Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Wait for the Next Trump Outrage

On the heels of Sessions's apparently forgettable meetings with the Russian ambassador. one may reasonably expect that some senior Trumper, if not Donnie himself, will say or do something outrageous to break the news cycle about his Russian problem.

Maybe Trump will lash out, again, at immigrants committing crimes, even though the truth is that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born citizens.

Or maybe he'll try again for his travel ban, ignoring the fact that the premise for his ban is all bullshit.

It'll be something, for that's how he rolls: Give them the old razzle-dazzle.
Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if, in fact, you're just disgusting?
Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll never catch wise!

6 comments:

DTWND said...

I thought the administration's travel ban had to be issued to protect the citizens from terrorism from those seven countries. But the ban was stayed, illegally according to Trump. My question would be, if it was so urgent to get the ban in place, why has it taken three weeks and a new ban still has not been implemented? Has the danger to the citizenry passed?

Dale

dinthebeast said...

Dale:
They were gonna release it yesterday, but they didn't want to "step on the good reaction" to the speech in the media.

-Doug in Oakland

DTWND said...

Exactly my point, Doug. It's MUCH more important to get 'feel good' press, than issue the presidential order that saves us citizens!!!


Dale

dinthebeast said...
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dinthebeast said...

So it looks like another DHS/interagency document was leaked with a whole different angle on why the travel ban won't work:

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trms-exclusive-dhs-document-undermines-trump-case-travel-ban

(scroll down below the video for the actual document)

-Doug in Oakland

B said...

So what is the percentage of illegal immigrants who commit crimes vs the percentage of citizens?

The article uses numbers of crimes, but fails to do percentages, which makes me think they are hiding something because of their omission.

Bar graphs are fine (and impressive, to those who don't look at the data), as long as they tell us something. Which these don't.

I'm not saying you are wrong, just that the article doesn't really prove you are right.