Family Separation vs. George Takei’s WWII Internment

June 20th 2018

“At least during my internment…, I was not taken from my parents.

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World War II United States Japanese Internment Camp

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/george-takei-family-separation-op-ed/index.html

“I cannot for a moment imagine what my childhood would have been like had I been thrown into a camp without my parents.

That this is happening today fills me with both rage and grief: rage toward a failed political leadership who appear to have lost even their most basic humanity, and a profound grief for the families affected.”          ~George Takei

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/06/20/lies-just-big-enough-to-stick-are-all-too-familiar-to-george-takei-who-was-interned-during-wwii-in-america/?utm_term=.fc709d76809b

Lies big enough to stick…


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Family Separation: We Are Torturing Babies

June 20th 2018

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Q:  How does one maintain relationships with loved ones who are okay with this?

1.  “Tender Age Shelters” – https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/trump-officials-send-migrant-babies-toddlers-tender-age-shelters-n884916

2.  TENDER AGE SHELTERS – https://apnews.com/dc0c9a5134d14862ba7c7ad9a811160e

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Family Separation: No Words

June 19th 2018

There are no words to describe this horror [54 seconds]:

 

May the torture these children -and parents- experience be visited upon every last Trump Supporter who does not decry the inhumanity of this bogus policy enforcement.

 


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Hospital Clowning: Family Separation

Tuesday, June 19th 2018

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Catching a moment of fresh air during lunch with the fabu Dr. Bafu.

 

Dr. Bafu is so wonderful to know and to work with.  Sometimes he is so funny and I am doing practically nothing as I observe the scene.  Fortunately I am learning to relax and have faith in these moments of not knowing.  Then there are other times when we are singing together and it is practically divine.   And there are other times still when a patient enjoys blowing him off and embracing dear Dr. Be Bopper instead.   Not every clown is for every body, but we got lots of love and fun for anybody.  Oh, and I got routines for dogs yes I do.

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We are entertaining a child in pre-op when a gurney gets going from the bay next to us.  The patient is a little three year old fair-haired girl in a big clean bed surrounded by five clean, calm, gowned-up health care professionals rolling her down the hall to surgery.  The mom and dad stay behind and watch their baby go as she starts crying, “Mom-my!  M-O-M-M-Y!  Mo-o-o-mmy!!

Her cries seem to dampen down by the the medications taking effect as she floats down the hall.

Lucky girl.

I think reparative surgery is an excellent reason to separate a family.

Momentarily.


♥♠

#FamliiesBelongTogether  #EndFamilySeparationNow

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Family Separation: SPACE FORCE is the Answer!!!

June 18th 2018

YASSS!!

How else are we going to build a SPACE WALL in SPACE for SPACE MEXICANS???

Trae Crowder puts it best [4:21]: 

 

In conclusion:  “Fuck ‘Space Force.'”


 

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Family Separation: Who You Gonna Call

Monday, June 18th 2018

Working my way through this list; wanted to share it asap.


The trauma a child incurs from parental separation lasts a lifetime.

Here are numbers to call in addition to your senators and representatives to tell them to STOP separating children from their parents!

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The DOJ comment line (202) 353-1555

Chief of Staff, John F. Kelly – 202-456-1414

Attorney General, Jeff Sessions – 202-353-1555

DHS Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen – 202-282-8495

Acting ICE Director, Thomas Homan – 1-866-DHS-2-ICE

HHS Secretary, Alex Azar – 202-690-7000

Acting Assistant ACF Secretary, Steven Wagner – 1-877-696-6775​

ORR Director, Scott Lloyd -202.401.9246

 

God dammit all to hell.  I can’t believe THIS is what it’s come to.  And STILL family members support tRump!!!


 

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Trump and the Baby Snatchers

June 18th 2018

“I don’t have a long treatise to issue here, no meandering argument. I am simply outraged beyond my ability to articulate it.” ~Charles M. Blow

STILL the Trumpsters rally behind him.

Denying this is even happening.

Which is the only thing possibly more cruel than actually doing it.


 

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