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Inspection- Boned by Twilight Zone?

 One must ask... is there some end game here? What resolve is even possible? Is it even remotely possible that pols and pundits will ever again consistently do, or say, "what's right;" even when it's not best for them? I think there may never be a more appropriate time to decide this than right now.

Trump Nickname

Moronald Trump

Facebook, Google, CNN could UNDO what they did - in two weeks - and SAVE Democracy

https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/facebook-russia-2/

Facebook or any group really, could create mock online democracy with first Tuesday mock voting. Then we dictate to our reps what we want. If they dont do it, they are voted out. Oligarchs cant fight that. Google could do it too - or CNN. It has to be a separate page.

The 18 Billion Dollar Lie of the Scammer-in-Chief: Making America Gag Again

If Mexico is going to pay for the wall, why is numbnuts asking for $18B of American taxpayer money to build it?

This is emblematic of the way that this guy does business. Promise everything, deliver nothing. This is the kind of jerk who would invite you to dinner and then stick you with the check every time.

My rant to Senator Toomey

Probably not the most conciliatory way to communicate with one of my legislators, but I'm so frustrated and angry...

To Senator Toomey at his website:

I've not found it helpful to contact you in the past, but will send this missive to you in hopes that your moral compass is not completely compromised.

An interesting take on the Wolff expose & the predicted GOP response to it

Provided below is a link to a short article, published on 01/05/18, in the Daily Beast, that presents a "cogent" take on the Michael Wolff expose, as well as the past & likely future responses of the GOP, the GOP's principal donors, large corporations, etc., in the wake of its publication.

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Bannon and Trump Part Ways, as Thieves Fall Out

Do Trump Tweets = Jingly Keys?

Do Trump Tweets = Jingly Keys?

Jingly Keys: Definition
1. A visual and acoustic distraction.
2. Therefore, metaphorically, an answer that tries to draw attention away from a difficult probing question, as if jingling some keys, especially when employed by a simple person who assumes that the questioner will be easily distracted.

Are the 1% fostering and using Trump Tweets and this technique to control our representatives and the media, to get what they want? Terrifying legislation is being passed while we are watching/listening to the keys.

Israel "ueber alles" ...

Well, let’s see. Trump, doing his best to please his daughter and son-in-law, goes all out to support racist, belligerent Israel: fomenting, aiding anti-government protests in Iran, cutting aid to Islamic nations, touting Jerusalem as capital of Israel and who knows what next. Israel’s dream - the undisputed super power in the M.E. - becoming reality. Bigger button Trump and his ass lickers turned loose by a gimme, gimme public are going to bring the house down.

RANDOM RANTS from a FRUSTRATED LIBERAL

Collection of random comments from the blogs of a frustrated liberal.

LOWER TAXES on the RICH INCENTIVIZES GREED.

GREED, is the result of low taxes on the rich. For decades in America the tax rate on any earned income over $200,000 the equivalent of 2 million dollars today, was taxed at 90% the result CEO's would not take vulgar salaries knowing it would be taxes heavily.

2017: The Revenge of the Women

2017 started at one of the bleakest moments for American women since the birth of the modern feminist movement in the 1960s. Women faced the prospect of being governed for the next four years by an admitted sexual predator and a Republican Congress hellbent on taking away their health care. To make matters worse, White women had actually put Trump in office, voting against the first female for President. &

"Pathologically rich" not "Morbidly rich"

"Morbid" refers to a concern about death or illness, and typically refers to the person's own death. On the other hand, "pathological" refers to the quality of producing harm to others. I'll grant you these are approximations, but they're essentially correct. When we speak of persons with socially dangerous personalities we say "psychoPATHS or socioPATHS" while those who are continually worrying about their own death, we say they have"morbid personalities".

A New Year Wish...Thom's next article is...

Addressing the upper middle class looking forward to their $2-$4000 tax cuts/returns...

At what cost???

A recession that will hurt everyone? 41 million Americans living in poverty? 9 million children losing healthcare? Higher college costs especially for grad students? The blue states paying even more? Debt and deficit paid for by our kids and their kids?

DEVOLVING

MORE and more each day , what we used to believe was a democracy by electing the choices given us of tweedledee or tweedledum, we now have devolved into a PLUTOCRACY, of a "GOVERNMENT by the WEALTHY". EVERY Canadian and American should watch the documentary 'Plutocracy' to see just how bad it used to be before UNIONS gave us ALL a voice and partial democracy in the work place.

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/plutocracy/

Not a $1,000 tax cut, but a $1,000 high interest loan!

The king believed that he had new clothes, but the people didn’t believe it. Trump is now trying to convince everyone that his “tax reform” legislation is a huge boon for the middle class, when he knows that’s pure bullshit. He seems to be hoodwinking some of his trusted supporters so far.

MEDICARE AND THE NEW TAX PLAN

I RECENTLY RECEIVED A STATEMENT FROM SOCIAL SECURITY FROM WHICH OUR MEDICARE PAYMENT IS DEDUCTED MONTHLY. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GET A 2% RAISE AFTER YEARS OF NO INCREASES BUT THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.

THE INCREASE WAS ADDED TO CREATE A NEW AMOUNT BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE SAME AMOUNT WAS ADDED TO THE MEDICARE PAYMENT SO THAT THE NET INCREASE WAS ZERO. WHAT THEY GAVE THEY IMMEDIATELY TOOK AWAY SO NO INCREASE IN FUNDS FOR ME. I ASKED ANOTHER FRIEND AND THEY DID THIS TO HIS SOCIAL SECURITY AS WELL.

Organized Money Is Dangerous To Democracy

The question that is constantly being asked, particularly on the talking heads on television, is "what do the Democrats have to do to regain political power?" What does it take?