Spinsanity Inanity

“Stop the ride! I wanna puke!”

Here is a headline from WaPo:

ICE arrested hundreds of people in raids. Now ‘devastated’ children are without their parents.

I have no problem with that first sentence, although most headlines only have one. As a matter of fact, I’ve never seen a headline that had two complete sentences in it before. But that second sentence is a doozy. This is not a supplemental story, this IS the story.

Check it out:

Elizabeth Iraheta was passing the Koch Foods processing plant in Morton, Miss., on Wednesday when she saw immigration officials swarming outside and a helicopter overhead. Big silver buses lined the driveway and agents blocked the entrance gates.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were sweeping through the workplace and rounding up all undocumented immigrants. By the day’s end, nearly 700 people would be arrested.

Angie’s mother was one of them.

Friends of Angie’s mother brought the 12-year-old girl to the food-processing plant to say goodbye before agents loaded her onto a bus with dozens of other immigrants. Angie is teary-eyed in a video of an encounter with an ICE agent but also seems confused about what was going to happen next.

“The girl is devastated for her mom,” Iraheta, 49, said. “We still don’t know if she will be released. The girl is in bad shape, very sad. We’re waiting for her mom.”

Ay, pobrecita! How cruel and heartless of Trump’s border Gestapo to arrest someone who has children! They are probably taking the mother to a concentration camp. But what about the children? Those poor, poor children, orphaned by Trump!

“Here’s the deal, all right,” an agent says to an English-speaking woman accompanying Angie. “She just went. Her mom got on the bus. We took her mom’s documents, all right. She’s going to be processed, because she doesn’t have papers to be here legally.”

But “because she’s the only caretaker of the child,” the agent continues, “she’ll be released this afternoon. So with [Angie] being a U.S. citizen and being 12 years old … she’s going to be issued a notice to appear, she’ll have to see an immigration judge, she’ll be released this afternoon.”

“Today?” a woman asks.

“Yes, yes,” the officer responds. “But I’m going to tell you something, she’s not going to be deported because she has a United States citizen child.”

Wait . . . what?

Angie wasn’t the only child without a parent in Mississippi on Wednesday, according to local reports. Many children didn’t have a loved one or family friend to go home to. Some walked home from school but were locked out because their parents were detained in the raid.

Volunteers set up a makeshift shelter for the children at a local gym, WJTV’s Alex Love reported. There was food, “but most children are still devastated and crying for their parents and can’t eat,” Love said on Twitter.

Oh, those heartless bastards!

Bryan D. Cox, a spokesman for ICE, told The Post that all arrested individuals were asked “if they had any children who were at school or child care and needed to be picked up.” He said cellphones were also made available to detainees so they could make arrangements for child care. Cox also said schools were contacted as the raids began so they were aware there could be child care issues and knew whom to contact if parents didn’t pick up their kids.

Any detainee who indicates he or she has dependents “and is not being criminally arrested or is subject to mandatory detention, will be expeditiously processed,” Cox said.

Huh? This doesn’t make sense. It sounds like ICE is bending over backward to help the arrestees make arrangements for their kids. That’s not right, they are supposed to be cruel and heartless. What about the headline?

There is a lot to unpack here. The spin placed on this story is comparable to a high-speed centrifuge.

ICE raided a business in Morton, Mississippi. I’m guessing that Morton is a small town because I’ve never heard of it. Nearly 700 illegal aliens were arrested. Sounds to me like Koch Foods (no relation to the Koch Brothers) has a problem with their hiring practices.

But . . but . . . illegal aliens do the jobs that Americans won’t do! There must not be any Americans in Morton who want to be exploited.

Koch Foods is probably just some tiny company, right?

Koch Foods is a food processor and distributor in Park Ridge, Illinois that is listed by Forbes Magazine as number 163 on the list of the largest private companies in the US. As of October 2014, the company had a revenue of $3 billion, and approximately 14,000 employees. The company is owned by Joseph Grendys.

Huh. That sounds like a newsworthy story: Major Corporation Exploits Illegal Immigrants But that story doesn’t fit any narratives, and Narratives über alles. So we get Orange Man Bad! instead.

Feeling dizzy?

(I originally planned to write about media spin and picked this story as one example but then I found out it was worth discussing by itself. Now I gotta go DMD.)

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85 Responses to Spinsanity Inanity

  1. lyn says:

    My Give-a-Fucks are gone.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      I feel bad for the kids, because none of this is their fault, but kids are not a get-out-of-jail-free card. I just read a story yesterday that said that illegal immigrants with kids are crossing the border and making a beeline for Border Patrol agents to turn themselves in.

      Obviously, they have been told that if they do that they will get to stay.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I feel that way too. Glad the President is much stronger than us and knows he’s exposing the Swamp and the Fake News media too. At least he still has his billionaire lifestyle to fall back on after he’s done in ’25. 😀

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Koch Foods supplies frozen chicken to Walmart.

  3. lyn says:

    Oh, no! It’s Hitler Day and International Cat Day!

  4. Dora says:

  5. Myiq2xu™ says:


    Mom was watching ABC News cable channel. Their coverage of Trump’s visits to Dayton and El Paso described it as two big protests against his presence there. This is the kind of spinning that I started to post about.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Today’s Media Talking Point is that it was totally inappropriate for Trump to tweet “attacks” on his critics while traveling from Ohio to Texas. They don’t actually say that, but they insinuate it. Why else mention the location and timing of the tweets?

      Democrats “criticize” Trump, but Trump “attacks” Democrats.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Meanwhile in Kamala’s state…..

      • DeniseVB says:

        Andrew lost his daughter in the Parkland shooting.

      • John Denney says:

        Near 20 years ago I took a whole watermelon and a large chef knife to work for a potluck lunch. One co-worker borrowed it to slice tomatoes, and when she finished, said, “Wow! I want one of these!”
        But a co-worker from India on a green card said that in India I would not be allowed to own such a knife.
        When I asked how a person could cut up a large melon, he said you buy them already cut up. A shop owner must have a license to own such a knife, and it must be locked up when not in use.

        This model is similar to the 9 inch chef knife I brought. It came in a knife set I bought at Ports of Call in L.A. Harbor in ’76. Got 4 knives: large chef, small chef, boning, and paring. Cost me $25, one of my better investments. Lost the paring knife somewhere between the back seat and frame of a VW bus in the early 80s, but the others I still use daily.
        The big chef knife is my favorite; fits my hand, balances well, and goes through a raw potato like it’s not there.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Do you get OAN ?

  6. lyn says:

    I can’t take Democrats and their media piss boys and girls seriously any more. They all can go to hell.

  7. lateblum says:

    Remember when Intel laid off those 14,000+ people in 2016? I do. They showed no compassion for parents who were driving company-owned cars and had children at daycare or preschool or any other place who would need to be picked up after work. They were told to turn in their keys on their way out the door ON THAT DAY and BEFORE THE END OF THE WORK DAY. MD appointments, sick family members, medical emergencies meant NOTHING to that company. UNTIL one of the employees – who was not being “let go” – and was in charge of the company car program – not only refused to follow the directives, but threatened to quit at that moment if the company (from hell) didn’t give employees the time and ability to find ways to resolve this crisis.
    I may remind dd#1 that PDJT and his administration, have more compassion than Intel. She has a low impression of him and his administration.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      At big companies when they do layoffs the person who decides to fire you is never the person who tells you that you’re fired.

      • lateblum says:

        Absolutely true. They leave the details to some middle mgt person who then has decisions to make. The person I referenced decided to leave the company but only AFTER s/he made certain that no one was left stranded without transportation and were able to contact family and arrange for children’s needs. This took days and then weeks. S/he made clear that if her/his name was involved, no one would be additionally injured by this heartless and massive lay-off.

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I dropped Mom off ast her nail appointment and headed back home to do some surfing until it is time to pick her up. On the way here a car pulls out in front of me. Strike #1 The driver had 3 lanes to chose from but chose MY lane. Strike #2. Then the driver goes slooooooow. 3 strikes and you’re OUT!.

    So I take evasive action, swerving into the slow lane to pass and then back to the middle lane. As I passed the vehicle I gave the driver the internationally recognized hand gesture that says “You’re #1.” That’s when I notice that the driver is wearing a hijab. So was the passenger. The car had tinted windows so I had no idea who was driving.

    I feel bad because now those women are gonna tell people that some crazy white guy with a grey beard and a red MAGA hat flipped them off because they were mooslims. I wish I could tell her that her religion/ethnicity had nothing to do with it.

    “I flipped you off because you pulled out right in front of me you stupid bitch!”

    Road rage? Never heard of it.

  9. Dora says:

    Doesn’t sound good.

  10. Dora says:

    OMG! It was such a long time ago!

  11. Dora says:

  12. elliesmom says:

    On September 11, many of the students where I taught had parents stationed at a nearby Air Force base. Several of them had two parents there. The parents who weren’t already on the base were ordered to report immediately. Since I lived close to the school and my children were grown, I was one of faculty members who stayed at school until all the kids were in the care of a responsible adult. It was a scary day for the kids. While I feel bad for the kids whose parents were rounded up today, if you know that could happen at anytime because you’ve broken the law, it’s your responsibility to have plans in place for someone to care for your kids and feed your cat. If this child was born here 12 years ago, her mother has had ample time to have made a plan and shared it with her child. It was very impressive how quickly the military families’ emergency plans fell into place for us. The kids who kept me at school into the longest were the ones whose civilian parents were stuck at airports when all the planes were grounded, but even those parents had made plans in case their flights were delayed. The plans just weren’t as well-established.

    It really burns me when kids are used as pawns to make us feel guilty. “What about the children? What about the Dreamers?” are questions used to rule our immigration policies. It should be something we take into consideration, but it shouldn’t be our primary issue.

    • helenk3 says:

      Isn’t it odd how the same people who have no problem killing American babies, show such concern for kids of illegals? Guess they are useful political props

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        Progs are infamous for hypocrisy, flip-flopping, and double standards. Like the “kids in cages” kerfluffle. They didn’t give a rats ass about kids in cages when Obama was Occupant, but now it is the worst thing ever.
        You can tell that Progs are lightweights by the speed at which they can make a 180-degree turn. Progs can change directions like a hummingbird.

    • John Denney says:

      I’ve been saying since forever:

      1) Secure the border
      2) THEN figure out what to do with illegals.

  13. helenk3 says:

    does anyone know how to take video from facebook that does not that source code that you copy and post?
    there is one on mine that shows a bernie bus being towed by a tow truck with a trump sign on it

    • lateblum says:

      Sounds cute! 😉

    • John Denney says:

      Right click in it to see what options are obvious.

      If, “open in new window” is one, do that. Then copy the url from the address field at the top of your browser in that new window.

      Or perhaps an option is, “copy video url”, so do that.

      In either case, paste the url into a dumb text editor like Notepad and delete “&fbclid . . .” and everything after it. All that stuff is facebook specific, and oftentimes is not needed for your purposes. Try the new url, and if it works, fine. If not, use the entire original url.

  14. helenk3 says:


    another one with brass. guess he thinks he will get the same liberal judge as pete is getting.

  15. SHV says:

    Yahoo is now censoring e-mail. I received an e-mail ad from a on-line sporting goods/firearms retailer…The message was blank except for a line saying that this message contained “blocked images”…I unblocked the images and they were announcements of a sale on rifle scopes, firearms accessories and ammunition. Next thing, they will be blocking incorrect political content.

  16. helenk3 says:


    the same congress that could not find backtrack’s school records if this is the new thing, I want the records of every dem candidate made public NOW
    the dems can go to hell.

  17. helenk3 says:

    truth in cartoon

  18. SHV says:

    Shot down in Laos in May, 1967.
    “Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr., will be coming home to Texas with a Dignified Arrival on August 8, 2019. He will be flown home by his son, Bryan, a Captain with Southwest Airlines, to Dallas Love Field, the same airport where 5-year-old Bryan said goodbye to his father when he left to go to war fifty-two years ago.”


    • lateblum says:

      Very touching.

      • lyn says:

        Sob …

        “Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr., will be coming home to Texas with a Dignified Arrival on August 8, 2019. He will be flown home by his son, Bryan, a Captain with Southwest Airlines, to Dallas Love Field, the same airport where 5-year-old Bryan said goodbye to his father when he left to go to war fifty-two years ago.”

    • helenk3 says:

      glad for the family that he is finally home. May he now rest in peace.

  19. taw46 says:

  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I have been getting a pop-up message for a few days that I need to install Windows updates but I kept hitting “remind me later” because it always popped up at inconvenient times. But this time I was just getting ready to go get Mom so I clicked “restart now.”

    I was goine 2 hours and when I got back it was still not finished updating.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Win10 ? I already have it on my 2 year old ACER laptop. I think it finally stopped downloading a year ago. 😀

    • John Denney says:

      I started my most recent update before I went to bed. Got up next morning and it said, “We need to reboot to continue”.

      Swear words.

      So I told it to continue, and it did so for another hour.

      My laptop is a year and a half old Lenovo Ideapad, and Windows 10 is a dog. It took nearly 40 seconds to load this one news article this morning. Having been a software engineer for decades and solved many performance issues, my patience limit is about 3 seconds. One of our large customers had complained that it was taking 20 minutes to select only records from their database that met certain criteria. They were satisfied when I made an enhancement that reduced their 20 minute search to only 3 seconds.
      It was always headaches and frustrations getting our stuff to install and run on Windows. Then a new version of Windows would come out and our stuff wouldn’t run anymore because they changed interfaces. Swear words. Then we’d have to make a new installer to install our new version that catered to Microsoft’s whimsies. More swear words. We used to have a person whose sole job was to make our products install on Windows. Not so for Linux or IBM RS6000 machines running AIX.
      Final swear words at Microsoft.
      End rant.

  21. taw46 says:

  22. lateblum says:

    Here’s another brilliant tweet by AOC… it sounds like she’s bragging.

  23. Dora says:

    Report: Sibling Killed in Dayton Shooting Was Trans Man Jordan Cofer

    Initial media reports indicated Connor Betts killed his “sister” and eight others last weekend, but new coverage says it was actually his brother who died.


  24. Dora says:

    Trump warned by NRA over background checks

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the wake of two mass shootings, prompting a warning from the National Rifle Association and concerns among White House aides, according to lawmakers and administration officials.


    • DandyTIger says:

      Nothing personal NRA, but we got a country to run, and a few compromises here and there might be needed to remove some political ammo from the crazy left. We’d rather not, but we’ve got some crazies out here. Also some crazies who shoot people.

    • Cisco says:

      There is no compromising with the Dem’s.
      Harris has already stated that if elected president she’s going to confiscate guns.
      Now tell me how do you comprise with someone like that and the party she represents?
      Now is the next thing the Dem’s are going to come after is my K-Bar?
      “A Southern California man reportedly stabbed and killed four people Wednesday during a two-hour stretch of violence that also included several robberies and other assaults, according to The Associated Press.”
      Full story over at the Blaze

    • John Denney says:

      Apply the same background checks for voter ID, and make the voter ID double as an arms permit.

      If we don’t want a crazy owning and carrying arms, we don’t want them voting, either.

  25. Angie says:


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  27. helenk3 says:


    another one like michael brown who became a saint after he died, but was quite a sinner when he was alive. This country is better off without him

    • taw46 says:

      Talking about it on Hannity now.

    • Anthony says:

      What Taw said. The Democrat Socialists have gone out of their fucking minds. Is it possible to hospitalize ALL of them?

    • lyn says:

  28. helenk3 says:


    this is one of the saddest things I have ever seen in this beautiful country

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