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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:17 PM

Popular Senator meets Somali girl caught up in travel ban

He warms my heart. He's so honest and genuine... such caring and compassion. He's not afraid to tell it like it is.

He KNOWS who the real enemy is and he's not afraid to get his hands dirty. If we had more loyal Democrats just like Franken, the Democrats would be unstoppable!

When I hear him speak or see him in action, I almost start to feel a twinge of hope and optimism.




http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/franken-somali-girl-meeting-trnd/

Franken meets Somali girl caught up in travel ban

US Sen. Al Franken has met with a young Somali girl whose reunion with her mother was delayed by President Donald Trump's travel ban on immigrants from seven countries.
Mushkaad Abdi, 4, had been separated from her mother and older sisters since she was just a few months old.
She finally got a visa to come to the United States, but President Trump signed the executive order barring citizens of seven countries, including Somalia, from entering the country, before she could rejoin her family in Minnesota.

Mushkaad was allowed to come to the United States and rejoin her family on February 2, after a couple of anxious days.
Franken, among those who championed the reunion, met Mushkaad for the first time on Thursday and tweeted a picture of the little girl laughing while shaking his hand.

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Reply Popular Senator meets Somali girl caught up in travel ban (Original post)
NurseJackie Sunday OP
JI7 Sunday #1
Wellstone ruled Sunday #2
hlthe2b Sunday #3
sheshe2 Sunday #4
Fast Walker 52 Sunday #22
sheshe2 Sunday #26
ismnotwasm Sunday #5
SunSeeker Sunday #6
NNadir Sunday #13
MBS Sunday #16
Fast Walker 52 Sunday #23
Ilsa Sunday #7
onecent Sunday #8
mn9driver Sunday #9
Mister Ed Monday #30
Amaryllis Sunday #10
treestar Sunday #11
MuseRider Sunday #12
progressoid Sunday #14
NurseJackie Sunday #15
progressoid Sunday #27
Motley13 Monday #36
MBS Sunday #17
paleotn Sunday #18
samnsara Sunday #19
pnwmom Sunday #20
SunSeeker Sunday #24
JI7 Monday #29
brer cat Sunday #21
Stinky The Clown Sunday #25
Cha Monday #28
NurseJackie Monday #32
Cha Monday #33
Blue_Warrior Monday #31
George II Monday #34
More_Cowbell Monday #35
ehrnst Monday #37
BHDem53 Tuesday #38
LuckyLib Tuesday #39

Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:23 PM

1. love this man

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:30 PM

2. Way to go Al.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:46 PM

3. Don't mind me... my eyes are just watering a bit.

Terrific, Al. The media needs to publicize stories such as this little girl's to the nth degree. Those who hide behind a self-described "Christianity" but support the most cruel and unChristian acts this country is committing need to be shamed 24/7.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:53 PM

4. What a beautiful picture.

Love Al.

Thanks Jackie...that put a smile on my face.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:12 PM

22. It is! It's just a magic image

like we see once in a while with our best politicians

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:27 PM

26. Mushkaad looks so happy.

Thanks to our Democratic Senator for his love and caring. We need many many more like him. He inspires!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:55 PM

5. K&R

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:00 PM

6. Franken would make a great President. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:02 PM

13. The more I see, the more I agree. n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:12 PM

16. " " " " n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:12 PM

23. I sure hope he runs!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:01 PM

7. She's dangerous!

That smile is killing me, it's so beautiful!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:15 PM

8. K & R...I love Al!!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:22 PM

9. Looks like the Science Museum in St. Paul.

I'm glad Al has Wellstone's seat.

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Response to mn9driver (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:21 AM

30. That's it! I knew it looked familar, but couldn't place it. n/t

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:33 PM

10. Wyden and Merkley are like that too. I felt so much better after going to Wyden town halls.

His aide told me there are a lot of really good people working on all this behind the scenes, so don't give up hope.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:37 PM

11. Awesome!

Another example of the stupidity of Orange Disaster's travel ban.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:38 PM

12. That is probably exactly how I would look

if I was fortunate enough to meet him. I loved him as a comedian and as writer and as a member of the Democratic team. There is a warm sense of good will in this man. I may not always agree with him but I would have a problem believing he was doing what he does from a selfish place.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:05 PM

14. Yeah, but look at that face!

That's a terrorist in the making!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:09 PM

15. And her sweet soulful trusting eyes...


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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:25 PM

27. She's beautiful!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:19 PM

36. OMG, A FUTURE TERRORIST


sorry for shouting but that little person looks soooo dangerous.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:15 PM

17. Thank you, Al.

This is good government, this is the America that makes me proud.
Franken is one of the people who give me hope for the future.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:21 PM

18. Thanks! Warms the ole heart. n/k

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:42 PM

19. i loved him from SNL....

...and Air America. Whatta guy!!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:44 PM

20. We're very fortunate Al Franken decided to change careers! n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:20 PM

24. Yes indeed. I liked him on SNL. I LOVE him in the Senate. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:46 AM

29. i think male comedians tend to be more liberal than most men

many of Clinton's biggest male supporters were comedians .

to be a good comedian you kind of need to have a good understanding of how the world is so that's not surprising.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:52 PM

21. Awesome!

What a joyful face.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:21 PM

25. What a delightfully guileless smile on that little girl's face.

Thanks, Al!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:41 AM

28. I love Senator Al Franken..

Mahalo for making us more aware of what he's up to these terrible days into the trump/putin takeover, Jackie!

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:00 AM

32. Awww... you're welcome, Cha!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:05 AM

33. Good Morning!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:21 AM

31. Leadership and compassion - I love it

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:24 PM

34. Beautiful picture, great that he could help the family reunite.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:48 PM

35. Kids can tell

You can see she trusts him and is completely at ease with him, unlike the props some politicians try to use.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:43 PM

37. GIVE ME more of this kind of "establishment" Dem. He gets shit DONE. (nt)

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:33 AM

38. This isn't fair

Minnesota has Franken and Klobuchar and I have Thune, Rounds and Noem.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:29 PM

39. What a beautiful young girl -- she, along with many others, are the future of a peaceful world.

Franken is terrific. He genuinely enjoys people.

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