Puuuuding Foooorever…

As My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic continues its final season, the magic on screen from the writers, producers, actors, musicians, animators, editors, and final mixers, in this case from My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever, and “Sparkle’s Seven,” is sometimes edited and mixed by fans into “Puuuuding Foooorever…

“Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever.
For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints.
They are preserved forever, (Psalms 37:27-29)
but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.”
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I visited Bennigan today, we watched Chio’s School Road via Hulu, “Our DVD and Blu-ray Collection,” which is almost as entertaining as “Our VHS Collection,” and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Happy Green Day!

“Happy Birthday, Toonami! Now, everyone, go watch Evangelion 1.11 which is showing in just a few minutes,” I can’t seem to wake up today, “If you were Toonami, how would you spend your birthday?”

How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails and Why Long Toenails are Harmful to Your Dog’s Health,” sister received the clippers today via post and father puts Monk on DVD as a regular part of his rotation “Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger,” and “Mr. Monk and the Airplane.”

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24)”

Daft is one to believe the weather,
giving people the false impression that it’s spring,
would suddenly cause me to spend time outdoors.
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Just What I Needed, Part 2

“When the movie Spy Hard came out,” the Nostalgia Critic begins to ask, “Is Parody Dead?”

Bennigan (he got a headache from laughing hard) and I watched ‘The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear’, just what I needed.

“A friend loves at all times, (Proverbs 17:17)
and a brother is born for adversity.”
To make you wait. Here is a vector of an adorable Sunset Shimmer, that I forgot since 2 years in my folders“To make you wait. Here is a vector of an adorable Sunset Shimmer,
that I forgot for 2 years in my folders

Whirlwind weekend 048

The point was made by the host of Laser Rangers on Saturday, saying:

“Well, someone who I won’t name forgot to bring the scheduled movies for the month. So we wound up with a couple of random picks:

  1. The House with the Clock in its Walls’, a children’s fantasy set in the 1950s, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett
  2. The Secret War of Harry Frigg’ (1968), a Paul Newman WW II comedy about a recalcitrant, recidivist draftee Private with a remarkable penchant for escaping the stockade, who is assigned the task of enabling the escape of 5 generals being held prisoner by the Italians.

I enjoyed both of them quite a bit. Too bad we didn’t have ‘Harry Frigg’ to show last year instead of the distinctly inferior ‘What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?’”

“‘The LORD will fight for you, (Exodus 14:14)
and you have only to be silent.’”
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“First we’re going to Twin Peaks,” I stated our itinerary matter-of-factly, “and then we’re going to Spanky’s (Card Shop),” which Josh found unintentionally hilarious; I seem to be when I am not really trying. After Laser Rangers, I met Scott and Josh to play Magic: The Gathering, Josh and I found some more cards and later optimized my two decks while we watched ‘Rick and MortySunday.

Holmes & Watson

Reviews, or at least headlines, have not been kind to the film of the same name as this post and I can personally relate since I said something and someone (with whom I used to work at the pizza place) unfriended me, a Word of the Day from Dictionary.com – totsiens – until we meet again: Messenger is the best way to tell you once were friends on Facebook.

“You and a super intelligent snail both get $10 million dollars and you both become immortal, however you die if the snail touches you and it follows you for the rest of your existence. What’s your plan?”

On Christmas Day, someone had shared that to the Rooster Teeth community group and I responded, “Are you a god?

No.

Then… DIE!” a quote from ‘Ghostbusters,’ which provoked a negative reaction, so their post is gone and an unrelated friend has unfriended me.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)”
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‘Chris, stop texting people in the middle of the night „Wenn man mit das Auto geht, oder wenn man VW fährt, fühlt man sich Fahrvergnügen, allerdings weiß ich nur, wie man das Fahrvergnügen tanzt‟ everyone keeps asking me why you are texting them in the middle of the night keeping them awake.’

If I could fall / Into the sky

“Would you like to come over for Sunday Night Football tomorrow? Steelers vs. Chargers,” entreated Aaron; however, Bennigan and I first watched Patema Inverted.

A young girl, from a civilization that resides in deep underground tunnels, finds herself trapped in an inverted world and teams up with a resident to escape and return home,” which is less about The Upside Down than about cooperation and trying to understand a another point of view.

“Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart.
For consider what great things he has done for you. (1 Samuel 12:24)”
Reach for the sky by Batonya12561
Reach for the sky by Batonya12561

Shame, shame, shame!

When I’m tired and thinking cold / I hide in DRUDGE REPORT®, forget the day ♪

Media Slams President For Prematurely Ending Crisis They Were Exploiting
Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are fact: Trump signs executive order to stop family separations, Ted Cruz announces bill to stop family separations at border, Naturalized Citizens No Longer Have an Assumption of Permanence

“For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing,
not realizing that you are wretched,
pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. (Revelation 3:17)”
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Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are fact:

Have you heard that children were separated from their parents under Obama & Clinton? Then, you need a little Facts vs Myths lesson. Michelle Martin, Ph.D. Cal State Fullerton summed up the most important FACTS:

There is so much misinformation out there about the Trump administration’s new ‘zero tolerance’ policy that requires criminal prosecution, which then warrants the separating of parents and children at the border. Before responding to a post defending this policy, please do your research…As a professor at a local Cal State, I research and write about these issues, so here, I’ll make it easier for you:

Myth: This is not a new policy and was practiced under Obama and Clinton – FALSE. The policy to separate parents and children is new and was instituted on 4/6/2018. It was the brainchild of John Kelly and Stephen Miller to serve as a deterrent for undocumented immigration, approved by Trump, and adopted by Sessions. Prior administrations detained migrant families but didn’t have a practice of forcibly separating parents from their children unless the adults were deemed unfit.

Myth: This is the only way to deter undocumented immigration – FALSE. Annual trends show that arrests for undocumented entry are at a 46 year low, and undocumented crossings dropped in 2007, with a net loss (more people leaving than arriving). Deportations have increased steadily though (spiking in 1996 and more recently), because several laws that were passed since 1996 have made it legally more difficult to gain legal status for people already here, and thus increased their deportations (I address this later under the myth that it’s the Democrats’ fault). What we mostly have now are people crossing the border illegally because they’ve already been hired by a US company, or because they are seeking political asylum. Economic migrants come to this country because our country has kept the demand going. But again, many of these people impacted by Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy appear to be political asylum-seekers.

Myth: Most of the people coming across the border are just trying to take advantage of our country by taking our jobs – FALSE. Most of the parents who have been impacted by Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy have presented themselves as political asylum-seekers at a U.S. port-of-entry, from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Rather than processing their claims, they have been taken into custody on the spot and had their children ripped from their arms. The ACLU alleges that this practice violates the Asylum Act, and the UN asserts that it violates the UN Treaty on the State of Refugees, one of the few treaties the US has ratified. This is an illegal act on the part of the United States government, not to mention morally and ethically reprehensible.

Myth: We’re a country that respects the Rule of Law, and if people break the law, this is what they get – FALSE. We are a country that has an above-ground system of immigration and an underground system. Our government (under both parties) has always been aware that US companies recruit workers in the poorest parts of Mexico for cheap labor, and ICE (and its predecessor INS) has looked the other way because this underground economy benefits our country to the tune of billions of dollars annually. Thus, even though the majority of people crossing the border now are asylum-seekers, those who are economic migrants (migrant workers) likely have been recruited here to do jobs Americans will not do.

Myth: The children have to be separated from their parents because their parents must be arrested and it would be cruel to put children in jail with their parents – FALSE. First, in the case of economic migrants crossing the border illegally, criminal prosecution has not been the legal norm, and families have been kept together at all cost. Also, crossing the border without documentation is a typically a misdemeanor not requiring arrest, but rather a civil proceeding. Additionally, parents who have been detained have historically been detained with their children in ICE ‘family residential centers,’ again, for civil processing. The Trump administration’s shift in policy is for political purposes only, not legal ones. See p. 18:

Myth: We have rampant fraud in our asylum process the proof of which is the significant increase we have in the number of people applying for asylum. FALSE. The increase in asylum seekers is a direct result of the increase in civil conflict and violence across the globe. While some people may believe that we shouldn’t allow any refugees into our country because ‘it’s not our problem,’ neither our current asylum law, nor our ideological foundation as a country support such an isolationist approach. There is very little evidence to support Sessions’ claim that abuse of our asylum-seeking policies is rampant. Also, what Sessions failed to mention is that the majority of asylum seekers are from China, not South of the border. Here is a very fair and balanced assessment of his statements:

Myth: The Democrats caused this, ‘it’s their law.’ FALSE. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats caused this, the Trump administration did (although the Republicans could fix this today, and have refused). I believe what this myth refers to is the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, which were both passed under Clinton in 1996. These laws essentially made unauthorized entry into the US a crime (typically a misdemeanor for first-time offenders), but under both Republicans and Democrats, these cases were handled through civil deportation proceedings, not a criminal proceeding, which did not require separation. And again, even in cases where detainment was required, families were always kept together in family residential centers, unless the parents were deemed unfit (as mentioned above). Thus, Trump’s assertion that he hates this policy but has no choice but to separate the parents from their children, because the Democrats ‘gave us this law’ is false and nothing more than propaganda designed to compel negotiation on bad policy.

Myth: The parents and children will be reunited shortly, once the parents’ court cases are finalized. FALSE. Criminal court is a vastly different beast than civil court proceedings. Also, the children are being processed as unaccompanied minors (“unaccompanied alien children”), which typically means they are sent into the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Under normal circumstances when a child enters the country without his or her parent, ORR attempts to locate a family member within a few weeks, and the child is then released to a family member, or if a family member cannot be located, the child is placed in a residential center (anywhere in the country), or in some cases, foster care. Prior to Trump’s new policy, ORR was operating at 95% capacity, and they simply cannot effectively manage the influx of 2000+ children, some as young as 4 months. Also, keep in mind, these are not unaccompanied minor children, they have parents. There is great legal ambiguity on how and even whether the parents will get their children back because we are in uncharted territory right now. According to the ACLU lawsuit (see below), there is currently no easy vehicle for reuniting parents with their children. Additionally, according to a May 2018 report, numerous cases of verbal, physical and sexual abuse were found to have occurred in these residential centers.

Myth: This policy is legal. LIKELY FALSE. The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on 5/6/18, and a recent court ruling denied the government’s motion to dismiss the suit. The judge deciding the case stated that the Trump Administration policy is ‘brutal, offensive, and fails to comport with traditional notions of fair play and decency.’ The case is moving forward because it was deemed to have legal merit.”

Fake News & The Computational Propaganda Phenomenon,”
about which I trust South Park more than Facebook.

“But when the world needed him most, he vanishedThe columnist and commentator announced in June that he only had weeks left to live.”

With George W. Bush elected again in 2004, Democrats with whom I worked were saying, “Hurricanes don’t Hit Democratic Counties: High Opioid-Use Counties Voted Trump in 2016,” which is what they are saying now.

Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are fact: Politics is just about virtue signaling for or against Trump now