Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 16

Good morning! I was supposed to be in New Orleans this week. I am not in New Orleans. I do not miss the humidity, but I do miss the people, and the food, and all the rest of it (well, I do not miss the potholes).

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Hey, did anyone else see that Lindsey Graham had washed the brown off his nose for a TV interview yesterday? He mounted his own attack— “We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country. […] They’re anti-Semitic, they’re anti-America.” Graham in the end couldn’t keep the brown off his nose to the end of the interview. True to form, Republican Congressman Andy Harris explained that Trump “could have meant go back to the district they came from, to the neighborhood they came from.” Because “Neighborhood” is interchangeable with… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

More UK diplomatic Memos leaked: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7244539/Trump-axed-Iran-deal-spite-Obama-British-ambassador-says-Trumps-actions-diplomatic-vandalism.html UK Ambassador Kim Darroch’s write-up of the British meeting with Trump’s top team, national security adviser Bolton, SoS Pompeo, and VP Pence, is informative because it illustrates the indifference of Trump’s team in justifying termination of the Iran deal to a trusted ally. “None of the three could articulate why the President was determined to withdraw, beyond his campaign promises. And, even when you pressed, none had anything much to say about the day after, or a Plan B, beyond reimposition of US sanctions. After Mr Johnson returned to London, Sir Kim told No… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

So the guy who ran on a platform of “America is a crumbling, crime-ridden, pit of despair being overrun by immigrants” is now telling people to leave if they don’t like the country.

Anyone who subscribes to the “if you don’t love it, leave it” school of thought, has no concept of what love is and what it entails.

Benevolus
Benevolus

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” John Steinbeck

Benevolus
Benevolus

The media is focused so much on what is happening at the border it is easy to lose sight of what is the cause of that crisis.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/07/15/end-migrant-border-crisis-give-central-america-marshall-plan-column/1728322001/

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

When’s Pat gonna republish the Doug Collins’ press release arguing that brown and black people should “go back to their country”?