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  • Giving the Business From NFL Players

    Giving the business

    IT’S ORIGINS ARE FROM THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

    THE TERM WAS USED BY PLAYERS AND COACHES TO DESCRIBE WHAT GOES ON DURING A PILE UP OF PLAYERS ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER A FUMBLE OR A LOOSE BALL ON THE FIELD.

    PLAYERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE WOULD OFTEN RESORT TO DIRTY, CLASSLESS TACTICS

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    Who knew? Another Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

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    Giving the business

    THIS PHRASE WAS FIRST STARTED SOMETIME IN THE 1940’S.

    IT’S ORIGINS ARE FROM THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

     It’s exact origins are unknown BUT THE TERM WAS USED BY PLAYERS AND COACHES TO DESCRIBE WHAT GOES ON DURING A PILE UP OF PLAYERS ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER A FUMBLE OR A LOOSE BALL ON THE FIELD.

    PLAYERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE WOULD OFTEN RESORT TO DIRTY, CLASSLESS TACTICS in an attempt to recover the ball from another player while the referees were attempting to clear the pile to discover who had recovered the ball.

    OFTEN TIMES, PLAYERS WOULD RESORT TO PUNCHING, KICKING, SCRATCHING, GRABBING AN OPPOSING PLAYERS BALL SAC AND SQUEEZING, ETC….

    In the hopes that the player with the ball would give up the ball to try and stop the other player from “GIVING HIM THE BUSINESS”.

    THE PHRASE BECAME KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN 1986, DURING AN NFL GAME BETWEEN THE BUFFALO BILLS AND THE NEW YORK JETS WHEN REFEREE BEN DREITH CALLED A PERSONAL FOUL PENALTY ON THE JETS’ MARTY LYONS AFTER HE TACKLED BILLS QUARTERBACK JIM KELLY TO THE GROUND AND STARTED TO REPEATEDLY PUNCH HIM IN THE HEAD.

    Dreith announced to the crowd: “We have a personal foul on number 99 of the defense — after he tackled the quarterback, HE’S GIVING HIM THE BUSINESS down there, that’s a 15-yard penalty.”

    Player 1: “Who recovered the fumble? Did they make a call yet?”

    Player 2: “Dunno. There still in the pile GIVING THE BUSINESS.” … punching someone in crotch. the referee called a 15 yard penalty FOR GIVING THE BUSINESS.

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    CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

    Urban Dictionary: Giving the business

    www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Giving%20the%20business

    Player 2: “Dunno. There still in the pile GIVING THE BUSINESS.” … punching someone in crotch. the referee called a 15 yard penalty for GIVING THE BUSINESS.

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    JAN 28, 2017 WHAT TO DO WHEN THE NFL AND NLF PLAYERS ARE GIVING PRESIDENT TRUMP THE BUSINESS?

    BELOW IS SOME GREAT ADVICE…….

    THANK ROGER GOODELL AND THE NFL

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Pie N Politics

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:57 PM

    Subject: [New post] THANK YOU ROGER GOODELL AND THE NFL

    Thank you Roger Goodell and the NFL

    Sep 27, 2017

    Enjoy

    Vanity ^ | 9/25/17 | pgyanke

    I’ve seen so much hate thrown at Goodell and the NFL

    that I thought I would give them a personal shout-out of gratitude!

     

    Thank you for giving me back my Sunday afternoons and

    Monday & Thursday evenings.

     

    Thank you for giving me more time with my family.

     

    Thank you for giving me more clarity on my own beliefs.

    What you disrespect, I hold sacred.

     

    Thank you for putting more money in my wallet as I finally

    cancel cable. ESPN was about the only reason I had it anymore.

     

    Thank you for showing your true colors in disrespecting the

    colors I hold true.

     

    Thank you for showing your true contempt for America before

    we wasted even more time and treasure on you.

     

    Thank you for showing that your outreach to veterans and our

    servicemen and women was only a cynical business calculation.

    We can now devote our efforts to those who truly care about them.

     

    Thank you for giving me an excellent example of what not to do

    as a business owner.

    In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

    The bottom line…

    WHAT TO DO WHEN THE NFL AND NLF PLAYERS ARE GIVING PRESIDENT TRUMP THE BUSINESS?

     IT’S YOUR CALL, YOU DECIDE.


  • NFL Kneeling on the Football Field?

    KNEELING TO PRAY ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD OR FOR NFL PLAYERS DISRESPECTFUL PROTESTS?

    A  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH WAS FIRED FOR KNEELING TO PRAY WITH HIS TEAM. KNEELING ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD TO PRAY WAS NOT PROTECTED BY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

    SO, A SMALL TOWN COACH KNEELING TO PRAY ON A FOOTBALL FIELD WAS FIRED FROM HIS JOB AND LOST HIS LIFE LONG CAREER AS A FOOTBALL COACH.

    THE FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE SAID ON FOX NEWS, “I WISH THAT SOME OF THESE PLAYERS WHO GET ON ONE KNEE WOULD GET ON BOTH KNEES AND THANK GOD THEY LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES.”

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    “FOOTBALL DOESN’T BUILD CHARACTER, IT REVEALS CHARACTER!” MARV LEVY

    Seen Colin Kaepernick’s ‘pig cop’ socks? Everyone else has. – The …

    www.sandiegouniontribune.com/…/sdut-colin-kaepernick-pig-cop-socks-reactions-20…

    SEP 1, 2016 – COLIN KAEPERNICK is now wearing socks depicting the police as pigs. … say Kaepernick began wearing the socks long before he began his …

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    “FOOTBALL DOESN’T BUILD CHARACTER, IT REVEALS CHARACTER!” MARV LEVY

    Head of police organization: Colin Kaepernick’s socks ‘disrespectful …

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/49ers/…/police…pig-socks…/89715672/

    Sep 1, 2016 – Executive director of NAPO says QB’s socks “disrespectful” and NFL showing disdain of cops. … for racing on dirt tracks, which is where his ascent to stardom began. ….. USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero gives his thoughts on Colin … WORE SOCKS THAT BEAR THE IMAGE OF CARTOON PIGS WEARING POLICE HATS.

    They say Kaepernick began wearing the pig sox socks (just asking, inspired by Black lives Matter?) LONG BEFORE he began his …

    LAST YEAR SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPERNICK FAMOUSLY KNELT AND SAT DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TO PROTEST POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS… KAEPERNICK’S PROTESTS WERE RACIALLY MOTIVATED.

    AND, KAEPERNICK GOT A LOT OF PRESS

    BUT,  THE END GAME…..

    NFL Executive: Colin Kaepernick “Career Is Over, Nobody Will Touch …

    defiantamerica.com › Culture

    Mar 9, 2017 – But it seems that even after this his career is over! “Kaepernick’s goose is cooked. Teams have asked their players if they want him around and …

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    “FOOTBALL DOESN’T BUILD CHARACTER, IT REVEALS CHARACTER!” MARV LEVY

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    “MOST FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE TEMPERAMENTAL. THAT’S 90 PERCENT TEMPER AND 10 PERCENT MENTAL.” DOUG PLANK

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    SO, NFL PLAYERS, INSPIRED BY THE RACIALLY MOTIVATED PROTESTS OF KAEPERNICK AT  NFL FOOTBALL GAMES,  MORE NFL PLAYERS STARTED KNEELING (IN AN APPARENT HANDCUFF ME POSITION?)  TO PROTEST, SHOW ANGRY CONTEMPT AND DISGUSTING DISRESPECT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE AMERICAN FLAG AND LAW ENFORCEMENT..

    AND THEY GOT A LOT MEDIA  PRESS…

    INDEED, THE NFL CLUB OWNERS, NFL LEADERS, COACHES  AND THE LIBERAL PRESS SUPPORTED AND ENCOURAGED THE GROSSLY UNAMERICAN AND  INAPPROPRIATE POLITICAL AND RACIALLY MOTIVATED PROTESTS, BY NFL FOOTBALL PLAYERS,  PROVIDING A FIELD DAY OPPORTUNITY FOR EVEN MORE DIVISIVE DISRESPECT OF COPS AND FIRST RESPONDERS. ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.

    Many fans at FedEx Field could be heard booing the players while they sat.

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    President Trump  said they should be fired

    It is not about race or injustices, it about respect and appreciation for the freedoms and liberties we do enjoy

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    PIE N POLITICS posted Sep 25, 2017

    Hooray for Alejandro!

    At least there is one principled football player who dared to go against his coach/team wishes and for good reason – he served as an Army Officer and wore the Ranger Tab. He took an oath, served honorably, and that actually means something to him and many across the country.

    https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/9/24/16357738/alejandro-villanueva-u-s-army-veteran-lone-steeler-on-field-national-anthem

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    ACCORDING TO NFL LEAGUE RULES, ALL TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON THE SIDELINE DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THOUGH THEY DO NOT SPECIFY WHETHER PLAYERS MUST STAND.

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    AND, THE MIGHTY MAD SEATTLE SEAHAWKS WERE NOT ON THE SIDELINES, THEY WERE HUDDLED DOWN IN THE LOCKER ROOM, OUT OF THE SIGHT OF THEIR 12TH MAN FANS AND STAYED HIDDEN  UNTIL  AMERICA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS OVER.

    The Los Angeles Sparks stayed in their locker room during the national anthem

    AND, THE NFL ASSURED THE LOCKER ROOM HUDDLER’S THAT THEY WILL NOT BE FINED.

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    A QUOTE FROM KEN GRIFFEY JR.

    “I CAN’T PLAY BEING MAD.

    I GO OUT THERE AND HAVE FUN.

    IT’S A GAME, AND THAT’S HOW I AM GOING TO TREAT IT.”

    LEADERSHIP MUST BE LIKEABLE, AFFABLE, CORDIAL, AND ABOVE ALL EMOTIONAL. THE FASHION OF AUTHORITARIAN LEADERSHIP IS GONE.

    FOOTBALL IS ABOUT LIFE.

    YOU CAN’T BE ANGRY ALL DAY.

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    WELL, let’s see how things work out for NFL LEADERS  – CLUB OWNERS AND COACHES

    President Trump  said they should be fired, and later tweeted Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!

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    NFL LEADERSHIP? My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get NEGATIVE….  that is going to have an influence on my team.

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    A cautionary message to the NFL et al.?

    Owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars,  Bills, Lions, Dolphins, Falcons, Rams and Giants were among those who issued statements opposing the president’s comments. But many prominent owners, including Jerry Jones of the Cowboys and Woody Johnson of the Jets, were silent.

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    Trump “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”

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    A Quote from Babe Ruth…..

    “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together,

    THE CLUB WON’T BE WORTH A DIME.”

    “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”

    YES INDEED, TO THE NFL, IT’S ABOUT A LOT OF $$$

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    LET’S TAKE WA STATE SEAHAWKS FOR EXAMPLE….

    We Learned From Pete Carroll’s Week 4 Monday Press Conference

    KIRO News, Over an 8% drop in TV viewers on the SEA HAWKS Game.

    AND LET’S SEE HOW THE NFL PLAYERS  PLAYED WHILE BEING MAD? AND ANGRY ALL DAY?

      Media React To Seahawks 33-27 Loss To Titans

    PETE CARROLL SAID

     “WE’VE GOT TO STOP HURTING OURSELVES IN THE AREAS THAT CAUSE PROBLEMS,” Carroll said of how his team can find the type of consistency it desires. “We had trouble at the line of scrimmage on defense, we had trouble with the snap on offense.

    THOSE ARE TOTALLY WITHIN OUR CONTROL AND WE’VE GOT TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.”

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    SPECIFICALLY THE NFL WA STATE SEAHAWKS

    YOU HAD THE GREATEST BUNCH OF 12TH MAN FANS IN THE WORLD

    The Beast Quake was an American football play that took place during a 2011 NFL Wild Card playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the visiting New Orleans Saints, then the defending Super Bowl champions. The play occurred in the fourth quarter, when Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch broke nine tackles during the course of a 67-yard touchdown run that ultimately provided the winning margin. The play’s name comes from Lynch’s nickname, “Beast Mode”, and the fact that, during and after the play, movement from Seattle fans jumping in celebration was so intense that it registered on a nearby seismograph.

     FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,

    THEY PAINTED THEIR FACES AND DRESSED UP LIKE CRAZY,

    THEY WAITED AND  STOOD IN LONG LINES TO BUY TICKETS, THEY BOUGHT SEASON TICKETS, PAID BIG MONEY, EVEN TRAVELING ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES, TO  GO TO FOOTBALL GAMES TO HAVE ROUSING, THRILLING  FUN.THE PATRIOTIC  ROWDY FANS WERE SEATED, LAUGHING, TALKING, DRINKING BEER, EATING HOT DOGS AND WAITING FOR THEIR TEAM OF PLAYER TO COME OUT ON THE FIELD.

    BUT NOT ANYMORE….

    THINGS WENT DISGUSTINGLY AMOK WITH THE NFL FOOT BALL LEAGUE AND THEIR PLAYERS.

    TO HELL WITH THE FOOTBALL FANS, AMERICAN TRADITION, THE AMERICAN FLAG, THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND FIRST RESPONDERS

    NOT LONG AGO….

    AS WAS TRADITIONAL AT FOOTBALL GAMES  IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,  THE STADIUM IS SILENT, THE AMERICAN FLAG IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED THE FANS STAND AT ATTENTION, PUT THEIR HANDS OVER THEIR HEART, AND LISTEN, REMEMBER AND SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

    THE FANS WERE READY TO WATCH AND CHEER AND JUMP UP AND DOWN AND THE FOOTBALL GAME.

    BUT NOT ANYMORE….

    THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS FOOTBALL PLAYERS  STAYED HUDDLED IN THE LOCKER ROOM, OUT OF THE SIGHT OF THEIR 12TH MAN ADORING FANS AND STAYED HIDDEN  UNTIL  AMERICA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS OVER.

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    SMALL TOWN FOOTBALL GAMES,  KNEELING ON THE FIELD AND PRAYING, MEDIA ATTENTION? NOT MUCH!

    Football coach’s on-field prayer not protected by Constitution, appeals …

    www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-football-coach-prayer-20170823-story.html

    Aug 23, 2017 – A Christian football coach suspended for kneeling and praying on the 50-yard line after high school games Wednesday lost a bid to be reinstated and allowed to worship in front of students. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said that Bremerton, Wash …

    AND……

    THE FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE SAID ON FOX NEWS,

     “I WISH THAT SOME OF THESE PLAYERS WHO GET ON ONE KNEE WOULD GET ON BOTH KNEES AND THANK GOD THEY LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES.”

    My bottom line… on my 995th posting

    TO HELL WITH THE NFL. period


  • Remembering 9/11 President Bush and Trump

    Sept 11, 2017, 16 years later, of course we vividly remember 9/11.

    George W. Bush was President on Sept 11, 2001  when a terrorist attack killed 2,977 people.

    I remember the Twin Towers, been there, I went to the top October 19, 1987  It was Black Monday (a memorable day)

    Sept 11, 2001  I watched the 9/11 attack live, as it was being broadcast on TV right after the plane hit the first tower. At first I thought it was a stupid  movie stunt…  Then Oh My God…. It was really happening to the Twin Towers, in New York City in the United States of  America. I woke my grandson and we watched as the  second plane hit, and as more unbelievable news poured in …..

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    It was strange yesterday , Sept 11, 2017, 16 years later, the usual busy internet emails and comments went eerily silent, no alternate social media websites and blogs posting about remembering  9/11,  no comments on  the horrific devastation of  Hurricane Harvey and Irma, And, not even internet complaints  on the hundreds of out of control wildfires and with unhealthy choking blinding smoke covering the western United States.

    With all of the horrific natural disaster happening in two short weeks and then remembering the horrors of 9/11 on top of it…, Well, maybe,  We the People were all just being philosophically quiet, reflecting on….  “There but by the grace of God go I” losing my loved one, my home, my dreams and my future.

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    But, I think “NOT” We the People are quietly, Very Optimistic

    This biblical quote sounds a lot like A President Trump quote to me….

    1 Corinthians 15:10 (BBE) BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM WHAT I AM: AND HIS GRACE WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME HAS NOT BEEN FOR NOTHING; FOR I DID MORE WORK THAN ALL OF THEM; THOUGH NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME.

    INDEED….

    Behind My Back | President Trump’s Amazing Grace

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/21/president-trumps-amazing-grace/

    May 21, 2017 – President Trump’s Amazing Grace TODAY, MAY 21, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPOKE TO THE LEADERS OF 50 MUSLIM COUNTRIES AT …

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    Monday, September 11, 2017 9:08 AM A 9/11 Message from President Trump

    From: The White House

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 9:08 AM

    Subject: Never Forget

    Today, we pay tribute to and remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. We mourn them, we honor them, and we pledge to never forget them.

    Today, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump led a moment of silence at the White House in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001. Watch the moment of silence.

    The President and the First Lady then participated in a 9/11 observance at the Pentagon. Watch the remembrance ceremony.

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    Last night on the 16th Anniversary I watched the History Channel’s documentary.

    102 Minutes That Changed America: 15th Anniversary Addition …

    ▶ 1:36:00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi2vdOSoFFI

    Sep 11, 2016 – Uploaded by sÔrs tv

    History’s Emmy® Award-winning, and critically acclaimed documentary chronicled THE TERROR OF 9/11 IN REAL-TIME …

    Click on the links

    Never Forget, We mourn them, we honor them, and we pledge to never forget them.

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    refresh your memory

    9/11 Attacks – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks

    Find out more about the history of 9/11 Attacks, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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    FACT: George W. Bush was President on Sept 11, 2001 when 2,977 people died  on American Soil from a terrorist attack.

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    9/11 Commission – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/9-11-commission

    The 9/11 Commission began its first hearings in New York City in the spring of 2003 and presented its findings in a public report released in July 2004.

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    9/11 Commission Report Executive Summary

    govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report_Exec.pdf

    by CJMF Nóbrega – ‎2013 – ‎Cited by 3 – ‎Related articles

    THE 9/11. COMMISSION. REPORT. Final Report of the. National … Warren Bass …. Why did they do this? How was the attack planned and conceived? How did …. We do know that soon after arriving in California, the two al Qaeda oper-.

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    The bottom line,

    This biblical quote sounds a lot like A President Trump quote to me….

    1 Corinthians 15:10 (BBE) BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM WHAT I AM: AND HIS GRACE WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME HAS NOT BEEN FOR NOTHING; FOR I DID MORE WORK THAN ALL OF THEM; THOUGH NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME.

    INDEED….


  • DACA a Game of Kick the Can?

    Kicking the DACA kids down the road for 16 Years?

    August 1, 2001  to June 8, 2017

    Kicking the can from the 2001 Dream Act to DACA 2017

    In Politics Kicking the Can is defined as: to defer conclusive action, typically on a continuing basis (for 16 years), with a short-term solution.

    June 15, 2012 (FIVE YEARS AGO)  President Obama kicked the can again… with a short-term solution,

    Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity.  This is not a path to citizenship.  It’s not a permanent fix.  This is a temporary stopgap measure…..

    June 15, 2012  President Obama, ” Precisely because this is temporary, Congress needs to act”.

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    Sept 5, 2017 President Trump tweeted ” Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!”

    There’s a new Sheriff in WA DC, President Trump doesn’t Kick Cans, HE KICKS BUTT.

     A GREAT (R) QUOTE 2013

    “WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE’RE GOING TO KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD.

    Hmmm. 2013-2017,  I THINK THE MOOD IS THAT WE’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD.”

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    August 3, 2017According to CNN Approval of congress is at an all time low, In a new poll, Congress sank to a 10% approval rating. This compares to an 18% approval rating in March.

    THE U.S. CONGRESS HAS A DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF KICKING CANS DOWN THE ROAD.

    SEPT 7, 2017  I THINK THE MOOD IS THAT WE’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD.”

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    TO MAKE A LONG, LONG KICK THE CAN STORY LONGER…..

    DREAM Act – Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DREAM_Act

    The DREAM Act is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the United States that …. was the first bill given the short title of “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act” or “DREAM …

    Requirements · ‎Background · ‎Legislative history · ‎2009

    The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the United States that would first grant conditional residency and, upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.

    The bill was first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, S. 1291 by United States Senators Dick Durbin (DIllinois) and Orrin Hatch (RUtah), and has since been reintroduced several times (see legislative history) but has failed to pass.[1][2]

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    TO MAKE THE DACA DOCUMENTED STORY MORE CONFUSING

    This is the nearly indecipherable government chart data

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    Data Set: Form I-821D Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals | USCIS

    https://www.uscis.gov/…/immigration…data/data-set-form-i-821d-deferred-action-chil…

    Data Set: Form I-821D Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Data as of December 31, 2016 …. Settling in the U.S.Immigration and Citizenship Data …

    Data as of March 31, 2017 Published June 8, 2017

    Data Set: Form I-821D Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

    This report contains information on requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. The cumulative number of requests accepted for processing, biometrics appointments scheduled, requests ready for review and requests completed to-date are displayed.

    The report is available in Adobe pdf file format.

    Fiscal Year 2017, 2nd Quarter

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process (Through Fiscal Year 2017, 2nd Qtr) (PDF, 457 KB)

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    BELOW IS A GREAT USER FRIENDLY WEBSITE ON DACA, THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY… CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND CHECK OUT THE CHARTS

    Who are the Dreamers and where do they live — Quartz

    https://qz.com/1069844/who-are-the-dreamers-and-where-do-they-live/

    2 days ago – (Sept 5, 2017) Dreamers live in every US state and don’t just come from Mexico … DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST ANNOUNCED IT WILL REPEAL THE …

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    WHO ARE THE DREAMERS? WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? HOW MANY DACA RECIPIENTS ARE THERE?

    Mexico accounts for the vast majority of these 800,000 recipients. It is the country of origin for more than 618,000—over 20 times more than the next biggest contributor, El Salvador.

    That still leaves close to 200,000 non-Mexicans, and they come from all over the world. The sixth-largest contributing country of origin is South Korea; India and Poland are also among the top countries.

    DACA recipients by top countries of origin (excluding Mexico)

    Approval as of March 2017

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    WHERE ARE THE DACA RECIPIENTS? WHAT STATES DO THEY LIVE IN?

    DACA recipients by state

    Share of the state population

    DACA recipients also live in every state in the country. They are mostly concentrated in California and Texas, which together are home to about 350,000 of the 800,000. And even though those two states have large overall populations, Dreamers there represent the largest percentages of any state populations—0.57% in California and 0.45% in Texas. Vermont has the lowest absolute number of DACA recipients, with just 42.

    CLICK ON THE QUARTZ LINK ABOVE CHECK OUT THE CHARTS

    OR FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, BELOW, I TYPED OUT THE DACA  DATA ON THE STATE CHART.

     IT’S  A GOOD INDICATION OF WHERE THE STATES WITH THE LARGEST POPULATION OF DACA RECIPIENTS WILL STAGE AND HAVE THE BIGGEST PROTESTS IN OPPOSITION TO TRUMP’S DACA REPEAL.

    WHEN IT COMES TO DACA PROTESTS (IN FACT ANY LIBERAL(D) PROTESTS) A STATES BIG CITIES POPULATION, COLOR  AND POLITICS IN (D) BLUE STATES ARE PREDICTABLE.

    AND MORE LIBERAL MELTDOWNS ARE SURE TO COME period

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    SO WHAT’S NEW WITH THE LIBERAL (D) PROTESTORS?

    NOT MUCH…

    PREDICTABLE PROTESTS BROKE OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY on Tuesday after the president’s decision to rescind the Obama-era program that gave around 800,000 young undocumented immigrants temporary protection from deportation.

    PREDICTABLE Protests have already broken out across the country—just hours after the Trump administration’s decision—AND MORE ARE SURE TO COME.

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    AND THE IRONY IS

    AFTER KICKING THE DACA KIDS DOWN THE ROAD FOR 16 YEARS

    THE DEMOCRATS SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CRUEL

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    WHERE WILL LIBERAL (D) DACA PROTESTORS BE  PROTESTING?

    IN EXACTLY THE SAME BLUE (D) BIG CITIES AND STATES WHERE LIBERAL PROTESTORS PREDICTABLY ALWAYS PROTEST

    DACA RECIPIENTS BY PERCENTAGE OF STATE POPULATION SHALL PREDICTABLY PROTEST

    BLUE (D)  CALIFORNIA 0.57%

    RED (R) TEXAS  0.45%

    BLUE (D)  NEVADA 0.44%

    RED (R) ARIZONA 0.44%

    BLUE (D)  ILLNOIS 0.33%

    BLUE (D)  NEW MEXICO 0.33%

    RED (R) UTAH 0.32%

    BLUE (D) COLORADO 0.31%

    RED (R) NORTH CAROLINA 0.27%

    BLUE (D) NEW JERSEY 0.25%

    BLUE (D) WASHINGTON STATE 0.24%

    BLUE (D)  OREGON 0.24%

    RED (R) GEORGIA 0.23%

    RED (R) KANSAS 0.23%

    BLUE (D) NEW YORK 0.21%

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    PLEASE CLICK ON  GREAT QUARTZ WEBSITE ABOVE , THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY OF THE DREAMERS …

    https://qz.com/1069844/who-are-the-dreamers-and-where-do-they-live/

    President Obama was a dreamer, He had dreams from his father


  • Who is Responsible for DACA’s Dreamers?

    Parents are responsible for their own children.

    I am responsible for mine and you are responsible for yours. period

    Another chapter in the book of Revelations By Pearl Revere

    WHO KNEW? GO FIGURE?

    WHY AREN’T ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT PARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DACA CHILDREN?

    To make a long story short (documentation below)

    JUNE 15, 2012 PRESIDENT- OBAMA  SAID DACA IS SPECIFICALLY FOR CERTAIN YOUNG PEOPLE SOMETIMES CALLED “DREAMERS.”

    AT LEAST SIX STATES—CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA, NEW MEXICO, OREGON, TEXAS AND WASHINGTON—CURRENTLY ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS TO RECEIVE STATE FINANCIAL AID.  

    WHY ARE COERCED TAXPAYERS IN WASHINGTON STATE RESPONSIBLE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CHILDREN’S?

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    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING DACA’S DREAMERS A FINANCIAL NIGHTMARE FOR HARD WORKING, TAXPAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    ANOTHER TRICKLEDOWN UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY OBAMA (D)  ADMINISTRATION OF  TOP DOWN GOVERNMENT?

    SEPT 6, 2017 WHAT IS DACA?

    I am looking for a PDF or website that has the actual text of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) order that President Obama issued in 2012. Is there a PDF out there for it?

    DACA was not legislation or an executive order; IT TECHNICALLY comes from a memo issued by then Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on June 15th 2012.

    IT IS NOT CALLED DACA IN THE MEMO THOUGH (WHICH IS WHY IT’S NOT AS EASY TO GOOGLE FOR).

    June 15, 2012, DHS Janet Napolitano’s memo and Obama’s announcement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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    WHO KNEW? GO FIGURE?

    Obama’s DREAMERS, DACA recipients are not children or orphans, they are called individuals, THEY ARE ALLOWED TO LIVE, WORK AND STUDY IN THE U.S.A.

    In the U.S.A, the land of law and order, there are 11 million illegal’s (the majority are law abiding) immigrants, there are 800 hundred thousand illegal foreign  mostly young adults, (the majority are law abiding)

    BUT, UNDER DACA  THEY ARE NOT CHILDREN  THE USCIS PROCESS SHALL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO A FINAL ORDER OF REMOVAL REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE.

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     JUNE 15TH 2012 Read Obama’s new DHS Policy full remarks

    snippets….

    THE PRESIDENT- OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  This morning, Secretary Napolitano announced new actions my administration will take to mend our nation’s immigration policy, to make it more fair, more efficient, and more just — SPECIFICALLY FOR CERTAIN YOUNG PEOPLE SOMETIMES CALLED “DREAMERS.”

    THE FOREIGNER  DREAMERS  ACT?

    THE PRESIDENT- OBAMA:  Now, both parties wrote this legislation.  And a year and a half ago, Democrats passed the DREAM ACT in the House, but Republicans walked away from it.  It got 55 votes in the Senate, but Republicans blocked it.

    The DACA went into effect in August, within the 60 day DHS memo new policy requirement..

    THE PRESIDENT- OBAMA:  Over the next few months, eligible INDIVIDUALS who do not present a risk to national security or public safety will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for WORK authorization.

    JUNE 15TH 2012 Obama ignored two important questions.

    THE AMERICAN DREAMERS?

    Q    — foreigners over American workers.

    THE PRESIDENT:  Excuse me, sir.  It’s not time for questions, sir.

    Q    What about American workers who are unemployed while you import foreigners?

    END

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    SEPT 5, 2017, EXCUSE ME, OBAMAIT IS TIME FOR QUESTIONS, SIR.

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    WHAT IS DACA?

    DACA: AG Sessions said Obama-era immigration plan ending | AL.com

    www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/what_is_daca_ag_jeff_sessions.html

    1 day ago – What is DACA?  Friday, September 1, 2017. AG Jeff Sessions making Tuesday announcement on ‘Dreamers:’ Watch live, live updates. Updated on September 5, 2017

    The program that allowed as many as 800,000 undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. will soon end, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday.

    “The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Sessions said.

    Sessions said Congress will be given six months to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals- or DACA – program. The policy was put in place by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows certain undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children to receive for work permits and deferments from deportation.

    “DACA was effectuated by the previous administration through executive action, without proper statutory authority and with no established end-date, after Congress’ repeated rejection of proposed legislation that would have accomplished a similar result,” Sessions wrote in a letter explaining the decision. “Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch.”

    DACA covers those who were brought to the U.S. before age 16 and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, among other criteria.

    NBC News is reporting the Trump administration will stop considering new applications for legal status dated after Tuesday but will allow any DACA recipients with a permit set to expire before March 5, 2018 to apply for a two-year renewal.

    Under the plan announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Trump administration will stop considering new applications for legal status dated after Tuesday, but will allow any DACA recipients with a permit set to expire before March 5, 2018, the opportunity to apply for a two-year renewal

    As many as 800,000 people – known as “Dreamers” – have applied for DACA status, according to the Justice Department. Mexico is the most common country of origin, followed by El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Over half of all Dreamers live in California and Texas.

    Nationwide, more than 1.9 million people are eligible for DACA status.

    President Trump has signaled he wants to end the program but vowed any changes to DACA would be made “with heart.” Early reports said Trump plans to end the program but will allow a six-month delay to give Congress time to address the status of those already covered under DACA.

    Sessions announcement came on the same day as a deadline imposed by several Republican-led states threatening to challenge the plan in court if it was not rescinded.

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    BREAKING: Texas AG Paxton is joined by 9 other state AGs & 1 gov in urging Trump administration to end #DACA. If not, they say they’ll sue.

    12:58 PM – Jun 29, 2017

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    TECHNICALLY THIS IS  DACA                               

    MEMO, JUNE 15TH 2012  FROM:  JANET NAPOLITANO SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Washington, DC 20528

    Homeland Security

    June 15, 2012

    MEMORANDUM

    FOR: David V. Aguilar

    Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Alejandro Mayorkas Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

    Services

    John Morton Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    FROM: Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland security

    SUBJECT: Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to

    Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

    By this memorandum, I am setting forth how, in the exercise of

    our prosecutorial discretion, the Department of Homeland Security

    (DHS) should enforce the Nation’s immigration laws against certain

    young people who were brought to this country as children and know

    only this country as home.

    As a general matter, these individuals lacked the intent to violate the law

    and our ongoing review of pending removal cases is already offering administrative closure to many of them.

    However, additional measures are necessary to ensure that our enforcement resources are not expended on these low priority cases but are instead appropriately focused on people who meet our enforcement priorities.

    The following criteria should be satisfied before an individual is considered

    for an exercise of prosecutorial discretion pursuant to this memorandum:

    • came to the United States under the age of sixteen;
    • has continuously resided in the United States for a least five years

    preceding the date of this memorandum and is present in the United

    States on the date of this memorandum;

    • is currently in school, has graduated from high school, has obtained

    a general education development certificate, or is an honorably discharged

    veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;

    • has not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor

    offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise poses a threat to

    national security or public safety; and

    • is not above the age of thirty.

    Our Nation’ s immigration laws must be enforced in a strong and sensible

    manner. They are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration

    given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed

    to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have

    lived or even speak the language.

    Indeed, many of these young people have already contributed to our country

    in significant ways. Prosecutorial discretion, which is used in so many other

    areas, is especially justified here. As part of this exercise of prosecutorial

    discretion, the above criteria are to be considered whether or not an individual

    is already in removal proceedings or subject to a final order of removal.

    No individual should receive deferred action under this memorandum unless

    they first pass a background check and requests for relief pursuant to this

    memorandum are to be decided on a case by case basis.

    DHS cannot provide any assurance that relief will be granted in all

    cases.

    1. With respect to individuals who are encountered by U.S. Immigration

    and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    , or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

    • With respect to individuals who meet the above criteria, ICE and CBP

    should immediately exercise their discretion, on an individual basis, in

    order to prevent low priority individuals from being placed into removal

    proceedings or removed from the United States.

    • USCIS is instructed to implement this memorandum consistent with

    its existing guidance regarding the issuance of notices to appear.

    1. With respect to individuals who are in removal proceedings but

    not yet subject to a final order of removal, and who meet the above

    criteria:

    • ICE should exercise prosecutorial discretion, on an individual basis

    , for individuals who meet the above criteria by deferring action for a period

    of two years, subject to renewal, in order to prevent low priority individuals

    from being removed from the United States.

    • ICE is instructed to use its Office of the Public Advocate to permit

    individuals who believe they meet the above criteria to identify themselves

    through a clear and efficient process.

    • ICE is directed to begin implementing this process within 60 days of

    the date of this memorandum.

    • ICE is also instructed to immediately begin the process of deferring

    action against individuals who meet the above criteria whose cases

    have already been identified through the ongoing review of pending

    cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

    1. With respect to the individuals who are not currently in removal

    proceedings and meet the above criteria, and pass a background check:

    • USCIS should establish a clear and efficient process for exercising

    prosecutorial discretion, on an individual basis, by deferring action

    against individuals who meet the above criteria and are at least 15

    years old, for a period of two years, subject to renewal, in order

    to prevent low priority individuals from being placed into removal

    proceedings or removed from the United States.

    • The USCIS process shall also be available to individuals subject

    to a final order of removal regardless of their age.

    • US CIS is directed to begin implementing this process within 60

    days of the date of this memorandum. For individuals who are granted deferred action by either ICE or USCIS, USCIS shall accept applications to determine

    whether these individuals qualify for work authorization during this period of deferred action.

    This memorandum confers no substantive right, immigration status or pathway to citizenship.

    Only the Congress, acting through its legislative authority, can confer these rights.

    It remains for the executive branch, however, to set forth policy for the exercise of discretion within the framework of the existing law.

    I have done so here.

    Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland security

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    THIS IS AN INTERESTING $$$ SITUATION

    Undocumented Student Tuition: Overview

    www.ncsl.org/research/education/undocumented-student-tuition-overview.aspx

    Since 2001, 18 states—California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma*, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin—have passed legislation extending in-state tuition rates to undocumented students who meet specific requirements.

    to be continued…


  • Harvey the Road to Recovery

    The Trump Administration has provided the following updated coordination report.

    Sept 3, 2017 A nine (9) page  3575 word FEMA news release document

    The Road to Recovery: The Federal Family’s Coordinated Efforts to Support Survivors in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Release Date:

    September 3, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    FEMA News Desk
    Phone: 202-646-3272

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners’ personnel and resources are supporting state, local, and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. More than 30,000 federal staff are deployed in support of the response to Hurricane Harvey.

    Hurricane Harvey made landfall at Rockport, Texas on Friday, August 25, at 10 p.m. CDT, the first major hurricane to make landfall on the Gulf Coast since 2005. Harvey’s extremely slow movement for the next five days resulted in catastrophic flooding in southeast Texas and Louisiana.

    Rescue efforts continue in some areas while recovery efforts are beginning for many communities.

    As of September 1, 2017:

    • 42,399 people sought refuge in 248 Red Cross and partner shelters in Texas. Six shelters are also open in Louisiana serving another 1,487 people.
    • Federal search and rescue teams continue to search for potential survivors. To date, federal responders have rescued more than 16,800 individuals and 1,500 pets. Federal search and rescue involves a partnership among responders from the Department of Homeland Security, including FEMA, the United States Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Defense.

    The following commodities have been provided by FEMA to the states at their request:

    • Texas
      • More than 3,190,000 meals;
      • More than 3,190,000 liters of water;
      • More than 9,900 blankets;
      • More than 8,840 cots; and
      • More than 10,300 hygiene kits
    • Louisiana:
      • More than 416,000 meals; and
      • More than 414,000 liters of water

    Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC) Mike Byrne has been named to help with recovery. He will oversee an assessment of impacted communities and help develop a recovery support strategy. This strategy will help hard-hit communities gain easier access to federal funding, bridge gaps in assistance, and establish goals for recovery that are measurable, achievable, and affordable.

    Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) are in the field registering survivors and addressing immediate and emerging needs of disaster survivors including: on-site registration, applicant status checks, on-the-spot needs assessments, requests for accommodations for those with disabilities or access or functional needs, and access to partners offering survivor services.

    The first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened yesterday, September 1, 2017, at Edna High School Football Stadium in Edna, Texas. DRCs will continue to open in locations identified by the state of Texas to provide information to survivors. Visit the DRC Locator to find additional DRC locations as they open.

    FEMA has received more than 457,000 registrations for assistance, including a record number of single-day registrations on two consecutive days (August 29 and 30) this week. More than 121,000 survivors have already been approved for more than $83.4 million in assistance from FEMA.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has received 2,118 disaster loan applications, primarily for homes. The SBA has fielded 5,221 calls and completed 451 property damage inspections.

    Short-term housing assistance and other immediate funding is available to survivors who register. Survivors whose homes are uninhabitable or inaccessible may have access to short-term lodging at eligible hotels. FEMA can also provide up to two months of expedited rental assistance to those eligible. When survivors register, they will also receive information on other resources in their area, including available services from other federal agencies.

    For survivors who have suffered damage and have federal flood insurance, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is issuing advance payments of up to $5,000 for building and contents damages prior to an adjuster’s inspection to help get funds into the hands of survivors as soon as possible. If a policyholder has photos and receipts of out-of-pocket expenses, they may receive an advance payment of up to $10,000. As of 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 1, more than 63,000 claims have been submitted in Texas.

    To help people affected by this disaster, FEMA has created a webpage with resources and additional information for People with Disabilities and Others with Access & Functional Needs. Information is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

    More than 3,800 FEMA employees are working in support of Hurricane Harvey response.

    Other Ongoing Federal Efforts:

    The American Red Cross (Red Cross) remains focused on sheltering operations. As of September 1, there were 258 shelters open with a population of at least 42,399 in Texas. In Louisiana there were 3 ARC shelters open with a population of 20, and 3 independent shelters with a population of 1,487. To support shelters we have shelter supplies for more than 75,000 on hand with an additional 10,000 en route. 9 kitchens are deployed in Texas, 4 operational now with all being operational by tomorrow. Capacity of each kitchen is 10,000 meals per day. An additional 6 kitchen support trailers are en route. To date, the ARC has served 168,390 meals and 224,200 snacks.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing safety alerts and has issued a statement from CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle regarding Hurricane Harvey.

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed nearly 450 AmeriCorps members, including FEMA Corps, from across the nation to Texas as well as local Senior Corps members with additional members of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team on standby. AmeriCorps members are working with the American Red Cross, supporting shelter and mass care operations, as well as providing assistance to FEMA’s logistics and disaster survivor assistance teams. AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams, in coordination with FEMA and the Texas Division of Emergency Management, are organizing the volunteer and donations management process and operations. In addition, CNCS is leveraging its vast network of nonprofits and community organizations to communicate the correct channels for donations and volunteering as well as calling upon the more than one million AmeriCorps alumni – many of whom have previously responded to disasters — to fill the urgent need for trained shelter managers.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing assistance through their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and waiving some regulations to make food more accessible, especially to school children and seniors. In addition, the USDA approved the state of Texas to designate schools not directly impacted by the Hurricane to serve as disaster organizations and shelters so that USDA foods can be used for congregate feeding, providing critical food assistance to those in need. USDA foods include a variety of canned, fresh, frozen, and dry products which include fruits, vegetables, meats, and whole grains.

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has stood up three additional Incident Support Bases (ISB) at Fort Hood, Joint Base San Antonio, and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort-Worth to support forward distribution of supplies and equipment to the affected area.

    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is providing more than 645,000 gallons of fuel in several locations.
    • USNORTHCOM deployed 73 helicopters, three C-130s, and eight para-rescue teams for search and rescue and evacuation. Approximately 6,300 active-duty military personnel are deployed to the affected area. DoD active-duty military personnel have rescued/assisted more than 1,200 people to date.
    • The National Guard Bureau (NGB) mission will transition to provide critical life support, power generation, water pumping, road and debris clearing, security, and setting up distribution points for food and water. The NGB has facilitated the flow more than 11,000 Guard personnel from 41 states to help Texas. They are readying additional forces to help recovery efforts, if they are needed.
    • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers currently has more than 150 personnel engaged and operating in coordination with county, state, and FEMA partners. USACE has received and is supporting FEMA Mission Assignments for temporary power, regional activation, subject matter experts, debris removal and technical assistance, and temporary housing technical monitoring. In addition, they are also focused on flood mitigation and reservoir operations.

    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has activated its emergency response contact center in response to the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The Department’s K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders who are seeking informational resources should contact the Department toll free at 1-844-348-4082 or by email at HarveyRelief@ed.gov.

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Secretary of Energy has authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to negotiate and execute two emergency exchange agreements with the Phillips 66 Lake Charles Refinery. This decision will authorize a total of 400,000 barrels of sweet crude oil and 600,000 barrels of sour crude oil to be drawn down from SPR’s West Hackberry site and delivered via pipeline to the Phillips 66 refinery. DOE continues to provide situation reports on its website, and has added a page to report gas price gouging.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has fully activated their EOC, including the Joint Information Center. They have developed a Hurricane Harvey webpage that went live on September 1, 2017. Currently they are printing 15,000 booklets on mold for returning home owners.
    • National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) personnel and U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers have provided medical care to more than 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey. More than 1,100 personnel from HHS currently are on the ground helping those affected by the storm. HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., declared a public health emergency for the state to assist Texans in receiving unimpeded care from local providers and healthcare facilities. Additionally, the Disaster Distress Helpline, a toll-free call center, continues to be available at 1-800-985-5990 to aid people in coping with the behavioral health effects of the storm and help people in impacted areas connect with local behavioral health professionals.
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising people that food, medicine, and medical devices should be thrown out if they have come in contact with flood water or were stored improperly during a power outage. The FDA is also identifying regulated facilities affected by the storm to assess any risk.
    • The U.S. Social Security Administration is coordinating with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for 46 alternative pick up points in the impacted areas around Houston where individuals can pick up benefit checks. A press release identifies the pick-up points by zip code of where individuals can go. For beneficiaries with Direct Express cards, Comerica will be waiving fees for all cardholders impacted by Harvey, even if they have been evacuated to another area out of danger.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) activated the Surge Capacity Force (SCF) on August 28, to supplement federal personnel supporting states as they respond to the catastrophic impacts from Hurricane Harvey.

    • The DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) is helping facilitate access to communications and other critical infrastructure as recovery efforts begin. Of note, NPPD is supporting critical emergency communications through multiple avenues: Emergency responders placed 1,599 Government Emergency Telecommunication Service (GETS) calls on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. NPPD has posted a US-CERT alert on Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams attempting to take advantage of efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to hurricane survivors. Deployed NPPD workers are helping to maintain or establish coordination with owners and operators of priority facilities to determine their facility status.
    • The DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and FEMA have developed guidance for impacted states, localities, and other federal recipients on how to effectively communicate with the whole community and carry out their disaster-related activities in a non-discriminatory manner.
    • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted a web alert to those affected by Hurricane Harvey to Available Immigration Services in English and Spanish. This information has been amplified via social media and is posted online: Hurricane Harvey Special Situations Web Alert- English, Hurricane Harvey Special Situations Web Alert- Spanish. USCIS has posted on uscis.gov and amplified via social media, information concerning natural events and how they can affect USCIS applications, petitions or immigration status in English and Spanish. This information is available here: Special Situations Web Page – English, Special Situations Web Page- Spanish. Check uscis.gov for the operational status of USCIS offices in the Houston area. The USCIS website address and National Customer Service Center number – 1-800-375-5283 – continues to be amplified via social media and posted on uscis.gov and usa.gov for those needing further information or assistance with rescheduling appointments.
    • The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is working with federal, state, and local responders on active search and rescue in flood-impacted areas of Texas and Louisiana. To date, the Coast Guard has saved 10,618 lives and 1,429 pets. Working with port partners to facilitate recovery efforts, the Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Brownsville to full operations, and an additional 17 ports with operational restrictions. The service has deployed an additional 1,050 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel along with 22 cutters, 37 helicopters, 6 airplanes, and 102 shallow water vessels to assist in response efforts, and to augment the 4,300 Coast Guard personnel stationed within the impacted area.
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed more than 600 agents and officers with over 25 aircraft and more than 50 boats and rescued more than 1360 people and over 30 pets.
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deployed approximately 200 law enforcement personnel from Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Special Response Teams (SRTs) around the country to provide security for search and rescue teams and to assist with search and rescue operations.

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has deployed housing specialists to Texas and is deploying up to 100 additional personnel. HUD teams are currently evaluating damaged subsidized housing in the affected areas and they are developing comprehensive vacancy lists that will assist with relocating some shelter residents. HUD has also released a list of its programs that help following a disaster and we are beginning a social media Q&A push specifically targeting homeowners affected by the flood.

    The U.S. Department of the Interior released a message to employees and a video showing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke commending the more than 100 Interior employees supporting the state of Texas through eight FEMA mission assignments as well hundreds of additional Interior personnel who are providing assistance.

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has over 2,000 federal law enforcement personnel deployed to support public safety and security efforts in SE Texas consisting of 59 Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) and 18 Mobile Command Vehicles (MCVs). 700 Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEOs) have been approved to support Houston Police Department. In addition, ATF has 225 SRT agents supporting the Houston FD and Houston PD.

    Department of Transportation (DOT)

    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA has issued over 40 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response. The authorizations cover a broad range of activities by local, state and federal officials who are conducting damage assessments of critical infrastructure, homes and businesses to prioritize and expedite recovery activities.

    The Department of the Treasury has suspended certain tax filing and payment deadlines, as well as certain fuel excise taxes, for those affected. Loans and hardship distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans have also been authorized, and facilities and personnel have been provided to assist with FEMA’s response efforts. They are encouraging national banks and federal savings associations to work with their customers affected by the storm by reassessing various fees and debt obligations, and we are working to ensure that all federal benefit payments reach those in the affected areas.

    • The Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC), has been coordinating federal and state banking agencies’ responses to the storm’s impact on the financial sector in Texas. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing stands ready to process all requests for redemption of mutilated currency.
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas. They are monitoring the situation closely to resolve potential tax administration issues as they are identified. The IRS frequently updates its information on disaster relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to deploy response personnel to Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Houston, and Corpus Christi where Unified Command teams are identifying and evaluating impacts of the hurricane and floods. Drinking water and waste water assessments continue to be a priority in these same areas. EPA drinking and waste water assessment teams are working in coordination with TCEQ to assist drinking water and waste water facilities maintain and/or resume their operational status. Additional teams will deploy to Corpus Christi and Houston to conduct these priority assessments. EPA is standing by as the Arkema plant is expected to experience more explosions/fires over the next few days. ASPECT surveillance aircraft continues to monitor the site and is be available for additional assessments.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to monitor the status of communications networks, and is coordinating with providers and government partners on communications status and restoration in the affected areas. Visit www.fcc.gov/harvey for a daily communications status report for areas impacted by this storm as well as additional resources, including tips for communicating during an emergency.

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey survivors, and for those who are dealing with, and recovering from, the storm’s long-term effects. The FTC warns consumers to be cautious of charity scams, and to do research to ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the donation as promised. For survivors, the FTC provides a few points to consider in a personal disaster recovery plan.

    The General Services Administration’s (GSA) top priority is protecting the life and safety of those in impacted areas. Several federal facilities are temporarily closed but GSA remains fully operational. Information on the status of federal buildings can be found here.

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plants in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana continue to be unaffected by the storm. The NRC has two inspectors onsite at South Texas Project nuclear plant in Bay City, and is closely monitoring the status of radiological materials licensed by the agency located in the three affected states. The agency is using Facebook and Twitter to communicate status updates.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is supporting federal agencies with guidance and tools regarding human resources issues for federal employees adversely affected by the storm. This includes guidance on Human Resources Flexibilities for Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, the authorization of a special solicitation to allow federal employees and military personnel to assist with cash or check donations outside the normal Combined Federal Campaign, and the establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for federal employees adversely affected by the storm.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that as of Aug. 31, the SBA will offer an automatic 12-month deferment of principal and interest payments for SBA-serviced business loan and disaster loans that are in “regular servicing” status for residents and businesses in the declared counties.

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is continuing to restore service in the affected areas. Press releases issued in the Postal Service’s Houston and Rio Grande districts provided additional information to customers displaced on how they can retrieve Treasury checks they receive, via U.S. Mail. This includes checks from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration (VA), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Railroad Retirement Board. In addition, they will distribute any identifiable medications sent through the mail.

    USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov continues to support federal agency messaging efforts on their home pages and they’re compiling federal agency updates and messaging on rapidly growing Hurricane Harvey pages found at https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey and https://gobierno.usa.gov/huracan-harvey. They continue to use social media to promote life safety messages, and are beginning to push recovery information, information on how to help survivors, and applying for FEMA disaster relief jobs.

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  • Update Sept 3, 2017 Harvey Flooding Disaster

    FOX NEWS  SEPT 3, 2017 GENERAL JOSEPH LENGYEL, CHIEF NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU

    THOUSANDS STILL TRAPPED IN FLOODED HOMES, ONE MILLION DISPLACED

    RESCUE EFFORTS STILL UNDERWAY NINE DAYS AFTER HARVEY RIPS THROUGH TEXAS AND LOUISIANA

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    Sunday Sept 3, 2017

    Mandatory evacuation issued for flooded homes … – ABC13 Houston

    abc13.com/power-cut-in-parts-of-west-houston-evacuation-zone/2370185/

    3 hours ago – Sunday Sept 3, 2017 A mandatory evacuation has been issued for homes in west … water in the west Houston evacuation zone will lose power on Sunday morning. Crews began to cut power to flooded homes in a west Houston evacuation zone …

    The threat of ELECTROCUTION also played a role in the decision to cut power.

    “It’s in the best interest of public safety,” Turner said.

    The homes are expected to be inundated for the next two weeks as controlled releases from the reservoirs continue, officials said.

    Residents whose homes had not taken on water are not included in the evacuation order and will not have their power cut.

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    Immediate risks from floods include death by drowning — often people drown in their cars as they try to flee — ELECTROCUTION, and hypothermia.

    Fears of cholera and typhoid add to challenges for Texas

    https://www.ft.com/content/86550468-8e68-11e7-a352-e46f43c5825d

    2 days ago – Authorities warn of dangers of wading in contaminated waters in Harvey’s wake. … Fears of cholera and typhoid added to the challenges facing Texas in the … on Thursday warned residents not to wade in the city’s flood water. … that tested water in the area had E Coli levels 125 times higher than what is …

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    Sewage-laden floodwaters dumped on Texas by Hurricane Harvey bring a higher risk of disease, such as bacterial infections and mosquito-borne illnesses,

     AND THE FALLOUT MAY LINGER FOR YEARS, EXPERTS WARN.

    The long-term picture could be even more dire, as communities grapple with immense amounts of polluted water in the streets, in homes and businesses.

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    Flooded Texas faces higher risk of disease, experts warn – MSN.com

    www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/flooded-texas-faces-higher-risk-of…/ar-AAqQMuL

    6 days ago – When floodwater washes over a heavily populated metro area like Houston, it is sure to be dirty and dangerous, experts say. … drinking water system, raising the risk of contaminated water and with it, cholera. …. Slide 125 of 146: Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her.

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    A Sea of Health and Environmental Hazards in Houston’s Floodwaters …

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/us/houston-contaminated-floodwaters.html?…1

    3 days ago – Navigating floodwaters brought by Harvey on Tuesday in Houston. … “Well water is at risk for being contaminated,” Dr. Persse said, “and the …

    Officials in Houston are just beginning to grapple with the health and environmental risks that lurk in the waters dumped by Hurricane Harvey, a stew of toxic chemicals, sewage, debris and waste that still floods much of the city.

    Flooded sewers are stoking fears of cholera, typhoid and other infectious diseases. Runoff from the city’s sprawling petroleum and chemicals complex contains any number of hazardous compounds. Lead, arsenic and other toxic and carcinogenic elements may be leaching from some two dozen Superfund sites in the Houston area.

    Porfirio Villarreal, a spokesman for the Houston Health Department, said the hazards of the water enveloping the city were self-evident.

    “There’s no need to test it,” he said. “It’s contaminated. There’s millions of contaminants.”

    HE SAID HEALTH OFFICIALS WERE URGING PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER IF THEY COULD, although it is already too late for tens of thousands.

    “WE’RE TELLING PEOPLE TO AVOID THE FLOODWATER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

     DON’T LET YOUR CHILDREN PLAY IN IT. AND IF YOU DO TOUCH IT, WASH IT OFF,”

    1. VILLARREAL SAID. “REMEMBER, THIS IS GOING TO GO ON FOR WEEKS.”

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    Pictures how toxic brown flood water has ravaged Texas | Daily Mail …

    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/…/Satellite-images-taken-months-apart-flooding-Texas.html

    2 days ago – Officials said most of the flooded waters are expected to recede by the end of the … After on August 30: The city had a mandatory evacuation on … without water as the storm continues to dump record-setting amounts of rain.

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    Harvey flooding: Beaumont water system fails, chemical plant has …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/harveys-wake-drifts-north-as-battered-coast-left-wit…

    1 day ago – Crippled water system, chemical plant blaze, vivid examples of … aircraft through the smoke and monitoring for toxic chemicals. … reservoirs to evacuate as the Army Corps of Engineers continues to release water from them.

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    Sewage, debris, mosquitoes: flood waters increase health risk for …

    https://www.theguardian.com › US News › Houston

    4 days ago – Flood waters were still pouring into homes in Houston – bringing with them a … mosquitoes: flood waters increase health risk for Harvey victims.

    A week after Harvey, cities deluged and 1 million displaced – AOL News

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/09/01/a…1-million-displaced/23190398/

    2 days ago – Harvey has displaced over a million people, with 44 feared dead from flooding that paralyzed Houston and knocked out the drinking water …

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    Less than 20% Harvey victims have flood insurance as FEMA braces …

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/08/…/insurance…flood…/613239001/

    5 days ago – Insurance woes await flood victims in under-covered Houston area. … one-in-five homes in the greater Houston area are covered by flood … 20% of homeowners with flood damage in the region have insurance …. 5 hours ago.

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    FEMA expects more than 450,000 Harvey disaster victims to file for …

    https://www.cnbc.com/…/fema-expects-more-than-450000-harvey-disaster-victims-to-…

    FEMA expects more than 450,000 Harvey disaster victims to file for assistance. Published 7:26 AM ET Mon, 28 Aug 2017 | Updated 10:53 AM ET Mon, 28 Aug … people were expected to seek disaster assistance due to flooding after Harvey …

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    President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-september-3-201…

    2 days ago – President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National …

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    Congress has one month to fix flood insurance. Hurricane Harvey …

    www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article170083372.html

    5 days ago – Congress must renew the National Flood Insurance Program by Sept 30, 2017. … Florida, with more than 1.7 million policies, has 35 percent of the 5 … Could Hurricane Harvey impact South Florida’s homeowner insurance rates?

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    DHS/FEMA/NFIP Funding Ends Sept 30, 2017

    Posted on August 27, 2017 9:42 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

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    FEMA | Homeland Security

    https://www.dhs.gov/keywords/fema

    DHS ACTIVATES SURGE CAPACITY FORCE TO SUPPORT RESPONSE TO TROPICAL STORM HARVEY DEVASTATION. … This voluntary program for federal employees within the Department of Homeland Security allows non-FEMA employees an opportunity to support disaster response efforts.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979.

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    To be continued…. Release Date: September 3, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    FEMA News Desk
    Phone: 202-646-3272

    The Road to Recovery: The Federal Family’s Coordinated Efforts to Support Survivors in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey


  • WA DC The Elephant’s Graveyard

    Behind My Back | The Elephant’s Graveyard

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/08/12/5406

    The Elephant’s Graveyard THE REPUBLICANS ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS OLD GOP RIGGED ESTABLISHMENT’S ..

    The Elephant’s Graveyard

    The Elephant’s Graveyard

    THE REPUBLICANS  ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

    I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS OLD GOP RIGGED ESTABLISHMENT’S ELECTION PROCESS
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    I watched the 2016 Presidential primary election unfold, 17 candidates down to the election of Trump as the GOP Presidential candidate, on July 19, 2016, BY THE POPULIST VOTE….  IN SPITE OF THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S RIGGED ELECTION PROCESS

    AS A TRUMP SUPPORTER, I AM DISGUSTED,

    I asked Google a sarcastic question.

    WHERE DO OLD ELEPHANTS GO TO DIE?

    THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD

    IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGESO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD,

    NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN “IN FRONT”.

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    I watched as promises were broken by the GOP Republican establishment POLITICIANS as they failed to endorse the elected people’s choice candidate. Including a friend that persisted with negative email comments.

    I sent him the above, and suggested that he go to the  Elephants Graveyard and stop hindering the progress of those that remain behind, with his negative email comments.

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    AND, I WATCHED  AND I LISTENED TO THE LATEST GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS PUBLIC MEDIA OPPOSITION TO TRUMP…INCLUDING KASICH .

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I HAVE POSTED THIS MESSAGE TO “ALL OF THOSE TRUMP NAY SAYERS” ON MY WEBSITE

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THE GOP REPUBLICAN THAT REMAINS IN FRONT.(by populace vote)

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    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE “HAD IT”  WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S  DIE HARD GOP’S PUBLIC MEDIA FRENZY, SELF INFLICTED  SUICIDAL MISSION, TO THEMSELVES AS GOP POLITICIANS AND TO THE  LOSS OF THE  GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

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    POLITICALLY CORRECT OR NOT

    WINNERS ARE NOT LOSERS

    PATTON SAID, LEAD ME, FOLLOW OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!

    His vigor was always infectious, his wit barbed, his conversation a mixture of obscenity and good humor. He was at once stimulating and overbearing. George was a magnificent soldier.

    He was tough. War is tough. Leaders have to be tough.

    If you’re a leader, you don’t push wet spaghetti, you pull it.

    General George S. Patton – Speech to 3rd Army June 5, 1944

    www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1162650/posts

    Free Republic

    Jun 29, 2004 – After one of my lectures on the subject of General Patton, I spoke with a retired … An army without profanity couldn’t fight it’s way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. … She said that she had no use for it and that I could have it. ….. GMT-0700 (PDT) by JohnD9207 (Leadfollow…or get the HELL out of the way!).

    TRUMP IS A WINNER THAT  WILL MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.

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    You know me…

    research, document, document, document… HISTORY is good.

    AN IMAGE OF AN ELEPHANT WAS FEATURED AS A REPUBLICAN SYMBOL IN AT LEAST ONE POLITICAL CARTOON AND A NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION DURING THE CIVIL WAR

    WHEN “SEEING THE ELEPHANT” WAS AN EXPRESSION USED BY SOLDIERS TO MEAN EXPERIENCING COMBAT.

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    Many VETERANS of George W. Bush’s administration, Fifty (50) GOP prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts, oppose Donald Trump.

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    POLITICAL CARTOONS? MANY A REAL TRUTH IS SPOKEN IN JEST.

    Old silly me, I thought the republican symbol of the elephant was  created by the genius of the GOP.

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS FORMED IN 1854

    TWENTY YEARS LATER 1874  THE ELEPHANT WAS STILL A GOP POLITICAL CARTOON

    IN AN 1874 HARPER’S WEEKLY CARTOON. an elephant labeled “THE REPUBLICAN VOTE,” which was shown standing at the edge of a pit, Thomas Nast who’s considered the father of the modern political cartoon employed the elephant to represent Republicans in additional cartoons during the 1870s, and by 1880 other cartoonists were using the creature to symbolize the party. 

    An 1879 cartoon (pictured) showed a politician grabbing a donkey LABELED “DEMOCRATIC PARTY” by the tail to keep it from falling into a pit of “financial chaos.”

    And in fact THE UNCLE SAM AMERICAN’S KNOW, STARTED AS A POLITICAL CARTOON BY Thomas Nast

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    Jul 27, 2016 – The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties … Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee on July 19, 2016. … the GOP’s ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

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    Election 101:How did the Republican and Democratic parties get their …

    www.history.com/…/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-…

    History

    Jul 7, 2015 –   THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S ELEPHANT and THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S DONKEY have been on the political scene since the 19th century. The origins of the DEMOCRATIC DONKEY can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. DURING THAT RACE, OPPONENTS OF JACKSON CALLED HIM A JACKASS.

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    WHICH LED ME TO

    Of Donkeys and Elephants – Classroom Law Project

    WHAT ARE OUR AMERICAN KIDS BEING TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN TO ALL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS.

    with a header SELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT?

    NOT ELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT

    Why Nast chose the donkey and the elephant is a pretty complicated story.

    Although Nast’s original interpretation used the donkey to stand in for a Democrat-leaning newspaper scaring away Republican voters,

    his cartoon showing a duplicitous donkey attacking a weak-minded elephant,

    became a handy symbol for other cartoonists wanting to represent Democrats attacking Republicans.

    Popular recognition of the image overrode the party’s own wishes

    Over time, Republicans came to view the elephant emblem as a sign of strength and intelligence, while their opponents portrayed it as a timid and clumsy behemoth. Democrats seized the “jackass” label, and transformed it into a clever and courageous donkey.

    AS IS STILL TRUE TODAY, IT’S ALL IN THE SPIN!

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    50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump – CNNPolitics.com

    www.cnn.com/…/republicannationalsecurity-letter-donald-trump-election-2016…

    CNN 3 days ago – 50 GOP national security experts oppose Donald Trump 02:40. … Washington (CNN)FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTSMANY VETERANS OF GEORGE W. BUSH’S ADMINISTRATION have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and …

    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    www.elephantsforever.co.za/elephant-graveyard.html

    Elephant Graveyard. The existence of a mass graveyard to which elephants go to die remains a myth. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS,SO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

    An elephants’ graveyard is a place where, according to legend, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGE. THEY THEN DIE THERE ALONE, FAR FROM THE GROUP.

    AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

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    Is  Google answer, a coincidence of political symbolic importance, a myth  a legend or an oxymoron? All of the above?

    Whatever  Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever is, for the purpose of this comment, I’m going with a type of  analogy, A simile – A comparison between two things that are not alike and replaces the word with another word AND uses the word “like” or “as.”

    LIKE AN ELEPHANT,  AS AN REPUBLICAN

    AS A REPUBLICAN, LIKE AN ELEPHANT

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    Hmmm…. perhaps I should add?

    Metaphor, figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

    And,  mixed metaphor,a combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect

    With documented  facts about the Republican (GOP) thrown in

    What ever this comment is….

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     AUG 27, 2017  The bottom line is STILL ….

    A MESSAGE  TO “ALL GOP TRUMP NAY SAYERS”

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE REPUBLICANS THAT REMAIN IN FRONT. (by populace vote)


  • Raising the Debt Ceiling for Hurricane Harvey?

    ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

    17 MINS AGO – HURRICANE HARVEY A CATASTROPHIC RAINFALL FLOOD THREAT; STRONGEST TEXAS …ONE OF THE WORST IN U.S HISTORY. STORM’S WORST THREAT ALSO DEADLIEST …

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    JAN 12, 2017 BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

    THE US NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP) WAS  $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. THE LAST TIME I RESEARCHED NFIP  CIRCA 2012, IT WAS $18 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER.

    Behind My Back | FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/12/fema-nfip-20-billion-dollar-obama-mess/

    Jan 12, 2017 – ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL … FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, AND THIS DEBATE PROMISES TO BE LIVELY.  THE NATURAL HAZARDS RESEARCH AND MITIGATION GROUP AT UC DAVIS HAS BEEN ANALYZING NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA.

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    Aug 25, 2017

    Is FEMA Prepared for Hurricane Harvey? – Heavy.com

    heavy.com/news/2017/08/is-fema-prepared-for-hurricane-harvey/

    2 hours ago – Hurricane Harvey will pose THE FIRST MAJOR TEST FOR FEMA DURING DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY. In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck Florida, …

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    Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for ‘catastrophic flooding’ as storm …

    abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-catastrophic-flooding/story?id=49412285

    52 SECS AGO – THE TEXAS COAST IS BRACING FOR IMPACT AS HURRICANE HARVEY BEARS DOWN ON … IS EXPECTED TO BE THE WORST TO HIT THE STATE IN NEARLY TWO DECADES.

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    National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

    www.naic.org/cipr_topics/topic_nfip.htm

    Jun 12, 2017 – National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization protects … NFIP REAUTHORIZATION EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 AND CONGRESS WILL BE …

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    LESSONS LEARNED BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

    ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

    SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS FEMA  NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM NFIP

    FLOOD INSURANCE CRITICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE PROGRAM, ADMINISTERED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

    DURING AND  FOLLOWING KATRINA (left out of the summary?):  THE COSTLIEST NATURAL DISASTER AND ONE OF THE FIVE DEADLIEST HURRICANES IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

    SUPER STORM SANDY AND OTHER DISASTERS, .. PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA?

    UNSUSTAINABILITY ($20 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER)

    LOW PARTICIPATION RATES

    AN INDIFFERENCE TO THE BENEFITS OF FLOOD CONTROL INFRASTRUCTURE LEVEES AND  DAMS (THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS?)

    AGENCY MISMANAGEMENT

    UNSUSTAINABLE DEBT SERVICE COSTS

    AND CONTRACTOR PROFITEERING.

    INACCURATE FLOOD MAPS

    Behind My Back | 2014 FEMA’s Warped Data?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femas-warped-data/

    From Maine to Oregon 2014 FEMA FLOOD MAPS have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing …

    please click on the FEMA/NFIP  links on behindmyback.org

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    INDEED……

    Behind My Back | FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/12/fema-nfip-20-billion-dollar-obama-mess/

    Jan 12, 2017 – ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL … FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

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    (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017

    https://www.menendez.senate.gov/…/menendez-leads-bipartisan-flood-insurance-refor…

    Jun 13, 2017 – Legislation extends National Flood Insurance Program for 6 yrs., institutes … Congress must reauthorize the NFIP, which expires on Sept.

    The Sustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 tackles systemic problems with flood insurance,

    puts it back on solid fiscal ground,

    and reframes our nation’s entire disaster paradigm to one that focuses more on prevention and mitigation to spare the high cost of rebuilding after flood disasters. 

    Congress must reauthorize the NFIP, which expires on Sept. 30, 2017.

    The bill is also cosponsored by Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.),

     ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MASS.) Pocahontas?

    and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), all members of the Senate Banking and Appropriations Committees that are ULTIMATELY CHARGED WITH WRITING THE NFIP REAUTHORIZATION LEGISLATION, and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).   

    SAFE NFIP addresses critical problems with the program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), following Superstorm Sandy AND OTHER DISASTERS: unsustainability, low participation rates, inaccurate flood maps, an indifference to the benefits of flood control infrastructure, agency mismanagement, unsustainable debt service costs and contractor profiteering.

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    Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program – RIMS.org

    https://www.rims.org/externalaffairs/…/NFIP%20Reauthorization%20Issue%20Brief.p…

    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), created as a result of the … WE EXPECT THE FUTURE OF THE NFIP TO BE CHALLENGED WHEN IT COMES UP FOR REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017; ... it is eligible for funding through an appropriations bill in congress.

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    S.1571 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): National Flood Insurance …

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1571

    Jul 17, 2017 – S.1571 – National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) | Get alerts …

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    HURRICANE HARVEY – National Hurricane Center

    www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?cone

    This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and …

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    Hurricane Harvey will bring ‘large-scale’ damage; FEMA chief ‘afraid …

    abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-bring-large-scale-damage-fema-chief/story?…

    4 hours ago – Hurricane Harvey is still strengthening as it steers toward Texas today, and FEMA administrator Brock Long fears residents may not be heeding …

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    Hurricane Harvey a Catastrophic Rainfall Flood Threat; Strongest …

    https://weather.com/…/hurricane/…/hurricane-harvey-forecast-gulf-coast-texas-louisia…

    17 MINS AGO – HURRICANE HARVEY A CATASTROPHIC RAINFALL FLOOD THREAT; STRONGEST TEXAS …

    ONE OF THE WORST IN U.S HISTORY. STORM’S WORST THREAT ALSO DEADLIEST …


  • ESPN Robert Lee Back to Orwell’s “1984”?

    Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson Hole

    Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

    By Dana Milbank Opinion writer August 23, 2017  at 6:11 PM (full text below)

    If something is worth doing in America, it’s worth overdoing.

    ESPN proved this eternal truth anew this week when it announced that, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, it was removing announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting the University of Virginia football game in Charlottesville — because he has the same name as the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee. ESPN’s Lee is Asian American.

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    TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

    ESPN Robert Lee Back to George Orwell’s “1984” ?

    Detailed summary of George Orwell Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four …

    mensekhar.over-blog.com/article-detailed-summary-of-george-orwell-novel-nineteen…

    Detailed summary of George Orwell Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by Colette COLMERAUER : PART 1 Chapter 1 ……

    The story of Winston Smith begins on a bright cold day.

    He works for the Ministry of Truth, which deals with news, education, entertainment and art.

    Added for clarity “1984” …. Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Party. He works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, rewriting and distorting history. To escape Big Brother’s tyranny, at least inside his own mind, Winston begins a diary — an act punishable by death.

    There are three other Ministries:

    The Ministry of Plenty dealing with Economic Affairs

    The Ministry of Love dealing with law and torture

    And, the Ministry of Peace which deals with war and defence

    Everywhere in London there are giant posters of a dark eyed man with a moustache and a motto “Big Brother is looking at you”. Winston comes back home from work to his one room apartment.

    In this room a big telescreen transmits and receives non-stop information, so that you can be watched or listened to at anytime.

    But there is an alcove besides where he believes he cannot be seen. So he sits there and begins writing a journal, on an old book bought in an antiques shop. He writes the date: 4 April 1984.

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    BELOW SATIRE AT IT’S FINEST: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

    unedited full text

    Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/a9e29ea6-8849-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.ht…

    18 hours ago – Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson Hole. The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about …

    If something is worth doing in America, it’s worth overdoing.

    ESPN proved this eternal truth anew this week when it announced that, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, it was removing announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting the University of Virginia football game in Charlottesville — because he has the same name as the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee. ESPN’s Lee is Asian American.

    Similar caution just led the University of Houston to change the name of its Calhoun Lofts dorm because it shares a name with the 19th-century vice president and white supremacist John C. Calhoun, even though, a university spokeswoman told the Houston Chronicle, “the residence hall was not named in recognition of John C. Calhoun” but a nearby street.

    In Atlanta, likewise, protesters last week attempted to tear down that city’s Peace Monument, apparently mistaking it for a Confederate shrine. The sculpture was erected to honor those who worked for reunification during Reconstruction.

    The movement to remove Confederate monuments can be a healthy one, if done legally, according to the wishes of local citizens and in such a way that preserves this history without glorifying it. But from across this great land come reminders that nothing in America succeeds like excess.

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a 90-day review of any statues on city property that could be “symbols of hate.” New Yorkers are now taking aim at the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle and the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant.

    Some object to the Theodore Roosevelt statue outside the Museum of Natural History, and others suggest the name “New York” itself may have to go because the Duke of York was a slave trader. New York chef Tom Colicchio dropped the name of his new restaurant because it was named after a building that was named after 19th-century publishers who had racist views.

    There’s a movement in Massachusetts to rename Boston’s Faneuil Hall, cradle of the Revolution, because the 1742 structure was built by a slave trader and owner, Peter Faneuil. Residents of Philadelphia and Seattle, not to be left out, want to remove statues of, respectively, Frank Rizzo and Vladimir Lenin.

    Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

    If we are to purge ourselves of Robert E. Lee (and ESPN’s Robert Lee) we must avoid confusion by renaming or replacing all things with names similar to the Confederate general’s: Bruce Lee, Tommy Lee, Spike Lee, Harper Lee, Bobby Lee, Lee jeans, Lee Majors and Lee Iacocca.

    It won’t do simply to rename schools named for the Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. We’re going to have to rename Stuart Little, Stuart the Minion from “Despicable Me,” Jon Stewart, Martha Stewart and Jeb Bush. All statues of Jubal Early must come down. So must all things that share names with this Confederate general: early-bird specials, early morning, early retirement, early voting and early NBA-draft entry.

    If Confederate hero Nathan Bedford Forrest must go, so must the Redwood forest. Also the Gulf Stream waters. Fort A.P. Hill, an army base named for a Confederate general, must be renamed. So must Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, Nob Hill, Bunker Hill, the Sugarhill Gang, Blueberry Hill, and Bill and Hill.

    Let us dispense with Jefferson Davis, by all means — but take with him Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Davis Love, the Davis Cup, the University of California at Davis, the Jefferson Hotel, Thomas Jefferson, George Jefferson, Louise “Weezy” Jefferson, Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) and especially Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who also shares a name with Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. Now that New Orleans has taken down its Beauregard statue, we’re also going to have to relocate Bo Jackson, Bo Derek and Bo Diddley.

    Memorials to Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk cannot be moved without also erasing all trace of President James Polk, polka dances, polka dots, Hawaiian poke and Pokémon. Picket lines must be outlawed and picket fences flattened to avoid honoring Gen. George Pickett, and I will stonewall any attempt to disappear Gen. Thomas Jackson without also renaming Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Percy Jackson, Action Jackson and Jackson Hole.

    I regret to say we must also rename my Washington Post colleague Philip Rucker, who shares a name with (though is not related to) Confederate Gen. Edmund Rucker.

    That’s asking a lot of Phil, but we all must do our share. I will be demanding a new name for my public high school, Calhoun High School. It’s not named for John C. but for Sanford H., a 20th-century New York school administrator who, to the best of my knowledge, did not own slaves. But you can’t be too careful.

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    AND CHANGING THE NAME DOES NOT CHANGE THE GAME. period.