Did you know that D. Trump has created a task force for the single purpose of denaturalizing citizens in order to deport them?
I didn't. I had no idea. I didn't even know you COULD be denaturalized. And in fact, this has been a reality for a very long time but not since the McCarthy era has there been much denaturalization going on. For one thing, it's incredibly difficult and for another thing, there have been very strict rules governing the process.
Under Trump the task force is looking for people who may have committed crimes before they were naturalized citizens or if fraud was involved in one way or another in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen. And of course, since they are the government, they can define crimes and fraud just about any way they want and we all know that when it comes to getting people of color out of our country or preventing people of color from entering our country, this particular administration can get extremely creative in the way they play fast and free with the rules.
Here are some links.
New York Times.
The New Yorker.
And even good old Snopes.
Fuck. The evil never ends, does it?
And where is this going to lead next? How about people who have expressed anti-government sentiment? Like, uh, me? And probably you. What in hell is going on and where is our constitution in all of this? Is the ACLU able to keep up with all of this shit?
I don't know about you but I feel like I need to write them a check. And we need to stay awake. I know that the continual onslaught of unbelievable horror coming out of the White House dulls us into complacency and that, my friends, is a fucking tactic they're using.
You can bet on it.
Well, anyway, that's my Trump Administration Horror Story of the Day.
To change the subject completely, look at this.
The egg on the left is one of Dottie's eggs. She is my only reliable layer these days and the one on the right is what I call a maiden egg. The first egg laid by one of the young hens. I have no idea which one. As time goes on, her eggs will become more ovoid in shape. I was so thrilled to find that in the nest this morning. It is the color of coffee ice cream. Was it from one of my small jungle fowl? Viv or Vera? Will all of them start laying soon? What colors will the eggs of Pansy and Eggy Tina, my Americaunas, be? Blue? Green?
For me, this is all simply thrilling. To go through the whole process of raising those baby chicks and then to finally start seeing eggs is like a miracle. And honestly, the egg is a miracle in my opinion and so is the chicken.
But you knew that.
I have felt better today although I think I may actually be a little sick. I did go to Joanne's Fabrics today to get some material and a pattern to make my Maggie a new dress. I need a sewing project more than Magnolia needs new clothes. There were three ladies at the pattern table where I was sitting. Two were older Southern ladies of the church variety and one was a beautiful young woman from Jamaica who has a business making African-inspired clothing. One of the churchy type ladies has a business of her own which is selling a type of essential oils. I got to hear her whole testimony about how they cured her of her sinus problems after she'd had about umpteen surgeries. It was a real testimony and I was rolling my eyes before it was all over but hell- who knows? Maybe essential oils are indeed the magical thing which will cure all of our ailments.
And, of course it's NATURAL!
I wanted to point out that opium is natural but I restrained myself.
Anyway, that's what's been going on here.
Time for me to go peel shrimp and make rice and a salad.
When Owen and Gibson and Maggie were here last week we had a salad and Owen said, "You guys are salad people, aren't you?"
Well yes. Yes we are.
Happy Friday, y'all.