Tag Archives: Kirstjen Nielsen

NBC, ABC and CBS capitulate to Trump, offering him airtime to lie to the American people about the non-existent “crisis” on our southern border

Early this afternoon, Donald Trump tweeted out that he would be addressing the nation at 9:00 on Tuesday evening to discuss the “national security crisis on our southern border.” The three networks, who, back in November of 2014, refused to televise a speech on immigration by President Barack Obama, saying that it was too political, […]

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“Things innocent people would never say for $500, Alex”

There’s a whole lot I want to say tonight, but I just don’t have the time. So I’ll just leave you to ponder these five tweets from President of the United States on your own. OK, I take that back… I do have time for you… If I had to guess, I’d say that we’re […]

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I too have zero tolerance

The above photo, taken by photographer John Moore, shows a heart-broken two year old Honduran asylum seeker being taken from her mother at the US-Mexico border. The scene, sadly, is one that has become all too commonplace these past several weeks, as the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward migrants crossing the southern border has […]

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School shootings, the delay-and-do-nothing right, and those who blame women for “the destabilization of the sexual marketplace”

I’d wanted to write about something else entirely tonight, but then I stumbled across the above tweet, and it sent me tumbling through the looking glass, into a pitch-black world of toxic masculinity and weaponized insecurity, where women, having been debased to the point of no longer being considered human, are seen merely as instruments […]

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Trump was offered a bipartisan government funding bill. He essentially turned it down because it wasn’t racist enough. He owns this government shutdown. And the Democrats should not capitulate.

Some of what you’re about to read may very well be wrong. I don’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of our convoluted government funding mechanisms. I have, however, been trying to follow along, and I wanted to share what I think is going on. As always, if you have an issue with something […]

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