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Author: Raine    Date: 06/04/2018 13:07:34

Good Morning!

I don't have much this morning as we spent most of yesterday driving up to the mountains of Pennsylvania to see an old friend of ours and then drove back. Largely the day seemed to be about the circus called the Giuliani show. Coming home, this story broke and I am still processing it.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley posted a video showing he was denied entry to an immigrant detention center housing children who had been separated from their parents.

Merkley chronicled his efforts to enter the former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, in a Facebook post on Sunday. The senator says he made the trip after his office's attempt to schedule a visit was declined.

"I think it's unacceptable that a member of Congress is not being admitted to see what is happening to children whose families are applying for asylum. I decided to come out here, go up to the door and ask to be let in," he said in the video.






It's gonna be a week, I can already feel it. I present this as further evidence.

and

Raine



 

 
 

20 comments (Latest Comment: 06/04/2018 20:06:42 by Mondobubba)
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Comment by wickedpam on 06/04/2018 13:17:49
Morning


So we're now a monarchy? Is that what we are to understand? That there is now the divine right of kings?

Oh the media is still ignoring the kids being pulled from their parents who are legally applying for asylum, the nearly 5K dead from Maria in Puerto Rico, and pardons to people who have commited the same crimes as Manafort, Flynn, and Cohen.



Comment by Raine on 06/04/2018 13:33:01
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning


So we're now a monarchy? Is that what we are to understand? That there is now the divine right of kings?

Oh the media is still ignoring the kids being pulled from their parents who are legally applying for asylum, the nearly 5K dead from Maria in Puerto Rico, and pardons to people who have commited the same crimes as Manafort, Flynn, and Cohen.

Ain't it grand?

It's exhausting, to be honest. Having a few hours away yesterday was worth it.


Comment by Scoopster on 06/04/2018 13:45:32
Mornin' all..

The pardon himself thing wasn't the only garbage that Guiliani was spewing. He also claimed that the President is immune to Obstruction of Justice because he's "the top law enforcement officer in the country".

NO HE IS NOT. That is Jeff Sessions, and in the case of anything related to the Russia/treason investigation it's Rod Rosenstein. And, in this country NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.

Comment by livingonli on 06/04/2018 13:53:37
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

The pardon himself thing wasn't the only garbage that Guiliani was spewing. He also claimed that the President is immune to Obstruction of Justice because he's "the top law enforcement officer in the country".

NO HE IS NOT. That is Jeff Sessions, and in the case of anything related to the Russia/treason investigation it's Rod Rosenstein. And, in this country NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.

All these people who screamed about Bill Clinton lying about an affair seem to have no problem with Trump being able to rule as a dictator and operate as a traitor whose loyalty is to Russia.

Comment by Raine on 06/04/2018 14:03:25
Another shoe is gonna drop this week, I jusr feel it.

Comment by Raine on 06/04/2018 14:11:54
Cohen or MAnafort either did or will Flip this week.

Comment by livingonli on 06/04/2018 14:14:31
Quote by Raine:
Cohen or MAnafort either did or will Flip this week.

I guess those pardon promises aren't going to work.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/04/2018 14:19:00
And bigotry lives on...





Comment by livingonli on 06/04/2018 14:21:57
Quote by wickedpam:
And bigotry lives on...




I guess we can thank Trump and Mitch McConnell for ramming Gorsuch through the court.

Comment by BobR on 06/04/2018 14:37:42
Quote by wickedpam:
And bigotry lives on...




Freedom of Religion means freedom to violate Civil Rights. I'd like to know how narrowly they applied it.

Comment by BobR on 06/04/2018 15:10:30
To answer my own question - they applied it pretty narrowly

Comment by Scoopster on 06/04/2018 16:26:05
Quote by wickedpam:
And bigotry lives on...



Quote by BobR:
To answer my own question - they applied it pretty narrowly

Yeah it was. It actually looks like the decision was reversed because they claimed there was deliberate bias against the plaintiff himself. And this decision was 7-2 so it wasn't necessarily a partisan one.

Comment by livingonli on 06/04/2018 16:27:22
I'm thinking Cohen is more likely to flip since there is so much stuff they have from his office and they could slap state charges on him which Trump could not pardon. Manafort seems to be throwing everything but the kitchen sink in trying to stop the case against him, even though none of them have worked so far.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/04/2018 16:48:29
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by wickedpam:
And bigotry lives on...



Quote by BobR:
To answer my own question - they applied it pretty narrowly

Yeah it was. It actually looks like the decision was reversed because they claimed there was deliberate bias against the plaintiff himself. And this decision was 7-2 so it wasn't necessarily a partisan one.


From the email I got from the ACLU:

but importantly, the Court recognized that the Constitution doesn't give businesses open to the public the right to discriminate.


Comment by Mondobubba on 06/04/2018 16:59:17
Here is my thought about leaked memo about Cheetolini being able to pardon himself. There is all this yes man crap going on the WH so, the memo is drafted to make the baby happy. It is promptly leaked not to show his hand (because he doesn't have one) but as a break on his bullshit.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/04/2018 18:26:25
Dayum, the GOP looks like it took a swipe at Corey Stewart

Comment by BobR on 06/04/2018 19:31:17
Quote by Mondobubba:
Here is my thought about leaked memo about Cheetolini being able to pardon himself. There is all this yes man crap going on the WH so, the memo is drafted to make the baby happy. It is promptly leaked not to show his hand (because he doesn't have one) but as a break on his bullshit.

They very fact that the president needs a "legal strategy" should be damning on its own and should force the GOP into action.

Of course - they are complicit, so...

Comment by BobR on 06/04/2018 19:32:04
Quote by wickedpam:
Dayum, the GOP looks like it took a swipe at Corey Stewart

He is the worst of the worst in VA.

Comment by Scoopster on 06/04/2018 19:38:22
Quote by wickedpam:
Dayum, the GOP looks like it took a swipe at Corey Stewart

They took a swipe at the German government too.




Comment by Mondobubba on 06/04/2018 20:06:42
We haven't done this in a long time. What music are you listening to today? I'll start.




Because I need to listen to something that will make me really jittery today, I want to feel alive.