Morning Reads for Tuesday, October 23

Good morning, and happy birthday to my dad! Like Theresa, I read every comment on last Wednesday’s Morning Reads. I am definitely guilty of linking to news sites that put up a paywall after a few free articles, and I would like to gently suggest that if you find a news source where you’re frequently running through your freebies, you consider a subscription.

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armanidog

Why would you vote for someone even Deal has no use for? September 9 This past week, Brian Kemp slammed Governor Nathan Deal, a member of his own party, for his record on criminal justice reform. Deal signed Senate Bill 407 into law earlier this year, which included “cash bail” reform, allowing judges to avoid requiring poor nonviolent criminals to pay cash bail. Deal said that the legislation would “make Georgia a safer place to call home for all of its citizens by recognizing that mercy and accountability are not mutually exclusive.” Kemp, who remains at the far right of… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Do you have a link to Kemp’s Slam. I have been super busy since Friday and missed that.

Thanks in advance.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The pity is that Kemp isn’t the far right of the Republican party.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Voter turnout competition is pure genius! But it will not ever get popular support. it’s not stupid enough for that.

Freebird. People like it not because of the lyrics (except to the extent that they are easy to sing along to). It’s all about the guitar solos, and they are pretty impressive.
This particular video is pretty good:
https://youtu.be/QxIWDmmqZzY

I can’t believe Alan Collins’ (lead guitarist) life. Seriously injured in the plane crash that killed some of his bandmates. Then his wife died during a miscarriage. Then he crashed his car (DUI), killing his girlfriend and paralyzing himself. Died at 37.

chamblee54
chamblee54

If you delete your cookies and browser history when you close your browser, you can bypass pay walls. This is a work in progress on my machine.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Or you can pay for quality journalism like you would any other good or service.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m sure folks will inevitably talk about the refugee caravan today. I would encourage everyone doing so to ground their arguments in fact and not fear-mongering language or feverish conspiracies.
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For example, someone yesterday implied that this was an “invasion” because the caravan wasn’t stopping at a US consulate to seek asylum. You cannot apply for asylum at a US embassy or consulate. If you read a news article or opinion column or email forward that says otherwise you are being misled.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Arrival is months ago. Beyond the Republican horizon except that for the subject matter.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Anyone monitoring The Mob’s progress? How close are they this morning?

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

It was in Houston last night.

Noway2016
Noway2016

100,000 RSVPs for 18k spots! Did you see all of the people outside the venue?! That is pure, unadulterated enthusiasm for —- The Great Man!!! It can’t be bought, unlike the Walkin’ Around Money required to get the Dems to the polls!

Benevolus
Benevolus

It would be nice if you took a break for a week to see if made room for any actual thinking conservatives to participate here.

Noway2016
Noway2016

A week? And miss all of the Lib hand wringing that will undoubtedly occur during those 7 days?

bethebalance
bethebalance

I don’t see any liberals wringing their hands over a parade of people armed with pleas and begs for food and mercy and asylum.
You, otoh, seem so scared as to think they’re armed with pitchforks or something. What do you think they’re gonna do. Storm the castle?
Please. You’re being a scaredy cat, except instead of acknowledging your fear and its irrationality, you get angry and have visions of violence. It’s like homophobia but with foreigners.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I’ll do it if you will.
I don’t think you can do it though.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m gonna call b.s. on that number. If he had 100,000 legit RSVPs, why not move it to the Texans stadium? Or the Astros stadium? After all, Trump himself bragged he could fill the “biggest stadium in Texas” before apparently settling on an 18k seat venue.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Yes Andrew your logic is impeccable. How do you do it? Channeling Noway? Wonder how many will be at the Hillary and Bill tour right after the election? Will liberals actually pay to see those 2? I thought they were paying to keep them away from this election. Who are you going to run now? It aint Hillary but I hope it is. It aint our so called Indian friend is it? Me thinks her headband is too tight! Cory Booker is out since he has to resign because he was accused of something. I believe his accuser. No doubt.… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Has there been any reporting of the # of folks that can be linked to– that aren’t a propaganda site or a derivative of them?

Noway2016
Noway2016

So you are the determining official as to what sites can be linked to? Delusions of grandeur! LMAO!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I think he’s merely observing that Trump has a long history of exaggerating or flat out lying about the size of things.
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Note: this is the only time it’s accurate to use “long” in the same sentence as Donald Trump.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Which ‘MOB’? The Poor Boys who attached in New York last week (u to 3 arrests)? The lone guy barking at Mitch in a while out for dinner on Saturday? The other Poor Boy mod who yelled at Nancy to Die on Friday? The mod of students in line at Texas A7M yesterday morning for early voting? The mod in CA that Trump keeps talking about but no one reported a mob? Or the folks in southern Mexico?

Please clarify. And cite your sources.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Ellynn it could be the old fashioned Mob that used to stuff ballot boxes in Chicago.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Do you have a source for the current stuffing of ballots?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Fun tweet from Joe Scarborough:
“His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never accept blame; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; repeat it frequently enough people will believe it.”
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Hitler’s psychological profile in a report prepared during the war by the United States Office of Strategic Services.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Does anyone see a bit of hypocrisy from ole Benev this morning? He is imploring us to be more civil today and his very next post is a Nazi reference about Trump! How comical! If you were any more full of crap your eyes would be dark brown…let me guess! So I guess this passes for liberal wisdom right Benev?! It sure follows the racist, racist Hitler bilge. Do the liberals on the blog support this mob- like invasion of the US? They are chanting Pro Obama jingles like “yes you can.” How does this benefit the lib cause? Doesn’t… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

A mob has weapons. If you have proof that the migrants are armed, please link. A mob seeks violence. If you have proof that the migrants seek violence, please link. A mob doesn’t seek asylum, or mercy. But how do you see them “succeeding”? The best they’ll be able to do is survive long enough to fill out asylum applications. I bet zero to ten will be able to find a way to cross the border illegally, and not more than 1% will even try. Weakest invaders ever. As for the politics, it doesn’t benefit anybody except those who would… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Then why is this being done a couple of weeks before and up to the election? Someone thinks it is winning issue.

bethebalance
bethebalance

You are so gullible. Where is your independence of thought?

I bet there are Dems that are privately thinking “I feel bad for these folks, but couldn’t they wait until after the election?” Because all it does is fuel Trump’s ability to exploit your fear and gullibility.

Noway2016
Noway2016

What is “gullible” about the flat-out FACT that this is designed to appear at our border around Election Day?

bethebalance
bethebalance

You got a link for that so-called “fact”?
The estimates I read is that it’s gonna take at least a month longer than that.
I will assume, without a link (to a professional/credible non-propaganda source) that it was just rhetoric, and ergo, you are believing the rhetoric as fact, ergo, you’re gullible.

Also– if they arrive like a day before election day, how will they ever have the time to illegally enter the country, illegally register to vote, and illegally vote? Just poorly planned, I guess. Except, oh right, non-citizens can’t register or vote. You think they’re gonna vote anyways?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Where did I say they were coming to vote?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Just checking.
But I bet DTM thinks they will.
You got a link for your “fact” yet?

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

You know NW and DTM are the same person, right?

They both use the phrase “little buddy” which is pretty weird.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I think I appropriated Snivler too. Don’t forget that one!

He has simply nailed you guys perfectly so I simply defer to his unbeaten record and his descriptions since he has been here far longer. They seem nail on the head to me..

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

If they aren’t the same person, then they definitely served in the same gulag.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

As you can tell from the response below, BTB, Noway is discerning in his selection of misinformation.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

As someone pointed out yesterday, if these folks walked 8 hours a day, it’d take them 72 days to reach the border. . The question you should be asking is why the President and Fox News are so concerned about these refugees when they’re 1) incredibly far away and 2) seeking asylum and safety? . There’s only one side of this “debate” making up facts about Middle Easterners embedding with the caravan. There’s only one side of this “debate” ginning up conspiracies about George Soros. There’s only one side of this “debate” acting like this is an “invasion” or an… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

They aint walking far. They pose for pictures with the CNN news crew then jump back in the big trucks out of the picture and drive off..

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Proof?
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Even better, proof that you’ve walked 1,800 miles.

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

Umm, they have 1500 miles to cover in the heat, with the elderly, women, and children. If they can cover that in two weeks Dean Karnazes will need to step aside as the world’s most famous ultramarathoner.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

To be fair, Noway is operating on the assumption that these are all Mexican super soldiers who were trained by ISIL at a Soros-funded liberal indoctrination camp on how to run farther and faster without getting fatigued.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I predict the link to the alleged “fact” will be from RT. Because it’s actually Russians colluding with the Dems to train these terrorists.
Who also just happen to be starving impoverished nomads.

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

As a brown person myself, NoWay has a point. We are all super soldiers funded by Soros and white people should all be afraid of us…..because Middle Easterner is a pejorative for a reason.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

As a native American person like you know who, part African American, too much Irish and yes even “Neanderthal” per the ole DNA test (no I aint your daddy so hush up!)

I wants to speaks to alls of our brothers and say, it you think you are as lily white as Elizabeth Warren, you aint! So get over it.

We all African American homies! Its a great thang!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

DD, can we add DTM’s little minstrel show to the tally against him?

xdog
xdog

I bet they all have calves like cantaloupes too.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Live look at DTM:comment image

Noway2016
Noway2016

B, would this type of post from Drew apply to your quote of yesterday…
“Here we go again. No, the fact is that ‘some commenters’ vast majority of comments are just to antagonize.”
I’m curious.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not really. Apparently you missed the part that said ” vast majority of comments”. acp quite often posts fact based comments. You don’t. Is there even one comment you have made in this topic that can be backed up? Have you ever even tried to support any of your comments or opinions with any sort of reality-based evidence? As can clearly be seen in this very thread, whenever anyone responds to you, you typically insult.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Really creative little buddy! That adds a lot.

Well at least Benev got his Nazi post in while imploring for civility and you got your “brown people” reference.

You boys could be our official Race Lone Rangers. You could put on your little Zorro mask like the liberal Antifa goons and Benev can be Tonto with feather in his headdress from you know who!!

Goobers…that is okay to say isnt it? A perfect pair!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Good point, DTM! Matter of fact, throw in Balance and Carolina together with Drew and B and well, they could have their own internet startup, just like Zuck!! They could call it RaceBook!!!

bethebalance
bethebalance

All I asked for was a link or any evidence at all that what you stated as a “FACT” was an actual fact.
I kept the all CAPS for you so you can read it easier.
Still haven’t seen the link. I don’t think I’ll ever see the link.
I know facts don’t matter to you.
But what does matter is that you heard something, and believed it to be true, and took it as fact. That makes you gullible and weak and sad. I wish it weren’t true, but without that link…

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I don’t know how you do it, BTB, when Barney Frank’s words as so apt: “trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

If there’s two of us, we aren’t lone rangers. Do I have to explain math to you as well?

Also, I’m not sure how you detected a race reference in my post. Last I checked, giant anthropomorphic pitchers of Kool Aid aren’t a race.

Caroline
Caroline

Noway always brings up race because he’s telling us who he is and it is guilt showing.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

There’s a reason his lunch group stopped eating at Cheesecake Factory… and Chli’s… and Applebee’s… and TGI Friday’s… and Chick-fil-A… and On the Border… and Olive Garden.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Okay Mr. Genius ACP, please tell me how to put a gif into a comment with our new system.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Balance Why does a mob have to have weapons? We’ve all seen hundreds of liberal rent a mobs …almost at every rally. Don’t most of them just throw rocks and chairs through windows and loot things? Intimidate folks. That kind of thing. Now some are wearing their little black hoodies… How many are armed? I don’t see too many brandishing weapons but you never know. If they are good little liberals they have turned their guns I Mobs don’t seek asylum! Really. This one does. 14,000 and growing so why not 140,000 next week? Get with the program Balance. Here… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wait, you’re telling me that you can pay people to show up at an event? Surely no self-respecting conservative would ever need to stoop that low.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/20/even-the-firm-that-hired-actors-to-cheer-trumps-campaign-launch-had-to-wait-to-be-paid/

bethebalance
bethebalance

Got it. All you have to do to make your rhetoric right is change the definition of “mob”, deflect to irrelevancies, and race bait.

Oh, btw, does a last minute (i.e. “suspicious timing”) offer of tax cuts mean Trump is trying to buy votes? Yep. Isn’t promising benefits for votes something out of the Dem playbook (at least in your fantasy world)?

chefdavid
chefdavid
Benevolus
Benevolus

So would Trump have to actually start gassing Jews before we recognize the similarities? What if he just gasses Mexicans? Can we show similarities to Hitler then? Or is that not a close enough parallel? Those are significant personality traits that WE attributed to Hitler, and I suspect most people who read that assumed at first that it was about Trump, because we all know that those things also describe his personality, which, by the way, is not normal. And by the way, who is going to be claiming rigged elections if Dems do well? Oh wait, he already is!… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

He keeps wading in ever so close. From last night: “You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK? I’m a nationalist.” “Nationalist. Nothing — use that word. Use that word.” Now from that #2 guy from those National Socialists: Hermann Göring: “Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

If Republicans lose, it’s fraud. If they win it’s because they patriotism shielded the county.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Describes the Dems perfectly. For you viewing pleasure! You’re welcome!
https://mobile.twitter.com/CRTV/status/1054756836358918144

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Secret audio of Kemp campaign event has been obtained by Rolling Stone:
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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/brian-kemp-leaked-audio-georgia-voting-745711/
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Kemp is apparently concerned about Democrats exercising their right to vote. Must be why he’s been stepping up his efforts to keep them from doing so.

Will Durant
Will Durant

So what is his fear of the absentee ballot? Is it because it is actually on paper? I wish I had thought of that myself before voting electronically. I don’t care what he says, the optics of him running his own election on ephemerally stored electrons is not good. He should have already resigned as SoS.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Better than Sominex…

Benevolus
Benevolus

That is really your politics in a nutshell; it must be entertaining.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Meanwhile, in actual important news, the Trump Administration is launching another attack on Americans with pre-existing conditions. New guidance from the HHS and Treasury Department would allow states to add plans which don’t cover pre-existing conditions. this will spike premiums that do cover those conditions.
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https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-23182.pdf
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So if you’ve got a history of acne, arthritis, asthma, COPD, depression, diabetes, obesity, pregnancy, or even sleep apnea, the Trump Administration would really like it if you’d kindly go f*^% yourselves.

xdog
xdog

Or like my friends’ son who should have thought about that leaky heart before he was born.

Caroline
Caroline

And don’t think that you won’t be included or that you’ll get treatment for something else. The insurance companies will attempt to not pay for a kidney stone if you are a cancer survivor using preexisting conditions clauses. Everything can be a preexisting condition and like xdog says a lot of children are frankly going to be excluded from having healthcare at all.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Yes the next big scam is Republicans allowing pre-existing conditions so people can get coverage, but allowing Insurance companies the right to exclude those conditions as covered for that person.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Or allowing them to charge astronomical fees in order to get coverage for them.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

How nostalgic.

Caroline
Caroline

Yeah, it’s back to the 1980’s with insurance where you had insurance that didn’t pay much. You went in the hospital and came out with a huge bill because the insurance companies excepted this charge or that charge and you had to get an itemized bill from the hospital and then fight with the hospital and the insurance company line by line to either get the hospital to write down the price or get the insurance company to pay for it.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You mean the old Georgia flag which was specifically designed by white supremacists to signal their defense of white supremacy and opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The one designed by legislators who promised to keep black children out of Georgia schools “come hell or high water?”
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I’m glad she burned it. I’d have used it for toilet paper. F*&^ that flag and the dogs who came up with it.

Will Durant
Will Durant

She was never going to get the Flagger (Cracker?) vote anyway. Even Sonny’s name is still mud with them.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Yep, ’cause Sonny reneged on his promise to let the people vote for “the Flag”. . . as the Bumper Sticker says, “Fergit, Hell!”

Caroline
Caroline

I figured you guys would come to the defense of the symbol of the Klan.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

There she is…..Miss Race Baiting America! (all set to music too!) I bet being able to bring up the Klan again sent a shiver up Caroline’s leg like Chris Matthews! And with the Race Rangers right there to cheer her on!

Does Trump still own that pageant? Wouldn’t that be fitting for Caroline to walk away with that crown!?

Caroline
Caroline

Dude, the stars and bars is the trademark of the Klan. I know it upsets you snowflakes to tell the truth but there it is. Why don’t you defend the confederate flag if it’s so great? All you do is hurl some sort of invective because I obviously upset you.

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

DTM and Noway – Are you in the “heritage, not hate” crowd defending the Confederate flag?

Noway2016
Noway2016

I didn’t defend anything. I linked to a truthful news story. The citizens of GA will decide whether they like it or not. Actions have consequences.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Like the actions of the Georgia Legislature in 1957 to add the Confederate battle flag as a response to Brown v. Board of Education as a clear signal to people of color that they didn’t have the same civil rights in Georgia as whites? Then to expect outrage that an African American as a college freshman protested and burned this symbol while it still flew in front of their capitol and schools. Yes, a certain type of GA citizen will judge her harshly for this, but as I already stated they weren’t going to vote for her anyway solely due… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’d note that then-Governor Zell Miller was also pushing to change the flag and decrying it’s racist history during this time period.
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I’m curious what Brian Kemp’s take on the flag was back in ‘92 or ‘00 or ‘02.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Wasn’t he still building concrete windows then? His support of separate but unequal schools in the present day probably works as an indicator however.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Weasel. You can’t even take a stand.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

It is EXHAUSTING reading through these comments. Noway and DTM troll and everyone takes the bait. Best way to deal with trolls is ignore them. You give them exactly what they want when you respond. They are going to answer any call for facts or proof because they know what they are saying isnt true. Its just to get a rise out of someone…which I’m guessing from the 100+ comments every day by about 10 or less people they are getting a rise out of several of you.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Unfortunately, they are afraid a “fact challenged” reader may think the trolls posted something real.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I know. But just letting it go feels like ceding the territory.
Those guys seem perfectly happy working their own little echo chamber, so I’m not sure just ignoring them is any better.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You know, I leave for maybe an hour to answe an important call from our Phone Tree and when I get back it’s all Noway all the time! Lol! Now where is the bought and paod for Mob as of this minute?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Not sure where they are today, but I finally found out the organization that went down there and recruited folks, put it together and are guiding things along. https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/pueblo-sin-fronteras/ This also includes info on other NGO’s devoted to illegal recruiting, entry, and stays. As expected, people from inside America going to Central America to put together a demonstration similar to the ones that have been going on in the streets of our country. To break US laws. Seems to me there would be punishment for subversive activities meted out to somebody. This is the website for the California-based operation with… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Thanks for posting a link. I’m including another so folks can draw their own conclusions: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/who-s-behind-migrant-caravan-drew-trump-s-ire-n862566
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I’d like to note that you’re incorrect when you say the organization is dedicated to “illegal recruiting, entry, and stays.” Asylum seekers and refugees are, by their very definition, not illegal and seeking political asylum is not a form of illegal immigration. By seeking asylum, this caravan would be “coming in the right way.”

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Oh no they’re not. Obtaining asylum or refugee status are orderly legal processes for which people from other countries are supposed to apply individually in their own country prior to coming to the US. Not creating a flash mob of thousands in Central America, deliberately heading to storm across the American border (“They can’t stop us all”), illegally entering and tearing down Mexico’s southern border wall along the way. Aided and abetted by tax-exempt organizations from America providing buses and trucks, food and bottled water, etc., and who should have their tax-exemption yanked for their behavior, IMHO. There is nothing… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

are supposed to apply individually in their own country prior to coming to the US . That’s not how asylum works. You need to be on U.S. soil to claim it. While I’m happy that you’re willing to engage on this, there are some major gaps in your understanding of how the immigration process works. Helpful info here: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum . As for influencewatch.org, I’d note that the site is run by the Capital Research Center, a right-wing think tank started by some ex Heritage Foundation folks funded heavily by the Koch Brothers and employing former Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke.… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

No major gaps in my understanding, Mr. Condescension. The big problem today is that the immigration process is not working. But the genesis of asylum is refugee status. Per http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum : “You may seek a referral for refugee status only from outside of the United States. 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” Since refugee status is the first step of obtaining asylum status, it all legally begins outside the US. The thousands of illegals just showing… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Refugee status and asylum are. not. the. same. thing.
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https://www.amnesty.org.au/refugee-and-an-asylum-seeker-difference/
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You DO NOT NEED AN ADJUDICATED REFUGEE STATUS to claim asylum, you merely need to meet the definition of a refugee.
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You can only apply for asylum inside the US or at a US port of entry. Under your definition this requirement would be superfluous as anyone with refugee status would already be allowed entry to the United States thereby obviating their need to seek asylum.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok. Two weeks out. Does Stacey win? If so, by how much?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

For those of you around here who like to treat George Soros like the Jewish boogeyman. I present this:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/nyregion/george-soros-explosive-device.html
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Interesting it comes days after a Florida Congressman, Fox News, and right-wing blogs start peddling a made-up theory that Soros is funding a “mob” and “army” of “terrorists” and “Latinos” trying to “storm” or “invade” the border.
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This rhetoric has real consequences. Y’all are too smart to be falling for a bunch of panic-baiting language about refugees. Be better.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Even my elderly mother was sucked into the congressman’s unfounded assertion that Soros is funding the “invasion”. Where? Facebook. She hasn’t chosen well in her large circle of Facebook “friends” and being a shut-in I’m afraid she follows it religiously while believing most everything. Even after 2016 and the promised cleanup of truly fake news it is still happening. Twitter deleted 50K accounts used by the GRU operatives, Facebook to my knowledge has never given the number but did delete millions of fake accounts. Even a Post technology columnist admits to still being fooled: I fell for Facebook fake news.… Read more »

Caroline
Caroline

One of the tenets of fascism is to blame the opposition party for everything.

Will Durant
Will Durant
Ellynn
Ellynn

I go offline for the afternoon and we have an old 1950’s state flag burning, Kemp in a Rolling Stone article, and Trump declaring he is a Nationalist while sitting in the Oval office… SMH

Caroline
Caroline

Welcome to the blow it all up world of politics these days. Enough people voted to blow everything up because they thought it would be fun and here we are. I for one long for the boring days of politics where policy was discussed.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump: They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the [Khashoggi] cover-up was one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups. For Trump the murder has been second to it being “carried it out poorly”. Trump tried to help out with the “rogue killers” bit, yet the Saudi’s went with was a 60 year old man picking a fist fight with a dozen security personnel. Don’t forget the sloppy body-double work. It’s just so embarrassing. The whole thing could have been handled without a problem. If they’d just come to Trump first.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

For any of the folks on here who didn’t seem to know who George Soros is, here’s an informative NYT article:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/business/george-soros-open-society-foundations.html?module=inline

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Good article. No mystery. No doubt Soros money is finding a way to these open society movements. They sound really nice but the results may not be. If he is giving so much to leftist politicians and we can see what those countries turn into, I am not a fan. Oh, a 2nd caravan is starting. And no doubt a third and others if these are successful. What do our liberal friends want here ? No borders? Tens of thousands of folks flooding here and we have no idea who they are. What do you guys advocate? Why not try… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Hey, DD, does the new setup have a way for us to delete one of our posts? The old one did on the “edit” function, but it’s not on the new one.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

I’ll look into it.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Okay, thanks. Also, how do I put a gif on here now, since I’ve seen ACP do a couple?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

I’m deleting a post I screwed up on and don’t have a delete function any more!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Can you still change the text? Just write ‘deleted’ and leave.
In fact, see how far back you can go and delete as many as possible. I’m just curious. 🙂

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Limbaugh and other parts of the right-wing media are now claiming the bombs mailed to prominent Democrats are a false flag operation. Just cancel America at this point. We’re done here.