Just when you think media outlets like Slate can’t possibly go any lower, they unpleasantly surprise you. This time, a writer attacked Sully, former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog who was assigned to him last June. The author and Slate were savaged on Twitter for attacking the dog and for just plain idiocy. They got offended over a photograph showing Sully lying next to Bush’s casket with the caption “Mission complete.” The article was mean and just downright bizarre.
The Slate writer, Ruth Graham, went on about how the dog was not a life-long companion to Bush. Good thing… that would have made Sully about 658-years-old in dog years. Nothing like picking on an innocent, lovable animal who learned to love President Bush in the short time they were together. Sully will now be reassigned to Walter Reed to help others. Fox News has more on this viciousness:
A bizarre article published on the left-leaning news site Slate got destroyed for going after the service dog who accompanied former President George H.W. Bush during the final months of his life.
The service dog, Sully, was assigned to the 41st president earlier this year after the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. And a photograph shared by their spokesman Jim McGrath went viral of the golden Labrador laying next to Bush’s casket with the caption “Mission complete.”
However, Slate staff writer Ruth Graham made it clear that, according to her, Sully was getting more attention than the pooch deserved.
In a column titled “Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush,” Graham began by pointing out that Sully wasn’t a “lifelong companion” as the photograph may suggest but that he had only been with the president for six months, pointing out the service dog had already been reassigned to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as an ambassador of the nonprofit group America’s VetDogs.
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 3, 2018
She also seemed to have a problem with the fact that Sully has 147,000 Instagram followers.
“It’s wonderful for Bush that he had a trained service animal like Sully available to him in his last months. It’s a good thing that the dog is moving on to another gig where he can be helpful to other people (rather than becoming another Bush family pet),” Graham wrote. “But it’s a bit demented to project soul-wrenching grief onto a dog’s decision to lay down in front of a casket. Is Sully ‘heroic’ for learning to obey the human beings who taught him to perform certain tasks? Does the photo say anything special about this dog’s particular loyalty or judgment, or is he just … there? Also, if dogs are subject to praise for obeying their masters, what do we do about the pets who eat their owners’ dead (or even just passed-out) bodies?”
“The photograph, in other words, is not proof that Sully is a particularly ‘good boy‘ or that ‘we don’t deserve dogs,’ as countless swooning tweets put it on Monday. On its own, it says almost nothing other than the fact that Sully was, at one point in the same room as the casket of his former boss,” she continued. “This is simply a photograph of a dog doing something dogs love to do: Lie down. The frenzy around it captures something humans love to do, too: Project our own emotional needs onto animals.”
Slate got “ratio’d” on Twitter in reaction to the hit piece, meaning it received over 4,000 comments trashing the post that has only a few hundred likes and retweets.
And you are a bunch of idiots who haven’t had a lucid thought in the last six months https://t.co/oi7S728tqW
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 4, 2018
"We have no souls and take no joy in life, so here's the worst thing we could think of to write" https://t.co/TLLzM99uVq
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) December 4, 2018
Ratio this garbage: https://t.co/40jPIVr6fD
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 4, 2018
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) December 4, 2018
I for one am shocked to learn that Sully was not George H.W. Bush's lifelong companion, which would've made Sully about 658 in dog years. https://t.co/hWzR0eUwGc
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 4, 2018
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) December 4, 2018
A cat wrote this. https://t.co/XIXK4RCClF
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) December 4, 2018
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) December 4, 2018
I’m glad she’s around to get us plebs know that Sully isn’t 658 in dog years.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) December 4, 2018
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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
I rolled into Mexico illegally, and came back into the USA… upon entering I got free healthcare, dental, welfare and cash in my pocket. It was that easy. @DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump @RealJamesWoods @Education4Libs @IngrahamAngle @gehrig38 @SheriffClarke @NeilWMcCabe2 pic.twitter.com/8BHuqGbaZA
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) April 11, 2019
Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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