Thugism Thursday

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Butterflies flutter as they take nectar from native plants at the center. Photograph: Delcia Lopez for the Guardian

On any given day at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, visitors can to see more than 60 varieties of butterflies. In the spring and fall, monarchs and other species can blanket the center’s 100 acres of subtropical bushlands that extend from the visitor center to to the banks of the Rio Grande river, where their property, and US sovereignty, ends.

“It’s like something from Fantasia,” said the center’s director, Marianna Wright. “When you walk you have to cover your mouth so you don’t suck in a butterfly.”

Today the most diverse butterfly sanctuary in the country, and other protected areas in the lower Rio Grande Valley along the US-Mexico border, are under threat. Last week, the US supreme court issued a ruling allowing the Trump administration to waive 28 federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Air Act, and begin construction on 33 new miles of border wall in the heart of the valley – and right through the butterfly center.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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14 Responses to Thugism Thursday

  1. °¿º Carol says:

    There are so many reasons to hate republicans, to hate the republican justices they put on the Supreme Court, to hate fucking Trump. Zero respect for life, ANY life, our lives, flora and fauna lives, the life of the earth.

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  2. Den says:

    All puggers should be rounded up and sent to Russia with the rest of the brutal thugs.

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  3. °¿º Carol says:

    “Breaking news” again, Trump inaugural donations

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said.

    The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions, some of the people said.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Just 15 nippy minutes to the Hillside Cafe. Thai meatballs are spicy!

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  5. Den says:

    There’s one at every Xmas party:

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