Tag Archives: protection

Texas tent cities = Concentration Camps

It’s a concentration camp!

Let’s get real. The Trump administration is bragging about the policy of separating children from their parents seeking asylum. They claim it’s the law.

The truth is that it’s racism. The truth is that it’s a totally immoral policy supported by a Republican party who is fully complicit in this evil being perpetrated by the Predator of the United States.

We are closer to a white nationalist state than anytime in our history. Those supporting the separation of children from their parents at the border need to remember the Jews rounded up by Hitler. It didn’t start with the gas chambers.

We need to stop this madness right now. This is not the nation I have fought to protect.

 

US Concentration Camps…for children

Somebody has to stop Trump! Not just trump! The entire administration!

This is a new low, even for an administration I thought could get no lower. Our nation has always had a policy of granting refuge to those seeking protection and asylum. Not any more; not under Trump.

Now we rip children from parents. We separate families asking for protection. We add to their trauma and their misery. Now we incarcerate them in concentration camps.

This is what Trump and his supporters call “Making America Great Again.”

 

Redford on Pruitt

I have no difficulty in completely agreeing with Redford’s statement concerning Scott Pruitt. Like so many (the majority) of Trump’s Cabinet Appointees, he is a walking disaster bent on destroying the agency he is supposed to lead.

He doesn’t even attempt to hide his unbridled greed and corruption. Scott Pruitt needs to be fired, replaced, indicted  and tried for crimes against the American people.

Dereliction of Duty

The ongoing Russia attacks on our democracy is a clear and present danger. In response, heavy sanctions were overwhelmingly passed by Congress. Trump has refused to implement the sanctions. WHY?

The refusal of the president to protect our country against known attacks on our nation is a clear dereliction of duty. He has continually attacked all our intelligence, law and justice agencies, yet will not say even one critical word concerning Russia.

He is serving Russia’s interest far more that the interest and safety of the country he was elected to protect. When is his obviously dangerous preferential behavior going to be checked?

When is this lying, racist Russian lackey going to be condemned as the traitor he is? When is he going to finally going to be impeached?

at least someone is safe

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Eighteen school shootings in the first sixteen weeks of 2018. We just keep setting records, don’t we?

When is enough enough? How many victims of gun violence do we have to tally before we realize that this unbridled carnage cannot continue?

How long before we realize that the NRA lobby is paying untold millions to our Representatives and Senators to keep them safe and allow them to prosper?

The body count of the innocent doesn’t matter. What matters is the bottom line for the NRA and the complicity of Congress.

a good definition

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. – Oscar Ameringer

This is one of those beautifully simplistic, yet absolutely true definitions that I love.

During these never-ending tax cut debates, it is worth remembering that Warren Buffet once said. According to Mr. Buffet, we could have a balanced federal budget anytime we want one. His solution is as simple as the definition above: No member of Congress is eligible for reelection if they are seated in a year when our budget has more than a 3% deficit.

Sounds good to me. What do you think?

real leaders don’t need titles

Real leaders demonstrate their vision, their plans, their commitment and their power, through action. They consistently work to empower those around them through encouragement, coaching and positive reinforcement. Real leaders are definitely not perfect, but they are always committed to making a positive difference in the world and for the world.

Then there are others, like the #BLOTUS, who just seek power to enrich themselves. Their vision extends only as far as their mirrors and their checkbooks. Fake leaders are easily recognized by their whining, their sensitivity to criticism, and their pathological inability to accept responsibility.

No one is obliged to follow a fake leader. No one is required to respect a fake leader.

The good news is that there are real leaders who care and are willing to make a real difference. They are the ones who provide true hope for the future of our world.

We can ignore the fake leaders. Their is hope. All we need to do is to follow the real leaders.