Freedom: Juneteenth


124 Responses to “Freedom: Juneteenth”

  1. June 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    A thousand thanks to Ms. Wonka for her dedication and such thoughtful presentations. Thank you.

  2. 3 Gazelle
    June 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Hello dearest, NW! Thank you every day! ❤

  3. 5 whenpamelawandered
    June 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm


  4. 6 Gazelle
    June 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Rachel just lost her cool when handing over to Lawrence. She signed off in tears, holding breaking news in her hands. Lawdy. I don’t possess her cool. You have to watch Lawrence. Am in such a distressed state. Four year olds going in front of a judge by themselves? WTF!

  5. June 19, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Trump is a disgusting racist piece of crap and so are the ones who support him.

  6. 8 jacquelineoboomer
    June 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Hope this image doesn’t offend anybody. This guy’s an LGBTQ activist and his twitter profile says he’s a state representative … and I think he speaks for many of us. And I love Philly, too!

  7. June 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    So simple. So absolutely profane.

  8. June 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm

  9. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    June 19, 2018 at 10:58 pm

  10. June 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    We should refrain from using their words, i.e. shelters. Those babies are jailed.

  11. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    June 19, 2018 at 11:03 pm

  12. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    June 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Just saw on Brian Williams’ show that Democratic congressmen and women today HECKLED trump as he walked through the hall after meeting with RWNJ so-called representatives. They held up signs and yelled. At the so-called president.

  13. June 19, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    • June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

      What we also know from first hand reporting is that even a two year old is not allowed to be hugged.
      Not even in total melt down. Serious perverted evil abuse.

  14. June 19, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      June 19, 2018 at 11:51 pm

  15. June 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm

  16. 21 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:09 am

    I do not recognize my country right now. I will stand and fight this to my last breath. I’ve cried. Now I’m just fucking PISSED OFF. Not on my watch! Not in MY NAME! Not in MY COUNTRY! WIth me?

    • June 20, 2018 at 12:33 am

      YES Desertflower, with you 300%.
      He’s devastated TWO generations of young people. NO MORE daily incarcerations. Must pull the plug on him and his policy.

      • 23 desertflower
        June 20, 2018 at 12:39 am

        Thank you, bridgeriverpass:) Read a suggestion that says we should have a national strike on 7/4….I can tell you that I’m done being polite.

        • 24 desertflower
          June 20, 2018 at 12:40 am

        • June 20, 2018 at 1:23 am

          All for it. Bring it on.

    • 26 sherijr
      June 20, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Yes df. All in. This is all I think about. I will not rest until this ends and until all of these children are reunited with their parents. There is no end to the hatred I feel for Trump and his people. We will be at the march in DC on June 30th unless a Baltimore march comes up. I just learned today from my Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger that there are two fathers being held by ICE just a few miles from my home (not Baltimore but Glen Bernie, MD)- who don’t know where their children have been taken. It is very close to home for all of us.

  17. 27 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:11 am

    This is where I am

  18. 28 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:15 am

    trump said crying babies don’t look good politically. We need to blast the sound of these poor babies CONSTANTLY. Wherever he goes. Whatever he does, it gets interrupted with the sound of these babies crying for their parents.

  19. 29 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Evil, heartless deplorable

  20. 30 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:25 am

    We have to rise up…or we will all wither and die and succumb to this authoritarian state that this fraud has forced on us. There will be no second chance.

  21. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2018 at 12:27 am

  22. 34 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:28 am

    They care nothing for human beings. They care only for power and $$$$.

  23. 36 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:37 am


  24. 37 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:41 am

    • 38 0388jojothecat
      June 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      At the same time the GOP knowing they will lose control of both houses are going to take away SS, Medicare, Medicaid, and Food Stamps.

  25. June 20, 2018 at 12:56 am

  26. June 20, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Sleep well Donald.
    Do you understand that 6,000 missing people is not something you forget? We won’t.

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  30. 46 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Good Morning TOD

  31. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 8:27 am

  32. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 8:56 am

  33. June 20, 2018 at 8:59 am

  34. 51 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

  35. 52 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 9:07 am

  36. June 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

    This is TERRORISM

  37. 54 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Tom Tomorrow @ tomtomorrow
    I think we can do this, twitter. Pass it on.

    Charlie Stross @ cstross
    There is a term I wish to see go viral: “Trump hotel” as a synonym for concentration camp, prison, or orphanage.

  38. 55 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

  39. 56 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Tender Age- The Frank Luntz Approved term for Baby Prisons.

  40. 57 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 9:38 am

    The Cold Political Calculus of Taking Away the Children of Migrants

    We are at a moment in our history that demands action. It demands that people fuck shit up. We hope they do it by protesting, by voting, or with legislation. But what the GOP hopes is that it leads to crazy shit, and Trump is going to keep pushing and pushing, with the ICE round-ups and the family separations, because they want congressional Democrats arrested, they want violence to occur at one of the concentration camps, they want protesters to riot, and they want it all filmed. Trump is going to keep upping the intensity of his immigration crackdown until the left cracks.


    Trump’s GOP (and it is Trump’s GOP now) doesn’t give a fat rat fuck about reaching out beyond his base. The election strategy is simple: get his idiot horde all fired up with a stream of Reddit-provided conspiracies and blatant lies; suppress the vote wherever and however it can be suppressed; and, possibly, look for an assist from hackers. In order for the first part to work, you’ve gotta be as confrontational as possible to draw Democrats and liberals into an act that can be portrayed as extremism. Sure, an action like blocking the roads to and from detention locations, like, fer the love of fuck, tent cities for children is a relatively mild form of civil disobedience, but as far as the whiners on the right are concerned, it’ll be “terrorism the likes of which the nation hasn’t seen” or whatever the fuck Fox “news” contorts it to be.

  41. June 20, 2018 at 9:38 am

    End the Trump kidnapping and hostage terrorism:
    “I was inside the building and there were babies sitting by themselves in a cage with other babies”. (MSNBC Soboroff was sickened.)
    I think that Trump is dehumanizing and depersonalizing in order to dispose of human beings, willing to go unknown extremes of cruelty for personal gain. Clearly he doesn’t feel for others. Trump’s warfare on America and young people – the future – must end here. We are also targets of his abuse. The attention, outrage and spectacle of Americans helpless to save thousands of children must be cheapo Trump entertainment. Part of the game is to desensitize all of us to the suffering of others. Having got us to that place – the sky is the limit for him.

  42. 59 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Parents struggle to find children ripped away by Trump policy

    Jonathan Blitzer, staff writer for The New Yorker, talks with Rachel Maddow about how migrant parents are left on their own, sometimes with the help of advocacy groups to find their kids after the Trump administration took them away and put them in separate detention centers.

  43. 60 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Local groups work where Trump fails to reunite kids with parents

    Rachel Maddow points out the failure of the Trump administration to put together a system for reuniting migrant families after Trump immigration officials forcibly take the children from their parents, and notes that small local groups are trying to pick up and do the work where the Trump administration falls short.

  44. 61 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Lawsuit over family splitting policy has Trump playing word games

    Dahlia Lithwick, legal correspondent and senior editor for Slate, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether U.S. courts can stop Donald Trump family separation policy and restore American dignity, and explains how an ACLU case against the Trump administration’s policy explains their legal gymnastics on the issue.

  45. June 20, 2018 at 9:56 am

  46. 63 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 10:04 am

  47. 64 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 10:08 am

  48. June 20, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Letting babies ‘cry it out’ (often alone in a room) without response has long been the nasty Spock approach to lazy parental control.
    So now these babies in Trump cages will cry for a long time. And without response, without familiar people and things and without being held or touched – the crying will stop. At this point the baby’s heart is broken and the will and the intellect is broken. And the person forever changed.

  49. 67 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 10:22 am

  50. 69 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 10:24 am

  51. June 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

  52. 72 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Morning warriors. This post from BJ is worth the read… AND a donation to this group that will do the good work for these families. Share


  53. 73 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Nearly all the false memes about Republicans are falling by the wayside now. Pay attention, America. They aren’t who they said they were. Haven’t been for YEARS.

  54. 74 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 10:40 am

  55. 75 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

    They could have CALLED HIM, but they didn’t. This is willful and purposeful. These children will never see their parents again. Ever. He needs to be impeached for not holding true to American ideals, and the cult that supports him in Congress needs to be voted out. PERMANENTLY

  56. 76 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Border Patrol and ICE need to refuse to do this to children and families. Flat out refuse because what they do, is based on a lie.

  57. 77 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 10:46 am

    He might as well be talking to a cardboard cut out. She isn’t a real FLOTUS. She sits by while her husband purposely tears families apart. She is a fraud like her husband.

  58. 78 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

  59. 79 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Do it sooner rather than later

    • 80 0388jojothecat
      June 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      He wants too much of a payoff. I doubt if he will get one. I think Mueller has enough on Orange Satan to bury him. He is just waiting for the right time unless his hand is forced. I am hoping Mueller report comes out when over 50% of the GOP sheep have had enough.

  60. 81 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:01 am

  61. 82 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:02 am

    • June 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

      I heard Steve Schmidt said he will vote Democrat.

      • 84 desertflower
        June 20, 2018 at 12:07 pm

        He did. Read his thread on his Twitter. I’ll post it

        • 85 desertflower
          June 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

  62. 86 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:09 am

  63. 89 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:16 am

    They could do the same for ripped apart families and kidnapped kids

    • 90 0388jojothecat
      June 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Pipe Dream…..they will NEVER cross their GOP Satan Evil Overlard..

      • 91 Sandy1110
        June 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm

        If they haven’t done it over the separation of families, they won’t do it to protect Mueller.

        Anyone can say those GOP Senators “should” do something. We’ve seen enough to know they lack the courage.

  64. June 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Trump’s Tent Cities Cost Millions More Than Keeping Migrant Kids With Parents: (NBC, The Hill, Politicus)
    Separating families is several times more expensive than keeping the together = Estimated at $757 a night per person.
    Meanwhile keeping children with parents held in detention centers = $298 per person. (HHS)
    NBC calculates a 400 beds in a temporary structure = $5 million a month.

    • June 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Surprise – separating families ain’t about cost! No such thing as gop fiscal responsibility. But what is going on? So many deadly psychological games. Children big and small are now expendable bargaining chips. Per NBC the reason for the high cost is “the sudden urgency to bring in security, air conditioning, medical workers and other government contractors far surpasses the cost for structures that are routinely staffed.” We’re paying Trump’s business partners a fortune to hurt our children and risk our future National Security.
      Shock and awe.

  65. 94 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 11:23 am

    85 Immigrants Sentenced Together Before One Judge
    Mass trials are now the norm in McAllen, where the Trump administration’s new policy on prosecuting illegal border crossing has strained the federal court system.

    Families aren’t merely being swept up under the new policy, lawyers in McAllen say—instead, adults who cross the border with children now seem to be priorities for prosecution. In May, Sessions announced the deployment of 35 additional prosecutors to border districts, where administration officials have acknowledged they still aren’t able to charge 100 percent of the people caught crossing the river. On the conference call with reporters, they refused to discuss how they decide which people to prosecute and which are simply referred back to immigration courts for deportation proceedings.

    But lawyers on the ground have noticed a pattern. “They are targeting people with children deliberately,” Efrén Olivares, the racial- and economic-justice director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, told me outside the courthouse on Monday. “So even though they are not prosecuting everybody for the misdemeanor, they are prosecuting everyone with a child and therefore separating them indefinitely.”

    Olivares and other lawyers with the Civil Rights Project have been interviewing detained immigrants before their hearings as they try to build a case against the Trump administration’s family-separation policy at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. They began in late May with five petitioners and now have more than 300, Olivares told me.

  66. 95 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 11:24 am

    UPDATE: Agencies in NY confirmed housing or fostering out kids separated from immigrant parents (with their govt contracts, in millions):Abbott House (Westchester)-$2.5MCayuga Home for Children (NYC)-$40M Rising Ground (Westchester)-$14.3MMercy First (Long Island)-$5.7M— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) June 20, 2018

    • 96 0388jojothecat
      June 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Holly Shit! Wait until these MAGA Maggots see what they are paying for when the GOP and head maggot takes away their medicare, ss, disability, and food stamps.

  67. June 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Speak out, people.

  68. 98 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 11:31 am

  69. 99 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:31 am

  70. 100 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:44 am

  71. 101 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:46 am

    POS then, POS now.

  72. 102 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 11:47 am

  73. June 20, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Here’s what I don’t get. The news is out about 6,000 children missing. How is it that Trump CONTINUES to take jail 64 children a day?
    I know his strategy is to double down if caught. But when the Sheriff catches the bank robber does he cut him loose to do it again the next day?
    Trump has already been nabbed! Our “great American legal minds” should have already stopped the daily detaining of children.

  74. 105 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm

  75. 106 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

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    • 110 desertflower
      June 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      He has mental health issues that need to be addressed. Whoever can do this, with a straight face, and pretend to care now, it fucked in the head. HE CAUSED THIS TO HAPPEN!!!

      Might I add, quickly, that this is NOT separate from trump/Russia. If you think so, you haven’t been paying attention. Putin’s puppet is dancing for Putin now and showing the rest of the world that the West, and America in particular, is a fraud and we can not be trusted going forward. All that who ha about human rights in other countries and caring for the world and its people….was a lie. Putin is out to use trump to discredit our institutions and our ideals as frauds. Mark my words. This is all connected

      • 111 0388jojothecat
        June 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm

        The BAD PRESS is what he hates. It was meant to die down in a few days after his lame explanations and lies. The lies didn’t work and the lame excuses and blame-it-on-Democrats-Obama aint sticking so he needs to do something. He’s already afraid of going to jail for the Russia Collusion and Money Laundering thing, everyday he commits a new crime.

      • June 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm


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  80. 116 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 12:51 pm

  81. 117 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 12:54 pm

  82. 118 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 12:59 pm

  83. 120 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 1:10 pm

  84. June 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    You’ve been warned.

  85. 123 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Follow Follow @dabeard
    ICE lied, told flight attendants the kids were a soccer team. They weren’t. Now this flight attendant won’t work when the US transports children away from their parents. “I might as well have been a collaborator on their transport.”

  86. June 20, 2018 at 1:26 pm


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