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  • Trump 2020 A Man vs. A Movement

    10/17/2020 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1 October 2020 | American Greatness
    Tom Klingenstein explains why 2020 may be the most consequential election since 1860—and why President Trump is the man most uniquely suited to the moment. This video is a MUST SEE for ALL Republicans
  • Half Million Homes Are Gay Marriages 5 Years After Ruling

    09/17/2020 12:30:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The survey revealed noticeable economic differences between male couples and female couples, as well as same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples. Same-sex married couples had a higher median income than opposite-sex married couples, $107,210 compared to $96,932. In same-sex marriages, though, male couples earned more than female couples, $123,646 versus $87,690. According to the survey, same-sex married households were more likely to be in the workforce than opposite-sex married households, 84.6% compared to 80.4%.
  • Mayors Vow to Launch Guaranteed Income Programs Across US

    09/16/2020 9:53:32 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 48 replies
    U.S. ^ | 9/16/2020 | Adam Beam
    A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities — from Los Angeles to Paterson, New Jersey — have pledged to support such programs as part of the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. They are led by Michael Tubbs, the 30-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, who launched one of the country's first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of...
  • Biden Says Days as a Lifeguard ‘Prepped Me to Save America’ [semi-satire]

    08/22/2020 4:34:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 August 2020 | John Semmens
    In a bid to persuade voters that he is the man that will save America from the evil Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recalled his days as a lifeguard, saying that “I saved 77 people and one set of dentures from drowning. Who did Trump ever save? Are we even sure he can swim?” “Today our country faces perilous times,” Biden continued. “In city after city armed police are oppressing mostly peaceful rioters and murdering unarmed black men like George Floyd. Yet, all Donald Trump has to offer is a plea for law and order. Law and order...
  • City Council Member Praises Mob [semi-satire]

    08/15/2020 4:15:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 August 2020 | John Semmens
    Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant expressed her disgust with Police Chief Carmen Best’s resignation, saying “this tool of capitalist oppression had the nerve to object to the Council’s decision to reject her beloved ‘law and order’ and replace it with a more progressive vision for our City.” “We need to represent the will of the people,” Sawant said. “Just the other night Black Lives Matter protesters were chanting ‘who do we protect? Black criminals.’ These so-called criminals are the very victims of capitalist oppression that Best so enthusiastically wants arrested and punished. Blacks have been impoverished by capitalism. They...
  • AOC and Kamala Harris Introduce 'Climate Equity Act' That Links Climate Change to Racial Justice

    08/10/2020 5:30:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/10/20 | Michael Austin
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a new bill in Congress on Thursday meant to combat climate change. How will this new legislation prevent the planet from heating up? By creating equal economic outcomes for all races. In the same vein as the highly criticized “Green New Deal,” the “Climate Equity Act” forwards the philosophy of environmental and climate justice, an ideology that links the issue of the “climate crisis” to the liberal “social justice” agenda. “For a year, @AOC and I have worked with communities on landmark legislation to ensure that as we fight the climate crisis,...
  • America was never fully emancipated. My Department of Reconciliation could fix that.

    07/20/2020 4:05:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | Juily 20, 2020 | Rep. Al Green -[D-TX]
    The Emancipation Proclamation has time-honored historical significance. Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, it led to the seminally transformative extrication of America's enslaved from the shackles of slavery. However, it provided neither the recompense for the deprivations of slavery nor the methodology by which reconciliation could eventuate. It literally left the formerly enslaved in a state of privation, in which survival was largely dependent upon the goodwill of their former slave masters, who begrudgingly and unwillingly complied with emancipation principally because of — and only after — losing the bloodiest war fought on American soil.
  • California's Energy Regulations Hurt the Poor, While 'Green' Subsidies Benefit the Rich

    07/10/2020 11:04:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | July.10., 2020 | STEVEN GREENHUT
    Incentive programs for electric cars and solar panels mostly benefit those who can afford those things, while regulations that drive up the cost of energy hurt those who can't afford much to begin with. ... a growing rift on in the environmental world between those who favor the state's far-reaching "green" policies—and those who want to hector us to use less energy. "Wealth is a prominent driver of demand for residential energy, ... a constant theme from the environmental community when it comes to every resource-related policy debate, from electricity production to fossil fuels to water availability. Activists talk about...
  • Biden’s Virtual Campaign Is a Disaster

    05/15/2020 11:59:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 15 2020 | Andrew Ferguson
    They say that if you live long enough, you’ll get to experience nearly everything, and so it has been for Joe Biden, who has lived to see history’s first Zoom presidential campaign. Unfortunately for him, it’s his. Nobody looks good on Zoom—or FaceTime or Skype or any of the other online simulacra of human interaction that the lockdown has forced upon us. It diminishes all the distractions and intangibles that give life texture and zest, that make life seem rather pleasanter than it is. Did anyone fully understand just how unfunny late-night talk-show hosts are—take your pick; I pick Stephen...
  • Pelosi Refuses to Condemn Looting [semi-satire]

    04/12/2020 3:07:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 April 2020 | John Semmens
    Many of the "nonessential" businesses in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco have been looted. Others are boarding up all their windows in a desperate attempt to discourage looters. Pelosi averred that "we shouldn't be too quick to condemn people who are only trying to survive in tough times. Unemployment is at heights we haven't seen in decades. Many have no incomes. On top of this, when times were better many of these businesses were price-gouging. So, I can see where there might be pent up anger driving some of the expropriations taking place." "I would advise people...
  • First in Nation - Portland's Climate Justice Tax

    01/19/2020 8:46:45 AM PST · by nwrep · 134 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | January 17, 2020 | Nigel Jacquiss
    “The goal is ensuring the green economy benefits folks who are hurt first and worst by global warming,” says Oriana Magnera. In just a few months, the city of Portland will begin investing the proceeds from a groundbreaking new tax on large companies. No other city in the U.S. has such a tax. The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund, or PCEF, will raise as much as $60 million a year from a new tax on big retailers. The money is supposed to supply clean, efficient energy and jobs to people the city has long slighted. The overarching goals:...
  • Danny DeVito endorses Bernie Sanders: 'He is the man to beat Trump'

    01/13/2020 9:51:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 01/13/20 01:54 PM EST | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Actor Danny DeVito formally endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president Monday after also lending the Vermont senator his support in 2016. “It means the world to me to be on Bernie’s side because I know that’s the right side of history,” the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star said in a video endorsement posted Monday. “He’s the guy to do it. He is the man to beat Trump. He is the man to change our whole system.” “We’re going to fix ourselves. And then we’re going to be an example — the shining example that we should be,” DeVito...
  • Give, Don’t Govern (Stossel)

    01/01/2020 5:57:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 29, 2019 | John Stossel
    This week, children may learn about that greedy man, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is selfish until ghosts scare him into thinking about others’ well-being, not just his own. Good for the ghosts. But the way Scrooge addresses others’ needs matters. Today’s advocates of equality, compassion, increased spending on education, health care, etc., say “we care” but demand that government do the work. Controlling other people with the power of government doesn’t prove you care. If you want to help the poor, clean the environment, improve the arts. Great! Please do. But if you are compassionate, then you’ll spend your own money...
  • Lovable Ol' Bernie?

    12/27/2019 4:21:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 27, 2019 | Mona Charen
    You won't hear young Democrats deride Bernie Sanders with the "OK, boomer" dig. At 78, he's actually too old for the cohort, but that's not why he won't get dinged. He's the most popular Democrat among the under-35 crowd, and judging by recent polling, he's the second-most popular Democrat overall. Sanders has raised nearly twice as money as the frontrunner, Joe Biden, and seems to have scooped up support from a declining Elizabeth Warren in the past 60 days. Despite a heart attack that sidelined him for a week, he marches on, now buoyed by a poll showing that in...
  • Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn: Redistribute UK wealth, tax the rich

    12/10/2019 6:07:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2019 | Gregory Katz
    If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wins Britain’s general election on Thursday, he’s promising a remix of British society, with a strong emphasis on raising the lot of Britain’s disenfranchised and forcing tax-dodging corporations and wealthy individuals to pick up part of the tab. Corbyn’s key theme is that decades of unbridled free market capitalism in Britain has created a capitalist elite at the expense of working people, who have seen public services slashed and aspirations dampened. […] While Johnson has taken his party to the right, Corbyn has tacked to the left and endured the departure of some prominent...
  • Where is Natalie Jaresko now-the American former Min. of Finance of Ukraine?

    11/01/2019 11:16:22 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 12 replies
    Financial Oversight& Management Board for Puerto Rico website ^ | 11-1-2019 | Financial Oversight&Mngmt. Board for Puerto Rico
    Executive Director Natalie A. Jaresko was designated Executive Director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico on March 2017. She has a distinguished international career in public service and the private industry, with over 25 years of successful management experience in strategy and negotiation development and implementation of public policy and business objectives, especially during crisis periods. As Minister of Finance of Ukraine (2014-16) she served at one of the most critical times in Ukraine’s history, when the country was affected by a deep recession, foreign occupation, and war on part of its territory. During her tenure...
  • WATCH:Biden stumbles over words in debate, references people clipping coupons in the stock market

    10/15/2019 8:43:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/19 | Sam Dorman | Fox News
    Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to stumble over his words while discussing the economy and taxes on Tuesday night. "Why should someone who's clipping coupons in the stock market may, in fact, pay a lower tax rate than someone who in fact is, like I said, a schoolteacher and a fireman? It's ridiculous," Biden said. Biden made those comments while appearing at the fourth Democratic debate. Biden has long been the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination but is facing a potential challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who has been gaining traction in key states.
  • Wall Street Dem Donors Warn The Party: We’ll Sit Out, or Back Trump, if you Nominate Warren

    09/26/2019 10:16:00 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 66 replies ^ | 9/26/19 | Brian Schwartz
    Democratic donors on Wall Street and in big business are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle — or even back President Donald Trump — if Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party’s nomination. In recent weeks, CNBC spoke to several high-dollar Democratic donors and fundraisers in the business community and found that this opinion was becoming widely shared as Warren, an outspoken critic of big banks and corporations, gains momentum against Joe Biden in the 2020 race. “You’re in a box because you’re a Democrat and you’re thinking, ‘I want to help the party, but she’s going to...
  • Biden Campaign Picks Up Steam [semi-satire]

    08/12/2019 4:43:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    At an Iowa Democratic presidential campaign event, former Vice-President Joe Biden electrified an enthusiastic crowd of supporters by assuring them that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids. They may not pay attention in school or get good grades, but many in our urban areas have shown entrepreneurial promise by establishing thriving small drug distribution businesses that have overcome the daunting opposition of the police and the law. This, not diplomas on the wall, is the kind of action that makes America great.” Biden also tried to bolster confidence in Democratic electoral success by...
  • Candidate Advocates Christian Government [semi-satire]

    08/04/2019 10:16:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 August 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg lambasted Christians for supporting President Trump. “Trump makes a big show of supporting religious freedom, but ignores Christian obligations,” the Mayor said. “It was Jesus who pointed out that money was the domain of Caesar and that it was our obligation to render it unto Caesar. Well, in this day and age ‘Caesar’ is the government. It is our obligation to hand over our money to the government so it can do the charitable work that Jesus asked us to do. But what has Trump done? He’s pushed a tax cut...