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23 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

" "Happy Father's Day to all, including the Radical Left, RINOs, and other Losers of the world."

- Donald J. Trump -

Steve,

       When you posted this yesterday I thought it was a joke from Saturday Night Live.

        Things must be getting weirder in Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster if we can no longer tell the difference between actual Trump quotes and jokes from late night television.

 

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This man is an idiot. How could America have elected him as their President in the first place?

Can we go back and impeach someone retroactively for just being completely stupid?

Trump issues unhinged new statement about 'winning' Georgia -- and gets quickly shot down by fact checker

by Brad Reed June 22, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-georgia-2653492637/

“Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued yet another statement falsely claiming to have won the 2020 presidential election in Georgia -- but a fact checker for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution quickly shot down his false claims.

In his statement, Trump praised Georgia officials for removing over 100,000 names from their voter rolls -- but then demanded to know why those names weren't removed before the last election, which he narrowly lost to President Joe Biden.

"WHAT ABOUT THE LAST ELECTION?" Trump demanded. "WHY WASN'T THIS DONE PRIOR TO THE NOVEMBER 3RD PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, where they had us losing by a very small number of votes, many times less than the 101,789 figure?"

Trump then falsely asserted that "this means we (you!) won the Presidential Election in Georgia."

However, Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Mark Niesse explained that Trump's claims have zero basis in reality.

"Exactly 0 registered Georgia voters who may be canceled voted in last year's election," he explained. "Voters aren't purged until they miss 2 general elections. Federal law bans list maintenance within 90 days of federal elections."”

Steve Thomas

 

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From the article: “Since time began,” Ike reminded his comfortable corporate listeners, “opulence has too often paved for a nation the way to depravity and ultimate destruction.”

That depravity, Eisenhower’s remarks went on to suggest, could also destroy us — if we foolishly chose to let the rich “contribute far less than they should in taxes.”

 

Our political elite, sadly, refused to follow Ike’s advice. His successor in the White House, John Kennedy, asked Congress to drop the tax rate on top-bracket income from 91 to 65 percent. That rate would drop, soon after Kennedy’s death to 70 percent and then, under Ronald Reagan, to as low as 28 percent. The current top rate: 37 percent.

 

ttps://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/22/can-we-conquer-our-grand-dynastic-family-fortunes/

 

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State university faculty, students to be surveyed on beliefs

“Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that budget cuts could be looming if universities and colleges are found to be “indoctrinating” students.”

By Ana Ceballos 06/23/21

https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2021/06/22/state-university-faculty-students-to-be-surveyed-on-beliefs/#

 

TALLAHASSEE — “In his continued push against the “indoctrination” of students, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed legislation that will require public universities and colleges to survey students, faculty and staff about their beliefs and viewpoints to support “intellectual diversity.”

The survey will discern “the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented” in public universities and colleges, and seeks to find whether students, faculty and staff “feel free to express beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom,” according to the bill.

The measure, which goes into effect July 1, does not specify what will be done with the survey results. But DeSantis and Sen. Ray Rodrigues, the sponsor of the bill, suggested on Tuesday that budget cuts could be looming if universities and colleges are found to be “indoctrinating” students.”

Shades of Mao Tse-Tung

Steve Thomas

 

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21 hours ago, Andrew Prutsok said:

I guess Merrick Garland is coming after everyone who rubs the establishment the wrong way, not just Proud Boys, Oathkeepers and Nazis.

U.S. MILITARY TRAINING DOCUMENT SAYS SOCIALISTS REPRESENT “TERRORIST” IDEOLOGY

https://theintercept.com/2021/06/22/socialists-counterterrorism-political-terrorists-navy-antifa/

 

Well, this story apparently fell apart pretty quickly. This has apparently been out there for years and is not a part of the training program. The poster regrets the error.

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On 6/22/2021 at 3:00 PM, Douglas Caddy said:

From the article: “Since time began,” Ike reminded his comfortable corporate listeners, “opulence has too often paved for a nation the way to depravity and ultimate destruction.”

 

Well, we've got the depravity and destruction still, but where's the American opulence today?

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2 hours ago, David Andrews said:

Well, we've got the depravity and destruction still, but where's the American opulence today?

Huh?  The opulence?  According to Thomas Piketty, it never trickled down... 🤥

 

 

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On 6/22/2021 at 12:00 PM, Douglas Caddy said:

From the article: “Since time began,” Ike reminded his comfortable corporate listeners, “opulence has too often paved for a nation the way to depravity and ultimate destruction.”

That depravity, Eisenhower’s remarks went on to suggest, could also destroy us — if we foolishly chose to let the rich “contribute far less than they should in taxes.”

 

Our political elite, sadly, refused to follow Ike’s advice. His successor in the White House, John Kennedy, asked Congress to drop the tax rate on top-bracket income from 91 to 65 percent. That rate would drop, soon after Kennedy’s death to 70 percent and then, under Ronald Reagan, to as low as 28 percent. The current top rate: 37 percent.

 

ttps://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/22/can-we-conquer-our-grand-dynastic-family-fortunes/

 

It was dropped to 72 per cent in the eventual tax bill, from 91 per cent.

I personally do not see anything wrong with that myself. Neither does Thomas Piketty. Especially since Kennedy's overall bill was oriented toward the middle class and working class. 

The serious problems with inequity began under Reagan.  By the end of his regime, the top rate was 28 Per cent. Supply side was nothing but a fraud since the alleged impact of trickle down, as seen in the above chart, never happened. The main reason being the rich would rather invest money in stocks and bonds than in the economy. If one reads Donald GIbson, who did the best analysis of this, that is what Kennedy's policies were designed to avoid,

 

https://kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/james-saxon-and-john-kennedy-vs-wall-street

That is what helped produce the wild inequities we have today. The other problem was the relaxation of bank and stock market regulations under Clinton.  Yes I mean derivatives.

 

 

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Giuliani's law license suspended in New York.

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/24/rudy-giulianis-adult-son-rushes-to-his-fathers-defense-following-law-license-suspension/

Rudy Giuliani's adult son rushes to his father's defense following law license suspension

...I guess Trump truly did find his Roy Cohn.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-issues-statement-calling-giuliani-a-great-american-patriot-2021-6

Trump issued a statement calling Giuliani a 'great American patriot' and the 'Eliot Ness' of his generation

 

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