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Utahs Mia Love, the only Haitian-American in Congress, says Trump should apologize

Utah’s Mia Love, the only Haitian-American in Congress, says Trump should apologize for his ‘s---hole’ comment

Washington • Rep. Mia Love, a Utah Republican and the only Haitian-American in Congress, called on President Donald Trump to apologize Thursday after reports said he questioned why the United States was allowing immigrants from “s---hole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

“The president’[s] comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values,” Love said in a statement, noting that her parents, Mary and Jean Maxime Bourdeau, emigrated from Haiti and made their home in America. “This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation.”

Her parents, she said, took an oath to their adopted country and “took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with.”

“They never took a thing from our federal government,” she added. “They worked hard, paid taxes, and rose from nothing to take care of and provide opportunities for their children. They taught their children to do the same. That’s the American Dream. The president must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned.”

LINK: https://www.sltrib.com/pb/news/politics/2018/01/12/utahs-mia-love-the-only-haitian-american-in-congress-says-trump-should-apologize-for-his-s-hole-comment
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:01 PM (7 replies)

WIN!!WIN!!WIN!! Kick to 'ppreciate Doug Jones, and waggle the bird at DJT

The dam breaks here. The Trump stamp of approval is the new kiss of death. YEEHAW!!!
Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Dec 12, 2017, 11:50 PM (5 replies)

Still sorta new here at DU. Is it OK to start a Mueller appreciation thread? If so, this is that.

I know he's not really a partisan, and I know where he is he lands well to the right of most everybody here, but, man, I sure am feeling a lot of appreciation for the special prosecutor today. All politics aside. I'm encouraged that our system, the great American experiment, has the institutions in place that will bring down a demagogue like the shitstain in the White House (my apologies to all real stains of shit).
Posted by malchickiwick | Sat Dec 2, 2017, 01:59 AM (26 replies)

Trump to visit Salt Lake City on Monday, will announce a smaller Bears Ears and Grand Staircase

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

President Donald Trump will fly into Utah on Monday to announce that he’ll shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, sources familiar with the trip confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune. Trump will travel to Salt Lake City for the announcement to change the boundaries of the two monuments but will not visit them, the sources said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the trip.

The White House said last month the president would travel to Utah to make an announcement on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to change the monuments. Trump had ordered a review of all monuments designated under the Antiquities Act going back to 1996, a time period that included President Bill Clinton’s naming of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Sen. Orrin Hatch and other Utah officials have pressed for changes to the monuments, which cover large swaths of federal lands in the southern portion of the state. Environmentalists and tribes have said they will seek legal action to stop any changes, which they don’t believe are authorized under the 1906 Antiquities Act.

“The tribes view this as an affront to themselves and their own self determination,” said Natalie Landreth, senior staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund. “All of us, all five tribes will be suing jointly the day he makes an announcement.”

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/11/28/trump-to-visit-salt-lake-city-on-monday-will-announce-a-smaller-bears-ears-and-grand-staircase/

This is a shame. These monuments are priceless pieces of our shared land, and sacred to many whose roots go very deep there.

I am quite sure that Liddle Donnie Bone-Spur could really use a good, long dose of wilderness a la Teddy Roosevelt; such solitude is healing and rejuvenating for most people, but I doubt that the grouchy, disapproving daddy's voice in dotard's head would quiet down long enough for all the wild landscapes in the world to get through to him. SAD!
Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Nov 28, 2017, 04:03 PM (6 replies)

Shout Out to Dem Voters in Utah's Third!!

I know it is one of the reddest districts in the country, and that Kathie Allen is a long shot to take the seat Chapped-Ass vacated in such a cowardly fashion. Still: Please Get Out there today (unless, of course, you voted early)!!


P.S. I lived in UT County nearly 20 years (raised three non-Mo kids there), and now live in a wonderfully blue county in NV (we don't have a thing on the ballot today).
Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:39 AM (9 replies)

Everyone is wondering WHO; I am also wondering WHAT.

What crime(s) will be charged?

Not being a lawyer, I'm not really clear on what potential crimes could be charged, but I really want it to be something SERIOUS -- not just a parking ticket, if you get my drift.

Is there any light anybody has or can shed on what the indictment might contain? Much obliged.
Posted by malchickiwick | Sat Oct 28, 2017, 11:21 AM (10 replies)

WaPo: Bob Corker sounds like hes making a case for removing Trump from office

Early in this onslaught against Trump, Corker assured us that he considers all of his words carefully. “I don’t make comments I haven’t thought about,” he told ABC News. In other words: He truly believes all this stuff, and he's not just flying off the handle.

Which leads to the next question: If you truly believe all of that, wouldn't you also believe that Trump should be removed from office?

Corker's comments sure seem to be trending in that direction — whether he intends it or not. The senator is describing Trump as an imminent threat to American government and American lives. He's suggesting Trump is damaging American society. He says Trump isn't only failing, but that he's “unable to rise to the occasion." He suggests Trump was ready to do crazy things before Corker intervened and put a stop to it. He's basically arguing that Trump is derelict in his duties as president, or unfit for the office.

Depending upon whom you ask, that could be approaching grounds for impeachment — or the less likely option of removal via the 25th Amendment, in which Trump would be declared unfit by his own Cabinet.

Much more at link. A VERY interesting take on the "feud" between Corker and Donnie Bone-Spur, in my humble.

Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Oct 24, 2017, 03:14 PM (3 replies)

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart tweets, then deletes post about liberals wetting their pants over Trump spee

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Washington • Rep. Chris Stewart poked fun at liberals in a tweet this week about their reaction to President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations — but then quickly deleted the post.
“Laughing,” Stewart tweeted. “Liberals going nuts after prez UN speech. His idea = defend freedom. Their respond = drink 18 glasses of water and wet pants.”
Trump’s speech, in which he called North Korea’s Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” and declared that he would “totally destroy” the country if it continued its nuclear missile program, was roundly criticized by the left but welcomed by the right.
Stewart has more than 11,500 followers on Twitter.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/09/21/utahs-stewart-tweets-then-deletes-post-about-liberals-wetting-their-pants-over-trump-speech/

"Their respond" ...ugh
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Sep 21, 2017, 07:44 PM (20 replies)

Something we'd never say: God is punishing Texas for sending its electoral college votes to him.

Why does our side never say stuff like this? Because that would be stupid beyond all measure, and even the least of us tend to be far more rational and thoughtful than the brightest of the dim bulbs on the other side. It also shows why they seem to succeed beyond expectations. I mean, think about it; how easy would it be to lead a bunch of sheep stupid enough to think that natural disasters, etc., are the retributions of some angry, patriarchal deity.

The thought just occurred to me and I thought I'd share
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Aug 25, 2017, 10:45 PM (5 replies)

Should the fasces on the wall of the House of Representatives be taken down? I'm torn.

On the one hand it is the original symbol of fascism (not to mention the source of the word itself) and has been embraced by neoNazis as well. The wanna-be soldiers of Vanguard America uses the symbol on their plastic shields during their various circle jerks.

On the other hand, I understand why the founders and subsequent generations embraced the symbol. The American Republic was inspired by the Roman Republic, and the fasces does represent e pluribus unum.

The symbol also appears in many other places, by the way. For years it was on the back of the dime. It is also worked into the chair in the Lincoln Memorial.

Anyway, I know there are much more pressing issues out there. But in light of the current national debate over other public displays in the Capitol building, I couldn't help think about the prominent display of the fasces in the House chamber. Notice how they flank the Speaker's rostrum.

Posted by malchickiwick | Sat Aug 19, 2017, 12:02 PM (7 replies)
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