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    Just in case there is anyone who still doesn’t...

    Just in case there is anyone who still doesn’t think that the cruelty is intentional. Donations of soap and the like are being turned away.
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    We're already spending $775/night per kid. How...

    We're already spending $775/night per kid. How much more money do we need to spend? I stayed at a very nice hotel in Chicago last week for 1/3 of that cost.

    And I'm also curious what well...
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    Apparently torturing small children is more...

    Apparently torturing small children is more expensive than treating them humanely. Like I said at the beginning, cruelty is entirely the point of this. Apparently trump and his supporters think...
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    Jane is pointing out that among people hired, or...

    Jane is pointing out that among people hired, or at least selected for, high level positions in the trump administration a significantly higher portion of them have issues of domestic violence or...
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    I suppose in the republican world where...

    I suppose in the republican world where everything is either black or white with no possibility of shades of gray it makes sense that the only choices they saw were either soak the rich to benefit...
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    Actually I didn't intend the title to be...

    Actually I didn't intend the title to be sarcastic.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/

    We can hear the spectacle of cruel laughter throughout the...
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    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doctor-compares-co...

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doctor-compares-conditions-immigrant-holding-centers-torture-facilities/story?id=63879031

    I guess this is what republicans mean when they blather on about family...
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    The republicans have gotten so weak at creating...

    The republicans have gotten so weak at creating policy ideas that the best they could do for immigration was kiddie koncentration kamps?
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    I realize cruelty is the point

    But, geez, when did we become a nation of such monstrously awful people?

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/inside-a-texas-building-where-the-government-is-holding-immigrant-children


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    That's awesome! And smart that they are putting...

    That's awesome! And smart that they are putting them as far offshore as they are. I don't think you can catch windmill cancer from 15 miles away.
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    One of the local tv stations interviewed a number...

    One of the local tv stations interviewed a number of his constituents. They didnt seem to be big law and order types. All but one thought this was great, even the threat of violence. So he won’t...
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    I guess 6:30 qualifies as evening. In fact it's...

    I guess 6:30 qualifies as evening. In fact it's about time to fire up the grill, open up a nice cabernet, and start making dinner.

    The current brouhaha:
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    When an equally ridiculous attempt to force texas...

    When an equally ridiculous attempt to force texas
    Democratic Legislators to return from oklahoma to vote on redistricting happened a few years ago none of them suggested shooting the texas state...
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    The part that makes him special is his...

    The part that makes him special is his willingness to resort to violence to get his way. And that his constituents, interviewed by a local tv station, are mostly cool with that. Just as montana s...
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    Republicans sure are sore losers

    I get it, walkouts by legislators are a common tactic. Democrats have done it before. Republicans have done it before. But now in Oregon there is a state senator publicly threatening violence...
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    I agree with IL and Tammy. In another thread you...

    I agree with IL and Tammy. In another thread you were contemplating whether you wanted to move out of the apartment anyway. You have so little stuff that you have plenty of options that don't...
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    My sister is going to walk the Camino this...

    My sister is going to walk the Camino this summer! And my new boss's boss did it a couple years ago when he was between jobs. I'd never heard of it before and now it seems like I hear about it...
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    We do this from time to time. Super easy, and...

    We do this from time to time. Super easy, and delicious. We like it on caprese salads of tomato, onion and fresh basil.

    As far as cost, though, keep in mind that after you've boiled it there is...
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    Don’t worry. I’m sure the ubiquitous security...

    Don’t worry. I’m sure the ubiquitous security cameras and license plate cameras are doing a good job of keeping track of even the most nefarious people such as yourself.
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    We all, except ultralite, carry a tracking device...

    We all, except ultralite, carry a tracking device in our pocket everywhere we go. I wonder what he’s trying to hide?
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    Omg. Tyler is adorable! Actually all the...

    Omg. Tyler is adorable!

    Actually all the animals are adorable. But then i tend to think animals are more awesome than most people...
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    So what was the new part of the deal they agreed...

    So what was the new part of the deal they agreed to last week?
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    How exactly do you define ‘social engineering’? ...

    How exactly do you define ‘social engineering’? I didnt see common core as some nefarious plan, just as an extension of the stupid idea that all educational plans need to be structured in a way that...
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    Yes, I think he made a mistake. ...

    Yes, I think he made a mistake.

    https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/04/29/common-core-work-research/

    Personally I think the entire rote learning of facts and then testing the memorization of...
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    For the moment we've got it under control with...

    For the moment we've got it under control with chew treat medicals. He loves them so it's not been an issue getting him to take his meds. The problem has been that the problem keeps getting worse. ...
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