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Just in case you ever wondered:

https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/1148751710057353223?s=20

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jul 9, 2019, 09:02 PM (2 replies)

Well, I just got an email from my Senator, Tom Cotton, begging for money.

I answered him saying that every time he hits me up for a donation, I'm going to make a donation to a Democratic candidate. This time I made a donation to Amy McGrath who is challenging Mitch McConnell.

I assume that someone monitors that email account. I wonder how long before they drop me from their list.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:18 PM (22 replies)

Barr Won't Recuse Himself From New Case Against Jeffrey Epstein

Source: Bloomberg

Attorney General William Barr won’t recuse himself from involvement in the new charges filed against alleged sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein by federal prosecutors in New York, according to a Justice Department official.

Barr made the decision on Tuesday after consulting with career ethics officials at the department, said the official, who asked not to be identified discussing a sensitive matter.

Barr weighed whether he would have to remove himself from involvement in the case in part because Epstein had previously hired lawyers from the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Barr served as counsel to the law firm before becoming attorney general.

But Barr has recused himself from any retrospective review of the Justice Department’s decision more than a decade ago letting Epstein avoid prosecution on federal sex-trafficking offenses in Florida and the decades of prison time that he could have faced if convicted.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-09/barr-won-t-recuse-himself-from-new-case-against-jeffrey-epstein
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jul 9, 2019, 12:14 PM (45 replies)

I wish someone would invent . . .

https://twitter.com/EricIdle/status/1148499328119562240?s=20


Eric Idle

@EricIdle
I wish someone would invent a phone where you can actually hear someone’s voice instead of having to type all the time.

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2:49 AM - Jul 9, 2019
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Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:17 AM (2 replies)

I missed this tweet yesterday, but it's a must read.

https://twitter.com/SethCotlar/status/1147002848019750912?s=20


Seth Cotlar
@SethCotlar
Put ye powder hornes and buckled shoes in ye olde bins. Poultices over 3 ounces must be left with the magistrate and can be retrieved at ye postmaster’s office upon return. Muskets and pipes are stryctly forbidden on board ye airecrafte. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories

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11:42 PM - Jul 4, 2019
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Jul 6, 2019, 10:10 AM (2 replies)

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele explains how to spot Trump's lies.

https://crooksandliars.com/2019/07/deadline-wh-panel-loses-it-over-michael?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=17724

So, Michael Steele listened to Nicolle Wallace's panel's discussion on birtherism, first against President Obama, and coming out since January with intensity against Candidate/Senator Kamala Harris, and then he gave us something slightly more nuanced about how to detect the lies.

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STEELE: Listening to clip on birtherism and everything else that the president says, America, here is your tell, whenever the president says, "Well, I've heard..." shut it down, stop it, call it a lie and move on. Because the next sentence, word, phrase out of his mouth will be a lie. I want to know who are all of these people talking to him, telling him this information he's spewing out? "Oh, I hear there were 500,000 people, not 50,000." I mean, You're correcting -- or at that moment he's correcting Putin when Putin said 25 million people that, presumably the president of the country should know how many people died in World War II and Trump comes back, "I hear it was 50 million." Stop. It. Press, don't write that story. It is a lie. Whenever he comes out with the "I heard..." or "People say..." that's a tell...
WALLACE: ...Or, "My friend Jimmy." Jimmy's never real. He doesn't know anyone named JIMMY!

STEELE: Jimmy doesn't exist! Jimmy is in his HEEEAAAAADDDD. Jimmy is running from THIS eyeball to THAT eyeball. Okay? Can you understand that? Lemme tell you where Jimmy plays! He's right here...this eyeball to that eyeball. That's the space, people.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Jul 6, 2019, 09:51 AM (50 replies)

REMBER

https://twitter.com/wrong_rachel/status/1146914439641403392?s=20

https://twitter.com/wrong_rachel/status/1146914439641403392/photo/1
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Jul 5, 2019, 08:28 AM (7 replies)

What a Pediatrician Saw Inside a Border Patrol Warehouse

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/07/border-patrols-oversight-sick-migrant-children/593224/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20190703&silverid-ref=MzIxODYxNzA2MDE2S0

MCALLEN, Texas—Inside the Border Patrol warehouse on Ursula Avenue, Dolly Lucio Sevier saw a baby who’d been fed from the same unwashed bottle for days; children showing signs of malnutrition and dehydration; and several kids who, in her medical opinion, were exhibiting clear evidence of psychological trauma. More than 1,000 migrant children sat in the detention facility here, and Sevier, a local pediatrician, had been examining as many as she could, one at a time. But she wasn’t permitted to enter the area where they were being held, many of them in cages, and find the sickest kids to examine. Instead, in a nearby room, she manually reviewed a 50-page printout of that day’s detainees, and highlighted the names of children with a 2019 birth date—the babies—before moving on to the toddlers.


When it was almost time to leave, Sevier asked to see a 3-year-old girl, and then two other children. But by that point, the friendly and accommodating Border Patrol agent assisting her earlier in the day had been replaced by a dour guard, wearing a surgical mask, who claimed that he couldn’t find the toddler. “We can wait,” Sevier said, as she recalled to me in an interview. Her tone was polite but firm; she knew that she had the right under a federal court settlement to examine whomever she liked.

“She’s having a bath,” Sevier recalled the guard as saying, a luxury one official told her is available only to babies removed from their guardians. In the facility’s standard cages, there is no soap or showering for the kids. Though 72 hours is the longest a minor can be legally confined in such a facility, some had been there almost a month. Sevier waited.


Finally, the guard returned with news. He had found the girls after all. “We located the bodies,” he said, in paramilitary slang. “I’ll bring them right in.”


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jul 3, 2019, 08:00 PM (1 replies)

the Divine Miss M has written a poem.

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1146127940486402052?s=20


Bette Midler

@BetteMidler
He’s demanding big tanks on the mall,
For his Fourth of July Big Ass Ball
He wants soldiers, firecrackers,
Flyovers and Fox yakkers
And your taxes to pay for it all!!
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jul 2, 2019, 04:50 PM (3 replies)

'It is immoral': Former first lady Laura Bush criticizes the separation of migrant children

Former US first lady Laura Bush rarely speaks out on political issues but on Sunday she openly criticized the Trump administration's separation of children from their parents along the border.

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"The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders. I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," Bush wrote.

"Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso."

Bush then said the detention facilities being used to house thousands of children are "eerily reminiscent" of the internment camps that held 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and are "now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history."

https://www.businessinsider.com/laura-bush-calls-separation-of-migrant-children-from-parents-immoral-2018-6


We need more Republicans to take a stand on this issue.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:07 AM (21 replies)
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