April 19, 2017

Positivity: Actor Gary Sinise awarded Walk of Fame star, praised for pro-military activism

Filed under: Activism,Positivity,US & Allied Military — Tom @ 6:24 pm

From Hollywood:

Actor Gary Sinise was honored this week with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, not just for his acting roles in films and TV, but also for his wonderful and important work for our military veterans and our troops serving still today.

Sinese, best known as “Lt. Dan” in the hit movie “Forrest Gump,” now stars as Agent Jack Garrett on the CBS crime drama “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.”

But the actor is also well-known for his tireless work for our troops, Fox Insider reported.

As he introduced the 62-year-old actor, fellow actor and life-long friend Joe Mantegna said, “There’s no living person in our industry that does more for our military than Gary Sinise.”

He’s been doing this great work since long before this 2011 BizzyBlog Positivity post.

Daily Caller: USA Today’s ‘First Protected DREAMer Deported’ Claim Is False (See Update)

UPDATE, 3 p.m.: Per Jazz Shaw at Hot Air (bolds are mine), “CNN is now reporting that one aspect of the story is more complicated. A second check of Montes’ records by DHS reveals that he actually did have his DACA status renewed in 2016, good through 2018. BUT… that status is dependent on following the rules, including getting permission before leaving the country. In light of that, his DACA status was null once he left country (whenever that happened) prior to being detected illegally crossing the border back into the United States in February. Net result? The same situation applies. He was no longer covered by DACA.”

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Apparently, and quite unlike during the Obama administration, there are people sitting in establishment press newsrooms monitoring every move the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement agency makes, ready to pounce any time it thinks the agency might have made a mistake in detaining or deporting someone. Just before 5 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday afternoon, USA Today thought it had hit the jackpot, blasting out an email claiming that the “First Protected DREAMer” had been “deported under President Trump.” The Daily Caller has reported that USA Today is wrong.

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Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (041917)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 5:55 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.