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Out d'Coup | U.S. Internment Camps are Back; Road to Authoritarians Paved; Soul of Democratic Party; Colleen Bradley's Petition to Supreme Court; Waiting on Janus; Space Force and Beer!
Internment camps? Prison camps? ProPublica’s audio of kids crying in cages after being separated from families finally gets people’s attention. Right before the dam broke, Trump was receiving the highest approval ratings of his presidency, according to last weekend’s Gallup poll. Hungary - homeland to Sebastian Gorka and his Fascist loving dad - passes “Stop Soros” laws and bans aid to undocumented immigrants.
In a feat of astonishing tone deafness, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week, “On World Refugee Day, we join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and our international partners in commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution and conflict….This commitment to the world’s most vulnerable individuals remains a critical component of America’s national security policy.” Democrats helped set the table for this shit show, by the way. Just listen to Chuck Schumer’s speech at Georgetown Law in 2009. Oh, yeah. Hey, media….the brutality and racism IS THE FREAKING POLICY. Did we mention that the US backed out of the UN human rights commission?
Sinclair Media forces its affiliates to air segments blaming media for overreacting about child separation. Trump encourages Washington Post employees to strike hours after it dropped huge scoop on Russian collusion. And it was good to see Rachel Maddow off the Russia story for a bit. Good to have you back.
LOCK HIM UP! Paul Manafort goes to prison for witness tampering. Gets put in “solitary confinement” for his own protection? Ocasio-Cortez faces off against Joe Crowley for the heart and soul of the democratic party this Tuesday in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez is endorsed by groups like Our Revolution and the Democratic Socialists of America
Still waiting for the Janus v. AFSCME ruling to drop. Looks like Monday at this point. Republican-oriented polling firm releases poll showing ⅔ of Americans and majority of union households would support a ruling in favor of Janus.
Melania wears a jacket that says “I really don’t care. Do u?” on an airplane to visit immigrant children separated from their families. Elon Musk registers a domain named “Pravda” that would rate journalists credibility. Speaking of Elon Musk, Musk goes on a twitter claiming that he is a socialist and Marx was a capitalist because he wrote a book on capitalism.
Closer to home in PA, the budget is done. Protests to shut down the Berks Detention Center. 17-year-old Antwon Rose was unarmed and shot and killed by East Pittsburgh. Police. Colleen Bradley files Petition for Writ of Certiorari to SCOTUS. We’ve got the hard copy. Now is the time to pay attention, step up, and get behind this case.
Canada legalizes pot. Free Will hosts Sour Sunday #3 this coming Sunday and they are bringing out The Pomisher (2018) – Sour Ale Aged in Oak Casks with Pomegranate – 6.3% ABV. And...yes there’s an and...Blushing Apricot – Sour Ale Aged in Oak Casks with Apricots – 5.3% ABV.
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