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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:17 AM

Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting immigration

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Source: CNN

The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States.

Ken Cuccinelli tweaked the famous poem from Emma Lazarus -- whose words, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" are long associated with immigration to the US -- as part of a case for strict new measures pushed Monday by the Trump administration that could dramatically change the legal immigration system.

"Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus's words etched on the Statue of Liberty, 'Give me your tired, give me your poor,' are also a part of the American ethos?" NPR's Rachel Martin asked Cuccinelli on "Morning Edition" in an interview published Tuesday.

"They certainly are: 'Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,'" he replied. "That plaque was put on the Statue of Liberty at almost the same time as the first public charge was passed -- very interesting timing."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/politics/ken-cuccinelli-statue-of-liberty/index.html

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Reply Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting immigration (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Tuesday OP
pangaia Tuesday #1
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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:20 AM

1. just saw that from a FB friend...who was appalled !


ALL my FB friends would be appalled..


Cuccinelli-- just another human monster....

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:16 AM

13. Cuccinelli has a long history of assholiness in Virginia.

He tried to prosecute scientists for investigating climate change.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:20 AM

2. This guy can't help but to be a complete asshole.

Ms Lazarus's New Colossus;
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


It doesn't say a goddamned thing about bootstraps!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:25 AM

4. "wretched refuse" does not seem to envision well heeled immigrants...

However, I could apply "wretched refuse" to Melania...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:27 AM

6. She meant it in an ironic way, I'm sure...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:36 AM

8. He does it for the idiots in his social circles. Same as they did before civil rights acts.

Not a coincidence that the only history these guys know is that which they can string together in false logic to create their own narratives so support stupid crap.

Before anything else, there was 'All men are created equal'. How is 'Cuche' smarter than Jefferson?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:22 AM

3. Yes Ken (asshat)...

our boldness as a nation.... our greatness and strength in the world.... making a strong nation "Out of many one", E pluribus unum, is a mistake that needs to be rectified by the criminals in the white house and their enablers. F*#$ right off!

We have to start calling for RESIGNATION NOW. They are taking apart the train faster than we will be an;e to put it back together.

Frankly... I don't think we have the leisure for impeachment. The criminals are going pedal to the metal right now.


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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:26 AM

5. They're just rubbing our faces in it every day now

They are at peak power, in fact beyond it, they know it won't last, that's why they're reaching for it

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:36 AM

7. They generally have a stronger work ethic than

these puffed-up panjandrums do. I've never seen a 1%er with calloused hands. End corporate welfare. Let diddums stand on his own two feet!

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Response to booksenkatz (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:41 AM

9. Rarely seen a 1%er even show they are smarter than someone with calloused hands.

When I was young, my great grandmother used to check my hands for callouses, reminding me that an honest working man had callouses. I had callouses, but I also understood metaphorically what she meant.

I miss Ann Richards!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

10. Just as it seems they reached the bottom, they dig a little deeper.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:31 AM

16. I think at this point

They've decided screw it! We're digging all the way through

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Response to blugbox (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:42 AM

18. Good luck with that.


Trumps election was a fluke, and democrats are going to be prepared this time.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:00 AM

11. This from a man who is sucking off the teat of the American taxpayer. n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:05 AM

12. Barf.

I am just done with all of them.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:24 AM

14. I wonder if....

his standards for entry into the USA would also have applied to his Italian and Irish ancestors? If so, we could probably have avoided being subjected to the rantings and ravings of this maggot.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:29 AM

15. Cuccinelli always has the same demeanour ...

... like a student trying to get through an oral exam he didn't study for, and has no clue as to what the subject matter is about.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:36 AM

17. What it doesn't say on the pedestal...

Much like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the coal-fired current, and her name
Mother of Profit. From her beacon-hand
Glows little welcome; her scornful eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your tired and poor!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your energetic, your rich,
Your young and privileged yearning to cash in,
The well-connected of your ruling few.
Send these, well-fed, by smooth jet flight to me,
I lift my lamp beside the casino door!”

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Response to HardLineDem (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:43 AM

19. X 1000




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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:33 PM

20. He's proud to be an asshole

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:46 PM

21. He should rewrite the Star Spangled Banner while he's at it

Why not rewrite the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America, and Take Me Out to the Ballgame?
Sheesh!


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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:55 PM

22. Locking after review by forum hosts.

This characterization by Cuccinelli is interesting but the policy change itself was reported in LBN yesterday, so it was alerted on as not being LBN “important news of national interest.” It’d be great to repost in GD, which doesn’t have that OP restriction.

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