The DNC is Corrupt. Hmm, Let’s Take a Look

If anyone is really paying attention to GOP Senators, the President and the White House Propaganda Machine, one would believe the Democrats are the most corrupt group of people operating in American politics.

In the words of Warner Wolf, “Let’s go to the video tape.”  I’ve provided research footnotes at the bottom of the page so you can check for yourself.

Democratic presidencies dating back to 1970 have resulted in exactly one criminal conviction from investigations into the administration. Republican presidencies have had a total of 91.

It is worth taking a second to let that sink in: three Democratic presidents. Six Republican presidents. Ninety-one convictions to one.[1]

If you want to just look at the criminal indictments, outside of actual convictions, it doesn’t get any better: GOP Presidencies had 124 criminal indictments. Democrats had 3. This information is displayed on a table published by PBS.

That would mean since 1970 Democrats have fewer total indictments than Donald Trump does since taking office.

Ok, so what.  Let’s talk about actual prison sentences.  Under GOP 14.  Under the Democrats ONE!!!!!!

What does this say about you?  Having been a lifelong, die hard Republican only to discover Republican presidential administrations have 121 criminal indictments and 89 convictions, while Democrats have had 3 and 1 (note the discrepancy from above and further note this citation is for a different set of years)[2], I’ve taken a very hard look at who I will now support.  To do otherwise is not only hypocritical but would suggest I am uninformed, unable to think critically, uneducated, and simply, well, stupid.

Well, let’s narrow it down a little bit if you just want to focus on actual administration officials / people working directly for the President.  Republicans 89, Democrats 1. And that’s not even counting all the high-level Iran-Contra folks who probably would have been convicted of various felonies if they hadn’t been pardoned by GHW Bush.[3]

On May 5th, 2018, Rantt published an article listing 28 reasons why wealthy Americans should vote Democrat.  Reason 27 was a comparison of corruption between the Republicans and the Democrats.  Analyzing 56 years of political corruption from 1961 to 2016 (note the Trump administration isn’t even being included).  That works out to 5 GOP Presidents and 5 Democratic Presidents.  The GOP gets crushed with eighteen times more individuals and entities indicted, thirty-eight times more convictions, and thirty-nine times more individuals who had prison time.[4]

Now, let’s look at the Trump Administration on its own as investigated and prosecuted BY REPUBLICAN APPOINTEES.  39 indictments, 9 convictions, 2 serving actual prison terms.

Wow.  And who, Misters GOP Propaganda kiss asses, are the corrupt ones??

[1] Huffington Post December 2017

[2] Quora.com

[3] Mother Jones June 2017

[4] Rantt Media 02/12/2019

Talk About FAKE NEWS

Trump and all of his ass kissing followers complain, daily, ad nauseum, about “fake news” (translation – any real news with true facts that they don’t like).  I find it, yet again, mind boggling how Trump and his ass kissing coward administration officials yield to his dictator desires by threatening to fire members of NOAA for “contradicting” Trump when Trump said Hurricane Dorian was going to end up hitting Alabama.

The FAKE NEWS part of this whole story is when either Trump or one of his ass kissing coward White House employees drew, with black marker, and extended hurricane path over Florida so that it reached into Alabama.  What is so laughable is the original path projection, as displayed on the chart, was in WHITE.  Trump is so stupid he drew in black marker and tried to allege that was the original projection display.

How much more are we going to take from this lying piece of garbage?

So now even the weather becomes politicized as the Commerce Secretary threatens to fire employees involved in “telling the truth”.

You can read an entire article published in the New York Times here: nyti.ms/2LnZRp7

The Dumbing Down of America

I’ve made several posts referring to the desire of those whom believe themselves to be the elite to cut educational funding and do away with critical thinking skills and trade curriculums so as to dumb down the working class and, essentially, create a serf society burdened with heavy debt (ie school loans).

I was skimming through the talking head programs and was interested in how Fox was going to cover one of the President’s campaign stops which occurred last weekend.

First, I was annoyed with the lack of any balance in the coverage considering several of the President’s comments were clearly false and / or inaccurate.

Second, I was shocked when a 40 year old woman was interviewed and said she would vote for the President again, and I quote, “because he doesn’t lie”. I choked on my water.

This woman wasn’t stupid. She spoke rather clearly. But, she was clearly ignorant. I wondered how could someone be so convicted in her belief yet be so ill informed. Then it occurred to me – the dumbing down of society. The ignorance of only hearing evidence to support our pre-conceived positions. The failure to consider other positions and think through them critically.

If you want to see an extremely scary example of this, go to Netflix’s “Outlander” Season 1 Episode 11 – The Devil’s Mark. You will be quickly angered at the ignorance of the crowd, their failure to accept truthful evidence placed in front of them, the way the ignored expert testimony. Now, these people were feudal serfs, clearly uneducated, and the type of people who rarely travel more than a mile from their village. They get their information from travelers and clergy. All while failing to realize that maybe what they are being told isn’t true.

Fast forward today and a similar condition exists. People who are relatively uneducated, watch only one news program (if any), only get their news and information from a local church, and have no backbone to stand up and point out when something doesn’t make sense.

You would think our country had come such a long way since the Salem Witch Trials. Doesn’t look like it at all.

“You can’t argue with ignorant people”. – Mark Twain.

Irrelevant Garbage

Those are the only words to describe the ever increasing number of spineless, weak, immoral, coward enemy of the people, more commonly referred to as Republican Politicians.

12 politicians voted NO to extend the 9/11 medical benefits. All were Republicans. 2 were from Arizona. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar showed on the big board as nay sayers.

Apparently, seeing a living yet dying man testify in front of them made no difference. Hearing the stories of everyday blue collar heroes did not make a difference. You see, these two bastards are examples of politicians who think of us as “the unwashed”, the little people, beneath them, while they sit in their ivory tower (or whatever shit hole office they have) and believe themselves the elite of society.

Well, Paul and Andy, I’ll remember you at election time. FUCK YOU.

Trump’s Third Term

Although it has only been recently that I have taken notice of Trump’s allegation that his base might demand he stay on for a third term, I see there have been various references to that going back months now.

So, getting past the fact that he might not even get a second term; getting by the fact that he, as President, would not follow the Constitution; getting by the fact that his “base” is relatively irrelevant; getting by the fact that it would require some type of military take over / coup (and the military is not going to support this clown); and getting by the fact that his fellow Republicans and the American Public at large would force his removal from office, we have this little tidbit…..

For all you holier than thou Democrats and do away with guns bleeding heart liberals I ask you to consider the following.  I have been saying for years now, YEARS NOW, if you engage in practices that take self defense out of the hands of good citizens, only the criminals will have guns.  So, what are you going to do when, in the “only in the movies” scenario plays out and Trump’s base of mentally incompetent followers try to over throw the government.? What happens when his “base” living in various states starts “eliminating” all those who spoke out about Trump?  What happens when, again “only in the movies (think Red Dawn)” the Russians help Trump with an overthrow?

Are you really sure you want to do away with all methods of self defense?

I hope not.

By the way, I’m ready.  Maybe you should be too.

So, How’s That Tax Break Working Out For You? #GOPTaxScam

Last year everyone was so flustered, excited, taken back, so in love with the 2017 Trump Tax Break for the “middle class”.  (Really????  3% is all it takes to get you excited?????). I quickly criticized it for what is blatantly was, a tax cut for the mega rich that was to be paid for by the middle class.  I further pointed out the great tax break you were getting would slowly disappear after 5 years.  Well, I’ll be the first to admit it when I’m wrong.  You see it won’t disappear after 5 years.  IT DISAPPEARED THIS YEAR.

Essentially, you were tricked by a scam artist whose only interest is in himself and his mega rich family and friends.  Already, millions are taking to social media blaming Trump and the GOP.  Most use the GOPTaxScam hash tag.  You got screwed in that you didn’t realize a tax cut has nothing to do with your tax liability on your return.  In fact, your LIABILITY WENT UP !!!

That’s right, already hundreds millions of middle class tax payers OWE MORE THIS YEAR (or, in some cases, are getting significantly less back). The IRS is reporting for 2019 the average tax refund check is down 8 percent ($170) this year versus last.  The number of people receiving a refund has dropped by 25%!!!!!  How can that be????  You were supposed to get a break in the taxes applied to your pay check and you were supposed to get a higher standard deduction on your actual tax return calculations.

The most significant changes to the U.S. tax code in decades created lower tax brackets and higher standard deductions.  However, it took away personal exemptions and limited the amount middle class taxpayers could deduct for real estate taxes and state and local taxes.  More or less a break even calculation.  Essentially, you got screwed.

Here are the 9 most popular deductions you can no longer take (that is, you got screwed).

  • Personal exemptions.
  • Home equity interest
  • Moving expenses
  • Job expenses
  • Tax preparation fees
  • IRA account fees – wow, if you ever got screwed, it’s on this one!!
  • Parking and transit reimbursements
  • Casualty and Theft losses
  • Certain college donations

So, let’s review.

  1. If your standard deduction went up, great.   But, if you then lost one of your write offs (this year you can no longer write off a home office if you work for someone else, and next year you can no longer write off medical expenses) then, you essentially got screwed.
  2. If your pay check was a little higher (the average is $24) because less taxes were taken out, then great.  However, the combination of larger paychecks and smaller deductions are leaving some middle class taxpayers that usually get a refund owing hundreds — even thousands — of dollars on April 15, 2019.  If you were then told “you forgot to file a new W4 and have additional amounts taken out”, then, you essentially got screwed.
  3. The Government Accounting Office is reporting 4.6 MILLION fewer people will receive a refund.  That means 4.6 million people GOT SCREWED.

 

Never Put it On Paper (aka Social Media)

Texas councilman Scott Dunn just deleted his Twitter account.  He probably will now suffer some form of mass media hysteria about his “bullying”, unprofessionalism, and ultimately a mass call for his “immediate resignation”, etc etc.

In brief Mr. Dunn responded to a tweet made by the freshman congresswoman from NY. “The embarrassment is to have bimbos like you with nothing between your ear”.  Apparently, he was responding to a tweet made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Trump’s State of The Union address.

When, oh when, oh when will people begin to learn….. STOP PUTTING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA !!!!!  NEVER PUT IT IN WRITING !!!! or, better yet, learn how to argue !!!  Calling someone a bimbo is a long used cliche more correctly referred to as an ad hominem attack.  That is, you really don’t have a good counter argument so you just insult your opponent.  Much like the Ad Hominem in Chief does every day.