Drs what evidence do you have that their asylum claims are invalid? Based on several years of evidence, Honduras and Guatemala have had extensive drug and gang activity to create dangerous environments for these families. Once again, Trump freaks show how ignorant they are to the issues. To go a step further, separation of these children from their parents constitutes abuse.
Posted 20 June 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Thanks BM. Will keep that little tidbit for the upcoming election. Hill is so disconnected from reality it’s insane. He has been as ineffective a congressman as they come.
Posted 20 June 2018, 8:47 a.m.
Agree BM. They have to twist themselves in immoral knots JUST to justify this policy shift. To Popsmith, someone seeking asylum is NOT breaking the law.
Posted 20 June 2018, 8:44 a.m.
Trump needs no law to end the policy shift. It is discretionary and his administration shifted to a hard line to create a crisis to strong arm Congress for border wall funding.
Posted 20 June 2018, 7:01 a.m.
Along with this we hear the infamous praise from Trump of Nielsen that sounds so familiar with Katrina. “Browney, you’re doing a heck of a job.”
Posted 20 June 2018, 6:53 a.m.
Even if this had passed last night, it would have failed in the vote in November. I agree that at-large needs to be abolished and Little Rock restructure, looking at possibly a few more wards to reflect the demographic make-up of the city. However, it should be through a citizen-led process that looks at municipal government in general. You don't throw a proposal on the ballot to restructure city government without thinking it through first. There are other changes to be considered including whether LR needs a mayor-manager form of government....I do think one of the biggest problems with LR's board is the length of tenure of some of its directors, Hendrix included. She has served almost a quarter of a century and it's time for her to move on to let some younger, more innovative leaders step forward. That also includes Adcock, Kumpuris, and Wyrick. You could include others, but just having those step aside would be a good start.
Posted 20 June 2018, 6:37 a.m.
Good summation, John. I saw Hill's statement yesterday and it was pretty lame. It also shows Hill feels he's in a competitive race or he would have come out a bit stronger supporting Trump. Then again, Hill could actually have a heart amid all that Republican kowtowing. The bottom line is that Hill really doesn't have a clue which way to stand on this issue and is waiting for the leadership to give him talking points. They should come out soon now that the Republican proposals with Trump's wall extortions included have been offered....Hill has shown how weak he is on issues and really is just a ceremonial congressman for the 2nd. He's show up at ceremonies, get you passes to the WH, and may even get you a flag from the Capitol. But substantial legislative action from him? Hardly. He usually gets his talking points from the ABA and Wall Street before putting them forth on the Hill.
Posted 20 June 2018, 6:29 a.m.
So I saw moz the idiot make a comment about the tumbling stock market, saying he would buy stocks at discount rates. This is the same moz who heralded the growth in the market by saying those with 401Ks would benefit. While there is a small amount of truth to his current statement, it shows the callous attitude most Trump supporters have for the greater good of America. Those who have retired suffer from these drops. In other words, moz doesn't give a rat's a** about the elderly.
Posted 20 June 2018, 6:22 a.m.
This guy is making a living off settlements with municipalities. "In October, Frasher reached a $389,500 settlement in the April 2017 wage claim he filed against Oregon City, Ore., in federal court." The City of Hot Springs is a fool for even having hired him. Now, he's costing Hot Springs taxpayers a ton because he's a racist idiot.
Posted 20 June 2018, 6:18 a.m.
Junk health insurance that doesn't have any reasonable coverage amounts or has very high deductibles. "Similar small-business health plans have a history of fraud and abuse that have left employers and employees with hundreds of millions in unpaid medical bills. The problems are described in dozens of court cases and enforcement actions taken over more than a decade by federal and state officials."...That quoted paragraph pretty much sums up this change in health plans. It's a shoot from the hip approach that has not concept of an overall strategy and is designed to garner Trump a gold star for "improving healthcare." Any rational educated adult can see the Ponzi scheme being created by these plans.
Posted 20 June 2018, 6:14 a.m.
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