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Be the #greenshirtguy we all need right now.

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680 people arrested here today, in the largest single-state immigration raid in US history. On the first day of school. With no thought to the children who would be arriving home to an empty house and no idea where their parents were. Churches and neighbors and total strangers stepped up to corral the abandoned kids as their parents were shipped off to Jena, LA. No idea when or how of even if they will be reunited. For a goddamned non-violent misdemeanor. Just so a bunch of heartless Republican bastards can get on television and crow about "enforcing the law" against people who are just trying to feed their families. $8/hr at a fucking chicken plant and they act like they're terrorists bent on crippling America. The only people crippling America are the heartless Republican bastards that are doing this. There aren't 680 good ole white boys in the entire state that would be willing to do the jobs these people were doing.
Fuck these assholes. FUCK. THESE. ASSHOLES. And fuck every single person who supports what they are doing. Fuck every single person who even has no opinion on what they are doing. As a matter of fact, if you aren't actively and vocally supporting these immigrants and their families, fuck you too.

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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:36 pm
680 people arrested here today, in the largest single-state immigration raid in US history. On the first day of school. With no thought to the children who would be arriving home to an empty house and no idea where their parents were. Churches and neighbors and total strangers stepped up to corral the abandoned kids as their parents were shipped off to Jena, LA. No idea when or how of even if they will be reunited. For a goddamned non-violent misdemeanor. Just so a bunch of heartless Republican bastards can get on television and crow about "enforcing the law" against people who are just trying to feed their families. $8/hr at a fucking chicken plant and they act like they're terrorists bent on crippling America. The only people crippling America are the heartless Republican bastards that are doing this. There aren't 680 good ole white boys in the entire state that would be willing to do the jobs these people were doing.
Fuck these assholes. FUCK. THESE. ASSHOLES. And fuck every single person who supports what they are doing. Fuck every single person who even has no opinion on what they are doing. As a matter of fact, if you aren't actively and vocally supporting these immigrants and their families, fuck you too.
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And nothing ever happens to the employers. They will pay a minimal fine, hire more undocumented workers, claim they had no idea the workers were undocumented, then they will get raided again. Rinse and repeat. Just like the semi-automatic guns issue, NEVER get at the root of the problem, just scapegoat others.
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TexasFilly wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:03 am
And nothing ever happens to the employers. They will pay a minimal fine, hire more undocumented workers, claim they had no idea the workers were undocumented, then they will get raided again. Rinse and repeat. Just like the semi-automatic guns issue, NEVER get at the root of the problem, just scapegoat others.
According to the local news reports, most (if not all) of those arrested had been run through E-verify, so at least part of the fault lies with the gov't itself. The chicken plants around here have been frequent targets of immigration raids, including the second largest round-up in US history of 600 people a couple of years ago, so they are generally pretty careful with hires. If the gov't says "here's this program and you have to use it or you will be in violation of federal law" and the companies use it and it doesn't do what it's supposed to do I'm sort of at a loss as to what comes next.

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That reminds me of all of the articles about Trump's properties where the management would advise the undocumented workers how to get better fake papers for continued employment. If the local news reports are accurate, then E-Verify is seriously fucked up. Maybe intentionally so. It will be difficult to convince me that the plant managers and owners weren't aware of the immigration status of 600 plus employees.
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TexasFilly wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 am
That reminds me of all of the articles about Trump's properties where the management would advise the undocumented workers how to get better fake papers for continued employment. If the local news reports are accurate, then E-Verify is seriously fucked up. Maybe intentionally so. It will be difficult to convince me that the plant managers and owners weren't aware of the immigration status of 600 plus employees.
It wasn't 680 people in one plant, or even one company. They had raids all over the state.

The last time they did this, they shut down a Vietnamese restaurant with 40 something arrests. A week later it was announced that only 3 of those arrested were actually undocumented. Didn't stop the restaurant from going out of business, or the trauma to those arrested. They're already releasing people from the current raid because ooops, we fucked up.

I wonder if the reaction would be the same if everyone with a misdemeanor warrant was rounded up and shipped off someplace else. Better take care of those shoplifting fines and parking tickets asap.

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Noted. But these plants are not small businesses. They know, but now apparently have cover with an E-Verify system that doesn't work (or does, depending on your perspective). If Fat Nixon really cared about this, he'd fix the things his government controls. But he'd rather ruin lives and see blood on the floor.
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Thank you, Sugar Magnolia. I wish this man (?), was gone! My first thought after the raids was, “what about the children”! My heart grieves for this country, for all the individuals caught up in the show of domineering lunacy by our leaders.

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America First is good documentary on the 2008 Postville raid, at that time the biggest immigration raid in US history. The owner of the meatpacking plant which was raided eventually went to prison on charges unrelated to the raid and his sentence was eventually commuted by Donald Trump (on, reportedly, the advice of Alan Dershowitz).

But besides the devastation wrought on the lives of the immigrants who worked at the plant, the whole town was devastated
"The demographic impact was huge. The town lost almost half of its population after the raid. It was also devastating economically. The plant that was the main economic motor of the town went bankrupt and later reopened under a foreign owner. Many workers didn't get paid for months and eventually lost their jobs. A lot of local businesses closed down. The whole county, not only the towns, suffered, immigrants and nonimmigrants alike. That's what we heard during our reporting for months."
— Almudena Toral, producer
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/07 ... ocumentary
My first thought after the raids was, “what about the children”!
The effect on kids is dramatic. There's been studies in Postville about low fertility rates afterwards and the psychological impact it had on children. In this case, the girl that we profiled … she is the only one in her family that was born in the U.S. Her family is from Guatemala. Her dad was arrested and put in prison for six months, and later deported during the Postville raid. Her mom, [who was] also undocumented, wasn't at the meatpacking plant but got really really scared and ended up going back to Guatemala with the girls, with her daughters. And the difference is striking. [Her] sisters in Guatemala don't even go to school. One of them is 5 years old. The other one is 15 and the other one is 16. So she has the whole pressure of sustaining her family in the future. There's a lot of hopes put on her, but it's also extremely difficult psychologically for her. She even mentions at some point [in the] documentary, ‘I don't even have anybody to give me hugs.’
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annrc wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 am
Thank you, Sugar Magnolia. I wish this man (?), was gone! My first thought after the raids was, “what about the children”! My heart grieves for this country, for all the individuals caught up in the show of domineering lunacy by our leaders.


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I just dropped off 20 lbs of fresh fruit (double my usual weekly donation), granola bars and fruit drinks. Everyone in the office looked incredibly stressed and I barely made it back to the car without bursting into tears.

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I guess I’ll put this here as part of it is about how I decided to resist the creeping Trumpism. I’ve been friends with people on Facebook who I’ve never met. It was to play a game on Facebook. A disturbing number of them are rabid Trump supporters. They post bible quotes among their posts calling the Obamas apes and Michelle Obama a man. They post hateful crap about anyone who isn’t loyal to Trump and all the crazy Q type conspiracies. I post fact checking links to their lies (because falsehoods unchallenged only fester & grow) or counter their posts and photos with Trump doing the same. They seem to have become emboldened, especially since he wasn’t removed from office this week.

Yesterday, a woman posted a photo of Nancy Pelosi drinking water with both hands, so I posted the video of Trump doing the same. Then she posted a photo making fun of Nancy Pelosi for wearing dentures, so I posted a video of Trump slurring around whatever those things in his mouth are. Her husband then made several posts calling me trans, gay, a drag queen, ugly, a she male who watched little girls going to the washroom, and just jealous because I want Trump’s balls in my mouth. My current profile photo is from the Rocky Horror Picture Show last Halloween. They called me a snowflake and told me to block them since I’m such a snowflake. I decided that my part of the resistance was to keep peppering them with questions and calling them out on their crap, lies, and hypocrisy until they blocked me. I asked if they believe they are Christians while acting in every way that a real Christian wouldn’t. Why he went straight to insults about my looks (I look hot in the photo by the way) and questioning my gender/sexuality as a way to try to slur me. If they really feel that to attack someone this way is an appropriate response to me posting a photo of Trump drinking water with both hands. She told me she didn’t want my anti-God rhetoric on her wall (asking why they aren’t acting like the Christians they claim to be is anti-God?) and he threatened to physically harm me if we were ever face to face. I never stooped their level and just kept asking if they thought their behaviour was appropriate and/or decent. They finally blocked me and probably bragged about how they owned a lib.

Is this the world we live in today? If someone disagrees with you politically or doesn’t like the same politician, it’s okay to attack them like this?

Today, someone I don’t know posted a bunch of pro Trump dreck on my page. I think they probably had her do it. I laughed at her posts, replied with posts of Trump with toilet paper on his shoe, looking at the sun, and slurring his words. I told my friends that I was proud to have a cute little Trumpanzee as a fan and that she was my hew squeaky chew toy. She removed all her posts and blocked me within half an hour. This is my new way to resist, but I’m so sad that this is the new normal. :cry:

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Great picture.

As long as you’re enjoying the interaction, keep it up. If it gets old, just block them. Most of my old school mates who are trumpers unfollowed me long ago. Occasionally one decides to test me but usually not for long.
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jemcanada, you are my new hero. Your ability to engage the Trumpers without joining them down in their gutter is admirable, I loved reading about how you kept coming back and refused to allow them to knock you off kilter.

and YES! You look fabulous in that photo! :lovestruck: :bighug:
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RVInit wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:18 pm
jemcanada, you are my new hero. Your ability to engage the Trumpers without joining them down in their gutter is admirable, I loved reading about how you kept coming back and refused to allow them to knock you off kilter.

and YES! You look fabulous in that photo! :lovestruck: :bighug:
Thanks, RV! Love you too!

He kept saying things like I need to shave, I need to get my masculine jawline fixed, that I need to get rid of my large adam’s apple, and I’m not pretty enough to be a drag queen. I didn’t stoop to his level and ignored his insults. I think that I look nice and happy here. :blink:

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