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  1. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Are you really unaware that this specific language has been a tool of racists for generations? You've never heard it used in that most common way? That seems unbelievable.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Swalwell Did anyone hear Swalwells remarks in congress on Trump's racism and note the GOP objections?
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    Art and Music

    Alaska governor Dunleavy eliminated state funding for the arts.
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    The Caravan

    It is frustrating to have to debunk propaganda.
  5. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I did caption the quote with the statement that immigrants do swear an oath. Folks born in the country are assumed to be loyal, I suppose. Maybe the Pledge of Allegiance is a good substitute?
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Not every post should be viewed as disagreement or argument.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Immigrants do swear an oath to this country when becoming citizens. I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.[12]
  8. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    So Trump didn't mean to use an ages old racist trope in his criticism of the women? It's just about accident and Trump had no idea that white nationalists have used that type of go home language for generations? Besides, they deserve it?
  9. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I shared Murkowski's remarks on a state specific FB page. The conservatives called her names and mocked her comments on this issue.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Please excuse my use of hyperbole to describe an unacceptable level of acceptance and enabling of unacceptable and unapologetically racist thinking and language within republican political circles.
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    The Caravan

    Show us the denials. Please qualify your claim that Democrats are standing on the sidelines with actual facts or evidence. Let's see the legislative calendars since Trump's inauguration and compare activities by party affiliation. Democrats aren't the people rationalizing intentionally cruel treatment of immigrants in our custody. To suggest that liberal alarm is the same as conservative indifference is the epitome of false equivalency.
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    The Caravan

    Members of Congress have responsibility for oversight. It is there some confusion about whether or not they should delegate those visits rather than to conduct the oversight visits firsthand? Pence was there to support the president. His other job is to preside over the Senate. Like the NFL game he left in outrage, this was marketing to support the POTUS.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Nods in agreement. It is interesting to me to consider the absolute silence of conservatives and those who identify as republican on the topic. Trump is doubling down with passionate lies and bigotry in a very official capacity. It sounds like a delusional white nationalists rally.
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    The Caravan

    He expected to see terrible conditions and then made excuses and blamed people other than those responsible for the policy and the terrible conditions. The Trump voting base believes that the treatment is unavoidable and even necessary to deter future immigrants and asylum seekers. The deplorable conditions and cruelty are a feature of Trump's immigration policy that appeals to his angry base of voters.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Meanwhile, let's talk about how a diplomat was unprofessional for using accurate descriptors to describe Trump and his apparent intentions or motivations. Nobody here seems to be able to come up with different adjectives.
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    The Caravan

    He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God. That's Micah who also tells us this; Listen! The Lord is calling to the city— and to fear your name is wisdom— “Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.[b] 10 Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house, and the short ephah,[c] which is accursed? 11 Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights? 12 Your rich people are violent; your inhabitants are liars and their tongues speak deceitfully.
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    Game of Groans

    Bad puns, alliteration, characterization, or comments otherwise intended to generate a groan of some type. There will be points awarded according to a wildly biased and feckless grading system. Any participant may award points, claim victory, or assign medals of achievement to any post or commenter. As for me, I want to just die peacefully, in my sleep like my grandfather did. Not screaming and crying like the passengers in his car. And go...
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I think we see, regularly, that Trump doesn't prepare adequately to be an effective negotiator. He enters into those discussions under a personal delusion that he is the best and that he doesn't need to know more than what he already knows. We've been told this by reporting about aids and staff close to the president. We see and hear evidence of this regularly. Trump appears to believe that his charm is his secret weapon when he really is simply a bully. Don't we see the evidence of his incompetent negotiations with NK?
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    The Caravan

    It's telling that the same fellow who made a point of attending a football game for the purpose of exiting during the pregame anthem because men protested and knelt somehow is less offended by men (and women and children) being intentionally physically abused in detention camps with deplorable conditions. Somehow that is simply the best that can be done by Americans and all of it is the fault of Democrats. He offers a wonderful example of conservative Christianity. Leviticus 19:33-34 New International Version (NIV) 33 “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born.Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
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    First word that comes to mind.....

    Regurgitated
  21. toomuchbaloney

    How about a Game of Questions?

    Are stalkers always bad or can stalking be equivocated?
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    First word that comes to mind.....

    Engorged
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    The Caravan

    Why So Many Christians Want to Go On Mission Trips to Help Kids But Don’t Want Them Here An opinion from a spiritual, mission focused perspective.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    She was a member of a secret/private CBP social media group which engages in a wide variety of unacceptable, racist and misogynistic misbehavior. We get to see what she considers to be in violation of their standards of conduct. It is a little reassuring that they previously identified acceptable vs unacceptable behavior but I'm wondering if so many employees are unaware or the standards or the standards don't address their unprofessional ugliness.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    It's likely a combination of deliberately cruel treatment and negligence and a measure of incompetence thrown in. Did you know that Trump's pick to head CBP was a posting member of the racist and horrible private social media group? She said she was going to hold the bad actors accountable. That ought to be an interesting vetting and investigation (if it actually happens). All Lives matter.
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