million dead people voted against me. Now I rule the world.”

The White . . . → Read More: Family Affairs Are Not The Public’s Business