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Maribel Trujillo and her daughter. That’s a little girl, not an anchor.

In what may be a temporary setback for the New Cruelty, a federal court in Cincinatti has determined that immigration authorities were a bit too eager to deport a mother of four to Mexico, and that they must reconsider her petition to stay in the United States. The decision ordering a review of the woman’s case was written by Judge John K. Bush, who was appointed to the federal bench by one Mister President Donald J. Trump.

Maribel Trujillo Diaz was deported to Mexico in April after the Board of Immigration Appeals turned down a motion to re-open her case to stay in the US. Trujillo had argued that her father’s 2014 kidnapping by a drug cartel proved that she would face a danger of being harmed or killed if she were sent back, but the appeals board wasn’t convinced she’d proven that she faced any specific danger, even though the cartel had specifically mentioned her in threats against her family. Very important note to people fleeing crime: Make sure the gang that says they want to kill your family gets their death threat notarized and includes a photo ID.

Bush’s opinion said that the immigration board had “abused its discretion” by rejecting Trujillo’s motion. That sounds about right. Trujillo had come to the US in 2002 and was caught in a 2007 raid at a chicken-processing factory where she worked. She applied for asylum because her brother had fled Mexico after being threatened by a gang he’d refused to join. Her asylum request was denied in 2012, and an appeal was denied again in 2014, resulting in a removal order.

Since Trujillo had no criminal record and that liberal squish Barack Obama was president, she was granted permission to stay in the US as long as she checked in annually. In July 2016, she received a work permit that was supposed to be valid for a year, but then President Deport Everyone took office. Although her attorneys filed a motion to reopen her case, based on the kidnapping of her father, ICE scooped her up in April, before that motion was considered. She was deported to Mexico shortly afterwards, not allowed to take any belongings, clothing, or even her passport. Gotta get tough with these dangerous criminal aliens who haven’t been convicted of any crimes (yes, yes, deleted commenters, what part of ILL EAGLE don’t liberals understand, shut up and fuck you).

Bush wrote that the immigration appeals board should have considered the evidence of “changed circumstance” for Trujillo, and that the board’s decision that she hadn’t demonstrated she was in danger wasn’t supported by the facts:

Her father’s testimony, the judge wrote, “contained concrete, factual assertions as to the familial motivation behind his kidnapping and the threat of harm to Trujillo Diaz.” The case now moves back to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

This doesn’t, unfortunately, mean that Trujillo will be allowed back unless the board finds in her favor, but that rebuke from a Trump-appointed federal judge may help focus their deliberations on little things like the specific threats the cartel made against her. Maybe.

Trujillo’s deportation became a prime example for opponents of the New Cruelty, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, who told the Cincinatti Enquirer, “we have enough broken families in the country” already without creating more. Catholic dioceses in several states also circulated petitions calling for Congress to intervene on Trujillo’s behalf. Congress was a bit too busy passing a huge tax cut, it seems.

As for Judge Bush, the decision certainly suggests that in some cases at least, he’s not a completely irrational loon. Before he was nominated, Bush had posted all sorts of batshit nutso rightwing crap on a pseudonymous blog, suggesting that Planned Parenthood supporter Martin Luther King, were he alive today, would surely despise Roe v. Wade (because abortion is just like slavery) and that allowing gay parents to be listed on passports as “parent 1 and parent 2” was an attack on the American family that somehow means “both parents are subservient to the nanny state.” Not surprisingly, he was also freaked out by gay people and flirted with birtherism.

So we’ll admit we’re a bit surprised that Bush took the immigration appeals board to task as strongly as he did. Could be he’s actually trying to apply the law fairly — or that ICE’s behavior in Trujillo’s deportation stunk so bad that even Judge John K. Bush smelled the rot.

Now we’re just waiting for Donald Trump to tweet about the out-of-control liberal judiciary getting in the way of his deportation machine.

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  • MynameisBlarney

    Republicans are murdering these people by proxy.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      As Liddle’ Baby Donnie puts it … “I can go out on Pennsylvania Avenue, kill people by proxy and not lose any of my supporters.”

    • Crank Tango

      Remember when Romney lost, and the lesson was that the GOP needed to work on Latino outreach?

      Me neither.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Actually, since Republicans are fully aware of what may lie in store for deportees, I think you can dispense with the words “by proxy.”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I’ll get to this in a moment, but first: OT from the NYT:

    Trump Upsets Republican Strategy to Avoid Shutdown

    President Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2b106a9640f860336f44f4e97417a6c8db90d6b21ad89ec7d1fd8f142f6f6b7.png

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    In what may be a temporary setback for the New Cruelty, a federal court in Cincinatti

    I hate to be that person but I’m pretty sure the city that hosts the football team I love to hate is spelled Cincinnati.

    And yes, I am still pissed about Sunday–why do you ask?

  • Oblios_Cap

    Congress was a bit too busy passing a huge tax cut, it seems.

    Priorities, people. One poor person or a flock of successful jerb creators?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    allowing gay parents to be listed on passports as “parent 1 and parent 2” was an attack on the American family that somehow means “both parents are subservient to the nanny state.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/33369b4ca6c4077e208213aa004934debc745ff4426505e2228c64bf1f672901.jpg

    • Oblios_Cap

      What? They’ll need a nanny for their kids?

      • elviouslyqueer

        Only if it’s Fran Drescher.

        • OneYieldRegular

          Or Phoebe Figalilly.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Maribel Trujillo Diaz

    I think I see the problem with her petition.

    • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

      What, it’s a nice norwegian name

      • Sakonyachen

        There’s a strategy to try. Have your name legally changed to sound extra white. They probably won’t even pull you over for speeding.

        • Bright Bart

          bjorn sanchez eh? where you from?

          • richardgrabman

            I donno… my downstairs neighbor here in Mexico City is Olav Suarez. He’s still not sure how he ended up an Olav being from a normal Mexican family.

      • Cock Blockula

        Try Kirstjen Michele Nielsen.

        • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

          At least with this one you won’t see the hives when she’s lying

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Trujillo Diaz testified that she feared for her safety in Mexico, but her appeals were dismissed in 2014, on the basis that she had not established a clear probability of persecution in Mexico because “her parents and two siblings ha[d] not been harmed by the gang,” according to court documents.

    Oh, well, there’s nothing to worry about then!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90e20493a1219a18af70133f3bbf68583579b646b782280f5c477891ad46580a.gif

    • Oblios_Cap

      Well, daddy was only kidnapped, but not killed. See?

  • MynameisBlarney

    OT, but this Russia/NRA treason thingy…

    How long has the NRA been laundering money for the Kremlin?

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210114839

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      The NRA is a terrorist organization. Laundering money is in their DNA.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    In June, he responded to questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the blog posts, which he had written under a pseudonym. Bush told the committee “my personal views are irrelevant to the position for which I have been nominated,” but said he wished he had worded some of the posts differently.

    “Dammit, I forgot to use the code words!”

    – Judge John Bush

  • OutOfOrbit

    the entire ICE should be rinsed out with bleach, then re-staffed at about 10% of current

  • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

    “This must be Thursday,” said Arthur musing to himself, sinking low over his beer, “I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

    • OutOfOrbit

      a special nigh before TeVo

    • Oblios_Cap

      It’s manageable if you have your towel handy.

    • TJ Barke

      Trump’s definitely the pinnacle of vogonity.

  • SayItWithWookies

    I swear — Assmouth takes such care only to appoint white people who are recommended by the Federalist Society or the KKK Legal Fund or whoever, and then they just up and turn on him by trying to follow the law. What part of “I am your lord and master” don’t they understand?

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    Her father’s testimony, the judge wrote, “contained concrete, factual assertions as to the familial motivation behind his kidnapping and the threat of harm to Trujillo Diaz.”

    “But, but…BROWN!” – ICE

  • Monty Market

    When drumpf gets his stated wish and the US government actually does shut down, doesn’t ICE need also to shut down, they being part of the USG? Our thoughts and prayers to make it so!

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      No, they’re considered “essential”. So they don’t get paid until the shutdown ends and then they get paid for all the time they worked without it.

      • TJ Barke

        And I bet the people with oversight over them won’t be considered essential…

  • msanthropesmr

    I said at the beginning of this precidency that the courts hated Trump and they were going to save us.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      He’s racked up alot of haters in 70 years and no doubt many are seeing this as payday.

    • ((( Augustus )))

      The thing with lawyers is, they live in a world where facts, logic, and consistency matter. Even the conservative ones generally don’t just wholesale make shit up.

      I think the way Trump operates in fantasy-land rubs a lot of legal people the wrong way.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Well, that and his reputation for not paying them.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Mister President Donald J. Trump

    You misspelled “predisent”.

    • msanthropesmr

      And precident

      • MynameisBlarney

        Preznit.

    • elviouslyqueer

      And by “President” you mean “Head Motherfucker What Thinks He’s In Charge,” obvs.

    • Oblios_Cap

      “pieceofshit”.

    • Skeptical_thinker

      Are you talking about the knot-head of state?

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    For a country never occupied you sure have the bestest collaborators.

    OT: Twitter can be a total shitehole but today seens like a day of humanity right now. Because of the storm their is no train traffic possible in the Netherlands and since about 50% travel to work by train you can see why this is a mayor problem. Twitter now has the #stormpoolen trending here of people traveling by car DM’ing people for having a ride home with each other. Even people not going anywhere offer to pick up people and drive them home. Social media being social for a change.

    • OutOfOrbit

      that’s the way you do it

    • MynameisBlarney

      *faints*

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        People now also offering people to sleep over at their place if they can’t get a ride home.

        • MynameisBlarney

          *faints harder*

        • Oblios_Cap

          Sort of a Dutch Date, if you will?

        • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

          I slept over in Hilversum once. For two days. Might have been the hash pipe.

        • TJ Barke

          What’re you people? Commies?

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      I have a friend in the Netherlands who’s job gave him the option of them paying for his train fare or getting him a bike (He chose the bike).

      • theblackdog

        I was also told by some Dutch folks that their government pays a stipend for bicycle maintenance if you regularly ride your bike to work. Seems like a pretty sweet deal.

        • Oblios_Cap

          I’m ready to move. And I like orange, too!

        • Robbertjan Brandenburg

          There is a program in the Netherlands that allows employers to give their employees a 1000 Euro reimbursment on a bike purchase. Good deal except when you work like in Groningen and live in Utrecht.

          • theblackdog

            Yeah that would be difficult.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Yeah and it is a reallt good deal as well.

    • Blanche de Shambles

      Have you seen anyone tripling up on their Batavus yet?

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        many. :D

  • Scooby

    So, not only is she not a criminal but she is in trouble for her brother refusing to be a criminal.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Double negatives matter!

  • Brown lives matter? That’s just crazy. Next they’ll be saying black lives matter. And then what will the world be coming to for angry racist white people?

    • MynameisBlarney

      Hopefully, an end.

    • Blackest Noobs

      and that’s the thing, black, brown, those lives matter, not matter more…they also in addition to, they matter.

      though i find it amusing when i point out that it’s mostly white people’s fault and their general malaise over race due to their own inertia on the subject…i.e. “let’s just not discuss it” accuses moi of reverse racism.

      ha ha ha ok…im sure people are ooooh no i wouldn’t wanna be white or have all their advantages or not getting dirty looks just because of my skin color, or shit, having white women clutching their purses for dear life and hurrying across the street so our paths do not meet.

      and those that get mad at me for my rhetoric…fine…get mad…but do something.

  • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

    Sure, let’s punish crime victims instead of perpetrators.

    To reiterate, thanks for letting us know which crime victims GOP cares about

  • Fartknocker

    I’m tired of it being cold but not as much as I am tired of fucking winning. JHC, we sure have an evil, repugnant, racist Son of A Bitch sitting, sleeping and shitting in the White House.

    • OutOfOrbit

      just like the majority in congress

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Who could have possibly known that putting assholes in charge would result in assholes being assholes?

  • Lordpnut

    “Abuse of discretion” is the top shelf of broke-brain reasoning upon judicial review. It is publicly shitting in one’s own cheerios.

  • Mavenmaven

    “First, to protect the master race, try to send all of them to Madagascar, but if that fails, we’ll go with the plans we made at Wannsee.”

  • Jo Mathie

    “She was deported to Mexico shortly afterwards, not allowed to take any belongings, clothing, or even her passport”
    Wut? I mean the whole thing is awful apart that her case is being looked into, but you are sending a mother with young kids to another country with nothing? I think it’s hilarious the size of the bag my sister in law takes when she takes my two year old niece to the park and playschool for the day. How is this poor woman supposed to cope?

    • Oblios_Cap

      I saw that, too. Seems unusually cruel.

    • Bobathonic

      Boot. Straps.

    • theblackdog

      “Don’t the slurs do nothing but push out kids anyway? She probably has 50 brothers and sisters she can go live with.”

      — White Republicans

  • Proud Liberal
  • Proud Liberal

    https://youtu.be/YclB7UDbnKQ
    Trump is a racist.

    • Gosala

      But he has good genes…Wait!?What!

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        His genes are good. The encoding of them isre bad.

    • MynameisBlarney

      So basically, being born white helps?

      • TJ Barke

        Obviously.

      • Bobathonic

        Always choose to be born white and wealthy.

        • Beelzebubba

          NOW you tell me?

        • Oblios_Cap

          Damn! I only chose one of those, and I’m not wealthy.

          • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

            I chose both, but my parents spent it all.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Charles Murray apologist says wut?

    • Beelzebubba

      Ever notice that the members of the “master race” are inevitably those sad specimens who could barely get by, if at all, without the privileges ALREADY afforded by the accident of their birth?

    • Timothy Watson

      White people are so superior they have to be told not to eat laundry detergent.

    • The Wanderer

      Yep.

  • Paperless Tiger

    … shut up and fuck you.

    I think we have our platform for the mid-terms.

    • Nockular cavity

      Oh, no, I’m in the “fuck you and shut up” faction.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Die, heretic scum!

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Geez, here we go with the purity wars!

  • Bitter Scribe

    This woman worked in a chicken processing plant. I’ve toured a few of those. I would like nothing better than for those ICE bastards who deported her to spend a week working in one of those places.

    • Timothy Watson

      I know people who used to do the OSHA inspections on them, they said they stopped eating chicken after the first one.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      20+-year semi-pescatarian here. Chicken factories were my main reason for giving up meat.

    • puredog

      Or a lifetime.

  • Beelzebubba

    “Judge John K. Bush is not loyal! Sad!”

  • ManchuCandidate

    Judge John KKK Bush would have been up for deporting her.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    One of the provisions of my recovery from surgery for a detached retina is to hold my head face down for 4 hours a day. I’m going to dedicate the next half hour to Ms. Diaz and hang my head in shame.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Four kids are losing their mother. What on earth is wrong with Trumpanzees?

    • Bill D. Burger

      [What on earth is wrong with Trumpanzees?]

      Oh to answer that fully would take volumes. The condensed version is simply that they don’t care and rather enjoy inflicting pain on “those people.”

      • WomanInThePersistence

        That’s probably true. Also heartbreaking.

      • DrBigHead

        I think it is clearly the “those people” angle. They need an enemy — an excuse for why their lives are shit.

    • Nockular cavity

      Racism. Whoops, sorry, played the RACE CARD!, don’t count none.

    • MynameisBlarney

      They’re nazis.

    • How much time do you have?

    • JohnBull

      They’ll have nobody to parent them. Just make the teachers do it. Then blame the teachers for not parenting.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        As my birthday-mate, and also the daughter of a teacher, I regret I have only one upvote for you.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Well, none of them have mothers, for one thing.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I prefer to believe that all humans have mothers. I’m a libtard like that.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        Surely Pence has a “mother”.

        • stablegeniusahughes798

          Two of them, in fact.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    She was working at a chicken-processing facility, you say? Illegal immigrants are taking all the fabulous high-paying easy jobs!

    • P’jama Pahnts

      Yeah she’s pretty low on societies’ pecking order

      • h4rr4r

        Eggxactly what I was thinking.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        You really plucked that out of thin air.

    • vukojebina_MΩment

      I used to work at one of those in Midbumfuck, PA. The money was chickenfeed. I’m not surprised that they’re hiring ill iggles now.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Just her having had to work in such a place should be reason enough to grant her full citizenship.

  • theblackdog

    Wow, does anyone on these review boards actually fucking read anymore?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    That Immigration Board should be deported. To Russia.

    • DrBigHead

      They all have nice dachas waiting for them when they retire

  • Manders

    There is a very good article in the New Yorker from a couple weeks back; we don’t keep good track of how many people we deported in recent years have been killed / murdered, but it’s at least 60. I’ve had arguments even with recent immigrants who seem to think that nobody comes to this country because they are in danger of their lives. Those people are wrong. We actually have more asylum seekers now than ever, thanks to a) climate change, b) gangs, and c) war and political instability, often caused or helped along by our own mucking about in other countries.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Wha?!?! We mess in other countries’ internal affairs? Say it isn’t so!

      • Beelzebubba

        We invented the “Banana Republic”.

        • Oblios_Cap

          the clothing company?

  • Donkey Option

    Wait. There’s another person with such a similar story? Or is it the same person? There was an article online about a woman fleeing gang violence whose husband was a military person who was murdered by a gang and her oldest son fled here and then she came with her younger son and they were separated. I am honestly not sure what happened to her, but I hope she also is allowed to stay. We really are just awful to people who are seriously scared for their lives.

  • Michael R

    Kenny Copeland got a new plane , so be happy for him

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyqj_KF4t60&feature=youtu.be&t=0m50s

  • PubOption

    “If the deportees are going to be beheaded, it must mean that ISIS are in Mexico. Build the wall!”

  • Paperless Tiger

    Even a fringe lunatic is an improvement over these winners. It’s like they keep diving in the shallow end and hitting their head on the bottom.

  • aureolaborealis

    OT, but my wife got this email at work this morning. I don’t see anything anywhere (Google, Snopes) indicating it’s not real, but seems like it shouldn’t be:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/811a6cb0d6b217213985d63e0ad9306364f1fc4c4b188172e60d317e8cac2d88.png

    • WomanInThePersistence

      “Conscious and Religious Freedom Division”? Why do i have this feeling that atheists, pagans and unitarians arent the intended audience?

      • aureolaborealis

        Probably because you have a functioning brain, and eyes that see.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        Nah. There’s a picture of a very pretty woman in a hijab on the website. I’m sure that’s indicative of the care they will take to respect all religious viewpoints.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Why did I suddenly get beamed to Bizzaro-World?

          • puredog

            One might wonder not at how sudden, but rather how it took so long.

    • h4rr4r

      So then they will fight to protect my right to the holy sacrament of cannabis?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Yeah…

        About that…

      • Oblios_Cap

        And my right to free Ramen for a lifetime?

      • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

        And mine to dance nekkid in the woods every summer?

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      So, the HHS Office of “Civil Rights” is going to be used to oppress other’s rights. That’s not Orwellian or anything, right?

      • SayItWithWookies

        The Ministry of Fairness says “no.”

        • Oblios_Cap

          That would be double unplus ungood!

      • Opiwan

        We have always been at war with Civil Rights. That’s EastAsia’s nickname, right?

    • Victoria Ricola

      I’m sure the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center will be totally okay with this.

      • Smoke O’Hontas

        FFRF also too.

    • Bananas Foster

      I think this is real and in line with the administrations push to “protect” healthcare works etc. from doing the parts of their JOBS that go against their “religious beliefs.”

      ETA: One of the examples used in an article I read was an EMT having to take a woman to the hospital for an EMERGENCY abortion.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Yeah, so…maybe that EMT should find another line of work if their desire to save lives comes with conditions.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Hooo dawgies.
      Sounds like some whitebread sharia bullshit.

    • UncleTravelingMatt
    • vukojebina_MΩment

      Do they mean ‘Conscience’ in the sense of ‘Freedom from Conscience’?

      • They are “Conscience Objecters”.

      • Gosala

        “I support freedom from conscience”

        Id

    • SayItWithWookies

      One of the reasons I stopped giving to the Slave-ation Army was because when Dubya started his Office of Faith-Based Programs in the White House, and started trying to exempt groups it gave money to from rules about fair hiring, the SA was first in line to ask if they could discriminate against gays. Fuck these people — this is just cover for discrimination, in the name of their fictional fucking savior at that. Let’s watch who lines up to suck at this teat.

      • littlegreen

        It was on NPR this morning.

        It’s bad. It makes us more like Saudi Arabia and less like the normal developed countries of the world.

        Norwegians wouldn’t do this.

        Oops, this was supposed to be a reply to aureolaborous.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Normegians wouldn’t either.

      • OutOfOrbit

        mee too not a dime from me since then. never been back to hobby lobby neither too also

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Yeah, screw the Sally Army. Because they are homophobic bastards.

    • The Wanderer

      Yeah, it’s the GOP “Screw people in the name of White Republican Jeebus” policy.

    • Timothy Watson

      Adding more big gov’t!

    • Oblios_Cap

      How Un-American!

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        If the founders didn’t intend the Government to protect the rights of God botherers at the expense of everyone else, I’m sure they would have mentioned it.

    • aureolaborealis

      Of course this will primarily empower homophobes at first, but I’m guessing it won’t be long before we see religious objections to miscegenation, women and minorities voting, the rule of law, etc., etc.

    • Beelzebubba

      Yeah, this is the work of the GOP’s Christianist Fundie assholes. Basically, trying to use HHS to defend the right of so-called “Christians” to discriminate against all the people they hate.
      More lawsuits for the ACLU – too bad we can’t invest in their booming business.

      • Lord Jim

        Freedom for “Christians” to be exempt from the law.

    • Ninja0980

      I hope Roger Severino feels the same way when people refuse to treat him based on his skin color or the fact he is in a interracial marriage based on their religious beliefs aka bigotry.

    • I saw this yesterday reported at Politico:

      “Trump to overhaul HHS office, shield health workers with moral objections”

      https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/conscience-abortion-transgender-patients-health-care-289542

      I think Raw Story picked it up yesterday, too.

      Didn’t Evan do a post on this?

      • aureolaborealis

        Hmm. My bad if he did, but I don’t see it in my feed.

    • Lord Jim

      Confirmed. DAMMIT.

  • Ms. MLG on Maui

    Can camel go to Mexico?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I like Camels. And frequently smoke them. Which is bad.

      • Ms. MLG on Maui

        I used to smoke Camels years ago, myself. Then I went off-brand due to all my poorness.

        • Oblios_Cap

          I, myself, did the same. Now I’m smoking Doral Ultra-Lights, which no one wants to mooch because they have no flavor.

          • Ms. MLG on Maui

            I smoked Doral for years, too. Then I went Pall Mall. Next up, quitting.

          • Lord Jim

            I once chain-smoked a pack of Pall Malls. I felt so bad I was scared to look at my reflection.

          • Yellerduck

            After smoking Marlboro reds for years, I bummed a Pall Mall off someone at a bar and nearly choked.

          • Mentally Stable Ron

            My father used to smoke three or four packs of Pall Malls a day. Much is now explained.

          • stablegeniusahughes798

            Hey, I’m on the Pall Malls/quitting soon program, too!

          • MamaBrown

            Hahaha, I know what you mean. I used to smoke Carltons. Menthol Carltons. I was utterly safe from bummers of cigs, no one wanted them.

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        My great uncle smoked 2 packs of them per day from his teens on, and was killed in his 70’s by a crazy ex girlfriend. So there’s that.

        • stablegeniusahughes798

          Holy shit! I’m sorry you lost your great uncle in that way.

          • Rebel Scum with permit

            Thank You. He was a character. He supplemented the camels with large quantities alcohol and he was really unkind to Crazy Girlfriend, but he didn’t deserve to go that way.

          • stablegeniusahughes798

            No, he didn’t. Is crazy ex-girlfriend still in jail, I hope?

          • Rebel Scum with permit

            This all happened about 30 years ago, she was elderly and was found to actually be suffering from mental illness and committed to a facility. It was all actually very sad.

          • stablegeniusahughes798

            That is such a sad story. The thought that she might have dementia, or mental illness, also too…the whole thing is sad. Again, sorry about your Uncle.

    • goCatgo

      OT I liked the moving picture Tracks.

      • Ms. MLG on Maui

        I had to Google that. It looks good!

    • littlegreen

      This morning camel tweeted tat Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world. That’s why we need a WALL.

      He’s not a camel, btw. Don’t let the spray tan confuse you. He’s a giant skunk azzhole.

      • Patricia Sirois

        Ding ding – great post!

    • Bill D. Burger
    • puredog

      “Can camel”? YOU MONST — wait. Never mind.

  • The Wanderer

    The future of chicken processing seemed so bright back in the day:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0stojwYjI

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Millions of people were killed last year without proper ID. Kidnapper fraud!

    • The Wanderer

      You’re not allowed to die without proper ID and permission from the Public Libertarian Office of Demises (PLOD). Their bureaucracy’s slow, but thorough.

  • Mike Minden

    I wonder how many Repugnants across the SW and Texas are getting carefully laundered “campaign contributions” from the cartels?

  • Ron Spangler

    I don’t understand the part of ILLEGAL that applies to speed limits on federal highways. Everybody go so fast. It’s dangerous. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE!?

  • Lefty Wright

    Just spitballing here, but it seems like Trujillo is Catholic. I can’t find anything on what religious sect Bush is a member of, but if he is Catholic, could that have tilted his decision in her favor? Because from his prior writings, it does not seem like he gives a shit
    about undocumented immigrants.

  • Zyxomma

    Thanks, Dok.

  • An Outhouse for the résistance

    Was the “threat of harm to Trujillo Diaz” made in English? Because if not, then its not admissible.

  • Lisa M. Ellis

    Sorry, but I have to because I live here. “Cincinnati.”

    • TundraGrifter

      Thank you! Or, we could go with “Cincy.” “The Queen City” might be misunderstood here on Wonkette.

      • Lisa M. Ellis

        Yes, I guess “Porkopolis” is out. . . .

      • stablegeniusahughes798

        In fact, it was called “The Queen City of the West,” because at the time it was established, Cincinnati WAS in the West.

        • randoracer

          My dad used to regale me with tales about how, when baseball teams went on a road trip “out west,” that meant going to St. Louis. By train.

        • Mark Dobrowolski

          Then there is their mlb team, “the queen city bolsheviks”

          • stablegeniusahughes798

            I’ve been a Queen City Bolsheviks fan my whole life. Go Reds! FU Cubs!

  • La forza del resistino

    ICE Cube’s publicist advises a name change to Rubik Cube in case things get ugly.

  • TundraGrifter

    I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to the situation of the Dreamers and DACA people. The best legal analogy I can come up with is Displaced Persons. Say during a war (like WW II) people are forced for flee their homes and the boundaries of nations change and people find themselves without proper passports or other papers or now living in an area that used to be part of one country but is now part of another. So there is a body of International Law to deal with these people.

    Those brought to the US of A by their parents are in a similar situation. It is true they are here illegally. But they didn’t break the law when the came here. Their parents did that. They were minors – in many cases well under the age of legal responsibility for their actions.

    So wouldn’t it make sense for them to be treated as refugees are supposed to be properly treated?

    • Mentally Stable Ron

      I was assuming that that’s the way this administration would also deal with refugees.

  • Squeegee

    Some idiot woman was on tv last night crying because her husband was just deported after 30 years in America but that she was still a proud Trump supporter and believed in the wall and deporting everyone else just not her husband
    Which brings up an interesting point you’d think that first generation Hispanic Americans whether here legally or not and their kids and grand kids would be vehemently opposed to what is going on but unless they are directly affected some of them are the staunchest supporters of what Trump is doing

    • stablegeniusahughes798

      Hey, they got theirs, everybody else can fuck right off back to Mexico.

      • HooverVilles

        I. Me. Mine.

        • Hesavebread!

          What? The leopard wants to eat MY face?

      • Squeegee

        Yep she was like I believe in the wall and sending illegals back to Mexico just not my husband because he has a job and a family here and has been here 30 years.
        Never be shocked by people’s inability to look beyond their own self interest

        • stablegeniusahughes798

          Our own self-interest? What’s that? – Republican voter

    • Ӎɨᵴɑɳʈɧɼѻρȩ

      She sounds like a perfect republican – “I got mine, fuck you. And btw, I want yours too.”

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