From the conservative Cato Institute:
I’ve already written about this enough. This is beyond shameful. Right now, refugees who have been through years of vetting, sold all of their possessions, and boarded airplanes to arrive in the U.S. are being turned away. They now have literally nothing.
Meanwhile, countries conveniently left out of this ban all seem to have one thing in common:
President Trump’s most recent executive order effectively bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days — but some Muslim countries were spared from the order’s blacklist, even though they have deep-seated ties to terrorism.
Conspicuously, Trump doesn’t hold any business interests in any of the countries on the list, but holds major stakes in several of those excluded from it, records show.
Friday’s executive order, signed at the Pentagon, suspends the issuing of U.S. visas or travel permits to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Not a single American was killed on U.S. soil by citizens from any of those countries between 1975 and 2015, according to statistics tallied by the conservative-leaning Cato Institute.
Coincidence? Maybe if we knew more about his business interests we’d have a better handle on why Saudi Arabia, which contributed 15 of the 9/11 hijackers and gave us Osama bin Laden, was not banned, but Sudan was.
Donald Trump is a monster. There is no logic to this action except his desire to make an easy scapegoat of the world’s most vulnerable. He is not a Christian. He is not making America great. We were in every single way a greater country 10 days ago than we are now. We were a safer country 10 days ago.
Make no mistake, Republicans: Donald Trump is going to be the villain of your children’s and grandchildren’s history books, and a big majority of you will be there right alongside him.
And all of those people who told us we had to stop taking Trump literally? Fuck you. He has literally done every horrible, inhumane, immoral thing we said he would do. So please shut up.
How to help: find a local organization near you. Reach out. Donate. Here are some ideas:
• Legacy Mission Village
• Tennessee Immigrant And Refugee Rights Coalition
• World Relief
• International Rescue Committee
• Nashville International Center For Empowerment
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You may not want me to put my Haiku about Trumpligula up here, I’ll send it to you on the side.
I autoplaigarized this from my comment on one of Ed Brayton’s posts over at Dispatches From The Culture Wars:
Well, I was originally only going to go with one meme:
I wonder how long it will be before the Mexican newspapers start talking about, “noche de vidrios rotos”.
But I realize that “brown” encompasses a YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE number of different people who are here, papered or not–except the chinese who will be yellow until the brown people are gone, THEN they’ll be brown.
So, those of you who have the mojo or the money to create t-shirts and bumper stickers, this is what I’m thinking, “The night of broken glass”, translated into the eighty or so languages spoken by the LTLWP* who are here, living their often difficult lives in a climate that stinks of oppression.
I got ideas, I got no money; run with it.
I had another idea after that. If I could find a way to someone in Berlin, Germany to see this idea and put out a shirt or something that says:
“Herr Trump, bitte, kein kristallnakt mehr; einer war mehr als genug!”
Elsewhere people are suggesting that a list of crimes commited by white, KKKristian, male, republican citizens and see how they compare to the browns. I’m thinking that there are more shooting deaths in Nashille (maybe), Dallas, TX (probably), Texas (for goddamned sure) as a result of WKMRC cohorts using their penis substitutres to settle arguments, exact revenge or defend themselves from unarmed non-english speaking people.
He’s a buffoon.
In addition to all the other things he is, he’s a buffoon.
And that will be his undoing.
You can’t piss off EVERYBODY.
As the old Richard Pryor routine went, “That’s a lot of m*****f****s waiting for you outside.”
His time is coming, may the Prophets make it quickly.
Agreed, if the other buffoons ever wake up or if enough non-buffoons go the polls in two year (well, 647 days if you’re counting) and think “KIll the witches!” instead of, “I loves me some edgy politics”.
BTW, “the prophet(s)” is prolly a trigger word for NSA to put a drone on you. Just sayin!
grapefruit grapefruit. unchain the hot petunia. 🙂
Not my fault if they’ve never watched DS9 :^)
We have always been at war with the produce aisle!!
Hmmmmmmm, somebody must be busy gathering “evidence” of Hellarybenghaziazinazi having a friend who worked for a company that employed a guy whose brother-in-law’s cousin’s father-in-law’s sister’s stepson knew a guy who was brown and a non-native english speaker who did something terrible…