Ed Schultz: Hey, Maybe Obama Doesn't Have the Constitutional Power to Just Grant Amnesty Via His Personal Royal Decree

Wut?

First Jen Rubin, now Ed Schultz?

Well, actually now that Ed Schultz says it, I guess I do see that being anti-Amnesty is racist.

It's just the way he says it. So much White/Red hate.

Posted by: Ace at 02:44 PM




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Posted by: flounder at July 30, 2014 02:44 PM (sDapq)

2 Ya think Ed?

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at July 30, 2014 02:45 PM (9+ccr)

3 A plot is afoot. I'll have no truck with plots.

Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at July 30, 2014 02:45 PM (sDapq)

4 When you lose Ed Schultz, you've lost the asylum vote.

Posted by: LBJ at July 30, 2014 02:45 PM (xKIE3)

5 What put that idea into Ed's fat head?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (4WhSY)

6 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (PYAXX)

7 Can't lie, read "Wut?" and snorted half a glass of water up my nose in laughter.


My own reaction to the headline was pretty much the same.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (9LuAk)

8 I zee nuzzing!

Posted by: Sgt. Ed Schultz (when SCOAMF actually does grant amnesty) at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (y8Oh1)

9 You know that Ed Schultz guy? Jewish. So it figures, right?

Posted by: Mika Brzezinsky at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (DLu2s)

10 This is like Backwards Day in 'Calvin and Hobbes', right? Tomorrow I'm going to wake up and find that everything's back to normal?

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (UWFpX)

11 Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (PYAXX)

12 Time to distance the dems from Obama

Posted by: MSM at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (xKIE3)

13 What's next, something sensible from the mouth of SJL?

Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (0NjKS)

14 Ed has a keen eye for the blatently obvious.

Posted by: maddogg at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (xWW96)

15 Gee, all these new folks might perhaps affect some union jobs?

Posted by: akula_51 at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (TXgA3)

16 Stop it with all the terrorist talk!!!

Posted by: Lois Lerner at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (1xjiY)

17

they is scared, is all

scared of a wave election

tidal in nature

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (IXrOn)

18 You men the Ed Schultz that is mystified by Chutes n Ladders?

THAT Ed Schultz?

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (x3YFz)

19 Wow, never mind his stated reason, he must really see this blowing up for the Democrats this fall.

Posted by: Warthog at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (WDySP)

20 Dawning realization: 2017 will eventually arrive.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (659DL)

21 The Fat Man is out! The Fat Man is out!



Posted by: doug the head ( notorious J E W ) at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (8CdUx)

22 Don't worry dudes....it's going to be Hillary. No need to fear me.

Posted by: Theoretical Republican President 2016 at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (87y4e)

23 He's drunk.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (5UteM)

24 It's still a trap.

Posted by: Soona at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (ECRys)

25 Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?

Sorry, I forgot my beano this morning.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (4WhSY)

26 It is a required duty of a President to enforce the law. Even laws with which he doesn't agree.



It is, and ought to be, an impeachable offense to deliberately refuse to enforce the law.



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (Vutl+)

27 Something has the native Democrats spooked.

Wonder what it could be?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (PcHhy)

28 Actually, I agree this is, as much as anything, the BMM trying to give Dems cover against the fall-out. If they've said "Hey don't do this!" and elected (especially "vulnerable") Dems have said, "Hey, don't do this!" then they "can't be blamed" when TFG does it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (PYAXX)

29 21 The Fat Man is out! The Fat Man is out!

Oh good times... Makes me remissness on that glorious day when Chicago didn't get the Olympics...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (9+ccr)

30 gonna repost my ot from end of last thread

it relates

Alan Dershowitz Spanked Marc Lamont Hill SO BAD in Debate, He Made Him CRY

http://tinyurl.com/n9jzvx6

you know it's good when it's Soopermexican that posts it

haha

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (IXrOn)

31 26 It is, and ought to be, an impeachable offense to deliberately refuse to enforce the law.

It most certainly is.

But only when the POTUS has (R) after his/her name.

Posted by: akula_51 at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (TXgA3)

32 When you've lost Ed Schultz... well, you've lost... 1 dumbass.

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (x3YFz)

33 The Democrats are desperate to salvage something from the midterms.

Posted by: toby928(C) at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (QupBk)

34 Jew D'you want some ham???

Posted by: mika at July 30, 2014 02:49 PM (rUiVQ)

35 Their only hope is fundraising off of impeachment.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at July 30, 2014 02:49 PM (O3C36)

36 Rubin doesn't like executive amnesty because she wants to double legal immigration with "comprehensive immigration reform," and an amnesty EO makes CIR harder to pass.

Posted by: Jon (not the troll) at July 30, 2014 02:49 PM (HA+/6)

37 Schultz is a huge union worker supporter and he is more a reflection of what they think than a thought leader.

Union workers maybe dumb but they aren't stupid. Amnesty is a jobs killer.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2014 02:49 PM (g1DWB)

38 TEA Partier!!!1!!

Posted by: hector's dick at July 30, 2014 02:49 PM (rUiVQ)

39 The left wants illegals so the permanent welfare bums have someone to look down upon.

Posted by: nick at July 30, 2014 02:49 PM (EMQZg)

40 Heh, when I read the headline, I pictured over Ed Schultz's fat head the flickering, crackling small "idea bulbs" that Beavis and Butt-Head get.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (GW/jL)

41 Posted by: artisanal 'ette

I wasn't crying. I had something in my eye. It was allergies, yeah that's it.

Posted by: Marc Lamont Hill at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (dUGHS)

42 Something has the native Democrats spooked.

Wonder what it could be?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (PcHhy)


you can't duck math and physics forever. Eventually one of them will get you in the end.

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (x3YFz)

43 I'm more worried about the nullification of the 22nd amendment. Would a pen and a phone accomplish that one? If not, why not, with what's already been done? And who would oppose it among the milquetoast Republicans? Is anarchy any worse than what we have now?

Posted by: Zu Zu's Petals at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (zllbf)

44 19 Wow, never mind his stated reason, he must really see this blowing up for the Democrats this fall.

Posted by: Warthog at July 30, 2014 02:47 PM (WDySP)


That's one of the reasons he states but the other is, get this, he doesn't think any one person should have the power to just blanket grant amnesty.

He may have said more but I can only take about a minute and a half of him.

Posted by: Tami at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (v0/PR)

45 Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (PYAXX)



http://youtu.be/eCAgmtB4j7w


Posted by: Country Singer at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (X6/0u)

46 My take? As much as the Lefty pundits would like to push this they can read the polling. While the American people express sympathy for little kids (Americans, contrary to most Lefty beliefs, aren't hard-hearted) amnesty just does not poll well at all and would do great damage to Democrats running for office. Even a clown-show like Ed can see that, and is trying to send up a warning to all fifteen of his viewers.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Women's Lamentations on Special only at the Outrage Outlet! at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (hLRSq)

47 Blanket pardon, Baby! Hey, it worked for me.

Lawlessness. Just another way to say Democrat.

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (IN7k+)

48 Last time I checked, Schultz was raking in over $200K per year from the unions as a 'consultant'.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (O3C36)

49
LIV: Those right wing Tea Partiers just hate immigrants

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (1Jaio)

50 What's next, something sensible from the mouth of SJL?

-
Yeah, right after a herd of unicorns come shooting out my ass.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (2Mdu0)

51 Those boots in the ads have curvy thighs like there's a leg in it

Dammit, put the whole wearer in the boots, it's like putting steak sauce there without the steak!

Posted by: kbdabear at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (aTXUx)

52 'consultant'.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (O3C36)


you misspelled "useful idiot"

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (x3YFz)

53 Dems have said, "Hey, don't do this!" then they "can't be blamed" when TFG does it.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (PYAXX)


it's all a game until everybody loses

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (IXrOn)

54 Schultz is most likely looking at Teh Optics of the situation, albeit from a 180-degree out-of-phase viewpoint.

Yes, the Democrats have a few of those, too. But unlike us, the Democrats simply ignore such minuscule blips on the radar screen. Choom Boy will not be deterred by some fringe-O loon, even if he's on MSNBC.

If Brian Williams ever disses the Mocha Messiah, Democrats will worry.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (dDzOj)

55 The only thing that I can figure out about this is that someone got wind that the regime was going to dump a shitload of these dirty little waifs on one of their front lawns.

Posted by: Soona at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (ECRys)

56 Something has the native Democrats spooked.

Wonder what it could be?




Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (PcHhy)
====
How!

Posted by: Senator Bay State Featherband at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (JBggj)

57 *thumpa thumpa thumpa*

Wait......are we still talking about Mika?

*thumpa thumpa* Give it to me, baby uh-huh uh-huh-uh-huh

Woooooo.....! Short time, OK?

Posted by: Krystal Ball at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (HvNba)

58 Posted by: Jimmy Carter at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (IN7k+)

And blanket party for you.

Posted by: flounder at July 30, 2014 02:53 PM (sDapq)

59 >>Last time I checked, Schultz was raking in over $200K per year from the unions as a 'consultant'.

Exactly.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2014 02:53 PM (g1DWB)

60 Cause it's white people's fault that 15 year old asian kids teach them themselves Java and database design more often than 15 year old black kids.

Slashdot @slashdot
Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step http://bit.ly/1n3zqhm

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at July 30, 2014 02:53 PM (ZPrif)

61
I know its an oxymoron, but imagine if we had a constitutional conservative president that just used EO's to do whatever he wanted.

This is what scares Ed.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 30, 2014 02:53 PM (Aa8dh)

62 Posted by: Flatbush Joe at July 30, 2014 02:53 PM (ZPrif)

*headdesk*

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:54 PM (PYAXX)

63 54 Schultz is most likely looking at Teh Optics of the situation, albeit from a 180-degree out-of-phase viewpoint.

Maybe the fact that amnesty is polling very poorly....

..or, not.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at July 30, 2014 02:54 PM (HvNba)

64

They are trying to take the "narrative" back.

They hate when they lose it.

And, Boehner and Co. will let them.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 30, 2014 02:54 PM (IXrOn)

65 I know its an oxymoron, but imagine if we had a constitutional conservative president that just used EO's to do whatever he wanted.


Actually, I can envision this.

"The Constitution says nothing about an EPA- I hereby declare the EPA to be null and void."

"The Constitution says nothing about a Department of Education- I hereby declare the Department of Education to be null and void."

And so on.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:55 PM (PYAXX)

66 I'm more worried about the nullification of the 22nd amendment. Would a pen and a phone accomplish that one? If not, why not, with what's already been done?

-
The SCOTUS could find a missing comma and knows where all those emanations go anyway?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 30, 2014 02:55 PM (2Mdu0)

67
I'd do Mika like a P-47 on a strafing run......
http://tinyurl.com/msdxav2

Posted by: maddogg at July 30, 2014 02:55 PM (xWW96)

68 Ed is a fat fuck. Other than that he is a raving stupid imbecile. Wonder what's up with these talking/writing heads.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 30, 2014 02:55 PM (HVff2)

69 Everybody said there would be huge consequences if Harry Reid pulled the Nuclear Option on the Senate.

Well, he did it and nothing happened.

Same thing when Obama illegally amenstied 500k illegal juveniles with an EO "Dreamers" DACA bullshit.

Nothing happened.

Why wouldn't he do this? Amnesty for 5-10M. Boom. Just do it. Dare anybody to stop him.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (ZPrif)

70 >>>Cause it's white people's fault that 15 year old
asian kids teach them themselves Java and database design more often
than 15 year old black kids.



Slashdot @slashdot

Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step http://bit.ly/1n3zqhm

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at July 30, 2014 02:53 PM (ZPrif)<<<

Sure, sounds good. Right after we do diversity in the NBA.

Posted by: Jeremy Lin at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (y8Oh1)

71 Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

You knew it was coming.

Admit it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (HvNba)

72 Nope, Ed. It's all legal. All 100% legal.

The Obama precedents will be used by the next Republican president. Hell, the next Democrat president who does something you don't like.

There's a reason why people have principles, Ed.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (b65cm)

73 Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Dear Silicon Valley Nitwits:

The Reverend Jackson is running low on cash. Pay up.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (659DL)

74 27
Something has the native Democrats spooked.

Wonder what it could be?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (PcHhy)


If we were doing our jobs properly, they ought to be in fear for their very lives.



Posted by: D-Lamp at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (Vutl+)

75 Last time I checked, Schultz was raking in over $200K per year from the unions as a 'consultant'.



Exactly.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2014 02:53 PM (g1DWB)


And lemme think... what labor force stands the most to lose over and influx of millions of people who'll work for pennies an hour in right-to-work states and won't pay union dues?

/taps forehead

no, don't tell me... It's right on the tip of my brain....

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (x3YFz)

76 This is like Backwards Day in 'Calvin and Hobbes', right? Tomorrow I'm going to wake up and find that everything's back to normal?

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM


Spock has a beard.

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (WRseu)

77 And next on Ace of Spades HQ "Top of the Hebe".

Posted by: mika at July 30, 2014 02:57 PM (rUiVQ)

78 In the meantime, NBC is using a Palestinian kid to promote their hatred of Israel.

NBC Touts Palestinian Teen Praising 'Justified' Hamas Terror Attacks on Israel

who else?

newsbusters

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 30, 2014 02:57 PM (IXrOn)

79 They are trying to take the "narrative" back.

They hate when they lose it.


Spades, 42, Bridge, and so forth- in all of these games, even with a bad hand, you're more likely to win any given hand if you're leading than if you're trying to set the leader.

No doubt the media "game" is the same. They'd rather be leading the charge against amnesty- so they can redirect it later- than be caught up in the wave someone else is leading.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:57 PM (PYAXX)

80 Something has the native Democrats spooked.

-
It's quiet. Too quiet.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 30, 2014 02:57 PM (2Mdu0)

81 I'm more worried about the nullification of the 22nd amendment. Would a
pen and a phone accomplish that one? If not, why not, with what's
already been done?


I'm thinking that if Barky wanted to remain in power past Jan 2017 he'd need to import an army starting about six months ago.

Oh.

Shit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 30, 2014 02:57 PM (4WhSY)

82 Every time I switch over to MSDNC to see what Special Ed is up to, he's sneering the words "These...Republicans" with the vocal inflection one might use to discuss anal warts.

I never last more than a few seconds watching his "show". But I have this image of his entire show consisting of Special Ed putting up pictures of Republicans and sneering "These...Republicans."

At least The Reverend Al is hilariously funny. Unintentionally, but still funny.

Posted by: Citizen X at July 30, 2014 02:58 PM (7ObY1)

83
>>>Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Good thing the intertubes have built-in redundancy, amirite?

Posted by: Bigby's Hearty Handshake at July 30, 2014 02:58 PM (3ZtZW)

84 If Brian Williams ever disses the Mocha Messiah, Democrats will worry.


Posted by: MrScribbler at


I don't think I will live long enough to see that.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 30, 2014 02:58 PM (HVff2)

85 31 26 It is, and ought to be, an impeachable offense to deliberately refuse to enforce the law.

It most certainly is.

But only when the POTUS has (R) after his/her name.

Posted by: akula_51 at July 30, 2014 02:48 PM (TXgA3)


And is white.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2014 02:58 PM (zoehZ)

86 If a Conservative Pres starting cutting govt. via EO, GOPe congress members would start impeachment at warp speed.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 30, 2014 02:58 PM (/J+bI)

87 Sorry. "Top of the Hour".

Posted by: mika at July 30, 2014 02:59 PM (rUiVQ)

88 What's next, something sensible from the mouth of SJL?



-

Yeah, right after a herd of unicorns come shooting out my ass.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 30, 2014 02:51 PM (2Mdu0)
There is something highly ironic about this reply to my snarky comment.

Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 02:59 PM (0NjKS)

89 you can't duck math and physics forever. Eventually one of them will get you in the end.


Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (x3YFz)

Just like Man Made Global warming caused by CO2...

Keynesian Economic Theory is proving to be wrong when you act upon the Theory.

They see the data, but will try everything in their power, including blatant Lies, to try to disavow their guilt in destroying the Wealth of this great Nation.

But Math is a stone cold bitch... just like Physics...

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (84gbM)

90 Now I have to agree with Ed Schultz on something?

UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!


*takes deep calming breaths*

Even a blind squirrel can fuck a pumpkin twice a day.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (mf5HN)

91 Sorry. "Top of the Hour".


Posted by: mika at July 30, 2014 02:59 PM (rUiVQ)


Shoot, well, off you go then. A whore's gotta get paid, right?

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (x3YFz)

92 Soon Al Sharpton will point out that Obama's EO are bad for blacks.

Posted by: toby928(C) with a goatee at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (QupBk)

93 Hey, remember how Fat Head Ed used to be a conservative, until the unions started paying him all that sweet, sweet moolah to become their spokesman?

Rock. Solid. Principles.



Posted by: Citizen X at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (7ObY1)

94 But Math is a stone cold bitch... just like Physics...

I was told there would be no math...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (9+ccr)

95 Normally I don't like polls, but the polls on amenesty have been consistent. The public hates it.

Posted by: Vic at July 30, 2014 03:01 PM (T2V/1)

96
45
Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?



Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (PYAXX)


http://youtu.be/eCAgmtB4j7w




Posted by: Country Singer at July 30, 2014 02:50 PM (X6/0u)







http://youtu.be/Yw_UeOCOt_M

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 30, 2014 03:01 PM (Vutl+)

97 If the Unions were really spooked,

we'd see those chirren sent back to their native countries so fast they'd all get whiplash.

And we'd see a huge effort to send back the "Dreamers" and others as well.

Nope.

This is just an effort to give the Dims some breathing space to say things like-

"Well, I don't really agree with the President on this one."

So, the Dims can keep their near-retarded supporters voting for them in the Fall.

Internal poll number must be simply awful.


An actual opposition party would be running wild with this and promoting a wave election.

CUT TO:

Boehner and McConnell playing with their puds.

FIN

Posted by: naturalfake at July 30, 2014 03:01 PM (0cMkb)

98 Now I have to agree with Ed Schultz on something?

Like with DrewM agreeing with Jen Rubin- when you agree with some people, that might be a good time to check your premises.

And, like with DrewM agreeing with Jen Rubin- this time the premises mostly hold.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 03:01 PM (PYAXX)

99 >>>Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

I wanna roll with, the gangstas,
But so far they all think I'm too white and nerdy.

Posted by: Silicon Valley Nitwits at July 30, 2014 03:02 PM (sDapq)

100 92 Soon Al Sharpton will point out that Obama's EO are bad for blacks.


President Obama's BO is blacks for bad. Bads for black. Blads for...resist we much!

Posted by: Al Sharpton vs. The Teleprompter at July 30, 2014 03:02 PM (7ObY1)

101 Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?





Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (PYAXX)

That was Vic. I told you guys not to give him broccoli, but noooo...

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (x3YFz)

102 Translation:

It's better for the democrats for Obama to act like the republicans are hamstringing the process and call them racist and child haters than to actually do something that you want but the public does not.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (fqp1f)

103 If the Unions were really spooked,

"The Unions" (that is: the union bosses) aren't spooked. They're not elected.

The union workers? They're spooked- they're the ones whose jobs/wages are at stake.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (PYAXX)

104 4 When you lose Ed Schultz, you've lost the asylum vote.----

When you lose Ed Schultz, you've lost the way to the all you can eat buffet.....

fify

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (HVff2)

105 Wake me when Krystal Ball has an original thought.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (GW/jL)

106 Why wouldn't he do this? Amnesty for 5-10M. Boom. Just do it. Dare anybody to stop him.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (ZPrif)


They admitted to 11 Million what? 5 years ago?

So.... at least double what they admitted to, due to Government math.... then add in 5 more years worth, with a SURGE due to amnesty being effectively offered for the last year or two...

My Guess? we're looking at more like 30 Million illegals.... or almost 9% of the US population.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (84gbM)

107 LIV: Those right wing Tea Partiers just hate immigrants
Posted by: TheQuietMan
-----------------

So, you were here for the Hectoring this morning?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (1Mxs7)

108

>>>Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?

http://is.gd/dn6uoZ

Posted by: Bigby's Hearty Handshake at July 30, 2014 03:04 PM (3ZtZW)

109 Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 02:46 PM (PYAXX)

Last Shofar? If only.

Posted by: baldilocks at July 30, 2014 03:04 PM (36Rjy)

110 But Math is a stone cold bitch... just like Physics...



I was told there would be no math...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (9+ccr)


it's in the fine print.

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 03:04 PM (x3YFz)

111 Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

I wanna roll with, the gangstas,

-
There'll be drive by shootings between the Apple and PC gangs.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 30, 2014 03:04 PM (2Mdu0)

112 Al's neck sweat must have fermented and now he's drunk.

Posted by: --- at July 30, 2014 03:05 PM (MMC8r)

113 @97 If the Unions were really spooked,
----------------------

It's possible that the top-level leadership is in lockstep with DC on this issue, while the lower levels are viewing things more realistically. After all, the union president in a "must join the union" state isn't going to lose his job if a million illegals suddenly get citizenship.

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2014 03:05 PM (UWFpX)

114 Why didn't anyone tell me that the fucking italic button only works in the comments box and NOT, you know, in the fucking comments?

I now join you all in the damning of pixy. >

Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 03:05 PM (0NjKS)

115
>>>I wanna roll with, the gangstas,
But so far they all think I'm too white and nerdy.

OK now getting Office Space flashbacks

Posted by: Bigby's Hearty Handshake at July 30, 2014 03:05 PM (3ZtZW)

116 On a not completely unrelated topic.

Check from the County for being an election Judge last month just came in.
Looking at a 3-12x44 as a nice little present.....for me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2014 03:05 PM (PcHhy)

117 >>>If the Unions were really spooked,



we'd see those chirren sent back to their native countries so fast they'd all get whiplash.



And we'd see a huge effort to send back the "Dreamers" and others as well.<<<




And we'd have Purple Shirts Purple People Beaters lined up on the border...

we can supply our own weaponry.

Posted by: SEIU at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (y8Oh1)

118 Whites are actually under-represented in Silicon Valley, compared to the national average.

Asians are hugely over-represented, Whites are moderately under-represented, and blacks and hispanics under-represented.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (ZPrif)

119 98 Now I have to agree with Ed Schultz on something?

Like with DrewM agreeing with Jen Rubin- when you agree with some people, that might be a good time to check your premises.

And, like with DrewM agreeing with Jen Rubin- this time the premises mostly hold.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 03:01 PM (PYAXX)


But luckily agreeing with mumr is a long way away. Just as long as you keep saying no to huffing paint thinner.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (fqp1f)

120 Pixy even screwed up my pissed emoticon.

Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (0NjKS)

121 Here. I share because I care.


http://youtu.be/zHbk92G655k

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (mf5HN)

122 55
The only thing that I can figure out about this is that someone got wind
that the regime was going to dump a shitload of these dirty little
waifs on one of their front lawns. Posted by: Soona at July 30, 2014 02:52 PM (ECRys)

Got word yesterday that the feds requested certain counties in multiple states, including Utah, to compile a list of possible facilities that could house an influx of refugees. It is going to spread to every state, whether they want it or not. Not if but when.

Someone suggested all the refugees camp out on the National Mall, bwahaha. Well we know the barry-cades won't stop them, so...

Posted by: LizLem at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (yRwC8)

123 I was told there would be no math...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at July 30, 2014 03:00 PM (9+ccr)


I was told there was no physics

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (HVff2)

124 "Shofar, sho good" I shay about the Obama admin.

Posted by: senator johnny mccain at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (rUiVQ)

125 it's in the fine print.
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Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (1Mxs7)

126 Shmert ersians terk er jerbs!!!

Ert's rerscherst!!

Posted by: Jersse Jercksern at July 30, 2014 03:07 PM (ZPrif)

127 There'll be drive by shootings between the Apple and PC gangs.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 30, 2014 03:04 PM (2Mdu0)


MS 8 vs. the Cryptos?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 30, 2014 03:07 PM (84gbM)

128 Pixy even screwed up my pissed emoticon.


Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (0NjKS)


you meant to say your racist emoji.

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 03:07 PM (x3YFz)

129 When you lose Ed Schultz, you've lost the way to the all you can eat buffet.....

Do you know the way to the buffet?
I've been away so long, maybe a day.

Posted by: Ed "Sir Eats a Lot" Schultz at July 30, 2014 03:07 PM (4WhSY)

130 So know we know what the price was for JJ to let the black community get pushed down the economic ladder by the influx of illegals taking their jobs

Silicon Valley will start new Diversity! Quotas and credit JJ while pulling in more H1B visa workers with both hands

And JJ needs the black community to stay on the bottom of the economic ladder to maintain his own gig

Disgusting

Posted by: ginaswo at July 30, 2014 03:07 PM (HWB1j)

131 90% of what union jobs are left are in the public sector. They have no fear of losing their jobs to an immigrant.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2014 03:07 PM (8MjqI)

132 The union workers? They're spooked- they're the ones whose jobs/wages are at stake.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (PYAXX)


True. I somehow keep falling for the idea that if you're going to have a union and you're going to be a union boss that that would mean you support and fight for your members-

but as we all know that pure science fiction*



*See Preezy Fourputt and his African-American supporters.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 30, 2014 03:08 PM (0cMkb)

133 The unions are already spooked, especially the private-sector unions. Michigan is now a right-to-work state. The thought of that would have been unimaginable in 2008. Look at the big players in the firearms industry high-tailing it southwards. Those are blue-state union jobs now gone with the wind.

Posted by: mrp at July 30, 2014 03:08 PM (JBggj)

134 114 Why didn't anyone tell me that the fucking italic button only works in the comments box and NOT, you know, in the fucking comments?

I now join you all in the damning of pixy. >

Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 03:05 PM (0NjKS)

--I'll save you more trouble with Pixy: If you copy and paste text from another website, you must remove all quote marks (single and double) or you'll get an annoying 500 error message.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2014 03:08 PM (GW/jL)

135 Got word yesterday that the feds requested certain counties in multiple states, including Utah, to compile a list of possible facilities that could house an influx of refugees. It is going to spread to every state, whether they want it or not. Not if but when.

I'm pretty sure my county would tell them to piss off.

Posted by: toby928(C) with a goatee at July 30, 2014 03:08 PM (QupBk)

136 "you meant to say your racist emoji."

Yes, I must try harder to keep up with the current memes.

Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 03:08 PM (0NjKS)

137
Yeah, so what? Think Ed Shultz...fucking fuckface Ed "Fuckface" Shultz...is going to suddenly turn against the Dems?

This reminds me of when Kirsten Powers accidentally says something that conservatives can agree with...everyone goes all ga ga and pretends that Powers is really just almost turning into a conservative. But she won't.

So BFD. These shitheads are in the business of getting liberals permanently ensconced in power, and if they have to pretend to be critical in order to sway the LIVs into thinking they are fair and unbiased, well, that's a pretty low price to pay.

Posted by: @JohnTant at July 30, 2014 03:08 PM (PFy0L)

138 I think Ed, Jennifer and many others are trying to retrench because they realize they've backed the wrong horse

Posted by: artemis at July 30, 2014 03:09 PM (2XMD1)

139 Schultz is thinking like a union guy. The white working class, blacks and even many legal Hispanics should think the same way. Hence a potential split in the current Democratic coalition. Together with La Raza and the Center for American Progress, the AFL-CIO and SEIU leadership are at the forefront of the push for amnesty, even though it's not in the interests of their union members, which is another potential split.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 30, 2014 03:09 PM (EPEqj)

140
The union workers? They're spooked- they're the ones whose jobs/wages are at stake.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at July 30, 2014 03:03 PM (PYAXX)


I doubt GOVERNMENT Union workers are spooked, and they are coming to be the biggest part of the American Union demographic.


Posted by: D-Lamp at July 30, 2014 03:09 PM (Vutl+)

141 101 Did anyone else just hear a loud sound like a trumpet?


Too funny, as I was reading these very words, there was an enormous clap of thunder. Swear to God.

Big T-storm coming.

Posted by: Citizen X at July 30, 2014 03:09 PM (7ObY1)

142
>>>>Those are blue-state union jobs now gone with the wind.

Yeah.... I kinda think what's coming to replace all the lost jobs is going to be repo companies, mostly.

Posted by: Bigby's Hearty Handshake at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (3ZtZW)

143
Looking at a 3-12x44 as a nice little present

3 - 12 x 44 = $ -525.

How long did they give you to pay up?

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (JtwS4)

144 First Rubin, now Schultz. WTF, shirts or skins - no switching. Wait, Ed you're shirts.

Posted by: Jean at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (1RaNR)

145 "Shofar, sho good" I shay about the Obama admin.


Posted by: senator johnny mccain at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (rUiVQ)


i'm convinced his gimp arm is just lying in wait and at the appropriate time it will jump up and strangle him for us.

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (x3YFz)

146 pretty sure my county would tell them to piss off.

Posted by: toby928


Guess you don't live in the same county as George Will. What do you mean you can't handle 20 future criminals?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (HVff2)

147 Erszherns er trerkshy! Dey terk er jerbs!!

Posted by: Jersse Jercksern at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (ZPrif)

148 Some pollsters are telling them that they will cease to exist except as a regional party party on the coasts and in a few really crap cities. Schultz is the "Hey Mikey eat this" of the left. Someone has to say it first in their club and he is the designated goat. They always float trial balloons first and if it doesn't pop they start leading the crazies away from the cliff. Rubin is similarly situated on the right.

Posted by: Lester at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (2UPXV)

149 First Jen Rubin, now Ed Schultz?


Sounds like just another episode of Hemlock Grove. You never know what the hell is going on, but there's always gratuitous nakedness and nightmarish graphic scenes. Not necessarily together.

You walk away going, huh?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 30, 2014 03:11 PM (IXrOn)

150 Remember, Special Ed came out FOR the Keystone Pipeline before he was quickly "reeducated" and changed his tune the very next week.

Special Ed believes whatever he's told to believe to get his sweet, sweet paycheck.

Watch for him to back off on this in 3-2-

Posted by: Citizen X at July 30, 2014 03:11 PM (7ObY1)

151
>>>>I doubt GOVERNMENT Union workers are spooked, and they are coming to be the biggest part of the American Union demographic.

They are not. The soon-to-be retirees are, though.

Posted by: Bigby's Hearty Handshake at July 30, 2014 03:11 PM (3ZtZW)

152 Government unions are an abomination.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2014 03:11 PM (dfYL9)

153 105 Wake me when Krystal Ball has an original thought.

---
if I had a nickel for every time I said that...

Posted by: Rip Van Winkle at July 30, 2014 03:12 PM (TfdkD)

154 i'm convinced his gimp arm is just lying in wait and at the appropriate time it will jump up and strangle him for us.
Posted by: Tango
---------------

Bonus points awarded.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2014 03:12 PM (1Mxs7)

155 If you copy and paste text from another website, you must remove all quote marks (single and double) or you'll get an annoying 500 error message.
-----
To be safe remove dashes and % signs as well.

Posted by: Postee at July 30, 2014 03:12 PM (5cjj3)

156 Rubin actually had insight.


advice and insight


wowza

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 30, 2014 03:12 PM (IXrOn)

157 Maybe leftists are starting to see where this road leads.

Or maybe not.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 30, 2014 03:13 PM (WZ3Y9)

158 Babe Break

Sexy thing in green leather

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2014 03:13 PM (QKbPo)

159 Thought for shemp smith.

There is a military solution. There is *always* a military solution.

It's "kill all the enemy unless they offer unconditional surrender."

Posted by: Methos at July 30, 2014 03:13 PM (hO9ad)

160 Silicon Valley will start new Diversity! Quotas and credit JJ while pulling in more H1B visa workers with both hand.


Too late. SV is about as diverse as you can get. Trouble is, most of the black tech workers I knew were not native entitlement americans. They were H1Bs from Africa or first generation immigrants, and they worked their asses off. It seemed like a true meritocracy, from my viewpoint.

I don't think JJ knows what he is asking for or that the AfAm community is going to get just another AffAc set aside.

Posted by: flounder at July 30, 2014 03:13 PM (sDapq)

161 144 First Rubin, now Schultz. WTF, shirts or skins - no switching.

Posted by: Jean at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM (1RaNR)
-----------------
It's switchrape!!!!! O:

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2014 03:13 PM (dfYL9)

162 " If you copy and paste text from another website, you must remove all
quote marks (single and double) or you'll get an annoying 500 error
message.

-----

To be safe remove dashes and % signs as well."

I already don't use anything but the comment box because of my barrelphobia, but FFS, even the buttons don''t work around here. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bayou City at July 30, 2014 03:13 PM (0NjKS)

163 You can copy and paste quote marks.
They just have to be old-fashioned "or ' and not fancy curly quotes.
Most sites use fancy curly quotes, though, cause they look all fancy with their story bought clothes and stuck up faces.

Posted by: Comment rules at July 30, 2014 03:14 PM (ZPrif)

164 So I am assuming we will have a thread on this to tonight??? Live blog??



http://tinyurl.com/nxu7pe7




Posted by: Nip Sip at July 30, 2014 03:14 PM (0FSuD)

165 So I was in the barbers chair yesterday.
Guy in the chair next to me gets asked by the Barber about what type of work he was looking for.

Reply?
"I was hoping for something in the firearm industry, but O'Malley fucked that up for me."

Baltimore County.
Not what I expected to hear.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2014 03:14 PM (PcHhy)

166 or you'll get an annoying 500 error message.


Count your blessings. I get (in angry red lettering):

Think You're Posting This? FUCK YOU!

Posted by: Citizen X at July 30, 2014 03:14 PM (7ObY1)

167 nood

Posted by: @JohnTant at July 30, 2014 03:14 PM (PFy0L)

168
159 Thought for shemp smith.

There is a military solution. There is *always* a military solution.

It's "kill all the enemy unless they offer unconditional surrender."


Posted by: Methos at July 30, 2014 03:13 PM (hO9ad)


Yeah... the 'violence never solved anything' crowd has NO knowledge of history.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 30, 2014 03:15 PM (84gbM)

169 Maybe leftists are starting to see where this road leads.

Or maybe not.
Posted by: Kreplach
---------------------------

Not hardly. It will be too late when they figure it out, and by then it will accepted as status quo..., and unchangeable because that is what happens in socialist systems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2014 03:15 PM (1Mxs7)

170 Erszherns er trerkshy! Dey terk er jerbs!!

Posted by: Jersse Jercksern at July 30, 2014 03:10 PM


Ah, sweet reminder of my L.A. days when I used to listen to a couple dudes (Tim Conway Jr. and Doug Steckler) on the radio. They had a regular segment on their show called "What the Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say?" in which they'd play a clip of JJ and give a prize to the caller who translated it correctly.

Many nights, no one did.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 30, 2014 03:15 PM (dDzOj)

171 I sniff Rachel Maddow's seat when no one is looking. Smells like Old Spice and Orange Pekoe Tea.

Posted by: Ed Schultz at July 30, 2014 03:15 PM (NpXoL)

172 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at July 30, 2014 03:06 PM (mf5HN)

I'll be...that was the....

Wow. Thanks.

*hits replay*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Women's Lamentations on Special only at the Outrage Outlet! at July 30, 2014 03:15 PM (hLRSq)

173 OK, MSNBC is Obama's mouthpiece - so is this an attempt to keep the amnesty stuff out of the 2014 election cycle?
Talk up how it likely won't happen because we're not sure it's legal, and the -poof!- in December it's all "Of course he can and he's going to do it NOW. Yay, Obama!"

Posted by: Lizzy at July 30, 2014 03:15 PM (D/504)

174 Obama does have the power.

1) will the bureaucracy obey his orders?
2) will there be any consequences to him?
3) will his orders stand?
4) will history remember him badly for it!

We know the answers to these questions. Obama can do it if he wishes. Only Dems in battleground states are giving him pause.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 30, 2014 03:16 PM (HR6To)

175 I doubt GOVERNMENT Union workers are spooked, and they are coming to be the biggest part of the American Union demographic.




Posted by: D-Lamp

That's going to be a quick fix next time we are in control. Walker for all.

Posted by: Jean at July 30, 2014 03:16 PM (1RaNR)

176
Sexy thing in green leather


That was evil.

Condi in stompy boots for anyone who needs to flush their brainpans.

http://bit.ly/1u0Ulr8

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at July 30, 2014 03:16 PM (JtwS4)

177 Government unions are an abomination.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2014 03:11 PM (dfYL9)


why were unions created (well, the "legitimate" reasons)? Fair wage for a day's work, fair treatment, abolishment of child labor, etc.

Today's govt worker needs that.... how? again?

It's a fucking scam.

The Italian mobs couldn't have put together a protection racket this good. Extortionpalooza.

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 03:16 PM (x3YFz)

178 "How long did they give you to pay up?"

I sort of walked into that one, didn't I?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2014 03:16 PM (PcHhy)

179 **rings bell**

Corgis...

Posted by: Pavlov at July 30, 2014 03:17 PM (y8Oh1)

180 Lois Lerner. What a cool name. Cool-o-mundo. And she's hot, too! Even hotter than E. Warren.. Whoa, baby!

Posted by: mrp at July 30, 2014 03:18 PM (JBggj)

181 Speaking of Condi, why has she been so quiet on Russia lately? Or have I not been paying attention?

Posted by: JoeyBagels at July 30, 2014 03:19 PM (oVi8J)

182 I don't think I know a single Democrat that actually wants an open border policy, it's actually an issue Republicans could win a lot of new voters with.

What many liberals secretly want is just the vote totals that will allow them to never even have to worry about a Republican winning another election (see California as an example)

What they don't want is this criminal class of 3rd world scum in their schools and in their neighborhoods. That's when this shit comes home to roost and the reality of making a deal with the devil hits home.

Posted by: Uniden at July 30, 2014 03:19 PM (13G+x)

183 >>@155:

I've given up trying to cut and paste anything from another website to put here, or even composing a longer comment at another place and transposing it here--the spacing between words gets messed up and weird spaces from line to line occur.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at July 30, 2014 03:22 PM (rGNVv)

184 106
Why wouldn't he do this? Amnesty for 5-10M. Boom. Just do it. Dare anybody to stop him.



Posted by: Flatbush Joe at July 30, 2014 02:56 PM (ZPrif)





They admitted to 11 Million what? 5 years ago?



So.... at least double what they admitted to, due to Government
math.... then add in 5 more years worth, with a SURGE due to amnesty
being effectively offered for the last year or two...



My Guess? we're looking at more like 30 Million illegals.... or almost 9% of the US population.

Posted by: Romeo13


I've read 50,000,000 was more accurate....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1380062/posts

Thunder on the Border-- (Minuteman Project)



various FR links stories
| 04-08-05
| the heavy equipment guy

Posted by: backhoe at July 30, 2014 03:22 PM (ULH4o)

185 Condi in stompy boots for anyone who needs to flush their brainpans.

http://bit.ly/1u0Ulr8

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at July 30, 2014 03:16 PM (JtwS4)


http://wfla.images.worldnow.com/images/3417901_G.jpg

singing: "If I die and go to heaven..."

Posted by: TangoNine at July 30, 2014 03:22 PM (x3YFz)

186 Think a great deal about the relationship between citizens and the state. Those of us who've expressed views at variance with the government's unconstitutional political agenda are branded 'anti-American' for being critical of official corruption.

Anti-Americanism is in the process of being consecrated into an ideology. The term is usually used by the establishment to discredit and to inaccurately define criticism.

Once someone is branded anti-American, he or she will be judged before they're heard, and the argument will be lost in the welter of bruised feelings.

It isn't that 'anti-American' means that you have a quarrle with giant sequoias, or that you hate all Americans.

This is a deliberate and extremely effective strategy, namely, the sly conflation of American culture, landscapes, ordinary pleasures of ordinary citizens with criticism of a government's policy. The citizenry is left in the dark with matters for public record that are neglected, ignored or even hidden by the American 'free press'.

There are many Americans who would be mortified to be associated with their government's policies.

It is dangerous to cede to your government or to anyone for that matter, the right to define what 'America' is, or ought to be.

To call someone 'anti-American' -- indeed, to be anti-American -- is not just RACIST, it is a failure of the imagination. It is an inability to see the world in terms other than those that the establishment has set out for you.

I've come to realize that this type of rhetoric is not foolish at all; it is actually a canny recruitment drive for a misconceived, dangerous war.

Every day, I'm taken aback at how many people believe it RACIST to oppose a political agenda that abandons all national borders, or to believe that only RACISTS expect accountability in life.

What we are seeing now is a vulgar display of the business of grief, the commerce of grief, the pillaging of even the most private human feelings for political purpose. It is a terrible, violent thing for a state to do to its people.

It's not a clever-enough subject to speak of from a public platform; but what I would really love to talk to you about is loss. Loss and losing. Grief, failure, brokenness, numbness, uncertainty, fear, the death of feeling, the death of dreaming, the death of opportunity, the death of the Middle Class. The absolute, relentless, endless, habitual unfairness of the world.

What does loss mean to individuals? To whole cultures, peoples who have learned to live with Loss as a constant companion?

Cynically manipulating people's grief, by packaging it for TV specials sponsored by transnational corporations selling the road to serfdom, is to cheapen and devalue grief, to drain it of meaning.

"NEVER AGAIN --"

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