consult with congress

I just need people to understand that Donald Trump does not actually give a fuck about Syrian civilians and children killed by Assad. As late as last week, his aides were telling the press that they “weren’t focusing on Assad” and that he wasn’t a priority for them, even though Assad has used chemical attacks before and has a long history of vile human rights abuses. Now suddenly he’s lobbing missiles into a humanitarian crisis without even consulting congress. Mark my words, this is just him taking an opportunity as a backdoor into something else that he wants to do, aka wholesale bombing of Syria in order to “stamp out ISIS”.

fuck-liberal-morons  asked:

In college english they tell you to form an opinion and find facts to support it. In college science they tell you to observe facts and let them form your opinion. muslims are killing Christians, Jews, gays athiests and women on a daily basis.

In college english they tell you to have a citation page. 

Also, I’m just going to answer EVERYTHING here, since you just reblogged, oh…


Six different posts about this shit from me. Okay. One by one. I’ll start with the newer posts.


I just need people to understand that Donald Trump does not actually give a fuck about Syrian civilians and children killed by Assad. As late as last week, his aides were telling the press that they “weren’t focusing on Assad” and that he wasn’t a priority for them, even though Assad has used chemical attacks before and has a long history of vile human rights abuses. Now suddenly he’s lobbing missiles into a humanitarian crisis without even consulting congress. Mark my words, this is just him taking an opportunity as a backdoor into something else that he wants to do, aka wholesale bombing of Syria in order to “stamp out ISIS”.


It would be awesome if we stamped out Isis.

Yes. Yes it would. I agree. ISIS is a terrorist organization who’s using a radicalized version of one of the world’s largest religions to spread fear and pain to the world and many of their own people. They need to be stopped. Did you know the people who are killed most often by them are muslim? And yes, more links, because otherwise you’ll ask for proof, and even if you ignore it at least I can say I have it.

ISIS is very very bad for everyone. Congrats for pointing that out. Have a cookie. :)


“Trump is committing war crimes attacking a military base that used sarin gas on civilians. Obama just let chemical weapons get used like a good person.”


He…bypassed congress and the UN. And warned Russia ahead of time, to which people have seen things being taken out of the base because Russia and Syria are allies, and you think they’re not gonna tell people what’s about to go down?

They were bombed with no results, and Trump just went against some major players. But yeah. Fucking liberals.


Clinton fired a lot of tomahawks at Iraq whenever the Monica Lewenski investigation got too much media attention.

I don’t know much about this, but I doubt doubt they fired a lot, as seems to be indicated by what I’m seeing when I looked up the subject. There you go. One News point for you. However, I don’t believe we were talking about Bill or Hillary? And yes. I am aware Hillary also talked about how we should fire on them yesterday. And yet…wasn’t it Donald himself that told Obama he shouldn’t go without approval, and when Obama sought that approval, was shot down by congress and unallowed to continue?


Trump’s not even in Washington to monitor the attack. He’s still in Florida at the country club playing golf (AGAIN) and we’re footing the bill.


Why didn’t liberals care about all the golf Obama played?

President Barack Obama made it four months into his presidency before his first golf outing as commander in chief. George W. Bush made it even longer, 5 ½ months into his first term.

Donald Trump made it two weeks.

I believe Obama cost…was it $97 mil in vacation and travel costs? Yeah. That’s a lot.

However.Each of Trump’s trips so far to his OWN resort has cost $3.3 mil each. Then there’s the cost for housing security at Trump tower for his wife, and all the other stuff he’s doing. He’s only…how many days in and it’s already adding up? By the time his terms over, if he keeps going at this rate, he might even double what Obama did in eight years. 

So the new president has repaired to Florida most weekends, racking up an estimated bill of about $23 million over 10 weeks. Added to that, the decision to keep his wife Melania and son Barron living in Manhattan is costing the state an estimated $58 million per year, according to the New York Police Department.

Oh, and this one’s from BBC canada World news. Which might be a little less bias for you?Since they have no political reason to fudge the numbers. 


My heart is with all the syrian people, you didn’t do anything wrong. The ones who voted for the biggest monster i’ve ever seen are to blame.


Who voted for the guy that dropped sarin nerve gas on a hospital?

I didn’t really have much involvement at the time this happened in politics, but wasn’t that pulled off by a team stationed there at the time, and weren’t they discharged and punished for it? From what I heard, Obama had launched an investigation into that incident. I know Russia had bombed quite a few. And I don’t remember 

Of course, maybe I have the wrong one. I don’t remember hearing anything about nerve gas dropped, and I can’t find anything except the recent gassing event the other day. 


Trump was “moved” by child victims gassed. These r the same children he’s banned from entering the country.

He made this statement while at Mar-a-Lago

His attack on Assad regime has nothing to do with humanitarianism


Sooooo…. Temporarily banning immigration while you devise a way to find out who the fuck these people are is a bad thing why? ISIS stands for islamic state in syria. Stands to reason…. There might be some bad guys in Syria that might blend in amongst the refugee masses in order to enter the Unites States and murder ‘infidels’.

I mean, terrorist assholes have kids too… So maybe having a child shouldn’t be a guaranteed green card. Does anyone remember the foiled terror attack where the father was going to bring material on a plane in his infants bottle? These peple are sick.

Yes, there could be, and probably are. There have been reports of terrorists slipping in. However, it’s far more likely for those already in the states to be radicalized do to hatred and anger, which is why this is so dangerous.And the chances are very slim compared to other dangers faced. There’s a lot of horrible people in the world, but there’s always a risk. It’s easier, as I said, to radicalise someone born here than actually get someone through security. 

Yep, that’s right, another article. Now that I know you actually read them…which I’ll bring up again later for your other response. Don’t worry.

Also, in your next response, which is the one we were originally on, I believe you brought up Europe? Well. This shows the ACTUAL dangers, and there are real dangers, but not the ones you seem to think, and ones that could be curbed more by accepting refugees and showing our support than detaining and denying them. If you read any of these this is one I’d highly suggest, as it has to do with the real face of terrorism when it comes to actual muslim attacks.

And for the kid part? I don’t have an answer, but it’s not something that’s common at all. It’s happened, but mostly in the war zone and not those fleeing from it. I can’t find much on this though.

Okay, last but certainly not least:

I’m talking about Syrian refugees as a whole. You’re talking about the statistics of Syrian refugees allowed to enter this country which in no way contradicts my point. That Syrian men left the women and children to deal with the murders left in their country. Look into the millions of “refugees” flooding Europe. That’s a big old sausage fest. Yeah, there are some women… But not a majority.

(Are you talking about this:

In that case you’re right about there being more men than women and children, however, your reasoning may be a little skewed)

Nope, its not just Syrians covered by trumps executive order. It was the same 6 countries Obama banned immigration from but that has little to do with my point.

I didn’t say it was just Syrians. The article I linked to was focusing on Syrians, and had syrians being blocked in the title, but if you were reading what I wrote, I actually said:

“ Because it’s not just Syrians getting denied. There’s many coming from Iraq, which is also experiencing major issues, and others from Afghanistan, from many who are experiencing very severe poverty.”

The article from politifact you provided said the two bans were basically the same but Obama didn’t disclose what he was doing. So in a nut shell, you didn’t care when Obama did the same thing because he didn’t tell you he was doing it. Its funny when you say I haven’t researched this but your sources don’t really say what you think they do…

Except that the article wasn’t about him not having a ban, but about the way they went about it, which wasn’t the same. That’s why it was judged mostly false instead of fully false. 

In the most superficial of ways, yes. They both limit immigration into the United States on a temporary basis. But there are two significant differences that Trump omits.”

Funny when you say my sources don’t say what I think they do, but they…actually do? Every one of them so far? 

Cuba has nothing to do with this conversation.

But it’s another thing that’s often brought up. Might as well cover it while we’re on Obama and laws regarding bans and traveling between countries. 

So… As examples of Christians murdering muslims in the modern day you provided links to property damage with no injuries, and people being assaulted and getting their feelings hurt. That is not equal to a muslim terrorist walking into a nightclub and murdering 52 people. I know in the mind of a social justice pussy some dude slapping around a woman in a hijab is equal to 9/11 when muslim terrorists murdered 3000 people but in reality it is fucking not.

Besides the shooting? And tell me. If a muslim went and just attacked people, even without killing, would you use that as something to show they hated westerners? And call it violence even if no casualties? 

You want murders then? And of course…you ignore the links having to do with them being hunted down and killed? Okay then. And the dude who tried to set off a bomb, which I believe he planned to do while people were, you know, IN IT? And of course even without casualties, again, you’d probably be going haywire if a church or synagogue was blown up. 

These people weren’t even muslims, but were shot because the killer thought they were:

Dude. They weren’t even muslim and they got shot.

Also, I’d like to point out it makes me a bit pissed that you’re using the Pulse Shooting with such misinformation. 

The shooter was one Omar Mateen. Born in the united states. Possibly a closeted gay man with intense self hatred.The FBI had come out saying they had found no proof, but his ex wife Yusufiy said that she knew he was gay, and closeted, and had never come to terms with it.

Yusufiy also  said Mateen was not interested in having sex with her except for procreation, and that he visited gay nightclubs, dating websites, and hookup apps.

  He had a wife and child, but one man had come up and reported to have slept with him. More specifically before the incident, that man, who was hispanic, claimed that he didn’t divulge that he had AIDS. This could have been done for revenge, which would explain the planning he was reported to have taken for a while to be executed on hispanic night.

Additionally, while it was reported in some places that he was actively religious at the time of the shooting, he was never truly religious as a child, and often did not do required activities that are expected in islam. He also seemed to be unstable and abusive. Federal investigators have said he was likely self-radicalised and there was no evidence that he received any instruction or aid from outside groups such as Islamic State. Mateen, 29, was a US citizen, born in New York of Afghan immigrant parents.

So. That really doesn’t work with what we were talking about. Being bi, I would like to ask you not use this tragedy against our community as a got-ya card. Because it doesn’t hold up.

An argument works far better when you make your own original point rather than just vomiting links in a thread…. Especially when those links don’t even make the argument you claim. ‘Research’ involves actually reading facts and synthesizing them to form a cohesive thought. You have not.

Arguments usually need backup, or you get people hounding you for proof. And as I’ve already went over, they had. I read the facts. 

I believe the bodies in the street… But you are right. Most news is fake anymore. Especially anything written by MSNBC. They have been caught an awful lot of times completely and totally manufacturing entirely false stories.

Hm…okay then. What about when they’re backed by about a dozen other sources? When is it going to be enough for you?

You’ve had this conversation before? I don’t find that obvious at all. To me it reads like a 18 year old college freshmen who thinks she knows something because she has a half semester of political science under her belt. I’ve been reading these headlines longer than you’ve been alive.

Well. Technically I am in college, but I’m a sophomore, and way to go. You’ve lived through countless acts of war and social issues without learning. Bravo.There’s still people around in their eighties that deny the Holocaust ever happened. Age doesn’t always prove that someone knows what they’re talking about.

anonymous asked:

I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE ALSO PISSED OFF ABOUT THE WORLDBUILDING, god it is so bad. I have chosen to believe that the MACUSA is actually Very Tiny and watches over New York alone since wow big city, and Ilvermorny is just one of many American wizarding schools, it's just the one that's most like Hogwarts. also, talk to me about Seraphina and how she clawed her way up to the top, yeah??

I HAVE CHOSEN TO BELIEVE that Ilvermony is the magical equivalent of Harvard—it gets its prestige from all the old money wasp-y wizards on the east coast who send their kids there and the fact it’s been around forever; it is by no means the only wizarding school in the US. (This makes sense in the larger context of US history because the 1920s is when you see Ivy League colleges establish admission quotas to keep out Jewish students, the prejudice would have been in the air.)

Also, I have to believe that what we saw of MACUSA was the headquarters of a branch of the actual Magical Congress and not the actual…..federal wizarding government, because that would be ridiculous. A single FBI agent can march into a secret meeting of the President of the United States??? Seraphina consults wizards obviously from other countries before she consults any sort of Congress or legislative body??? I mean, jesus, even the Ministry of Magic had more people in it.

(additionally, how the hell did wizarding US manage to skip over the whole “federal versus state power” debate that consumed the first 80 years of american history culminating in a literal war???)

…..all that said, I do love SERAPHINA PICQUERY was obviously raised in the Creole wizarding enclave in New Orleans, a proud gens de couleur libres and the youngest in a long line of Picquery witches who could trace their heritage back to Melusine on the French side, and several important priests of Mami Wata through their West African roots. (By the time she comes to New York, she’s chased most of Creole from her voice, because she can see the writing on the wall. After all, by 1930, the last French-speaking newspaper in New Orleans will fold, and the liberality enjoyed by creoles of color in Louisiana is eaten up by Jim Crow laws and the anti-black caste system of the South. But Graves still catches her humming zydeco songs sometimes, when she’s alone in her office.)

She did go to Ilvermorny, the twelfth black student to be accepted since its founding, and the second black woman. She graduated at the top of her class, with more medals for competitive dueling than she could wear without falling over, but did not give the commencement lecture. That honor went to Mary Allerton, of the Plymouth Allertons, who was blonde-haired and apple-cheeked and had a portrait of her great-something-grandfather hanging in the hall that bore their name. (Seraphina had smiled and congratulated her after, and then took the position in her father’s foundation that Mary had spent so many years boasting was reserved for her.

Mary Allerton is a dolt.)

The Allerton Foundation was not worthwhile work, nor did it utilize all of Seraphina’s talents, but it did make her valuable friends throughout the city. (She was young and looked extremely pretty in a pigeon breast bodice; a clever woman could do a great deal with that, if she was willing to put up with all the dreck that came with it.) Still, those friendships meant that when a lowly commissioner position opened up with the Magical Imports Authority, she had those willing to put her name forward.

From there, it was just a matter of climbing up and up and up—

Congress is cautiously applauding Trump's missile strikes against Syria

(Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers cautiously applauded President Donald Trump after he ordered missile strikes against Syrian government targets in response to a chemical-weapons attack in that country earlier this week.

The US Navy launched more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat airfield and nearby military infrastructure controlled by Syrian President Bashar Assad early Friday morning local time.

“Making sure Assad knows that when he commits such despicable atrocities he will pay a price is the right thing to do,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

But he said the Trump administration needed to “come up with a strategy and consult with Congress before implementing it.”

The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s chairman, Republican Ed Royce, said: “Assad was warned, repeatedly, by the US and the UN that the intentional targeting of innocent men, women, and children is intolerable. Now Assad has been caught red-handed carrying out another abhorrent chemical attack.”

Royce continued: “Moving ahead, the administration must work with Congress and lay out clear policy goals for Syria and the region.”

Other lawmakers of both parties issued similar statements.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas:

“Any military action in Syria must be justified as protecting the vital national security interests of America — including decisive action to prevent chemical weapons from falling into the hands of radical Islamic terrorists — and I look forward to our commander-in-chief making the case to Congress and the American people how we should do so in the days ahead.”

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Senate Armed Services Committee:

“After Syrian moms and dads buried their children, American troops met injustice with strength. The use of chemical weapons cannot become normal — civilized people cannot grow indifferent to such suffering. After sending a clear message tonight, the president should propose to Congress a comprehensive strategy to protect American interests from a humanitarian crisis that threatens to destabilize our regional allies and create vacuums for jihadi sanctuaries.”

Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin:

“My preliminary briefing by the White House indicated that this was a measured response to the Syrian nerve gas atrocity. Any further action will require close scrutiny by Congress, and any escalation beyond airstrikes or missile strikes will require engaging the American people in that decision.”

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anonymous asked:

What would you say did Obama do wrong?

The fact that drone strikes have exponentially increased since he took office; which were estimated to kill 50 normal civilians per suspected terrorist. The Obama administration had a pattern of blocking any investigation having to do with the lawfulness of his drone program too.

He also renewed the patriot act.

He signed the National Defense Authorization Act (which includes the indefinite detention clause) which refuses a person’s right to due process. Basically if someone is suspected of being associated with groups that are hostile to the U.S, they aren’t allowed to contest those allegations made against them because under the NDAA they have no right to know about those allegations.

His administration has doubled down on adding federal regulations which not only raise the cost of doing business, they take away from consumers’ pockets and disproportionally affect the lower class.

His spending/addition to the federal debt.

He lied about Americans being able to keep their health insurance even after Obamacare was passed. Many people who had individual health insurance were forced to cancel theirs, sometimes even paying more as a result of their replacement insurance. There are a lot of bad sides to Obamacare that some people don’t want to acknowledge such as hours being cut for employees, healthcare premiums going up, and being fined for not having insurance or an exemption. He’s made a lot of unilateral changes to Obamacare without consulting congress too.

The Iran Nuclear deal.

Obama and his administration have a record of scrubbing records of people with terrorist ties. One of his former DHS employees admitted that he was forced to modify or even delete records of individuals that were tied to Muslim terrorist groups.

Those are the ones I can think of at the top of my head. 


Making Room for Those in Danger

At the end of the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and Cambodians fled political chaos and physical danger in their homelands. Between 1975 and 1979, some 300,000 of these refugees were admitted to the United States through Presidential action. The law at the time restricted refugee admissions, and many members of Congress wanted to establish a more regular system of immigration and resettlement.

The Refugee Act of 1980 raised the annual ceiling for refugees to 50,000, created a process for reviewing and adjusting the refugee ceiling to meet emergencies, and required annual consultation between Congress and the President. The law changed the definition of “refugee” to a person with a “well-founded fear of persecution,” a standard established by United Nations conventions and protocols. It also funded a new Office of U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and an Office of Refugee Resettlement and built on already existing public-private partnerships that helped refugees settle and adjust to life in their new country.

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.

View all pages of the Refugee Act of 1980 on the National Archives’ Flickr account

In the South China Sea, crewmen of the amphibious cargo ship USS Durham (LKA-114) take Vietnamese refugees aboard a small craft. The refugees will be transferred later by mechanized landing craft (LCM) to the freighter Transcolorado., 4/3/1975. General Records of the Department of the Navy, National Archives Identifier 558518

Refugee Act of 1980:  A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise the procedures for the admission of refugees, to amend the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 to establish a more uniform basis for the provision of assistance to refugees, and for other purposes, page one (Public Law 96-212—The Refugee Act of 1980), approved March 17, 1980
National Archives, General Records of the U.S. Government