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The good news for you, Hawk, is that I don't think any of these "people" recognize that Trieste exists.... emoticon

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(CNN) - Trump suggests separation of families at border is a negotiating tool

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday that he is using his administration's separation of families at the US border as a negotiating tool to get Democrats to cave on his immigration demands, which include funding for a border wall, curbing legal immigration into the US, and tightening the rules for border enforcement.

Trump again falsely blamed Democrats for his administration's actions, and said they could put a stop to the family separations by working with Republicans in Congress. Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from parents over a period of about six weeks in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security. "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!" Trump wrote in a tweet.

According to reporting by The Washington Post, White House officials said President Donald Trump has calculated he will gain leverage in congressional negotiations by enforcing a policy he claims to hate. "I hate the children being taken away," Trump said Friday morning. But Trump suggested Friday in an interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" he would not reverse his administration's policy unless Democrats agreed to his longstanding immigration priorities.



Talk about there being a special place in hell....

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There are many reasons it's a good thing I have Kudo, but there's one that hadn't been obvious to me until the last week or so.

Because I have Kudo, I need to be home to walk her about every four hours. If I'm going to be gone longer than four hours I need to be able to take her with me or find someone else to walk her. And Dave and Lynne are about the only people she will permit to do that. They're usually at work during the day.

So that keeps me from doing what I might otherwise be doing, which is to go downtown with a tiki torch and pitchfork from Lowe's and stand outside yelling at the Federal Building until someone hauls me away and locks me up.

What kind of horrible country have we become?

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Hooray for Kudo. emoticon

I don't know, Robbie. I've sent emails to legislators and the White House, but I know that only the Democrat is listening and gives a damn. How inhuman ARE these people? Not a SHRED of decency among them.... Not. One. Shred.

But no doubt they'll all be dressed up in their finest at church tomorrow, patting themselves on the back and professing what wonderful Christians they all are.

"Jesus wept."

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The good news for you, Hawk, is that I don't think any of these "people" recognize that Trieste exists.... emoticon




Actually the Trump crowd are not alone in never having heard of Trieste. It is the fforgotten city of Italy. The place no one has ever heard of it has also been called the end of the line. In many resoects Trieste is more Austrian than Italian. And it has only been in the last century that Trieste found itself under Italian rule. And that Italian rule was interupted when the fledgling U.N. created the Free Territory of Trieste following the end of WWII. Which ended in 1954 when the UN mandate divided the Free Territory with the city and province of Trieste being ceded to Italy. And the Istrian peninsula being ceded to the old Yugoslavia.

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Well, I will freely admit that *I* had never heard of Trieste until you came here to introduce it. So hopefully it is well-hidden from the people you wouldn't ever want there. emoticon

It does sound beautiful, though....

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(NBC News) - Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody likes' policy separating migrant kids at the border

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that "nobody likes" the separation of migrant children from their parents at the nation's southern border but took issue with the idea that the Trump administration is using the children to force Democrats to the table on border security.

"As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who has a conscience ... I will tell you that nobody likes this policy," Conway said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

But Conway also repeated President Donald Trump's assertion that the burden is on Democrats to end the separations — while also rejecting the idea that the White House is using the public outcry over the separations as a way to exert leverage over Democrats resistant to Trump's most stringent proposed overhauls to the immigration system. "I certainly don't want anybody to use these kids as leverage," she said, adding that she objects "very forcefully" to that implication.



Mother? Catholic? Has a conscience?

In supporting this policy, she proves that she's lying about at least ONE of the three....

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When I saw that Kellyanne was on Meet the Press, I turned it off. She is one of the people I can't watch. I can't stand her lupine smile and her staccato voice.
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I'm with you, Belle.

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Im sorry. But i cannot stand watching any member of the Trump adminstration. And that begins at the very top. Donald Trump is intolerable. He just grates on me, the way he speaks. And i am not certain which woman annoys me the most. Kellyanne Conway or Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And oh yes, let us not forget old Jeff Beauregard Sessions. Collectively they are like the cast of a really bad sitcom.

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This would be far funnier if it wasn't true ...

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BTW - $25 billion won't begin to cover the cost of that wall - try adding a zero and you'll at least have the right order of magnitude.
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And if he ever gets that damned wall built, i am moving back from Europe. So that i can open a mega hardware store on the Mexican side of the border.. and in that store i will stock lierally thousands of ladders.

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(NBC News) - First lady Melania Trump makes statement on family separations as protests grow

First lady Melania Trump uncharacteristically waded into a fierce debate around immigration on Sunday, pushing for bipartisan cooperation to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border.

“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform," according to a statement from her spokeswoman. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”


Well, Mrs. Trump, might I suggest that you take a short field trip from the East Wing to the West Wing, where your voice is far more likely to be heard than our voices are?

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There are immigrants. And there are immigrants.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43256318



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We've also heard from Laura and Jeb Bush. Trump has doubled down.

This is not the same country that I've grown in.
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I THOUGHT I heard an ass braying on the wind....

(The Hill) - Conservative commentator Ann Coulter called children crying at the border after being separated from parents “child actors” during an appearance Sunday on Fox News.

Coulter also said President Trump should not fall for the "child actors" as he faces pressure to end his zero-tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in parents being separated from their children so that they face immediate deportation. “I would also say one other thing, these child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now — do not fall for it, Mr. President," Coulter said on “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton.” "I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV,” she added.


And we ALL get nervous about the president getting his news from asses like you, Ann.

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(The Washington Post) - Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.

Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We pride ourselves on believing that people should be seen for the content of their character, not the color of their skin. We pride ourselves on acceptance. If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.

People on all sides agree that our immigration system isn’t working, but the injustice of zero tolerance is not the answer. I moved away from Washington almost a decade ago, but I know there are good people at all levels of government who can do better to fix this.

Recently, Colleen Kraft, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter run by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. She reported that while there were beds, toys, crayons, a playground and diaper changes, the people working at the shelter had been instructed not to pick up or touch the children to comfort them. Imagine not being able to pick up a child who is not yet out of diapers.

Twenty-nine years ago, my mother-in-law, Barbara Bush, visited Grandma’s House, a home for children with HIV/AIDS in Washington. Back then, at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis, the disease was a death sentence, and most babies born with it were considered “untouchables.” During her visit, Barbara — who was the first lady at the time — picked up a fussy, dying baby named Donovan and snuggled him against her shoulder to soothe him. My mother-in-law never viewed her embrace of that fragile child as courageous. She simply saw it as the right thing to do in a world that can be arbitrary, unkind and even cruel. She, who after the death of her 3-year-old daughter knew what it was to lose a child, believed that every child is deserving of human kindness, compassion and love.

In 2018, can we not as a nation find a kinder, more compassionate and more moral answer to this current crisis? I, for one, believe we can.


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(The Hill) - Former first lady Michelle Obama on Monday weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Trump administration's practice of separating undocumented children from their parents at the southern border, citing fellow former first lady Laura Bush's op-ed blasting the policy.

"Sometimes truth transcends party," Obama said in a tweet responding to Bush, who was sharing her op-ed for the Washington Post.

Former President Obama quickly retweeted his wife's post.


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Hooray for Kudo. emoticon

I don't know, Robbie. I've sent emails to legislators and the White House, but I know that only the Democrat is listening and gives a damn. How inhuman ARE these people? Not a SHRED of decency among them.... Not. One. Shred.

But no doubt they'll all be dressed up in their finest at church tomorrow, patting themselves on the back and professing what wonderful Christians they all are.

"Jesus wept."



Those people will just sneer at you for being “emotional.” They’re quite smug about how they’re on the side of all that is well and good.

What purpose is served by splitting up families? Nothing noble, for sure.

And how do you refute the arguments of trump supporters, that it’s ok to separate families because they committed a crime (entering country illegally), and that it’s a “deterrent” for other would-be immigrants?
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Those people will just sneer at you for being “emotional.” They’re quite smug about how they’re on the side of all that is well and good.

What purpose is served by splitting up families? Nothing noble, for sure.

And how do you refute the arguments of trump supporters, that it’s ok to separate families because they committed a crime (entering country illegally), and that it’s a “deterrent” for other would-be immigrants?



And how hard does your heart have to be in order to be unemotional at the sight of children crying for their parents?

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