FOWC with Fandango — Issue

FOWCWelcome to January 27, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “issue.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

30 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Issue

  1. Marleen January 27, 2021 / 9:22 am

    I have a bit of an “issue” with this article’s title and lead in. [from Saturday]

    Biden official involved in removal of DoJ lawyer concerned by family separations

    The Biden administration’s acting attorney general, a longtime career official named Monty Wilkinson, took part in a controversial 2017 decision to remove a justice department (DoJ) lawyer in Texas who had raised concerns about migrant children who were being separated from their parents.

    Emails seen by the Guardian show that Wilkinson, who is expected to serve as acting attorney general until Judge Merrick Garland [chosen by Biden to serve long-term] is formally confirmed by the Senate, worked with another longtime career official, Iris Lan, in reviewing complaints about Joshua Stern, a prosecutor who had told colleagues he was “disturbed” by the Trump administration’s separation policy.


    It is not clear whether Wilkinson or Lan privately supported or criticized the administration’s child separation policy when they heard about Stern’s concerns.

    At the time of the controversy, Wilkinson was working as director of the executive office for US attorneys…


    A recent report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) [link provided] at the Department of Justice closely examined the role some officials at the department played in Trump’s separation policy.

    It said department leadership knew the policy would result in children being separated from their families and that the former US attorney general Jeff Sessions [who Trump stopped wanting to lead the department — for Trump’s selfish reason of objecting to Sessions recusing himself from a topic — not for this reason] “demonstrated a deficient understanding of the legal requirements related to the care and custody of separated children”.

    “We concluded that the Department’s single-minded focus [under Trump] on increasing immigration prosecutions came at the expense of careful and appropriate consideration of the impact of family unit prosecutions and child separations,” the report said.

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    • Marleen January 27, 2021 / 7:58 pm

      “A policy requiring a prosecutor to charge every case referred for prosecution under 8 USC 1225 without regard for individual circumstances is inconsistent with our principles,” Wilkinson said in the letter.


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  2. pensitivity101 January 27, 2021 / 11:35 am

    Social workers never said a child in care had problems. They had ‘issues’.

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  4. aguycalledbloke January 27, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    I have no issue,
    … with torn tissue
    But, have found where there is a fissure,
    ,,, and no entry by deranged militia!
    There is usually no one who ever admits to it…
    …. or even ever wishes to!

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