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I love ❤️ this woman!

Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Oct 28, 2017, 10:51 PM (0 replies)

Doesn't this violate budget reconciliation rules?

My understanding was that to get this tax fraud bill through with 50 votes (Pence is the tie breaker) the bill has to only cost the federal treasury $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

Since it is clear that in this form it violates that doesn't it become susceptible to filibuster?

(An additional general comment. What these traitors are doing is obscene.

This bill will almost certainly not ignite growth. Most likely it will cause economic contraction. That windfall that corporations get? They haven't spent any of the other additional revenues due to previous tax cuts by raising wages or adding employees. What makes anyone think they will this time?

Instead they will continue to move production facilities to lower wage regions and will continue to invest heavily in robotics and AI.

These thieves don't even believe their own bullshit. This will accomplish two ends. One, they get a tax cut and the Republicans always love those. Two, they'll be able to go after Medicare/Social Security/Medicaid even more than now. Get a Democrat in office and they can go back to howling about the deficit.)
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Oct 28, 2017, 10:47 PM (0 replies)

Kenya offers an example of what could be...

Everyone has been tiptoeing around the enormous elephant in our national room. Once we went to proprietary, essentially unauditable electronic voting machines our elections ceased being credible.

We’ve had one election after another where the results didn’t match the exit polling. When this has happened in other countries we, the US, filed objections regarding that election. Ukraine is a notable example.

Our system is not and hasn’t been credible for decades.

That this server was wiped is clear evidence of culpability.

But nothing will be done. Because those in power got there illegitimately. They don’t want the investigations to happen because they would lead to their being discovered.

These cheaters have discovered the fatal flaw in our system. We have no way of invalidating a clearly fraudulent election.

Kenya shows what could be. But their judiciary seems to still be functioning. Ours? Not so much...

Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Oct 26, 2017, 11:06 AM (1 replies)

That is the problem in a nutshell

The average Trump voter was loaded up with lies about Hillary, hated Obama (even non-whites in many cases because of all the floating lies), and wanted to believe that Trump was a populist hero that would be the champion of the middle class because it makes perfect sense that someone that has never been anything but rich and extraordinarily privileged would understand the poor and middle class...

Nice run on sentence, huh?

But that represents the disordered, uninformed thinking.

You have people that don’t know shit about anything and never have known shit about anything making decisions about voting for the leader of our country, their district and their state.

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Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 25, 2017, 07:35 PM (1 replies)

The latter of course!

Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 25, 2017, 04:35 PM (0 replies)

NO!

If you would consider voting Republican I’m not sure why you are at this site.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 25, 2017, 03:08 PM (0 replies)

We're so close

Before the election, after the election, and throughout this entire nightmare I’ve been telling people that North Korea was going to be the flashpoint. It really didn’t take a genius to see that to tell you the truth.

I’m very frightened at this point. The Republicans are so focused on getting their tax cut through that to them nothing else matters. They don’t seem to be able to pull their heads out long enough to realize that if we cross the line with North Korea— probably nothing else is really going to matter.

Republicans and all of their mindless adherents have become some sort of a apocalyptic death cult.

I wish I could say there was some sort of leadership here but there really isn’t.

There is this amorphous ideology that is part libertarianism, part objectivism, part Dominionism, and part “I’m a spoiled little brat and I hate everyone and everything and I want to tear it all down”.

Current Republican Party is nativistic, xenophobic, racist, anti-elitist, anti-intellectual, anti-knowledge, anti-science…

But boy are they for tax cuts! Because that’s what the people that fund the entire operation want and that’s what they’re going to deliver.

That we are on the brink of a nuclear war that is probably going to be started by us doesn’t really seem to be on their radar right now.

They will not do anything.

The question is is will Mueller move fast enough to stop this train in its tracks? Or, really, can he?

Corker is at least trying at this point. But he’s getting no support from this party.

I am deeply, deeply afraid.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Oct 24, 2017, 11:35 AM (2 replies)

Thanks for posting this.

I tend to have kind of a gloomy, cynical outlook on life. What is going on with the country with Trump and all is about to push me into a catastrophic depression.

But seeing this sort of thing perks me up. From abject despair to overwhelming joy in less than a minute. God I love ❤️ dogs!
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Oct 23, 2017, 01:36 PM (0 replies)

Keep hearing echoes of the philosophy of the divine right of kings...

People are so naturally hierarchical. Since most people are natural followers they seem to yearn for the strong men to tell them what they must and should do. And what they shouldn’t do.

Putin today decided to instruct Americans on how they should respect and honor Trump. After all he won without any Russian help and by winning is automatically deserving of respect.

Pat Robertson and other fundamentalist cretins have proclaimed Trump the anointed of God.

The authoritarian mindset finds this natural and desirable. Without the stubborn resistance of George Washington we would have elected a king. I think we all forget that.

We are again having that national discussion.

I’m not confident that we’ll emerge whole this time.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Oct 20, 2017, 06:03 PM (0 replies)

Not surprising

We spray pesticides everywhere. Just what we do on our lawns is insane. Walk into any Home Depot or Lowe’s. There is a huge aisle stacked with products that contain both herbicides and pesticides.

That fertilizer with pre-emergent in it? Have you ever stopped to think what else it kills? Lizards? Nematodes? Mayflies? What else?

We spray chemicals everywhere and really we have little understanding of the systemic effects. We fight the good fight against mosquitoes. But what if we kill them all? What eats mosquitoes? Surely they will then starve.

We seem to think that somehow we stand apart from the ecosystem. But we are part of it and depend on it to survive.

At some point we will kill too many of the little creatures and then creatures that eat them will starve and then this will ripple up through the system until the apex predator can no longer survive.

And that apex predator is us. As Pogo once said, “I has met the enemy and he is us.”
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 18, 2017, 10:59 PM (0 replies)
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