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Meanwhile, at the Supreme Court….

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

In has been four months since I last blogged. Not because there is nothing going on, but because there is so much going on. Back in the not so halcyon days of Spring 2020, California, and much of the rational part of the United States was in lock down because of the pandemic that was killing people. A whopping 22,000 had died by the last time I blogged. We watched New York City struggle and hoped to avoid that carnage…

On this April Fools Day made up news not funny.

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Twice I had the honor of being the San Diego AILA chapter chairman, or “chapter chair” as it has long been called, even before gender neutrality became mainstream (It still sounds horribly wrong to me when a speaker uses the plural pronoun “they” when they want to avoid a gendered single one like “he” or “she”). As the chair, I thought it was important to disseminate the local AILA/immigration news to the chapter by sending out a weekly email news…

We’re all ‘Trumpers’ about something or another.

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

While one encounters many definitions of Trumpism based on President Trump’s statements and actions, because of the contradiction in Trump’s statements and actions, I favor a less textual and policy-based definition. To me, Trumpism is believing things despite there being no basis in fact for them. As a necessary corollary, Trumpism requires ignoring obvious contradictions between accepted values and the racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-democratic, and immoral beliefs adopted by Trump and Trumpists. A Trumpist holds close to heart a belief…

Fighting the wrong battles won’t solve the problem of or for all these refugees.

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Popular support for President Trump is based on his immigration stances. A Frontline documentary lays it out. Others attribute the attraction of Trumpism to social concerns – an opposition to LGBT rights, sex education, and promiscuity and its horrid result, babies.  There may be some truth to this, though Trump is an odd person to choose as the leader of the chastity and anti-abortion movement – a thrice marrried, pussy grabbing, porn star-shtupper who likely has left his weight of…