Game On

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Michael de Adder)

In other news, a federal judge in the Ninth Circuit has permanently blocked construction of several sections of Trump's fantasy border wall while the case against his emergency order to appropriate funding for it is heard in court.

Meanwhile, the Trump regime is going to roll back regulations that prohibit long-haul truckers from driving more than 11 hours per day.

Finally, ProPublica found a 9,500--member Facebook group of current and former Border Patrol agents where they share sexist and racist memes about immigrants and members of Congress.

In one exchange, group members responded with indifference and wisecracks to the post of a news story about a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant who died in May while in custody at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas. One member posted a GIF of Elmo with the quote, “Oh well.” Another responded with an image and the words “If he dies, he dies.”

Created in August 2016, the Facebook group is called “I’m 10-15” and boasts roughly 9,500 members from across the country. (10-15 is Border Patrol code for “aliens in custody.”) The group described itself, in an online introduction, as a forum for “funny” and “serious” discussion about work with the patrol. “Remember you are never alone in this family,” the introduction said. [...]

One member encouraged Border Patrol agents to hurl a “burrito at these bitches.” Another, apparently a patrol supervisor, wrote, “Fuck the hoes.” “There should be no photo ops for these scum buckets,” posted a third member.

Perhaps the most disturbing posts target Ocasio-Cortez. One includes a photo illustration of her engaged in oral sex at an immigrant detention center. Text accompanying the image reads, “Lucky Illegal Immigrant Glory Hole Special Starring AOC.”

Another is a photo illustration of a smiling President Donald Trump forcing Ocasio-Cortez’s head toward his crotch. The agent who posted the image commented: “That’s right bitches. The masses have spoken and today democracy won.”

If the original Nazis had Facebook groups, I imagine they would have looked a lot like this.

The Canadian cartoonist who created the image at the top of this post, Michael de Adder, was fired from several local publications.