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Any DU'ers playing the launch of Destiny 2 tonight??

If you're on PS4 message me! Would love to play with a fellow DU guardian!

A heartbreaking epic betrayal....

When President Obama signed the executive order for DACA, he was derided from the right and accused of acting unconstitutionally. Yet, DACA was an act of faith, an important step in trying to provide protections and opportunities to children of immigrants who had no legal status, children who in most cases had no memory of their "home country". DACA provided these individuals the opportunity to work and pursue higher education in ways they could have only imagined previously. These "Dreamers" came out of the shadows and voluntarily provided their personal information and paid fines in order to take advantage of the new opportunities afforded to them, even though DACA did not provide a pathway towards citizenship. They exposed themselves because they wanted the chance to better themselves, to provide for their families, and to contribute to the only country they'd ever known as home. Is this not the very epitome of "pulling oneself up by the bootstraps" that the right claims to espouse? These beneficiaries of DACA are contributing to society, via work and taxes, and are receiving none of the benefits of citizenship!

Now, with the wave of a hand, this so called President, in an effort to keep a promise to his racist base, has wiped out DACA without any concern for how heartless and cruel this move will be. Sure there's a six month delay in enforcement, but does anyone truly believe Congress will step up and protect those affected? I hope they do, but I have my doubts. Our country has offered a hand up and a show of faith to the most vulnerable of our undocumented and now it will not only revoke that offer, it will use the information it gained on those individuals to force them from the country. Revoking DACA is a shameful, heartless move, and I truly hope the blow back against this move is forceful and effective in ultimately protecting all of these 800,000 individuals.

What the heck happened to Mississippi??

The Promise...Springsteen

Probably my favorite song by Bruce...rough night, and I needed to hear it

Dirty Water...for Boston today!

Wish I still lived up there!! All those beautiful people standing up to hate and bigotry!!

We don't need a new slogan...we should fight for the "Four Freedoms"

The Four Freedoms were a benchmark of the FDR presidency, a goal which, although we have strived to achieve, remains unclaimed and, in our current political environment, they remain under severe attack. As a party, everything we stand for, every so called "litmus test" is summed up in these principles. We don't have to reinvent new slogans and catch phrases to win voters. We only need to look to our robust past to find our inspiration!

Gimme Shelter....

Seemed appropriate background music for the day

Emo Trump....

How to lose a Guy in ten days....

Lmao..... ...McConaughey did it better!!!

DU Reservists and National Guard!?

Anyone else feeling a little nervous about getting called up with the escalating situation in North Korea?

If I'm called up I'll go, because I know I have a unique skill set and experience. Anyone else in that boat? It just seems like we're inching closer to the inevitable....but maybe I'm being melodramatic
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