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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:12 PM

Slate: "A Former ICE Chief Melts Down" - absolutely incredible, appalling, and expected.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/thomas-homan-ice-meltdown-pramila-jayapal.html

Thomas Homan, the Trump administration’s acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from January 2017 to June 2018, helped to transform the agency into an arm of Donald Trump’s nativist agenda. During his 17 months, ICE escalated its terror tactics against immigrant communities, tormented thousands of individuals in ICE custody, and lied to federal courts. On Thursday, asked to answer for his agency’s conduct and policies in a congressional hearing, he responded with a meltdown that perfectly captured a lawless organization’s rejection of any rules or authority that might limit its power.


The most indelible moment arrived when Homan’s time expired—and he refused to stop speaking. Jayapal attempted to gavel him down, but he continued to insult her. His rant ended with a moment of rage as he lectured Jayapal: “I’m a taxpayer, you work for me!”

Former ⁦@ICEgov⁩ Dir. Tom Homan shows no respect to ⁦@RepJayapal⁩ during a House hearing today after going over his time, shouting out,
“I'm a taxpayer, you work for me!” pic.twitter.com/kVK2VlWinG
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) September 26, 2019

This was not his first blowup at the prospect of having to answer to criticism. Earlier this month, Homan engaged in a similar performance, attempting to shout down Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after his time expired. Like Jayapal, Ocasio-Cortez had to gavel him down.

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Reply Slate: "A Former ICE Chief Melts Down" - absolutely incredible, appalling, and expected. (Original post)
erronis Sep 2019 OP
Pachamama Sep 2019 #1
LiberalLovinLug Sep 2019 #14
lostnfound Sep 2019 #2
erronis Sep 2019 #5
Grokenstein Sep 2019 #12
oasis Sep 2019 #3
dalton99a Sep 2019 #4
AZ8theist Sep 2019 #6
SWBTATTReg Sep 2019 #7
JHB Sep 2019 #9
DENVERPOPS Sep 2019 #15
DENVERPOPS Sep 2019 #18
patphil Sep 2019 #8
erronis Sep 2019 #13
Midnight Writer Sep 2019 #10
erronis Sep 2019 #17
BadgerMom Sep 2019 #11
Grokenstein Sep 2019 #16
erronis Sep 2019 #19
SCantiGOP Sep 2019 #20
renate Sep 2019 #21
SergeStorms Sep 2019 #22
robleb Sep 2019 #23
Qutzupalotl Sep 2019 #24

Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:23 PM

1. "Just following Orders"

That will be his rants in the future....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:05 PM

14. I hope that works out just as well for him as it did for those in the Nuremberg trails.

As well, you could almost (almost) sympathize with lower lever soldiers obeying orders as they were trained to do, under the pressure of the chain of command, but if we are looking at comparisons to that Nazi administration, he'd be a Himmler, Hess or Goring. Officers that were true believers, who relished their roles in mass torture and murder.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:38 PM

2. I hope she retorted, I'm a member of congress and we are BOTH working for the CITIZENS

Citizen is a higher calling than taxpayer, damn it.
As a matter of fact, plenty of people targeted by ICE are taxpayers, not citizens.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:51 PM

5. That was my thought too. If you take an oath of office, you are agreeing that your personal beliefs

are less than your willingness to uphold the laws of that office.

But even the distinction between taxpayer and someone within our territories is too restrictive. Citizens, Residents, Aliens, Taxpayers - these can be used as divisive terms when needed.

Sometimes as in this current situation, the chain of command needs to be personally examined rather than blindly followed.

Thank you for your response. I certainly hope other office-holders in the US government as well as other jurisdictions will realize their duties.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:02 PM

12. He just wants a WOC under his heel

Nothing else matters to him, clearly.
The "MAGA" philosophy in a nutshell.
Somebody remind me again, who are the snowflakes?

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:43 PM

3. Slimy rat should do jail time for lying to the Feds. nt

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:44 PM

4. Lying, racist trash

like his idol

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:19 PM

6. Homan.

A fucking racist Nazi fucking douchebag.

How can we get this fucking traitor behind bars just like at Nuremberg???

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:44 PM

7. This guy and others like him have lost any inkling of what it is to act civilized ... as a matter...

of fact, I find that lots of repugs act this way...no one else but them and only them deserve any respectful behavior. This is why we need to take the gloves off, dust off the book of insults, arm ourselves with the word of law via the Constitution and its supporting Amendments and go after these law breakers and contempt of Congress idiots. The Senators conducting the House hearings deserve at least a minimum décor of respect (at least for the office they hold). Homan clearly shows that he doesn't give a crap about the rule of law nor follow any normal human dignity.

Steve Miller must be giving out classes.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:55 PM

9. Act that way all the way down...

"I think it's very important that you pay attention to my opinion... but not so important that I need to bother spelling my sign right."

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:06 PM

15. It has totally

It has totally spun out of control.................worse yet, it is getting worse by the hour and day.............

Soon, if it hasn't happened already, it will be irreversible...........

I can't even imagine, if we were able to stop all this shit in it's tracks and begin to undo the huge amount of damage that has been done................it would take decades to get us back to even where we were three years ago..Much more if we tried to undo the past 19 years of fraud, corruption and deceit that has been dumped on the U.S. citizens, our government and even the rest of the world.

I see no signs of it even slowing down. The COUP is either complete, or nearly complete...........

Thank you everyone, who listened to a few candidates commercials in the weeks before the election, voted on the lies and then went back to burying their heads in the sand until the last minute before the next election.

As James Carville said on election night in 2016, the U.S. voters are about to learn big time that their voting has consequences...

WASF,

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:09 PM

18. agreed

Back in high school we would have an asshole like this, and one of us would take the nasty guy out back of school and beat the shit out him. Too bad we can't do the same thing, (but without violence,) to this group of nasty mean Republicans......

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:54 PM

8. I would have answered that I work for the United States of America,

and that means I work for everyone, not just you.
It also means that I work for the people you despise; the people you treat so badly.
It's my job to protect them from people like you.

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Response to patphil (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:04 PM

13. Exactly. But that is not who he thinks he reports to. The "base"

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:56 PM

10. Homan is auditioning for a Fox News gig.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:08 PM

17. Pretty soon fux newz will just be broadcasting to their own panelists.

5+ years ago I would see their screens up in airports, bars, hospitals(!). Now I don't have to put up with their self-serving blather.

I guess if you happen to be a visitor to the WH or other executive agency then the crap may be in the lobby/waiting room/west wing.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:00 PM

11. I think there may be a cardiac event in his future.

He’s very red.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:07 PM

16. Ragebellowing is "in" again under Puppet Sharpie

...although of course it's been the trend since even before the Teabaggers started their screaming-fit "town halls."

"To hell with any pretense of civility--but of course always demand it from the very liberals you want to see lined up and shot." -- Teabaggerosity 101

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:10 PM

19. Imagine being a spouse or child of this airbag. Once more of them are shunned by families

and friends, they can go off to live in their own survivalist enclaves deep in the forests of Idowntknow.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:14 PM

20. When I first watched the clip

I was hoping he was going to stroke out. Looked like the big red-faced asshole came close.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:23 PM

21. He seems nice nt

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 04:07 PM

22. Fascist scum.

A perfect foil for Trump's reign of terror.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 04:11 PM

23. Neanderthal

and bully. Lock Him Up!

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 12:57 PM

24. Homan worked for US during the conduct at issue.

We paid HIS salary. So he should STFU with the theatrics and answer the questions.

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