Nov 112017
 

I thought about spending the day in bed, but my Republiciosis was sufficiently, severe that I needed to stay up for the five trips to the throne room that it took to empty me (I hope).  Now I won’t let all that research go to waste.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos worship in Foxboro Sunday evening.  I have the Vaseline ready.  It’s also a Wendy day.

Jig Zone Puzzle: Today’s took me 4:38 (average 6:11).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Daily Kos Channel): Fox News "Legal analyst" says sexual harassment "very few and far between"

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

The Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda would rather have a pervert than a Democrat in the Senate. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: [T]he White House wants to get a tax bill passed, and on Thursday—just hours before Senate Republicans unveiled the outline of their tax proposal—Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told CNBC’s John Harwood that the President had laid down “two really important principles” to guide the lawmakers and officials putting the legislation together. “Number one is we have to deliver middle-class tax cuts to the hardworking families in this country,” Cohn said. “Number two, our corporate tax system just is not competitive with the rest of the world. We have to create a corporate tax rate, and along with that a pass-through tax rate, that makes us competitive with the rest of the world so we can attract businesses back to the United States.”

Yet since last week, when Paul Ryan and the House Republicans released their tax plan, it’s been clear that Trump’s two principles have run into conflict with each other. Or, rather, these principles have run into the laws of arithmetic, and the fact that there isn’t enough money in the Republicans’ own budget, even using the fuzzy fiscal math the Party favors, to provide big giveaways for all businesses and all households. Something had to give, and between businesses and households, House Republicans went with the businesses.

From what we’ve seen of the Senate bill, so far, it does the same.

Click through for the rest of this superb article. Since the Republican tax plan cannot deliver the benefits promised to both giant corporations and households, bend over and grab your ankles. RESIST!!

From Washington Post: President Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year.

The two men spoke during brief conversations on the sidelines of an international summit. Trump told reporters that he and Putin had more than one informal discussion after crossing paths at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Danang, Vietnam, before Trump flew to Hanoi for a bilateral meeting Sunday with Vietnamese leader.

The conversations mostly centered on the war in Syria, Trump said, but he added that he pressed Putin on Moscow’s role in attempting to tamper in the 2016 elections.

“He said he didn’t meddle,” Trump said, answering questions in the press cabin on the Air Force One. “I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. … He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.”

Do you think Trump was being honest, considering that his ass was fill of Putin’s dick? RESIST!!

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Sep 302017
 

Trump just this week announced his Tax Plan with its “giant, beautiful, massive tax cut”.  So, no doubt you were excited when Trump’s Chief Economic Advisor, Gary Cohn, told us that:

“…a typical family earning $100,000 with two children that has been a standard deductor … can expect a tax cut of about $1,000.”

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/28/press-briefing-press-secretary-sarah-sanders

Well, a couple of things I’d like to point out to you, Gary (can I call you Gary?  I like to call all my employees by their first name).  According to the latest Census Bureau’s figures, the median income in America is about $59,000.  That’s a pretty far cry from your “typical” six-figure income!

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/income-povery.html

And Gary, this just shows how out of touch (or tone-deaf) with the average American family you are.  But that’s pretty de rigueur with the Trump administration, chockablock full with its millionaires and billionaires.

Oh, WRT Mr. Cohn, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs?

Gary Cohn, the former Goldman CEO and long-time banker is worth somewhere from $252 million to $611 million, according to a financial disclosure form released by the White House 

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14069148/1/gary-cohn-worth-as-much-as-600-million-white-house-report-shows.html

But that didn’t stop Mr. Cohn from telling us how absolutely wonderful this supposed $1,000 tax saving is going to be:

If we allow a family to keep another $1,000 of their income, what does that mean? They can renovate their kitchen, they can buy a new car, they can take a family vacation, they can increase their lifestyle.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/28/press-briefing-press-secretary-sarah-sanders

Well, of course Twitter had a field day with Gary “I’m-In-Touch-With-America” Cohn’s claim that we can remodel our kitchens or buy our families a new car or take them on a wonderful vacation with that $1,000 tax savings.  And I’m sure you all have seen or can imagine some of the examples – like a shot of the “typical” American family’s new car:

But we’re now in the ninth month of the flailing and failing Trump administration with no sign that they’re going to get their act together anytime soon ever.  And sadder still is there is no sign they even want to!

But since this post is supposed to be the dedicated “FUN” one for PoliticsPlus, I decided I’d take their challenge and see what I could do with $1,000 to remodel my kitchen.

You’ll be glad to learn that with just a “wee bit” of downsizing I had great success!  But as the old adage goes, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” – so let’s chow down!

First of all, to be successful with my $1,000 kitchen remodeling, courtesy of Trump’s “Tax Cut”, I had to scale back my expectations:

Fortunately I was able to actually afford the double-burner stove!

As far as the tasting proof goes, since it’s breakfast time when I’m posting this, how about some pancakes?

 

What about a hamburger for lunch?

And for supper?  Let’s have some fried shrimp and sautéed vegetables …

Or maybe some sushi …

Let’s finish off our dinner with a delicious strawberry shortcake!

And all of this was accomplished for UNDER $1,000!

See … Cohn was right!  Of course you’ll starve to death with the Trump Tax Cut Savings kitchen remodel job – but since their hopes of killing off Americans with Trumpcare fell through, I guess this is their fallback plan.

Bon Appétit!

 

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