September 11, 2018 at 10:26 #654
Republicans are angry at Bob Woodward’s new book about the Trump White House because it combines their two least favorite things: facts and reading.
The most American thing you can do is despise what Perv Dotard Donnie is doing to America.
June 14, 2019 at 10:50 #18040June 15, 2019 at 21:06 #18248
When an official agrees to divest an asset, his fiancée should NOT help him fool the Office of Government Ethics by buying that asset from him a couple months before marrying him. A spouse's assets are attributable to the government official. /2 https://t.co/W8YnR6hsTG
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 15, 2019
The most American thing you can do is despise what Perv Dotard Donnie is doing to America.June 16, 2019 at 06:17 #18270June 19, 2019 at 10:55 #18662
Republicans Are Freaking Out Over Deceased Gerrymandering Expert’s Files
North Carolina Republican lawmakers, seeking to suppress potentially damaging files from a former GOP redistricting guru, accused the expert’s daughter Monday of committing larceny when she obtained them.
The accusation came in a blistering filing in state court over the information on the hard drives, which may contain explosive information about how the operative, Thomas Hofeller, gerrymandered on behalf of Republicans in North Carolina and across the country. Those files have the potential to shake up multiple contentious legal battles, including a case over whether the Trump administration can add a question about citizenship to the Census, and whether North Carolina Republican lawmakers lied to federal judges about gerrymandering based on racial data. Now, Republicans are trying to keep the files private.
Hofeller’s estranged daughter, Stephanie Hofeller, obtained the hard drives with her mother’s permission last year, after she happened to spot a jewelry box from her childhood in her late father’s room and then found the drives in a bag on a shelf. She eventually volunteered the drives to lawyers representing Common Cause, an advocacy group suing North Carolina over gerrymandered state legislative maps drawn by Thomas Hofeller.
Last month, lawyers said they discovered evidence in the files that Hofeller played a role in getting a citizenship question added to the 2020 Census (a claim the Justice Department denies). Hofeller helped facilitate the question after arguing in a 2015 study that getting a citizenship question on the Census would be an essential step toward being able to draw districts based only on the population of voting-age citizens, not the total population. Such a switch, Hofeller wrote, “would be advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic whites.”
In the new filing, the North Carolina Republican lawyers accused Common Cause attorneys of unethically obtaining the hard drives. They asked a judge to order them returned and to consider disqualifying attorneys from the case.
Common Cause lawyers “are using this proceeding as a platform for baseless political invective,” the GOP lawyers argued. “They are in possession of documents belonging to others and containing express privilege designations through apparently unethical means.”
Stephanie Hofeller took the hard drives with her mother’s permission after she came home in October to go through the possessions of her father, who died in August at age 75. The GOP lawyers launched a broad attack against Hofeller, detailing several criminal charges from her past and accusing her of taking advantage of her mother, Kathleen. They noted Kathleen was suspected to have dementia, and said that “taking personal property from someone lacking capacity to give it is larceny.”
Tom Sparks, an attorney who represented Stephanie Hofeller at a preliminary competency hearing against Kathleen, pushed back on the claim that Hofeller took advantage of her mother, and said allegations about her incompetence have not been established as fact.
“The allegations as to Mrs. Hofeller’s incompetence are just that ― unproven allegations,” Sparks told HuffPost. “Mrs. Hofeller has never been found to be incompetent.” He added that the entire incompetency proceeding was dismissed earlier this year after the parties entered into an agreement.
To Republicans; be afraid, be very afraid.
OBAMA is not a foreign born, brown skinned, anti war socialist who gives away health care. YOU'RE THINKING OF JESUS.June 19, 2019 at 15:04 #18683June 21, 2019 at 11:26 #18821
Under the trump admin:
Unlimited golf outings totalling over $100M for trump: no prob
Expensive parade to soothe the ego of Tangerine Tyrant: YOU GOT IT!
BILLIONS in tax cuts for the rich: yes, definitely.
Soap & toothbrushes for detained (caged) kids: nah, can't afford it
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 21, 2019
The most American thing you can do is despise what Perv Dotard Donnie is doing to America.June 21, 2019 at 12:07 #18824
Trump told us he stopped the attack on Iran because of humanitarian reasons. Sure. We all believe that. Trump has humanitarian concerns. Right. 🙄
OBAMA is not a foreign born, brown skinned, anti war socialist who gives away health care. YOU'RE THINKING OF JESUS.June 21, 2019 at 13:02 #18830June 21, 2019 at 14:26 #18831
I guess Harpo would be OK with this. He’s told us that he doesn’t follow all of the Christian edicts so this guy doesn’t either.
OBAMA is not a foreign born, brown skinned, anti war socialist who gives away health care. YOU'RE THINKING OF JESUS.June 21, 2019 at 16:27 #18833June 21, 2019 at 16:34 #18835June 22, 2019 at 09:54 #18875
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4 Severely Ill Migrant Toddlers Hospitalized After Lawyers Visit Border Patrol Facility
Four toddlers were so severely ill and neglected at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in McAllen, Texas, that lawyers forced the government to hospitalize them last week.
The children, all under age 3 with teenage mothers or guardians, were feverish, coughing, vomiting and had diarrhea, immigration attorneys told HuffPost on Friday. Some of the toddlers and infants were refusing to eat or drink. One 2-year-old’s eyes were rolled back in her head, and she was “completely unresponsive” and limp, according to Toby Gialluca, a Florida-based attorney.
She described seeing terror in the children’s eyes.
“It’s just a cold, fearful look that you should never see in a child of that age,” Gialluca said. “You look at them and you think, ‘What have you seen?’”
Another mother at the same facility had a premature baby, who was “listless” and wrapped in a dirty towel, as HuffPost previously reported.
The lawyers feared that if they had not shown up at the facility, the sick kids would have received zero medical attention and potentially died. The Trump administration has come under fire for its treatment ― and its alleged neglect ― of migrants who have been crossing the southern border in record numbers. The result is overcrowded facilities, slow medical care and in some instances, deaths.
Immigration authorities say they’re overwhelmed; activists say they’re not trying hard enough.
“It’s intentional disregard for the well-being of children,” Gialluca said. “The guards continue to dehumanize these people and treat them worse than we would treat animals.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
This is unconscionable. The Border Patrol says they are overwhelmed and we can assume that to mean they cannot take care of the people they have in custody. Yet we are told that ICE is going to begin a sweep today, Saturday, 6/22. What is the purpose when they cannot deal with what they have already?
Being unable to care for those you take into custody isn’t an excuse for not taking care of them. If their solution is to let the sick die then they are committing a crime. We sent people to the gallows for doing this after WWII. I’m not suggesting we should hand BP personnel but we should charge them with crimes.June 22, 2019 at 11:46 #18878June 22, 2019 at 16:18 #18903June 25, 2019 at 20:44 #19020
Today's Republican Party is not your parents' Republican Party, unless your parents were rapists, pedophiles, criminals, Nazis, wife-beaters, tax-evaders, traitors, Russian agents, or morons.
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) June 26, 2019
The most American thing you can do is despise what Perv Dotard Donnie is doing to America.June 26, 2019 at 13:20 #19031June 26, 2019 at 13:24 #19032
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LOL Twitter again…Don’t you know Twitter is not the real world…
The Democratic Party are unquestionably a clear and present danger to the United States... Democrats are no Longer Americans...June 26, 2019 at 13:47 #19037
Trump doesn’t seem to have gotten that message.June 26, 2019 at 16:36 #19066
Sean Lawler, Trump’s chief of protocol, has quit just ahead of his trip to Japan and Korea. His departure comes as he faced a possible investigation into accusations of carrying a whip around the office and otherwise intimidating staff. https://t.co/MMSl1SFMMu
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 25, 2019
The most American thing you can do is despise what Perv Dotard Donnie is doing to America.June 26, 2019 at 19:26 #19084
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