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Brooks' editorial was about LEGAL immigration, not illegal. And as for Jordan and Chavez, Barbara Jordan would be horrified at what is going on right now. She stood for justice, civil liberties, and basic human dignity for all. Ditto, Cesar Chavez, head of United Farm Workers, would find the current climate simply inhumane. And I'm pretty sure both of them would be horrified to know that their names were being invoked in such a way. There is a difference between being against illegal immigration, for immigration reform, and the tone of things now. Jordan and Chavez would not have been on the side of inducing fear, anxiety, splitting up families, "driving while hispanic" law enforcement strategies, ICE agents presenting themselves as law enforcement to gain entry to people's homes, and any of the myriad of things going on now.
I know that most of you guys who comment here are allergic to the NYTs, but how about David Brooks? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/opinion/the-national-death-wish.html
I have extensive experience with the procedures involved in someone applying for, interviewing for, and being accepted for a tourist visa to come to the U.S. It is absolutely not true that getting a tourist visa to come to the U.S. is "quite likely" or that one has a "good chance" for anyone except from a handful of countries, under some very closely defined circumstances, and with a box full of documentation, proof of financial ties to home country, just as a start. Having a sponsor in the U.S. may be helpful, but it is absolutely not sufficient - and the meaning of "sponsor" is far from codified in any case when it comes to supporting documentation for someone seeking a tourist visa to come to the U.S. Yours are totally misleading comments on a topic, tourist visas to come to the U.S., that you really have no understanding about.
Brian, we agree about something! Maybe this can be a start to talk about the need for Truth, the pursuit of truth, instead of all the trolling. I would only add that if the suggestion persists in any way that the kid(s) who did this don't really understand the seriousness of their act because they aren't aware of its "meaning", then those kids sure wouldn't know the expansive and rationalizing history presented here either. Its unbelievable for anyone to suggest that the kids were expressing their desire for "spiritual growth and ultimate unity."
Just trying to point out the irony of who the people of Somalia, a so-called "failed" state, have elected as their President right now. Overstatement is a hallmark of rhetoric. And I know very well what having an American passport means. And as for lack of grammar in all these posts, don't get me started.
This just in - a dual American/Somali citizen was just elected President of Somalia. But he shouldn't be allowed entry to the U.S., really???
Thank you ladies for chiming in - it was awesome, awesome for me too to be part of the D.C. March. And for people of Skylar's generation, so important for them to engage in the political process moving forward.
What's wrong Brian, needing to "re-comment" something you've already put on another stream in hopes that people will agree with what you have to say?
Nowhere does it say that a March, or protest, is going to incorporate every viewpoint. That's kinda' the whole point.
And once, and for all - the pink hats were a clever reference to Trump's characterization of the female genitalia in that video, NOT genitalia itself. That the difference is lost on you is just kind of depressing.
My absolutely last comment... I've been flying home from D.C. where 500,000 women, men, and children marched on Saturday.
THE PINK HATS had nothing to do with denoting genitalia, they had to do with deriding OUR -NOW PRESIDENT'S CHARACTERIZATION of female genitalia in that lovely lovely video. A HUGE (no pun intended) difference! Which clearly to most of you guys is totally lost on, because you simply lack the ability to understand sublety, humor, or empathize with anything outside of your own personal sphere. But not all of you guys, I'm thankful for that. As I said at the start, I've never been more proud of my Steamboat community of over 30 years.
As Meghan Kelly (surely a favorite of most of you guys) would say, "Sigh". I made a mistake trying to enter this conversation. By the way, I didn't use the word "consensual", so your pregnancy analysis is meaningless to the point I am trying to make, and I'm not going to get drawn into it any further. You guys are really something, parsing when its useful to you, ignoring when its not, hyperbole when its useful to your argument but disdain when its not, obsession with "gotcha" moments, mistating, overstating, just plain ignoring facts, but if it gets you thru the day, so be it. Whynot instead, use all of this time and energy of yours registering voters?
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