Tabs for Thursday

Stories of interest/that I am not going to get around to writing more about. (And yes, these are really all open tabs that I want to close).

The contractor, along with another woman and two men, spent the afternoon walking around the church trying to recruit migrants like María to board a charter flight to California. María and other migrants said the contractors did not identify themselves beyond saying they were there to “help the migrants.”


When a Venezuelan woman told the contractors she didn’t want to go to California but was trying to get to New York, one told her that “people in California” would book her flights to New York once she landed, she said. The woman asked that her name not be used because she was unsure of the contractors’ identities and feared repercussions if they returned. Other migrants who turned down the contractors expressed similar fears.

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  1. Moosebreath says:

    “I continue to find the willingness of DeSantis and company to use human beings for political stunts to be utterly cruel and unacceptable.”

    As Adam Server said: The Cruelty is the Point.

  2. Daryl says:

    I hope Newsom follows thru on his investigation into DeSantis for kidnapping.

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    The Right Has a Vigilante Fetish

    Nothing new about that.