A Look at the Spin of Sanctuary Cities

A Look at the Spin of Sanctuary Cities

The concept of sanctuary — providing a safe haven for people fleeing oppression — has a long history and is now in the news because President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off federal funds to communities that take on this designation.

living-shadows1Rochester is now updating a sanctuary resolution it has had on the books for three decades when Rochester was at the center of a controversy about the federal government trying to deport Alejandro Gomez, a refugee from El Salvador, who sought asylum here.

What galvanized the community — and assured approval of the 1986 resolution declaring Rochester a “city of sanctuaries” — was the arrest of Gomez four days before the City Council vote.

Back then, Gomez and his wife Leticia were walking down Main Street in downtown Rochester on a late Friday afternoon, with the Memorial Day weekend approaching.

“Suddenly a man pushed his way between them and, turning to Alejandro, said, ‘How are you, Alejandro?’ Instantly, Alejandro was surrounded by 10 plainclothes men and quickly thrust into one of four long black limousines at the curb,” Sanctuary Committee member Gail Mott later wrote in her account of this history.

And Mott noted: “Leticia was left standing there, stunned, and wondering whether she was in the U.S. or El Salvador.”    young-uc

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service had initially arrested Alejandro and Leticia Gomez almost 18 months earlier for illegal entry into the United States, but he was arrested this second time — and had his bail upped from $3,000 to $50,000 — because the INS alleged that he was a “potential threat to the United States.”

Not only was the higher bail money raised within 24 hours — from about 170 donors — but council members passed the sanctuary resolution by a 6-2 vote, with one abstention.

But Gomez felt so vulnerable that he fled with his family to Canada seven weeks later.

“‘I was sure I would not get asylum because they supported the Salvadoran government,” said Gomez in a recent phone interview from Fort Erie, Ontario, where he and his family continue to live.

kathryn-steinleHowever, we at The Contemplative Thinker are still at odds as to whether or not Gomes ever paid his debt and Leticia’s for skipping on a bail account? This would indeed state a lot about Gomez’s character.

Then and now, the council’s resolution would not stop federal authorities from arresting undocumented refugees — but it represents a declaration of principles to rally behind. Now the spinning starts!

“It is a sense that the community understands the anguish of being a refugee,” Mott recalled.

The spinning is that this Rochester will want to argue in court that they have the rights to establish the Declaration. As for us, we know that Rochester can declare anything they want; subsequently, it must be in accordance with the Constitution and within the federal system which INS was at the time.

President Donald Trump’s executive order — on hold as it is contested in the courts — to ban the entry of people from seven predominately Muslim nations for 90 days and refugees from all nations for 120 days, with those from Syria banned indefinitely, has had a similar effect.

“Precipitous actions on the part of the government that appears to be irrational to the public are met with a huge level of distrust,” said Catillaz, who represented Gomez and is past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

While the definition of sanctuary varies with communities, the one approved by the council told of Rochester’s “long tradition of support for the vulnerable and dispossessed, as exemplified by Rochester citizens’ strong acceptance of Frederick Douglass.” Is someone playing the race card here?

The Rochester Sanctuary Committee began forming in 1983 when religious-based sanctuary groups were springing up around the nation.

As Time magazine, in a 1983 assessment, noted: “The concept of sanctuary in a holy place was known in ancient Athens. Today’s sanctuary advocates often quote Isaiah: ‘Hide the outcasts, betray not the fugitive.'”

Time told how while there were about 250,000 undocumented Central Americans in the United States, just a small percentage of asylum applications were approved and about 24,700 Salvadorans had been deported since 1980.


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Homeland Security suspends travel ban

Homeland Security suspends travel ban

DHSPresident Donald Trump’s government moved swiftly Saturday to comply with a federal judge’s order halting his travel ban — even as Trump himself denounced the judge — but readied its legal defense of the controversial executive action.

Being as simple and as basic as I know how to be there isn’t anything controversial about President Trump’s “travel ban.” However, I will be the first to readily admit that our President Donald A. Trump, is seemingly getting the wrong end on just about every change that he is trying to make through his own party members, the opposition left, liberal, or Democrat Party members.

In reality, it seems as though he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. My hope is that we have elected a morally sound person with high values who does not have sensitive skin. Furthermore, my hope beyond all hope is that one-day ⸻ soon ⸻ he will get the cabinet members he has nominated and that democrats will straighten out and at the very least, try and be civil.

518jDbeTdAL__AA160_During the summer I wrote several articles that involved usurpation. I felt it was a great idea insofar as the former president Barack Obama completely overstepped his parameters as far as separation of powers, as well as the Constitutional law of balance of powers. Usurpation is derived from the word usurp that Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as to seize and hold (as office, place, or powers) in possession by force or without right: to take the place of by or as if by force: to seize or exercise authority or possession wrongfully. The matters and consequences of usurpation are fundamentally a branch of the government (executive, legislative, judicial) wandering into an area out of their expertise and take on the full power of the person or people that they have usurped.

In American history much usurpation has come at the hands of the judiciary; what is meant by this is that the U.S. Supreme Court has legislated far too often for Congress to even matter. This is exactly the same as when former president Barack Obama went on a public speaking engagement tour espousing, “I can’t work with this Congress” or better still when he vividly proclaimed that his executive orders concerning amnesty and DACA/DAPA and the “right to demand that 5 million immigrants and illegal’s be allowed to enter and remain in the country. Obama espoused, “I can’t make the law” at least 22 times before he signed an executive order and then stating “I just made a new law.”

The Department of Homeland Security announced it has suspended all actions to seal_of_the_united_states_department_of_justice_svgimplement the immigration order and will resume standard inspections of travelers as it did prior to the signing of the travel ban. But it said the Justice Department — which is expected to file an emergency motion to stop the order — needed to challenge the ruling “at the earliest possible time.”

“(Trump’s order) is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the President has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so,” acting DHS press secretary Gillian Christensen said when announcing the suspension.

It is that sentence above that thwarts the Presidency’s intention thus allowing the Ninth Circuit Court to enter in and begin usurping the number one job of our Commander-in-Chief.

For ANY PERSON: Where is there a Constitutional reference regarding sanctuary cities? Or better yet is there a Constitutional reference that says anything about the U.S. importing people for immigration?

Trump’s order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen — from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.

arden B

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The Façade of Multiculturalism

The Façade of Multiculturalism

lifebuzz-49daPlease do not be suckered into it! Their tactics are just about the same for multiculturalism as they have been for illegal immigration, or change of venue, life, and from where the money comes from; still, nonetheless special care should be taken whenever someone wants to add anything to your culture.

Unless the legislators that are or will ever be ⸻ this much has been reluctantly stuck to or imposed on all of our lives since at least 50-years ago. Until most people, especially those protesting for anything, come to the realization that once there was a political party that went by “the Elites or the Elitist Party” forged their way into power ⸻  with promises of income equality, globalization, human rights, and more opportunity for everyone, if you are a player this is the message for you!

Unless one is an expert in the ideological means of a borderless world, experts that possess the ideological ways, means, and machinations of how adding various sophisticated themes of socialism, political systems, economic systems, ideological constructs, Marxism, democracy, special interest groups, anarchism, minority affairs, black nationalism, and fascism into an existing set-in culture, then we would be better equipped to realize how comparative cultures work together.      Saint-Paul

Believe in the people who have actually been a part of these constructs. People who have lived in the Netherlands, Paris, Nice, London, Berlin, Moscow, Orlando, San Bernardino, Dallas, Atlanta, Maryland, and of course New York City. These are people who graciously gave space as well as the means of production for housing, transportation, and mobility for what?

I have learned from interviews, friendships, investigations, and general empirical conversations that when the government leaders opened the gates so to speak, through them came people from all over the world. What the leadership never inquired about was how many of us ⸻ who already live here want this to happen.

The greatest lesson regarding all-of-it was that in Europe and soon in America as well there are not any adjustments made by the newly considered culture. For example, there are districts in Paris that even the local police will not go into to stop any disturbance. Furthermore, any and all of the non-host cultures’ way of life was respected or adhered too. Therefore basically what is created is not a “one person” attitude; subsequently, what has been created is a Hodge podge of different customs, dress, compatibility, and more importantly for social order, adhering to the same laws.

Multiculturalism is primarily the view of the ruling elite that different cultures, races, ethnicities, primarily those from minority groups, can and do belong living together in a specific place or one nation. Furthermore by definition multiculturalism implies the view that cultures, races, ethnicities, and particularly those of minority groups deserve special acknowledgments of their differences within the dominant political culture. For example protected existence, protected speech, and what else? Entitlements!     food_stamps_traffic_sign_ap-640x480

When one looks at history if there is any one thing that will assuredly happen is war. We are far more the assimilation people. Too many political people with lesser than honorable goals for the country and especially the people end up with diversity lotteries or the literal passing out of 80,000 visas and green cards per year.

arden B

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Disappointed, angry, sympathetic, disillusioned, sick to my stomach

Disappointed, angry, sympathetic, disillusioned, sick to my stomach

Congress assembledI feel one of the greatest ideals in the making of a *1 Representative Democracy, *2 a Constitutional Republic, *3 a form of governance where rights, specifically ⸻ the right to peaceably assemble, rights to private property ownership, the right to be secure in our homes, and the freedom of speech don’t get me wrong, due process, trial by jury, freedom of religion is without question the most collective thinking by a group of people who ever wished to live and love liberty.

I am not at this time ready or prepared to wonder and ask the question, “How many of you reading this paper could have honestly have sorted out fairness, personal liberties, and with the same breath and quill still be able to admit that democracy does indeed have a shelf life?   puke

As a person living in the 21st century I do not care too, but I will openly admit that I am, at this time in my life disappointed, angry, sympathetic, disillusioned, sick to my stomach, and downtrodden by the behavior of many elected officials; moreover, I shudder when I think of “why” people are protesting.

Just a quick proverbial sense judgment: I never, ever voted for or supported anything Barack Obama alluded to having in his bag of tricks. Furthermore, I try and realize that in order to have personal and private security and my freedom of speech, there are many things that I must do in order to our way of life ⸻ freedom, values-oriented, and etc., to continue.

Certainly in my studies of the American way, with special emphasis on the Founding generation what I have learned is that “Utopia” or that imaginary remote place that has ideal perfection in laws, government, and social conditions, is not real here on earth. But that does not necessitate that I do not have to try and make America that little piece of Utopia on earth. That is the nicest way I can ever say, “It takes a tremendous amount of responsibility, understanding, tolerance, as well as a commitment to doing these things to make America that country.

A TrumpOkay then…we’ve had our free voting election. President Trump defeated what appears to be the biggest source of arrogance known to humankind. Who the hell made you or anyone else the judge, jury, and executioner of whether or not he is capable or qualified to be our President? President Trump told the people, the courts, virtually everything that has ears what he was going to do! He has not broken any laws – period. Whereas prior to President Trump we had an individual who was above the law, in fact, creating new laws for illegal immigrants to come to this place and live.

In a representative democracy to do such nonsensical things like – not even attempting to ask me or mine or my congressional district how we felt about his amnesty plans, he just did so anyway. Now then, about that personal, private space, and my own privately owned property the 9th District Court of the U.S. is usurping my rights again.

arden B

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America’s relationship with immigration is … complicated.


“Ah…cmon let’s walk across…

America’s self-image is forever intertwined with the melting pot. It’s a nation that welcomes the world’s wretched refuse, a nation built by immigrants, a nation whose very motto is “E Pluribus Unum” — Out of Many, One.

America’s history also is replete with efforts to shut the golden door to arrivals from China, from Eastern and Southern Europe — and most recently, from predominantly Muslim nations.If one were to study history I am positive that some ugliness came from these regions.

America’s relationship with immigration is … complicated. It does not need to be!

The leaders of colonial America knew they needed immigrants to populate their new land. But Benjamin Franklin grumbled about an influx of “swarthy” Germans, and the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 made it harder to attain citizenship and easier to deport non-citizens deemed dangerous.Again it is knowing history.

The acts were controversial; most were allowed to expire in a few years, but the deportation law remains, even today. And their justification — that some or many immigrants were dangerous interlopers — has been invoked again and again. So is someone denying this fact?

“If you substitute ‘Muslim’ for ‘Catholic,’ they would sound very similar to what you hear today,” Lee said. For the love of money! This person cannot be serious!

In 1868, the U.S. signed a treaty encouraging Chinese migration; 24 years later, the Chinese Exclusion Act turned away immigrants from what was even then the world’s most populous nation.And I am positive that this has a great deal to do with the 14th Amendment.

What had happened in between? The Chinese immigrants who had shouldered much of the work of building the Sikh childWest had come to be seen as a threat — the “Yellow Peril.”

“Since the early republic, Americans have recognized that immigrants are essential to nation-building: Immigrants farmed the prairies, worked in the factories, built the streets, canals and railroad tracks. They mined the ore, planted and harvested the crops, and provided basic services. Government and business actively recruited foreign labor to facilitate economic growth,” she said.

It was Israel Zangwill, a British writer, who dubbed America “the Melting Pot” in his 1908 play of the same name. His Russian-Jewish immigrant hero proclaims: “what is the glory of Rome and Jerusalem where all nations and races come to worship and look back, compared with the glory of America, where all races and nations come to labor and look forward!”

More than 100 years later, despite some apprehensions of the moment, that feeling persists.

More than 700,000 citizenship applications were filed from October 2015 to June 2016, about 25 percent more than the year before. The U.S. issued more than 10 million visas in 2015.

But the United States is far less inviting than it once was: The number of immigrants obtaining legal permanent resident status in 2010 was just over a million — almost precisely the same number as it was a hundred years earlier when the population was less than a third of what it is now.

thinker on throneAmerican ambivalence is reflected in the Statue of Liberty. Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus,” with its siren call to “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” is inscribed on a tablet in the statue’s base. Lady Liberty herself, a gift from France to commemorate the American and French revolutions, is not placed to welcome immigrants.

Just a thought… If America is a nation of immigrants then most of this article is plain sh*t. The reason being, of course, is if America is a nation of immigrants then why not name it as such, and why do we give credit for street repair, farmed the prairies, worked in the factories, built the streets, canals and railroad tracks. They mined the ore, planted and harvested the crops, and provided basic services alongside Americans.

What we are facing here is a complete accountability by government officials — who have allowed this bull squat go on for generations without remorse. The wanker press writer who reports this rubbish has forever been tolerant to the USA immigrant, albeit illegal or legal. Now with the latest figures out of D.C., a whopping 51 percent of those immigrants who have landed safely and starting with entitlements these are permanent residents. Now add in the illegal aliens AND I actually heard a renowned journalist say well illegals don’t get entitlements; nope they are too busy counting the illegal funds from the IRS while at the same time collecting food stamps and welfare.

arden B

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How many of us knew that it would be this way?

downloadI very recently (within this week) received a letter from my Congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings asking me to read some articles which I later found out  were to further his cause of lambasting President Trump. So what we have here in plain text is actually from the sourced material he sent; furthermore, between paragraphs are numbered comments that I made back to Cummings hoping to open his eyes.

President Donald Trump’s immigration order inconvenienced some this weekend “for the safety of us all,” adding that Trump wanted to be proactive, rather than reactive, in fighting terrorism.

  1. Ask yourself ⸻ was it time for the shift?
  2. Did this come as a surprise to you? Why?

Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days and opens the door to more country-based bans in future.

  1. President Trump gave plenty of warning to these immigrants (really let’s tell the truth here, they are refugees)
  2. What is difficult to understand is how the left is spinning this entire matter: seven majority-Muslim countries?
  3. I do not feel whatsoever that my President Trump is waging anything toward Muslims;
  4. I do however want this to be stated: Can anyone from the Democrat Party tell me how we allowed in excess of 100,000 Christians to be murdered in Syria, Somalia, Iraq, and the remaining seven countries?

1467920534070It also bans all refugee admissions for 120 days — and bans Syrian refugees indefinitely. It slashes the US’s refugee quota for 2017 to less than half of the level set by President Obama, directs the US to prioritize “religious minorities” for the remaining slots, and bars all refugees from countries that aren’t specifically approved by the US government. (Whose spinning this decision through religion..?)

  1. It is time for the USA to take a look at how immigrants and refugees get into the country. A moratorium on any or all immigration is what this nation needs.
  2. Unfortunately for far too long, the USA has not had an immigration policy ⸻ and far be it from me to suggest blame be held by those who are responsible for this mess. Why attempt accountability? It is those Senators and Representatives and President’s that should have nipped this egregious mess in the bud before it happened.

And it tasks the federal government with coming up with a new process to screen everyone hoping to immigrate to the US, one that requires each individual immigrant to prove she or he would be a “positively contributing member of society.”

  1. Call me old-fashioned but since the time of the Founder’s as well as 1904 when kgucxcnt_biggerPresident Theodore Roosevelt debated if we can even call it that for the newly admitted immigrant should be of “good moral behavior, speak English, and be a productive member of the US society.”

The Trump administration is framing the executive order as a security measure: It is titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” (Edited by the reader.)

California with its “moonbean govenor” is trying their hardest to become the first “Sancturay State.” And yes, trying to get federal funds that normally is to be witheld. With the Cabinet positions being delayed for so long now — at this point in Obama’s presidency he was given the green light on over 20 Cabinet members, Trump is stopped at 6 members at the time of this writing.

Finally, the Democrat Party members are showing clear evidence of gridlocking the process of a transition government. As I listen to my friends (primarily Ashton at the SAG Awards) go out on tirades and to the point of contridicting themselves – I have yet to meet a politically knowledgeable celebrity.

arden B


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Being able to come to America is a privilege, not a right

“Being able to come to America is a privilege, not a right,”

spicerI believe it was Monday at the daily news briefing for those who have been appointed the White House as their area of operation when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a news conference Monday that President Donald Trump’s immigration order inconvenienced some this weekend “for the safety of us all,” adding that Trump wanted to be proactive, rather than reactive, in fighting terrorism. For the sake of non-confusion, Mr. Spicer stated, “Being able to come to America is a privilege, not a right,” Spicer said.

From “official” campaign season, President Trump has not steered from his wording from what he planned to do with illegal immigration, the refugee problem, or sanctuary cities. Any person who has a problem with this fact, please write a comment or two in the space provided.

And YES! The reaction to this news has been the focus of bets as well as the buzz behind those “Ah, we don’t believe it Democrats,” who simply are not ready to face management or leadership since Hillary D.R. Clinton lost the election. Moreover, there are several people laying down big money on whether or not the Democratic Party will survive.

Legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s first moves to restrict the flow of people 13117714932021142289_1_348a2f2finto the United States spread on Tuesday as Massachusetts and San Francisco sued to challenge two of his early executive orders.
Massachusetts on Tuesday joined the legal battle against Trump’s order banning travel into the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, a move the White House described as necessary to improve national security. A lawsuit contends that the order violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of religious freedom. So, again so sorry that one’s theological studies are not better equipped.

San Francisco sued to challenge a Trump directive to withhold federal money from U.S. cities that have adopted sanctuary policies toward undocumented immigrants, which local officials argue help local police by making those immigrants more willing to report crimes. For years now these various cities in the several states are intentionally brought up by those law breaking individuals normally all Democrats.

The legal maneuvers were the latest acts of defiance against executive orders signed by Trump last week that sparked a wave of protests in major U.S. cities, where thousands of people decried the new president’s actions as discriminatory. What?

“At bottom, what this is about is a violation of the Constitution,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said of the order halting travel by people with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days, which also stopped resettlement of refugees for 120 days and indefinitely banned Syrian refugees.

Both policies are in line with campaign promises by Republican businessman-turned-politician Trump, who vowed to build a wall on the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration and to take hardline steps to prevent terrorist attacks in the United States.

“It discriminates against people because of their religion, it discriminates against people because of their country of origin,” Healey said at a Boston press conference, flanked by leaders from the tech, healthcare and education sectors who said that the order could limit their ability to attract and retain highly educated workers. Healey is a misguided fool working politically. Where her claims are astutely incorrect is this action has little or nothing to do with the Constitution. At any rate, if judged by the president to be support of national defense, she should stop now.

arden B


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WHEW! what are we becoming?

illegals bitcgiingThe idiotic behavior displayed by millions of people who live in the US of A come as no surprise to me whatsoever anymore. I believe this enigmatic posture finally dawned on me during an unfortunate slew of events struck America hard and in the worst possible ways imaginable.

Think it through people ⸻ Hurricane Katrina produced more rapes and showed individuals actually looting their “own community” shops! How about the New Orleans Police Department? Well, only 300 or so got fired! People want to talk about equity matters and equality across the human spectrum. So I say, why aren’t you acting like it? All I can do is pray and write for those unfortunate folks in “Tornado Alley.”

As one begins or continues to look at the “slew of wild events” that have happened in such a short time; moreover, if one were to look at the behavior of people about anything and everything that has occurred, one wonders who or what the bigger problem could be?

What is bigger, senators and/or representatives and Supreme Court justices being able to hold themselves indemnified from insider trading and ObamaCare, or the scallywags who parade around protesting everything from minimum wage increases at Wal-Mart to national security to “Occupying Wall Street?”

Protests in Baltimore After Funeral Held For Baltimore Man Who Died While In Police Custody


There is one thing that we all must come to the realization of; any plan in the making whatsoever for fixing American problems ⸻ must involve Americans. Far too many Americans feel helpless in the face of government, the U.S. federal government says and does two separate things. [Please believe me when I say that out of 395,000  people ONLY A MEASLY 109 had to stay for better national security and that what ⸻ 2 hours!] We have people in this country that sit around collecting entitlement after entitlement waiting for their next gig call to protest.

And what ever happened to the once in a lifetime tourist that came over just to see America? We seem or were somehow led to believe that it was acceptable for people to come to this nation asking for free housing, food stamps, food, travel, a free place to live and the right to kill anyone one wants too.

This past weekend we all got to witness something that had been announced moreover, it was the change between someone who says something and gets elected and just another liar that wants to encroach on you with more government intervention.

arden B

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Functioning versus Nonfunctioning and Attitudes

Functioning versus Nonfunctioning and Attitudes


USA, Washington D.C, White House, garden and fountains in foreground

Oh! How I have waited ⸻ It seems now as if it has been years and indeed, it has! Today marked the end of the first business week for our new president. And I realize that a lot was done through executive orders; however, let’s have just one small peep into the world of productivity.

The following are all live links in case you wanted to have a look.

Trump signs executive order targeting ObamaCare

The National Parks Service is grounded from Twitter after criticizing President Trump

The Justice Department says it’s not illegal nepotism for Trump to hire his son-in-law

Trump pledges support for U.S. intelligence agencies, bashes press at CIA speech

Kellyanne Conway says the White House used ‘alternative facts’ about the inaugural crowd size

Kellyanne Conway flatly states that President Trump won’t release his tax returns

China sees Trump’s election as an opportunity to spread the values — and stability — of communism

President Trump was apparently ‘surprised’ by his own plan to cut regulations

Trump signs 3 executive orders, including withdrawal from TPP      kgucxcnt_bigger

A majority of Americans liked Trump’s inaugural address, poll finds

Trump repeats widely debunked claim that millions of people voted illegally in the election

Trump White House orders EPA to freeze all grants and contracts, reportedly stay mum about order

President Trump asks his staff to do things by scrawling in Sharpie on newspaper clippings

Trump tells automakers he’ll impose ‘regulations that mean something’

Trump signs executive action to move Keystone, Dakota Access pipeline projects forward

Trump has reportedly ordered a freeze on all EPA grants and contracts

Democrats are trying to stop Trump from launching nuclear weapons without congressional approval

After Trump orders several federal agencies not to tweet, Badlands National Park goes on a tweetstorm about climate change

President Trump threatens to ‘send in the Feds’ if Chicago doesn’t ‘fix’ its ‘carnage’

President Trump announces investigation over baseless claims of mass voter fraud

Reporters fret after White House press office sends ‘propaganda’-like email lauding Trump’s accomplishments

Trump administration ‘flirts’ with reviving black sites, torture

Trump signs two orders on immigration, including funding for border wall

President Trump issues stern threat to undocumented immigrants: ‘We are going to get them out’

President Trump slams ‘traitor’ Chelsea Manning for being ‘ungrateful,’ trashing Obama

Trump threatens to cancel meeting with Mexican president if Mexico won’t pay for the border wall

All of the State Department’s senior management officials just resigned

Trump proposes 20 percent import tax on Mexico to pay for the wall

arden B

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Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

newspaperStephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration. News organizations ⸻ “humiliated” by election outcome; therefore, being laced as the “opposition party.”

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call.

“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.” nytlogo152x23

Along with Bannon’s call for the press to shut up and just listen, I must say that I am one of those journalists who support him. Moreover, I would ask the public at large to give credibility to what Mr. Bannon is saying by asking each one of you too when either listening or watching to the press try and make a mental note of who, what, where, when, and how.

In additional coverage of this media mess, one would think that the editors of various categories would be a bit more selective. In the last ten years, the press has been distinguished as the mainstream media, the blog corps, and/or anything else to shut up the regular press; you know the people who document with evidence and sources what they are saying.

kgucxcnt_biggerHaving read this story in addition to some other personal non-coverages here goes. At a moment of high tension between the news media and the administration, with skirmishes over the size of Mr. Trump’s inaugural crowd and the president’s false claims that millions of illegal votes by undocumented immigrants swayed the popular vote against him.

What on earth does the press have stating anything about numbers of people? Now, I don’t mind saying but there has been so much scuttlebutt about winning the election to nothing but nastiness from every environmental group meaning the pipeline news as well as I believe the entire voting apparatus should be examined. Why? For good measure. President Trump’s daughter openly admitted that she was registered in two states as well as many members of congress. But hey, deceased people?

arden B

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