We all know by now that Corey Lewandowski disgustingly and viscously mocked a 10-year old child, with Down syndrome. The child was separated from her mother at the southern border, thanks to Trump’s monstrous child separation policy. A disgusting response, but not disgusting enough for someone we know—President Trump rewarded Lewandowski by inviting him on Air Force One. Folks this is the low, low character of Trump. This is why it was so easy for him to separate and lock up children. He rewards those that are a shadowy reflection of him. The lower the character, the more sleazy you are, the more Trump likes you. These people are vicious, with absolutely no character. They have zero empathy. It does not exist. They are not human in any sense of the word. Trump and his cohorts should be treated as such. xÃ°ÂÂ¤Â¦Ã°ÂÂÂ½Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂÃ¯Â¸ÂÃ°ÂÂ¤Â¦Ã°ÂÂÂ½Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂÃ¯Â¸ÂÃ°ÂÂ¤Â¦Ã°ÂÂÂ½Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂÃ¯Â¸Â No words. #CongratulationsYouPlayedYourself#EbrointheMorning https://t.co/YTFbYnPzE9— EBRO In The Morning (@EBROINTHEAM) June 20, 2018 xCorey Lewandowski accompanies Trump on AF One for political trip today to Vegas. Trump likes to reward those who perform well on TV defending him. Like Ã¢ÂÂWAH WAHÃ¢ÂÂ— Jackie Calmes (@jackiekcalmes) June 23, 2018 xPresident Trump invites Corey Lewandowski to join him today on Air Force One. One knew Donald Trump has no sense of decency. But of those who still support or rationalize Trump, of those who equivocate and straddle, one has to ask: Have they no sense of decency, at long last?— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 23, 2018
Campaign Action Fox News may have a hardcore audience that won’t tune to another other news source, but advertisers are far more discerning. Companies want to sell their products and services to the widest swath of people possible. Not to mention they have obligations to uphold their own ethical standards, including managing a diverse workforce and of course, delivering to shareholders. It’s hard to do that when your brand is associated with and sponsoring racism, bigotry, sexism or xenophobia. That leads us to Laura Ingraham, the nighttime Fox News host of The Igraham Angle and longtime Republican advocate. After images and stories of thousands of immigrant children being taken from their parents along the Southern border, some as young as 8 months old, Fox News hosts were working overtime to try and change the mounting public relations nightmare for the Trump administration. They ended up with a day of programming that might have been the most embarrassing day in the network's history. From claiming the cages holding children are really just “walls from chain-link fencing” to slamming critics as people who hate this country, Laura Ingraham cheerily brushed off these detention centers, where toddlers and young children are reportedly left to fend for themselves with little care, crying endlessly and learning to change one another’s diapers as nothing more than summer camps or boarding schools. Hard to say what kind of summer camp she sends her kids to, but our kid is zip lining, taking care of gibbon monkeys, learning campfire songs and making s’mores at camp right now. Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor David Hogg launched a boycott against Laura Ingraham after the segment and *at least* one major advertiser has pulled the plug. From Politico: The media and internet company IAC will no longer be running ads for HomeAdvisor or Angie’s List on the show, an IAC spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. The day after Ingraham’s statements, David Hogg, a survivor of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, called on advertisers, including IAC, to boycott Ingraham, a reprise of the highly successful boycott campaign he launched against her in April, after she insulted him on Twitter.
This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the June 16 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. At Progress Texas, Glenn W. Smith writes—Silence of the Wolves: As the world knows – and as religious leaders of all faiths have rightly condemned – Donald Trump has begun a policy of kidnapping immigrant children from their mothers and fathers and placing them in internment camps. In Texas. You read that right. Concentration camps for children. In our state. There’s one in Brownsville, in an abandoned Walmart. They are also building a camp of tents in the desert sun outside El Paso. Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, says the policy is intended to send a message to others fleeing violence and murder in Central and South America and coming to our border to seek asylum. Don’t come here, is the message. Trump is holding children hostage and demanding ransom from parents. “You can stay there and die, or come here and lose your children,” reads Trump’s ransom note. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans are lying about a provision they say will prohibit the kidnapping. It’s in the more moderate of two pending immigration bills, they claim. But it’s not. What’s there is simply permissive language leaving the decision to ICE. And through all of this, like the good followers they are, Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and most other Texas Republicans are silent. It should not be hard for Texas parents to think how they’d feel if government thugs snatched their children from their arms and sent them to internment camps.
Everyone knows that overprotective dad trope. Dads guarding their daughters from predatory boys and men have long been fodder for films, country songs, and uncomfortable conversations everywhere. It’s one of those creepy things society knows is wrong, but still chooses to embrace: everyone knows that boys better beware of Daddy! Heck, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp even made it part of his gubernatorial campaign (you can watch the stomach-turning video below). There’s even an entire Etsy market designed to help today’s babies tell the world that their father is more dangerous than the average Daddy, simply because he’s a cop. These onesies are adorable, aren’t they? As too many people of color know, not being white is cause for suspicion to everyday citizens and police alike. And few things make white men more angry, or more dangerous, than the thought of black men fraternizing with white women. Even when they actually weren’t. xOne thing that struck me while visiting the lynching museum and memorial was just how often the defense of white women was used as the rationale for the murder of black menÃ¢ÂÂ¦ Ã°ÂÂ¤ÂÃ°ÂÂ¤ÂÃ°ÂÂ¤ÂÃ¢ÂÂ Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 27, 2018 Research also indicates that family violence is two to four times more likely to happen in homes with police officers, but perpetrators are far less likely to be punished for it by their blue brethren. It was these terrible but real aspects of of our society that combined into a terrible, horrifying, but thankfully not-deadly stew in Lorain, Ohio, this April, when a white police officer abused his power in myriad ways—all to get his 18-year-old daughter away from her black boyfriend. It’s unclear whether that ol’ dad-rage led Patrolman John Kovach Jr. to forget that his dash cam was on, or if he just thought he’d get away with it; either way, the video is terrifying in its ordinariness. A total of five people suffer at Kovach’s hands—including his daughter—before the not-quite-nine-minute clip ends.
What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Tragedy and resiliency: It's been nine months since Maria hit Puerto Rico, by Denise Oliver Velez My answers as an atheist to apologetics questions from a religious friend, by David Akadjian GOP Holocaust analogists furious over Nazi border policy comparisons, by Jon Perr New Jersey's complete Democratic takeover point out the cancer within, by Egberto Willies Trumpism is a cult, by Mark E Andersen Will Trump's bald-faced lies and reversal on family separation 'law' open the media's eyes? Finally, by Ian Reifowitz A kidnapped Maryland man called 911 for help. Police charged him with a crime instead, by Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter Poza International Elections Digest, by Daily Kos Elections • Poor People’s Campaign wraps up six weeks of peaceful actions with rally in D.C.: Thousands of participants showed up Saturday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to end the first phase of a campaign reflecting the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who spawned the original 1967-68 Poor People’s Campaign to address poverty, war and income inequality. Almost 50 years ago to the day, King and other organizers joined tens of thousands of people in D.C. for a Solidarity Day Rally for Jobs, Peace, and Freedom. But this Saturday’s rally, coordinated by the Rev. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis, is far from the end of the modern campaign’s efforts. Participants will now return to their home states for what Kasia Anderson at TruthDig calls a “Freedom Summer-style campaign to educate, register and mobilize voters and build power in their communities from the bottom up.” Freedom Summer was organized in 1964 by the Congress on Racial Equality and the Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee to register black people in Mississippi to register to vote in violation of the state’s Jim Crow segregation laws denying African Americans their constitutional right to cast ballots. • Percentage of Americans who want Trump impeached reaches Nixon levels: Americans are less and less happy with the way Special Counsel Robert Mueller is handling the Trump-Russia investigation, according to a CNN/SSRS poll released Friday. The percentage of Americans whose perceptions of the investigationhas dropped from 48 percent favorability in March to 44 percent in May to just 41 percent now. That’s the lowest point of CNN's polling in the matter. Mueller's own favorable rating is 32 percent; former FBI director James Comey's is 28 percent, and Rudy Giuliani’s 31 percent. Meanwhile, 42 percent of Americans want Donald Trump impeached. That’s 77 percent of Democrats and 9 percent of Republicans. This is higher than support for impeaching Bill Clinton, which was 29 percent during the bulk of 1998, when he was impeached by the House of Representatives but acquitted by the Senate. The percentage of supporters for impeaching Barack Obama and George W. Bush hovered around 29-30 percent. In March 1974, just five months before he resigned his office because of the coverup of the Watergate Hotel break-in, support for impeaching Richard Nixon hit 43 percent. • Federal lawsuit hits Warner Bros. for allegedly ripping off video game to make the mobile version of “Westworld”: The complaint said the steal went so far as to include the bugs of the popular game “Fallout Shelter.” MIDDAY TWEET xThe present has not been plausible in the present at least since I was 19 & Richard Nixon was elected based on a «secret plan» to end the Vietnam War. https://t.co/UqmaLDfCuK— Paul Rosenberg (@PaulHRosenberg) June 23, 2018 • Trump regime looking for venues to turn into family detention centers for 15,000 people: Such centers are not new. They began with the George W. Bush administration and continued under the Barack Obama administration. Currently, they can hold some 2,500 people, and at the beginning of this month were at 70 percent of their 3,650 maximum occupancy. Under the Flores agreement, the U.S. can only hold migrant children in such facilities for 20 days. The White House seeks to change that. The cost of such facilities is immense—$300 day per detainee—a good deal more expensive than adult-only facilities. • ExxonMobil is stonewalling on financial records in N.Y. climate fraud probe: Those records were subpoenaed more than a year ago, according to New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood. In a filing Friday, she asked Judge Barry Ostrager to order the world’s 10th largest company by revenue to obey the subpoenas. State investigators think ExxonMobil may have used two sets of numbers, one to show the risks to company investors from the impact of greenhouse gas regulations, and another secret set used internally to calculate those risks. ExxonMobil officials claim it’s too great a burden to search through hundreds of thousands of records for these spreadsheets. Investigators argue that unnamed insiders at the company say the records are readily accessible. Monday through Friday you can catch the Kagro in the Morning Show 9 AM ET by dropping in here, or you can download the Stitcher app (found in the app stores or at Stitcher.com), and find a live stream there, by searching for "Netroots Radio.”
During a week when the squatter in the White House and his minions utterly botched the child migrant crisis that he himself did so much to create, when he blew up any chance of an immigration bill clearing Congress, when his tariff moves generated talk of a trade war-spawned recession and caused rattled investors into an 8-day stock plunge on the Dow, Donald J. Trump challenged Pr*sident Trump over North Korea. Ten days ago, returning home giddy from his face-to-face meeting in Singapore with North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, America’s own Dear Leader tweeted that we could all breathe a sigh of relief: xJust landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018 This news was greeted with open-mouthed incredulity in most quarters, particularly given that Trump himself had for the last few months of 2017 and first few of 2018 helped crank up the tension between Pyongyang and Washington with inflammatory remarks hinting that if Kim didn’t get wise, the U.S. would turn North Korea into radioactive glass. Now Trump assured us that his self-lauded skills at deal-making had turned the situation around, and he noted as some kind of Orwellian proof that the Supreme Leader is a great, funny guy, with a great personality. Critics, including experts in diplomacy and nuclear weaponry and policy, wondered aloud what in fact had been actually been gained in Singapore other than the signing of a bland, detail-free agreement far weaker than one signed in 2005 when Kim’s father was Supreme Leader in the North. Came Friday this week and Trump quietly signed an extension of a 10-year-old executive order, stating: “The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States.” So which is it? Are we on the brink of denuclearization? Or have we returned to the foreign policy brinkmanship that just a few months ago had spurred some Americans to ponder the prospects of nuclear winter and restocking civil defense bomb shelters? It’s no surprise to anyone who even cursorily follows the antics of the Commander-in-Tweet that the man is flying the executive branch by the seat of his pants and daily engaging across a range of issues in what the Cold War KGB long ago christened dezinformatsiya. If Donald Trump could be trusted—please stifle your guffaws—had some diplomatic skills and some foreign policy savvy, was actually willing to read up on matters he has no knowledge of, and had surrounded himself with advisers who could be counted on to give him the straight skinny and protect the American public, his pronouncements regarding North Korea might be viewed with cautious optimism and his syrupy praise for Kim Jong-un merely considered as part of the price of negotiating an agreement to reduce the risk of apocalyptic conflict on and beyond the Korean peninsula. But there is no trust to be had when the entire pr*sidency of this reckless, fickle grifter is loosely crafted around an ideology of personal gain and the creation of chaos at home and abroad, with the truth being whatever he claims it to be, something which changes moment to moment. The damage as we begin the 18th month of the reign of this misbegotten regime is adding up. Whether the Korean situation will be part of that damage remains to be seen.
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