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American Fables, Tales For Our Times: Conservatives Vs. the World

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Twins Ron and Reagan, up and dressed for school, ran down to the kitchen where Mom, (like I’m sure all good conservative Moms do), had a full hearty breakfast ready and waiting. The family said prayers first, (as I’m sure all good conservative Christian parents do), and everybody smiled and laughed and shared love around the table. Then Ron and Reagan grabbed their book bags and lunches and climbed into the car.

Dad left for work and Mom drove the kids to school. The children turned at the school doors and waved yelling “I love you”, (as I’m sure all perfect conservative children do).

Mom had barely parked the car back in the garage when her phone rang. She answered to hear Ron screaming into the phone, “Mom, my teacher has a rainbow flag hanging in the classroom, come get me before I turn gay!” Mom screeched the car back out onto the road and sped back to the school. Ron came barreling down the sidewalk and dove through the open passenger window, curling up on the floor yelling, “Drive Mom, drive before the gay catches me!”

Mom had just gotten the distraught young Ron home when her phone rang again; it was Reagan sobbing uncontrollably, “Mommy, Mommy, I forgot to pray before class started, now I won’t be able to pray again until lunchtime! Come get me before I become an atheist Liberal!” Out Mom screeched again to rescue her imperiled daughter from the clutches of Public School Satan.

Both children having been rescued, Mom called Dad and said, “You need to come home, our whole conservative way of life is under attack!”

“Lock all the doors and windows, I’m on my way!”, he replied.

When Dad got home he strategically placed all but one of the numerous bibles they owned in front of every door and window (He had to keep one to read to the children from every night as I’m sure all good conservative Christians do).

Dad told Mom to make sure all of the guns were loaded which was a good thing because they’d forgotten to reload the kids’ AR-15 after they shot up the couch (and unfortunately the family dog that was sleeping on it) the past weekend. Meanwhile, Dad went through the house straightening and kissing the framed Constitutions hanging in every room.

Once they were safe in their conservative bubble Dad held a family meeting. “It’s become too dangerous for you kids out in the real world; we’re going to have to home school you from now on.”

But honey, Mom said, we didn’t even graduate from high school, how can we do that!?”

Don’t worry, we can teach them the three Rs, God, Guns, and… and… okay, the 2 Rs. They don’t need to be socially or culturally rounded, that’s for Liberals; our kids will learn our version of history and all the right groups to hate. Besides, proper English is over-rated, science is a deep-state sham, and when have we ever used math?”

Later that night, after they had said bedtime prayers together (as I’m sure all conservative Christian families do), the children went to bed knowing they were finally safe from the real world (whatever the hell that is). As Mom and Dad got ready for bed, Mom said, “Today was a close call; I heard the Smith’s little daughter has to go into therapy because she learned there was slavery hundreds of years ago and now she thinks she’s a Klan member!”

So, what’s the therapy for?”, Dad asked, but Mom had already fallen asleep.

The moral of the story is: You cannot change hearts and minds when willful ignorance holds those minds hostage.

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If you want America to fulfill its promise, STOP ELECTING REPUBLICANS!

Feel free to add your own “moral to the story”.

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Victim’s Family Calls For 25th Amendment

The 25th Amendment Won’t Fix Everything

Rosanne Boyland, a resident of Kennesaw, Georgia, was one of those who died during Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol. Brother-in-law Justin Cave called for the 25th Amendment in a recent interview:

“It is my own personal belief that the President’s words and rhetoric incited a riot last night that killed four of his biggest fans and I believe that we should invoke the 25th amendment.”

I’m saddened by the deaths of all five individuals at Wednesday’s riot. I’m saddened that so many people could believe so many lies. I’m saddened that it was so easy to whip the crowd into a mob.

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Ms. Boyland made a decision to travel to the capital as did the others. We’ve now seen what conspiracy theories and denying facts can bring about. Yes, the guy in the White House incited it, but every individual made a conscious choice to join the mob or not. That decision is what killed Ms. Boyland.

Meanwhile, Trump watched the riot from his safe space, denigrating his supporters as “low class” and “white trash“. That vile, despicable excuse for a human being is what Roseanne Boyland gave her life for. That’s the saddest thing of all.

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Newt Gingrich Has No Moral Authority

Newt Gingrich Needs to Ride Off Into the Political Sunset

GingrichNewt Gingrich recently wrote an opinion piece in the right-wing Washington Times entitled: “Why I will not accept Joe Biden as president”. I could simply ask “Who gives a damn?” and end this post, but Newt Gingrich is rarely challenged on his bombastic bullshit. For those lucky folks who don’t know much about Gingrich, here are the cliff notes:

He’s an arrogant, self-important, self-delusional, self-aggrandizing, adulterous, finger-in-the-wind ex-politician. For more detail, read:

Politico’sThe Millennial’s Guide to Newt Gingrich

The Atlantic’s “How Newt Gingrich Destroyed American Politics“, and

Time’s “How Newt Gingrich Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Republican Party

Now, back to Newt’s opinion piece; without a doubt, the most hypocritical statement comes at the very start:

Having spent more than four years watching the left #Resist President Donald Trump and focus entirely on undoing and undermining the 2016 election, it took me several days to understand the depth of my own feelings.

Carrying the torch of Republican hypocrisy

In case you didn’t know, Newt Gingrich was the star of the show at the 2009 Inauguration eve meeting to sabotage Obama’s presidency.  Robert Draper’s book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives” lists attendees as:

Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, … and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith.

As HuffPost’s Sam Stein reported:

For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform. (…)

“You will remember this day,” Draper reports Newt Gingrich as saying on the way out. “You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown.”

Sadly for Newt, the seeds dried up and Obama won re-election in 2012. Republicans never realized how much Democrats supported their President, and saw through GOP efforts to ensure the government failed. Just as they don’t realize even now that unlike their base, Democrats have always seen through Trump’s MAGA bullshit. Republicans elected a repulsive, vulgar, un-American, self-absorbed con-man who has done nothing but shit all over the dignity of the office and the reputation of the country. AND NEWT GINGRICH KNOWS THIS.

Covering for the Failure-in-Chief

Gingrich continues:

” …Democrat-led COVID-19 policies have enriched the wealthy while crushing middle class small business owners (some 160,000 restaurants may close).”

It’s DEMOCRATIC-led, brainiac, sheesh! Anyway, this kind of nonsense is why people like Newt write for conservative sites: No Pushback. And fact-checking? PFFFT. 

Whatever COVID-19 policies Democrats enacted were a result of the lack of leadership and blatant dishonesty from Washington. Blue states acted quickly and imposed the necessary lockdowns.

 

Republicans, however, hid behind their constituents’ selfish “freedom” arguments and practically reveled in doing the opposite of everything the disease specialists suggested.

Red States’ COVID cases are surging now, and Republicans and the White House have abandoned any pretense of having a plan.

The Right’s fine-tuned art of dishonesty

As for “enriching the wealthy and crushing middle-class small business owners”, that is a direct result of the non-existent oversight of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According to SBA.gov:

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses.

But according to Vox (my emphasis):

As written in the legislation, any business that’s classified as an accommodation or food service that has 500 or fewer employees at its individual locations, is eligible. It’s a loophole that, in theory, was meant to help franchisees and independent owners — think a local McDonald’s store owner — but as Bloomberg notes, the “language didn’t clarify whether individual locations must apply for the aid or whether corporate headquarters could start vacuuming up millions in relief funds.”

Some of the “small businesses” that “vacuumed up” money included Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shake Shack, and the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, the AP found that “… at least 94 companies that disclosed receiving aid since the program opened April 3 were publicly traded, some with market values well over $100 million.” True small businesses were left to fend for themselves, thus the money was gone before they could even get their applications processed.

Mnuchin’s Financial Free For All

Among others receiving PPP money:

A couple who purchased a $3.5 million estate, and a “ministry” that tried to buy a $3.7 million house in Disney World’s Golden Oak development. In addition, Small Business Trends reports:

Feds have seized a 2020 Lamborghini Huracan sports car, a Rolex Presidential watch, a 5.73-carat diamond ring, and a diamond bracelet — all purchased with PPP loan money. Other loot includes a Tesla, a 26-foot Pavati Wake Boat, a 33-foot Cruiser yacht, two Rolls-Royces, a Lamborghini Urus, a Kia Stinger, and a Ford F-350 pickup truck.

Authorities also seized cash hoards and froze bank accounts. They are in the process of trying to recover other assets.

Some defendants blew taxpayer money on wild spending sprees, including Las Vegas gambling, visits to strip clubs, and day-trading. In one case, a married couple was apprehended at JFK Airport purportedly attempting to flee the country after submitting 18 fraudulent applications — allegedly.

As a result of public outcry over the program’s fraudulent loans, Steve Mnuchin decided to conceal the names of businesses receiving PPP loans.

I’m not going to continue to point out the blatant lies in Gingrich’s opinion piece, I think you get the drift. Aside from tax breaks for the wealthy, starting wars, suppressing the vote, and denying people their rights, lying is one of the things Republicans excel at. Newt Gingrich’s opinions are about as important as something you’d scrape off of your shoe, and his character is no better.

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Lindsey Graham Dangled Stimulus to Buy Votes

Winning is all that matters

Many writers have called out Lindsey Graham‘s post-McCain descent into the gutter, but it turns out he can go even lower. As Americans struggle to stay above water and small business owners lose their livelihoods, Graham is dangling stimulus money like pet treats to buy the Georgia Senate seats. Via The Hill:

lindsey grahamWhile he frequently antagonized Trump during the 2016 Republican primary, he has since become a loyal lap-dog for the outgoing president. In a surprise development, though, Graham does not necessarily agree with Trump on stimulus checks. He says that he will support the president’s hope for a larger check, but only if David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win their senate runoff races.

Update: As I write this, Graham has voiced support for a stand-alone vote to raise stimulus to $2000.00, wonder how he’s being rewarded for that.

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Now YOU’RE Paying For Corporate America’s Meals

When the Hell is Enough Enough?

Republicans fought long and hard to get the 35% statutory corporate tax rate lowered. They claimed it made U.S. companies less competitive than their foreign counterparts. At the same time, Republicans KNEW that corporate effective tax rates averaged much less.

In 2016, the Senate Budget Committee’s Ranking Member received a report from the GAO on effective tax rates. The GAO report, using tax years 2006-2012, found:

cash and cigarsThe statutory tax rate on net corporate income ranges from 15 to 35 percent, depending on the amount of income earned. For tax years 2008 to 2012, profitable large U.S. corporations paid, on average, U.S. federal income taxes amounting to about 14 percent of the pretax net income that they reported in their financial statements (for those entities included in their tax returns). When foreign and state and local income taxes are included, the average ETR across all of those years increases to just over 22 percent.

Insanity is… well, you know.

Even so, the GOP majority got their way in 2017, rewarding those big-money donors at the expense of American taxpayers. In 2019, a report from ITEP (Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy), Corporate Tax Avoidance in the First Year of the Trump Tax Law found:

TCJAWhen drafting the tax law, lawmakers could have eliminated special breaks and loopholes in the corporate tax to offset the cost of reducing the statutory rate. Instead, the new law introduced many new breaks and loopholes, though it eliminated some old ones.

Key Findings:

pigs at the troughThe 379 profitable corporations identified in this study paid an effective federal income tax rate of 11.3 percent on their 2018 income, slightly more than half the statutory 21 percent tax rate.

91 corporations did not pay federal income taxes on their 2018 U.S. income. These corporations include Amazon, Chevron, Halliburton and IBM. An ITEP study released in April 2019 examined 2018 Fortune 500 filings released to date and found 60 companies paid zero in federal income taxes. Now, all companies have released their 2018 financial filings, and this report reflects that.

Another 56 companies paid effective tax rates between 0 percent and 5 percent on their 2018 income. Their average effective tax rate was 2.2 percent.

Now, instead of the mere 27 companies paying no income taxes in 2015, we’ve jumped to at least 91 companies avoiding taxes in 2018.

Feeding Corporate Pigs

Fast Forward to 2020. A raging pandemic, over 300,000 U.S. deaths, huge job losses, people facing evictions or losing their homes, and THIS is what Trump and Republicans insisted be part of the latest COVID Relief Plan:

feeding corporate pigsCorporations will now be able to deduct 100% of the cost of “business meals”.

Paying 50% of their meals was obviously too burdensome, so Americans will pay even more now to prop up our so-called “self-made” corporate Americans. We already subsidize their

          • Operating Expenses

          • Employee Expenses

          • Insurance

          • Travel

          • Bad Debts

          • Interest

          • Equipment

          • Taxes

          • Professional Services

          • Advertising

Not to mention yachts, planes, second homes…

Now we can feed them, too.

Meanwhile, working families are struggling to put food on their own tables. Republicans are vile, despicable people who’ve never given a rat’s ass about America.

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Stop Molly-Coddling the Obese Baby in the White House

Donald Trump refuses to admit that he lost the election and Republicans are molly-coddling him like theTrumpscreaming obese baby he is. To avoid the risk of losing favor, everybody is offering him emotional rattles to play with until he stops crying and starts packing his things.

santorumRick Santorum (yes, he’s still around):  “He’s just found out that he’s probably not going to be the president of the United States anymore. This is a very emotional time, give people space to work through this.”

fleischerAri Fleischer: The “decent thing to do is let the president himself take the time he wants to absorb this.”

 

CNN: Almost everyone around the President — members of his family, senior staffers and outside advisers — believe he will accept defeat and leave the White House in January even if he never publicly acknowledges Biden’s win.

mcenanyKayleigh McEnany, On whether Trump would attend Biden’s inauguration: “President Trump believes he will be President Trump, have a second term. I think the president will attend his own inauguration

mcconnell2Mitch McConnell: “Let’s not have any lectures, no lectures, about how the president should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results.”

 

Laura Ingraham: “Now, losing, especially when you believe the process wasn’t fair, it’s a gut punch. And ingrahamI’m not conceding anything tonight, by the way, but, losing, if that’s what happens, it’s awful.

 

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Greg Gutless Gutfeld says of Trump: “He redefined the party, because he spoke for people that both the Democrats and the Republicans forgot about. So I think, I think we’re gonna have a HELL of a lot of fun. We’re gonna have two presidents! We’re gonna have two presidents!” (Right. Outa. His. Ass.)

HannitySean Hannity: “… every American should be angry, outraged and worried and concerned about what happened in the election and the lead-up to the election.”

(Trump talking points)

CarlsonPerpetually befuddled looking Tucker Carlson claims: the “outcome of our presidential election was seized from the hands of voters”. (This is especially ridiculous considering 2020 had the highest voter turnout percentage since 1900.)

Even Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, can’t man-up enough to face his boss head-on. As the Daily Beast reported, O’Brien has:

O'Brien…pushed national security officials to publicly embrace the absurd Trump message that the election has not been certified and that there are still legal battles playing out across the country that could turn in the president’s favor.

“If you even mention Biden’s name… that’s a no-go, you’d be fired,” one national security official said.

This molly-coddling has gone on long enough. DONALD TRUMP LOST. It doesn’t matter if he cries, sucks his thumb, stomps his feet, or stays in bed hiding under the covers all day, HE STILL LOST. Somebody in that party of impotent cowards needs to find the brass to tell him it’s over.

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Election Fraud Found Right Where You’d Expect It

I'm not leavingThe Trump Toadies are out in full force for their Master claiming to have evidence of voter fraud, or just simply feeling it in their gut:

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Rudy Giuliani held a press conference claiming he had upwards of 50 witnesses to voter fraud. The first guy he called up to the podium happened to be a convicted child sex offender. (Pardon coming his way from Trump?)

GingrichNewt Gingrich went on Fox and made ridiculous claims: “First, you go out and the Democrats steal five or six states, and that’s what Republicans believe we’re watching. We think we have evidence of a lot of it.” Called it “…a left-wing power grab financed by people like George Soros, deeply laid in at the local level.” And declared: “I think that it is a corrupt, stolen election.” Will Newt EVER go away?

HannityCollege dropout turned Trump’s personal news host, Sean Hannity actually suggested a “do-over” in Pennsylvania. Civics must have been one of his toughest classes.

DobbsThen there’s poor, pathetic Lou Dobbs, whose mind seems to be failing him: “I believe corporate left-wing media, Biden and Harris have overstepped—PA ignoring court orders, the law and they claim victory! Huge suspect vote dumps for Biden in about a half dozen states, and clearly widespread voting fraud. There is no way that Biden… could get more legal votes than the greatest President ever!” Right. Outa. His. Ass.

So What is Election Fraud?

Electoral fraud, sometimes referred to as election fraud, election manipulation, voter fraud or vote rigging, involves illegal interference with the process of an election, either by increasing the vote share of a favored candidate, depressing the vote share of rival candidates, or both.”

Republicans are in search of election fraud, pointing everywhere but to their own back yard. They know who’s committing fraud, and they’re in full support of it.

♦ The California Republican Party… admitted responsibility for placing more than 50 deceptively labeled “official” drop boxes for mail-in ballots in Los Angeles, Fresno, and Orange Counties, an action that state officials said was illegal and could lead to voter fraud. ( NY Times, Oct. 2020 )

♦ Republican Gov. Greg Abbott “…forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened… and allowed “Texas counties to provide no more than one drop-off location for voters casting absentee ballots.” (Texas Tribune, Oct.  2020) Abbott had to be sued to do the right thing.

♦ Republicans in Wisconsin urged volunteers to contact Pennsylvania Trump voters “to get them to turn in ballots days after the election.” (Daily Beast, Nov. 2020)

♦ A Republican in California set up an illegal “vote center” in front of his business. (Voice of OC, Nov. 2020)

Then there’s this little nugget involving Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel herself, from the Minnesota Reformer:

Ronna McDanielMinnesota GOP Chairperson Jennifer Carnahan told party activists on Thursday night that she would help amplify claims of ballot fraud made by President Donald Trump and national Republican leaders, even though they are baseless assertions disputed by election officials of both parties.

Carnahan said that earlier Thursday, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel asked her and other GOP officials around the country to recruit elected Republicans to parrot the false claims of fraud.

Also, as recapped by the Las Vegas Sun this month:

In December, The Topeka Capital-Journal exposed Kansas GOP Congressman Steve Watkins for using a UPS office in that city as his home address in order to register for a 2019 municipal election.

Wisconsin Republicans prevented postponement of this year’s primary election and extension of mail-in voting despite the COVID-19 pandemic, then rigged the system so that only five of 180 polling sites were open in Milwaukee. Black and Hispanic voters were disproportionately affected, but turned out in strong numbers in defiance of the GOP.

From the AP:

wohl and burkmanJacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 54, each face four felony counts in Detroit, including conspiring to intimidate voters in violation of election law and using a computer to commit crimes, Attorney General Dana Nessel said.

The calls falsely warned residents in majority-Black Detroit and cities in at least four other states that if they vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election they could be subjected to arrest, debt collection and forced vaccination, Nessel said.

Maybe the most important support FOR election fraud came from the Republican Senate, which refused to advance bi-partisan election security bills ahead of the 2020 elections. They argued among other things, it would be imposing on states’ rights. Even so, the party is currently trying to overturn state legislators’ voting changes made due to the pandemic.

Mitch McConnell, as CBS reported in 2019  “…objected to legislation that would have required campaigns and candidates to report offers of election-related aid from foreign governments.”

THESE are all instances of election fraud, and it is Republicans committing it.

Because Republicans know: When voters are able to vote unhindered, they turn out, and when they turn out, Republicans lose.

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Kellyanne Conway Confuses Being a Bitch With Being Powerful

Kellyanne ConwayFinally, we understand how Kellyanne Conway can work for Donald Trump: She’s a raging bitch with a sense of importance as distorted as her boss’s. How they fit both of their egos in the Oval Office at the same time, is a mystery to me.

Conway recently had a minion call Caitlin Yilek, a reporter at the Washington Examiner, during which Kellyanne got on the phone and went into a shrewish rant which you can read here. It included this little gem (my emphasis):

Let me tell you something, from a powerful woman. Don’t pull the crap where you’re trying to undercut another woman based on who she’s married to. He gets his power through me, if you haven’t noticed. Not the other way around.

Ms. CharmWOW, somebody’s a bit full of herself. Most truly powerful people don’t have to point it out. The emphasized part in that quote is particularly hypocritical, considering Conway attempted to tie Bill Clinton’s scandal to Hillary in the 2016 campaign. From the Atlantic (emphasis mine):

This is the same Kellyanne Conway who played a key role in the Trump campaign’s strategy for addressing accusations of sexual misconduct against its candidate—and that was to raise as a defense the sexual misconduct of their opponent’s husband. Here, for example, is Conway speaking with Chris Matthews after Trump’s press conference with Bill Clinton accusers. Here she is again with Megyn Kelly—insisting that women who claimed to have been victimized by Bill Clinton “deserved to be heard” as part of the case against Hillary Clinton. On the attack, Conway embraces views akin to the antiquated legal doctrine of coverture, wherein a woman’s legal existence is entirely subsumed into her husband’s. On the defensive, she’s suddenly Gloria Steinem.

Conway’s disparaging of her husband isn’t exactly new however, she once told the Washington Post:

“Nobody knows who I am because of my husband, people know of my husband because of me.”

Alrighty then! Kellyanne’s husband has been in a Twitter feudgeorge conway with Donald Trump for some time now, as George Conway actually has principles. Kellyanne, having sold her soul, takes Trump’s side, claiming her husband’s tweets are:

… disrespectful, it’s a violation of basic decency, certainly, if not marital vows . . .

You know the vows: “… for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, even if you work for an ASS.

Conway originally supported Ted Cruz during which time she actually told the truth about her current boss. Courtesy of Media Matters (my emphasis):

“… he says he’s for the little guy, but he’s actually built a lot of his businesses on the backs of the little guy and he’s a lot of little guys through eminent domain, or through not paying contractors after you’ve built something. The little guys have suffered. [CNN, CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, 2/10/16]

“… it’s one thing to hurl personal insults at somebody’s wife, and that cost Mr. Trump dearly in Wisconsin and dearly among women voters all across this country. … it is quite another to accuse Ted Cruz himself and professionals who have been at this long as you have, Ed, practically, of committing a felony and breaking a law. We could just brush it off, but it shows you the danger of just saying things that aren’t true and getting people to believe it and getting 20,000 people at a rally today to just lap it up as if it’s true. [CNN, Erin Burnett Outfront, 4/6/16]

HA HA HA HA HA…

What Kellyanne Conway doesn’t get is that her husband George will be the one that comes out of this stain on our history with his honor intact. Kellyanne is a fraud and a sellout, who tossed the sliver of integrity she may have had into the raging dumpster fire that is the Trump Administration. She will become as big a laughing stock in U.S. history as her boss. Of course, she’ll be a “powerful” laughing stock, so there’s that.

Hey George, if I may make one suggestion: Make the bitch carry her own damn coat from now on.

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Black is White, Up is Down, and Patriots are “Snitches” in GOP Land

Geraldo Rivera, Peabody-Award-winning-ABC-journalist-turned-Fox-News-Hack had this to say about the Trump Whistleblower:  

“So it’s going to be the president of the United States in a conversation that was intercepted by a rotten snitch, I’d love to wap him, but that’s another story.”

(“Wap” is slang for to beat or strike, according to Mediaite.)

“Imagine this poor president, his whole tenure in office has been marked by snitches, and rats, and backstabbers, and it’s amazing how he functions at all.

“Snitches and rats”… that’s what the Right Wing’s phony patriots are calling real patriots these days. The-guy-currently-residing-in-the-white-house has allegedly attempted to blackmail a foreign country into aiding his re-election bid, by dangling previously promised American aid like a carrot, and the Rabid Right is A-OK with that. THINK ABOUT THAT.

(Not for nothin’, but I could probably squash Geraldo like a bug with minimal effort.)

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Star Parker: Hug a Psycho, Stop the Next School Shooting

they said whatWhen you don’t have anything intelligent to say, the best thing to do is JUST NOT TALK. Conservatives have yet to master that type of self-control, even after decades of making fools of themselves. Today’s case in point: Star Parker, who recently weighed in on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, as reported by Right Wing Watch:

Conservative activist Star Parker blamed the survivors of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school for helping to bring about the massacre by not making friends with the future gunman, saying in a television interview yesterday… …we can call for gun control if we want to as a nation, we can call for more federal laws if we want to as a nation, but usually when you’re faced with tragedy, you first check yourself. We have forgotten how to just look inwardly. We’ve become such a nation of victims that we’ve forgotten to say, ‘Wait a minute, what could I have done?’

When asked what the students could have possibly done to prevent 19-YEAR-OLD DOMESTIC TERRORIST Nikolas Cruz from committing mass murder, Parker replied, I kid you not:

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Well, perhaps say ‘hello,’ perhaps say ‘I’m sorry to hear your dad died… This is not the responsibility of Washington, D.C., or the NRA. This is the responsibility of people that are closest to someone to be able to look them in the eye as an individual. … this is a very small community, someone must have saw [sic] his sadness, someone must have known his dad died. …they expelled him probably because he was acting out, and he was acting out probably because he didn’t have any friends—you know, whoever sat next to him in class, they’d better not be the ones who are protesting out there today.

WOW. That’s a new one, putting the onus for a school shooting on the students; we have plumbed the depths of callousness. Here are a few highlights from Cruz’s teenage years, courtesy of the Miami Herald; I wonder if Parker would have wanted her child to bring this kid home for dinner:

  • Nikolas hit his Mother with a vacuum cleaner hose and threw her against a wall
  • Shot his neighbor’s chickens
  • threatened to kill another boy over a girl
  • “talked about killing Mexicans and gays and chaining up and killing black people”
  • “referred to white women in interracial relationships as traitors”.
  • wrote about his birth mother: “My real mom was a Jew. I am glad I never met her.”

And nobody wanted to be this guy’s BFF? Stuck up little high school students; if only they’d said hello to him…

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You might also want to read about Republicans gutting coverage for mental health care, how Trump made it easier for the mentally unstable to get guns, how the late Phyllis Schlafly railed against routine and comprehensive” testing and mental health screening in schools, or how the 1996, Republican-majority Congress prevented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from funding research into firearm injuries and deaths in the ensuing decades.

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