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  1. From the comments:) "Guys please no nazi jokes, my dad died in a concentration camp. He fell off a guard tower. "
  2. This topic blew up only because the Bloated One, when asked about four dead serviceman in Nigeria, made it all about himself. Like he always does. Two weeks go by, then when asked he throws his predecessors under the bus in a news conference with blatant lies. He didn't have the character or intelligence to address the question at hand with any class, whatsoever. Like the ******* narcissist he is, he turned it into a pissing match how he is so much better at dealing with military deaths then Presidents before him. It's nauseating. Is that 25K check in the mail yet? Kudo's to Kelly. He truly is an American hero - sticking around like others in this Administration to shield America from this Presidents complete ignorance and bloated ego. FU TRUMP. Dubya did a speech last night. His first real commentary on the Drumph era. This is what a President used to sound like. George W. Bush’s not so subtle anti-Trump manifesto last night.
  3. If you stay off the Editorial Page, the NYT and WaPo are the only real newspapers doing any real journalism left in America.. not like the **** you constantly post from The Federalist and other bloody, red meat right-wing garbage you constantly post here and eat up. There's a reason Trump, the first reality TV star ignoramus President consistently goes after the NYT - he respects it. Think about it.
  4. Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Soldiers President Barack Obama honoring troops who were killed in Afghanistan at Dover Air Force Base, in Delaware, in 2009. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/us/politics/trump-obama-killed-soldiers.html WASHINGTON — President Trump falsely asserted on Monday that his predecessor, Barack Obama, and other presidents did not contact the families of American troops killed in duty, drawing a swift, angry rebuke from several of Mr. Obama’s former aides. Answering a question about why he had not spoken publicly about the killing of four American Green Berets in an ambush in Niger two weeks ago, Mr. Trump said he had written personal letters to their families and planned to call them in the coming week. “If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls,” Mr. Trump said during a news conference in the Rose Garden with the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. “A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate.” Mr. Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings Mr. Obama held with the families of killed service people, as well as calls and letters. Mr. Obama regularly traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to greet the caskets of troops, a ritual that began early in his presidency before he decided to deploy 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. “This is an outrageous and disrespectful lie even by Trump standards,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser to Mr. Obama, posted on Twitter. “Also,” Mr. Rhodes added, “Obama never attacked a Gold Star family.” A spokesman for Mr. Obama declined to comment. ----------- What happens when a Trump supporter see's Trump say this. It a simple matter of confirmation bias with no cognitive thought involved? It bother them it's a disrespectful, vile, vomited lie against his predecessors? Can you imagine the blow back if Obama insinuated Dubya didn't call families, didn't give a **** about dead soldiers. The pass his base is giving him, and the Republican Congress, is mind blowing- Trump is going to Vietnam on his Asia trip, his bone spurs must have healed. Maybe he can stop by McCains hole in the mud and lay flowers.
  5. Coffey Park neighborhood Santa Rosa, good lord.
  6. Four guys are sitting on a park bench, a Mexican, a black, a Jew and a bigot. Black guy looks down and see's a lamp, picks it up and rubs it. A genie pops out. "I've been in that lamp for 2,000 years", says the genie. "I'm going to grant each one of you a wish for setting me free!" Genie turns to the black guy. "What would you like sir?" "I'd like all the blacks to return to Africa. To live in peace, prosperity and harmony in our beautiful homeland until the end of time", he says. "You got it!", says the genie. BAM, the black guy disappears. Genie turns to the Mexican. "What would you like?" "Same thing! All the Mexican people in Mexico! No crime, unlimited prosperity and happiness for the Mexican people forever!" "You got it!" BAM, the Mexican disappears. Genie turn to the Jew. "What would you like?" "For my people to all return to Israel and live forever with security and safety and happiness." BAM, the Jew disappears. Genie turns to the bigot. "And what would you like?" "Let me ask. So all the blacks are now in Africa, all the Mexicans are in Mexico, and all the Jews are in Israel?" "That is correct." "I'll have a diet coke."
  7. Today's stories about the dumpster fire Orange One's administration. http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/04/ivanka-trumps-little-secret-she-avoided-criminal-indictment-in-2012/ ..For two years starting in 2010, the aspiring entrepreneur and her brother Donald Trump Jr. were under investigation in a felony fraud case involving Trump SoHo, a luxury hotel and condominium project in New York City that they were developing for their father’s Trump Organization, according to a new story by the New Yorker. But then Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, intervened with a meeting with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Kasowitz had donated generously to Vance’s re-election campaign. Within a few months the investigation was dropped, according to the report, a collaboration of the New Yorker, ProPublica and WNYC. ..In another e-mail, the siblings fret that a reporter would break the story. In another, Donald, Jr., reassures a broker who was concerned about the false statements, saying that nobody would ever find out, because only people on the e-mail chain or in the Trump Organization knew about the deception, a person who saw the e-mail told the New Yorker. There was “no doubt” that the Trump children “approved, knew of, agreed to, and intentionally inflated the numbers to make more sales,” one person who saw the e-mails told the New Yorker. “They knew it was wrong.” The investigation was launched in 2010 by the Major Economic Crimes Bureau of the District Attorney’s office and progressed to the point that the lead prosecutor considered impaneling a special grand jury, a step that’s often considered a prelude to indictments, the New Yorker said. --- Secretary of State Tillerson calls Trump a "f****** moron" http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rex-tillerson-threatened-to-quit-in-july-after-trumps-boy-scout-speech-report/article/2636478 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson threatened to resign his post in July following President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts of America, according to a report Wednesday. Tillerson, who served as national president of the Boy Scouts from 2010 to 2012, was upset about Trump's rambling, politicized comments to the group of children. The incident came as the former Exxon Mobil CEO was already considering resigning from his post as top diplomat due to clashes with senior White House officials and Trump. He was at his son's wedding in Texas when Trump talked politics with Boy Scouts, and threatened not to return. Vice President Mike Pence was called in to intervene in late July to counsel Tillerson and gave him tips about working with the billionaire businessman. ___ Next on Celebrity President..! ..
  8. Once again, regardless if you're for\against the estate tax in principle... it's Trumps tax plan in total and how much it effects the middle-class and rich (him). - AMT repealed. - Estate tax repealed. - Top rate from 39% to 35% All these combined saves Trump tens of millions if not billions of dollars. The cut for middle class is marginal, or negative in some cases. Every assessment is the top 1% get a 8-9% tax cut and the middle class chump change. Some pay more. Along with $2 trillion in debt over 10 years because they fudge economic growth numbers. That's Trumps plan submitted to Congress. Consider this: he is so ignorant, and so pathologically narcissistic, he won't even ******* remember pushing this tax plan that will push his tax bill to zero. He never gave a **** about releasing his tax returns or having any transparency whatsoever with his financial interests and conflicts of interest. He doesn't even remember what he said yesterday or an hour ago. That might be how crazy this POS is. It's a theory. A plan so tilted towards the ultra rich how do you come to any other conclusion? This thing on?
  9. Republicans don't cut spending, and they won't. Just like Reagan, just like Dubya, they rely on pie in the sky economic growth to pay for tax cuts. Some absurdly high, sustained growth rate of like 5% that will never, ever happen. No, the point your missing is that Trump is a lying sack of sh1t. ----- Fact check: ‘Death tax’ talking point won’t die In calling for the repeal of the estate tax, President Trump repeated a popular myth that a farmer’s heirs often have to “sell the farm” in order to pay the tax. In fact, less than 1 percent of the heirs of farm owners are expected to have to pay any estate tax. A professor who has been studying the issue for decades told us he has never come across a single farm or ranch that had to be sold in order to pay the tax. Speaking about his tax proposal at the Indiana Farm Bureau Building, Trump painted a picture of small businesses and farmers “in particular” whose businesses are lost to “the crushing, the horrible, the unfair estate tax, or as it is often referred to, the death tax. The tax, which can be as high as 40 percent, is only liable when the assets of an estate are more than $5.49 million (nearly $11 million for a couple), so only a small number of the very wealthiest multimillionaires pay it. In 2015, roughly 2.5 million people died, and just 4,918 people had to pay an estate tax, according to IRS data. That’s about one out of every 500 deaths resulting in any estate tax liability. The numbers are even smaller for farm operators. Only 639 estates that listed any farm assets had to pay the estate tax (and 122 of them had assets of $20 million or more). A study published last year and updated in March by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that 38,328 farms would become part of estates in 2016, of which only 0.42 percent — 161 estates — would owe any estate tax at all. Separate research by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center puts the number even lower. TPC estimates that only 50 farms and closely held businesses will pay any estate tax in 2017. Part of the reason the numbers are so low is that there are exemptions for farmers and small businesses written into the estate tax code that allow most farmers — with a bit of estate planning — to avoid the estate tax altogether. For example, if the heirs agree to farm the land for another 10 years, they can get up to a $1 million exemption by valuing land at its farm use value rather than development value. An additional $500,000 exemption is possible if one agrees to a perpetual conservation easement restricting the use of the land. It is also possible to reduce the value of an estate by giving portions of the estate to heirs as a gift over a number of years. For a full description of exemptions available to farmers, see this Congressional Research Service report, starting on page 2. The law also includes a provision that allows those who inherit a farm, and are having trouble paying the estate tax, to spread those payments over 14 years at a low interest rate. During his Indiana speech, Trump singled out one audience member, Kip Tom, as an example of the problem. Tom, described by Politico as “CEO of Tom Farms LLC, the largest agri-business farm operator in Indiana,” served on Trump’s agricultural advisory committee and was rumored to have been considered for the agriculture secretary position. He is a seventh generation Indiana farmer. According to Trump, Tom fears “that great heritage could come to an end because of the death tax, or the estate tax, and could make it impossible for him to pass that legacy to his wonderful family.” But according to the Indianapolis Star, “Tom and his family have said under current estate taxes, they may have to sell off assets in order to continue the business into the next generation.” If Tom or any other farmer had to sell his business in order to pay the estate tax, that would be shocking to Neil Harl, an Iowa State University professor of economics and agriculture, who has been widely quoted over the years — including by FactCheck.org — saying that in several decades of working in this area of taxation, he has “never seen a farm or ranch operation that had to be sold to pay federal estate tax.” During an Aug. 30 presentation to a conference in Ames, Iowa, Harl said: “In reality, farmers and ranchers are being ‘used’ to support repeal for the upper echelons of estates because of the higher standing, publicly, of farmers and ranchers compared with multi-billionaires.” “Everything I have said on the effects of the Federal Estate Tax on farm and ranch operations holds true today, in spades,” Harl told us via email. Trump’s framing of the estate tax repeal as a salve “in particular” for family farms was part of the president’s pitch that his tax plan will benefit the middle class – not the wealthy. The president mentioned “middle class” or “middle income” 10 times in his speech, declaring that his plan will “begin a middle-class miracle.” “[W]e will ensure that the benefits are focused on the middle class, the working men and women, not the highest-income earners,” Trump said at one point. But the Tax Policy Center, which conducted an analysis of a Trump-like tax plan in July, said the latest version of the president’s plan would still “mostly benefit very high-income households.” In addition to abolishing the estate tax, the Trump proposal would cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent; abolish the alternative minimum tax, which is designed to ensure that the most wealthy taxpayers pay a minimum tax; and collapse the seven income tax brackets, which range from 10 percent to 39.6 percent, to three (12 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent). “It may cut taxes modestly for some middle-income households, but it appears to be a far bigger tax cut for high-income households,” Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the tax center, wrote after new details of Trump’s plan were released. “Individual rate cuts, repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax and the estate tax, and preservation of tax preferences for charitable giving, mortgage interest, and retirement savings all primarily benefit those with high-incomes.” Trump also claimed that his tax plan would not benefit him personally. “It’s not good for me. Believe me,” Trump said. But a repeal of the estate tax would certainly benefit his family. “Now if you don’t like your family, it won’t matter,” Trump joked. “But for those that love your family, it matters a lot.” Based on Trump’s estimated net worth, which varies depending on who is counting, Trump’s heirs could face a huge tax liability upon his death under current tax law. Bloomberg wrote that repeal of the estate tax would save Trump’s estate between $564 million and as much as $1.9 billion. Bloomberg’s range assumes Trump’s estate is currently worth between $3 billion (Bloomberg’s estimate) and $10 billion (Trump’s estimate) and that it would be taxed at an 18.8 percent effective tax rate if the estate tax is not repealed. “Getting out of that estate tax really helps individuals like Trump,” Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center told us. “His family benefits like crazy.” ---- So repealing the estate tax helps the middle class ( it doesnt ), and repeal of the AMT may shave Trumps tax from $30 million to zero, yearly, yet it doesn't help him (it does). Two bald faced lies. Here's Trumps collapse of the tax brackets during the campaign. The final cutoffs will be different but: $2 trillion in additional debt to cut taxes for the rich. And there will likely be middle and middle-upper people who's taxes go up - to pay for Trumps tax going to zero, and so his kids get $10 billion instead of $8.5 billion. POSOTUS. #MAGA
  10. No one posts about Trumps super tax plan revealed two days ago..? It's huge, bigly. The greatest, most historic tax plan ever. It's an amazing tax plan. Will be very, very successful. Repealed: - AMT. Alternate Minimum Tax.The only leaked Trump tax return from one year shows he paid $31 million in taxes mostly because of the AMT. A tax so the most wealthy pay something after their teams of lawyers get the bill to zero. - Estate Tax. Normal people say he's worth $3 billion, Donald "Who knew healthcare was hard" Trump says his worth is $10 billion. If this gets repealed, like he supports, on Trumps death his kids will get an additional $500 million to $1.6 billion.. Meanwhile, there are some poor and middle class who may see their taxes increased. A tax cut for the rich that blows another $2 trillion hole in government debt over ten years, put it on the US credit card.. *** it.
  11. Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family Sept. 30 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-says-it-will-run-out-of-money-to-protect-trump-and-his-family-sept-30/2017/08/21/93d30132-868c-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html August. 21. The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes. If lawmakers don’t lift the cap, about a third of the agency’s agents would be working overtime without being paid, agency officials said. Presidential travel for Trump and the first lady — who fly to their oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., and to their golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on many weekends — has added costs for taxpayers and complications for the government. The Secret Service also must provide protection for Trump’s four adult children. ----- You good with his kids - traveling all over the world on the taxpayer dime with SS protection - pushing Trump Inc. real estate deals. That is what they are doing. We're suppose to ignore Trump playing golf every weekend? Or did Sean Hannity say that?
  12. The Trump family has bankrupted the Secret Service - Trump golfing at his properties since the day he was elected. His kids flying all over the world on Trump Inc. business, with Secret Service protection. Please tell us your aware of that.
  13. Just spent 11 days in Munich and Austria. Best part was unplugging from the shitty 24 hour news cycle and Trumps freak show. Enjoy your vacation. After spending time with level headed, normal Europeans you'll feel your IQ dropping on the flight back.