More fiduciary fun this week. Funds for COVID mitigation measures are being held up in the Senate by Republicans and the usual Democratic suspects to keep Title 42. It was written by Stephen Miller using COVID as a pretext to unilaterally deport anyone seeking asylum from a country where COVID’s run rampant with nary a mitigation measure, like the United States right now, for one example.
I didn’t mean to start spooky season yet. But horrific photos and reports of U.S. Border Patrol on horseback assaulting and detaining refugees seeking asylum sent a chill down my spine.
The refugees, particularly those from Haiti in this case, are dealing with a series of disasters that we have caused, both directly and indirectly. In any case, all refugees should be let in and given asylum. We have the space and resources, and it’s time for leadership instead caving to fascist scaremongers like Tucker Fucking Carlson. It’s good practice too. There are about to be a billion more climate refugees in the years ahead, and a good chance you and I will be among them.
I got rid of my car four years ago, and used Zipcar for groceries and supply runs. I’m not sitting in someone else’s germs, so we rely on delivery now. Thankfully there’s a local store that’s sources stuff locally, so its supply chains aren’t as strained as the monopolies.
We currently have enough meat and fish, but I would kill for a grocery chain rotisserie chicken and the chicken salad I’d make out of the leftovers.
Watching the same dopes in the media and politics who fell for the Iraq War runup do it again for this administration’s even more obvious warmongering is infuriating.
We instigated a coup and installed a monarchy in Iran when they democratically elected a dude who wouldn’t give us free oil forever. They (and no one) should take our word at face value.
With Kirstjen Nielsen Nazi ass out on the curb, Stephen Miller has free reign to shape this administration’s reign of terror on immigrants. A truly dispicable toad. I honestly can’t believe he’s still around when Steve Bannon got bounce so early.
Speaking of now-former secretary Nielsen, here’s a headline cartoon I did for The Nib just before she announced her resignation:
It’s probably because he’s been largely out of the spotlight, but now that the media starting to point out he’s the racist wizard behind Trump’s curtain, Trump will certainly bristle at the idea he’s not in charge.
Read this comic only at The Nib.