- And so, let me echo the attorney Joseph N. Welsh, in his famous rebuke of Sen. Joe McCarthy: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
- The Barbarians Inside the Gate
- Part 1: Wingnuts’ anti-child disgrace: From Murrieta to Oracle, America’s worst at it again
- Part 2: Michelle Bachmann Just Compared Child Immigrants to Rapists
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Part 1: Wingnuts’ anti-child disgrace: From Murrieta to Oracle, America’s worst at it again
The GOP sheriff accused of threatening an ex with deportation foments protest -- to scare away immigrant children
Joan Walsh, Salon
Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, California July 1, 2014. (Credit: Reuters/Sam Hodgson)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Waving yellow Gadsden flags and looking like refugees from Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch, dozens of immigration opponents have amassed on a local road in Oracle, Arizona, to block the expected transfer of 40 undocumented children from Central America to a nearby juvenile detention facility. So far the group, which includes members of the “patriot”/wingnut Arizona State Militia, has only blocked a bus carrying kids from a local YMCA. Like their friends in Murrieta, California, the Oracle heroes think the proper way to protest U.S. immigration policy is to threaten young children.
Their leader, Robert Skiba, previewed his plans to Breitbart News on Sunday. “We’ve got to wake people in America up,” the 85-year-old veteran declared. “This is our country. We’re just average people. [But] we’re not going to let them shove this down our throats … I’m used to controversy of all kinds, and people need leadership, and I’m going to provide them with leadership.”
Joan Walsh is Salon's editor at large and the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."
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Part 2: Michelle Bachmann Just Compared Child Immigrants to Rapists
Outgoing Minnesota Republican Rep. and Tea-Party nutjob Michele Bachmann (R-MN) left viewers of a CNN debate in stunned silence on Tuesday, after referring to child immigrants as “invaders” and linking them to rape.
Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Addicting Info
July 16, 2014 | “Foreign nationals that have come into the United States are between 300- to 500,000,” Bachmann told an incredulous Crossfire co-host Van Jones. “My heart is broken for a female college student in Minnesota who was raped, murdered and mutilated by a foreign national who came into our country. We had a school bus full of kids in Minnesota — four children were killed on that school bus because an illegal alien driving a van went into that schoolbus.”
Host Van Jones picks Bachmann up on her comments immediately:
“There are lines that can’t be crossed here,” Jones responded. “I’m sorry, congresswoman. Are you gonna scapegoat children for the crime of this despicable person?”
Kerry-Anne Mendoza is a writer and activist. After a career as a management consultant holding senior positions in Banking, Health and Local Government - she gave it all up to live in a tent at Occupy London and has been writing ever since. She is based in the UK.
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