Have heard more than once from people who voted for Trump that he should be given a chance. I actually didn't disagree with that, even though Republicans from day one thwarted President Obama. However, there can be no chances given for people who are bigots. They need to be called out regularly and it certainly is not in my value system to give bigots a pass.
(1) According to Trump, chaos and confusion at airports across the country had nothing to do with his decision to sign a hastily-written executive order Friday afternoon banning thousands of people from entering the country without any warning, Department of Homeland Security consultation, or legal review. No, you see, things would have been totally calm and business-as-usual were it not for those protesters, Senator Chuck Schumer expressing human emotion, and Delta.
(2) That Delta’s computer outage is the real culprit here, even though, as Bloomberg points out, the computer outage at Delta “occurred more than 48 hours after the president’s order and lasted only three hours.”
*Bonus: Obama’s “seven countries” taken out of context: Trump’s claim that the seven countries listed in the executive order came from the Obama administration is conveniently left unexplained. A bit of background: soon after the December 2015 terror attack in San Bernadino, President Obama signed an amendment to the Visa Waiver Program, a law that allows citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States without obtaining visas (and gives Americans reciprocal privileges in those countries). The amendment removed from the Visa Waiver Program dual nationals who were citizens of four countries (Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and Syria), or anyone who had recently traveled to those countries. The Obama administration added three more to the list (Libya, Somalia, and Yemen), bringing the total to seven. But this law did not bar anyone from coming to the United States. It only required a relatively small percentage of people to obtain a visa first. And to avoid punishing people who clearly had good reasons to travel to the relevant countries, the Obama administration used a waiver provided by Congress for certain travelers, including journalists, aid workers, and officials from international organizations like the United Nations.
Google employees rally against Trump's immigration ban. I understand this. I worked for Microsoft some time back and most of my teammaters were from other countries. There were people from India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, to name only a few. People need to get over their fear. The immigration process, AS IT HAS BEEN FOR YEARS AND YEARS, vets people and turns away those that don't meet our standards. Heck, back when Ellis Island was the place, a lot of people didn't get in because of illness, and were TURNED BACK. Given that Trump has repeatedly called this a "Muslim ban", and said that he would favor Christians, one cannot see this any other way than being bigoted and discriminatory.
Trump fired Sally Yates. But.. what does Jeff Sessions believe about the office of the AG?
THESE are my people.
“We are united, in that we are all human beings, and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting, and mysterious ride that is being alive. Now, as we act in the continuing narrative of Stranger Things, we 1983 Midwesterners will repel bullies,” Harbour said, bringing down the house as the crowd rose for a standing ovation. “We will shelter freaks and outcasts — those who have no hope. We will get past the lies. We will hunt monsters. And when we are at a loss amidst the hypocrisy and casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will, as per Chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the meek and the disenfranchised and the marginalized. And we will do it all with soul, with heart, and with joy. We thank you for this responsibility.”
Schwarzenegger said he could relate to people having trouble with green cards ("I was in that position") and that he believes the ban "is crazy and it makes us look stupid when the White House is ill-prepared to put these kind of executive orders out there."
"At the same time, I have to say I went through some of those problems when I was governor," he conceded. "You go in there new with a new team and mistakes are made. I hope that this is a wake-up call for them."
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