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Lawmakers Criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Calling Hawaii 'an Island in the Pacific'

Lawmakers Criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Calling Hawaii 'an Island in the Pacific'
Lawmakers Criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Calling Hawaii 'an Island in the Pacific'

Pretty insulting to the judges. Federal judges are in the upper echelon of lawyers. They could quit their jobs and name their price at major U.S. law firms, but they're serving their country as a federal judge. It's disgraceful that our Attorney General is disrespecting their service in such a way.

Not only that, it Also says to the nation that he doesnt really consider Hawaii to be a state with rights, or any say in mainland affairs, like Puerto Rico is currently.

This administration is just pathetic. Sessions is now AG. He's not a Senator running for reelection from a southern state. Maybe he should learn to at least try to think before he speaks.

Racist dog whistles.

How is Hawaii "a state in name only"? what does that even mean?

Hawaii senators fire back at Sessions: 'We won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics'

Hawaii senators fire back at Sessions: 'We won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics'
Hawaii senators fire back at Sessions: 'We won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics'

Senators from Hawaii shot back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, after he said he was "amazed" a judge "on an island in the Pacific" could halt the president's travel order.

"Hey Jeff Sessions, this #IslandinthePacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years," Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) tweeted.

"And we won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics."

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) also fired back at the attorney general.

"Mr. Attorney General: You voted for that judge," he tweeted.

"And that island is called Oahu. It's my home. Have some respect."

HELL.FUCKING.YES.HAWAII!!!!!!!

Jeff Sessions is a piece of shit who cares about no one but himself (and maybe other older white men). Way to call him out on the dog whistle bullshit.

California is not real America.

New York is not real America.

Washington is not real America.

Hawaii is not real America.

If they keep going like this, the administration will have painted themselves into a small corner of Kansas by the Nebraskan border, leaving the rest of us a little wiggle room.

If Hawaii isn't a 'state' - it means Obama was not born an American citizen - get it?

"Mr. Attorney General: You voted for that judge," he tweeted.

This is awesome. Goddamn some of the Democrats are brilliant.

Chaffetz may not finish term, Utah prepares special election: WSJ

Chaffetz may not finish term, Utah prepares special election: WSJ
Chaffetz may not finish term, Utah prepares special election: WSJ

Whoa. If Utah is actually preparing a special election, this just got upgraded from an idle rumor to a potential scandal.

Guaranteed he's resigning. Politicians do not make statements like that without having the intentions to follow through. Its a tactic to not drop a bombshell and give the perception that he's "weighing his options". Similar to how Fox News was considering ousting O'Reilly. It was evident that he was getting the boot, but they had to work out the legal and PR ramifications.

This is an inside-out case. Details have been known and under wraps for a while and the pressure seems to be coming from whomever in his own party is privy to the details. I dont expect a news story bombshell to drop, itll be more like when Jim McGreevey resigned as NJ's governor after being blackmailed by his secret gay partner's ex. He just showed up to a podium one day at the state house and announced his resignation, and also that he was having a gay affair. Really sucked too, he was a great governor and both elected governors after him ended up being corrupt AF (Corzine and Christie, Codey the replacement was legit)

Oh my god. I hope this is true.

Chaffetz embodies all that is wrong with Washington D.C.

Chaffetz has turned the Oversight Committee on its head. Instead of identifying government abuse and misapplications of taxpayer money, his Committee is committing abuse and is wasting taxpayer money. He is engaging in the very acts that he is charged with preventing.

He was expecting Hillary Clinton to win the election and he was going to spend the next few years running for governor on the back of BENGHAZZIIIII investigations that he bragged about having "lined up" in October

“It’s a target-rich environment,” the Republican said in an interview in Salt Lake City’s suburbs. “Even before we get to Day One, we’ve got two years’ worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain’t good.”

Then Trump won (after Chaffetz endorsed him) and Chaffetz bragged that he was still going to keep the investigations into Clinton going.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Monday said he intends to continue the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State, insisting, “just because there was a political election doesn’t mean it goes away.”

He recently said that the reason he wasn't interested in investigating Trump is that he can't be corrupt because he's rich.

In an interview with The Atlantic published on Friday, Chaffetz said that he didn’t think Trump could be abusing his office for financial gain because he’s already wealthy.

“He’s very rich,” Chaffetz said. “I don’t think that he ran for this office to line his pockets even more. I just don’t see it like that.”

Later, when asked about a deal between the family of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and a Chinese insurance group (which was later canceled), Chaffetz dismissed the possibility of investigating it on the grounds that “I don’t see how that affects the average American and their taxpayer dollars. Just the fact that a staff person’s family is making money? It’s not enough.”

This smarmy fuck has spent the last year looking for any reason to step in front of a camera and grandstand. Now all of a sudden he is MIA. He tried to introduce legislation that would give federal land to the states for privatization and that flopped. And after he got his ass handed to him at his town hall he has pretty much been in hiding.

I really hope he has to resign in disgrace. After his unendorsement of Trump on moral grounds, then re-endorsement I really want Trump to be his downfall.

Donald Trump hosts man who called for death of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at White House

Donald Trump hosts man who called for death of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at White House
Donald Trump hosts man who called for death of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at White House

Cool, we just doubled the number of draft dodging pedophiles in the white house

Nugent said in 2012 that Barack Obama should "suck on my machine gun". He added: "Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b****."

Mr Nugent also called Mr Obama a “sub-human mongrel”.

So is Trump.

He was sexually attracted to 12-year-old Paris Hilton, cat-called a 10-year-old, bragged about wandering around in the dressing rooms of Miss TEEN America, made disgusting comments about his baby daughter's potential breast size, and have you seen the photos of him and a young Invanka?

That's not even the worst part. Ted Nugent is a pedo.

The FBI has been reportedly tracking a Trump campaign adviser for four years

The FBI has been reportedly tracking a Trump campaign adviser for four years

I wouldn't be surprised if this goes down as the worst presidential scandal in American history.

Jesus Christ.

Teapot dome was nothing - bribery of an interior secretary in order to get favorable locations for oil companies? That's basically legal daily activity that happens today. Anyone notice Exxon is trying to get Russian sanctions lifted?

It makes the teapot dome scandal look like jaywalking.

Damn. In less than a year, Trump and his cult have flipped me on gun ownership and the death penalty.

Rep. Chaffetz considers leaving Congress before the end of his term

Rep. Chaffetz considers leaving Congress before the end of his term
Rep. Chaffetz considers leaving Congress before the end of his term

After his announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018, Rep. Jason Chaffetz told Fox 13 he is considering leaving Congress before the end of his term.

“When I contemplate another 200 nights away from home, it is just too much,” Chaffetz told Fox 13 News Anchor Bob Evans.

Can't wait for the real reason behind all this to break...

This is a huge deal. Last week, Louise Mensch tweeted that her sources told her that the Russians had kompromat on Chaffetz, and that the FBI knows it. (Shameless plug: I posted that in /sub/russialago this morning.)

The fact that he's already dropping the "spending more time with my family" line means that something's about to come out. That's what people say when they resign in scandal.

This is odd. Everyone else thinks this is seriously odd, right?

One of the most powerful House Republicans suddenly, unexpectedly (possibly) resigning, instead of continue to block investigations into a traitorous administration? What could be odd about that??

Poll: Voters prefer United Airlines to Trump

Poll: Voters prefer United Airlines to Trump
Poll: Voters prefer United Airlines to Trump

United Airlines has taken me to my chosen destination in a timely manner, even if a bit uncomfortable, successfully half a dozen times in the past few years. While I was disturbed by the video like everyone else, it is one incident out of millions of potential ones each year.

Donald Trump is Donald Trump.

United Airlines got people to beat the shit out of a paying customer.

Donald Trump is Donald Trump

United Airlines does not grab your pussy without consent

In all honesty, this isn't even fair to United Airlines. They had one incident. Trump is a daily dumpster fire that is going to spread like a California wildfire.

Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

This is why we need comprehensive campaign finance reform.

...and much stricter ethics rules, and conflict-of-interest rules - and above all, some real-world qualifications for holding federal office, other than being 35 and a citizen.

DOW: Ignore those pesticide studies

Trump: What pesticide studies?

DOW: {big smile}

Trump: No really. I have no idea what you are talking about.

I thought Trump's whole schtick was that he wouldn't be beholden to any special interest groups or corporations? What changed? Do Trump supporters prefer policy decisions to be influenced by corporations or by the people?

Surprise! Exxon Wants a Waiver to Work in Russia Despite Sanctions

Surprise! Exxon Wants a Waiver to Work in Russia Despite Sanctions
Surprise! Exxon Wants a Waiver to Work in Russia Despite Sanctions

I wonder what Putin and Tillman discussed during their very recent meeting in Russia?! The corruption here is truly incredible.

You mean that one that wasn't supposed to happen at all, and then suddenly happened for 2 hours after tillerson ran away from the press pool? Huh. I guess it might have come up.

Tillerson should recuse himself from any discussions that involve Exxon - sorry, lost my head there for a minute

-Republican Party

Homeland Security now acknowledges deported DREAMer had protective status

Homeland Security now acknowledges deported DREAMer had protective status

On Tuesday, the department said its records showed the protective status of Juan Manuel Montes, 23, expired in 2015. On Wednesday, the department said that status was in fact valid until 2018.

So they lied.

Nothing will happen to these assholes, though, because Trump set the tone early. Lying is not a problem - it is, in fact, encouraged.

The fish rots from the head.

It sounds like a nightmare, in my opinion. If your parents illegally bring you to another country as a child, how is that child held responsible? I can't imagine what it is like being deported back to a country where you do not speak the language, know the culture, or even your relatives. You're sending people to their deaths.

The Right and their lack of humanity is something I'll never understand .

"I got mine now fuck you!"

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