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.

Pussy grabber supports sexual harasser

From the “failing” New York Times:

Mr. Trump also criticized media outlets, including The New York Times, for failing to adequately cover the Rice controversy — while singling out Fox News and the host Bill O’Reilly for praise, despite a Times report of several women who have accused Mr. O’Reilly of harassment. The president then went on to defend Mr. O’Reilly, who has hosted him frequently over the years.

“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” said Mr. Trump, who during the interview was surrounded at his desk by a half-dozen of his highest-ranking aides, including the economic adviser Gary Cohn and the chief of staff, Reince Priebus, along with Vice President Mike Pence.

“I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” said Mr. Trump. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

Well, five women have 13 million items that prove Bilge O did something wrong.

Bill O’Reilly is a lawsuit losing pervert

And he has to pay fines for his perversion (Via Mock Paper Scissors)

Anyway, in case you are curious, here’s a list from Axios of the people harassed by Bill-O:

  • Andrea Mackris: Former producer. Accused O’Reilly of making inappropriate phone calls. O’Reilly paid her a $9 million settlement, according to the NYT.

  • Wendy Walsh: Former regular O’Reilly guest. Claims he offered to help her get a position at Fox News but reneged after she declined to go to a hotel room with him.

  • Rebecca Gomez Diamond: Former Fox Business host. Accused O’Reilly of inappropriate phone calls. O’Reilly paid her a settlement, according to the NYT.

  • Juliet Huddy: Former regular O’Reilly guest. Accused him of inappropriate phone calls and trying to kiss her, and then damaging her career after she rejected his advances. Fox paid her a $1.6 million settlement, according to the NYT.

  • Andrea Tantaros: Former Fox News Host. Sued both O’Reilly and Ailes for alleged sexual harassment.

  • Laurie Dhue: Former Fox News host. Sued both O’Reilly and Ailes for alleged sexual harassment. Fox paid her over $1 million, according to the NYT.

He should take his falafel and wash his mouth out with soap. But he is the perfect TV person to interview President Hookerpiss.

Honestly, I thought the Mike Pence dining rule was a joke

But there are people who really think this way (from Vox):

Several years ago, a male colleague and I left a meeting on one side of campus at the university where we both teach to return to our offices, a 15-minute walk away. Since I had driven my car to the meeting, I asked my colleague if he’d like a ride back. After an almost imperceptible hesitation, he politely thanked me and said no.

Walking to my car, I suddenly realized I’d just had my first encounter with the “Billy Graham rule,” a concept highlighted in recent news as a result of reports of Vice President Mike Pence’s longstanding principle of not having meals alone with a woman or attending events serving alcohol unless accompanied by his wife.

The rule, famously articulated by the evangelical minister Billy Graham, is basically a guideline that says men and women should not meet alone, whether in offices, or cars, or other places in order to avoid illicit temptations or appearances of impropriety. It’s been adopted by other evangelical pastors and leaders (a history of its origin is here): The late founder of the evangelical university where I work was known for saying that he’d pass by a female member of his church walking in the rain if he were alone in his car to avoid the appearance of impropriety.

The followers of this rule pretend to be so pious, but then they cast their vote for a mini-digited pussy grabber. Hypocrites!

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.