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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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If my grandmother had been required to learn English & pass a civics exam, I wouldn't be here.

Mu grandmother, as well as my parents, are gone, so I can't ask for more details. I don't know a lot about her. She came over on the boat from Naples and legally applied for citizenship. Once here, she had three sons...my dad was the middle child. She lived until 1970 or so...don't recall the exact year of her passing. She spoke extremely broken English, had a "gravel-y" voice, and would often laugh WHILE talking, so it was a true challenge to understand her at all. I don't know anything about her level of education when it comes to U.S. history of matters, because...as I said...I didn't have any lengthy conversations with her about anything. My dad and I would drive to Somerville, MA, where she lived with his sister, my Aunt Alice. There was a small Italian bakery on the way and we would always stop to get her fresh bread and cookies.

She was a wonderful woman, full of life and joy. I didn't need to understand the words as long I was near the center of her vortex,

And if she had been required to "learn" English, which I don't think ever fully happened in her life past conversational level, and if she had been required to "pass" a "civics" exam, I don't know if she would have given birth to three sons and a daughter back in Naples. She wasn't a wealthy woman. My dad gave up everything and dropped out of high school in favor of working and supporting the family. I have no idea what happened to her husband...nothing good, I assume, because any time the subject came up, everyone would clam up. If my dad had been born in Naples, maybe he would have come to the USA under his own steam, maybe not. If he stayed, he probably would have married an Italian woman, and they may of may not have kids, but it wouldn't be me. The person I am would not exist if that woman hadn't crossed that ocean.

I am probably one of MANY people with a story like that on this day, when Trump assembled reporters at the White House, demanding of Lindsey Graham that he work to see the latest masterplan of Stephen Miller passed "quickly."

Just thought I'd share it.

Peace and out.

Jesus H. Christ, I can't even post what Scarborough said about Trump this morning

Looks like he's back on the Trump train, though.

It's in a tweet at the top of Individual 1's feed, for anyone who wants to see it.

I'm not going to post it here, because it would surely end up in a deleted thread.

Suffice it to say that he likes what he sees.

And since he was one of Trump's key enablers in 2016, why not?

Mrs. Betty Bowers sums up the insanity and injustice of the Alabama abortion decision

Mrs. Betty Bowers
@BettyBowers

In Alabama is it is now more illegal to be a woman who aborts a child of rape than to be the man who raped her.

#StandUpToChristianShariaLaw

12:05 AM · May 15, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/1128511631099609094

Trump Can't Stop Attacking Biden. G.O.P Strategists Wish He Would.

Trump Can’t Stop Attacking Biden. G.O.P Strategists Wish He Would.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/politics/trump-biden-2020.html

Early this month, as Mr. Biden began his campaign with the endorsement of the firefighters union, Mr. Trump unleashed a barrage of almost 60 tweets and retweets about his own support from rank-and-file union members, signaling his anxiety about Mr. Biden’s standing with a crucial constituency. Aides have said that Mr. Trump is keenly aware that he won in 2016 with support from union voters who did not follow their leaders in backing Hillary Clinton.

But after all that, he then likened Mr. Biden’s bid to his own 2016 campaign, in which Mr. Trump never relinquished the lead after ascending in the polls, and suggested Mr. Biden would probably be the Democratic nominee.

Mr. Trump’s attacks on Mr. Biden have defied the pleadings of his own aides, who think almost any other candidate would be easier to defeat, and left Republicans puzzled while delighting Biden supporters.

“It just shows everybody that the vice president is the candidate Trump is most concerned about,” said Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, a Biden supporter, adding with evident relish: “He just can’t help himself during executive time.”

Senate Intel & Don Jr strike "deal" for "LIMITED TESTIMONY," mid-June.

Breaking now on MSNBC.

Trump: "You want to see a bird cemetery? Go under a windmill sometime. All over the place."



“You are under assault,” Trump told a group of natural gas workers in Connecticut. “And now they talk about the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal. Everybody go home, you just lost your Jobs. The Green New Deal, that’s a hoax like the hoax I just went through.”

“Under that deal, everybody in this room gets fired,” he continued. “All of the thousands of guys and women standing in these buildings get fired, they go because under the Green New Deal, they don’t like clean, beautiful natural gas. They don’t like anything.”

Trump noted that progressive politicians “sort of like wind even though it kills all the birds.”

“You want to see a bird cemetery? Go under a windmill sometime,” the president ranted. “You will see the saddest, you got every type of bird. You know, in California you go to jail for five years if you kill a bald eagle. You go under a windmill, you see them all over the place. Not a good situation.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/trump-claims-hes-seen-piles-of-dead-bald-eagles-underneath-windmills-you-see-them-all-over-the-place/

Trump's lawyers tell judge Congress investigating him is an "invalid attempt at law enforcement."

Brad Heath
@bradheath

President Trump's lawyers told a judge today that Congress didn't have the power to investigate him for corruption, and suggested that both the Whitewater and Watergate investigations were invalid attempts at "law enforcement." (link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/14/president-trump-fight-congressional-subpoena-financial-records-mazars-court-hearing/1187746001/) usatoday.com/story/news/pol…



https://twitter.com/bradheath/status/1128350674725560321

Kasie Hunt, MSNBC: Trump's China trade war will cost an average of $500 per U.S. household

Just now.

So much winning. America first!

"In the courtroom today for Judge Mehta's hearing on Trump v Oversight Committee..."

Tim Mak
@timkmak

Was in the courtroom today for Judge Mehta's hearing on Trump v Oversight Cmte, regarding subpoena for Trump's financial docs

Judge seemed rather skeptical of Trump lawyer argument, and noted that not a single case had ruled that Congress had overstepped in subpoenas since 1880
1:01 PM · May 14, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

https://twitter.com/timkmak/status/1128344472528592896

A Trump ghost-tweeter swoons over "the importance of keeping a promise and standing for the truth."

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Our beautiful embassy stands as a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel and of the importance of keeping a promise and standing for the truth.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1128336007856660481
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