We Have Met the Enemy...
Just to give you a quick update on the state of affairs in Gotham City, the Joker has declared war on just seven Muslim countries in which he just happens, by some insane coincidence, to not have any business interests, but against the federal judiciary and virtually every one else.
Last night alone, four, count 'em, four federal judges starting with Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn, issued blocks or emergency stays on Trump's/Bannon's Muslim ban. If you read this forum, then I'll assume you know about the massive anti-Trump demonstrations taking place all over the country, including Copley Square in Boston, JFK and Dulles airports, to name just a few. Usually, when you see resistance such as this every single day and night in the first nine days after a change in power, it's in banana republics. Which, of course, we are now.
To prove it, Trump's administration and the CBP (Customs and Border Protection) have blithely ignored Judge Donnelly's emergency stay and that of three other federal judges and have continued detaining Muslims barred from entering the US and being kept from legal counsel.
In fact, Senator Corey Booker of NJ went to talk to the CBP and they rebuffed him, handing through airport cop couriers a bunch of nothing. Now, if Judge Donnelly wished to, she could have sent federal agents (specifically the US Marshall's Service) to confront the Customs agents but unfortunately it didn't work out that way.
And to give one that final dizzying spin in our descent into Assclown World, the Dept. of Homeland Security issued a press release stating they, "will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders (and at the same time) comply with judicial orders."
Which, as any 3rd grader can tell you, is absolutely impossible. So, yes, kiddies, our own government is at war with itself. Either way, this will not end well for somebody.
Now, the administration still, incredibly admits they're targeting not a religion but specific nations even though the wording of the executive order reads in part thusly:
(S)uspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.I'll put up the salient part again: "seven predominantly Muslim countries." That seems pretty unambiguous to me. The lies are flying off the White House like fleas off a newly dead dog: Chief of Staff Rinsed Penis actually had the nerve to state, despite heavy documentation in the press to the contrary, that this travel ban on Muslims doesn't affect green card holders. Which, I'm sure, will come as a relief to those green card holders held at JFK's Terminal 4 and elsewhere without the chance to see their families or lawyers despite having committed no crime.