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Hours after Donald Trump took the principled stand that he will sign whatever Congress sends him on the matter, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday night that the administration can’t dismantle Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program just yet. US District Judge William Alsup issued a nationwide injunction ordering the administration to renew DACA protections for anyone who was covered by DACA at the time of Trump’s order in September, until a lawsuit by California A.G. Xavier Becerra and several other state attorneys general, DACA recipients, the University of California, and other plaintiffs is resolved.

The order doesn’t resolve the DACA problem that Trump created for himself and 700,000 undocumented young people brought to the US when they were children, but it keeps the administration from arbitrarily deporting anyone until the lawsuit plays out in court — by which time Congress may actually pass a permanent fix to protect DREAMers.

Judge Alsup’s ruling ripped the Trump administration’s flimsy justification for rescinding DACA. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (vomit) claimed President Obama lacked the legal authority to defer enforcement actions against the people covered by DACA, but in several pages of law talking stuff, Alsup notes the many legal precedents for the executive setting enforcement priorities for any number of reasons, going back as far as 1975, including “humanitarian reasons or simply for [the Executive’s] own convenience.” Obama’s DACA program, he said, has roots in discretionary relief programs going back even farther, such as the Eisenhower administration’s decision to allow the entry of foreign-born orphans adopted by Americans but barred from entry by then-existing immigration quotas. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush also took executive actions to allow other technically “illegal” immigrants to be exempt from deportation.

The New York Times points out that Alsup even cites Donald Trump’s own tweets in favor of granting DACA recipients permanent protection:

He noted that in September, the president wrote: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” Such tweets, the judge said, bolstered the idea that keeping the program going was in the public’s interest.

That would be in opposition to Trump’s campaign rally declarations that DACA was just a ruse to protect illegal immigrants and promote open borders, of course, because Donald Trump will say whatever he thinks will make people like him.

As we like to say, go read the whole thing — it’s a remarkably clear summary of how, for decades, presidents have had the authority to set immigration enforcement priorities and provide relief to some classes of immigrants, yes, even nasty undocumented immigrants. Barack Obama didn’t just make up DACA out of his head, but Alsup makes a pretty clear case that Sessions and Co. manufactured their rationale for rescinding DACA out of very thin legal arguments. New York magazine has an excellent roundup of the case if you’re not into reading legal documents (you really should, though).

Alsup’s order called the cancellation of DACA “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or not otherwise in accordance with law” and held that DACA recipients would be irreparably harmed if they were made subject to deportation before a final ruling in the legal challenge to rescinding DACA. He ordered that DHS must issue DACA renewals to anyone covered by the program in September, but the department isn’t required to consider new applications from people who hadn’t previously been protected by DACA. This means that tens of thousands of people can apply for DACA renewal past the administration’s arbitrary cut-off of renewals for those whose permits expire as of March 5.

Donald Trump, of course, has Thoughts on Alsup’s decision: Our courts are terrible and we should do something about that, because Donald Trump isn’t getting his way:

Oh, those sneaky plaintiffs from California, jurisdiction shopping by going to the federal court that covers California!

Speaking of sneaky, we should also note that the official White House “transcript” of Trump’s meeting yesterday with members of Congress conveniently left out the moment where Trump seemed to agree with Senator Dianne Feinstein on passing a clean DACA bill before addressing other matters. The Washington Post reported yesterday that the transcript did not include Trump’s reply to Feinstein, “Yeah, I would like to do it.” A White House official explained any missing lines from the transcript was “unintentional.” The line has now been added to the transcript. Looks like Donald Trump’s brain isn’t the only one with a Memory Hole.

The administration will almost certainly fight the order all the way to the Supreme Court so it can start deporting the first wave of DACA recipients — very lovingly, you know, it just tears Donald Trump up to see this happen, but he has no choice. But for the moment at least, DACA recipients have a little more breathing room than they did yesterday.

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  • Ellie

    There are approximately 900 Dreamers serving in the military. Anyone know if The Dotard in Chief wants to deport them immediately, or does he want them to finish their service, first?

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They’re going to deport them, then extradite them for going AWOL.

      • Ellie

        I knew there had to be a plan.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Deploy them overseas then leave them there?

  • ManchuCandidate

    More Daca

  • BadKitty904

    Trump and Company don’t law very good.

    That’s what happens when you hire the cheapest legal representation available, then don’t pay them.

  • Martini A, very stable genius
    • BadKitty904

      Who do you think – aside from Putin – is writing the GOP’s script?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The Federalist Society, a nest of treasonous scum and villainy.

        • BadKitty904

          Certainly, they’re enemies of America…

      • willi0000000

        Deutsche Bank?

        • BadKitty904

          Nah, I’m sure they’re too busy helping the GOP loot our National Treasury.

    • Oblios_Cap

      “Executive Time”

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Fauxgramming!

    • Querolous

      ” is consumed of a bunch of liberal, left wing judges “I do hope that some fava beans and a nice chianti were involved.

  • elviouslyqueer

    You know you’re on flimsy legal footing when fucking Ann “Wig On a Stick” Coulter mouthfarted a whole bunch of whine about yesterday’s DACA “lovefest.”

    • BadKitty904

      We need a stronger lock on the door to her crypt.

      • Like Really Smart Radio

        And/or Buffy with a stake. Uh, I mean, a vote.

        • elviouslyqueer

          PURGE IT WITH HOLY FIRE.

        • Episode 1 Season 5, “Buffy vs. Dracula”, clearly shows that Drac’ is such a powerful vampire that even a stake to the heart only disperses him for a while, rather than putting an end to him.

          Also, that Xander is strange and offputting.

      • Granny Sprinkles

        Just tell her that opening the door will let all the scary brown people in.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        What I’ve never understood about vampire movies is why don’t they just dump out all the Transylvania soil from the coffin and fill it with crucifixes and garlic? Why not padlock the coffin in the middle of the night so the vampire can’t get back in? Or cut an opening in the lid so sunlight can get in? It seems like there are easier and less confrontational methods.

    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      All the upfists for “Wig on a Stick.”

      • george lastrapes

        AKA ‘Couthless Runt’

        • Opalescent Riddles

          You can’t spell Couthless Runt without Ann Coulter (almost).

          Ann Coulter Shuts is an anagram for An Couthless Runt.

          • george lastrapes

            Would be supercool if it was an exact anagram as well as a Spoonerism! Maybe even unique?

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      That poor stick :(

    • Nockular cavity

      Traditional Newfoundland percussion instrument the “ugly stick” libel!
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b2e60a9a5951278d0d091bf9a1b86e0fb262538d855adee53ced1527c22e07e4.jpg

  • cmd resistor

    So Sarah Sanders issued a statement that this decision was “outrageous.”
    “We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President’s successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.” http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368260-white-house-on-judge-blocking-trump-move-to-end-daca-outrageous

    • Martini A, very stable genius

      Like her boss, she too apparently has zero idea of how the branches of government are supposed to balance each other out. Dumbasses, all the way down.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Did her eyes cross this time?

        • Martini A, very stable genius

          Do they ever uncross?

      • cmd resistor

        She’s relying on that law that says, A Judge Cannot Rule Against Your Stupid if you have a successful meeting the same day.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Sarah Fuckabee Sanders can go find some sand to pound.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Donald Trump’s brain isn’t the only one with a Memory Hole.

    Lot’s of people are saying that it’s really smooth and has a lot of brain worm holes in it.

  • bbayliss

    Fire and Fury didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, the Fusion GPS transcript didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know.
    What the fuck is it gonna take?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    *BIFF* and *OOOF*, too.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    During LIddle’ Baby Donnie’s live demonstration of his, um, cognitive difficulties, he claimed Obama said the DACA order was illegal but did it anyway. Incredibly, that is not what Obama said!

    This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people. [interruption by douchenozzle reporter] Precisely because this is temporary, Congress needs to act.

    http://www.aila.org/infonet/wh-president-speech-deferred-action

    • PubOption

      Executive Orders are all illegal, unless issued by Trump.

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        DUH! Every Trump University graduate knows that.

  • Squeegee

    Trump should appoint a Minister of Sex to his cabinet to promote procreation among blond haired blue eyed Americans and forced sterilization of the rest of us.

    Now that his plan to kick legal immigrants like Salvadorans is in full motion he really needs to go the extra mile to protect his white majority in this country before he gets run over by us darkies.

    Because we know that is what this is really all about and in fact is what inspired his whole presidential campaign in the first place.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I’m blonde haired and blue eyed and I don’t like this idea at all.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Bomb…

      • Squeegee

        The Republican tax bill includes all sorts of perks for you if you procreate with another Nordic type like doubling your exemption for each child. You should go for it!!!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He’ll wind up with a country of socialist Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, and Finns with that plan.

      • And those countries are, pretty uniformly, socialist.

        Seems like a plan

    • PubOption

      But not dark-rooted blond haired brown-eyed Americans and Slavs?

      • Squeegee

        Gingers and dark-rooted blond haired hazel eyed Americans are encouraged to procreate too. But no brown eyed Americans since they may have Injun blood in them like Elizabeth Warren.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance
      • Ghenghis McCann

        Race and Hispanic origin? That seems to be a bit of a Freudian slip.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Gotta credit ‘Hispanic’ agitators for that one. It’s not a race, was the issue…

    • Lance Thrustwell

      That is emphatically not what I would want a ‘Minister of Sex’ to be doing.

      • Squeegee

        Some European countries have in fact appointed Ministers of Sex to promote increased birth rates

  • msanthropesmr

    Let’s start from scratch. Say – everyone, except indigenous people, need to justify their citizenship in the United States.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I’m pleading hostile possession. Because it’s true.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        We stole the continent, fair and square.

    • Lazyjay

      13th generation covers it?

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      I can’t justify it. I can haz Sweden?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Oh, sure, you want to stop before 13,000 years ago, eh? How’s that fair?…

      • Hesavebread!

        Wait, you want to go back 7,000 years before the Earth was created?

    • Ali | A Grumpy Cat

      Since I’m only third generation born in the US, does that mean I get deported to England or Ireland or Poland or Germany or PLEASE NOT RUSSIA?

    • Cock Blockula

      What if you are from multiple countries? Do they send various body parts in proportion back to the Olde Countries?

      • Arolpin

        Well, that would make it easier for the anti-Semitic eastern European states if my Jewish half were already torn into smaller bits. Of course my maternal lineage goes back to before the US existed, so maybe they’ll give me a pass.

  • Like Really Smart Radio

    Good on WaPo for calling out that missing line in the transcript. Seriously, they’ll say and not-say anything if we stop calling them on it. “Unintentional,” my ass.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    So, the mob tells you you have a beautiful wife and nice children, be a shame if something was to happen to them. Is that extortion? DACA was nobody’s problem until donnie made it a problem…

  • ArgieBargie

    “It just shows everyone how broken and unfair as our Court System is…”

    Still not as broken as the Electoral College.

    • Proud Liberal

      Which needs to be abolished forever.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        It has proven that it doesn’t serve the actual assumed function the founders intended of preventing unqualified dotards from becoming President.

        • Illuminotquite

          Twice in the last five elections, no less.

    • shivaskeeper

      This is just a rephrasing of “Activist Courts” if they lose a case vice “Great win for law and order” if they win a case.

      Trump is just too stupid to use the normal dog whistle.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush also took executive actions to allow other technically “illegal” immigrants to be exempt from deportation.

    RINOS!

    • shivaskeeper

      Well, of course they are RINOs. H.W. Bush was a one term loser, W. Bush has already been declared too soft and squishy to be a conservative.

      The only thing saving Regan from being excommunicated is his myth. If any of them looked at his actions he would be tossed out, but the myths surrounding him saves him from that.

      • calliecallie

        I was thinking last night how Reagan must be rolling over in his grave, to think of the whole Republican party colluding with Russia.
        And if he is rolling over in his grave, I’m glad.

        • shivaskeeper

          Reagan cut a deal with the Iranians to get into power. Iran/Contra. He was an opportunist. If dealing with Russia made more sense to him, he would have done that too.

        • Illuminotquite

          Oh, God, that would mean we’d have to deal with an Undead Ronnie W. in addition to everything else…that’s horrific.

      • Illuminotquite

        If Ronald Wilson Reagan has nothing else going for his legacy (and he doesn’t) he’s easily got the most powerful mythos of any President ever…maybe any modern world leader, for that matter.

        • shivaskeeper

          Probably.

  • Michael R

    Quick , put Sarah Huckabee Sanders between the press and the president

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b975ca4529c707422ee50ef46152ba0769a7ed502bdda221d003305f4e1e416.jpg

  • OrG Unstable Genius

    THIS is why the stolen Supreme Court seat is so consequential.

    • shivaskeeper

      Not just the SCOTUS. The right wing has always been angling for the courts at all levels. The courts are who decides if their fuckery is legal or not. They have been playing this game since Regan, at least.

      • OrG Unstable Genius

        Yep,if the judiciary is corrupt who’s gonna stop them? The military? No bueno.

      • pstokk

        There should be a concerted effort by Democrats to find some way to roll that back. Impeachment for incompetence where possible, for blatantly ideological extremism if necessary. Don’t care how much the right will howl. Don’t care about the precedent and the risks to democratic process (I’d say moderate). The alternatives are so much worse.
        They started this war, and have used every dirty trick in the book, and a few not in any book, and have harnessed the wealth of deeply anti-democratic billionaires to subvert democracy.
        I don’t expect the 2018 Democratic Congress, if that even becomes a thing, to rise to the occasion. But the next iteration better, because pretending that this will play out according to some mild back and forth pattern of normal post-war American politics is asking for trouble.
        Really do hope I and all the alarmists are dead wrong, and the ship is self-righting.

        • shivaskeeper

          Dems need the House and the Senate for the courts. Right now, McTurtle decides who gets a hearing or not.

  • MynameisBlarney

    I have to start taking some tai chi classes or something, because I’m almost always angry and literally shaking.

    • Jennifer R

      Yeah, gotta find an outlet for that shit.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Maybe walk for twenty minutes a day? It’ll help your heart, anyway…

    • Oblios_Cap

      I walk my dog for 1/2 mile each evening.

      • Meccalopolis

        yep, me and Frankie and the forest

    • cmd resistor

      There used to be a free one on the beach if I took the A1A to work. I only went a couple of times because it was ungodly early but it was great.

      • MynameisBlarney

        They have one advertised in the local paper here, I’mma check it out.

        • cmd resistor

          We used to do one at work from a DVD and even that (maybe a 15 minute routine) was helpful. I need to check and see if the beach one is still there.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Much as I enjoy yr company, Blarney, maybe you should take a break (or partial break) from the ‘Kette and cable news and such. It’s crazy making.

      But whenever there’s good news, come join us in the nice times celebrations!

      • MynameisBlarney

        I don’t watch tv, but I hear ya.

    • JohnBull

      Booze also works and is only slightly more expensive.

      • IIRC booze is not an option for Blarney

      • MynameisBlarney

        From recent past experience, no. Booze does not in fact work.
        It makes it worse.
        My anger issues are work/family related.
        This whole “trump is gonna get us all killed is just shitty icing on top of a shittier cake.

    • Illuminotquite
    • Mentally Stable Ron

      Good idea. It really does work. Kinda like meditation for your whole body.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Yup.

    • ImGoingBacon

      May I suggest yoga. Seriously. I’m following up on the intro class with 10 additional classes. I am looking to de-stress too.

    • Meccalopolis

      the forest is our friend

  • Shibusa

    https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/950908303751761920
    I thought you guys might enjoy this. The man has a way with words!

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I disagree with this totally unfair character assassination. Steve Bannon is clearly a gin man.

      • Toledo Window Box

        You can practically smell it right through the TV.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Elitist bastard. Why can’t he drink rubbing alcohol like the rest of us?

      • BreakingDeadMen

        Give him time

    • Major^3 Andre

      My favorite, I’m still giggling over this one and am kinda sad I didn’t think of it.
      https://twitter.com/bosoxgator/status/951071370351398914

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Barton’s Gin libulz!!1!

    • How do you titillate an ocelot?

      Oscillate her tit a lot.

  • schmannity

    Shouldn’t Michael Cohen sue somebody over this?

    • Illuminotquite

      Sooner or later, Michael Cohen is going to file papers and realize he just sued himself, I’ll wager.

    • Toledo Window Box

      He’s a massive hack as a lawyer. During the campaign, when it was revealed that Ivana accused Trump of raping her during the marriage (after his hair plugs failed), Michael Cohen went on TV to say that in NY State there is no marital rape law (some states do not have one).

      There IS a NY State marital rape law. And there was, during the Trump marriage.

      I cannot recall ever seeing an actual lawyer actually misstate the law on TV before, or since.

  • ((( Augustus )))

    jesus christ these fucking snakes

    it’s like babysitting naughty four-year-olds, you CONSTANTLY have to watch what they’re doing because they’re forever trying to eat something, draw on the walls, break something, pull something off the shelf, etc…

    “OH, YEAH THAT ONE WEIRD THING WE LEFT OUT OF THE TRANSCRIPT BY ACCIDENT HA HA OOPS WHAT A WEIRD MISTAKE”

    they just can’t ever do the right thing on their own, ever

    • Skeptical_thinker

      They have proven that they can’t even fuck up correctly.

      • Mentally Stable Ron

        How far we have sunk, that government incompetence is something we count on.

    • JohnBull

      You can put a four-year-old in a Time-Out spot, he’ll learn his lesson, and he’ll be your best friend again in ten minutes. Adults aren’t as prone to positive reinforcement and conditioning.

    • LucindathePook

      It could happen. It’s like when Rosemary Woods left 18 1/2 minutes of Nixon et al ordering sandwiches in for lunch outta the Watergate tapes. No big.

      • Toledo Window Box

        John Dean has said publicly that the 18 missing minutes had some unbelievably incriminating admissions by Nixon.

        • LucindathePook

          Tuna salad on rye?

          • Toledo Window Box

            Perhaps even worse. (-;

          • Oblios_Cap

            A Rueben with corned beef?

          • Rags

            Not canned clams?!??????????!!!!!!!!

      • Meccalopolis

        they were listening to Alice’s Restaurant (according to Arlo)

    • Illuminotquite

      No, because “doing the right thing” is antithetical to their existence. They thrive on anger and fear…it’s what gives them strength(and votes).

  • The Very Stable Librarian

    DACAshoen Judge Alsup!

  • Christopher Story

    Look at all these people petitioning the government for a redress of grievances. It’s like they think we live in some kind of democracy.

    • Illuminotquite

      They wanna Make America Great Again.

  • Mavenmaven

    This is certainly the most evil of the many evil moves made by Trump thus far, and while we are distracted by the idiocy of his tweets and antics, the sheer evil of creating an unnecessary refugee crisis is unspeakable.

    • Illuminotquite

      Trump’s not evil, he’s STUPID. He’s just a mouthpiece for evil. Paul Ryan is evil.

      • Mavenmaven

        He called for the execution of the Central Park Rape suspects even after they were cleared by DNA, etc. He was evil even befits Ryan. They are a tag team of badness.

  • Bub, the like, cynical zombie
    • cmd resistor

      Huh.

    • Dutchman

      He wants to spend more time burning down his car lots.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      Going back to being an arsonist?

      • ariel_gee_398

        He wants more time to pursue his true passion.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      He can get back to his first loves – arson and car theft and such, if I recall.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      Hmm, I was gonna say too early for champagne, but then I remembered mimosas. Bye-bye.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      But I wanted him to die in office!

    • msanthropesmr
    • Major^3 Andre

      Is he quitting to spend more time with his accelerants?

    • Nounverb911

      Now he’ll have more time setting fire to cars.

    • Toledo Window Box

      That is SO AWESOME.

    • elviouslyqueer
      • georgiaburning

        Well, thanks to Republicans, residents of CA-49 are looking forward to oil platforms offshore, and higher taxes. Issa will have a lot of ‘splaining to do if he runs again.

        • Oblios_Cap

          He’s going back into the arson business.

          • georgiaburning

            He really burned the people in his district

    • Nounverb911
      • Antonin Dvorak

        Your shade is ready, Mr. Levin.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Doorknob + his ass = SMACK!

  • cmd resistor

    So I only had time to skim it. The nerve of that judge, using law and facts and logic and shit.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      Obvious Liberal Bias.

  • Michael Smith

    For Trump, if the court doesn’t give him what he wants, then he turns to riling up the masses by insinuating that the courts aren’t doing their job because they are bunch of eggheads, out of touch with the popular definition of justice.

    Which sounds like a lynch mob mentality. Another clue as to which aspects of American history the “again” in MAGA refers.

    • Illuminotquite

      I think Roy Moore said it for him.
      “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even
      though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. Our families were
      strong, our country had a direction.”
      MAGA

  • Mr. Blobfish

    “Sneaky Dianne Feinstein”. Oh, Donald. You are such a witty genius.

    • msanthropesmr

      Clever. I would have called her a poopy head.

    • Major^3 Andre

      He really does make me larf. In horror, embarassment, or just in that awkward, nervous way, but larf nonetheless.

    • cmd resistor

      What A Idiot he is.

    • ariel_gee_398

      I’m particularly fond of the suggestion that she be primaried. From the left. Putting an even more liberal senator in there.

    • shivaskeeper

      Well, if what she did was illegal, charges could be filed. There is no need to wait for her next election to primary her. Just saying.

      • Oblios_Cap

        It wasn’t.

        • shivaskeeper

          I know it wasn’t. That was my reaction to the tweet calling her Sneaky Dianne Feinstein. He also said what she did was possibly illegal, so she needs to be primaried.

    • I prefer “Dossy Dianne”.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      “Tell me what you think I said.”

      Lord I wish the Republicans had let him answer that question.

    • ((( Augustus )))

      is that… sneaky like a (((CONGRESSPERSON))) ?

  • cmd resistor

    So in one of Trump’s other morning tweets today, on how there is NO COLLUSION, he did manage to make one truthful statement.
    “Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing.”
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/951109942685126656

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Two, if you include ‘Republicans should finally take control!’

      • Cock Blockula

        I first read that as “Russia should finally take control!” Moar coffee required…

        • OrG Unstable Genius

          What’s the difference?

          • Mentally Stable Ron

            Republicans’ suits usually fit better.

          • Arolpin

            Dotard Donnie’s suits notwithstanding.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      Control of what?
      DUMBASS

    • ariel_gee_398

      “Mr. Trump, I’ve got a ‘Tituba’ on the line. Says you need to make a correction to your latest tweet.”

    • elviouslyqueer

      TURN OFF FOX NEWS, you fucking moron.

      • Toledo Window Box

        I think you misread his post.

        • elviouslyqueer

          Oh. Was referring to Trump’s latest twat, because you know Fox was where that twat originated.

          • Toledo Window Box

            Is a twat a tweet that is confusing?

    • Toledo Window Box

      The single greatest witch in American history is GOING DOWN.

    • Victoria Ricola

      I’m definitely laughing at the stupidity I’m witnessing, but I don’t think it’s in the same way he wants it to be.

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      Republicans should take control? Excuse me, are we forgetting something here Mr Stable Genius?!

      • Toledo Window Box

        He can’t forget what he never learned.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      “Russia & the world is laughing. . .”

      They sure is.

      • weighmaster

        I’m laughing, but it’s kind of a manic, high-pitched, terrified sort of laugh…

    • shivaskeeper

      Except for the actual witch huts where people were burned at the stake or hung. Or any of the witch hunts to put down potential slave rebellions. Or the HUAC. Or any of the actual witch hunts.

      Also, GOPers finally take control?

      And of course we have to be concerned with what Russia is feeling.

    • Mentally Stable Ron

      Idly curious: how many times does he think he has to say something before it becomes true automatically?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Seven…

        • willi0000000

          that’s what he gets for not reading the classics.

          [ i tell you once, i tell you twice, . . . ]

    • New and Improved Say Wha
    • Oblios_Cap

      This damned squirrel keeps finding acorns…

      https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/951114792521142273

    • HandsOfFate

      Shouldn’t he be at work?

      • Oblios_Cap

        It must be Executive Time.

      • cmd resistor

        I think this was tweeted during “Morning Executive Time.”

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      Somebody else needs to do something!

  • Major^3 Andre

    I really like the “unintentional’ edits, much like the Mocch’s three thirty foot putt. Gotta keep fluffing the Orange Overseer or the floggings continue.

  • eyelashviper
    • shivaskeeper

      Mr. Fuzzy looks eerily similar to sessions.

      • Jennifer R

        Glad that isn’t just me.

        • shivaskeeper

          Not just you.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or not otherwise in accordance with law”

    That pretty much describes his entire presidency

  • Mentally Stable Ron

    Normally I decry stupidity, but today I cheer for the incompetence of the White House of Orange.

  • Bub, the like, cynical zombie
    • OutOfOrbit

      Will We Miss Him?
      HELL NO!!!

  • WiscoJoe

    Anyway, I hope the “law and order” Republicans enjoy an entire generation of whiny movement conservatives going into court trying to use the “UNFAIR” defense.

    (See also: Milo, Chuckie, et al)

    • shivaskeeper

      Snivel rights cases. H/T to OrdinaryJoe for that one.

      • WiscoJoe

        YES. Whine Lives Matters!

        • shivaskeeper

          I wish I had thought of it.

  • Gosala

    The word “love” on POTUSINO’s lips is a defilement.

    That is all.

    • I thought the same damn thing.

      When trump speaks of “love” he speaks of profits and greed.

      • Jeffocaster in the West

        or fapping himself…

        • Gosala

          Eew

      • OutOfOrbit

        he has no concept of the word’s meaning, so it means nothing at all when he sez it

    • OutOfOrbit

      that’s when I pat for my wallet & keep my hand on it

  • calliecallie

    Hooray for Judge Alsup!!!!!!!
    Donald Trump, you and your crooked ilk can fuck right off.
    Thank you, Founding Fathers, for the judiciary branch.
    Now you bitches in Congress better fucking fix this right.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Saaaaay, you know who else selectively enforced the law for their own convenience?

    (Sorry, that’s all I got this morning…)

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      Roscoe P. Coltrane?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Outta my head you!

    • MynameisBlarney

      Sheriff Roscoe P. Coletrain?

      • OrG Unstable Genius

        Jinx

    • Anna Rompage

      Richard Nixon?

    • Nounverb911

      That school board in Louisiana?

    • Oblios_Cap

      J. Edgar Hoover?

    • MynameisBlarney

      Every last goddamn republican SOB?

    • My mom?

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      Martha Stewart

    • Major^3 Andre

      Mrs. ‘dre and me on Friday nights and it is time for the kiddos to go to bed.

    • Bobathonic

      Shrillary!

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Judge Dredd?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Sarah Palin?

    • Querolous

      Phantly Roy Bean, Jr?

  • The Very Stable Librarian

    OT, but holy shitballs: just saw a blurb that Darrell Issa will not seek reelection!!!!!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Good riddance to bad rubbish…

      • The Very Stable Librarian

        I think he knows which way his wind is blowing and it smells of shit and defeat.

        • MynameisBlarney

          And prison.

          • OutOfOrbit

            thatz the werd i wuz lookin for

    • MynameisBlarney

      What a damn shame.
      And by “what a damn shame” I mean, I hope he gets every fucking thing he fucking deserves..

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Fuckingly so…

      • Major^3 Andre

        I don’t think there are enough cockpunches in the world to fit that criterion.

        • MynameisBlarney

          All we can do is give it our best shot.

          • Major^3 Andre

            I’ll have to start doing a lot more curls at the gym so I will have better stamina.

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      Somebody was calling for an ethics investigation. I don’t know if was anything serious but ‘ha, ha’.

  • Martini A, very stable genius

    Hahahahahahahaha
    https://twitter.com/Shareblue/status/951125685434830849
    Now get off yer asses and vote, America.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Something rats, something sinking ship.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        I’ve said all along, party loyalty is worth anything but wet socks.

    • OutOfOrbit

      when they hear Mueller sniffing around their Rubles coin slot …

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Bingo. Each and every R retirement should be looked at with this in mind.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Vote like your lives and country depends on it.

      • Meccalopolis

        …because it does!

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Something something heat something something burning car something something get out.

    • Gosala

      Lamar science is a liberal conspiracy Smith is out?

      Good!

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    **Drudge Siren**
    Rep Darrell Issa will not run for reelection.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      Too bad. He woulda lost.

      • Oblios_Cap

        I hope he has to chair empty Benghazi hearings for eternity. In Hell.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Why let him off so lightly?

          • Ghenghis McCann

            I hope he has to chair empty Benghazi hearings for eternity a few months. In Hell Benghazi.

          • JustDon’tSayLikeSmart

            Hi. I’m from the internet. This blue ribbon is for you.

      • Martini A, very stable genius
        • OrdinaryJoe

          He did get sent packing. He just took two extra years to understand he’s a loser.

    • Meccalopolis

      None-yaz is the one I want

    • JustPretendImNotHere

      “Bye bitch!”

  • Nounverb911
    • Oblios_Cap

      More like worry about what in the Hell he might do today.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Or worry about the stupid shit he will try to pull today.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      I was lamenting this very point with hubby recently.

      Does anyone even recall the time when they did not have to think about, hear or see DJT AT ALL, for an entire day? Now, it’s 24/7/365 him, him, him.

      It is maddening!

      • eka

        that is why he wanted it in the first place.

    • Yellerduck

      Yeah! When things just used to run on automatic, you could just get up in the morning and assume the country was still intact and the government was still basically functioning without having to check.

  • I’m counting on Southern California republicans to come up with their version of Roy Moore, Joe Arpaio, or Michael Grimm to run for Issa’s seat.

    • phoenix00

      You mean Issa’s not in that category?

  • An Outhouse for the résistance

    It just shows everyone how broken the executive branch as become now that it is led by unqualified, inept, dotard who out of his league.

    Unfair!

    • Beanz&Berryz

      With an entire worthless-as-fuck political party enabling, supporting and protecting him. Trump is just the figurehead on an evil, corrupt political party that is burning to the ground anything good in the United States. Fuck them all, every one of them.

      • Lordpnut

        Damn straight. Meet you at the palace gates.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    “…but our judge said, ‘no! no!
    make that trump go away!
    tell that trump in the hat
    you do NOT want to play.
    he should not be here.
    he should not be about.
    he should not be here
    when your senator is out!'”

    californicated version.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Trump wants to let the dreamers stay. And finds it outrageous that a judge would let them stay.

    • Oblios_Cap

      “He is Trumpian in his consistency.”

  • Anna Rompage

    “but it keeps the administration from arbitrarily deporting anyone until the lawsuit plays out in court”

    Does that mean any DACA participant that’s already been deported gets to come back, or are they just going to be chalked up as the collateral damage of this absurd and draconian administration?

    • Jennifer R

      They are fucked.

      • Anna Rompage

        :(

    • Lordpnut

      Good question. They certainly have standing and I would think solid arguments, but the huge cost of perhaps years of litigation is their dime.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    It’s like a dog and pony show except the dog is Cerberus and it slaughters the pony and gorges on its entrails.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      The Aristocrats!

      • JustDon’tSayLikeSmart

        …and if you got that, shame on you!

  • Hobbes’ like, smart Evil Twin
  • WeaselPoo

    When I was growing up there were many things I thought i wanted to be, but for some reason becoming a fucker-up of others lives never occurred to me.

  • Lordpnut

    “…arbitrary,capricious…abuse of discretion…” That’s the legal equivalent of having your dick snapped off like a like a dwarf carrot and knocked back like a pretzel.Sessions should get used to it; cannabis growers can now openly use their vast resources to set the record straight. See Francis Young’s opinion in norml v. Dea (don’t know citation).

  • willi0000000

    seems to me that there exists a court case that should be dragged-out.

    [ . . . at least until January 2019 . . . meanwhile GOTV like a motherfucker! . . . or like a Callyson ]

  • goonemeritus

    Legality is clearly biased against Trump.

    • Bub, the like, cynical zombie

      Legality, reality, humanity…

      • GunToting[Redacted]

        Physics…

    • JustDon’tSayLikeSmart

      Facts, also too, as well.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    In the words of a poet–I think it was Samuel L Jackson–“What the fuck is wrong with that fucking piece of fuck?!!”.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Pure poetry

    • JustDon’tSayLikeSmart

      I misted up a little bit, I’m not gonna lie.

  • Mack N. Nietzsche

    We need to say a prayer every night thanking John Marshall for pushing for an independent judiciary.

  • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

    does Donald Trump know that Judge Alsup is not actually on the 9th Circuit, but in the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction for this appeal? probably not. his talky person on the radio this morning said they would appeal from the 9th Circuit to ALL OF THE HIGHER COURTS, KATIE! which there is only SCOTUS above the 9th Circuit.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      He thought the First though Eighth Circuits we’re higher. Or the Tenth and Eleventh.

    • DT

      “does Donald Trump know–”
      I’m gonna stop you right there. No. No, he doesn’t.

  • Bitter Scribe

    It’s also worth noting that the judge took into account Trump’s tweets that he has to get funding for his Great Wall (what happened to Mexico paying for it?) before DACA could be considered–a position he repeated in that public meeting with congressional leaders. That, of course, undermined the DOJ’s position that DACA can’t be allowed to stand because it was totally illegal in the first place.

    The master negotiator strikes again.

  • Poly_Ester

    I was going to mimic a @rDT tweet, something along the lines of “No one tells ME what to do, especially not LOSER federal judges!” but he beat me to it.

  • Enter Ranting

    Kick ’em all out. Except for the ones making up beds and bussing tables at my hotels. Oh, and the ones picking grapes at my wineries. I need those ones, ’cause they work for cheap.

    – Donald J. Trump

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