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Friday, March 30, 2018 10:09 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
Hey SECOND, how is it people still don't understand that Trumps financial ties to anything Russia, which may be revealed in Trumps taxes, is important because it may show if Putin has his hooks in Trump.

Hey jack, if you don't have any trusted reputable sources of information, than you are ignorant and need to realize your thoughts and concerns are groundless, or not based on any good reason or reality.


T



The IRS already knows what is in them. They have from the beginning.

Does the IRS not work for the US Government now?

I'm not sure what you're trying to say.




Now, the argument could be made that there might be transactions that aren't traceable because they weren't properly filed and that money could be involved with Russia that wasn't on the books...

But the problem with that is two fold.

1) The tax returns would not show any of this.

2) An IRS audit of his finances should discover this, in theory.


This is all in the IRS's court now. Releasing thousands of pages for Maddow's team to sift through isn't going to do anybody any good except for Maddow and the MSM ratings.




Fix your fucking signature.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:12 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
Hey SECOND, how is it people still don't understand that Trumps financial ties to anything Russia, which may be revealed in Trumps taxes, is important because it may show if Putin has his hooks in Trump.

Hey jack, if you don't have any trusted reputable sources of information, than you are ignorant and need to realize your thoughts and concerns are groundless, or not based on any good reason or reality.


T



The IRS already knows what is in them. They have from the beginning.

Does the IRS not work for the US Government now?

I'm not sure what you're trying to say.




Now, the argument could be made that there might be transactions that aren't traceable because they weren't properly filed and that money could be involved with Russia that wasn't on the books...

But the problem with that is two fold.

1) The tax returns would not show any of this.

2) An IRS audit of his finances should discover this, in theory.


This is all in the IRS's court now. Releasing thousands of pages for Maddow's team to sift through isn't going to do anybody any good except for Maddow and the MSM ratings.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

6ix, you could be a spokesman for the GOP because you are very good at appearing to give explanations that stop the critics in their tracks. But you are faking knowledge you don’t have. And sometimes you simply write things that are the opposite of factual.

I point you to a table showing $3.44 trillion of unpaid taxes. You might think that is a mighty powerful motivation for the IRS, even more powerful than making sure the President is not a tax thief. You’d be wrong, even if you say the ball is in the IRS court.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_evasion_in_the_United_States#Estimat
es_of_lost_government_revenue


Why did the IRS not collect $3.44 trillion? It is the same reason as why the IRS has not discovered Trump is a tax cheat. The IRS does not have a budget large enough to find the tax cheating.

Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-irs-audits-budget-cuts-2017
0305-story.html


Trump Budget Continues Multi-Year Assault on IRS Funding Despite Mnuchin’s Call for More Resources
www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/trump-budget-continues-multi-year
-assault-on-irs-funding-despite-mnuchins


IRS income tax audits plummet as agency faces budget cuts
www.csmonitor.com/USA/2017/0306/IRS-income-tax-audits-plummet-as-agenc
y-faces-budget-cuts

“I think there are a certain group of people that will always try to push the envelope to get away with things that they think they can get away with.” I think Trump is in "a certain group of people". Remember the $3.44 trillion? Some of that could be in Trump's $10 billion fortune.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:30 AM

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Matthew Yglesias wrote about being out of the daily news cycle for the first time in a while:

Diving back in kind of reminds me of Charlton Heston waking from his space travel to discover that he’s on a planet run by orangutans. Except instead of orangutans**, we have the Republican Party.

Here’s what’s been going on:

1) After the White House fully participated in the negotiation of a bipartisan omnibus appropriation bill, up to and including multiple formal statements of administration support, the president tweeted a threat to veto the bill. He then signed it after all at a press event where he also denounced it.

2) At that press event, the president said the only reason he was signing it was that it provided vitally necessary money for the Defense Department. In private, he keeps saying he regrets signing it and really the military should divert money from its account to build a border wall. (This is unconstitutional, FYI, that’s why they write appropriations bills.)

3) The administration retaliated for Russia’s annoying habit of assassinating residents of Western countries by expelling some diplomats. But Trump — who is under intense suspicion of unseemly ties to the Russian government — has said absolutely nothing about it personally, even though that would be an easy way to dispel the rumors he’s being blackmailed sexually by Russian intelligence services.

4) Speaking of sexual blackmail, a porn actress and a former Playboy centerfold have both come forward to say they received covert hush money payments to keep their dalliances with Trump secret. Republicans on the Hill have made zero effort to try to figure out exactly how compromised (and by whom) the president is.

5) Danny Vinik published a devastating exposé in Politico showing that the Trump administration systematically favored Texas over Puerto Rico in the disbursement of hurricane relief. It made basically no impact on the discourse.

To be fair to Trump, the other thing that happens if you step away from the news cycle is you see that things are basically fine. During the election, I saw two possible scenarios for a Trump administration. Down one road lay cataclysm, whereas down another road Trump would pleasantly surprise us with his job performance.

Reality has confounded both expectations, with Trump displaying no hidden depths whatsoever, even as life continues to be basically fine for most people. America has its share of problems to be sure: sky-high child poverty rate, unsustainable greenhouse gas emissions, infrastructure woes, childcare woes, prescription drug affordability woes, you name it.

But these are basically longstanding issues that our political system writ large has failed to address. They don’t hold a particularly close relationship to the fact that the president is a racist buffoon who is possibly being blackmailed by the FSB over some sex tapes.

Note ** In 1968’s Planet of the Apes and its sequels, political authority was vested in orangutans and chimpanzees served as a kind of scientist and intellectual caste.

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/30/17170716/trump-surreal-night
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Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:05 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
Hey SECOND, how is it people still don't understand that Trumps financial ties to anything Russia, which may be revealed in Trumps taxes, is important because it may show if Putin has his hooks in Trump.

Hey jack, if you don't have any trusted reputable sources of information, than you are ignorant and need to realize your thoughts and concerns are groundless, or not based on any good reason or reality.


T



The IRS already knows what is in them. They have from the beginning.

Does the IRS not work for the US Government now?

I'm not sure what you're trying to say.




Now, the argument could be made that there might be transactions that aren't traceable because they weren't properly filed and that money could be involved with Russia that wasn't on the books...

But the problem with that is two fold.

1) The tax returns would not show any of this.

2) An IRS audit of his finances should discover this, in theory.


This is all in the IRS's court now. Releasing thousands of pages for Maddow's team to sift through isn't going to do anybody any good except for Maddow and the MSM ratings.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

6ix, you could be a spokesman for the GOP because you are very good at appearing to give explanations that stop the critics in their tracks. But you are faking knowledge you don’t have. And sometimes you simply write things that are the opposite of factual.

I point you to a table showing $3.44 trillion of unpaid taxes. You might think that is a mighty powerful motivation for the IRS, even more powerful than making sure the President is not a tax thief. You’d be wrong, even if you say the ball is in the IRS court.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_evasion_in_the_United_States#Estimat
es_of_lost_government_revenue


Why did the IRS not collect $3.44 trillion? It is the same reason as why the IRS has not discovered Trump is a tax cheat. The IRS does not have a budget large enough to find the tax cheating.

Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-irs-audits-budget-cuts-2017
0305-story.html


Trump Budget Continues Multi-Year Assault on IRS Funding Despite Mnuchin’s Call for More Resources
www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/trump-budget-continues-multi-year
-assault-on-irs-funding-despite-mnuchins


IRS income tax audits plummet as agency faces budget cuts
www.csmonitor.com/USA/2017/0306/IRS-income-tax-audits-plummet-as-agenc
y-faces-budget-cuts

“I think there are a certain group of people that will always try to push the envelope to get away with things that they think they can get away with.” I think Trump is in "a certain group of people". Remember the $3.44 trillion? Some of that could be in Trump's $10 billion fortune.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly



lol... Jesus Christ. Trumps got you Lefty Loony Tunes so messed up right now that you're calling for an increase in the IRS budget?


I've heard you idiots say time and time again that he wont' show his tax returns because it would show that he's broke. Now you're trying to argue 3.44 trillion in unpaid debt that the IRS won't go after, as if to say that a large part of that would be his?



There is no reason to release it to the public, other than to farm out their job to the likes of Rachel Maddow's team. They aren't Trump's dirty little secret. The IRS has them. He's one man. All it would take is a Woodward and Berstein in the IRS department doing a little overtime to pull a Nixon on him if there's anything damning in there.

Don't hide behind a lack of funds. That's such a bullshit cop out and you know it.

There's going to be a sharp drop in job duties around there in a couple of weeks. I'm sure they can come up with something.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:53 AM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

lol... Jesus Christ. Trumps got you Lefty Loony Tunes so messed up right now that you're calling for an increase in the IRS budget?


I've heard you idiots say time and time again that he wont' show his tax returns because it would show that he's broke. Now you're trying to argue 3.44 trillion in unpaid debt that the IRS won't go after, as if to say that a large part of that would be his?



There is no reason to release it to the public, other than to farm out their job to the likes of Rachel Maddow's team. They aren't Trump's dirty little secret. The IRS has them. He's one man. All it would take is a Woodward and Berstein in the IRS department doing a little overtime to pull a Nixon on him if there's anything damning in there.

Don't hide behind a lack of funds. That's such a bullshit cop out and you know it.

There's going to be a sharp drop in job duties around there in a couple of weeks. I'm sure they can come up with something.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I see precisely why you are poor; too bad for you that you won't see what I see. The National Debt is $3.44 trillion higher than it should be because the biggest, smartest taxpayers know the IRS cannot penetrate their cheating. The IRS needs to hire more forensic accountants to go after the tax evaders, but it can't pay for more accountants, thanks to Congress. I could prove this with my own tax returns, but then I would have proved I don't deserve to be in that highly selective group of the biggest, smartest taxpayers, which Trump has been a leading member for the last 50 years.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:55 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


In a recent Stanford study, participants were presented with brief passages about crime in a hypothetical city named Addison. For half of the participants, a few words were subtly changed to describe crime as a “virus infecting” the city. For the other half, crime was described as a “beast preying” on the city. Otherwise, the passages remained exactly the same.

Simply changing a few words in the passage dramatically changed people’s ideas of how crime should be dealt with. When asked to come up with solutions for crime, those who read the passage with the “beast” metaphor thought that crime should be dealt with by using more punitive solutions, such as longer jail time. Those who read the passage with the “virus” metaphor thought crime should be dealt with using more reformative measures that addressed the root causes of crime. And the metaphor alone caused an even bigger difference in opinion than pre-existing differences between Republicans and Democrats.

https://qz.com/1241030

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 12:27 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

lol... Jesus Christ. Trumps got you Lefty Loony Tunes so messed up right now that you're calling for an increase in the IRS budget?


I've heard you idiots say time and time again that he wont' show his tax returns because it would show that he's broke. Now you're trying to argue 3.44 trillion in unpaid debt that the IRS won't go after, as if to say that a large part of that would be his?



There is no reason to release it to the public, other than to farm out their job to the likes of Rachel Maddow's team. They aren't Trump's dirty little secret. The IRS has them. He's one man. All it would take is a Woodward and Berstein in the IRS department doing a little overtime to pull a Nixon on him if there's anything damning in there.

Don't hide behind a lack of funds. That's such a bullshit cop out and you know it.

There's going to be a sharp drop in job duties around there in a couple of weeks. I'm sure they can come up with something.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I see precisely why you are poor; too bad for you that you won't see what I see. The National Debt is $3.44 trillion higher than it should be because the biggest, smartest taxpayers know the IRS cannot penetrate their cheating. The IRS needs to hire more forensic accountants to go after the tax evaders, but it can't pay for more accountants, thanks to Congress. I could prove this with my own tax returns, but then I would have proved I don't deserve to be in that highly selective group of the biggest, smartest taxpayers, which Trump has been a leading member for the last 50 years.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly



I'm not poor. I'm one of the few people in this country who own their house free and clear.

Idiot.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 2:34 PM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

I'm not poor. I'm one of the few people in this country who own their house free and clear.

Idiot.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

You are bragging about your shack in a flood zone, 6ix. I remember what you wrote about not knowing because by law nobody had to tell you. I've traveled all through Central and South America and have seen a million proud homeowners that can brag exactly the same as you about their dirt floor shack that could be destroyed in next hard rain, but it is free and clear of any mortgage! Which reminds me that neither you nor Trump have any detailed ideas about how a business really works. He tweeted something stupid this morning, and he has been told repeatedly that he got it wrong, but he can't learn:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!
5:45 AM - 31 Mar 2018
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/980063581592047617
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/980065419632566272

Many have already pointed out that Amazon isn’t ripping off the Post Office. “The conventional wisdom is that Amazon has actually been a rare boon for the financially battered Postal Service,” wrote Slate’s Jordan Weissmann. Even Trump allies have reportedly tried to explain to the president why his views are misguided, but he’s having none of it. “The whole post office thing, that’s very much a perception he has,” a source told Axios earlier this week. “It’s been explained to him in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon.”

Although some analysis have claimed that the Postal Service undercharges Amazon, they reach that number “by re-allocating the Post Office’s benefits costs—not the costs specific to package delivery,” notes CBS News, which points out that package delivery is one of the few lines of business that is actually growing. Plus there’s the pesky detail that it would technically be against the law for the Postal Service to lose money on delivering packages. CBS News explains:

The 2006 law also mandated that each line of business within the postal service cover its attributable costs. In other words, for the postal service to lose money on package delivery would be against the law.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/03/trump-blasts-amazon-for-po
st-office-scam-says-washington-post-should-register-as-lobbyist.html


The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I'm not poor. I'm one of the few people in this country who own their house free and clear.

Idiot.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

You are bragging about your shack in a flood zone, 6ix. I remember what you wrote about not knowing because by law nobody had to tell you. I've traveled all through Central and South America and have seen a million proud homeowners that can brag exactly the same as you about their dirt floor shack that could be destroyed in next hard rain, but it is free and clear of any mortgage! Which reminds me that neither you nor Trump have any detailed ideas about how a business really works. He tweeted something stupid this morning, and he has been told repeatedly that he got it wrong, but he can't learn:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!
5:45 AM - 31 Mar 2018
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/980063581592047617
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/980065419632566272

Many have already pointed out that Amazon isn’t ripping off the Post Office. “The conventional wisdom is that Amazon has actually been a rare boon for the financially battered Postal Service,” wrote Slate’s Jordan Weissmann. Even Trump allies have reportedly tried to explain to the president why his views are misguided, but he’s having none of it. “The whole post office thing, that’s very much a perception he has,” a source told Axios earlier this week. “It’s been explained to him in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon.”

Although some analysis have claimed that the Postal Service undercharges Amazon, they reach that number “by re-allocating the Post Office’s benefits costs—not the costs specific to package delivery,” notes CBS News, which points out that package delivery is one of the few lines of business that is actually growing. Plus there’s the pesky detail that it would technically be against the law for the Postal Service to lose money on delivering packages. CBS News explains:

The 2006 law also mandated that each line of business within the postal service cover its attributable costs. In other words, for the postal service to lose money on package delivery would be against the law.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/03/trump-blasts-amazon-for-po
st-office-scam-says-washington-post-should-register-as-lobbyist.html


That PS stuff soubds like BS. The USPS has lost money on each package for a long time. And also has institutionalized lying about the costs and revenue. They move the numbers to a different column on a sheet and proclaim any problem solved.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:40 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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It's not a shack. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. Back when Wishy and I were friends here I used to talk about all the repairs I had been making on it, so there's plenty of records here from 5 or 6 years ago of what the house is like. It's barely on a flood plane, which I've said before. Since I have no intention of moving any time soon, I've used this to cut my property taxes nearly in half so it's practically free to live here compared to my friends and family out in Illinois.

I have no mortgage or rent and no debt, so working part time 2 or 3 days a week for a shitty wage fore me is like somebody else making 30-35k a year.


So... yeah. Not poor.

Care to try again Second?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 8:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
It's not a shack. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house.

So... yeah. Not poor.

Care to try again Second?

Shack offended? May your house be as good as Rosenne's. Remember the show Roseanne? The hardships facing working-class America? It's back! It's Trump!

There is a Roseanne tweet about Trump is the next Lincoln freeing the Child Sex Slaves tied to the Deep State and the Democratic Party. This is NOT a parody of a news story:

Roseanne Barr faced heavy criticism on social media this weekend after posting a tweet apparently indicating support for an online conspiracy theory claiming President Trump is involved in combating a global trafficking ring tied to the "deep state."

In a tweet posted Friday night, the "Roseanne" star alleged that Trump was breaking up human trafficking rings and freeing "hundreds" of children in sex slavery around the world every month.

"President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt - 4 now," the actress wrote.

"i thought today was a good day to talk about freeing kids from sex slavery, since it is Passover. I didn't realize that so many were not aware of it. Anyway, no more opinions from me on twitter, it invites bullying. Moving on," Roseanne wrote in a tweet.

Roseanne, an outspoken supporter of the president on social media, spoke with Trump as recently as Wednesday when the president called the actress to congratulate her on the ratings success of the reboot of her show, "Roseanne." The show prominently features Roseanne's politics as a Trump supporter. “We just kind of had a private conversation but we talked about a lot of things and he’s just happy for me,” Roseanne later told ABC’s “Good Morning America" of the call.

The Trump/Roseanne story continues at
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/381123-roseanne-barr-faces-social-me
dia-backlash-over-trump-conspiracy-theory-tweet

For Trump supporters who won't click the link, the bottom line is there is no truth to the rumors that Trump freed the slaves, unlike Lincoln freeing slaves.

When Joss Whedon worked for Roseanne
www.newsweek.com/joss-whedon-265403
The show was in chaos behind the scenes because of Roseanne’s faults. The White House is in chaos behind the scenes because of Trump’s faults.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 8:58 AM

THGRRI


Think Archie Bunker


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Sunday, April 1, 2018 9:20 AM

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Originally posted by THGRRI:
Think Archie Bunker


T

The actor playing Archie Bunker was no fan of President Nixon, although Carroll O'Connor played a make-believe fan on the show. Roseanne Barr is a real-life fan of Trump, both on and off the show Roseanne.

The Make America Great Again theme song ought to be sung to the tune of Archie Bunker's All In The Family:

Boy the way Glenn Miller Played
Songs that made the Hit Parade
Guys like us we had it made
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then
Girls were girls and men were men
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

Didn't need no Welfare states
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee our old LaSalle ran great
Those were the days

www.songfacts.com/detail.php?lyrics=2918



The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 9:27 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
It's not a shack. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house.

So... yeah. Not poor.

Care to try again Second?

Shack offended? May your house be as good as Rosenne's. Remember the show Roseanne? The hardships facing working-class America? It's back! It's Trump!

There is a Roseanne tweet about Trump is the next Lincoln freeing the Child Sex Slaves tied to the Deep State and the Democratic Party. This is NOT a parody of a news story:

Roseanne Barr faced heavy criticism on social media this weekend after posting a tweet apparently indicating support for an online conspiracy theory claiming President Trump is involved in combating a global trafficking ring tied to the "deep state."

In a tweet posted Friday night, the "Roseanne" star alleged that Trump was breaking up human trafficking rings and freeing "hundreds" of children in sex slavery around the world every month.

"President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt - 4 now," the actress wrote.

"i thought today was a good day to talk about freeing kids from sex slavery, since it is Passover. I didn't realize that so many were not aware of it. Anyway, no more opinions from me on twitter, it invites bullying. Moving on," Roseanne wrote in a tweet.

Roseanne, an outspoken supporter of the president on social media, spoke with Trump as recently as Wednesday when the president called the actress to congratulate her on the ratings success of the reboot of her show, "Roseanne." The show prominently features Roseanne's politics as a Trump supporter. “We just kind of had a private conversation but we talked about a lot of things and he’s just happy for me,” Roseanne later told ABC’s “Good Morning America" of the call.

The Trump/Roseanne story continues at
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/381123-roseanne-barr-faces-social-me
dia-backlash-over-trump-conspiracy-theory-tweet

For Trump supporters who won't click the link, the bottom line is there is no truth to the rumors that Trump freed the slaves, unlike Lincoln freeing slaves.

When Joss Whedon worked for Roseanne
www.newsweek.com/joss-whedon-265403
The show was in chaos behind the scenes because of Roseanne’s faults. The White House is in chaos behind the scenes because of Trump’s faults.



Is there a problem with Rosanne's house?

We all can't live in Ivory Towers like you do in your mind from your mom's basement.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

Is there a problem with Rosanne's house?

We all can't live in Ivory Towers like you do in your mind from your mom's basement.

6ix, why are you not planning a better future for yourself? Are you waiting for your luck to spontaneously change because this America, the land of freedom? I see that most Americans are doing the same as you: US social mobility is much lower than in other rich-countries.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socioeconomic_mobility_in_the_United_Sta
tes#Comparisons_with_other_countries

www.businessinsider.com/social-mobility-is-on-the-decline-and-with-it-
american-dream-2017-7


I’ve got my own theory of why America has the lowest social mobility: too many 6ixStringJacks who think they are doing good enough. They have surrendered to a low-level fate. If they want a little better, for example a few thousand dollars more by lowering their FISA taxes on their paychecks, they think voting for a Trump will bring better. These American chumps are so easily deceived.(Sorry to tell you, 6ixStringJack, but you will have to do more strenuous things than just vote if you expect much better for yourself in next 10 years) I thank God every night in my prayers for making so many slow-thinking American chumps that I can legally cheat out of money. It's the same prayer for Trump and his American success story built upon the misfortune of those he legally cheated. One example:
www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/nyregion/donald-trump-atlantic-city.html
"He put up little of his own money, shifted personal debts to the casinos and collected millions of dollars in salary, bonuses and other payments. The burden of his failures fell on investors and others who had bet on his business acumen."

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GOP TV stations warn of the danger to democracy from watching TV not controlled by GOP

Nearly 200 television stations in the U.S. forced their news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The TV stations owner is a big fan of Trump and wanted his news people to repeat Trump’s words attacking all other stations that are not working for the Republican Party. What was the owner's reward from Trump for serving the GOP? Permission to buy 40 more TV stations.

The script and the video are available at:

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-americas-largest-local-tv-owner-
turned-its-news-anc-1824233490


Sinclair regularly runs disinformation segments favorable to President Trump: one of its staples is a recurring pre-taped segment featuring Sinclair’s chief political analyst, Russian-born former Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn. As ThinkProgress previously reported, those segments frequently include misleading talking points and misinformation from the Trump administration, packaged as actual political analysis and news coverage.

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, said in 2016 that the Trump campaign had agreed to a deal with Sinclair where Sinclair would get more access to Trump in exchange for more Trump-centric coverage.

www.dailydot.com/layer8/sinclair-fake-news-supercut/

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The story in Wisconsin isn’t just about abuse of power by a Republican Governor. It’s about a political party that knows if it loses power now, it may never regain it.

That may sound ridiculous in a two-party system, but consider the example of California: once the heartland of Reagan conservatism, the Golden State is so hostile to Republicanism that the party is nearly extinct there. California had its own paroxysm of bigoted backlash against demographic change with Proposition 187 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_187 and Governor Pete Wilson, much as the nation at large has done with Donald Trump. It spelled the party’s doom.

Republican leaders can see the end coming, and they know they must keep power at all costs or potentially lose it for good. The evidence is everywhere, but no more obvious than in their tactics in Wisconsin.

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/03/31/scott-walkers-antics-in-wisco
nsin-are-more-important-than-you-think
/

Proposition 187 passed by 59% of the vote in 1994. It declared that illegal aliens shall not receive any public social services, shall not receive any health care services, shall not attend any school. In 1997 it was declared unconstitutional. In 1999 California Republicans gave up on appealing.

A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Political Science found that Republican support of Proposition 187 and two later state ballot initiatives—Proposition 209 in 1996, which ended affirmative action at governmental institutions, and Proposition 227 in 1998, which limited bilingual education in public schools — shifted both white and Latino voters in California away from identifying with the Republican Party and toward the Democratic Party. The authors of the study said that the "results raise serious questions about the long-term efficacy of racially divisive strategies for electoral gain."

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Republican strategist Alex Castellanos on Sunday warned President Trump to "get good legal help now."

Castellanos said during a panel on ABC's "This Week" that it is hard to believe that special counsel Robert Mueller "is not going to dig up something in Trump's complicated financial history to say 'Look, the president of the United States did this and it was wrong.'"

"And it's hard to believe then that when Republicans lose the House in 2018, maybe by 40 or 50 seats, that House is not going to impeach him," he said.

"And it's also hard to believe that a U.S. Senate that's going to be scared to death, though may still be in Republican hands, is not going to take a serious look when it has to deal with this president."

He directed a warning to Trump: "So get good legal help now, because the storm is coming."

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/381174-gop-strategist-warns-trump-to
-get-good-legal-help-now-because-the-storm-is


I've Got A Great, Great, Lawyer




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Monday, April 2, 2018 7:52 AM

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Silly to giv advise az if Trump iznt perfectly aware uv how much trouble he iz in. If therez anybody hoo knowz more about the crimez he can be charjed with than Mueller, its Trump.

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Monday, April 2, 2018 9:52 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:
GOP TV stations warn of the danger to democracy from watching TV not controlled by GOP

Nearly 200 television stations in the U.S. forced their news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The TV stations owner is a big fan of Trump and wanted his news people to repeat Trump’s words attacking all other stations that are not working for the Republican Party. What was the owner's reward from Trump for serving the GOP? Permission to buy 40 more TV stations.

The script and the video are available at:

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-americas-largest-local-tv-owner-
turned-its-news-anc-1824233490


Sinclair regularly runs disinformation segments favorable to President Trump: one of its staples is a recurring pre-taped segment featuring Sinclair’s chief political analyst, Russian-born former Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn. As ThinkProgress previously reported, those segments frequently include misleading talking points and misinformation from the Trump administration, packaged as actual political analysis and news coverage.

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, said in 2016 that the Trump campaign had agreed to a deal with Sinclair where Sinclair would get more access to Trump in exchange for more Trump-centric coverage.

www.dailydot.com/layer8/sinclair-fake-news-supercut/]



Wow, state TV is trying to rear it's ugly head here. We need to win big in 2018. We need to win big and smack down hard and regulate social media outlets. We need to take back our airwaves. News outlets like fox need to be held accountable when they spew propaganda. We need to challenge them in court.

It's one thing to have a different perspective or make a mistake when reporting about something, but to knowingly lie is illegal when you represent yourself as a news provider.

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/trump-contradicts-himself-with-
us-border-claims-1200233027543



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Originally posted by JO753:
Silly to giv advise az if Trump iznt perfectly aware uv how much trouble he iz in. If therez anybody hoo knowz more about the crimez he can be charjed with than Mueller, its Trump.

Trump is unaware. Do you really think Trump is competent? He might actually believe what he said: Trump has publicly and privately said he should sit down with the special counsel. He has long expressed a belief he should be able to deliver his argument personally to Mueller, which is that his campaign did not collude with Moscow's election-meddling efforts in 2016. Trump has to be demented if he thinks saying "Believe Me" to Mueller will carry any weight with a prosecutor.

I just checked on Trump to see how well his brain is working on Monday morning. Holy Crap! Trump is idiot:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump • 1m

So sad that the Department of "Justice" and the FBI are slow walking, or even not giving, the unredacted documents requested by Congress. An embarrassment to our country!

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump • 25m
Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country...not a level playing field!

Trump's comment "THEY LOSE A FORTUNE" shows that he knows nothing about the package delivery industry. If Trump's understanding is so screwed up about the Post Office there is no reason to think Trump really understands anything, including Robert Mueller.

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Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

Is there a problem with Rosanne's house?

We all can't live in Ivory Towers like you do in your mind from your mom's basement.

6ix, why are you not planning a better future for yourself? Are you waiting for your luck to spontaneously change because this America, the land of freedom?



I'm good. I'm not going to post again what I have been and what I am currently doing to improve my situation.

I will once again say that I'm the only one in here that seems to be doing that though, while the rest of you don't seem to have grown at all.

To be fair, I was quickly on my way to hitting rock bottom when we met. I had nowhere to go but up or death. And yes, I would have been dead by now if I hadn't started changing.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:Trump is unaware. Do you really think Trump is competent? He might actually believe what he said: Trump has publicly and privately said he should sit down with the special counsel.


Megalomania and idiosy arent proof that he duznt know he conspired with Putin to steal the election. Every new name that pops up in the newz about Muellerz investigation wuz alredy known to Trump.

A month ago I coud believ he mite think he can con hiz way thru an interview with Mueller, but not now. "He knowz about that guy? That meanz he must know...."

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

Is there a problem with Rosanne's house?

We all can't live in Ivory Towers like you do in your mind from your mom's basement.

6ix, why are you not planning a better future for yourself? Are you waiting for your luck to spontaneously change because this America, the land of freedom?



I'm good. I'm not going to post again what I have been and what I am currently doing to improve my situation.

I will once again say that I'm the only one in here that seems to be doing that though, while the rest of you don't seem to have grown at all.

To be fair, I was quickly on my way to hitting rock bottom when we met. I had nowhere to go but up or death. And yes, I would have been dead by now if I hadn't started changing.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

6ix, if you are living in Indiana, a failing state, this is for you. Keep in mind there are 49 other states you could move to in order to avoid the failure of your local environment:

What’s the matter with Trumpland?

Regional disparities aren’t a new phenomenon in America. Indeed, before World War II the world’s richest, most productive nation was also a nation with millions of dirt-poor farmers, many of whom didn’t even have electricity or indoor plumbing. But until the 1970s those disparities were rapidly narrowing.

Take, for example, the case of Mississippi, America’s poorest state. In the 1930s, per-capita income in Mississippi was only 30 percent as high as per-capita income in Massachusetts. By the late 1970s, however, that figure was almost 70 percent — and most people probably expected this process of convergence to continue.

But the process went into reverse instead: These days, Mississippi is back down to only about 55 percent of Massachusetts income.

Mississippi isn’t an isolated case. As a new paper by Austin, Glaeser and Summers documents, regional convergence in per-capita incomes has stopped dead. And the relative economic decline of lagging regions has been accompanied by growing social problems: a rising share of prime-aged men not working, rising mortality, high levels of opioid consumption.
www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/saving-the-heartland-place-based-polic
ies-in-21st-century-america
/

An aside: One implication of these developments is that William Julius Wilson was right. Wilson famously argued that the social ills of the nonwhite inner-city poor had their origin not in some mysterious flaws of African-American culture but in economic factors — specifically, the disappearance of good blue-collar jobs. Sure enough, when rural whites faced a similar loss of economic opportunity, they experienced a similar social unraveling.
www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/192111/when-work-disappears-by-willia
m-julius-wilson/9780679724179
/

So what is the matter with Trumpland?

For the most part I’m in agreement with Berkeley’s Enrico Moretti, whose 2012 book, “The New Geography of Jobs,” is must reading for anyone trying to understand the state of America. Moretti argues that structural changes in the economy have favored industries that employ highly educated workers — and that these industries do best in locations where there are already a lot of these workers. As a result, these regions are experiencing a virtuous circle of growth: Their knowledge-intensive industries prosper, drawing in even more educated workers, which reinforces their advantage.
www.hmhbooks.com/newgeographyofjobs/

And at the same time, regions that started with a poorly educated work force are in a downward spiral, both because they’re stuck with the wrong industries and because they’re experiencing what amounts to a brain drain.

While these structural factors are surely the main story, however, I think we have to acknowledge the role of self-destructive politics.

That new Austin et al. paper makes the case for a national policy of aiding lagging regions. But we already have programs that would aid these regions — but which they won’t accept. Many of the states that have refused to expand Medicaid, even though the federal government would foot the great bulk of the bill — and would create jobs in the process — are also among America’s poorest.
https://goo.gl/jiqsSM

Or consider how some states, like Kansas and Oklahoma — both of which were relatively affluent in the 1970s, but have now fallen from their peak — have gone in for radical tax cuts, and ended up savaging their education systems. External forces have put them in a hole, but they’re digging it deeper.
www.npr.org/2018/02/08/584064306/tax-cuts-put-oklahoma-in-a-bind-now-g
ov-fallin-wants-to-raise-taxes




And when it comes to national politics, let’s face it: Trumpland is in effect voting for its own impoverishment. New Deal programs and public investment played a significant role in the great postwar convergence; conservative efforts to downsize government will hurt people all across America, but it will disproportionately hurt the very regions that put the G.O.P. in power.

The truth is that doing something about America’s growing regional divide would be hard even with smart policies. The divide will only get worse under the policies we’re actually likely to get.

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As a side note, Texas would be a failing state since it follows GOP principles very closely, but it is not only because it produces more natural gas and crude oil than Saudi Arabia, a prosperous country that is no better governed than Texas. Both are doomed to failure when the gas and oil prices drop, unless both change their governments. This morning's top story in the Houston Chronicle: "State wants to speed up execution process." Texas and Saudi Arabia are both in love with capital punishment. In the rest of the world, rich and well governed countries stopped executing years ago.

Said a Texas defense lawyer who prevented the execution at the last second of his innocent client: "In an environment like Texas where you know the state gets it wrong — and not just accidentally, but intentionally — why in the world would you ever take steps to speed up the process to execute a potentially innocent person? Until somebody can answer that question, they should be taking steps to slow it down.”
www.chron.com/news/article/Express-lane-to-death-Texas-seeks-approval-
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Trump speaks inappropriately to Easter Egg Hunting Children:

Quote:

This is a special year. Our country is doing great. You look at the economy, you look at what’s happening. Nothing’s ever easy, but we have never had an economy like we have right now, and we’re going to make it bigger and better and stronger. Our military is now at a level, will soon be at a level that it’s never been before. It’s, you see what’s happening, and you see what’s happening with funding, the funding of our military, which is so important. And so many military people are with us today, so, just think of 700 billion dollars, because that’s all going into our military this year.



Trump is petrified of losing support over his failure to fulfill various pledges.
https://goo.gl/voMsW2

You can tell what President Trump is afraid of by what he chooses to lie about. That means he must be petrified of losing support over his failure to build a single mile of the “big, beautiful” border wall he promised.

Trump is scared of a lot of things — special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, honest reporting by the news media, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and, reportedly, sharks. But nothing seems to make him quake and tremble more than the fear that his core base will realize all his tough-guy huffing and puffing about Latino immigration was a bunch of hot air.

What I didn’t realize during the campaign was that Trump’s base realized he could never fulfill his absurd pledge to deport all of the estimated 11 million people who are here without papers. But his supporters did expect him to do something to stem what they see as an invasion — something concrete and unambiguous. Like the promised wall.

But a man with his name emblazoned on skyscrapers and golf courses around the globe, a man who fancies himself a master builder, has been unable to even begin construction of a new border wall. And some of the most vocal anti-immigration commentators — with influence among Trump’s base — have been getting restless.

I don’t know how to break this to you, folks, but Trump’s wall promise was no more serious than anything else that comes out of his mouth. His antipathy toward Latinos and non-whites is genuine, I trust, but his ability to follow through is pure counterfeit. With all of his heart, he hopes you’re too stupid to notice.


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
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Originally posted by second:
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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:

Is there a problem with Rosanne's house?

We all can't live in Ivory Towers like you do in your mind from your mom's basement.

6ix, why are you not planning a better future for yourself? Are you waiting for your luck to spontaneously change because this America, the land of freedom?



I'm good. I'm not going to post again what I have been and what I am currently doing to improve my situation.

I will once again say that I'm the only one in here that seems to be doing that though, while the rest of you don't seem to have grown at all.

To be fair, I was quickly on my way to hitting rock bottom when we met. I had nowhere to go but up or death. And yes, I would have been dead by now if I hadn't started changing.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

6ix, if you are living in Indiana, a failing state, this is for you. Keep in mind there are 49 other states you could move to in order to avoid the failure of your local environment:
www.chron.com/news/article/Express-lane-to-death-Texas-seeks-approval-
12799384.php




LOL. A failing state? That's not even worth a reply.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/is-trump-s-corruption-the-key-to-sto
pping-him-1200826947833


New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait argues that it's not Russia or Stormy Daniels that can stop the president, but rather the disconnect between his campaign promises and his presidential corruption.
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LOL. A failing state? That's not even worth a reply.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

6ix, you've never given me the impression that you are the kind of guy making decisions based on hard facts. Trump voters are more about gooey feelings than hard facts. But, having written that, Indiana is rated 35th in Median Household Income by State, beating Puerto Rico, so you don't live in the worst shit-hole of all. Congratulations for your state's relative "success" in the bottom half of states! Indiana is not a complete failure! You should brag about it, although if you are making less than the median you are dragging your state down.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_income

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http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/is-trump-s-corruption-the-key-to-sto
pping-him-1200826947833


New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait argues that it's not Russia or Stormy Daniels that can stop the president, but rather the disconnect between his campaign promises and his presidential corruption.

Why Isn’t Donald Trump Polling at 0%? It is around 40%.

Think how Trump is like Nixon. Even historically insane Nixonian levels of corruption and abuse of power aren’t likely to move the Republican base. The example given:
Quote:

My father, a staunch conservative Republican, continued his support for Richard Nixon through all of the revelations about his lies, corruption and obstruction of justice. In the end, dad finally abandoned him when the Oval Office tapes were published in book form because he couldn’t abide the frequency with which the president swore.
www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/04/why-isnt-donald-trump-polling-a
t-0
/


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A key part of successful personal finance — and successful citizenship — is simply filtering out the baloney. Not being the moron. (Which I can say with some authority, having been the moron more than once myself.)

Who you gonna believe?

The annuity salesman heavily incentivized to sell what’s best for him? Or the advice from a book you can get from the library for free?

The Tobacco Institute? Or the Surgeon General?

The Washington Post? Or the National Enquirer?

Donald Trump? Or the FBI?

Donald Trump? Or the two dozen women he claims are lying?

Donald Trump? Or — on a different day — Donald Trump?



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What Trump’s infrastructure plan was:

The top White House aide focused on infrastructure is leaving in the midst of what’s allegedly a White House push for its infrastructure plan. That is a sign that there is, in fact, no real push for an infrastructure plan.

The really big question about Trump and infrastructure, ever since he won the election, had been whether he actually wanted to get something done on this or if it was just a campaign line. The February proposal answered that question pretty definitively — by mashing up Trump’s vague rhetoric with his staff’s conventional hard-right politics, they landed on a formula with no bipartisan appeal and no actual path forward. And now the person who crafted the plan is heading out the door having accomplished nothing.

Candidate Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, and the Trump White House swiftly began talking about a $1.5 trillion plan. But the actual plan rolled out in February is what we would normally describe as a $200 billion federal infrastructure plan, deconstructed into four parts:

More about this Trump plan that will never pass Congress at
www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/4/17199034/dj-gribbin-infrastru
cture


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Nothing Trump has said or done since taking office has put to rest any of the doubts that pushed people away from him had — he still seems impulsive, disrespectful, and extremely casual about the line between his personal finances and the public’s business. But at least some people were convinced to vote for him because he seemed “different” from earlier Republicans on important policy grounds. As president, he’s shown no sign of that “different” heterodox campaign persona, driving Trump-curious Democrats back to the fold.

Republicans appear to have no answer to this. They are neither distancing themselves from Trump and his erratic persona nor embracing the occasionally moderate economic policy ideas he ran on two years ago. And no number of electoral losses seems able to deter them from this course.

- from The Wisconsin Supreme Court election shows the blueprint for a Democratic wave
www.vox.com/2018/4/5/17201374/wisconsin-supreme-court

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No, the Democratic Party isn’t ‘divided’ or in ‘disarray’

We’ve already seen a fair amount of this type of coverage around the intra-party battles that have taken shape in some primaries. But this pattern is going to be less consequential than it appears. For one thing, as remarkable as the Sanders 2016 phenomenon was, if Sanders 2020 happens it will be a far diminished force. That’s because in 2016 he became the one real alternative to the boring, establishment, seemingly inevitable nominee, which made him fascinating and cool, especially to young people. In 2020 you’ll have a dozen Democrats running, many of whom will be compelling in their own ways. Most of the people who supported Bernie last time around will peel off to other candidates.

Those who remain with him will be in no small part a rump faction of anti-Democrat Democrats, who share Sanders’ conviction that the party is irredeemably corrupt, a collection of neoliberal corporate sellouts. This is the essence of Sanders’ brand, always has been and always will be. No matter how much the party moves left — and it has moved a great deal in the last few years — there will never be a point where Sanders says, “I’m really pleased with where the Democratic Party is right now.” Because once he said that, there would cease to be any need for Bernie Sanders to exist.

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-party-isnt-divided-or-in-disarray/?utm_term=.297376b86ea4


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The departure of Trump’s second national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, brought a different sort of indictment. In his final public remarks, he was careful to preserve his ties to the president. But the topic he chose was Russia — particularly Russian cyber­operations against the United States and other NATO countries. And his judgment was harsh: “We have failed to impose sufficient costs” for such actions. The result? “The Kremlin’s confidence is growing as its agents conduct their sustained campaign to undermine our confidence in ourselves and in one another.”

For a national security adviser to make this statement in an administration where the president has been equivocal, even exculpatory, in his language about Russia is the most serious critique of all. In McMaster’s view, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is engaging in a type of hybrid warfare that is “deliberately designed to achieve objectives while falling below the target state’s threshold for military response.” This has been enabled by some who “glamorize and apologize” for Russia’s actions, and by nations that “have looked the other way.”

In his farewell statement, McMaster — one of our country’s deepest thinkers on the nature of warfare — described a sustained attack to which the United States has not responded with sufficient seriousness. This could be interpreted only as an implicit criticism of a president who has brought no urgency to the task and has a history of apologizing for Russian actions. (“Well, you think our country is so innocent?”)

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Nothing Trump has said or done since taking office has put to rest any of the doubts that pushed people away from him had — he still seems impulsive, disrespectful, and extremely casual about the line between his personal finances and the public’s business. But at least some people were convinced to vote for him because he seemed “different” from earlier Republicans on important policy grounds. As president, he’s shown no sign of that “different” heterodox campaign persona, driving Trump-curious Democrats back to the fold.

Republicans appear to have no answer to this. They are neither distancing themselves from Trump and his erratic persona nor embracing the occasionally moderate economic policy ideas he ran on two years ago. And no number of electoral losses seems able to deter them from this course.

- from The Wisconsin Supreme Court election shows the blueprint for a Democratic wave
www.vox.com/2018/4/5/17201374/wisconsin-supreme-court


Shirley the Statewide Hazardous Weather storm, where the populace was urged to stay off the roads, had no possible effect on this Election.

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Shirley [Surely] the Statewide Hazardous Weather storm, where the populace was urged to stay off the roads, had no possible effect on this Election.

Are Republican voters afraid of snowflakes, more so than Democrats? I'm old now and get my ballot by mail, so I never miss an election, rain, snow or shine. But when I was younger, I voted by mail, too. I was always out of town grasping for more money, and even when I was not, I claimed in writing I was to the Chief Elections Officer of Harris County. Hell, I might be out of town. Never knew for sure. Thus I could always vote by mail. And the Postal Service's motto: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." That motto does not leave Republicans any room for saying they lost because of bad weather on election day. Either vote early or vote by mail, but don't use weather as an excuse for losing the election.

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A Valediction to Power
LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval
By Kyle Longley
Cambridge University Press 361pp £23.99 order from our bookshop

https://literaryreview.co.uk/a-valediction-to-power

Everyone has a favourite president, but I’m suspicious of anyone who says it’s Lyndon Baines Johnson. Yes, he was the politician’s politician – one of the greatest legislators in US history – but he was also a monster. Kyle Longley recounts an episode when journalists were badgering Johnson to explain America’s war in Vietnam. LBJ unzipped his fly, pulled out his sizable member and said, ‘This is why!’ They say the personal is political, but that’s taking things too far.

Longley’s new book examines a year in Johnson’s life – his final one as president – in microscopic detail. On 30 January, the Viet Cong launched the Tet Offensive. For the first time, Americans really contemplated defeat in Vietnam. Johnson’s plans fell apart. [Or his dick fell off.]

Realizing that running for re-election in 1968 would likely kill him, and that he might not win anyway, Johnson went on television to announce, ‘I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my party for another year as your president.’ The speech transformed Johnson’s image: the public was elated by this rare act of political self-sacrifice. Now that he was liberated from campaigning, maybe Johnson would actually bring peace to Vietnam.

On the night of 28 August, the police assaulted anti-war protesters and made Chicago look like Prague, which had been invaded by Soviet troops the previous week. The president spent the rest of the year chasing a peace that never came.

There are plenty of reasons why 1968 became Johnson’s annus horribilis. South and North Vietnam were resistant to negotiating with each other; Nixon’s crew secretly urged the South Vietnamese to wait until he was in office in order to get a better deal. Who could have predicted the murders of King and Kennedy? The rise of popular conservatism, moreover, meant that the public was more interested in fighting crime than eliminating poverty.

But, to repeat, Johnson was a monster – one of those interesting, three-dimensional monsters that occasionally does good, for sure, but very definitely the author of his own misfortunes.

He humiliated Humphrey, for example, a loyal vice president who backed the Vietnam War despite his own misgivings. To stand any chance of winning the general election, Humphrey needed to reconcile the doves and hawks of the Democratic Party, and he favored an election platform that would appeal to both. Johnson nixed it. He was too obsessed with defending his war to compromise. And it was his war. As Longley writes, the president often talked about Vietnam as if it were something he’d inherited or had thrust upon him and as if all he’d done from day one was try to end it. Hogwash. When Johnson became president, the USA’s involvement in Vietnam was limited. He escalated it. He was in effect an imperial president, yet he adopted the persona of a powerless civil servant. Yes, his generals assured him of progress and pushed for more men, but there were other voices who told him it wasn’t working, men to whom he should have listened, and the Tet Offensive splashed the writing right across the wall.

Without Vietnam, LBJ’s reputation might well be titanic: he secured the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, launched a war on poverty and signed more than three hundred conservation measures into law. But Longley’s perceptive and unflinching study concludes that Vietnam is inseparable from Johnson. The fact is that he committed America to a gruesome war in defense of its own metaphorical manhood and determined the manner in which it was fought, which was neither total war nor a surgical intervention.

There is a story that tells of a young man trying to guide Johnson to the presidential chopper. ‘There’s your helicopter, sir,’ he said. The president replied, ‘They’re all my helicopters, son.’ It was an answer typical of an outsized man who filled an outsized office, both of which had accrued far more power than the American people should ever have tolerated.

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The right-wing rabble-rouser Ann Coulter recently declared at a talk at Columbia University that the President was a "shallow, lazy ignoramus" and that she's now a former Trumper. "If he doesn't have us anymore, that's what he should be worried about," Coulter later told The New York Times. "He's not giving us what he promised at every campaign stop."

Coulter's defection is significant because she was an early Trump supporter and has long been a leading voice on the fringe where the President's most ardent followers reside. But now she's fed up with his incompetence and feels betrayed -- principally on his failure to build the wall.

The most noteworthy aspect of Coulter's comments has been the sense of exasperation behind it. Other True Trumpers have expressed the same feeling. Tucker Carlson of Fox News, to name one, said the President's waffling on immigration issues left him wondering "what was the point of running for president?"

Carlson is a rabid partisan, but he's not a blind one. What he and Coulter both seem to recognize is that the man who ran for president on the basis of slogans really had no firm idea about how he was going to advance what little agenda he claimed.

Trump sold himself mainly on his status as an outsider who was going to "drain the swamp" and an anti-immigrant crusader who was going to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and build a wall the length of the southern border. What Coulter, Carlson, and no doubt others are experiencing are the deficiencies Trump long exhibited as a businessman. After his renovation of a hotel at Grand Central Terminal and success with Trump Tower, in the late 1970s, Trump failed at operating a string of complex businesses -- an airline, various casinos, the Plaza Hotel in New York -- because he just wasn't a very good executive.

Because he had never developed an actual set of detailed policy ideas or, for that matter, a political philosophy, the promoter who became President attempted to bluff his way along. Even if he intended to make good on promises, his poor choices of confederates has translated over and over into scandal and ethics investigations that distract from and derail his agenda.

Trump is treating many of his friends the way he treated the investors who bought the securities that collapsed when he went bankrupt. It's all good until the winds change and an ally has served his or her purpose.

It's only natural that Trump, an opportunist who sees everything in transactional terms, makes for an untrustworthy ally. He once told me that with billions of people on Earth, he's not worried about alienating anyone. With a friend like him, Trumpers are bound to be disappointed.

www.cnn.com/2018/04/06/opinions/how-trump-lost-ann-coulter-dantonio/in
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Are Republican voters afraid of snowflakes, more so than Democrats?



Did you just ask if Republicans are more afraid of Democrats than Democrats are afraid of themselves?

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Two Increasingly Polarized Cultures

There is evidence from the social sciences that as a society becomes wealthier, its values tend to drift toward self-expression and secular rationalism, away from traditionalism and survival values.

The US has long been something of an exception among developed democracies — it has been drifting (mildly) in the direction of traditionalism. The explanation for this, Wilkinson hypothesizes, is that the small aggregate movement is hiding an extreme divergence underneath:
Quote:

The United States may be dividing into two increasingly polarized cultures: an increasingly secular-rational and self-expression oriented “post-materialist” culture concentrated in big cities and the academic archipelago, and a largely rural and exurban culture that has been tilting in the opposite direction, toward zero-sum survival values, while trying to hold the line on traditional values.
On this theory, globalization has effectively split the US into two countries: an economically booming urban country (albeit with plenty of poor people inside it) and a stagnant or declining rural and exurban one. The fate of midsize towns and cities seems to depend on which of those two currents they catch.

Like economic activity, Democrats are increasingly concentrated in cities. In a paper last year, Mark Muro and Sifan Liu at the Brookings Institution found that the fewer than 500 US counties that went for Hillary Clinton in 2016 represent “a massive 64 percent of America’s economic activity as measured by total output in 2015.” The other 36 percent of the nation’s economic output is Donald Trump country spread out in 2,600 counties.

These two Americas have experienced diverging fortunes and have consequently been diverging in values, ideology, and even personality. Increasingly, cosmopolitan risk takers flock to cities while traditionalists remain in rural and exurban areas. The economic sorting has been both a driver and a consequence of the extraordinary polarization of US political life.

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/22/14762030/donald-trump-tribal
-epistemology



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The Balanced-Budget Amendment Is Deeply Stupid and dumb-messaging-vote season in Congress is even dumber than usual.

When Congress returns from its two-week recess on Monday, it won’t have a whole lot to do. Most of the meaningful legislation that was going to get done before the midterms was buried in the 2,232-page omnibus that passed a couple of weeks ago. There will still be some work over the summer — a farm bill, for example, that’s already a predictably hot mess over proposed cuts to food stamps. But otherwise, the 115th Congress is just about ready to spend the remaining time it’s not on recess doing the important work of voting on messaging bills and pretending they matter in any way.

And what better way to kick off messaging season than voting on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution? The House has teed up a vote next week on such an amendment. All in all, a great way to collapse an economy through the unimpeachable logic of, “If families have to tighten their belts when things are tough, so too should the federal government.”

The Treasury Department will need to borrow about 1 trillion bucks each of the next few fiscal years—in good economic times. Deficits during the next recession are going to be hilarious, and the austerity required to bring them into balance during recession would do the trick of landing the country in a depression. Even though the amendment wouldn’t go into effect until five years after its ratification, on the plus side, that five-year waiting period would give us plenty of time to reserve our spots in a nationwide bread line.

This thing isn’t getting two-thirds support in the House, it’s not doing anything in the Senate, and three-quarters of states, which happen to enjoy the federal government’s unlimited printing press given the restraints of their own balanced-budget requirements, would never ratify it. The goal of the vote this week is to allow Republicans running for office, when confronted by constituents about their remarkable ability to create boom-time trillion-dollar deficits, to say, “I voted for a balanced-budget amendment.” Only seven more months until Election Day.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/the-balanced-budget-amendm
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Two Increasingly Polarized Cultures

There is evidence from the social sciences that as a society becomes wealthier, its values tend to drift toward self-expression and secular rationalism, away from traditionalism and survival values.

The US has long been something of an exception among developed democracies — it has been drifting (mildly) in the direction of traditionalism. The explanation for this, Wilkinson hypothesizes, is that the small aggregate movement is hiding an extreme divergence underneath:
Quote:

The United States may be dividing into two increasingly polarized cultures: an increasingly secular-rational and self-expression oriented “post-materialist” culture concentrated in big cities and the academic archipelago, and a largely rural and exurban culture that has been tilting in the opposite direction, toward zero-sum survival values, while trying to hold the line on traditional values.
On this theory, globalization has effectively split the US into two countries: an economically booming urban country (albeit with plenty of poor people inside it) and a stagnant or declining rural and exurban one. The fate of midsize towns and cities seems to depend on which of those two currents they catch.

Like economic activity, Democrats are increasingly concentrated in cities. In a paper last year, Mark Muro and Sifan Liu at the Brookings Institution found that the fewer than 500 US counties that went for Hillary Clinton in 2016 represent “a massive 64 percent of America’s economic activity as measured by total output in 2015.” The other 36 percent of the nation’s economic output is Donald Trump country spread out in 2,600 counties.

These two Americas have experienced diverging fortunes and have consequently been diverging in values, ideology, and even personality. Increasingly, cosmopolitan risk takers flock to cities while traditionalists remain in rural and exurban areas. The economic sorting has been both a driver and a consequence of the extraordinary polarization of US political life.

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/22/14762030/donald-trump-tribal
-epistemology



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You realize that article just said that non-Democrats are the ones that are keeping the country intact, right?

If we were any other successful country in history, we would have imploded in under 200 years by excessively indulging in ultra-liberal behaviors.

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You realize that article just said that non-Democrats are the ones that are keeping the country intact, right?

If we were any other successful country in history, we would have imploded in under 200 years by excessively indulging in ultra-liberal behaviors.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

6ixStringJack, the USA imploded several times. The most famous occasion was the Civil War, where ultra-liberals were opposed to the perfectly biblical, time-tested for thousands of years, economically important institution of slavery. The ultra-liberals did put the country back together again over the extremely violent objections of conservative Southern slave owners. In Texas, Republicans are still whining and complaining about that war and how unfairly they were treated by ultra-liberals: where I live in Baytown there is a college and high school named after Robert E Lee, beloved and famous conservative fighter against all things ultra-liberal.

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Bad example. The Civil War wasn't about slavery, and the South had a point.


Do you have another one?

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Sunday, April 8, 2018 9:54 PM

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Quote:

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You realize that article just said that non-Democrats are the ones that are keeping the country intact, right?

If we were any other successful country in history, we would have imploded in under 200 years by excessively indulging in ultra-liberal behaviors.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

6ixStringJack, the USA imploded several times. The most famous occasion was the Civil War, where ultra-liberals were opposed to the perfectly biblical, time-tested for thousands of years, economically important institution of slavery.

The Phantom of the make-believe Ultra-Liberal Republicans rises yet again, in the delusions of the Freedom-Hating Democraps.

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6ixStringJack, the USA imploded several times. The most famous occasion was the Civil War, where ultra-liberals were opposed to the perfectly biblical, time-tested for thousands of years, economically important institution of slavery.
The Phantom of the make-believe Ultra-Liberal Republicans rises yet again, in the delusions of the Freedom-Hating Democraps.

JewelStaiteFan, you lost your tiny mind. Now you've gone so far as to deny the Civil War was about slavery and Robert E Lee fighting to protect the property of slave owners. This movie review you could complain about, since it compares Trump's skills to Stalin's. How could the reviewer possibly know when the book on how the Trump White House is run hasn't been written yet? Except the book has: Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump White House.

Trump mentioned in "The Death of Stalin" review:

Anyone following the news coming out of the White House in 2018 couldn't help but see the tiny-minded bully Donald Trump and his leaking, backbiting, constantly-fired-or-resigning staff reflected in this film, even though the "The Death of Stalin" was based on a graphic novel by Fabien Nurya and conceived long before the 2016 presidential election. Nearly every civilization has suffered through some version of this madness. Iannucci's just here to skewer it, not in a lofty or smug way, but an earthy and immediate one, as if to remind us that yes, indeed, it can happen here, wherever "here" is. The end product joins an elite series of similarly blackhearted comedies about the reptilian impulses that drive men in power: "Dr. Strangelove," "Apocalypse Now,” “Catch-22," "M*A*S*H" and (lower mammal division) "Animal Farm."

www.rogerebert.com/mzs/30-minutes-on-the-death-of-stalin

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The end product joins an elite series of similarly blackhearted comedies about the reptilian impulses that drive men in power: "Dr. Strangelove," "Apocalypse Now,” “Catch-22," "M*A*S*H" and (lower mammal division) "Animal Farm."



You view Animal Farm as a comedy?

Seriously. WTF is wrong with you?

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The end product joins an elite series of similarly blackhearted comedies about the reptilian impulses that drive men in power: "Dr. Strangelove," "Apocalypse Now,” “Catch-22," "M*A*S*H" and (lower mammal division) "Animal Farm."



You view Animal Farm as a comedy?

Seriously. WTF is wrong with you?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Funny that you should mention Animal Farm, an allegorical novella by George Orwell. Once the pigs were in charge of the farm, they started over-eating, well, like pigs. The GOP equivalent is over-paying: add Mick Mulvaney to the list of Big Spenders with Other People’s Money. He created a bunch of new positions that never were needed before and then paid his people $259,500 a year. That is more than the salaries of members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, and nearly all federal judges apart from those who sit on the Supreme Court. Republicans are Pigs.

www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/04/add-mick-mulvaney-to-the-list-o
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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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