Tuesday, July 22, 2014


The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. - Leviticus 19:34*

So, my old friend was visiting the family yesterday, and she asked me for some perspective on some of the headlines. (We don't get to discuss politics much in meatspace.)

Gaza - Israel is shooting into Palestine, Hamas is shooting into Israel AND putting their people up as targets; A pox on both their houses. Resolution? Maybe, when they get tired.

Malaysia Flight. A) Stay off Malaysia Airlines, m'kay? b) Probably Russian separatists in Ukraine with a missile launcher and no good sense.

Impeachment. Republicans have no standing, no case, no evidence. They can impeach in the House for shits and giggles, but they will never get a conviction in the Senate. Never. Not even if Dems lose the Senate.

Oh, and the border situation. Don't, I said to her, let anyone tell you that this is anything but a refugee crisis. People, children and families, are fleeing violence, and the US will do what the US has always done for refugees: feed them, clothe them, care for them until they can go home, which may well be never.

This is a refugee crisis, to which America has responded honorably and generously for decades**.

* h/t to Tlazolteotl

 ** h/t to David Derbes

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