Migrant Children: Has the Press Moved on?

Meet Kirstjen Michele Nielsen.

She is an American attorney and national security expert.

She is currently serving as the the 6th United States Secretary of Homeland Security.

She likes Mexican food, but detests Mexicans and South Americans.

The contradictions:

Last week she said, emphatically, there was no policy to separate families at borders.

Donald J Trump is Kirstjen’s boss. He just signed an executive order to “end separating families at borders,” a policy she denied the existence of.

Sarah sanders also works for Trump. She sighted the Bible, and claimed separating families at the borders is “the law”.

Sarah Sanders: ‘Biblical’ to Tear Immigrant Kids From Parents

Donald J Trump has said separating families at borders was something only congress could stop, that it was out of his hands.

In April, 2018, Jeff Sessions announced a new “Zero Tolerance Policy”. He said children and families attempting to cross the border into the U.S. illegally would be separated.

The results:

Since then 2300 children, ranging in age from infancy to teenage, have been separated from their parents at the border, many of them crossing the border legally, seeking sanctuary.

The children taken from their parents were re-classified as unaccompanied minors, and without any record of their identities taken, bussed, or flown to detention centers in 17 states across the country. Many will never be accounted for.

Stories are emerging of unconscionable abuse suffered by many of these children who have been taken from their parent’s protection, from subduing them with psychotropic drugs, to tying them to chairs, and worse.

ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials

Children are sent to facilities with documented histories of sexual assault.

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

But the Trump narrative prevails:

An Analysis by The Washington Post says:

“Rarely has the White House so tacitly and unmistakably admitted to overplaying its hand. And rarely has it so blatantly copped to its own dishonesty about its actions.”

With all due respect, Ms. Analysis, this wasn’t an admission of any kind. While signing the “executive order,” Trump falsely stated: “it’s been going on for 60 years but no one has had the courage to stop it.” He wants to be lauded as a hero for ending his own policy of torture and abuse.

Again, this was a Trump policy announced in April by Jeff Sessions, which has resulted in 2300 children separated from their parents, without any plan to identify or reunite them.

Trump signed an executive order to end his own policy. It was theater.

The executive order states he will not separate families, but will hold all those detained, indefinitely.

Full text: Trump’s executive order ending family separations – POLITICO

The executive order Trump signed is not only misspelled, it is illegal. Current law limits border detention of families to a maximum of 20 days.

The bottom line:

Why did he bother to stage this farce? Because the outcry became too loud to ignore and, with this signing, he hoped the press, and the public, would give him credit for his humanitarianism and then move on to other stories. He was hoping to control the direction of the news.

Why does Trump take possession of these children, assuming financial responsibility for their care?

CEO: Proposed Houston facility for ‘childcare,’ not detention center


Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

The CEO of the “non profit” detention centers where most of the migrant children are taken has profited bigly for his part in this. He’s also a campaign donor.

Where are we today?

  • Children are still being transported to detention centers across the country.
  • There is no plan to reunite those already separated.
  • Trump still has babies in cages.
  • 2300 children are still separated from their parents.

By the looks of today’s headlines, it appears Trump’s executive order signing stunt was successful in subduing the outcry against the cruelties inflicted on these migrant children.

Nothing is better today than yesterday, with one exception:

Maybe Kirstjen can have her margarita and nachos now.

Where Are the Migrant Girls?

Who would have thought back on November 9, 2016, the day Donald J Trump and Russia grifted into the White House, that this was where we were headed?

A lot of us.

Many of us understood, even then, that although our government is set up in a way to deter this kind of demagoguery, there is enough corruption in government that it is possible to override every safeguard.

The truth is, Donald J Trump got where he is by appealing to prejudice and greed, not by the rational thought of Americans. Granted, some Americans were manipulated, by the efforts of Trump’s campaign officials and the Kremlin, in their use of propaganda via social media.

Still, all that alone would not have given Trump a win, not without the successful efforts to tamper with voter registration, disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters, and the actually hacking into polling machines, targeting key states to manipulate an electoral win that gave Trump and Russia the government of the United States.

Even with all that, if more people had showed up to vote, or even put in a little effort to mailing in a ballot, we wouldn’t have:

  • Exited the Paris Accord,
  • Given the rich a massive tax cut in exchange for our healthcare, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, college loans, and all the other social services that democratic nations offer their citizens,
  • We wouldn’t have rising gas prices and a stock market reflecting an impending trade war,
  • We wouldn’t be on the brink of war with our allies,
  • We wouldn’t be working with Russia, North Korea, and China to undermine democracy.

And the biggest atrocity to date,

  • We wouldn’t be listening to, what has become a 24 hour a day tool for propaganda, FOX News, lies about the thousands of babies taken from their parents and imprisoned, with no plan on ever reuniting them.

This is a Trump policy.

**To the Nazis, who attempt to post propaganda in the form of comments on my blog, put your effort somewhere else, it won’t be posted here.

We are watching untold cruelty unfold at our borders. The numbers we are given, on how many children our White House has taken and given to privatized detention centers, don’t add up.

It is alarming that none of the photos released include any girls or toddlers.

Jacob Soboroff, MSNBC correspondent, has passed on information he was given by the Department of Health and Human Services:

“Of the 11,786 minors currently in the unaccompanied alien children program, 3,280 are female and 8,506 are male.”

A simple google search confirmed my understanding that there are more female babies than male babies born in North America.

As you can see in this graph, in Mexico, and South America, where a majority of these children originate, the population of females is higher than the population of males. The numbers released from the White House claims 8500 boys and 3200 girls are being held in these cells.

Where are the rest of the girls? Even if the birthrates were even, that leaves approximately 5300 girls unaccounted for.

Where are the girls missing from the count?

Is this country, that feigns concern about sex trafficking, selling the girls?

Where are the girls?

You know as well as I do that we can expect, in future, to hear stories of sex crimes, abuse, and torture against these children.

You can not take children out of the protection of their parents arms and give them to strangers in a civilized nation. These are human rights violations. These are war crimes.

This must stop today.

Call your members of Congress to demand they put an immediate end to Trump’s policy of separating families. Demand they reunite those already separated. Hold those who crafted this policy, as well as those who support it, Sessions, Trump, Kristjen Nielson, Sarah Sanders, etc, accountable.

Call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121

Watch video of immigrant girls taken from border, moved to NYC last night.


When You’re Almost a Nazi

Jeff Sessions mandates you should know

Donald Trump has a way to go

Before he will be

A full fledged Nazi

His Kaiser mustache needs to grow

Sessions: Detention centers not like Nazi Germany

It’s odd he’d compare to down play

Nazis taking children away

Trump’s superior

Because the führer

Branded, Trump hasn’t… yet to-date

Happy Fathers Day to the Senators Who Take Children

I think it’s appropriate, on this day when we celebrate fathers, to give a shout out to all the members of the Senate who will not sponsor a bill that would stop Donald J Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

Happy Fathers Day Senators! Enjoy the day with your children while 2000 migrant children sit, without the protection of their parents, in the concentration camps you played a part in creating.

*List updated on 6/18/2018

**All Democrats now sponsor the ‘Keep Families Together Act’ S.3036 , but not a single Republican.

Call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121

This list does not include the House of Representatives, which is why you don’t see other familiar names, like Paul Ryan and Devin Nunez.

The following story is hard to read, so imagine what it is to live through.

What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated? – Texas Monthly

Trump Tries a New Story on for Size

“I think Comey was the ringleader of this whole den of thieves. It was a den of thieves they were plotting against my election. Probably it’s never happened like that in terms of intelligence and in terms of anything else — but they were actually plotting against my election.” Donald J Trump June 16, 2017

The man lies knowing full well there is proof on film that he is lying.


Why does he continue to lie so blatantly? Because it works. His tactic of repeating lies until they are accepted as fact got him elected. And they keep his “people sitting up at attention when he speaks,” just like North Koreans do with Kim Jong Un.

I saw some unsettling numbers yesterday regarding this “Trump, Rusherrr investigation”:

  • 59% of voters don’t know about the indictments & guilty pleas
  • Mueller’s approval rating is, at an all time low, 32%
  • Only 53% of voters believe Mueller is conducting a fair investigation

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

Let’s remind those people, shall we?

There have been over 100 charges filed against 20 people, and 3 companies.

More specifically:

  • Mike Flynn, convicted
  • Rick Gates, convicted
  • George Papadopoulos, convicted
  • Alex Van der zwaan, convicted
  • Paul Manafort, indicted and jailed
  • Robert Cohen, expected to cooperate
  • Felix Sater, expected to cooperate
  • George Nader, cooperating
  • Richard Pinedo, cooperating

Then there are those who have perjured themselves:

  • Trump Jr,
  • Jeff Sessions,
  • Eric Prince

For those who missed the news yesterday, Paul Manafort is no longer on house arrest. He traded in his ankle bracelets for an orange jumper, because was found to have been in contact with witnesses in the investigation… witness tampering.

Trump and Giuliani are now waving pardons in front of Paul Manafort before he’s even convicted, no doubt in attempt to keep him from cooperating with the prosecution. This is also witness tampering.

Paul Manafort’s crimes are both State and Federal, and State charges can not be pardoned by the president. I’d bet my tax cut (🙄) that Mueller is aware of this, as is the New York Attorney General.

But why would an innocent man need to be pardoned?

For an innocent man, Trump has put a lot of thought into pardoning himself.

New York State also has Trump and his family in an unpardonable net:

That the disinformation campaign continues to sway public opinion is mind boggling.

We are at war. Disinformation continues to spread unchecked. Russia is in the White House. The Kremlin has influenced most of the GOP, to the extent that they continue to push for an end the Mueller investigation.

Who wants to end an investigation that has been so successful in such a short period of time?

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Orin Hatch (R-UT), Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky)… just to name a few.

They say it’s costly and distracting. That $17 million spent in a little over a year is distracting our dotard.

Many members of the GOP still in office, (like Mitch McDonnell and Orin Hatch), had the opposite sentiment with regards to Iran Contra investigation which cost tax payers $47 million, and the White Water investigation which cost $52 million. The duration of each of those investigations was 5 years. Did I mention those investigations were unsuccessful?

So, what’s my point?

We need to educate those who are unaware of Mueller’s success to date. Spread the word. Wake these people up. November 2018 is just around the corner, let’s not let history repeat itself.

Manafort Goes to Jail… a limerick

Bye Felicia, hope your brought your toothbrush

Revoked house arrest? Seems harsh and unjust!

Witness tampering?

A “crime”… that’s a thing?

Don’t drop the soap. Turn witness… if you must

This tweet didn’t age well—

Judge Orders Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Citing New Obstruction Charges – The New York Times