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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:26 PM

Hawaii fires back at Jeff Sessions after he called the state 'an island in the Pacific Ocean'

Source: Business Insider



Madeleine Sheehan Perkins
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Hawaii lawmakers are firing back at US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who slammed a Hawaii federal judge who blocked the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Sessions referred to Federal Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, as "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" during an appearance on The Mark Levin Show, CNN reported on Thursday.

Sessions said the travel ban was "clearly" in Trump's "statutory and Constitutional power."

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"Our federal courts, established under article III of the Constitution, are co-equal partners with Congress and the President. It is disappointing AG Sessions does not acknowledge that," Chin's statement read.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/hawaii-fires-back-at-jeff-sessions-2017-4

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Reply Hawaii fires back at Jeff Sessions after he called the state 'an island in the Pacific Ocean' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2017 OP
Raine1967 Apr 2017 #1
Kablooie Apr 2017 #17
jrthin Apr 2017 #2
3catwoman3 Apr 2017 #3
roamer65 Apr 2017 #4
Judi Lynn Apr 2017 #5
Motley13 Apr 2017 #27
LuckyLib Apr 2017 #24
SCVDem Apr 2017 #6
IllinoisBirdWatcher Apr 2017 #7
cubbies01 Apr 2017 #8
Judi Lynn Apr 2017 #14
turbinetree Apr 2017 #9
CTyankee Apr 2017 #21
turbinetree Apr 2017 #29
benld74 Apr 2017 #10
nini Apr 2017 #11
Doreen Apr 2017 #12
Girard442 Apr 2017 #18
Doreen Apr 2017 #23
NYC Liberal Apr 22 #30
yardwork Apr 22 #33
Aristus Apr 2017 #13
crazycatlady Apr 2017 #26
Steven Maurer Apr 22 #34
Mendocino Apr 2017 #15
Skittles Apr 2017 #16
El Mimbreno Apr 2017 #22
Dammit Jim Apr 2017 #19
George II Apr 2017 #20
ck4829 Apr 2017 #25
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2017 #28
dalton99a Apr 22 #31
Paladin Apr 22 #32

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:38 PM

1. When I read what he said, I felt like he was

refusing to acknowledge Hawaii as a state. That was disturbing, and as the article stated:

Dog Whistle politics.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:31 AM

17. Well Obama grew up there so of course the US should sever relations with it.

Anything related to Obama is pure evil according to republican dogma.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:56 PM

2. Is there a sane, capable person in this WH? nt

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Response to jrthin (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:58 PM

3. No.

Not so far as I can tell.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:01 PM

4. He's an inbred piece of shit.

Enuff said.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:07 PM

5. Nothing else seems to cover it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:56 PM

27. bet the racist can't play a banjo, so is there anything he can do besides making everyone's

life hell on earth.

You can say Alabama did one thing smart, they got rid of this asshole.




Hard to believe he had any dealings with Russians, he is so stupid, I'm sure he gave them a chuckle.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:37 PM

24. I am taking a class from a faculty member raised in Alabama. Now retired. Just

last night she stated that Alabama is a Sessions family political dynasty. Mayors, state legislators, commissioners, judges, you name it. Everywhere. Inbred is right.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:14 PM

6. What an arrogant ass!

He feels entitled to always win, regardless!

Sessions has no fucks to give about anyone but himself and his cronies.

Since Pearl and statehood, I doubt anyone has questioned Hawaii's place in our union.

It's obvious Sessions wouldn't understand what "Book'em Danno" means and never watched Magnum P.I.. That was when America met Hawaii in living color. This guy has to go!

Lock him up!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:17 PM

7. He can't acknowledge what he is unable to understand. eom

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:19 PM

8. Levin

I think in some ways the most disturbing part of all this is that the US AG is making appearances on the Mark Levin show.

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Response to cubbies01 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:54 AM

14. That puts him in the certifiable range. Jeez. Welcome to D.U., cubbies01.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:25 PM

9. Maybe Mr. Sessions should be worried about TREASON

after all, he LIED to a sitting member of the Senate




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:33 AM

21. Another SNL routine with Kate McKinnon as Sessions!

Maybe they'll have something whipped up by then. These repukes certainly offer rich material!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:31 PM

29. After seeing what Maddow said tonight about the properties

and USA reporting that this "guy" and his family has over 250 million in properties up for sale, and how someone can pad these sales, without any knowledge of where these monies are coming from because of the LLC moniker behind the transactions hides on who they are--------I hope SNL has a bit on this , it maybe funny but it will be eye opening for a lot of people that are tracking SNL right now.

Tomorrow going to go and March for Science

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:25 PM

10. Sessions is a bad case of Little Man Syndrome

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:44 PM

11. Well Obama was born there so it's another country - remember?

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Response to nini (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:23 AM

12. I was thinking that myself.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:05 AM

18. Onionesque headline: "New Evidence Barack Obama born on an Island in the Pacific!"

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:07 PM

23. OMG!! that is so hilarious.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 01:21 AM

30. You joke, but...

Cokie Roberts on Obama's vacation: "I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state," but it looks "foreign, exotic"

On the August 10 edition of ABC's This Week, ABC News political analyst Cokie Roberts criticized Sen. Barack Obama -- who was born in Hawaii -- for "going off this week to a vacation in Hawaii," which she said "does not make any sense whatsoever." Roberts stated: "I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place." Roberts continued: "He should be in Myrtle Beach, and, you know, if he's going to take a vacation at this time."

https://mediamatters.org/video/2008/08/10/cokie-roberts-on-obamas-vacation-i-know-his-gra/144326

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 09:57 AM

33. What does Cokie have to say about Trump's vacations?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:50 AM

13. Next up: Jeff Sessions' Alaska - "A real, real cold place up thar North a ways..."

Just as with his assessment of Hawaii, (an island in the Pacific) technically true, but missing all of the really important details.

I'm guessing Sessions just isn't a details boy...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:52 PM

26. But Alaska gave the GOP their hope for women

Caribou Barbie

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 03:19 PM

34. But Alaska has snow...

And that makes it white. So, A-Ok in Sessons' book.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:34 AM

15. Why not a series of tubes?

Good grief, the right sure has some dullards.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:54 AM

16. they're not a REAL state, you know, like KANSAS

they're......FOREIGNERS!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:38 AM

22. Of course they're foreigners...

so many of them are, are... brown!

Guess that's why some people think New Mexico is another country; 38% white non-Hispanic.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:25 AM

19. People are Majorly Pissed

 

I'm not a native, but the wife and I moved to the Aloha State when I retired a couple years back, and our neighbors are mad as flaming HELL about Sessions. Me too, though the insult doesn't cut as deeply.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:32 AM

20. Sad that the Attorney General doesn't understand this. Could it be because Obama was born there?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:50 PM

25. Kick

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:03 PM

28. Frightening that such a stupid and racist man as sessions is anywhere near our government

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 08:42 AM

31. More racist idiocy from the Russia-loving Southern White Christian Little Man

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 08:57 AM

32. Jeff Sessions, I christen thee "ULSWALD."

If Sessions can insult Hawaii by dismissing it as a mere "island in the Pacific," I can certainly feel free to claim Sessions is nothing more than an "Ugly Little Shrimp With A Law Degree."

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