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June 21, 2018

I have a promise for all of you.

First, we must totally repudiate the Republican evil this November by voting straight D. We must accomplish this first.
Yesterday morning I hugged my little 2 1/2 year old granddaughter - she is so precious, so smart, full of love and life.

Then I wept at the picture of the little Honduran girl. Now we find out there is no real record of where these kids are and it will be nearly impossible for the parents to find them in the living hell that is Trump's gulag.


I will work, for years if need be, to bring these criminals to justice. They are guilty of crimes against humanity, and there is blood and death on their hands and in their souls. I believe we should set up an international tribunal where these criminals can be put in the dock and the whole sordid story can come out, and they can be sentenced to just punishment.

What will happen, I wonder to that little Honduran girl? To the other 2,300 kids lost in the shit-hole of immorality that passes for ICE. Where are all the private concentration camps where these kids are being held? How much money have they sucked from the treasury to perpetrate suffering. How much pain and suffering must happen before we get rid of these fucks?????


June 19, 2018

A letter to Republicans I just posted on the Hill.

Well, I just got off the phone with both my US Senators and my Representative. I'm calling them daily until we can find a resolution to this moral crisis. Two things: Trump tweeted that it is the Dems fault, and equates immigrants with vermin who infest our country. In other words, like the Nazis in the 1930s, he is systematically working with his base to dehumanize people who disagree.

Then there's a memo from DOJ to ICE that calls for agents and judges to go through six weeks of training on 'mass migration emergencies, enforcement initiatives and management needs including staff shortages.'

Problem is, I object to being dehumanized, and I object to the cruelty of this policy. You want to be tough on immigration? Fine. You don't want to let these families in? Fine. But don't take the children away from their parents and put them in cages. That is a crime against humanity. Because they ARE human. As human as you.

And you know what, to the people who will reply to this with some flippant thing that says, in effect, that it is either a) the Democrats' fault, and/or b) the suffering of the children is the fault of their parents, I ask how you sleep at night. I'm looking at the picture of the little two-year-old girl crying as ICE takes away her mother, the photos of caged children living in the new Trump 'hotels' in southern TX, and a picture of rosaries confiscated at the border.

Those rosaries remind me of the piles of wedding rings the Nazis 'confiscated' from their victims before the gassed them and cremated them in huge ovens. I remember the railroad car full of shoes at the Holocaust Museum.

So, for those of you who are all frothy and worked up about MS 13 - that's a 1980s LA street gang whose members are all probably well into their 70s by now. Maybe it exists, but to say that ALL of these people seeking asylum are MS 13 is the same as saying because this granny smith apple is green, all apples are green. It just isn't so. If you think that imposing cruel and inhuman punishments against people who come to this country with hope in their hearts and ask for asylum is OK, if you think taking children away from their parents and putting them in cages is OK, think again.

Your party will not always be in power, and the arc of justice is moving. If camps are built and children die, there will be a tribunal, and those responsible will be put in the dock and held accountable for their crimes against humanity. We did not accept the excuse that "I was just doing my duty" at Nuremberg, and we will not accept that from these ICE people. So be careful. Stop this cruel policy. Nip it in the bud now. Be tough on immigration - that's fine. But do not forget the humanity of those who look at America with hope.

June 3, 2018

Bill Clinton says impeachment process over Russia probe would be underway if Democrat were in office

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Former President Bill Clinton said that impeachment hearings would have begun if a Democratic president, instead of Donald Trump, were in power and the Russia investigation was as far along as it is now.

"I think if the roles were reversed -- now, this is me just talking, but it's based on my experience -- if it were a Democratic president, and these facts were present, most people I know in Washington believe impeachment hearings would have begun already," Clinton told "CBS Sunday Morning."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/03/politics/bill-clinton-donald-trump-russia-investigation/index.html

Right he is. If a Dem were in the WH and Republicans controlled both houses, impeachment would be in progress whether there was a crime or not.

But Republicans have a different take on the law in terms of whether they should have to obey. They believe they are above the law.

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