Today in My History
Jes' Chewin' the Fat
Weddings and Anniversaries
Gather Ye Roses
Happenings--Harry and Otherwise
A Gift from Paul
Living Local History
Diary of Making a Wedding Cake (part
To All My Estonian Friends
A Very Short Walk
Media Babe, Part 2
Books Read in 2018
"The Burning Room"
Personal Home Page
Books Read in 2018
Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013
Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010
(you know how to fix it)
Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piñata Group
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Favorite Travel Photos
Things in My Life
7 Days of Meals
Favorite Photos 4/18
mail to Walt
mail to Bev
Columnist Debra DeAngelo has parted company with the
newspaper for which she has written for many, many years. It is the
newspaper's loss, but at least she has
a blog and can still write. Here is her current column.
Were I a cartoonist, I’d draw this: Trump holding a gun to
the head of a weeping immigrant child, harkening to the chilling 1968 photo
of the Saigon execution, with the caption “Give me my wall or else.”
This is the ugly underbelly of one of the ugliest situations in American
history — Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy of separating immigrant children
from their parents at the U.S. border.
If you peer through the smoke and bullshit of Trump’s mind-numbingly inane
assertion that the policy of separating children from parents is the fault
of the Democrats (entirely untrue — just Google or Snopes it; this policy
can be cancelled in one moment if Trump wished it, without even a vote from
Congress) you can see what he is alluding to: It’s the wall.
What he’s really saying in between the lines of his brain vomit is that if
the Democrats would just give him his southern border wall, he’d stop
pursuing this crime against humanity. Since they will not (because they’re
sane), sadly, children must continue to be ripped from their parents and
detained weeping and terrified in dog kennels until King Baby gets what he
Trump and his toadie Jeff Sessions are quite literally holding more than
2,000 children hostage as a vehicle for getting what they want.
These detained children are the poster children for what happens when a
tyrant is willing to do anything to get what he wants. No wonder Trump licks
the feet of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. They are his role models. He
lusts for the sort of mass obedience both of these dictators command. Trump
recently said he wished Americans would sit up straight and listen whenever
he spoke. Well, guess what pal… we ARE listening. And not in the way you
People! If you aren’t thoroughly disgusted by the state of our country right
about now, I ask you: What the hell will it take?
According to the June 19 Morning Joe opening segment, 55 percent of
Republicans SUPPORT Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. To support holding
innocent children hostage in order to advance your personal and political
desires is the very definition of deplorable. That 55 percent? There’s your
The text of the poem (also known as “New Colossus”) honoring our Statue of
Liberty reads as follows:
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
What is happening right now in our country is a disgrace to the very
foundations of this country of immigrants. Unless you are Native American,
we were ALL huddled masses yearning to breathe free when our ancestors
arrived on our shores. Trump is shitting on everything we stand for.
Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans stand there, trying not to wrinkle
their noses in disgust, and declare that Trump’s dump smells like roses.
You too, Congressional Republicans, are Deplorables.
Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the
border in order to propel his desire to get that wall built is worse than
the potential Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign. Why?
Because unlike the Russians, who laced social media with inflammatory false
stories and memes to successfully persuade voters to support Trump, we are
committing this crime against humanity ourselves. This time We the People
are willfully and wantonly destroying our country and everything it stands
Yes, it is now OUR fault, if we do nothing to stop it immediately.