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Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

The only spittle flecked rage and rants ,i see on these posts, emanate from you.
Chill, your gonna have a stroke.

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Posted by artrogue on July 27, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

Let me see here... right wingers HATE Mexicans because they are all criminals, right? Hate them. The anger and venom that buoys Trump comes from roughly 25% to 45% of all Americans, they hate these criminals pouring over our borders and taking our jobs and some other mumbo jumbo. Raping and drugs and so on and so forth. They are criminals.
Yet, they come to work. They work because they're hired by companies who want cheap labor. It's a crime to employ an illegal. Ronnie Raygun signed that into law when he amnestied several million illegals in the mid-80s.
So... conservatives, where is your spittle-flecked anger at the good conservatives who hire this cheap labor? They are criminals. They are THE CAUSE of these refugees to come here to find work. I'll wait patiently while you throw yourselves into jail.
Screeching about illegals is just trolling to get the low-information, jingoists animated and furious.
Know what Trump's half-baked solution is? Keep 'em here. "They're already working and productive." So. fucking. funny.
You right wingers are hilarious.
You won't send to jail the criminals who pay the illegals. You want a GIANT government project to build a wall to keep them out, and a GIANTER project to round 'em up and send 'em back. Ha... you'd NEED to institute FEMA camps and provide soldiers extra-martial powers to unilaterally abduct and detain citizens and non-citizens alike to sort out later. You WANT this. DEMAND it. You're all so funny. It's hilarious.
Know what you could do to keep them in Mexico, like that is for some reason the most important thing in the world? Help to improve Mexico. Live in a large, interconnected, complex world. Nah... you won't do that.
Endlessly amusing, you guys.

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Posted by landsnark on July 27, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

It isn't 'nutso' to view illegal immigrants as refugees instead of denouncing them as outright criminals.

Perhaps if we had a reasonable path to citizenship it wouldn't be such a 'problem.'

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Posted by leemajors on July 27, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

"The fact that you are hung up on categorizing them as criminals because they are crossing an imaginary line out of desperation shows how little regard the GOP has for them. Or anyone really."

That is logic?

Well hell.. why should those close to the "imaginary line" get entry over all the other people on the planet? Every country on the planet has desperate people and poor people.

Why keep any out at all? Why even have a border?

Wow, your showing a complete disregard for all the other desperate people on every continent that want to come here.

How can you be so callous?

Come one.. come all..
Everyone is welcome No questions asked !!

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Posted by artrogue on July 27, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “The Agenda: 30 days to review 40,000 pages; Riley backs look at carriage horse incident; Senators asking about rally permits

Stupid decision to let the two rallies meet on the same day. Should have been "first come, first served". Too much tension, destruction of private property without sufficient security coverage, and too much potential for a major riot.

Horses sometimes fall, or trip, or lose their footings on slippery pavements. The fact that these incidents happen so infrequently shows they are normally event free. The horse could not get it's footing, so it needed human help. That was done pretty fast for being "down town" and shows the carriage owners are prepared. This is a real treat for visitors, and accidents will happen....even on the farm. So give the operators a break and realize their horses are their best asset.

I cannot imagine what is contained in the ACE's report that has not been hashed out over the past few years. If you need a reminder, get a copy and read to your heart's content....and then realize it is here to stay, so get over it.

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Posted by localhutch on July 27, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

They're only "technically" criminals. That's classic, I didn't know Leemajors could get any more nutso but he did! AWESOME.

Since they will probably vote for Political Machine B (Democrats), though, laws don't really matter and we need to make them citizens IMMEDIATELY, right?

Control our borders and make a functioning temporary worker program, like other normal countries do.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 27, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

well well well...

Anyone still wonder why we come to impasses in Washington DC?

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Posted by artrogue on July 27, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

If Republican presidential candidates and their respective voting base could get past their hilariously blatant jingoism, they would realize what businesses already have - illegal immigrants are a workforce wet dream.

They are basically the perfect embodiment of what Republicans are trying to do to the American workforce as a whole: employ people you don't have to pay a living wage, or insure, or provide other benefits like workers' comp or health care or pensions, whom you can require to work for an inhumane amount of hours and whom can be threatened with deportation if they dare speak up about their rights being abused.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 24, 2015 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

"Interesting that you quote Mark Krikorian..."

You can't hold that against him, Ima. artrogue cuts-and-pastes about 85% of his comments, and he probably doesn't read them first.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on July 24, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

You can't be opposed to illegal immigration and also support the free market. There is a demand for cheap labor, and there are people willing to supply said demand. If Republicans really wanted to stop illegal immigration, they would target the businesses that profit from the services of illegal immigrants, but we all know that is not going to happen.

Besides, the number of people immigrating illegally and legally has decreased under Obama. http://news.yahoo.com/immigration-u-mexico…

And, the Obama administration has deported way more immigrants than the Bush administration ever did. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/…

But by all means, let's continue with the histrionics and outrage. The GOP knows no other way.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 24, 2015 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

'First of all, Illegal immigrants are criminals.'

While technically correct, a more accurate description would be refugee.

Tired, poor, huddled masses indeed.

The fact that you are hung up on categorizing them as criminals because they are crossing an imaginary line out of desperation shows how little regard the GOP has for them. Or anyone really.

The GOP has shown time and time again the only 'compassion' they display is for an unborn fetus, or for rich white men. Fuck everyone else.

The GOP's idea of compassion is defunding planned parenthood (the primary source of contraception and OBGYN care for the impoverished) and outlawing abortions....then defunding medicaid and welfare for the children once they are born. Fuck you, got mine.

Grand Old Party of fucking assholes.

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Posted by leemajors on July 24, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

Interesting that you quote Mark Krikorian. The man is an avid anti-Hispanic racist and has had ties with White Supremists. If that's what you've got to support Trump and yourself, you are part of the proof that the biggest thing Trump has shown from his rise in the Republican polls is their massive constituency of bigots and under-educated idiots.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 24, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

Trump may have overstated the "they send" and yet, check this out:

In 2005 the government of Yucatán produced a handbook and DVD about the risks and implications of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
The guide told immigrants, among other facts:
- where to find health care
- how to get their kids into U.S. schools
- how to send money home.
Officials in Yucatán said the guide is a necessity to save lives but some American groups accused the government of encouraging illegal immigration.

In 2005 the Mexican government was criticized for distributing a comic book which offers tips to illegal emigrants to the United States.
That comic book recommends to illegal immigrants, once they have safely crossed the border, "Don't call attention to yourself.... Avoid loud parties. ... Don't become involved in fights."
The Mexican government defends the guide as an attempt to save lives.

"It's kind of like illegal immigration for dummies," said the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, Mark Krikorian.

"Promoting safe illegal immigration is not the same as arguing against it".

The comic book does state on its last page that the Mexican Government does not promote illegal crossing at all and only encourages visits to the US with all required documentation.
That's a joke ...right?

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Posted by artrogue on July 24, 2015 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

First of all, Illegal immigrants are criminals.
The very fact that any immigrant enters our country for one of the following reasons
makes them a criminal. We have laws. We need to either enforce them as they exist or do away with them.
a) entering without authorization or inspection
b) staying beyond the authorized period after legal entry
c) violating the terms of legal entry
Section 1325 in Title 8 of the United States Code, "Improper entry of alien", provides for a fine, imprisonment, or both for any noncitizen who
enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration agents, or
eludes examination or inspection by immigration agents, or
attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact.

The maximum prison term is 6 months for the first offense and 2 years for any subsequent offense. In addition to the above criminal fines and penalties, civil fines may also be imposed.

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Posted by artrogue on July 24, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

He's racist because he's wrong in mischaracterizing tons of hard-working, normal mexican people as criminals when they are not.

Desperate maybe, but not criminals.

But that won't stop idiots from getting dog-whistled into supporting him. This isn't Castro literally sending criminals to Miami. It's a stream of impoverished and desperate people trying to make money for their families. There might be criminals among them, but his shitty racist generalization is really what we've come to expect from the GOP.

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Posted by leemajors on July 24, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Two Charleston AME churches report suspicious activity within a week

Yup, South Carolina, the poster child for post-racial harmony.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 24, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

So you'd think that if Trump says Mexico is sending these people, then the Mexican government would get really pissed at the accusation, but they're not. Why? Because they're smarter than most of us and the US media. They realze Trump is just a loud-mouthed egomaniacal buffoon. And as soon as Americans wake up to that, he's done.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 24, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

Well, Hell, if Mexico is sending their people, we've got a beef with the government, not the people they're sending. But, then again, I don't think Mexico is sending them, I think they're coming on their own. But I could be wrong.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 24, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Roof charged with hate crimes; McGinley to Berkeley?; West Elm, Field & Stream opening soon

Here's a question. Why does the media make celebrities out of these idiots? I don't have the need or the desire to know their names or see their faces. I wonder how many would perform these senseless acts if they knew that they wouldn't get a write up in the paper.

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Posted by m@cron on July 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

umm nope.
You just missed my previous comments.

The exact quote is..
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably— probably— from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast."

Regardless if you agree with him or not. It helps to deal in facts.

First and foremost he was referring to ILLEGAL immigrants. A very important word in any discussion and one that seems to get dropped more and more in any discussion.

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Posted by artrogue on July 16, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Nothing in those comments is meant as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.

Your the one who is uninformed and making your assumptions based on biased news
and not just a man's words and deeds.

Again do you have any facts to support your opinion?

Do you happen to know how many latino americans he has in his organizations from all levels of business?

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Posted by artrogue on July 23, 2015 at 9:53 PM
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