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-No Shoes, -No Shirt, -No Rudimentary Human Decency, No Service.

Rachel Maddow: "They're threatening children"











https://twitter.com/RichardPMacLean/status/1011418296468426753

Rachel Maddow obtains video of inside New York detention facility from woman who quit her job
MORE PLUS VIDEOS:
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/rachel-maddow-obtains-video-inside-new-york-detention-facility-woman-quit-job/

When you fuck with people's lives, you should not be surprised when theyb decide to fuck with yours.

One thing that people who wield great power often fail to viscerally understand is what it feels like to have power wielded against you. This imbalance is the source of many of the most monstrous decisions that get made by powerful people and institutions. The people who start the wars do not have bombs dropped on their houses. The people who pass the laws that incarcerate others never have to face the full force of the prison system themselves. The people who design the economic system that inflicts poverty on millions are themselves rich. This sort of insulation from the real world consequences of political and economic decisions makes it very easy for powerful people to approve of things happening to the rest of us that they would never, ever tolerate themselves. No health insurance CEO would watch his child die due to their inability to afford quality health care. No chickenhawk Congressman will be commanding a tank battle in Iran. No opportunistic race-baiting politician will be shunned because of their skin color. Zealots condemn gay people—except for their own gay children. The weed-smoking of young immigrants should get them deported—but our own weed-smoking was a youthful indiscretion. Environmentalist celebrities fly on carbon-spouting private jets. Banks make ostentatious charity donations while raking in billions from investments in defense contractors and gun manufacturers and oil companies. This is human nature. It is very, very easy to do things that hurt others as long as those same things benefit, rather than hurt, you. Self-justification is a specialty of mankind.


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This is all going to get more extreme. And it should. We are living in extreme times. The harm that is being done to all of us by the people in the American government is extreme. To imagine that Mexican immigrants should happily cook for and serve meals to people who enable a man who is determined to demonize and persecute them as subhuman criminals is far more outrageous than the idea that those enablers should not be served in restaurants. I do not believe that Trump administration officials should be able to live their lives in peace and affluence while they inflict serious harms on large portions of the American population. Not being able to go to restaurants and attend parties and be celebrated is just the minimum baseline here. These people, who are pushing America merrily down the road to fascism and white nationalism, are delusional if they do not think that the backlash is going to get much worse. Wait until the recession comes. Wait until Trump starts a war. Wait until the racism this administration is stoking begins to explode into violence more frequently. Read a fucking history book. Read a recent history book. The U.S. had thousands of domestic bombings per year in the early 1970s. This is what happens when citizens decide en masse that their political system is corrupt, racist, and unresponsive. The people out of power have only just begun to flex their dissatisfaction. The day will come, sooner that you all think, when Trump administration officials will look back fondly on the time when all they had to worry about was getting hollered at at a Mexican restaurant. When you aggressively fuck with people’s lives, you should not be surprised when they decide to fuck with yours.




The rest:
https://splinternews.com/this-is-just-the-beginning-1827099100

Trump approval went from 45-50 to 41-55 in a week



https://news.gallup.com/home.aspx
https://twitter.com/jonfavs/status/1011294569411969029

Word






https://twitter.com/veggie64_leslie/status/1011069833730052102

".......the Rs go wild."




Now you have the highest levels of the White House fanning the flames of violence against everyone who owns any restaurant that happens to be named “Red Hen.”


@DavidCornDC

This sums up the whole silly debate over civility. Trump debases the national discourse with bigotry, malice, and lies. GOP cozies up to and protects birthers, extremists, and white nationalists. Yet when Sanders, an enabler of much of this, is denied service, the Rs go wild











The Virginia Republican Party has yet to respond to comment requests about their Senate nominee Corey Stewart endorsing a pro-white nationalist in November but is organizing a boycott of Red Hen.







https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/1011279597315424257
https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/1011290655912550401
https://twitter.com/colincampbell/status/1011297512987267073
https://www.salon.com/2016/12/10/pizzagate-explained-everything-you-want-to-know-about-the-comet-ping-pong-pizzeria-conspiracy-theory-but-are-too-afraid-to-search-for-on-reddit/

The problem for Trumplorables is, WE DO CARE-

ABOUT GETTING THEM OUT OF OFFICE



https://twitter.com/MorinToon/status/1010361925799161858

Miss Manners & "the world of civilized behavior"

https://twitter.com/RealMissManners/status/1006719038125461504

This is painfully brilliant.

Ricky Gervais:

Suggesting that all immigrants are like gang members is like suggesting that all Americans are like Trump.



https://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1010930713556930562

Why must we say those words, some of the children ask at the shelter in Brownsville TX?










https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1011075614244208642
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