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The Justice Department’s letter: What’s this really about?

On Friday, the Justice Department issued this release involving letters it sent to nine jurisdictions involving their sanctuary laws:

Today, the Department of Justice sent the attached letters to nine jurisdictions which were identified in a May 2016 report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General as having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. § 1373.

Additionally, many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime. The number of murders in Chicago has skyrocketed, rising more than 50 percent from the 2015 levels. New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city’s “soft on crime” stance. And just several weeks ago in California’s Bay Area, after a raid captured 11 MS-13 members on charges including murder, extortion and drug trafficking, city officials seemed more concerned with reassuring illegal immigrants that the raid was unrelated to immigration than with warning other MS-13 members that they were next.

The letters remind the recipient jurisdictions that, as a condition for receiving certain financial year 2016 funding from the Department of Justice, each of these jurisdictions agreed to provide documentation and an opinion from legal counsel validating that they are in compliance with Section 1373. The Department of Justice expects each of these jurisdictions to comply with this grant condition and to submit all documentation to the Office of Justice Programs by June 30, 2017, the deadline imposed by the grant agreement.

This specifically names three cities. And the reference to one of them is a complete lie. New York isn’t soft on crime and does not have a high murder rate. Paul Krugman provides the following chart:

And the New York Police Department issued the following statement:

So what are we really talking about here?

The cities singled out are Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

Now what do those cities mean to right wing bigots.

Chicago, when you translate from bigot, means Barack Obama, which means blacks.

New York, when you translate from bigot, means Jews.

San Francisco, when you translate from bigot, means gays.

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is a bigot. That’s why the midget digited orange troll appointed him to the post.

We’re not stupid. We’ve heard this dog whistle from Republicans ever since Richard Nixon. It’s the tool they use to get the pump truppet, Tea Party, gun fellating inbreds to drool and piss themselves.

Don’t let Hookerpiss and his cronies get away with it.

FIle this under ‘stupid people’

Words fail:

Caitlyn Jenner, a steadfast Republican, is disappointed. She’s upset that Donald Trump, a man who apparently promised her that he’d “protect the LGBTQ community,” has failed to do so.
In a video message posted to Twitter Thursday, Jenner expressed her profound disappointment with the administration’s recent decision to roll back protections for trans students in public schools with regards to their bathroom preference.
“I have a message for President Trump from well, one Republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community,” she said. “Call me.”

I mean, who could have imagined that Pence’s puppet and Putin’s little pony, a lyingracistanti-Semiticxenophobichomophobicmisogynisticpedophilic thief would have said something he really didn’t mean?

And if you’re wondering why Jenner backed the Lügenorange in the first place:

Caitlyn Jenner’s support for the Republican party is well-documented and confounding, until you realize that she’s rich as hell. Because staying rich is clearly a priority for the wealthy.

By the way, I think someone’s going to be sitting by a phone that doesn’t ring for a very long time.

A pump truppet is smacked in the face with our reality

66aeeff66959a10271e0be9fccc28f2cFrom the Associated Press:

When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.

She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump’s pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too well.

OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income.

Let’s break this down. This woman lost the rental property she was counting on for income because of a recession created by the incompetence of the Republican administration led by George Bush (the dumber). The economy turns around and things actually get better under the Democratic president, who the hemorrhoidal oligarch says wasn’t born in this country, was actually a Muslim and didn’t deserve his college degree.

And the woman falls for the GOP’s pseudo billionaire anal inflamation from New York who says he’s a man of the people. The bedpan she calls a brain doesn’t even bother to consider that a billionaire in New York doesn’t associate with “the people.” He associates with other plutocrats, who in New York happen to be investment bankers.

These aren’t his enemies. This is his social circle.

So she votes for him, and guess what! He fills his Cabinet with fellow plutocrats. One of whom took her houses away, essentially stealing her money, taking food out of her mouth, and putting her shelter at risk.

Now, I should feel sorry for her, but here’s our reality. She knew that her man of the people was a lyingracist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, homophobicmisogynistic pedophile, and she happily voted for him anyway. Because, you know, build the wall, lock her up and make America great again. Which means she enthusiastically wanted the Lügenorange to make defenseless people suffer.

Only Miss Bigot McTruppet didn’t understand, she was a defenseless person.

So, suffer. You got your wish.

Haven’t we heard this somewhere recently?

A few excerpts involving religious freedom from the alt-Right in the 1950s:

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Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch tweeted these oldies but goodies from segregationist pastors in the mid-1950s. Compare and contrast today and yesterday. Substitute today’s “problem” group (gays) for yesterday’s “problem” group (blacks), and, as the Four Tops once said:

“It’s the same old song,
but with a different beat.”

And one of the singers today from the “God told me to hate these people” hymnal is Gov. Trumpfluffer, the Indiana Republican who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and was rewarded for his effort by being selected to run as vice president on the ticket with Mr. Billionaire Personality Disorder.

Fifty years from now, people will be watching documentaries on the things that are happening today and yelling at their TV screens, “what the hell was wrong with those people?” But 50 years from now, there will be another “segregationist,” “alt-Right” group under another made-up moniker saying “God told me I have to hate this other group,” and using pretty much the same arguments you see at the top of this post.

I have no idea what group they’re going to go after, but it’s definitely going to happen.