Thursday, May 04, 2017

Counting their chickens a little too soon.

MORE DISCLAIMERSOne of my guilty pleasures  in life is EPL soccer. I spend too much time on Sunday mornings watching the match of the day from across the pond.

Anyway, I was just watching the Manchester City Middlesbrough match, and right before halftime Middlesbrough scored to take a one to nothing lead. They celebrated, to be sure, but they knew there was a half to go, so they couldn't rest on their laurels. Invariably, the better side ended up scoring to equalize things, and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

Which brings me to my post.  Today I watched Donald trump and his band of merry -winngut- men declare victory because the house narrowly passed a bill to replace the ACA. Trump was chirping on the White House lawn about what a victory he had won, and he gloated, once again, that he is the president.

You read that right. There was a Rose Garden ceremony for a bill that passed only one chamber.  But that is so trump. Spiking the ball before he gets in the end zone.

The bill still has to pass the senate, and chances are zero to nothing that it will pass in its present form, if it passes at all. To stay with my soccer analogy, Mr. Orange Hair and his gang are celebrating as if they won the match and it's only halftime. They still have an entire half to go.

These clowns were so desperate for a political win that they rushed through the bill without some of their members reading it, and before it was scored and analyzed by the CBO.

But let's see where this goes from here, and what will happen to some of these GOP politricksters in swing districts when it's time to send them back to Washington.

If you listen to trump and his friends tell it, premiums will go down, coverage will go up, and all will be hunky dory in trumpland. We. Will. See.

"Appearing on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer Thursday, Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) conceded that he hadn’t even examined the document.

“I will fully admit, Wolf, I did not,” Collins said, saying that he relied on his staff to read the bill and brief him.

Collins was not alone. In the very next segment, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) likewise said that he was briefed by his staff.
 
Blitzer was taken aback by this. He pressed Collins on whether he had a responsibility to actually read the legislation which stands to impact so many.

“This legislation affects a fifth of the U.S. economy and millions and millions of Americans,” Blitzer said. “Don’t you think it was important to actually sit down and read — read the language of this bill?”'

“You know, I have to rely on my staff,” Collins said. “And I can probably tell you that I read every word, and I wouldn’t be telling you the truth, nor would any other member. We rely on our staff, and we rely on our committees, and I’m comfortable that I understand this bill in its entirety, Wolf, without poring through every word.”'

   

61 comments:

Hail the Trumpenreich said...

All of Obama's legacy is being dismantled, piece by piece.

Smells like ... victory.

The Narrative said...

University of Texas victim asked student to call his mom as he was dying:

http://wishtv.com/2017/05/04/university-of-texas-victim-asked-student-to-call-his-mom-as-he-was-dying/

20 year old college student just walking across campus.

Murdered for being white and no one cares.

StillaPanther2 said...

100 years of hangings. Where was the outcry. Keep on moving... nothing to see. If America was consistent, I would care. After looking at Stering being murdered by two redneck police..... this tic for tac could go on infinite. Ask your grandparents did they shout out for all the abuse they witnessed to others.

dinthebeast said...

This bill is dead on arrival in the senate. The senate can write its own bill and send it back to the house, though, and that's where the danger lies.
They probably won't be able to pull it off; what they're doing is cutting taxes, they don't give one hair on a rat's furry ass about healthcare, and any bill in the senate that increases the deficit ten years out can't be passed under reconciliation rules and would need 60 votes that they just don't have.
They could, however, pass a bill that undermines the ACA and claim that it saves money by destroying Medicaid, and weasel most of the rest of it through under reconciliation that way, but I don't know whether the Republicans in the senate are that clever. They can bald-face it and say whatever they think will get them a win, we know they have no shame, ethics, or human decency to get in the way (see also: Garland, Merrick) so no form of fuckery (rules changes) can be ruled out in their quest to get to their second round of tax cuts that this clears the way for.
I don't really care that Republicans are suicidally greedy and stupid, so long as they are only killing themselves, but this piece of obscene greed aims to kill tens of thousands of poor people, many of whom were retarded enough to believe president four-year-old when he told them that everyone would be covered and premiums and deductibles would go down.
Part of me feels for them, as I know what it feels like to be uninsured, and part of me is angry at them for falling for it when it was so naked of a lie, and sort of says "Go on and squeal, little pig-people, I told you he would bugger you, and he just did" although that isn't really helpful at all.
It isn't any less helpful than what these despicable creeps are trying to do, though, so fuck 'em in their necks.

-Doug in Oakland

I'm Just Saying!! said...

Politics, once again, trumps a program designed to benefit the people and not politicians.

Bad, bad, bad!

James Bold said...

"100 years of hangings. Where was the outcry."

Those hangings were in service of justice, where the legal system would not serve it.

Total lynchings of Blacks over the entire history of lynching:  3446.

Blacks murdered in Chimpcongo alone in 2016 (almost all by other Blacks):  75-80% of the total count of 762, or 572-610.  (Daily Caller says 710, source unspecified.  Bodymore, Murderland added close to 300 on its own.)

So right now Chimpcongo alone accounts for more Black murders every 5 years than THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF LYNCHING.

But you don't care.

Because Black Lives Don't Matter To You.

Only the battle against justice (against Whitey) matters to you.

Everything you say, everything you do, everything you ignore... is directed by race hatred.  Whitey is increasingly woke to this.  Now is the time to shut it down or GTFO, because three rednecks with rifles are equal to thirty bruthas with gats.

Flying Junior said...

Narrator,

Narrate this, genius. Seven brown people shot by an insolvent white guy, sitting by the pool in his upscale apartment complex nursing his sense of impending doom by way of crushing debt with alcohol and a gun. He becomes interested in attendees of the birthday party of one of his neighbors.

He just sits there drinking, and finally gets his gun out and shoots four black men, two black women and one Latino, five of whom have died. He threatens a woman who attempts to help one of the victims. A SDPD crew arrives within minutes by helicopter ahead of the cruiser officers based only a few miles away at the San Diego Police Department, Northern Division.

With six black people shot, our illustrious chief, Shelley Zimmerman, still claims that there is not enough evidence to label it a hate crime.

You're winning, asshole. Take heart.

mike from iowa said...

This is all Drumpf wanted -anything he could chalk up as a win for himself. The end game doesn't count, it is the here and now and he has a tiny sliver of good news which will soon be the biggest, most important landslide victory ever. This will be bigger than the record crowds at his inaugural and his yooge electoral victory.

Baldy yer lynching numbers are way too low. Just out of curiosity, what is yer neck size? I am asking for a friend.

When the white coats finally corral and lead Drumpf to the ambulance wearing a strait jacket he will still be babbling he is the precedent.

field negro said...

Only a right-wingnut would declare that he won a game that's not over yet.😱

anotherbozo said...

Was amazed to read a Jamaican-born Philadelphian use a phrase I woulda thought identified one as an old fogey of at least my generation.

Word Origin and History for hunky-dory
adj.

1866, American English (popularized c.1870 by a Christy Minstrel song), perhaps a reduplication of hunkey "all right, satisfactory" (1861), from hunk "in a safe position" (1847) New York City slang, from Dutch honk "goal, home," from Middle Dutch honc "place of refuge, hiding place." A theory from 1876, however, traces it to Honcho dori, said to be a street in Yokohama, Japan, where sailors went for diversions of the sort sailors enjoy.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/05/04/every-republican-who-voted-for-this-abomination-must-be-held-accountable/?utm_term=.3fc48ac4903e

Paul Walbman reminds everyone that for all Obamacare's faults the bill was debated for over a year and there dozens of hearings-so much for having been rammed through congress. Scathing article should be required reading for everyone except wingnuts that can't read.

mike from iowa said...

Pennsylvania had a lot of Dutch settlers. Now, with any luck, Pennsylvania wingnut congressweasels will find their mangy hides in 'Dutch' with voters.

Anonymous said...

Everyday I drop by and see how much the Trump enrages the left, it brings a smile to my face.

The Trumpening was a giant BFYTW. Some of you still don't get.It was never about "Trump", and quite frankly, for the most part, he is irrelevant.

The faster this entire house of cards gets pulled down, the better.

Whether or not LePen wins, the awakening that has started won't stop. You won't stop Generation Identaire or the awakening that has happened in America and gave us the God Emperor.

We owe you nothing. Our children are keenly aware they owe you nothing, and you have no right to the fruits of their labor or knowledge.

Collectivism always ends the same way.It's long overdue for you to reap what you have sown.

mike from iowa said...

Everyday I drop by and see how much the Trump enrages the left, it brings a smile to my face

Uh, which face?

Hail the Trumpenreich said...

Obamacare was failing and about to bring down the entire healthcare system with it, as it was designed to do.

Trump has stepped up with a solution that will keep people from losing coverage.

He is a hero to the sick and poor, and has shown Obama's signature "achievement" to have been nothing but a fraud and a failure.

Thank God for President Trump. He really is Making America Great Again.

Ed said...

We'll see who has awakened in November of 2018.

Mr. Ed said...

All left-wing arguments against GOP bills now boil down to:

1. It will kill children

OR

2. It will make it too difficult to kill children

jake said...

Calling someone a racist now is equivalent calling someone a witch in the Middle Ages - a denunciation to the Church. It is not an argument.

ThatDeborahGirl said...

You're an idiot.

"The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Kendrex J. White, was armed with a “Bowie-style” hunting knife, police say. When the officer ordered the suspect to the ground, he complied and was placed into custody..."

Now if there was a known suspect who hadn't been arrested but was allowed to go home until the police even determined whether the victim had it coming it not, that wild would be different.

But that's not the insult to injury added in this case as with every shooting of an unarmed black person by the police.

The law is being upheld and hopefully the perpetrator will never breathe free air again. The same cannot be said for any cowardly white police officer who decided that black meant shoot first and ask questions later.

Man of the People said...

Obama post-presidency:
❤️Defeated first possible Muslim chair of DNC
❤️Supported globalist banker over radical in France
❤️Bashed Jeremy Corbyn
❤️Got $65 million book advance
❤️Set up Wall Street speaking circuit gig at $400k a pop

James Bold said...

"With six black people shot, our illustrious chief, Shelley Zimmerman, still claims that there is not enough evidence to label it a hate crime."

Most likely, nobody reported the shooter using a racial slur.  (Which is amazing in itself.  False claims of racial slurs are far more common than actual ones.)

On the other hand, we still have mass-murderers doing their thing with shouts of "allahu akbar" and the authorities declaring that the incident was "not terrorist-related", so at least we're seeing some balance.  Maybe we can even get the balance on the RIGHT side of things someday.


"Baldy yer lynching numbers are way too low."

You've got my source right there, so produce one that's more authoritative or STFU.

"Paul Walbman reminds everyone that for all Obamacare's faults the bill was debated for over a year and there dozens of hearings-so much for having been rammed through congress."

Without a single Republican vote in either chamber.  Remember "deem and pass"?  I didn't think so.

The Narrative said...

ThatDeborahGirl said...
"But that's not the insult to injury added in this case as with every shooting of an unarmed black person by the police."

There is no comparison to the police shooting a criminal suspect who is violently resisting arrest with a racist murderer randomly killing someone he doesn't even know just because of his race.

The point to be considered that these events are occuring quite regularly these days, and that they almost always involve a black killer and white vicitms.

The one glaring exception was Dylan Roof, whose heinous case not only received wall to wall coverage for weeks, but whose blame was extended to all white southerners in general, resulting in the banning of the Confederate Flag and removal of Civil War monuments across the south. The law was certainly upheld with regard to Mr. Roof, who is now sittting on death row where he belongs.

Contrast the universal condemnation of Dylan Roof by White America with the tacit approval Black America gives to the racially motivated murders of whites. Even on this blog you have commenters making excuses that this is okay because of lynchings a century ago. Maybe StillaPanther2 could go to Harrison Brown's funeral and explain that to his family.

I blame our culture, the arbiters of which have a interest in stoking black resentment and pushing an anti-white narrative that justifies racially-motivated violence in the name of retribution. Do you really live in the kind of country where the pursuit of justice makes it is necessary to stab Harrison Brown to death?

Paradoctor said...

AHCA = Awful Hateful Cruel Abomination.
I am particularly impressed that it lets states call rape a pre-existing condition.

dinthebeast said...

You guys are arguing small potatoes, with your quaint little "lynching vs. Chicago murder totals" game.
AHCA would kill tens of thousands of poor people, of all races, yearly, if passed, surpassing those other body counts and contending with gun violence and the larger wars right out of the gate.

Now we have to beat them with it, keep beating them with it, and don't stop beating them with it until we politically finish what Sherman should have finished properly all those years ago.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

"I blame our culture, the arbiters of which have a interest in stoking black resentment and pushing an anti-white narrative that justifies racially-motivated violence in the name of retribution."
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I think most of us know who the "arbiters" are.

In his book "The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State", Benjamin Ginsberg sheds some light on Jewish interest in Civil Rights:

By speaking on behalf of blacks as well as Jews … Jewish groups were able to present themselves as fighting for the abstract and quintessential American principles of fair play and equal justice rather than the selfish interests of Jews alone.

It turns out that there was more to this alliance than simply fighting discrimination; by allying themselves with the blacks, the Jews found that they could covertly attack the people they perceived as their main political enemies and weaken if not destroy their political influence


We are all just puppets, dancing on the end of our strings.

MAGA said...

dinthebeast said...
AHCA would kill tens of thousands of poor people, of all races, yearly, if passed,

No, you twisted shut-in, Obamacare crashing would harm hundreds of thousands of people. The Republicans just salvaged healthcare coverage for the whole country.

Thank God and the votes of working people for President Trump.

Anonymous said...

Now we have to beat them with it, keep beating them with it, and don't stop beating them with it until we politically finish what Sherman should have finished properly all those years ago.

-Doug in Oakland
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Tough guy Doug, calling for genocide against poor white people.

You are one sick little fuck.

dinthebeast said...

Grow a brain and use it, little MAGAt, I'm calling for the Democrats to beat the Republicans politically and implement single-payer and SAVE those poor white people (I am a poor white person) along with everyone else, if for no other reason than 1) it's the right thing to do, and 2) it's a lot cheaper overall than anything else besides just letting them die.

And again, I may or may not be a sick fuck, but I ain't little.

-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

Death panels?

"missed this nugget before–> Page 33 of CBO estimate of #AHCA: $3 billion in savings because earlier deaths result in fewer benefit payments pic.twitter.com/tIJ70KMVYa

— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 4, 2017"

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Hey man, down in your wife's old stomping grounds for bday weekend. Jazz fest! Let me know if you know any must go food places. Stevie, Snoop and Dumpstaphunk are on the bill.

PX

mike from iowa said...

WJC and dems passed one of the largest tax increases ever in 1994 w/o a single wingnut vote and then went on to balance the budget and leave dumbfuck w a surplus which he immediately gave to the wealthy after allowing 9-11 to happen.

Baldy loses some more.

mike from iowa said...

While it is known that thousands of black Americans were lynched, the practice of “targeted racial violence” still has not been fully addressed, according to the report released Tuesday by the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit based in Alabama.

“Lynchings were violent and public acts of torture that traumatized black people throughout the country and were largely tolerated by state and federal officials,” the report’s summary states. “These lynchings were terrorism.”

Researchers said they determined that 3,959 black people were killed in “racial terror lynchings” in a dozen Southern states between 1877 and 1950. The new number includes 700 people who were not named in previous works seeking to comprehensively document the toll, the authors wrote. Some of those previous studies were conducted at a time when lynching was still an ongoing phenomenon.


Baldy loses still more. STFU! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

dinthebeast said...

From Steve Benen at the Maddow Blog:

McMorris Rodgers:

"With Obamacare, our health-insurance system relies on younger, healthier people subsidizing the costs of the older and sicker.

Well, yes, it does. It's something popularly known as "health insurance.""

Kinda like the way car insurance relies on less crashy drivers to pay for the damages when crashier drivers crash...

Tune in next week when Republican lawmakers try to repeal the unfair and unAmerican law of gravity...

-Doug in Oakland

Reality said...

mike from iowa said...
WJC and dems passed one of the largest tax increases ever in 1994 w/o a single wingnut vote and then went on to balance the budget and leave dumbfuck w a surplus which he immediately gave to the wealthy after allowing 9-11 to happen.
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Clinton inherited the Cold War bonus from Reagan, historically low oil prices after Bush 1's Gulf War, the internet boom from decades of investment in computers, and was forced into spending cuts by the Republican congress led by Newt Gingrich.

The budget was never balanced, and there was no surplus. What he left Bush 2 was a recession after the tech stock crash. His dithering and inaction on Bin Laden is what led to 9/11, which is why he sent Sandy Berger to steal and destroy National Archive documents before the 9/11 commission could se them.

Ossama Bin Laden said...

His dithering and inaction on Bin Laden is what led to 9/11,
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W had nothing to do with 9-11 huh? You wingnuts are fucking incredible.

The CIA said...

I guess letting Bin Laden escape from Tora Bora was Clinton's fault too?

field negro said...

Pilot, check out Dooky Chase and Willie May's Scotch House.

Anotherbozo, I am full of surprises.😳

mike from iowa said...

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/the-budget-and-deficit-under-clinton/

Was the budget balanced and was there a surplus? Yes to both questions.

If congress hadn't wasted 10s of millions of dollars investigating Clinton's zippers, America would have been much better off. But wingnuts are persistent fucking pests and 35 years after the fact they still believe they can find a crime-any crime- to tarnish one or both Clintons.

Anonymous said...

"Was the budget balanced and was there a surplus? Yes to both questions."

LMAO.

You live in an alternate reality.

J. Danver said...

"I blame our culture, the arbiters of which have a interest in stoking black resentment and pushing an anti-white narrative that justifies racially-motivated violence in the name of retribution."

Socially-sanctioned, government-mandated racism against whites hidden by constantly accusing whites of racism.

Anonymous said...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren knocks Barack Obama, saying he and other politicians are out of touch with most Americans:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/01/politics/elizabeth-warren-barack-obama-2020/index.html?sr=twCNN050117elizabeth-warren-barack-obama-2020,elizabeth-warren-barack-obama-2020%200140PMVODtopLink&linkId=37060646

Elizabeth Warren is what a real Democrat looks like.

Rebecca Yourig said...

There was premature celebrating and smugness when the bill could not be put up to vote last month. Took our eyes off the balk when it was an ominous sign that the reason it stalled was because the screws in it were not tightly turned enough. The Freedom Caucus deemed it too generous.

Only a simple majority needed to get through the house v45 and cohorts heavily pressuring, cajoling, lobbying, bribing, threatening all GOP. That's how it got thru the house and the senate will be easier.

Anonymous said...

dinthebeast said...
Death panels?

If they need reassurance, just tell them that if they like their plan, they can keep their plan.

mike from iowa said...

Anymoose strikes out some more- http://www.businessinsider.com/how-clinton-surplus-became-a-6t-deficit-2013-1

Living in denial is not a good look for any anymoose. Even wingnuts admitted there was a surplus and wingnuts fucked it over with taxcuts for the wealthy. Bwahahahahahahahahaahhaha!

dinthebeast said...

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he has asked the intelligence community and White House for any evidence that he was surveilled by former President Barack Obama.”

Yeah, like anybody gives a fuck what Ayn Rand Baby Paul does. Maybe they wanted to know how he gets his hair so ugly?

"If they need reassurance, just tell them that if they like their plan, they can keep their plan."

Or just do what the Republicans just did and tell them to die. Oh, my stars and garters, some people whose insurance companies were buggering them for substandard coverage had to change plans and get better, cheaper, insurance that couldn't drop them for getting sick! Lies! Treason!

Fuck you, you detestable little creep, the ACA saved hundreds of thousands of lives outright, and raised the quality of life of millions more. I'd probably still be blind right now if not for the Medicaid expansion that helped pay for my cataract surgeries in 2015. If you're gonna be a ghoulish pig person who wants to make poor people die, own that shit, don't try to act like you give a rat's ass about people who had to change insurance policies.


-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

"the senate will be easier."

No, Rebecca, it won't. Under reconciliation rules in the senate, certain bills can pass with a simple majority, which they have, but this bill isn't one of them.
Any bill that raises the deficit out ten years is still subject to the filibuster, and requires 60 votes to even make it to the senate floor. They don't have 60, and although they could conceivably change the rules to pass it, I doubt they will want to add their own careers to the mass political suicide taking place in the Republican conference just now.
More likely is that the senate will pass its own bill which will suck, but not as hideously as the house's bill did, and send it back to the house to let them trip over it, like they did the first two AHCAs. Then, they might pass it, if they can get their act together, but it won't be this bill, which isn't going anywhere except into attack ads against the Republicans who voted for it.

-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

So now the farmers in the central valley who voted overwhelmingly for president four-year-old can't find enough migrant labor to plant, tend, or harvest their crops. I thought farmers were mostly smarter than that, but not these guys, apparently.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Obama should be executed for all the harm ACA has done. Obamacare has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

mike from iowa said...

Can't cure stoopid anymooses.

truth hurts said...

Republican congressional majorities, led by then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, enacted the largest capital gains tax cut in U.S. history, slashing the rate by 40% from 28% to 20%. Along with some other tax cuts on capital, that helped to promote an economic boom that produced surging revenues.

The Republican Congress then cut federal discretionary spending from 1995 to 1996 by 5.4% in real dollars, after adjusting for inflation. As a percent of GDP, federal discretionary spending, including defense and non-defense, was slashed by 17.5% in just 4 years, from 1995 to 1999.

The Congress also adopted some entitlement reform. The AFDC welfare program was terminated as an entitlement, and sent back to the states with work requirements and federal financing in fixed, finite block grants. Agricultural subsidies were phased out under the Freedom to Farm reforms (later reversed under House Speaker Dennis Hastert). President Clinton deserves credit only to the extent he was forced to go along with these Congressional Republican reforms.


http://www.nytimes.com/opinion/2011/07/11/how-balanced-budget-last-time.html

ThatDeborahGirl said...

You are even a bigger idiot than I originally thought. Why I even bother addressing racist fucktards like you is beyond me, except to let you know that only are you pitifully wrong, but you are piss poor ignorant as well.

Of course there is a "comparison to the police shooting a criminal suspect who is violently resisting arrest with a racist murderer randomly killing someone he doesn't even know just because of his race."

They both act of arrogance, violence and the assumption that their victims are less than human and deserve to die.

There is no excuse for either acting as judge, jury and executioner. However the police are held to a higher standard than your average bat shit crazy civilian.

The police shooting unarmed people is the epitome of cowardice. That they are not p punished for it is not anti-white narrative, it us simply calling out racism for say it is.

You disgust me so I will not bother responding to you again. Feel free to fuck off at your earliestb convenience you racist son of a bitch.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, we'll try to get to those places. Actually we'll have to do Dooky's next time they're not open on Saturday.

As far as the post it is a little weird that The Donald is celebrating half a bill but he needs to get anything that even smells like a win because so far he has done nothing and signed zero bills of consequence. It'll be fun to see how this does in the senate but I wouldn't be too optimistic because even Sen. Manchin seems to be acting like a Dem.

PX

dinthebeast said...

"You live in an alternate reality."

Nope, there's only one reality. They just lie a lot.

-Doug in Oakland

The Narrative said...

ThatDeborahGirl said...
"The police shooting unarmed people is the epitome of cowardice"

No, the epitome of cowardice is making martyrs out of scumbag criminals who get shot after attacking the police, as if they deserved the same sympathy as a college student on his way to get some lunch from a food truck who gets stabbed to death by a racist sub human.

You are completely devoid of moral agency and should be treated as such. The fact that people like you have the rights of an adult is what is wrong with this country.

dinthebeast said...

Fuck you Narrative, your lies are obscene and you have obviously never actually dealt with a fucking cop.

-Doug in Oakland

field negro said...

"So now the farmers in the central valley who voted overwhelmingly for president four-year-old can't find enough migrant labor to plant, tend, or harvest their crops. I thought farmers were mostly smarter than that, but not these guys, apparently."

And over 55% of white women who voted for him are whining because of how trumpcare will impact women's health issues.

Go figure.

mike from iowa said...

Republican congressional majorities, led by then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, enacted the largest capital gains tax cut in U.S. history, slashing the rate by 40% from 28% to 20%. Along with some other tax cuts on capital, that helped to promote an economic boom that produced surging revenues.

Taxcuts DO NOT spur economic activity. It has been proven over and over again in the past 50 years.

You get an F-minus for wasting time.

dinthebeast said...

"And over 55% of white women who voted for him are whining because of how trumpcare will impact women's health issues.

Go figure."

Melissa Harris-Perry, who correctly predicted president four-year-old's victory, made an interesting video in which she discussed with her friends why it was that she was able to call the race correctly.
Her main point was that white women voted their race, not their gender (as was hoped by the Clinton campaign). She said something to the effect of "Sorry, girls, they do this every time, historically speaking, and to expect them not to this time was short sighted and dumb."

Still makes no sense to me, but I have found that things don't have to make sense to me in order to work, and that's pretty much all I have on the subject.

-Doug in Oakland

Doug is a Dumbass said...

"Her main point was that white women voted their race, not their gender (as was hoped by the Clinton campaign)"

Hillary was white.

Melissa Harris-Perry is a dumb as you. And as employable.

dinthebeast said...

"Only a right-wingnut would declare that he won a game that's not over yet.😱"

Sort of like the time George W. Bush put the "Mission Accomplished" banner up and proclaimed victory in the war he'd started two months earlier that is still raging right now, fourteen years later.

-Doug in Oakland

James Bold said...

"Researchers said they determined that 3,959 black people were killed in “racial terror lynchings” in a dozen Southern states between 1877 and 1950."

Oh, good.  You found what, less than one Chimpcongo-year's more over 3/4 of a century.  Isn't that special.

Lynching did keep you googles from doing things like dragging people out of cars and executing them.  Fifty-odd a year to tamp down all the crimes like that sounds good to me!  And we could easily do with stringing up twenty-odd SJWs and Antifa and their communist professors per annum, though we'd probably have to do several thousand in the first year to make the point stick.


"Of course there is a "comparison to the police shooting a criminal suspect who is violently resisting arrest with a racist murderer randomly killing someone he doesn't even know just because of his race."

They both act of arrogance, violence and the assumption that their victims are less than human and deserve to die."

If you believe that, you're truly fucked in the head and need to be removed from this society since you are utterly opposed to the rules it requires in order to exist.  Afreaka, NOW!