Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Just because you have the 4th of July off ...

.. doesn't mean you don't have to keep up with the more important things you're doing.


Mod: Take it from Tom. Enjoy the parade, or whatever it is you're up to today.

The New York Daily News Salutes the President


Mod: I'm not sure he'll like that very much. Here is the accompanying editorial.

Our immigrants, ourselves: What Trump can't take away from this great nation (New York Daily News link): On the occasion of the 242nd birthday of the United States of America, again recall the words of our foundational creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

These are words that continue to inspire millions across the globe — even as they were frustratingly hypocritical at the moment of their creation by property-holding men, even as African slaves were kept in bondage, even as 90 years later hundreds of thousands Americans had to fall on the field of battle to get the nation to begin to fully embrace the Declaration’s principles.

Enter the current occupant of the White House, who devotes this nation’s potent energies to barricading the borders, to separating refuge-seeking mothers from children, to ordering parents to leave the country with or without their kids now that a court has ordered their reunion.

Among them weep parents who assured their children before parting that they would see them soon, wherever they were going, in vain attempt to cushion the void. President Trump’s cruelty in deflecting entry of desperate migrants feeling violence coincides with measures to choke legal channels for immigration, drying up needed fresh vigor for America before our eyes.

All told, visas have declined 12% from their prior volume since Trump’s inauguration — for business, school and travel that are part of this nation’s lifeblood. Green-card holders once waited two months or so for naturalization; now the citizenship process drags on for eight or more. The President would turn back legal immigration by 40% as his price for granting legal status to a million or so Dreamers who’ve grown up as part of this great nation.

The Declaration of Independence spoke to such arbitrary cruelty, against an arrogant monarch who “has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither…”

The President who plays king won’t conquer the bedrock values this nation was founded on.

Mod: Amen. The following reinforces what the Daily News is laying down today.

44 Percent Of White Americans Think Donald Trump Is Racist, New Poll Finds (Newsweek link): A fair number of white Americans think that President Donald Trump—who is, of course, white—is a racist, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University on Tuesday.

Forty-four percent of white respondents said yes they thought the president was a racist when they were asked by the pollster, "Do you think President Trump is racist, or don't you think so?" Fifty-two percent of white respondents thought the former reality-TV star wasn't racist. Seventy-nine percent of black respondents thought Trump is racist as did 58 percent of Hispanic respondents, according to Quinnipiac University.

Overall, nearly half of all respondents—49 percent—said the president was a racist, according to Quinnipiac University. Forty-seven percent said he was not. Meanwhile, a majority—55 percent—said Trump has emboldened people who hold racist beliefs. Forty-four percent thought that Trump's hard-line immigration stances were a result of racist beliefs while 50 percent thought the president had genuine concern about the United States' borders.

Mod: America is a great country. We're going to get past this awfulness.

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46 comments:

  1. Real American's will not let this Clown bring America down to his level of shear ignorance, Happy Forth of July America.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/b2729b64-91d4-363f-adb3-6d578087d1c8/ny-daily-news-mocks-trump-as.html

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  2. Put a sock in it 7:03am.
    Everyone else- Happy 4th!

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    1. I thought it was pretty good, and added it to today's post. Happy 4th!

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    2. 7:03 doesn't care which position he takes as long as it starts something. The idea is to start something and keep readers divided. He was hoping some Trump foo would jump in but they're in hiding today. Vlad's orders.

      One thing about 7:03: He always give's himself away.

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    3. 2:46 - Trump apologist and Putin's useful idiot.

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  3. Happy 4th! Come to the parade 10 am and the silly games in Sierra Vista Park, this year run by Alverno HS.

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  4. Mod, so pretty good to you, that you repeat yourself? You gave the opening paragraph twice!
    Happy 4th of July.

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    1. You're right. I need sleep. I've been working 60 hour weeks lately, which is fine except I'm 65 years old and really should be spending these golden years napping on the couch. The consequences of having children later in life are now becoming apparent to me.

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    2. LOL, Mod, me to, me too! Also my experience is then those kids have kids later in life too, and you'll end up running around playing "good fish, bad fish," hide and go seek and "horse" with a basketball when you really need a nap!

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  5. New York Daily. Why does that writer have a mental block on using proper words and descriptions, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is finally being legally addressed in this Nation.
    Celebrate America's Independence day.

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    1. Can we let the immigrants in and deport you?

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    2. As a former deliverer, I can assure you, Comrade, that no true American calls it the New York Daily.

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    3. Don't separate families!
      Immigrate LEGALLY.

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    4. That’s been hashed over many times

      Google it

      Normal people don’t use that non-legal phrase

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  6. So 49% of all Americans think trump is a racist, and 47% do not? Once again the Fat Orange Guy loses the popular vote.

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    1. I'd bet the Electoral College says he's not racist. But, of course, the Electoral College was designed to protect the interests of people, currently residing in hell, who owned other humans.

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  7. Celebrate, watch Documentary: Amazon Prime/itunes; "How Jack became Black".

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  8. Happy 4th Mod - enjoy a Bud lite, sofa and nap today; check with the wife and kids first!

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  9. Independent Foo 8:07am. Immigrants are entering America and working on their citizenship, it is the ILLEGAL immigrants that are meddling with loop holes in our laws, and then in top of that, having money spent on them and not Homeless American Vets and families.
    Support Homeless Americans First-Happy Fourth of July.

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    1. Leave the vets out of it, demagogue. You just hate Mexicans.

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    2. Homeless vets aren’t heroes
      They learned all those skills and blew it on drugs

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  10. Ok, step away from the coffee 8:41am and your numerous personalities inside your head.
    So many Vets are living on our streets, yes, even Mexican Homeless Vets.
    Iam only saying we need to put our country first and our people first.
    People that want to butt in line need to step to the rear.
    Happy 4th of July to all Americans.

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    1. Nah. You're a bigot. Plain and simple. Your crap is right out of the Klan playbook.

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    2. 8:36, 58 just wants to sow division.

      If the REPUBLICAN controlled House and the REPUBLICAN controlled Senate and the REPUBLICAN Pr*sident cared about vets living on the streets, they would do something about it. In fact, they are the only people who can do something about it.

      They just don't care. And besides they're too busy following Vlad's orders to weaken the US and too busy lining their own pockets.

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    3. Welcome to all our Mexican neighbors who came here in the hope of freedom

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  11. I guess the mod prefers the views/philosophy of Maxine. Sad.

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    1. Explanation for 10:18. Maxine Waters is an African American politician. Trumpers have nothing nice to say about any of them.

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  12. Nice town Parade... Great to see so many men and women wearing red, white and blue.
    *11am, wearing Commie Red today.

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    1. Actually it's the Trumpy's that are loving themselves some No. Korea and Russian dictators these days. Get your head on right, guy.

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  13. Why is it you’re a racist or a bigot if you say tax dollars should go to vets or the poor that are here and in need? Why can’t that be a viable opinion? Are they not suffering? Or are they not suffering enough? The time spent on all the name calling and vitriol would be well spent on these issues. As for Maxine...other than be a loud mouth, what has she done? She is a classic example of someone who has been in office too long and needs to go. I guess that makes me a racist.

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    1. The answer to your vet question can be found at 2:58, above.

      As for M. Waters, she has been repeatedly called low IQ by Trump, something that is calculated not only to be thinly veiled racism, but to appeal to Trump's racist base. If you can't see the dripping racism inherent in RWNJ comments about her, you may have an answer to your last question.

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    2. There ya go 3:19P. No explanation just agreeing that I’m racist. Therein lies the problem.

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    3. A homeless vet doesn’t do much

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    4. As a Christian, I don’t ask someone’s status if they need help. I just do my best to help them

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    5. Read the Wikipedia page on her... she’s done plenty.

      You are in the wrong

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    6. 6:11 Funny, you didn't respond to 3:24 and 2:58. Why? Because you got your answers.

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  14. Whatt 11:00am?
    Nothing nice to say about "any of THEM"
    What are you saying?

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    1. It seems pretty clear that 11:00 was trying to say that Trumpers have nothing nice to say about African Americans and African American politicians.

      But you knew that and elected to try to paint 11:00 as racist. What you did is called projection.

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    2. Taking phrases out of context like that is straight out of the playbook of that genius-among-bovines, Nunes. Most middle schoolers can see the inherent deception.

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  15. Something going on at the Drug Rehab business on Carter?

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  17. Socialists 2:58pm. Get real, and today of all days, Independence Day for USA.
    The plight of homelessness has been gererational and is only increasing. Whats your commitment? Do you really care?
    That's not just a fashion statement you know.

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  18. That clown trump lives in his own warped world of stupity 2017 - 2018, pack him up and kick him and his family out of the Continental USA.

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