Good Monday morning everyone. Before moving on to a bit of a snarky commentary, I want to share a pretty picture – just because. Looking at pretty things can bring a sense of peace and calm, just like a good belly laugh can. So I hope the picture and the jokes get your week off to a good start.
Now the commentary. If you have an opinion on the topic, I do welcome the sharing of such, as long as it is done in a civil manner. Thank you.
I heard on the news today that over 2,700 children have been taken away from their parents at the border since November 2017. Homeland security statistics indicate that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31. And again the man in the White House with the orange hair blames the atrocity on the Democrats.
According to a report in The Independent on Saturday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders justified the policy on Thursday by describing it as Biblical: “It is very Biblical to enforce the [particular immigration] law, that is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible.”
Biblical? Really? I’ve read the Bible several times, and I don’t recall any place in there that says that children should be removed from their parents based on illegal immigration.
Atty. Gen. Jeff sessions also tries to use the Bible to justify this very inhumane treatment of people. He quoted Romans13, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”
Well pardon me for believing in a God that would not give authority to man who establish policies such as this immigration policy. Which by the way is only a policy and not a law.
When asked by reporters recently why the administration will not exercise its ability to stop the policy, Trump said: “The Democrats forced that law upon our nation.”
Not only is it not something the Democrats are responsible for, nowhere in US immigration law is the federal government mandated to charge asylum seekers with crimes and take away their children. This is a policy created by the Trump administration and fully supported by the orange-hair man. And no matter how many times he tries to deflect that responsibility, the more people take him to task about it.
Consider this brief quote from an article in the Daily Intelligencer, New York Magazine’s news blog:
President Trump is still trying to avoid responsibility for his administration’s brutal policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border, but a new report confirms that Trump and his advisors had been considering the extreme measures for as long as they’ve been in power. According to the New York Times, White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller was “instrumental” in convincing the president to enact the policy, which applies a zero tolerance approach to prosecuting undocumented immigrants caught entering the U.S. — even if that means taking children away from their parents in the process.
And just a word for Trump and all the others in the White House who are pretending to be good Christians – REALLY? If Jesus had not risen from his grave, I’m sure he would be rolling over and over at what is being done in His name. Shame on you.
Okay, end of sermon. Here are some jokes I found over at The Laugh Factory
A man called his child’s doctor, “Hello! My son just snatched my pen when I was writing and swallowed it. What should I do?”
The doctor replied, “Until I can come over, write with another pen.”
Son: “Dad, when will I be old enough so I don’t have to ask mom for her permission to go out?”
Dad: “Son, even I haven’t grown old enough to go out without her permission!”
Fair warning, the following joke has the F-bomb, so if that offends you, you might want to stop reading here. I would not have posted it, except it made me chuckle, and not much was making me chuckle today.
A 7 year-old and a 4 year-old are in their bedroom. “You know what?” says the 7 year-old, “I think it’s time we started swearing. When we go downstairs for breakfast, I’ll swear first, then you.”
“Okay,” replies the 4 year-old.
In the kitchen, when the mother asks the 7 year-old what he wants for breakfast, he answers, “I’ll have Coco Pops, bitch.”
*WHACK* He goes flying out of his chair, crying his eyes out.
The mother looks at the 4 year-old and asks, “And what do you want?”
“Dunno,” he replies, “But it won’t be fucking Coco Pops.”
That’s it for me, folks. I hope you enjoyed the jokes, and if you have a favorite one please share. And don’t forget to enter the CONTEST to win a bunch of neat prizes, including a Kindle Fire. Giveaway ends June 30, 2018. Click and enter every day.
2 thoughts on “Monday Morning Musings”
Shame on parents bringing their chldren to a country, knowing their children will be separated from them. its a two way issue.
Good point, but I do wonder how easy it is for those people who have been traveling for months from South and Central America to know what is happening. Or am I just too naive?