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Open Thread – 1/20/2019

I’s a very busy day here in the CatBox.  WWWendy is making meatloaf, while I write, and we have lots of chores to do.  This is my only article today.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:46 (average 4:44).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (SNL Channel): Deal or No Deal Cold Open

 

Dang! Is this really satire? It looks more real than anything on Faux Noise. RESIST!!

From The Independent: The mother of a boy filmed harassing a Native American man along with his friends at a rally in Washington DC has blamed “black Muslims” for the confrontation, without providing any evidence for the claim.

The teenager was among a group of students wearing Make America Great Again hats who were criticised for intimidating the musician Nathan Phillips, surrounding him to jeer and chant “build the wall, build the wall”.

But his mother claimed “black Muslims” had been harassing the group of Donald Trump supporters from the private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.

Bullshit!! RESIST!!

From Washington Post:

President Trump on Saturday offered Democrats three years of deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, a proposal immediately rejected by Democrats and derided by conservatives as amnesty.

Aiming to end the 29-day partial government shutdown, Trump outlined his plan in a White House address in which he sought to revive negotiations with Democrats, who responded that they would not engage in immigration talks until he reopened the government.

Trump proposed offering a reprieve on his attempts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and temporary protected status (TPS) for immigrants from some Latin American and African nations, in exchange for building hundreds of miles of barriers on the southern U.S. border and hiring thousands of new law enforcement agents to be deployed there.

Democrats are right to reject this. Trump killed DACA and TPS by executive order. Now, he’s offering only part of what he took away. That’s blackmail, not negotiation. RESIST!!

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