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ALAS! I just found out that one of my all time favorite musicians is a Staunch Conservative

I love, love, LOVE this lady's work and I'm certainly not going to boycott the Beach Boys, but this breaks my heart.

One of all my time favorite bassists, the legendary Carol Kaye is BoogalooWakaWakaMumboJumbo CrayCray, and to make matters worse, her rant is a poorly written mess filled with half truths, false assumptions, and out and out lies.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=796930257710243&id=100021798276932&sfnsn=mo&extid=GpcDu2vHKrSA206F

Did anyone else see what Rachel just said RE: Wisconsin...

Supreme court reversing the order to delay the ballots long enough to get the Green Party on them?



https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/14/wisconsin-supreme-court-keeps-green-party-off-ballot-absentee-ballots-mailed-on-time/5796737002/

The Ghost of Nixons Past

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To ALL THE RW DICKHEADS

The right way to project leadership so as not to create a panic while still taking the pandemic seriously: "Our nation is about to face a huge challenge. If we keep our heads and follow a few simple rules, we can all get through this together."

The wrong way: "I take no responsibility at all." "Can you see me wearing a mask?" "It's a Democrat hoax." "It'll disappear by the Summer." "The China virus is all China's fault." "We must reopen the economy at all costs." "Don't listen to the WHO, the experts, or the CDC. I know better." "Schools that don't open don't get any money." "Fewer tests make for fewer cases." "The burden is on the states." "The deep state is stalling the vaccine." "It's Obama's fault." "People are saying that disinfectant injections might work."

"It is what it is."

Seriously, how can a boat parade go so wrong?

Authorities have ruled out foul play, and a lot of them were really nice mini yachts and cabin cruisers.

Here's hoping it's a harbinger of things to come for trump's presidency

The Keynote Speakers

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My Facebook Rant (Thanks for reading it)

I'd just about had it today, so I composed this:

Conservatives: trump's people stole from you. They played on your fear of "the other." They took your baseless bigotry and bought a boat and plastic surgery with it. And now, just when it appears the horror show can't get any more terrifying, the president accepts the fawning flattery of an online cult. All you do is smirk and shrug. You believe every conspiracy theory about Democrats without question. When confronted with the truth about the shenanigans going on in your own house, suddenly everything is fake news. You're obstinate.

The only reason you want Republicans in charge is because you like their racist, sexist, and classist policies. You whine about how government is the problem because Reagan told you so. He also said trees cause pollution and you believed that too. You foolishly stood by and laughed as he dismantled the only institution accountable to the people, then you blamed the poor for their own misfortune while he divided the spoils among his Wall Street cronies. Government is supposed to represent us, and you willingly gave it up for the sake of greed. Did you think you'd get rich as the wealth trickled down? All you did was allow the government to serve special interests and corporations, while it eroded civil liberties. If you had an ounce of self respect, you'd be angry. If you can't allow for the fact that the GOP hasn't been the same since Nixon, then you have no business judging any other party or ideology.

Most of you are still chewing your cud, yet you have the nerve to call us sheep. Let me warn you: don't come here trolling. Don't come here with "Obama this and Clinton that." You got nothing. Until you can at least admit that you made a mistake this time, I've got no use for you.

You didn't pick Jeb. You didn't pick Kasich. You didn't even pick Cruz. No, you thought it'd be "Larry the Cable Guy" funny to pick the game show host who grabs women by the genitals while he sucks off Russia. I've seen your poorly reasoned posts and your memes filled with half truths and hatred. I've got news for you; America is sick of frat boys and rednecks. The world is sick of them. The Republican party should be sick of them as well. If not, there's no hope for you or the country because you'll never work with us. You can't expect us to work with this shit show. It's untenable.

I would HATE to be in the WH right now.

Bannon busted over stealing from his signature campaign promise.

A federal judge said HAND 'EM OVER!

President Obama eviscerated him in prime time, forcing him to tweet in all caps.

Everyone's pissed about the Goodyear boycott.

Everyone's pissed about the USPS.

I wonder how perfect his hair is today.

Update on Stimulus check

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2020/08/08/second-stimulus-checks-trump-executive-order/

In another thread, I noted that the 2nd stilumus check was nowhere to be found in trump"s Executive order.

It turns out the president can't authorize it. Congress has to vote on it.

*SNIP*

There is bipartisan support in Congress for a $1,200 stimulus check, and Trump supports a second round of stimulus checks too. Trump has even said second stimulus checks could be more than than $1,200. However, his executive orders do not include any checks.

Many Americans are wondering: “When will I get a second stimulus check?” Now that Trump has taken proactive steps to provide financial relief, the next question is whether he will act on stimulus checks. The answer is likely no. Trump has targeted a payroll tax, unemployment benefits, an eviction moratorium and student loan relief as his four areas of focus for an executive order. He never mentioned including stimulus checks as part of his executive order plan. Why? The reason is separation of powers. Presidents can issue executive orders, but typically measures such as stimulus checks must be passed by Congress through legislative action. Congress controls federal spending, which likely would include stimulus payments.

*SNIP"

Before the impasse, Congress agreed in principle to $1,200 stimulus checks on the same terms as the Cares Act, the $2.2 trillion stimulus package that included the first round of checks. While Congress did not finalize the amount of dependent payments, Congress did agree in principle on waiving the age cap so that dependents of any age — including high school students, college students and adult dependents — could qualify for dependent payments. Congress can still approve a stimulus package, including with stimulus payments. However, now with Trump’s executive orders, many of the key issues appear to have been addressed. In addition to stimulus payments, Congress also would focus on state and local aid, including funds to reopen schools, as well as potential liability protection for schools and businesses.


You know what I don't see in trump's Executive's order? The $1200 stimulus.

Is it gone?
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