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October 16, 2018

Republican tax cuts

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:33

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October 15, 2018

By the numbers

Filed under: Economics, History, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Twitter — Scottie @ 11:01

October 12, 2018

very important info, please watch.

Filed under: Economics, Education, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 19:11

October 10, 2018

republicans can not win with ideas , so they must prevent voters from voting

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 19:34

Voting rights become a flash point in Georgia governor’s race

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/voting-rights-become-a-flashpoint-in-georgia-governors-race/2018/10/09/86b41c4e-cbd1-11e8-ad0a-0e01efba3cc1_story.html?utm_term=.e13157f831ea

“I’ve always voted. I try to not miss any elections, including local ones,” Appling-Nunez said.

She tried re-registering, but with about one month left before a November election that will decide a governor’s race and some competitive U.S. House races, Appling-Nunez’s application is one of over 53,000 sitting on hold with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. And unlike Appling-Nunez, many people on that list — which is predominantly black, according to an analysis by The Associated Press — may not even know their voter registration has been held up.

But through a process that Kemp calls voter roll maintenance and his opponents call voter roll purges, Kemp’s office has cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012. Nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone.

An analysis of the records obtained by The Associated Press reveals racial disparity in the process. Georgia’s population is approximately 32 percent black, according to the U.S. Census, but the list of voter registrations on hold with Kemp’s office is nearly 70 percent black.

“We’ve shown that this process disproportionately prevents minority applicants from getting on the voter registration rolls,” Julie Houk, special counsel for the Washington based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said in an interview. With that in mind, she called it “kind of astounding” that Georgia legislators wrote it into state law in 2017.

tRump, corruption in chief

Filed under: Construction, Criminal, Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 13:03

REPORT: Trump Pressured Japanese PM To Approve Casino Project By GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/10/10/report-trump-pressured-japanese-pm-to-approve-casino-project-by-gop-megadonor-sheldon-adelson/

Axios reports:

President Trump raised a bid from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson to build a casino in Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a report from ProPublica‘s Justin Elliott.

Abe and his aides were “incredulous” that Trump “would be so brazen,” according to a source briefed on the conversation.

The project is a top priority for Adelson, who donated $25 million to Trump’s campaign and inauguration, because Japan only recently legalized casinos and the market is considered a “holy grail” in the industry, Elliot notes. Adelson dined with Trump the night prior to the meeting.

Read the full ProPublica report.

September 20, 2018

A comment on a blog I go to

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:51

You squandered it on your daily self-enriching golf trips, remember?

I mean, Secret Service costs alone are astronomical. Having bankrputed the agency in less than 5 months after inauguration. A quick rundown: 
– Keeping Melania and Barron in New York, forcing SecServ to pay more than $1 million to the owner of Trump Tower so as to rent out all of the rooms on the floor below where Melania and Barron were staying, all the most expensive rooms, of course. 
– Plus additional compensation provided to the owner of Trump Tower for the inconvenience caused by the presence of SecServ. 
– Forcing the SecServ to give the owner of Trump golf courses more than a thousand dollars a day in golf cart rental fees alone. The only time this ever didn’t happen was that week when the SecServ was bankrupt and had to have a new unlimited budget passed by an emergency act of Congress.
– Forcing anyone and everyone who goes through the doors at mar-a-lago to pay a $200,000 membership fee, or in the case of the SecServ, to have that fee paid for them by the agency. 
– And that is per person, not for the agency as a whole. 
– And that is for just one property, among the many that Trump goes out of his way to rotate through. 
– And that is just the SecServ. With the heads of government departments, their own security, their advisers and other associated staffers. Each one of which sees at least $200,000 land in Trump’s pockets each year.

So go right on ahead and “generously” donate small parts of that $400,000 a year salary to charities that will give that money right back to you by holding events in the Emoluments Hotel… Another place that, due to what goes on there, needs round-the-clock Secret Service protection which all has to be paid for by the government, by the US taxpayers.

If you want to know why the US government is so fucking strapped for cash, look at yourself.

With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

These are children.  Notice in all the pictures I have seen where the children are moved around, they have to walk single file like convicts.   Look at the pictures.  These are little kids living this life.   Kids that reach the age of 18 are transferred to adult detention / jail.   This is on the people of the US, we will be remembered for this in history.   Hugs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-immigrant-children-detention-hhs-cuts-funds-programs-like-cancer-research-230259583.html

In a letter sent to Sen. Patty Murray, D.-Wash., and obtained by Yahoo News, HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined his plan to reallocate up to $266 million in funding for the current fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, to the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

Nearly $80 million of that money will come from other refugee support programs within ORR, which have seen their needs significantly diminished as the Trump administration makes drastic cuts to the annual refugee numbers. The rest is being taken from other programs, including $16.7 million from Head Start, $5.7 million from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and $13.3 million from the National Cancer Institute. Money is also being diverted from programs dedicated to mental and maternal health, women’s shelters and substance abuse. 

According to data from the Office of Refugee Resettlement obtained by Yahoo News, there were 13,312 immigrant children in federal custody as of Wednesday, Sept. 19, with ORR’s existing facilities at 92 percent capacity.

“This is not a story about a historically large surge in arrivals,” said Mark Greenberg, a former official with HHS’s Administration for Children and Families. “The story is fundamentally about a significant slowdown in children being released from care.”

In March, Yahoo News reported that a new policy requiring ORR Director Scott Lloyd to personally approve the release of certain children resulted in many remaining in custody longer, even after a proper sponsor had been approved. Lawyers representing the children and immigration advocates said they were being falsely suspected of gang affiliations. More and more aged out of custody and were transferred to adult detention facilities on their 18th birthdays. In response to a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union, a New York federal judge in June determined that Lloyd had violated the federal Administrative Procedure Act by enacting the policy almost immediately upon being sworn in as director, “with no record demonstrating the need for change,” and ordered him to halt it.

 

September 13, 2018

American values

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Economics, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:14

(cartoon by Bill Sanders)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Andy Marlette)

(cartoon by Joe Heller)

(cartoon by Barry Deutsch)

 

September 11, 2018

Republicans are in charge, right? Reminder: Tax cuts for the rich don’t pay for themselves.

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Twitter — Scottie @ 16:27

Next they claim there is no money for public services and a safety net for poor people.  Too much given away so we will need to cut the food assistance, housing assistance, fuel in winter assistance, healthcare assistance.  No we must simply let poor people die so wealthy people can have more of the public monies.   Hugs

 

 

September 9, 2018

Remember the reason why

Filed under: Children, Economics, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 12:25

 

September 7, 2018

the reforestation project

Filed under: Economics, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 22:13

September 5, 2018

Hate and fear is tRump’s special sauce

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:48

(cartoon by Ed Hall)

(cartoon by Paul Fell)

(cartoon by Jeff Stahler)

(cartoon by Clay Jones)

 

September 3, 2018

Trickle down doesn’t work as nothing trickles down. It stays at the top

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:48

 

 

 

Labor Day and the disappearing American dream

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:06

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

(cartoon by Paul Fell)

 

September 1, 2018

Where all the money goes

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:34

 

This is how it seems

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:17

 

August 16, 2018

Just think what $92 million could do for Puerto Rico or for California.

Filed under: Earth News, Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 16:42

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August 9, 2018

Keep telling yourself we are the richest country and the best at everything. Wrong on all counts.

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:26

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August 7, 2018

Three stories that show why tRump people and some Christians are a danger to our country.

EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran

Filed under: Economics, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:55

The allies of the U.S. are telling their countries companies to ignore the sanctions.  So if all of them do, the sanctions will not hurt Iran.  However if tRump then does as he says and blocks any of those companies from doing business in the U.S. it is our people that will be hurt, not Iran’s.   Hugs

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