All Further Articles for 2017-03-17

Friday, March 17, 2017
St. Patrick Was Of Course An Immigrant
The visit here of Irish P.M. Enda Kenny went as well as anything in Trumpland: After many orange gaffes - hats with four-leaf clover not shamrock, greeting in mangled Gaelic, stilted reading of his favorite "Irish proverb" that's in fact a Nigerian poem - the Irish leader, whose own immigrants sent solidarity to ours, cited the status of St. Patrick and so many more. "We were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore. We believed in the shelter of America, in (its) compassion...And we still do."
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Let 'Em Die
Rant time. Some obscene realities of Thursday's proposed budget: One golf trip to Mar-a-lago costs the same as 419,000 seniors' Meals on Wheels (slash), three weeks of Trump Tower security = PBS's budget (cut), $54 billion hike to the military = 1,543 years' funding for Institute of Peace (gone), starving poor kids, veterans and the (the often Trump-voting) elderly is "compassionate" because feeding them isn't "showing any results." Q: Who are these people? A: Morons and monsters.
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