Author: The BPI Squirrel

Nancy Pelosi on ‘Five White Guys’

Some white guys are upset that Nancy Pelosi noticed they were white guys. (More) “The five white guys I call them” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi noted the lack of diversity among the leadership group who were negotiating a DACA deal: “The five white guys I call them, you know,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?” Pelosi said, complaining that minority members of Congress were not involved in deciding the fate of Dreamers. […] “That could’ve been done four months ago. The very idea that this week...

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‘Shithole Countries’ vs. ‘Places Like Norway’

The God-King’s latest outburst was all about racism. (More) “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Yes, the God-King really said that yesterday: President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers. Trump then suggested that the United States should...

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‘Shitty Media Men’ List Creator Tells Her Story

Fearing she would soon be outed, the list creator outed herself. (More) “The spreadsheet made a presumption that is still seen as radical: That it is men, not women, who are responsible for men’s sexual misconduct” The buzz was that Katie Roiphe – who built her career in the 90s by dismissing the idea of date rape – was writing an article for Harper’s that would expose the creator of the ‘Shitty Media Men’ list, a short-lived Google spreadsheet that invited women in media to share their stories of colleagues’ sexual misconduct. The rumors sparked a social media firestorm,...

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Immigration, Steele Dossier, and Other Stuff

A federal court ruling, plus Republicans’ idea of “compromise,” plus a myth, plus other stuff…. (More) “Plaintiffs have clearly demonstrated that they are likely to suffer serious irreparable harm absent an injunction” A federal judge held that DACA protections must remain in place until pending lawsuits are resolved: The injunction by U.S. District Judge William Alsup says those protections must remain in place for the nearly 690,000 immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while a legal challenge to ending the Obama-era program proceeds. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision to terminate the program on Sept....

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Damore Will ‘Win’ Suit vs. Google, plus Other Stuff

Damore will almost certainly lose in a court of law, but he’ll win in the Court of White Male Grievance. (More) “Ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males” As a matter of law, Damore doesn’t have a leg to stand on. Yes, California prohibits discrimination on the basis of “political activities or affiliations:” No employer shall make, adopt, or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy: (a) Forbidding or preventing employees from engaging or participating in politics or from becoming candidates for public office....

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