Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

fescuerescue

fescuerescue's Journal
fescuerescue's Journal
January 14, 2019

Trump should be impeached for the shutdown alone.

The Mueller probe will continue of course, but could go on for years.

This shutdown, the longest in world history is a solid reason and cannot be denied.

Perhaps the new congress can advance things up a little.

March 20, 2018

Trump is the second President of the Social Media age

And he weaponized it and pointed that weapon at our heads.

Using it to collect untold riches from foreign governments, and turn our own psyches against it.


This alone is reason enough to impeach him, and ban candidates from social media.

March 1, 2018

When Trump is impeached, what if he refuses to leave office?

Like any game of chess, it's important to think past the next move.

I'm convinced that Trump will be impeached, sometime in the next year or so. However, our assumption that he just packs up leaves needs to be examined.

This is a guy who had the Russians steal the election for him (or at least was the recipient of Russian action), so it only follows that he(or Russia) would resist impeachment when it comes to that.

What if he orders the Military to enforce his rule (using generals he installs/promotes)? What if he mobilizes the NRA in support?

I know it's easy to say "one step at a time, we'll worry about that later", but we really do need to some succession and follow on planning.

February 19, 2018

IF we can secure our airports, we can secure our schools

While the TSA gets a bad rap, they have done an excellent job of keeping our airports safe.

Maybe we should look at expanding the TSA to protect our nations schools. STSA?

Expensive? I'm sure. But nothing that a tax on guns and bullets wouldn't solve and our kids are worth it.

February 18, 2018

How about a -real- buyback. Mandatory, say $10,000 per AR-15

Make it a carrot and stick.

$10,000 cash, tax free per weapon if you turn it in.
If caught with it, 10 years in jail.

While this would be expensive, this would be a MASSIVE economic boost and solve the gun problem at the same time.

Those kinda of numbers - would get the gunners attention and cooperation (for the most part)

February 16, 2018

Why is hunting so sacred?

I keep seeing folks say "you don't need an ar-15" to hunt etc.

So what? Who gives a shit about hunting? We have groceries stores on every corner. NO ONE, literally no one relies on hunting to live now.

So lets skip that, and ban them *ALL*. Hunting files, 6 shooters, machine guns, everything. I'll even compromise and for every gun that is turned in, get a coupon for a free crossbow, for the idiots who insist they must hunt.

Allowing people to have weapons & arms such as bows, knives, crossbows...that honors the second amendment, so there is no confusion there.

February 15, 2018

We already have a minimum age for buying guns at 18/21. Lets raise it to 35.

We know it's constitutional to have a gun age limit of 21. So let's lever that to 35.

That would eliminate lots of school shootings by kids, not to mention that most gun crime is committed by folks under 35.

We could have some sort of procedure, where guns inherited or gifted to those under 35, go into a Trust which is released only upon age 35, or by order of the President for a national emergency (i.e. invasions, civil war etc)

This would honor the 2nd amendment and save lives.

February 1, 2018

Got my new paycheck today with new withholding.

My withholding went to $399.26 (weekly) from $466.50 . (paid weekly)

What a pittance. I get a whole $67, while billionaires get millions.

Thanks for the crumbs!

December 5, 2017

A thought - Prepay state and local income taxes now while you can

In December and you can write them off in 2017.

Just occurred to me. Since any State and Local gets deducted this year, but not next, there is an an opportunity.

If you send in an estimated payment for 2017, an extra large one....you'll get it refunded back in ~April (or not owe as much). However you can deduct it all in 2017.

The refund/reduction in April would normally offset the benefit for 2018, but since 2018 won't allow for state/local deductions, it won't be nullified as usual.

This should also apply for prepaying property taxes if they would normally exceed $10k. Pay them now and get them deducted before the limits set in.

This might be the only way for middle-class to actually benefit from this bill.

May 28, 2017

So what is the hold up on impeachment?

It's nearly June and it's still just talk. At this rate he's gonna destroy the country before there's even a vote!

I would like to see our leaders demanding impeachment now and twisting arms to get it on the vote schedule.

I was sure after the election, that he wouldn't make it a year, now - I'm not so sure.

Profile Information

Member since: Mon Dec 19, 2016, 12:08 AM
Number of posts: 4,448

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»fescuerescue's Journal