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  1. 1 JER
    June 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

  2. 2 whatisworking
    June 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for giving us a concrete way to make a difference. Hope everyone here is managing their stress and finding joy each day. Today I was outside by te creek that runs by our house and saw 2 young deer. We need to take care of ourselves so we can be strong and resist.

    • June 22, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Amen…Amen…..

    • 4 deserflower
      June 22, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Was just thinking about you today:) and look! Here you are:)

      • 5 jacquelineoboomer
        June 22, 2018 at 5:44 pm

        When that happens to me, I close my eyes and think about winning a black Cadillac convertible.

        Hasn’t worked for me yet, but passing it on. 🙂

      • 6 whatisworking
        June 22, 2018 at 6:23 pm

        I am doing well
        Going to a meeting tonight to plan a June 30th rally
        Texting for lots of Dem candidates.
        Hope to have more time to post here and encourage all the wonderful folks who read this blog to get involved in local elections and if you live in a Blue area to work outside your district.
        Texting and sending postcards are 2 new ways our team is contacting voters and it is lots of fun.
        Hope all is well with you in AZ – we will be working on the Senate race and a few congressional seats.

        • 7 deserflower
          June 22, 2018 at 11:32 pm

          You’re a force:) Thank you for all you do. Always involved in something… for me it’s RedforEd and getting ready for November

  3. 8 JER
    June 22, 2018 at 3:16 pm

  4. 10 rikyrah
    June 22, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    President Trump’s roundup of immigrants is beginning to resemble a sort of ethnic cleansing campaign. He’s already proven that he won’t be constrained by our democratic norms, our respect for human rights or even basic human decency. https://t.co/DVGGyrOMLx

    — Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) June 22, 2018

  5. 11 rikyrah
    June 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    As HHS tent city filled with kids, Azar left for college reunion

    Rachel Maddow reports that HHS Secretary Alex Azar, whose purview includes the facilities housing separated migrant kids whose parents can’t find them, skipped out for his college reunion on the day after his agency build a tent city in Texas to house migrant children taken from their parents.

  6. 12 rikyrah
    June 22, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Conscientious objectors to Trump border policy get free legal aid

    Jason Rittereiser, whose law firm has offered free legal representation federal employees who refuse to carry out Donald Trump’s migrant family separation policy, talks with Rachel Maddow about response to the offer both from other lawyers wanting to help and at least five government employees who have reached out for help.

  7. 13 Nena20409
    June 22, 2018 at 3:58 pm

  8. 15 rikyrah
    June 22, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Senators push back on DoD over JAGs assigned to immigration cases

    Rachel Maddow reports on a letter sent to Defense Secretary Mattis from Senators Gillibrand, Leahy, and Ernst, asking him to reconsider sending JAGs to border states to help the DoJ prosecute immigration cases.

  9. 16 rikyrah
    June 22, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Kids removed from parents by Trump policy suffer lasting trauma

    Dr. Marsha Griffin, pediatrician and co-chair of The American Academy of Pediatrics Special Interest Group on Immigrant Health, talks with Rachel Maddow about the lasting developmental damage done to children when they’re taken away from their parents.

  10. 17 rikyrah
    June 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Multiple states sue Trump admin to stop family separation policy

    Rachel Maddow reports on a lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and joined by several other states to stop Donald Trump’s migrant family separation policy.
    Jun.21.2018

  11. 18 rikyrah
    June 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    National Enquirer consulted Cohen, Trump on 2016 stories: WaPo

    Rachel Maddow shares reporting from the Washington Post that the National Enquirer sent stories about Donald Trump to Michael Cohen for approval before publishing and took suggestions for stories about Hillary Clinton from Trump.
    Jun.21.2018

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  14. 21 JER
    June 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

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  18. June 22, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Blindingly obvious ….

  19. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    • June 22, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      This child is completely and thoroughly traumatized, incapable of releasing his fear and experiencing joy, trusting that this is his mother and she will be there tonight and tomorrow and the next day and the next day. I’m thrilled for their reunion. It’s going to take some time before he’s able to ever relax and not feel completely out of his mind with fear and abandonment.

      • 28 jacquelineoboomer
        June 22, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        I’m so broken-hearted about all of this. I’ve got 5 grandkids and 2 great grandkids and I put them in these situations in my head, knowing they wouldn’t have been able to cope without scars, either, and I thank God it hasn’t happened to them. And you don’t have to have children to feel the empathy for these children and their parents and families. It’s the most devastating thing yet.

  20. 29 donna dem 4 obama
    June 22, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I grew up a big Beatles fan so in the midst of all of this weeks madness this made me smile and laugh out loud.

    I dare you to watch it without smiling…. 😉

  21. 36 JER
    June 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm

  22. June 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    ‘the times they are a changing … ‘

    • June 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      • June 22, 2018 at 8:47 pm

        i read that piece…he still could not stop himself for taking shots at Dems…these so called conservative GOPers can miss me with all their lamenting about Trump…the time for all this lament was BEFORE the election

  23. June 22, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    • 41 0388jojothecat
      June 22, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      George Will and all the GOP haters of Bill & Hillary and any Democrat for years created this mess. If we are lucky enough to get rid of Orange Satan they will go back to what they do best, spreading hate.

  24. June 22, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    WOW, this guy is the REAL DEAL.

  25. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    June 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  26. June 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Hello…drum roll…
    Because Michael Cohen was a Hoarder the Government has the Evidence to Bring Trump Down:
    ” I told you before there were audio tapes and a whole lot of information that was seized in connection with these raids. Among other problems that Michael and the president have is that it appears that Michael Cohen basically was one of the world’s great hoarders as it related to keeping evidence and cell phones and the like. This guy never threw anything away which I’m sure the government is ecstatic about right now.”
    https://www.politicususa.com › Donald Trump
    (Includes video of Avenatti.)

  27. June 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    These dumpster fire mofos are going to regret their stupidity and hate. THEY HAVE IT COMING.

  28. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    June 22, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    • 49 Beaglemom
      June 23, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      I doubt very much if any sane and caring person, no matter their ethnicity, would say that the detention conditions are better than being with their families. Republicans are synonymous with Trumpites. There is absolutely no difference and they will lie as glibly as possible.

  29. 50 JER
    June 22, 2018 at 7:26 pm

  30. June 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    OH, DEAR

  31. June 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    “I do not urge you to turn your hate into love for these people. I can’t do it myself. There can be no love for them. Loving them would not change them, would not better them, would not alter the way they think. They are lost, and the best we can hope to do is to neuter them so that their fear no longer has any potency.

    But do turn that hatred, that blinding, debilitating hatred, into love. Not for them, but for those they hate. For those they oppress. For those they murder. Love those people, work for them, serve them. Protect them as best you can. Speak for them when they can’t speak for themselves. Join with them and follow their lead when they take action.”

    • 53 Beaglemom
      June 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      We work to rebuild our nation and to restore our place in the world as a caring nation. We defeat Republicans already in office or running for office and we replace them with people who care about this country and its values. We teach our children how they should behave to be responsible, caring adults. We share our resources with those in need. And we remember what this country has strived to become – until the Republicans crossed the bridge to fascism with their president, D. Trump.

  32. June 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    • 55 sjterrid
      June 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks, Bobfr! Going to the one in Philadelphia on June 30th. My Congressman, Donald Norcross, couldn’t get in to see the children placed in a Children’s Resources Center yesterday in Camden, NJ. He was told HHS requires 2 weeks notice. Cooper Indivisible group is planning protests next week. I’m going to go to the one on Monday morning. Monday night they had already scheduled a meeting about what people can do to help. They had such a high volume of people signing up to go, that they had to move the venue.

  33. June 22, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    As weird as it can get, but in the age of Trumpism nothing surprises me, absolutely nothing …

    ‘womp, womp’ … IN_DEED … if it happens that Cohen really is a pack rat with no disposal or intent to dispose of all he’s got in his cupboard …. see Avenatti tweet, above ….

  34. June 22, 2018 at 8:37 pm

  35. 58 Nena20409
    June 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm

  36. June 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Michelle Obama was in New Orleans today holding a conversation with Carla Hayden at the American Library Association.

  37. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2018 at 9:26 pm

  38. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    June 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm

  39. 63 JER
    June 22, 2018 at 9:53 pm


    Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the opening general session of the 2018 American Library Association annual conference.

    • 64 Beaglemom
      June 23, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      This interview makes me feel good. Something we all need right now. I remember my meltdown when I was told that i was too young (4 I think), some seventy years ago, to have my own library card. I wanted one so desperately. I also remember summer days when my mother would walk with my sister and me and my doll coach to the library for books. We would sit on a blanket in the front yard and read to our dolls and the family dog.

      Thanks for providing it.

  40. June 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Hello JER. Thank you.

  41. 67 JER
    June 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm


    Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama discusses her forthcoming memoir titled, Becoming, during the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference on June 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  42. June 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I watched that video of Tom Arnold on CNN and he seemed really weird, like on drugs or drunk or something. He sounded like he was just hyping a show he’s doing and didn’t really have the goods. And now I see that Michael Cohen is posting a tweet that undercuts everything Arnold is implying. He’s not exactly trustworthy either but it seems safe to guess that there’s not much there there.

    • 69 sjterrid
      June 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm

      This doesn’t surprise me at all. Just trying to get publicity and money.

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2018 at 12:19 am

      He was on The Last Word tonight … it was very confusing, he’s sticking to part of his CNN story and discounting other parts … Lawrence said he’d tweet out the gist of it tonight (but it may take days to figure out what the heck Tom Arnold said). I think it’s probably a non-story.

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2018 at 12:31 am

      I’m sure you’ve moved on, but just spotted this!

      • 72 0388jojothecat
        June 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

        I thought TA got some sense after leaving RA but I see he is just as crazy as before or he stopped taking his meds.

        • 73 jacquelineoboomer
          June 23, 2018 at 11:07 am

          And now even HE admits he’s a little off! But the good part is that apparently he hates trump and the feeling is mutual, so any poke in trump’s eyes from the sidelines (no matter how unimportant TA may be in the grand scheme) serves a purpose in fighting back. I just want to see trump go totally off the rails so even RWNJs want him gone. May be a wait, but I can’t wait.

    • 74 Beaglemom
      June 23, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      I have no idea who Tom Arnold is. It doesn’t seem important that I know him.

  43. 75 Nerdy Wonka
    June 22, 2018 at 11:06 pm

  44. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2018 at 12:14 am

  45. 77 Gazelle
    June 23, 2018 at 12:14 am

    May all lightening bolts zap them & their ilk. (That’s me being polite.) HHS & their so-called “reunification task force”. WTF! Task Force? What other disaster awaits? You know they’re trying to put ghee on their Gehenna, which enhances the sizzle. We The People are done w/ their total BS. QED.

    • 78 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2018 at 12:22 am

      My friend’s 90-something grandmother used to have a phrase that she thought wouldn’t send her “straight to hell,” in the telling:

      “I hope they all go to heaven. Soon.”

      And she wasn’t even Irish, but that sure sounds Irish!

  46. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  47. 82 andogriff
    June 23, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Haven’t posted in a long time. Missing the Obamas and the joyous, sane time where we took compassion, intelligence and common sense in the White House for granted. Hope all of you are well in spite of the every-day horror, love to everyone! ❤️❤️❤️

  48. June 23, 2018 at 8:41 am

    HUMAN ATROCITY.
    BABY JAILS…THOUSANDS UNACCOUNTED FOR.
    That all?

  49. 84 Gazelle
    June 23, 2018 at 10:25 am

    When you have a bit of time, watch this author talk about the danger of a single story.

  50. 87 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 10:27 am

    He rolled back the protections that PBO put in place after Deepwater Horizon. Good luck now, world’s oceans! Good luck now, Gulf states! He doesn’t care.

    • 88 Beaglemom
      June 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      The shift in policy also affects the Great Lakes, our once-again (since they got cleaned up in recent decades, our pristine national source of fresh water. What do Republicans care if the oceans rot, the fish disappear and the lakes and rivers become so polluted that they cannot be used by humans?

  51. June 23, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Sinclair enforcing Little Russia state TV is shutting down our response to domestic human atrocities.
    “This week the 193 local news channels owned by The Sinclair Broadcasting Corporation informed their viewers that “dishonest liberals” were trying to fool them into thinking that the Trump administration had been separating migrant children from their families, in a cruel effort to deter migrant refugees from seeking asylum in the United States.Sinclair stations reach nearly 40% of all American homes and it is owned and operated by right-wing Trump supporters. Recently the company has been heavily criticized for forcing its news anchors to read pre-written Trump propaganda on the air in order to keep their jobs. And this past week Sinclair has forced all of its stations to provide propaganda in support of Trump’s child separation practices and its zero tolerance immigration policies.”
    https://www.vox.com/2018/6/21/…/sinclair-tv-stations-family-separation-propaganda

    • June 23, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Former Trump spokesman Boris Epshteyn, who now works for Sinclair, prepared and read the following pro-Trump statement that was broadcast on all 193 Sinclair stations:
      “Our immigration system is undeniably broken and the discourse around this topic is toxic. A perfect illustration of these facts is the recent firestorm surrounding President Trump’s decision to enforce a ‘zero tolerance’ policy and prosecute all adults illegally crossing our borders. Many members of the media and opponents of the president have seized on this issue to make it seem as if those who are tough on immigration are somehow monsters. Let’s be honest: While some of the concern is real, a lot of it is politically driven by the liberals in politics and the media.”

    • June 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

      “Epshteyn criticizes the media in his commentary, while praising Trump’s “correct” action of signing his phony executive order this week. He doesn’t mention that the zero tolerance policy was a Trump invention, nor that Trump had lied continually over the past two weeks about his supposed inability to change the policy he had created. In his commentary Epshteyn also failed to mention that “liberal outrage” over Trump’s zero tolerance policy has been caused by the fact that the U.S. government has been ripping infants from their mothers, locking them in cages, and saying it has no responsibility for reuniting the families it has separated. Many older Americans don’t subscribe to cable television so the local Sinclair affiliate is their only televised source of news information. Millions of people watch their local news broadcasts with no idea that they are being deliberately targeted with state propaganda by the right-wing media.”

    • June 23, 2018 at 10:31 am

      “Sinclair’s tactics of providing forced propaganda are similar to those used in autocratic states such as Hungary where identical headlines are blared across all television channels that are forced to support government policies. When combined with state-media Fox News, Sinclair Broadcasting has become a powerful force and a threat to democracy in the United States.”

  52. 93 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 10:28 am

  53. June 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Shouldn’t Trump now be under arrest for the proven demonstrated human atrocities he has committed and these are ones we know about?
    Are we back to square one already? SINCLAIR TV’s job is to make every evil and vile thing Trump does and says just disappear. Wow is it ever past time to take the KOCH brothers down – but no their tentacles are permitted to keep growing and growing on and on unencumbered and unchallenged and this is the fallout. No doubt KOCH brothers are behind the SINCLAIR takeover and doubtless they’ve conspired with Putin for a long time. Will Mueller ever act? Maybe Putin will fix it so he can jointly run Russia as well as the U.S. Why not? Americans will just plod on.

  54. 95 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 11:12 am

  55. 96 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 11:16 am

  56. 97 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

  57. June 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Sickening travesty.

  58. 99 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Looks familiar

  59. June 23, 2018 at 12:15 pm

  60. 101 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Click the link to see voter suppression efforts in 2016. Do NOT let them repeat this!

  61. 102 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

  62. 103 JER
    June 23, 2018 at 12:37 pm

  63. 104 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

  64. 105 desertflower
    June 23, 2018 at 12:49 pm

  65. 106 donna dem 4 obama
    June 23, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Early voting started last week here in Maryland and……..

  66. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm

  67. 108 JER
    June 23, 2018 at 2:14 pm

  68. 109 JER
    June 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm

  69. 110 JER
    June 23, 2018 at 2:36 pm

  70. June 23, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Welllll, do tellllll


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