Folks who knit, crochet, learn from gamers – ban support for Trump and his white supremacy ideology

❝ We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.

❝ This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data.

❝ We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy

❝ Much of this policy was first written by a roleplaying game site, not unlike Ravelry but for RPGs, named RPG.net. We thank them for their thoughtful work.

I second that emotion.

Trump’s deportation order “heinous” — and violates the spirit of our Constitution

❝ New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is vowing to protect children from potential human rights violations as President Trump threatens to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally.

❝ At a news conference Wednesday, the Democratic governor accused U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of neglecting its responsibility to focus on specific immigrants with final deportation orders and failing to pursue employers who flout immigration laws.

Trump on Monday tweeted that immigration authorities next week will begin the process of removing the millions of “illegal aliens.”

❝ Lujan Grisham says federal immigrations authorities have been drawn into political activities…The first-term Democrat says due process violations affect all Americans, not just immigrants.

Neither the Fake President nor the Fake Republicans who now own that benighted political party care a rat’s ass for our constitution or the rights of folks with legal rights under that piece of law. Long-held law makes it clear you need not be a citizen to embrace those rights.

Shanahan bails on D.O.D. job after Trump’s sloppy cover-up falls apart


Patrick ShanahanManuel Balce Ceneta/AP

❝ Patrick Shanahan spent an unprecedented five and a half months as acting defense secretary—only to be forced to withdraw from consideration for the post today, leaving the Department of Defense with yet another acting secretary at the helm…

His quest to get the job on a permanent basis was ultimately cut short after reports surfaced of domestic violence within Shanahan’s family.

❝ Announcing Shanahan’s withdrawal, President Donald Trump said in a pair of tweets that the former Boeing executive had decided to “devote more time to his family,” thanked him for his “outstanding service”…blah, blah, blah!

❝ …In the end, though, it was a harrowing personal story that made Shanahan’s continued service untenable. The Washington Post reported that his wife had punched him and that his son had beaten her with a baseball bat…

Creeps hiring creeps, crooks appointing the corrupt, use the description of the day. People who vote for incompetents because of their bigotry and ignorance will continue to do so. My leading question remains…How hard will the Democrats fight to rebuild, resume a constitutional republic?

Supply-side heroics

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 7:44 AM – Jun 15, 2019: “The Trump Economy is setting records, and has a long way up to go….However, if anyone but me takes over in 2020 (I know the competition very well), there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before! KEEP AMERICA GREAT”

Just another supply-side creep who hopes the inevitable crash from mediocre economics happens after he lies his way into a second term. [In case you don’t recall Ronald Reagan’s White House career]