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Charles Blow: "This Is Why I have no patience for liberal talk of reaching out to Trump voters."

Trump is rushing headlong into Muslim bans and mass deportations, wall building and Obamacare dismantling. Indeed, it feels like the campaign promises Trump is keeping have to do with cruelty and those he’s flip-flopping on have to do with character.

For instance, it is now abundantly clear that Trump had no intention whatsoever of draining the swamp in Washington. He is simply restocking it to his liking.

This is why I have no patience for liberal talk of reaching out to Trump voters. There is no more a compromise point with those who accept, promote and defend bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia than there is a designation of “almost pregnant.”

Trump is a cancer on this country and resistance is the remedy. The Trump phenomenon is devoid of compassion, and we must be closed to compromise.



the rest:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/opinion/the-death-of-compassion.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&_r=0&mtrref=www.dailykos.com&gwh=761383194D3603F7898FF0C1AC0C4601&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent

Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened.

SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.

But the real heart of the legislation is what Democrats say is the guilt by association — and giving the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest and everyone who participated. And what’s worse, said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side.

http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2017/02/22/arizona-senate-crackdown-on-protests/

"A Silent Debate"

Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all the Jews had to
convert to Catholicism or leave Italy . There was a huge outcry from the
Jewish community, so the Pope offered a deal: he'd have a religious
debate with the leader of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, they
could stay in Italy ; if the Pope won, they'd have to convert or leave.

The Jewish people met and picked an aged and wise Rabbi to represent them in the debate. However, as the Rabbi spoke no Italian, and the Pope spoke no Yiddish, they agreed that it would be a 'silent' debate.

On the chosen day the Pope and Rabbi sat opposite each other.

The Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.
The Rabbi looked back and raised one finger.

Next, the Pope waved his finger around his head.
The Rabbi pointed to the ground where he sat.

The Pope brought out a communion wafer and a chalice of wine.
The Rabbi pulled out an apple.

With that, the Pope stood up and declared himself beaten and said that the Rabbi was too clever. The Jews could stay in Italy .

Later the Cardinals met with the Pope and asked him what had happened.

The Pope said "First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity.
He responded by holding up a single finger to remind me there is still
only one God common to both our faiths.

Then, I waved my finger
around my head to show him that God was all around us. The Rabbi
responded by pointing to the ground to show that God was also right here
with us.

I pulled out the wine and host to show that through the
perfect sacrifice Jesus has atoned for our sins, but the Rabbi pulled
out an apple to remind me of the original sin. He bested me at every
move and I could not continue."

Meanwhile, the Jewish community gathered to ask the Rabbi how he'd won.

"I haven't a clue" said the Rabbi. "First, he told me that we had three days to get out of Italy , so I gave him the finger.

Then he tells me that the whole country would be cleared of Jews, but I told him emphatically that we were staying right here."

"And then what?" asked a woman.

"Who knows?" said the Rabbi. "He took out his lunch, so I took out mine."


https://blog.culturaldetective.com/2012/10/30/respect-for-all-spiritual-traditions/http://www.aeriagloris.com/Resources/humor/areligiousdebate.htm

This President's Word Is Worth NOTHING.



http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320744-trump-administration-withdraws-protections-for-transgender-students

https://twitter.com/thealisonbecker/status/834692871756263424

Confederate flag "taken down" during reporter's live shot in Charleston.

https://twitter.com/MollyGrantham/status/834575436646588416

The Town Hall

Sen Cotton: My husband is dying-We can't afford health insurance-What kind of insurance do you have?

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/834551871612137472

It lets you hold Presidents attention for a few extra seconds before he wants to change channels"


http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/daily-cartoon-022217-trump-watching-tv

Cartoon: President baby boy

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http://www.dailykos.com/user/Comics/history


http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-twitter-staffer-235263


I keep having to remind myself: He's always lying.

https://twitter.com/metaquest/status/834454913023242241
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