From the New York Times:
Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, will throw his personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives.
I had the misfortune of enduring three terms of El Shrimpo von Bloompants and his stop and frisk bullshit, his persecution of bikers, his generally classist bullshit.
And let’s remember he overturned rules in place to get that third term because we needed him so badly.
This is no solution to the problems we have as Bloomberg looks great on the surface but there’s much bullshit and ill bitch nonsense as soon as he opens his mouth.
This all accelerated after 9/11 when a lot of illegal anti-Muslim shit went down. Making all Muslims pay for what 19 assholes did with a couple of planes. Both parties participated in this.
Next came stop and frisk. 10+ million illegal, unconstitutional stops designed to harass and discourage young African Americans from illegal activity. Again make all black youth pay for the behavior of some black youth.
Now you see Trump (and Obama and Bush) criminalizing Latin political refugees for fleeing unsafe conditions in their home countries. Given humiliating treatment and deportation (2 million deported under Barack Obama) you have to believe that people are coming here out of desperation not because they think they will be welcomed.
So this not some nation of laws bullshit, it’s just plain old racist criminalizing of non white folks because it’s politically popular with asshole, racist white voters.
Well, I think it’s right to criticize the Trump administration’s family separation policy, but I think it’s important to not lose sight of the fact that the Obama administration and the Bush administration, before President Trump, preceded the family separation policy with the policy of detaining families, and detaining women, mothers, alongside their children locked up behind barbed wire.
The Obama administration presided over the largest immigration detention system in the nation’s history, and that’s often overlooked.
So this will be somewhat of a hollow victory when Trump stops separating children from their families and rejoins previous Presidents that detained families crossing the border.
It seems almost fantastical to think the United States could help the Latin countries solve some of the problems they have maintaining safety without setting up death squads.
The truth is that American intervention in Latin America and support for all manner of foul rulers there has contributed to the decline in safety in those places.
So all the fake liberals and good hearted folks will claim victory when Trump stops separating children from their families but they won’t give a shit about the new/old reality of detaining and criminalizing immigrants.
From the Guardian here:
Responsibility for the separation of children from parents at the US border is “on all” Americans, a prominent Texas Democrat said on Sunday, Father’s Day, and “not just the Trump administration” which has implemented the controversial policy.
“I’d like to say it’s un-American but it’s happening right now in America,” said Beto O’Rourke, a US representative, who in November will challenge Ted Cruz for his Senate seat. Speaking to CNN’s State of the Union, he added: “It is on all of us – not just the Trump administration. This is on all of us.”
I hope this bald fucknut Stephen Miller, who came up with this shitbird policy, eventually helps bring down the house of Republicans with his pseudo intellectual, racist bullshit.
Let’s hope people show up and vote against this sort of shit as well.00
Headline from NBC News:
New GOP immigration bill would prevent separation of children and parents at border
I’m sure I will be following up with the tucked underneath the headline awful shit that is hidden in this bill by the headline.
Trusting the Republicans to treat black folks and immigrants with respect and dignity is a fool’s errand.
It is political gold for them to screw over non-white folks.
From CBS News in Arizona:
Police say they acted only after Johnson refused to cooperate. In their incident report, one officer wrote Johnson’s “body language” looked like he “was preparing for a physical altercation.” Still, Mesa’s police chief is opening a formal investigation and changing police policy.
“There’s going to be a special directive that says that we will not strike somebody in the face or in the head, unless they are showing us active aggression,” said Ramon Batista, Mesa police chief.
Check that bolded sentence!
I guess up until now in Mesa Arizona the police you strike you in the face or in the head, ya know, for furtive body language or daring to verbally defend yourself.
Of course white folks don’t have the same standard so you’re not gonna catch a beatdown from the po po unless you’re poor and white and ornery.
These are some pretty impressive guidelines I must say.