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The Idiots and the Oddities, 4/23/17

Homer 2My weekly look at the Right Wing’s most ridiculous statements, unhinged characters, and all-around foolishness.

Let’s begin with our new U.S. Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.  After Hawaii’s Federal Judge Derrick Watson blocked the Guy-Currently- Residing-in-the-White-House’s (GCRIWH) revised travel ban, Sessions said in an interview:

“We are confident that the president will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the 9th Circuit… I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power.”

Now, I can be a bit of a nit-picker, but I think the U.S. Attorney General should have at least an elementary grasp of the law, maybe even the Constitution. One could write his ignorance off as a result of being raised in Alabama, rated 42nd in education nationally; problem is, Sessions actually voted to put Judge Watson on the bench.

From the same vein of ignorance of the Constitution comes this mixed up legal argument from lawyers for GCRIWH. They’re defending the orange one and his campaign in a legal action brought by some folks who were roughed up at one of his rallies:

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…protestors have their own First Amendment right to express dissenting views, but they have no right to do so as part of the campaign rally of the political candidates they oppose.

Yes, they believe the only place you can legally protest is at a rally for the candidate you agree with. As it turns out, one of the Deplorables doing the assaulting is also suing Trump. From News Corpse:

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On Monday one of the perpetrators, 75-year-old white nationalist Alvin Bamberger, responded with a lawsuit of his own. However, it was not directed at those accusing him of assault. It’s directed at Donald Trump.

According to the filing: “To the extent that Bamberger acted, he did so in response to – and inspired by – Trump and/or the Trump campaign’s urging to remove the protesters.

If Bamberger is adjudged liable to Nwanguma for his actions, Trump and/or the Trump campaign should be adjudged liable to Bamberger in an equal sum, because Trump and/or the Trump campaign urged and inspired Bamberger to act as he did.’

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Those big, tough, White Nationalists, so bold in a crowd of the like-minded. Get arrested and they start squealing like a pig, and crying like a baby: “Trump made me do it!”

On to North Carolina, where an investigation into voter fraud found one woman had “illegally cast a ballot on behalf of her deceased mother”. The News and Observer reports:

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“If anything happens, you have my power of attorney and you be sure to vote for Donald Trump for me,” the mother allegedly told the daughter.

“[M]y actions were in no way intended to be fraudulent but were done during my grief and an effort to honor my mother’s last request,” the daughter explained to authorities.

The state decided not to press charges. Let’s all go out and add a vote on behalf of our deceased relatives in 2018, shall we? We can blame it on grief from our national embarrassment.

Tom Cotton, tells us we have no reason to think the Orange Idiot has anything to hide regarding his taxes:

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to find out where Donald Trump has connections overseas. He normally puts his name on buildings when he has them.

I’m guessing Tommy’s too young to recall Leona Helmsley who, despite having her name on numerous properties, was sentenced to prison for tax fraud. And she didn’t owe foreign governments millions. 

Gisela Allen, conservative candidate for Scotland’s Glasgow Council, gave a stream of consciousness style answer to the Sunday Herald‘s question: “Why do you want to be a councillor?” Among several statements she made was this little gem:

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“I am not anti-gay, but how can you call that a community? Sex life is everybody’s private affair. You do not come out and declare openly.

Do you think I am going all over the city and saying my idea of a sexually-attractive creature is a gorilla? When I go to a zoo and I see a gorilla my hormones go absolutely crazy. I find a gorilla very attractive.

I got nothin’. Except to point out that the only folks talking or thinking about sex with animals are always Conservatives.

Finally, the GCRIWH has embarrassed the country YET AGAIN. The UK’s Daily Mail reports:

Donald Trump has demanded a carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element for his state visit. The US President is said to have ‘made it clear’ that the gold-plated carriage procession to Buckingham Palace should go ahead, marking an unprecedented security operation.

  The Metropolitan Police are already said to be preparing for the ‘biggest public order operation in several years’ as protests are expecting when President Trump visits the UK in October.

A source told the Times: ‘The vehicle which carries the president of the United States is a spectacular vehicle, designed to withstand a massive attack like a low-level rocket granade. ‘If he is in a golden coach being dragged up the Mall by a couple of horses, the risk factor is dramatically increased.’

Hell, I say let him ride!

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Trump Voters’ Threads and Comments Are Ignorant, But Entertaining

Trump Voters’ Minds

possible trump voters deskEveryday across the country, in their parents’ basements, thousands of Trump voters type furiously away at their computers. In rooms likely plastered with tin foil, they participate in threads that are stupefying displays of ignorance. And hypocrisy. And denial.

Their gushing, over-the-top fervor for all things Trump is both comical and sad. They hate Liberals, Obama, Democrats, and even some Republicans. They mock others for not knowing what they know, which is, well… nothing really.

The Threads of Ignorance

Take these thread posts at Free Republic, regarding Trump’s new helipad at Mar-a-Lago:

ROFL“I don’t mind Trump has meetings and golfs there, because he is working and meeting and golfing with various officials.

Obama would golf with his pals…”

So it’s no longer about how often the President plays golf, now it’s about who he golfs with. Gotcha. Only, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is the only leader he’s golfed with since the election. He has played with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Clear Sports CEO Garry Singer, former Yankee Paul O’Neill, Ernie Els, and Lexi Thompson.  What happened to “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf”?

“Our solution-minded president solving another issue.”

Yes, an issue of personal convenience.

bag o idiots“We are paying for this. Obama is still riding around in Secret Service SUVs and who knows what else he’s still using.”

Someone needs to tell Einstein about The Former Presidents Act (FPA; 3 U.S.C. § 102)

“Has Trump taken off one full day yet?”

“I hope so. Too much work and no downtime isn’t healthy.”

Unless you’re Barack Obama I guess. Has Trump taken one full day off? You mean the Trump who thinks being President is a Monday through Friday job?

Trump’s Great Sacrifices

At the site “Liberty Writers“, a headline screams: “URGENT: Donald Trump Just Sacrificed Something UNBELIEVABLE For Our Country!”

What did he sacrifice, according them? 

Donald Trump revealed today that since winning the office of President he has sacrificed BILLIONS of dollars for his country!!

Trump told Chris Wallace that in the last week alone he gave up over one billion dollars in business deals from power players trying to buy in before he takes office.

insultNow that right there is pretty admirable. Donald Trump, America’s celebrity billionaire, cares so much about this country that he said to Hell with the money to keep us safe.

This guy is great. He really does love our country. Let’s return that love and post this message all over Facebook for the world to see!!

Nauseating. Either Trump voters don’t know, or don’t care that Trump funneled $12.8 million in campaign funds to his relatives and properties.

As for “giving up billions of dollars”, he has so far failed to prove he is divested from his businesses. At the same time, as Medium points out:

When Trump stays at Mar-a-Lago, Secret Service and other staff members need to be very close by. This means that they will be staying at the high-end resort too. Since they are not staying there for free— they will be paying full rate — Mar-a-Lago is collecting a substantial windfall every time the president takes a vacation there.

If Trump goes anywhere in the world and stays at his properties — and remember, he brags about owning premier properties worldwide — Secret Service and staff will be forced to stay there as well. That will enable Donald Trump to profit even more.

Trump’s Miraculous Month

Then there was this thread, about a post written by “The dumbest man on the internet”, Jim Hoft: “Amazing! Trump Cuts US Debt By $12 Billion In His First Month“. First comment out of the gate:

stupid burnsThe next time I hear msm and the liberal communist whining about the cost of security for POTUS and his family. I’ll just tell them when he spends what he saved his first month in office, then you can cry, But until then STHU.

I’m not sure which is worse: That Trump voters STILL don’t know the difference between Communism and Socialism, or that they have no idea that their savior is actually in bed with Communists.

About that $12 Billion BS: Dan Mitchell, a libertarian economist and senior fellow at the Cato Institute, told Politifact:

 “Considering that Trump hasn’t enacted any fiscal legislation, it’s a bit of a stretch for him to take credit for any changes in debt levels.” 

“Debt levels go up and down in the short run based on independent factors such as quarterly tax payments and predetermined expenditure patterns.”

This next yuck yuck just can’t see the irony…

“What can one man, without a cabinet in place, do? I would say he’s doing what he can without help from anyone—including our Congress.”

Wonder why they didn’t feel that way about… aw, nevermind.

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Was Ivanka Trump’s Name On My 2016 Ballot?

Daddy’s Little Girl Gets an Office

ivanka-trumpIvanka Trump is getting an office in the West Wing, according to the Associated Press. Seriously, people – WTF? Can Daddy not make decisions without his little girl holding his tiny hand? I’m pretty sure there was only one Trump on the ballot I cast in November. The AP reports:

Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter. Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser for Ivanka Trump, said Monday that the first daughter will not have an official title, but will get a West Wing office, government-issued communications devices and security clearance to access classified information. Gorelick said Ivanka Trump would follow the ethics rules that apply to government employees.

Ethics… the Trump family… that’s a hoot. Now, this nobody is getting classified information! The peoples’  White House is not a playground for bored little rich girls. Is there no one in Congress with the backbone to tell the little lady to take a hike?

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Republican Malevolence Unleashed

boris and snidelyThe Republican Party, abandoning any pretense of public service, has begun full burn legislating against the interests of the American people. After eight years of obstruction, they are in a fury to pass bills that will accomplish two things: Undoing everything President Obama did, and/or burn America to the ground.

Since the 115th Congress convened on January 6th, Republicans have moved to

AND THAT’S JUST THE FIRST MONTH.

At their recent retreat Republicans argued, not over how to make the Affordable Care Act better, but whether or not they could get away with yanking it out from under people.

corkerBob Corker (R Millionaire TN) meanwhile, lamented that his party might not find the “moral courage” to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, as the Washington Post reports:

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker was the most outspoken in questioning whether Republicans would be able to stomach making the kind of cuts necessary to fund a Republican wish list of new defense and foreign policy priorities.

“I’m sorry, I wonder sometimes where we as a party are going,” Corker (R-Tenn.) told a roomful of House and Senate Republicans Thursday during a national security discussion, adding that he was “discouraged” by the apparent lip service being paid to the potential costs. “There’s a spending side of this that if we don’t deal with, we’re not going to come close to defending the needs of our country,” he warned. “I fear that we’re going to leave here without thinking of the other side of the equation.

THIS is the equation that matters, Folks:

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Does anyone believe we’re somehow falling behind? And what about this equation:

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Our financial issues aren’t a result of Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid; they are due to the absence of vertebrae in the Republican Congress when it comes to corporate taxation.

Consider this info from The Motley Fool:

When companies get sued, they’re allowed to deduct the amounts they have to pay in damages to compensate their victims against their taxable income…this forces taxpayers to share in the financial fallout of their actions.

…cruise lines are structured to ensure that their profits aren’t American, even if their operations are.

…some companies are getting a killer tax break through a method commonly known as tax inversion deals… a domestic company purchases a foreign company in a country with a lower marginal corporate tax rate than the United States and then re domiciles its headquarters in the foreign country.

According to some studies, more than $2 trillion is being stored abroad, and that means that more than $600 billion in taxes is not being collected.

Then there’s this, from Forbes:

The New Markets Tax Credit was meant to create jobs in low income areas, but instead steered nearly $1 billion to wealthy investors and Wall Street banks.

…the Research and Development Tax Credit was meant to encourage mid-sized companies to increase R&D, but 80% went to huge companies like Google, Intel, Boeing and Apple.

Prostitution is illegal almost everywhere, but Nevada’s Mustang Ranch writes off free passes as a promotional expense. Workers claim business deductions for breast implants and costumes.

the NFL, NHL, and PGA Tour are classified as non-profits, exempting their earnings from federal income taxes…but they pay out million-dollar salaries.

And don’t even get me started on the Capital Gains Tax, where the wealthy pay less in taxes for doing nothing, than people do for actually working.

These so-called “fiscally responsible” Republicans could reduce the deficit, and pay down the debt without touching social programs… if they wanted to. But there is an insidious endgame here:

Republicans don’t want upward mobility; they don’t want an educated citizenry; these things are too dangerous to them. They want a 2-Tier System of wealth and labor. And if we don’t do something about it, that’s exactly what they’ll have.

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The Putz in the White House Does It Again

The Guy-Currently-Residing-In-The-White-House issued an Executive Order (You know, the thing that gets Republicans’ panties in a bunch when a Black guy does it) on Friday,

temporarily halting a U.S. refugee program and indefinitely suspending admission of Syrian refugees, and issuing 90-day restrictions that could affect people from seven predominantly-Muslim nations.

As NBC reported:

The State Department in a statement on Friday said it is working with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to put Trump’s executive order into effect. And while no particular religion is mentioned, the order specifically identifies “those who would place violent ideologies over American law.”

Now get this part:

“In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including ‘honor’ killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation,” the order says.

Ha, ha, ha, ha. You probably just envisioned plane loads of Republicans being flown off into the sunset, never to be seen again.

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Alas my friends, ’tis not to be; we’re still stuck with the “American Taliban”. The  description above is Republicans’ thinly-veiled code for, (goes to a whisper)… MUSLIMS.

strandedThe putz currently residing in the White House had no plan, however; now travelers with visas or permanent residents with green cards are stranded in transit to the U.S. along with refugees. From the Los Angeles Times:

An undetermined number of longtime U.S. residents have been stranded overseas as a result of President Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking visas from seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

All visa holders from those seven countries are now barred entry to the U.S., including lawful permanent residents, also known as green card holders, people with U.S. work visas and other types of visas, according to a senior U.S. immigration official.

NBC reports:

The State Department and Customs and Border Patrol on Saturday were still devising the formal rules for who is eligible for waivers — such rules were not written up before the executive order was implemented.

The Trump administration also has yet to issue guidance to airports and airlines on how to implement the executive order. “Nobody has any idea what is going on,” a senior Homeland Security official told NBC News.

In addition, the order applies to both refugees who are still “in transit” and U.S. green card holders from the affected Muslim-majority countries currently overseas, a senior administration official said. Those people would also need to apply for a waiver if they want to return to America, the official added.

The official said it would have been “reckless and irresponsible” to issue guidelines before the executive order was signed because of security reasons.

Huh? These fools are even too inept to cover their ineptitude. Paul Ryan, who never seems to have his male parts with him when he’s around Trump, said in a statement:

“Our number one responsibility is to protect the homeland… President Trump is right to make sure we are doing everything possible to know exactly who is entering our country.”

Because spending 1-2 years vetting each and every refugee, as we have for 30 years, is just too laissez-faire an attitude. Of course (SURPRISE!), Ryan didn’t always support the ban:

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But The-Guy-Currently-Residing-In-The-White-House isn’t worried about ALL potential terrorists. In a flagrant “fuck you” to America, he has NOT banned travel to the U.S. from terrorist inhabited countries where he does business:

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Because as we all know, someone crazy enough to put explosives in his underwear could never think of flying to Saudi Arabia AND THEN to America. Sheesh, get real!

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