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Pence, Pompeo, trump, dominionism

It's a sad fact of life that republicanism, though definitionally not religious, is in political manifestation almost identical to dominionism. The love of money above all else lends itself to the same methods of exploitation as does the belief that Jesus is coming to forgive all sins and clean up everything, anyway. Pence, Pompeo, trump... the first two believe that they're doing the commanded work, no matter the means, and the latter just wants the means, no matter what.

Sorry, folks... but we need to start teaching our children that certain notions are supreme nonsense and that they're killing us.

Beautiful job by Don Lemon here, confronting a shady John Kasich

As a fellow Baton Rougean I am extremely proud of Don Lemon:

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/you-are-part-of-the-problem-don-lemon-rips-john-kasich-as-a-trump-apologist-in-heated-interview/#comments_section_start

Don't know how to post a photo inside a post



A simple salute to my dog

I rejoice in her company.

These fuckers who are SO against "globalism", against the UN, so xenophobic, now

for the sake of an orange IDIOT will adopt the defense that involving foreign powers in our elections is perfectly acceptable and non-impeachable.

Fuck them.

So, today I can't eat beans, nuts, tomatoes, figs, leafy greens, brown rice, whole grain bread

Instead I'm eating white rice with butter.

Funny thing about a colonoscopy... avoid all the stuff that's good for you.

Who's going to produce, direct, and star in the trump movie?

All of this is just too juicy to not cinematize.

Am I the only one here dissatisfied with today's developments?

"Impeachment inquiry" doesn't sound like "impeachment" to me.

The most important point you'll see here all day.

Courtesy of brutus smith:

"Everyday impeachment is delayed, people just normalize trump's action."

THIS. A thousand times THIS.

Blasphemy: a National Sales Tax would be MUCH better than our present or any Income Tax system

Let me start by saying that I strongly disagree with the biggest myth that keeps us operating under an income tax system: that a national sales tax would disproportionately and unfairly hurt lower and middle class people. The reasons that's an incorrect assumption? 1) Because different items for purchase can easily be taxed at different rates 2) some items don't have to be taxed at all 3) taxes can be instituted on items and transactions that are not currently taxed 4) government refunds of sales taxes can be easily instituted.

On the contrary, it's our current income tax system that hurts the non-rich. Why? Several reasons: 1) Income is easy to hide, understate, and manipulate 2) Items and transactions that are deducted as expenses to lower taxation are not necessarily relevant nor necessary to producing the associated income (In other words, the fortunate can presently subsidize luxuries under the guise of expense). Furthermore, as far as our current system goes, there are many transactions which should be taxed but are not (most egregiously: the sales/transfers of equities and real property).

All that aside, I'm here as a former corporate accountant to tell you that fully one third of my work was devoted to satisfying government information and reporting mandates because of an income tax system. Elimination of income taxes (and most of the IRS) in favor of a much easier to operate national sales tax system would be a boon to corporate productivity.


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