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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Trump's foreign and immigration policies are so well thought at and deterrents to illegal immigration that it's increasing more and more every day. After two years, all we've learned is... "Trump used CRUELTY... It's not very effective!"

    (As opposed to when the Obama administration used COMPASSION.)
    And can you imagine the hot takes from the media if something like this was from a Democratic administration?

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    On this date in 2015, 2016, 2017, as well as 2018, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day posted profiles of Brenda Barton, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2010-2018 who during the 2013 Government Shutdown, compared President Obama to Hitler, and then when she was widely criticized for it, defended the move because she had seen pictures of President Bush compared to Hitler online (mind you, elected officials weren't the ones doing it, so there's that). Barton also made a road trip up to the Bundy Ranch to get to know Cliven Bundy and the Oath Keepers to support those militia goons during their standoff with the Bureau of Land Management in 2014. After a high-speed chase near the Oregon Malheur Refuge back in May of 2016, Barton wanted the federal agents who shot an armed Lee Roy Finicum while he went for his gun charged with manslaughter, because she feels a kinship towards paranoid militias. Factor that in to the reason why she might have sponsored legislation to try and create statewide militias out of all able-bodied citizens in 2017.Her voting record is full of legislative votes that were even too extreme for former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to have signed, including a "religious freedom" law to allow for discrimination of LGBT citizens, and a bill to make gold and silver legal tender in Arizona. Barton also is terrible on votes regarding women's issues, supporting legislation to allow warrantless surprise inspections of abortion clinics at any time, to nullify the Affordable Care Act, and to allow business owners the right to opt out of contraceptive coverage in female employees' health insurance plans. But the bigger kerfluffle Barton was involved in was regarding a bill she sponsored, HB 2150 that was supposedly written as a measure to prevent animal hoarding, or from people running illegal puppy mills out of their home, but because she decided to throw a little hidden provision into the bill to change the definition of "livestock" so they are no longer considered "animals", it would have allowed Arizona ranchers to ignore previous legislation to prevent the abuse of livestock from 2006, through the loophole of just renaming and reclassifying whole species of creatures, easy-peasy. After dumbfounded animal rights groups caught on to Barton's attempt at turning Arizona into a butcher shop horror show, by the time the bill hit the desk of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey he chickened out and vetoed it. Brenda Barton capped off her career in 2018 by introducing legislation to honor one of her ancestors, John D. Lee, with a memorial plaque at the state capitol in March of 2018. This would be the same John D. Lee who was a bigamist mass murderer back who back in 1857, carried out the Mountain Meadows Massacre, where he led 50 Mormon militiamen and a group of Native Americans to slaughter 120 settlers from Arkansas travelling in a caravan through Utah to reach California. Lee wasn’t tried for this crime for twenty years, had some children (thus how Barton is his living descendant) before being executed by firing squad. Because, hey, there’s nobody who needs a monument to their memory like someone executed for mass murder, right? We are relieved to report, though, that in 2018, Brenda Barton was term-limited in the Arizona state legislature and headed off into retirement. We’ll set aside her profile and we’ll move on to profile a different kooky Republican on this date instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 743-40, since this was established in July 2014.)

    Dan Foreman

    Welcome to the 743rd original “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profile, where today we’ll be discussing former Idaho State Senator, Dan Foreman, who served in office from 2017-2018 after winning the right to represent that state’s Senate District 5 in 2016 with all of 50.8% of the vote. We can’t say there was a lot of crazy legislation tied to Foreman, but when he brought the wacky, he brought it. It wasn’t just his support of “Stand Your Ground” gun legislation, it was the fact that he sponsored a bill that would straight up charge any doctor performing an abortion with murder, as well as the woman seeking it out.

    But no, where we started to take notice of Dan Foreman was his hair-trigger temper, and the way he taunted his own constituents as a spiteful partisan, always trying to play the threatened and oppressed victim in every encounter. Whether he was sending them letters to proclaim that “climate change is a liberal scam, or when he declared that “a separation of church and state is a figment of someone’s imagination, This pattern quickly escalated until March 2017, a whole whopping third month into his tenure, when he absolutely flipped out at the Idaho State Fair, calling someone with an opposing opinion a “liberal nuttard”, and crying to police about how that constiuent was “lecturing me about the Constitution”. After all was said and done, Foreman had the chutzpah to demand the Idaho State Fair issue HIM an apology for his tirade.

    So a year goes by, and most of Dan Foreman’s district became very aware of his antics, but he made headlines yet again after a group of college students from the far end of his district drove 300 miles to visit him at the state capitol to discuss his votes on bills regarding birth control. Foreman showed them all the hospitality of a rabid badger, shouting out, “ABORTION IS MURDER!” at them again and again (and they weren’t there to discuss abortion). The confrontation ended when the elected penis-with-ears impersonator threatening to have his own constituents arrested. Only a few weeks later, Foreman spoke in front of his church, and told those present that Latah County, the heart of his own district was “a cesspool of liberalism.

    Alas, Dan Foreman is enough of an ***hole that his constituents that he barely even survived the 2018 GOP Primary for his seat, winning with 51%, and then voted by a 56-44% margin to replace him with Democrat Dan Nelson. It was the only Idaho State Senate seat that was flipped this year, because Foreman is quite specifically that easy to loathe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    And can you imagine the hot takes from the media if something like this was from a Democratic administration?

    My take? The WH gave Trump an out by saying the idea was fake news, but Trump didn't like being contradicted by his henchmen, so he went ahead and said it was true. Crazy shit.
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    Don Junior as Joffrey was spot on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    Or in a language that you, as a registered supporter of the party of evil will understand:

    Signaling to people in shithole countries that they will be safely bused to attractive sanctuary cities where they will be treated well will cause more caravans for brown people.
    So, Democrats and liberals in the press are upset that this policy that was considered but not implemented might have caused an increase in asylum-seekers?

    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    The US going after the disabled isnt that surprising, they've been doing it for several years now here in the uk. To the point where 111,000 people died because of it. Conservatives are fine to let the plebs die.
    Technically, it's not about going after the disabled, but about a form of investigating whether people have been honest about their need for disability benefits.

    How has the UK killed 110,000 people in several years with a similar policy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, Democrats and liberals in the press are upset that this policy that was considered but not implemented might have caused an increase in asylum-seekers?

    Technically, it's not about going after the disabled, but about a form of investigating whether people have been honest about their need for disability benefits.

    How has the UK killed 110,000 people in several years with a similar policy?
    I am not sure about those figures, but if this is referring to DWP, they have caused many deaths in the UK. They have an awful system where they assess people and there are so many errors. People get letters on the 9th telling them they have an appointment on the 9th or will be sanctioned. Doctor's telling people that they are disabled, but then 'experts' saying not. Making people in wheelchairs stand up and walk.

    A lot of suicides/deaths directly linked to them. Again, I am not sure about the figures, but I know it is a lot. A very good movie, 'I, Daniel Blake', perfectly captures the system. I know of one elderly gentleman who was missing a leg after fighting overseas and he told me that he'd rather go back than claim disability. It is atrocious and under the Conservatives it has gotten significantly worse.

    As ever, be sceptical:
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    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...nt-dwp-figures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, Democrats and liberals in the press are upset that this policy that was considered but not implemented might have caused an increase in asylum-seekers?
    Wow... I thought I was kidding, but you actually did only process the explanation in evilspeak.
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    'Fox News brain': meet the families torn apart by toxic cable news

    I love my mother. She is one of the kindest and sweetest people you will ever meet and I would be nothing without her. I’ve never heard her say a bad word about anyone, never mind anything overtly terrible, like the type of thing, for example, you might hear from Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity. But I do know, much to my dismay, that she has watched them on TV a lot over the years. My mom and I have agreed to not talk about politics any more. The cognitive dissonance between this lovely woman finding something appealing in the most xenophobic pundits on TV is too hard for me to reconcile. I don’t want to think about it.

    It turns out there are a lot of families across the country who have a similar arrangement, or worse, in which people have stopped talking altogether to relatives they feel have been stolen from them by Fox News.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, Democrats and liberals in the press are upset that this policy that was considered but not implemented might have caused an increase in asylum-seekers?

    Technically, it's not about going after the disabled, but about a form of investigating whether people have been honest about their need for disability benefits.

    How has the UK killed 110,000 people in several years with a similar policy?
    Visa vi unfairly stripping people of their benefits --or at least those not so obvious that the media cant have a field day-- through manipulation of their internal scoring system and ignoring legitimate reasons for not turning up to meetings (Because funerals and hospitals are totally just casual things that can be rescheduled) leading to people dying in poverty or through excasperation of illness.

    Anecdotally I know a gentleman who (on their 1/10 scoring system with 3 being the average for minimum benefits) scored an 8 due to his very serious mental health issues and having a permanently damaged spine. He was told he was fit to work. He spent nearly a year in anxiety and frustration trying to scrape enough money together to live in his one bedroom flat, all the while navigating the Benefits system, after two appeals it finally went to court where the Judge laughed in the Benefits guys face and said "This man clearly deserves his money" and had the whole thing solved in 5 minuites.

    This has happened very often. The Benefits group essentially hopes that by using bureaucracy they can force people to not bother to fight for what they are owed.

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    Georgetown students vote in favor of reparations for enslaved people

    Georgetown University students voted overwhelmingly for a proposal to create a fund to help descendants of the enslaved people sold in the 19th century at a time when the school struggled to pay off debts, results released Friday show.

    Two-thirds of undergraduate students who voted in the student government referendum supported the measure, one that is not binding but still sends a message to university administrators and beyond.

    [Georgetown students vote on reparations for the descendants of slaves]

    The vote comes at a time when reparations have been an issue nationally, promoted by some Democratic presidential candidates, and as a growing number of universities are exploring the role of slavery at their institutions.

    Student activists who came up with the idea and campaigned for it gathered early Friday, waiting for vote results to be announced on social media by student government leaders. They were holding their phones, and Karla Leyja, a senior who had pushed for the measure, suddenly saw everyone jumping up and down, cheering and hugging. She felt proud, she said. “We did succeed in our mission to get students to talk about this and care about it,” Leyja said. “It felt incredible.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, Democrats and liberals in the press are upset that this policy that was considered but not implemented might have caused an increase in asylum-seekers?
    So Republicans aren't upset that their Republican Commander in Chief is telling people they can openly break the law and is threatening American citizens under a falsely declared National Emergency against brown and black immigrants just for the sake of pleasing his racist base?

    More importantly, we all know this is just a distraction from Barr and the Mueller report, Mets -- maybe you should discuss Trump and the Republican party's authoritarian and xenophobic attacks on democracy and people of color instead of pretending "open borders" is the problem with our current immigration system.

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    To follow up my previous comment:
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ed-lying-bitch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, Democrats and liberals in the press are upset that this policy that was considered but not implemented might have caused an increase in asylum-seekers?

    Technically, it's not about going after the disabled, but about a form of investigating whether people have been honest about their need for disability benefits.

    How has the UK killed 110,000 people in several years with a similar policy?
    This is a deeply embarrassing post for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aja_christopher View Post
    So Republicans aren't upset that their Republican Commander in Chief is telling people they can openly break the law and is threatening American citizens under a falsely declared National Emergency against brown and black immigrants just for the sake of pleasing his racist base?

    More importantly, we all know this is just a distraction from Barr and the Mueller report, Mets -- maybe you should discuss Trump and the Republican party's authoritarian and xenophobic attacks on democracy and people of color instead of pretending "open borders" is the problem with our current immigration system.

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    You and your party have aligned yourself with a liar and it shows in your every post.
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