Sunday Reads: Twenty Years


Good Morning?

It is never a good morning with that asshole in office. That headline above could seriously be used for tRump…with all the crimes he has committed. That he is getting away with… it is infuriating. These last two days I had to stay away from the news. I could not subject myself to the horrors anymore.

Last night while I was looking up a few things to post for today, I was listening to my album of Omara Portuondo…this song was so emotional for me, it is talking about a breakup, but there is a line that seems so poignant with today’s standard. The tRump standard.

How mournfully we watch
A love that ebbs away
Heartlessly a part of the soul
Is torn away

That part about “Heartlessly a part of the soul…Is torn away”… That is what tRump and Sessions and the rest of these assholes are doing. And let us not forget, on this Father’s day, that so many of these “men” are “fathers” themselves.


Heartless and cruel. Calculated and precise. I don’t give a fuck about Godwin’s Law…these people, tRump, his top brass…”generals” or head accomplices and or advisors, administration and his devoted cult like followers, they are all Nazis.; in the purest sense of the word.





¿Qué te importa que te ame,
Si tú no me quieres ya?
El amor que ya ha pasado
No se debe recordar

Fui la ilusión de tu vida
Un día lejano ya,
Hoy represento al pasado,
No me puedo conformar.

Si las cosas que uno quiere
Se pudieran alcanzar,
Tú me quisieras lo mismo
Que veinte años atrás.

Con qué tristeza miramos
Un amor que se nos va
Es un pedazo del alma
Que se arranca sin piedad


What does my love mean to you
If you no longer love me?
We should not dwell
On love that is past

I was your life’s desire
One day long ago
Now I’m history
I can’t face the change

If only we could make
Our dreams come true
If only you would love me
As you did twenty years ago

How mournfully we watch
A love that ebbs away
Heartlessly a part of the soul
Is torn away

Written by:

Felipe Valdes Leal



I only have a series of Tweets and Instagram links for you today. I cannot manage any comments. My head is to overwhelmed with disgust.





The bottom line:


And while all this shit is going on…it isn’t just little brown children tRump and the GOP despise:

A few other tweets to take a look at:







Back to the crimes against humanity:





Updates on bills put forth in Congress to stop the atrocious tRump policy of stealing children from their parents:



I believe the first GOP congress critter is speaking out on the “FamiliesBelongTogether issue…



Happy Father’s Day:

This is an open thread.

71 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Twenty Years”

  1. Peg says:

    Meanwhile in NW Ohio, where on Tuesday 200 ICE and Border Patrol agents — many of them heavily armed — raided two Corso’s Flower and Garden Center locations in Sandusky and Castalia, arresting 114 people. (“…A helicopter circled overhead as if no precaution was too great in raiding a family-owned flower shop and landscaping business…This is a prime example of ICE pretending they are in a war zone like they are in Baghdad rather than Ohio,”…)

    From the HOLA Ohio Facebook page: “Over 200 Latino children in NW Ohio are now dealing with one or both of their farmworker parents in detention, and no income for the foreseeable future…When a community is gripped by fear after a raid, people, including infants, children, pregnant moms can suffer from untreated medical conditions because they are too scared to go to the doctor, or can’t drive. In fact, many of the cars are still stuck at Corso’s and the keys are with the detainees in the horrible Youngstown and Michigan prisons…On Thursday we got the news that a young man in the trailer park had died. His sister, Fabiola, age 20, was picked up in the Corso’s raid and is being detained with the other women farm workers in a prison in Battle Creek, Michigan. The young man had stopped eating after the raid, and stopped talking shortly after—only saying he would eat when his sister came home. He was taken to the hospital Thursday, where he died…”

    I sent them a check; don’t know what else to do. I feel somehow complicit.

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    From Tony Schwartz, author of The Art of the Deal.

    • Jslat says:

      The Rump saying he could shoot someone and nothing would happen to him?? He was telling the world who he was. If he thinks he can get away with it, he will!

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    • Minkoff Minx says:

      Geez. I knew about the shooting when I wrote the post. I was planning on leaving updates in the comments but, things got bad here at home. That is horrible.

  6. dakinikat says:

    happy father’s day to every man but the ones responsible for and the ones supporting baby jails. For those in the pro baby jail category: I feel really sorry for your children.

  7. dakinikat says:

    National Industrialized Weaponized Gaslighting continues:

  8. NW Luna says:

    Giuliani suggests Trump may pardon Manafort after Mueller’s probe

    White House lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani suggested Sunday that President Trump might pardon his former campaign manager Paul Manafort if he is convicted — but only after special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has completed his investigation.

    But Giuliani stressed that Trump has not issued, would not issue and should not issue any pardons related to the Mueller probe while it is still ongoing, so as not to give the appearance that he has anything to hide.

    So after Manafort is convicted of a crime, the pResident should pardon him, but not before, because that’s admitting there are crimes. But there’s nothing to hide! And if there was, Trump would hide it! Uh … Can you spell “obstruction of justice,” Mr. Ghouliani?

    • dakinikat says:

      mmmm, there’s enough state charges to keep him in jail AND he’d have to testify with no 5th amendment rights in Trump’s case. That would be crazy stupid for those reasons alone!

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    Lachmann recently tweeted that she “met Trump personally,” and that her work with the Bravest to “determine who must be taken off line due to mental duress,” justifies her conclusion that the commander-in-chief must go.

    Lachmann told The Post she spotted the famous developer standing alone at a Missoni fashion event — filled with models — on the heels of his 1992 divorce from first-wife Ivana.

    She approached The Donald to introduce herself as “a neighbor,” and tell him she enjoyed his recent interview on the Howard Stern show.

    “He interrupted me and said, ‘Why would I want to talk to you? Look at all the beautiful women in here. I wouldn’t let you s–k my d–k.’”

    Stunned, she said, she walked away without a response.

    Lachmann described the incident in a March 2017 article posted by Psychology Today.

    Lachmann, 50, said she also bases her professional opinion on Trump’s many media interviews and public statements.

    In February, Lachmann tweeted a rant against “Trumpculters” who “can’t distinguish what an abusive sick nut job he is.”

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  14. Pat Johnson says:

    Trump is bad enough. Even a 5 year old can see it.

    But those who stand silent, those who can and should make a difference but choose not to, are as guilty of these crimes as is Trump.

    We have been taught that good will always overcome evil. Now is the time for that action to take place. Separating children from parents just for seeking protection or a better life is unlawful and without substance.

    America should be weeping for these people who have nothing but hope in their hearts as those hearts break for nothing but the whims of a sociopath and his lapdog minions.

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      McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

      One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper.

      • dakinikat says:

        Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights at the Women’s Refugee Commission, met with a 16-year-old girl who had been taking care of a young girl for three days. The teen and others in their cage thought the girl was 2 years old.

        “She had to teach other kids in the cell to change her diaper,” Brane said.

        Brane said that after an attorney started to ask questions, agents found the girl’s aunt and reunited the two. It turned out that the girl was actually 4 years old. Part of the problem was that she didn’t speak Spanish, but K’iche, a language indigenous to Guatemala.

        “She was so traumatized that she wasn’t talking,” Brane said. “She was just curled up in a little ball.”

        Brane said she also saw officials at the facility scold a group of 5-year-olds for playing around in their cage, telling them to settle down. There are no toys or books.

        But one boy nearby wasn’t playing with the rest. According to Brane, he was quiet, clutching a piece of paper that was a photocopy of his mother’s ID card.

  20. dakinikat says:

    In the United States, President Donald Trump may not be sufficiently committed to constitutional principles of democratic government.

    In such a time, we might be tempted to try to learn something from earlier turns toward authoritarianism, particularly the triumphant rise of the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s. The problem is that Nazism was so horrifying and so barbaric that for many people in nations where authoritarianism is now achieving a foothold, it is hard to see parallels between Hitler’s regime and their own governments. Many accounts of the Nazi period depict a barely imaginable series of events, a nation gone mad. That makes it easy to take comfort in the thought that it can’t happen again.

    But some depictions of Hitler’s rise are more intimate and personal. They focus less on well-known leaders, significant events, state propaganda, murders, and war, and more on the details of individual lives. They help explain how people can not only participate in dreadful things but also stand by quietly and live fairly ordinary days in the midst of them. They offer lessons for people who now live with genuine horrors, and also for those to whom horrors may never come but who live in nations where democratic practices and norms are under severe pressure.

    reviews on two books discussing the rise of Hitler sharing the experiences of people living through it

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    I’m in the process of organizing a rally for tomorrow am. Sessions is coming to our convention center for a sheriff’s convention. Send out thoughts and prayers … I’ll ask for more if I need it …

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    • bostonboomer says:

      Thanks JJ. We have done it before here too with Native Americans, for example. It’s a tool to make people feel powerless.

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  28. Minkoff Minx says:

    I spent most of yesterday arguing with Dan and my dad about tRump. I’m exhausted.

    This is just a quick post naming 6 other dictators who did the same thing that tRump and Sessions are doing now.

    • joanelle says:

      People blame Trump, but Hillary warned us that he was not fit to lead our country. Clearly the blame lies at the feet of those who voted for him, wouldn’t listen because they were angry and wanted change blaming Obama because he was the president at the time, Donny convinced them it was the Democrats, when in fact the Republican-lead Congress is what was driving the government and by voting republican they strengthened those who had created the mess they found themselves in. They wanted change, but made it worse.
      The blame for the cruelty we see here today is the republican’s. How can they sleep at night, look in the mirror each morning, continue to go to “work” every day?
      Just a bunch of cowards who made all of this possible simply by allowing that fool to run on the republican ticket. Americans are better than this, it needs to end NOW!

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