Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Stephen Miller Versus The Statue Of Liberty (Spoiler: Liberty Will Win)
We cats just want to state here and now that we will never post a picture of Stephen Miller on this blog. So many of the Trumpsters are physically repulsive — but Miller, ICK. That guy makes us hack up a hairball and scurry under the bed.
So you'll just have to imagine (or find elsewhere online) the exchange that Miller had with CNN's Jim Acosta today about the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus. You know Emma: the poet who wrote about "your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"? Miller said the poem was "meaningless" and that Lady Liberty stood for other things. We assume French President Macron will call him up and rip him a new one.
But what's really foolish about the Trumpsters dissing Emma's sentiments is that keeping people out of the United States is terrible for the economy. So say nearly 90 percent of economists surveyed by The Washington Post. Slicing immigration in half, they predict, would result in a long (and we presume painful) recession.
And the English-ability requirement is dumb, dumb, dumb. Like their clueless colleagues on the alt-right, the Trumpsters constantly portray English as under siege — when in reality, with a billion-plus people speaking it around the world, English rules. It's the language of international business and culture, and — Donald Trump being the exception — anyone wanting to be successful has to learn it. (Just ask all those ambitious kids in China.) Heck, when humans shot Voyager into space, seeking new life and new civilizations, the probe contained 55 languages, but its primary message of greeting was in English. 'Nuff said.
So we advise the knaves and fools in the White House not to pick a fight with Lady Liberty. She has fierce claws and sharp little teeth, and will come back to bite them in the end. We cats PURR.