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An immigration lawyer, Andrea Martinez, was busy doing her job of reuniting a mother and child who had been separated, when something slightly unexpected happened. Rather than being a facilitator of the happy reunion of a poor immigrant family, she became the victim of ICE thuggery and got her leg broken for her trouble. Now, most times ICE officials, like cops, are smart enough not to abuse people who actually will be believed when they report them. But this particular asshole not only broke her fucking leg, he also held her hostage in a detainment room for nearly an hour without medical treatment. Why? Because he fucking can, that's why. Shut up, snowflake.


From The Daily Beast:

"He slammed the door on us," Martinez said. "The ICE officer pushed us out and didn't let us follow our three-year-old client into the lobby, and then pushed me to the ground. I was wearing high heels, so that's when my foot was fractured and my leg got all bloody. And then my pants ripped. But then he called me back in and detained me for another forty minutes or an hour."

Okay, so not only did he push her down like a common refugee, but then he decided that it was obviously not enough to cause her pain; he needed to use his power to detain to make her suffer for making him hurt her, right? I was under the impression that law enforcement was obligated to send for medical assistance if they injured you, unless you were black. The rules change so often it's hard to keep up.

"He locked me in an office where I couldn't get out and he didn't let me call 9-1-1 or use the phone or anything," Martinez continued. "And I told him, 'I'm bleeding, I'm bleeding, can you at least get me a first aid kit?' And he said, 'No, it's not severe enough.' And then my foot started swelling."

Hi. Anyone else seeing this for the hostage situation is actually is? If they would treat an actual attorney like that, I am HORRIFIED at all of the horrible shit I'm imagining them doing to refugees who are too scared to complain. Not only did they abuse this woman, they also separated her from her minor client, left her bleeding, and what was his main concern do you think? Her welfare? No, of course not!! Like most totally innocent people who are doing nothing wrong at all, he was concerned that she might be recording him.

"Martinez said in a statement the ICE officer called the Federal Protective Service and "continually looked at my phone to make sure I wasn't recording him."

Totally normal behavior. Please stop being so rude and calling him a fascist thug, y'all, and try to be civil about this totally normal shit that is now our reality. Yelling about abuse just makes you look unfriendly. Smile at your oppressors! Or else!!

ICE officials gave a statement about it which is absolutely not one bit informative, clears nothing up, and will not make you feel one iota better:

"Early in the morning of June 26 an incident occurred at the Kansas City ICE office while ICE ERO officers were attempting to reunite a mother with a family member. We take any allegations against ICE personnel very seriously and are looking into the matter. Until a review of the documentary evidence is completed, ICE can issue no further public comment on the matter."

Uh, huh. Sure. We will be waiting with bated breath to see you conclude that she threw herself in front of the door and he was really super awesome about the whole thing and watch you give him a medal for his valor.

On the one hand; ICE is literally out of control and acting like wild fascists. On the other hand, we have Democrats who are taking up the issue of whether ICE should even exist. Kamala Harris is really getting suspicious of the role ICE plays in our society and thinks that perhaps it might be time to reevaluate this agency and reform that shit or start from scratch.

From Huffington Post:

"There's no question that we've got to critically reexamine ICE and its role, and the way that it is being administered, and the work it is doing," Harris said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "And we need to probably think about starting from scratch."

She's not the first Democrat finally accepting the fact that although ICE exists and plays a role in our society, we don't actually need it to survive, especially since we don't actually like the role they play. And for all of the idiots who think our nation will fall apart if we don't have Runaway Refugee Catchers, I beg you to shut your piehole and realize that ICE is only 15 years old, and if it were a poor child the GOP would have cut its welfare off years ago for being a greedy taker. For now, we will simply wonder when this hell on earth will end and ponder important philosophical questions like "Do immigrant cages come with bootstraps?" while waiting for the apocalypse.

[The Daily Beast/Huffington Post/Wikipedia]

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OOH BOY HOWDY, The Federalist is on fire this week! Just this morning we told you about the hilarious Federalist column where one neo-Nazi's mom and dad are Democrats, ipso facto QED NEO-NAZIS ARE THE REAL LIBERALS, FUCKERS! Is America's dumbest woman whose name doesn't rhyme with Cara Snailin' over there being a total fuckin' Mollie Hemingway right now? Sadly, she blocked us on Twitter, so how could we possibly know? The answer is WE DON'T CARE.

But now we have a gem of the Federalist genre, an article written by a whiny-ass gay quisling conservative, who would like to chew on his blankie and whine about how much harder it is out there for a conservative than it is for a gay person. This is a subject we happen to have some knowledge about, because we are super gay! And we know a lot about conservatives, both firsthand -- being subjected to them every single one of our almost four decades of life -- and also from covering extremist right-wing Christians for a very long time. Particularly the kind that tell young, impressionable, vulnerable gay kids that they need to pray away the gay if they want Jesus to exercise some self control and refrain from sending them to a fiery hell for all eternity.

We clicked on the article with high hopes. See if you can spot why:

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pic via Glamour Shots, we mean this dude's old website

The House Education and Workforce Committee was all set to have a hearing today all about the horrors that a higher minimum wage would wreak on the economy. Horrors like rich people being slightly less rich. Horrors like business owners claiming they will have to fire people and charge $15 for a McChicken if forced to pay workers a living wage, which they won't actually do because no one will buy a $15 McChicken and they would go out of business if they tried that, and they already don't hire more people than the bare minimum they can get away with. Horrors like poor people not being "motivated" to work harder and get better jobs that do not pay them an amount no human being could possibly live on.

Alas, as Politico reports, it was not to be, as committee members discovered their big witness for the hearing, San Diego State University economist Joseph Sabia (pictured above in a Glamour Shot from his archived website), was kind of a wacko.

Sabia, as it turns out, once had a blog called "No Shades Of Gray," in which he wrote many columns of an extremely homophobic and sexist persuasion. In one of these columns, in 2002, Sabia was very mad about one man's lawsuit against several fast food giants for contributing to his health and obesity problems by failing to disclose the nutritional information of the food they sold. In retrospect, I think most people are now on board with these chains being required to post calorie counts and other nutritional information, but in 2002, Sabia was convinced that requiring them to do this would be an assault on freedom for all Americans everywhere. His response to this was to try and attempt a Jonathan Swift posture and suggest taxing gay sex, which he claimed leads to "disastrous health consequences."

Because sure, that's the same thing, basically.


In gay sex, we have an activity that is clearly leading to disastrous health consequences. What rational person would engage in this sort of activity? There is only one solution - let's tax it.

"Come on, Sabia," you say, "how are you going to enforce these taxes? Are you going to send government officials to peep into everyone's bedroom?"

Eventually. But first we have to mount the assault on Big Gay (no, I am not talking about Rosie O'Donnell). We can tax gay nightclubs, websites, personal ads, sexual paraphernalia, and so forth. Talk about a sin tax!!! We can cripple gay-related industries and get them right where we want them. All gay clubs will have to feature huge, flashing warning signs like "CAUTION: Entering this nightclub may increase your chance of contracting STDs and dying."

Big Gay clearly lures people into trying their "product" without discussing the risks to mind, body, and soul. The average Joe on the street does not understand all of the possible bad outcomes. I can almost hear him now:

"They said '100 percent hotties.' I thought that meant it was fun. I thought gay sex was OK…Now I have all these diseases. Big Gay has wrecked my life."

In the immoral words of Warren G, "Regulators!! Mount up!"

EXTREME SHUDDER.

In another 2002 article, classily titled "College Girls: Unpaid Whores," Sabia laments that feminists have led college girls to stop trying to be like the Holy Virgin Mary and instead to aspire to be more like that hussy Ally McBeal.

No, really.

As women have strayed from the church, they have replaced what is holy with what is temporally pleasing. For Catholics, the model woman is Mary, the virgin Mother of God. She is beloved by the faithful for her unflappable devotion to and trust in God, her nurturing of the Son of Man, and her deep love for all humanity.

Today's college girl looks to Ally McBeal, the trollops of Sex in the City, and the floozies on Friends to set their moral compasses.

The sad truth is that college girls are so desperate to find love that they are willing to degrade themselves to get it. But true love can only be understood in the context of the Word of God. Any other notion of "love" is secular and, by definition, limited and finite.

Not only that, but instead of going to college to find a husband, they have boyfriends. Boyfriends they have S-E-X with. And sometimes, not even that. Sometimes they have sex with people just because they want to have sex with people, and not even in exchange for Valentine's Day cards or money!


Additionally, other sex-based relationships have become commonplace. In recent years, a new and disturbing arrangement known as "friends with benefits" has emerged. In this arrangement, men are not even forced to perform the normal duties of boyfriends, i.e. flowers, Valentine's Day cards, rides to the abortion clinic, etc. Instead, girls consider these guys "just friends" whom they happen to screw every now and again. No strings, no attachments, no dinners. Just sex when they feel like it.

This type of arrangement is the next logical step in the direction that young women have drifted in the last few decades. These women have become unpaid whores. At least prostitutes made a buck off of their trade. These women just give it away.

How cute! He was like the ur-incel, basically.

Anyway, following the discovery of the posts, the House Education and Workforce Committee's GOP communications director Kelley McNabb told Politico that "members were uncomfortable moving forward on the hearing." A more optimistic person might think this was a step forward, that maybe those committee members actually thought it was bad to suggest that being gay means being a disease-ridden monster or that college girls are whores, but it's probably more to avoid embarrassment than anything else. Guess they'll have to start from scratch and find a crappy economist who will tell them what they want to hear about the minimum wage but who doesn't have an embarrassing Geocities blog in their past. Good luck with that!

[Politico]

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