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Cue yet another wingnut shitfit. CNN reports that the Department of Homeland Security has recently circulated a new “intelligence assessment” examining the danger of domestic terrorism from the right-wing “sovereign citizen” movement. This of course means that the President Oblackblack stooges who run DHS think that all right-wingers are fanatic terrorists worse than Islamists, QED.


Yes, this means you, brave freedom #tcot freedom fighters of Twitter. Yes, this obviously means you, brave right-wing bloggers of Red State and Hot Air and Weasel Zippers. Yes this means you, brave patriots of BlazeTV, who risk life, limb and freedom to make stunningly unfunny comedy bits. You are all the true heroes of America.

Let us take a look at the paragraph from CNN that seems to be causing the most consternation among our wingnut brethtren:

Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to -- and in some cases greater than -- the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.​

Well yes, one would think local law enforcement would be more concerned about locals with a grudge against the government and access to lots and lots and lots and lots of semi-automatic weaponry than it would be with ISIS, which so far is confined to deserts in the Middle East, where American sheriffs don’t have jurisdiction. (Though some of them are ready just in case them dang old moose limbs try something.)

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We can’t imagine why federal authorities and local police might be concerned with violence from right-wing militia groups and attacks by “lone wolf” sovereign citizens. Truly, it is a mystery.

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CNN does briefly talk to an FBI official who says that the Bureau investigates a variety of threats both foreign and domestic. And of course the entire DHS has different departments that focus on different areas. There is no mention of the title of this report, but we can assume it was focused on domestic terrorism, and somewhere in the federal government there is a report or two that deals with the threat of foreign terrorists like ISIS. Just a suspicion, but the feds can usually focus on more than one issue at a time. So it’s not as if they are ignoring Islamic terrorists to persecute Michelle Malkin and the drunks who write the Daily Caller.

But now we know why conservatives in Congress are okay with shutting down DHS over its funding. Otherwise the big bad department might continue to hurt their fee-fees by mentioning that occasionally right-wingers commit terrorist acts. Meantime why isn't DHS investigating that time Obama and Bill Ayers attended the same wedding, HENGHHHHH? Who knows what kind of bombings those two plotted over canapes!

You’d think DHS would have learned its lesson last time it reported on right-wing extremism. To your computers, brave conservative keyboard warriors! You have nasty tweets to write!

[CNN]

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The New York Times this weekend brought us a case study of how Donald Trump's family separation policy tore apart just one family last year, although this particular example is notable because it involves the youngest child known -- so far -- to have been taken from his parents at the US-Mexico border. Little Constantin Mutu was just four months old when he was taken from his father, Vasile, a Romanian seeking asylum in the USA, having believed all that outdated crap about the Statue of Liberty being the "Mother of Exiles." What a sap! We're not letting those tempest-tossed takers push US around any more!

Constantin was taken from his dad in February of 2018, a good two months before the Trump administration officially announced the family separation policy -- but which we now know had been operating covertly since the summer of 2017 before it was expanded last year. Vasile and Florentina Mutu, members of the Roma ethnic minority, came to the US seeking asylum after Florentina found out that when she'd had a C-section while giving birth to Constantin, the doctors had also sterilized her without her knowing it. She said she was handed papers while she was foggy from the pain of labor, and had no idea what she was signing, and reporter Caitlin Dickerson notes "human rights groups have documented the practice of forced sterilizations" of Roma elsewhere in Europe.

And the Mutus had heard all sorts of wonderful things about America, too. They made a living by leaving their village and begging or doing short-term labor around Europe, then going home, where life was less expensive, but some people from their village had reputedly gone to the US and become rich, although maybe those stories were exaggerated. Still,

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