Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"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

Monday, September 2, 2019

Cruelty Isn't a Bug, It's the Point

The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would reconsider its decision to force immigrants facing life-threatening health crises to return to their home countries, an abrupt move last month that generated public outrage and was roundly condemned by the medical establishment.

On Aug. 7, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, without public notice, eliminated a “deferred action” program that had allowed immigrants to avoid deportation while they or their relatives were undergoing lifesaving medical treatment.

The agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, had sent letters informing those who had asked for a renewal, which the immigrants must make every two years, that it was no longer entertaining such requests. The letters said that the immigrants must leave the country within 33 days, or face deportation.
In other words: "Go Home and Die."

This has Stephen Miller's and Trump's fingerprints all over it. I'd call them "monsters", but Godzilla and Frankenstein would probably then have a claim for defamation.

"Reconsidering" means that they'll still do it, after everyone has moved off to Trump's next outrage. Such as his clear idiocy.


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Joan said...

I get the impression that about half of this country is proud of cruelty inflicted on others. I used to think that my country would never stand for a government policy of torture. I then found out that we would not only acquiesce to such a policy but would actually exult and caper and cheer. Why be surprised that our policies and actions toward young children are cruel? We will do it to them. We will do it to our own. It is who we are.

dinthebeast said...

Watch what they do, not what they say. They SAID they weren't separating any more kids from their parents at the border last year, and now more that 900 separations later, they are still doing it.

-Doug in Oakland