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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:02 pm 
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True.

Something I learned from climbing: sometimes retreating is more dangerous than advancing.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:11 pm 
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I broke down the photo for BuzzFeed: This Incredible Photo Of Trump Surrounded By G7 Leaders Is Like A Renaissance Painting https://t.co/r3TtGNdRVs
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“Just tell us what Vladimir has on you. Maybe we can help.”


https://twitter.com/guyverhofstadt/stat ... 6118477825

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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LOVE that caption Frelga!

Trump is barefacedly and openly conspiring with Russia. He is doing Putin's dirty work for him. Why would anyone not be questioning his motives? It's so bizarre.


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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:45 pm 
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Er...

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TRUMP on Kim Jong Un (note the final two sentences): "He's the head of a country, and I mean he's the strong head. Don't let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same." (via FOX) https://t.co/ed9AMRl9ny


https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status ... 9591206913

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:08 pm 
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Oh, God. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:09 pm 
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I'm preeeeetty sure he intended for that to be taken as a joke, even if it's pretty obvious to anyone watching that it's not actually a joke. :neutral:

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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I've noticed Trump says a lot of things 'as a joke' that he really means.. like trying out President for life. He's testing the waters, putting ideas in people's heads.. that's not really a 'joke'.


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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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So how many of you south of the border have called their elected representative to demand that they stop ripping immigrant children from their families and incarcerating them in inhuman conditions? Just wondering.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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My elected representatives (House rep and both senators) are fighting this.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:30 pm 
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Jude wrote:
So how many of you south of the border have called their elected representative to demand that they stop ripping immigrant children from their families and incarcerating them in inhuman conditions? Just wondering.

I'll do it when I'm back behind an American IP. If I do it from here it'll probably flag as something to be ignored. Though my House rep is fighting, one of my Senators is fighting, and the other Senator is a worthless lump of protoplasm that we're going to fire when he's up for re-election.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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So are mine.

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"I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order," Sessions said. https://t.co/yTW6pHKnxs


I am tempted to create a Twitter account that would post appropriate Biblical quotes in response to so called conservatives. For example.

Matthew 23:27
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Except for the "appear beautiful" part.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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Or, hey, here's a better one.

Leviticus 19:33-34 “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

Via the Twitter of God https://twitter.com/TheGoodGodAbove/sta ... 5648144384

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:14 pm 
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:thumbsup: [likes Frelga's post]

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/10 ... 3401312257

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UPDATE: All 49 Democrats have signed on as co-sponsors to the Keep Families Together Act, which would end family separation at the border.

There are ZERO Republican cosponsors

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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Frelga wrote:
https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1008759623401312257

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UPDATE: All 49 Democrats have signed on as co-sponsors to the Keep Families Together Act, which would end family separation at the border.

There are ZERO Republican cosponsors



:cry: :cry: :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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Must everything be so damn partisan now??

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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Republicans in Congress refuse to do anything about American children gunned down in schools. Why would they lift a finger in this case? These kids aren’t even American, and that is apparently all that matters to their base.


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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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The government should know how bad this looks and how innocent children are actually suffering. That kind of scenario is unacceptable to most Americans as exemplified by former First Lady Laura Bush’s withering criticism. https://t.co/F4PKL00xLS


Bill O'Reilly. Actual Bill O'Reilly.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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I used to dismiss equating the Republican base with fascists as over-heated rhetoric.

I've changed my mind.

I also tried donating to the ACLU but my credit card froze up. Probably because I'm out of the country and it flagged as possible fraud. I did manage to sign a petition.

BTW, Jeff Sessions is a Methodist. The Methodist clergy are bringing church charges against him. I'm not sure what that means but it would be certainly be fun if our Bible-quoting baby snatcher of an AG got excommunicated.

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 Post subject: Re: Trump's America
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The numbering of children has been disproven by Snopes. The number on that kid's t-shirt was put there by the retail manufacturer, not the U.S. government.

But it is the absolute truth that border patrol agents are saying they are taking the children for baths in order to separate them from their parents. And some detention centers are being told not to comfort the children when they cry. Others say they've been told it's okay to hold them or hug them.

I am at a 4 day long Christian retreat, and one of the things we talked about yesterday was the terrible harm lack of physical affection can cause for children:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/15/62025432 ... eparations

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