Monday, 27 February 2017
What It’s Like to Have Your Parents Deported
A sad story, to be sure, that pulls at the heartstrings, but one that was predictable, expected and just. When people refuse to obey the law simply because they find it inconvenient to do so, not only do they mock the society that supports them, they present a scofflaw example that encourages others to break other laws. We don't normally think of parents sending kids to school as undermining society, but that is what this family did. They set out to prove that, in America, one does not need to obey the law; people can do whatever they like. If they get caught, others should feel sorry for them and try to help them avoid any penalty. That is not what I would call good citizenship. But then. this family do not want to be good citizens - they want to become citizens by, as we used to say, hook or by crook. That is, by cheating.
Grandmother Irene Clennell Deported With £12 In Her Pocket After 27 YearsWait. If she has broken the law for many years, shouldn't she be allowed to continue to break the law? After all, she is a grandmother, and grandmothers shouldn't have to obey the law, should they? Still, it is a pity that she couldn't use her credit card at the Edinburgh airport to draw some more cash but was forced to wait till she got to Singapore to top up. (I assume that is why she had so little cash, not because her family and Buzzfeed News refused to give her any.)
The Uses of Outrage
"But remember, he lost the popular vote, and would have lost the Electoral College if a significant number of college-educated voters hadn’t been misled by the media and the F.B.I...."
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Sadiq Khan Comments On Nationalism Prompt Nicola Sturgeon To Retaliate
Doesn't he know that Scots, especially those in the Selfish National Party, are above criticism?
Where are they? Down at the pub, licking their wounds and trying to console each other.
Trump Voters, Your Savior Is Betraying You"...the biggest losers from Trump policies will be you Trump voters, especially those of you from the working and middle class. You were hoping you’d elected a savior, and instead Donald Trump is doing to you what he did to just about everyone who ever trusted him: He’s betraying you."
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Donald Trump Rejects Intelligence Report on Travel Ban
Only reports and briefings matching Mr Trump's expectations in form and content are acceptable.
Our President cannot be wrong but any, even all, of his advisers can be.
Oh Joy! It could be like Nuremberg all over again!
Friday, 24 February 2017
Weapon of mass destruction? What a stupid headline and inane idea.
Blind Man Tasered By Greater Manchester Police Officers Who ‘Mistook Cane For Gun’
How dare they make a mistake? Lynch 'em!
Donald Trump: The First Amendment Gives Me The Right To Criticize ‘Fake News’
Of course it does! Sadly, Donald does not think it gives the media the right to criticise him.
As he has said" Any negative polls are fake news"
'Viagra Hotel' opens in Blackpool prompting local outrage
Outrageous! Elderly and infirm people have no right to have sex
Facebook down: App kicks users out of their accounts and doesn't let them back in
Horror! How will folks send fake news around?
Thursday, 23 February 2017
In the search for honest and objective news, here are my favorite factcheck sites:
Donald Trump's administration close to scrapping transgender student rights permanentlyThe transgender folks are not asking for much: all they want is to be discriminated in favour of - treated differently than everyone else. There are so few of them, what does it matter? It is sooo 20th century to argue about principle.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Spicer: 'I wish the Anne Frank Center had praised Donald Trump for fighting anti-Semitism'
Monday, 20 February 2017
If they do, they had better learn from Donnie: sell the sizzle, not the steak.
Democrats use delay to turn confirmation runway into parking lot
Oh no! You mean they are acting like Republicans? How is that fair?
I thought only Republicans were allowed to act like Republicans.
Mexican woman in Texas sentenced to 8 years in prison for voter fraud
Finally! One confirmed case!. I'm told there may be as many of 2 or 3 more as investigations piss away money across the entire country.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Oh no! Does this mean that people, especially people "with criminal records," will actually have to obey the law?
How is that fair?
What has this country come to when the laws of the United States have to be obeyed in the United States?
50,000-strong petition condemning closure of child refugee programme
How many of the 50,000 have said they will take a refugee child into their home to raise?
Talk is cheap, actions are gold.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Airline CEOs To Discuss Aging Infrastructure, Foreign Competition With Trump
Conservative MPs Slam Government For Limiting Number Of Child Refugees
Paul Ryan on working with Trump, Russia sanctions and GOP goals
After watching this, I am not as pessimistic as I was. Ryan and his crew may actually get something done, while using the ridiculous Trump and Bannon as a smoke screen. I may not like all that they do, but it is possible that they may get up off their keisters and actually do some work for a change. We just have to hope that Donnie and Steve don't start a war or bring terrorist attacks down on our heads in the meantime.
Trump signs executive order giving police greater authority
Race of Killer - 2011 data
Black 4,729 ( 140 per million)
White 5,486 ( 21 per million)
Unk 4,077 ( 13 per million)
Other 256 (0.05 per million)
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Trump To McConnell: ‘Go Nuclear’ To Confirm Supreme Court Pick
Brexit Is A Mess, But It Didn’t Have To Be
It had to be that way because those who want to leave the EU disagree with each other on HOW and HOW FAR they want to leave it. It is not quite as bad a "for every 10 Brexiteers there are 11 opinions about what they want from Brexit" but there are at least three mutually exclusive ones. Add in a large minority who still do not want to leave at all and another large minority who still don't give a toss and it is patently obvious that it could never be anything BUT a mess.
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