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30 days to reunite families. Or what? GENERAL STRIKE!

Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled that the current, so-called administration has 30 days to reunite families, even less time for younger children.

The deadline was set Tuesday night by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego after President Donald Trump’s order ending his policy of separating families gave way to days of uncertainty, conflicting information and no word from the administration on when parents might see their children again.

“This situation has reached a crisis level,” Sabraw wrote.

So, what happens when that deadline passes? Harsh words? Finger wagging, or — dog forbid — fist waving?

Here’s my suggestion, FWIW: we call a general strike. Or — to draw from the example of Mahatma Gandhi — day(s) of prayer and fasting. “Our resistance must be active and provocative!”

Can you imagine a day when we all refuse to show up for work? We refuse to shop or dine out? We refuse to spend a single penny — cash, credit or debit, including on-line transfers, payments, or automated transactions? For that matter, we all stay home, stay off Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other virtual escapes from reality?

Sure, that’s a sacrifice by 21st Century standards, but consider what’s at stake here. If we could send such an unprecedented, bold message to corporate and governmental overlords, how could they ignore it? Especially if they realize that this is a sample, a preview of what might happen between now and November.

Yes, it would require sacrifice. Getting docked for a day’s pay, missing a visit to Starbucks or other favorite retail stop. But, considering what others are enduring, is it so much to ask?

Let’s put “civil disobedience” into the frame of the civility discussions now underway.

Gandhi, ML King, perhaps even Joshua bar Joseph (AKA Jesus) would look at us in pride.

Melania "hates to see" families separated at border

Source: The Hill

First lady Melania Trump appeared to express disapproval on Sunday with her husband's administration's policy of separating migrant families who cross the U.S.–Mexico border illegally.

"Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart," Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, said in a statement to The Hill.

Grisham's statement was first given to CNN reporter Kate Bennett.

The debate surrounding immigration policy has intensified in recent weeks since the Trump administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392695-spokeswoman-melania-trump-hates-to-see-families-separated-at-border

Maybe she should go down to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California.
Throw some paper towels at them, or something...

Rudy and the Beast

You either laugh about current events, or you cry.
I prefer to laugh.
And Randy Rainbow knocked it out of Yankee Stadium with this one.

This could explain why Melania disappeared for a few days

She had to be re-programmed by Putin's minions.
Reboot successful,... for now.

с днем рождения (happy birthday), cadet bone spurs!

A new nickname for donny two-scoops!

"Bright orange huffy wee fuckbumper"

As I was scrolling through screen after screen of Facebook pablum, I paused at one of Meme GOP's latest posts. Citing a BBC News story, the headline read "Nobel Prize Committee puts award on hold?"

Please do go on!

One of the comments caught my eye:
Why are people thinking he should receive a peace prize in the first place? He had fuck all to do with it anyway it was the efforts by the Chinese and the South Koreans that brought about the historic talks not the bright orange huffy wee fuckbumper's rants and threats of nuclear apocalypse on twitter!

Understanding that the US and UK are divided by a common language, that euphemism got stuck in my mind's eye. I don't need an interpretation or explanation. I just want others to know that this is now my favorite nickname for drumpf. At least until the next, even more colorful nickname comes along.

Macron gives Trump a tree: Twitter goes wild!

In what was supposed to be a symbolic gesture, France Prime Minister Emmanual Macron brought a young, European sessile oak tree -- from an historic forest -- to the White House. According to the Huffington Post,
...it came from Belleau Wood, some 60 miles northeast of Paris, which was the site of a World War I battle where 1,811 American Marines died in combat.

But on Twitter, many people noted how Trump’s participation in the planting could be seen as being at odds with his climate change-denying agenda.

Trump has previously called climate change a Chinese hoax, appointed climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and in June announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.

The photo-op involved Macron and Cadet Bone Spurs handling shovels, but Twitter ran away with the story.


Macron bringing Trump a tree as a gift is the PERFECT way to troll him over leaving the Paris Climate Agreement.

Man, that tree looks like it needs, “thoughts and prayers”.

Macron brought the tree and Trump brought the manure.

But it was this Tweet I found most inspirational:
Trump was probably fuming about being given a tree instead of something gold or gem-encrusted. Brilliant trolling on Macron’s part.

"Something gold or gem-encrusted?" What would have been a more appropriate gift for SCROTUS than something to go with his golden toilet? A golden bidet, that resembles a fountain at Versailles?

Thank you, Andy Borowitz, for reminding us

We once had an adult at the helm of our country.

Unsuspecting Americans who turned on cable news Monday morning were suddenly assaulted with the memory of a time when the country’s domestic affairs, international diplomacy, and nuclear codes were entrusted to an adult.


It's 2018.
Mid-term elections are coming up.
Get. Out. The. Vote.
We deserve better.
As does the rest of the world.

Bad Lip-Reading delivers!

Video from Disney World's Hall of pResidents

...as the latest addition should have been portrayed.

Heartfelt apologies to orangutans, other noble primates, Rudyard Kipling, and people of color.

Communications director for Roy Moore campaign resigns

Source: The Hill

John Rogers, communications director for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, has resigned, the campaign confirmed on Wednesday.
"As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign," Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said in a statement. "John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday - any representations to the contrary are false - and we wish him well."

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/361580-communications-director-for-roy-moore-campaign-resigns

It’s Thanksgiving Eve! He wants to spend more time with his family.

Nothing to see here. Move along.
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