June 20, 2018 8:05 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for June 20 Morning Reads for June 20 By edatlanta Politics 47 Comments GSU Wide Receiver headlines All American Team list. SCOGA says airport shops don’t need to pay ClayCo property taxes. SCOGA: HELP WANTED! (Even Irish Can Apply) Buy Jimmy’s shoes for a good cause! While on the topic of Carter, he was able to get a physician in Plains for the first time in years. Cong. Bishop announces $2.5mil funding for SWGA rural housing. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 47 Comments xdog Stepping back for a minute from the outrage over kids-in-cages and the Trump/Sessions/Miller white America policies, it’s worth noting that the migration crisis in Germany is much more advanced and could even topple the government if Merkel can’t find a political accommodation that will satisfy her partners. The problem of millions of refugees wanting asylum has the entire EU roiling. https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621127142/debate-over-migrant-crisis-threatens-to-topple-germanys-government June 20, 2018 9:32 AM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Sally’s Law: Any given online community that does not censor lawful speech will inevitably lean to the right politically. Leftist ideas are grounded in emotion and thus require the censorship of all reasoned and logical counterarguments. Please don’t allow GeorgiaPol to turn into a leftist playground that insults anyone who disagrees with their opinions and interpretations. June 20, 2018 2:18 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Too late, Sally. GaPol was been taken over by the Libs while it was still PP. Shame, really! June 20, 2018 2:23 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual Feel free to leave. You rarely, if ever, add anything of substance to any debate on here. You generally default to “we’ll see” when you’ve obviously been had. June 20, 2018 8:29 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Pointing out numerous factual inaccuracies in your post isn’t insulting. If you don’t want me to do it, do some research before you post something. I think we can nearly all agree that informed discussion is better than some moron just vomiting out a bunch of links to right wing blogs. June 20, 2018 2:35 PM Log in to Reply alpha male Sally ,do as I attempt to do re: one particular clown poster , who attempts to hide his singular lack of critical thinking skills and his alarming reading comprehension deficit behind his meandering verbosity. After repeatedly schooling him, I now just attempt to ignore his ignorant rants. This particular clown is not worth engaging with as he does not even realize he continues to make a fool of himself. He does not realize some basic truths of internet debate/ discussion regardless of message board topic. Sports, politics, whatever. If you as a poster have been reduced to pointing out grammer and or spelling, you are out of your intellectual depth and have lost the debate. If you as a poster are reduced to ad hominem attack, you have lost the discussion. And specific to political/ public policy discussions, if your go to line of attack almost regardless of issue is to yell “ rascist, rascist, rascist “, your are out of your depth. Ignore this clown. He is not worthy of debate. And he certainly is not worth letting him run you off. Just a suggestion. June 20, 2018 4:02 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I agree. Noway is the worst. June 20, 2018 4:14 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual What are you talking about? Who is censoring you, snowflake? So all “reasoned and logical” arguments are by default from the right? June 20, 2018 8:27 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope This seems to be the choice alpha is presenting: A world in which y’all have to scroll past my long-winded posts. or A world in which folks like Sally, beta bro, downthemiddle, Mike Silver, and Noway can repost crap from their email chains without anyone pointing out the blatant falsehoods. If y’all want to see me go, that’s fine. I can find another site to read while pushing a stroller. June 20, 2018 9:19 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual Wait, did you see the part where he mentioned how an ad hominem attack make one lose an argument yet repeatedly refers to someone here as a “clown”? There are plenty of smart, respectable conservatives who post on this site. I seldom find them in the comment sections. June 20, 2018 9:40 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I say don’t go! I have too much fun correcting you most days!! June 20, 2018 10:09 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth In order to prevent leftists from running off moderates and conservatives on here, maybe you can borrow this billboard in Texas: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article213508754.html June 20, 2018 2:21 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Purty funny! June 20, 2018 3:09 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual If you are run off a site by a comment you read then you are a straight-up bitch. June 20, 2018 9:42 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Lol! You are a hoot!! June 21, 2018 8:28 AM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Inconvenient Truth: There are 9 US consulates and one US embassy inside Mexico, scattered throughout the country. TEN places where any non-US citizens can apply for asylum legally, without any risk of being separated from their children. Instead, Democrats, Socialists, and other leftist groups create turmoil in the US by encouraging dangerous illegal border crossings and turning children into “Get out of jail free” cards for lawless people. June 20, 2018 3:06 PM Log in to Reply edatlanta Yeah, you’re really interested in quality discourse I can tell. June 20, 2018 3:27 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope TEN places where any non-US citizens can apply for asylum legally, without any risk of being separated from their children. “The United States does not grant asylum in its diplomatic premises abroad. Under U.S. law, the United States grants asylum only to aliens who are physically present in the United States.” https://it.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/rome/sections-offices/dhs/uscis/refugeesasylum/ June 20, 2018 3:29 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Also, when families show up at the border, they’re facing incredibly long waits – back in April it was 12-13 days, now it’s much longer – which leaves them vulnerable to smugglers and violence. Not only that, the Justice Department has now scaled back its list of acceptable grounds for asylum to exclude victims of domestic violence or gang violence and they are actively turning away families who are seeking asylum at ports of entry. So your “inconvenient truth” a’int true, hoss. June 20, 2018 3:33 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So do y’all just get together and come up with one line to peddle? Did you know: There are 9 US consulates & one US embassy in Mexico where non US citizens can apply for asylum without ANY risk of being separated from their kidsDemocrats would prefer to never mention this and act as if these families have no other options, to blame Trump— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 21, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js June 24, 2018 11:53 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth It’s complicated. I said people can APPLY for asylum, get the process started, since they first have to be classified as a “refugee” which can only be done outside the US. Asylum is appropriately granted at a Port of Entry, per the US embassy link: “You may seek a referral for refugee status only from outside of the United States. For more information about refugees, see the “Refugees” section. Asylum Asylum status is a form of protection available to people who: Meet the definition of refugee Are already in the United States Are seeking admission at a port of entry” June 20, 2018 3:42 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Couple of hold ups with that. One, the refugee process is the most difficult way to enter the United States and takes up to 36 months to process. We’re talking about countries where murder rates are at civil war levels. 33,000 people have been murdered in the last two years alone. So telling those folks to stay in Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala for 36 months while their refugee application processes just isn’t possible. In addition, there are limits on the number of refugee admissions per year. Second, the Trump Administration ended the in-country refugee processing program for Central America as the result of an executive order earlier this year regarding the US’ refugee admissions program. So it’s not even possible for these folks to apply for refugee status in their country of origin if they wanted to. Third, I think you’re getting a little confused by the definition of asylum used. They don’t have to be granted refugee status or be classified as a refugee before seeking asylum, they merely have to meet the same definition we use for refugee. June 20, 2018 4:00 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance “Meeting the definition of ‘refugee'” is not the same as being previously “classified as a ‘refugee'”. I.e., You can meet the definition of a refugee even if not previously classified as such. But, if it was reasonable to apply for refugee status at a consulate or embassy, sure, do that. But after you apply, you would have to wait indefinitely (with probably a minimum of months) before any decision, which decision may not reach you if you are a homeless refugee. And my guess is that there are a hundred reasons why this administration would prefer to deny that status. If you present yourself at the border or with your physical presence, you will at least get a hearing. June 20, 2018 4:05 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance And also, God knows what happens in those indefinite months while you’re waiting for a decision. If you’re running from violence, or otherwise without a dollar, good luck surviving. June 20, 2018 4:07 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Meanwhile in New York… https://www.axios.com/michael-cohen-resign-rnc-trump-child-separation-dc216bbd-7b0b-418c-a8b6-369e567681e0.html June 20, 2018 4:00 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m digging the outfit. I’m also digging the fact that a dude facing multiple counts of fraud was still a finance chair for the Republican Party. June 20, 2018 4:16 PM Log in to Reply Caroline The outfit is straight out of the Sopranos. The theme song should have been the one Trump’s campaign used. Boy, did they ever miss the boat on that one. June 20, 2018 5:22 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Well, it seems Trump has backed down on his policy of separating families. The sad thing is it’s already done so much damage. People have been sent back to their countries without their children and Nielsen says she doesn’t know where the girls and children under 10 are. Talk about a disaster policy that has created another disaster. June 20, 2018 4:04 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Trump signed an EO? But I thought his hands were tied and this was something only the Democrats in Congress could fix? Huh. Guess we were being lied to. June 20, 2018 4:23 PM Log in to Reply Caroline LOL. I look forward to those people who said he was just “following the law” explaining this one. I guess now he is “breaking the law” or something. June 20, 2018 4:27 PM Log in to Reply Gregs Yeah but only the Democrats could stop this because they passed some kind of a law forcing the cult leader to abuse brown children. The funny thing about dear leader is he soooo… anti-immigrent until he starts looking for his next wife. But, she can’t come from a sh…hole country. June 20, 2018 4:29 PM Log in to Reply Gregs Also, dear leader has opened himself up for impeachment since neither Chuck nor Nancy have passed a new law that allows him to sign this excutive order. The rule of law must be upheld and Trump must be impeached over this. June 20, 2018 5:09 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant The Trump administration if not the man himself needs a backup (rollback?) beeper just like a garbage truck. June 20, 2018 5:36 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well, well, well …Looks like TGM fixed another problem. Tellme, Whiners, what will uou all be caterwauling about tomorrow??? LMAO! https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/20/trump-says-hes-going-to-sign-a-preemptive-measure-to-keep-migrant-families-together.html June 20, 2018 6:12 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope That was quick. Does he at least make you breakfast in the morning? June 20, 2018 6:15 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Just landed and saw the GREAT news!!! Y’all must be happy that the problem is fixed. You can thank him now! June 20, 2018 6:21 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance Thank you, Pres. Trump, for solving a problem you created. I hope the trend continues. June 20, 2018 6:57 PM Log in to Reply Caroline The sad thing is does nothing to help the ones that have already been abused by Trump’s policy. Going forward this isn’t supposed to happen but what about the already separated families? They are already being damaged. June 20, 2018 7:01 PM Andrew C. Pope Thanking him for “fixing” a problem he created is like thanking your boyfriend for driving you to the hospital after he threw you down a flight of stairs. June 20, 2018 7:00 PM Log in to Reply Gregs I thank him but he must be impeached for signing this order since “the democrats” have passed no laws authorizing to stop the abuse of brown children. Again, thank you dear leader for stopping your abuse of people of color. June 20, 2018 8:03 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Noway, I found a quick Clift notes version of events (with facts), even a 1997 Clinton reference for you to fixate on… https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-zero-tolerance-border-policy-executive-order-ba10d292-fbee-4e4f-91c1-1b6404cb272b.html June 20, 2018 8:34 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual He knows he has midterms to worry about. Do you really believe he does anything unrelated to his self-interest? June 20, 2018 8:37 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ummmmm, he’s not worried about the midterms. Not even a little bit. His supporters will literally camp out at the polls! June 20, 2018 8:54 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Are you a paid Putin proselyte or just a duped follower? June 20, 2018 9:53 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Nope. Just a regular ol’ Deplorable like 63 million of my closest friends! June 20, 2018 10:05 PM Caroline https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/michigan/bethany-christian-services-providing-foster-homes-for-81-children-due-to-border-crisis/69-565745151 Apparently they are having problems finding the parents that were separated from their children. In this story they shipped 81 to Michigan to be doled out. They are running out of foster homes for the children and the children are spending the nights screaming. June 20, 2018 6:47 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Best description of today’s action with Trump: Trump is like an arsonist that sets the house on fire and then shows up to help put out the fire and proclaims himself a hero. June 20, 2018 9:15 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.