10.17.2017

Hullabaloo

I don't see how he gets away with this kind of lie?














As the post says, Obama was drilled over the "you can keep your insurance" line


Hullabaloo:

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Fox Propaganda

A great description of Fox News.
.. Fox programming isn't really news, of course -- it's a 24/7 roundup of liberal/culturally "elitist"/Democratic (and occasionally RINO Republican) villains, contrasted with conservative heroes.
No More Mister Nice Blog: IF YOUR GO-TO ANALOGY FOR TRUMP IS ENTERTAINMENT TV, YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT:



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Small Business Income

Almost 80% of small business income goes to the top 20% of earners.

That small business tax cut isn't going to help many poor people.

Of course, those Small business owners could pay their employees a little more, or maybe buy a new boat or BMW.

Which way would you bet?


















49 percent of the income Republicans claim as “small business” already goes to the top 1 percent | Economic Policy Institute:

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Quitting UNESCO

Good post here.  The Real Reasons Trump is Quitting UNESCO:

including this....
"Trump’s confected indignation at Unesco, and his shrugging off of its vital global programmes, serve as a reminder that the US is not an “honest broker” of a Middle East peace. Rather it is the biggest obstacle to its realisation"


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North Korea and EMP

Experts at US hearing warn N. Korea EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans in year | Asia Times:

Yeah right,.. You have a better chance of catching leprosy than dying from a North Korean EMP attack.

They have to keep the people scared of something.

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Dollar General in Rural America

Dollar General Hits a Gold Mine in Rural America - Bloomberg:

I wonder what a Trump-Voter breakdown would look like?

After watching dollar stores go up all over my part of redneck Indiana, I started telling a Jeff Foxworthy redneck joke ....

"You might be a redneck, ... if you have a Dollar store in your town."

From the link above.





















I see that  "You might live in a poor area,.......if you have a Dollar store in your town" might be more realistic.

Still, Dollar Stores suck for small towns. They give the people cheap stuff but between Dollar Stores on the edge of town and a Walmart within 15 miles. Locally-owned stores don't stand a chance.

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War Dollars


A lot going on in this headline.

  • Two US backed forces, the Kurds and Iraqis, use US weapons against each other.
  • A group trained and armed by Iran, Donald Trump's sworn enemy, had several US supplied Hummvees that were destroyed.

That American war machine has made a mess of the middle east. Probably made a lot of money though.






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10.16.2017

Private Police Bill

Just what we need, private armies of cops enforcing the law of the land. What could go wrong!

Private police bill could unleash mercenaries on Michigan towns:

Arlan Meekhof introduced the bill but won't say who is pushing for it.

Since some of his support comes from the DeVos family [DeVos family, $54,500] and their son is  Eric Prince of Blackwater private army fame. I'd say we could safely assume we know who is pushing for the bill.

Mr Meekhof also want help keep political donors secret [Against the right to know donors]

He doesn't really seem like the kind of guy you want running your freedom-loving democracy.


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War Drums

Israel strikes deep in Syria after missile targets Israeli air force planes over Lebanon - Israel News - Haaretz.com:

Israel attacks Syria because someone fires a missile at Israeli War planes that were flying over Lebanon. Would this have happened if the Israeli planes had not invaded Lebanon's air space?

Turks in Syria

In Absence of US Leadership, War Breaks out between Kurds and Baghdad




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Random Crap

Markets fail on inequality. The Mathematics of Inequality | Tufts Now:

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On the political uses of evil – Elizabeth Bruenig – Medium:

Politically, the use of "Evil" and "Terrorism" are similar but here in 'murica we use evil if it's a white christian-like person and terrorism in all other cases.

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10.14.2017

‪Donald Trump’s Lies: Iran Deal

‪Donald Trump’s Lies About the Iran Deal Reveal He Is Dangerously Out of Touch with Reality‬ | The Nation: ".
“The ball is now in Congress’ court. Will they listen to the more that 80 nuclear policy experts, key members of Trump’s own administration, and foreign policy leaders from around the world calling on the US to stick with the deal?”"

So "the ball is now in Congress' court"? That's scary as hell.

One thing the US congress is virtually united on, is undying support of Israel via AIPAC. AIPAC doesn't like the deal and wants it killed.

So, the statment should read....

“The ball is now in Congress’ court. Will they listen to the more that 80 nuclear policy experts, key members of Trump’s own administration, and foreign policy leaders from around the world calling on the US to stick with the deal or the AIPAC dollars pouring into their pocketbooks?"







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Why evangelicals love Trump

Why evangelicals love Trump - POLITICO:

I'll tell you why....

  • Evangelicals will believe anything.
  • They both believe anything Fox Propaganda says.




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