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Question about taxes.

If congress can tax an individual for doing nothing, can it also tax a state for doing nothing?

Reminder to supporters of the democratic party, your party had a chance to take the sane road.

Reminder to supporters of the democratic party, your party had a chance to take the sane road:


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/11/27/rep_tim_ryan_on_identity_politics_theres_no_juice_in_that_kind_of_campaign_its_divisive.html

Rep. Tim Ryan on Identity Politics: There's No Juice In That Kind Of Campaign, It's Divisive


Rep. Tim Ryan said identity politics don't seem to work for the Democratic party anymore and expressed his frustration that economic issues have not been a priority. Ryan is challenging House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi for her leadership position.

"Do you think he's alluding to identity politics here as the failure? What do you believe the failure is?" Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd asked.

"I think, in part, we try to slice the electorate up. And we try to say, 'You're black, you're brown, you're gay, you're straight, you're a woman, you're a man.' The reality of it is there's no juice in that kind of campaign. There's no energy in that because it's divided," Ryan answered.

"The reality of it is our message has been wrong," Ryan said to Chuck Todd Sunday morning. But we can't keep saying, 'Oh, we got the message wrong, and so please forgive us.' We've been getting the message wrong since 2010. We've got to get the message right. We've got to have the right messenger. And we've got to have someone who can not just go on MSNBC, but go on Fox and Fox Business and CNBC, and go into union halls and fish frys and churches all over the country and start a brush fire about what a new Democratic Party looks like."

Instead, it went down the far left road of 'are you serious' nancy pelosi.

Are you all happy about that?

Fake news, in the news, by the news.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/233053942-story

Man who claimed mom died in Iraq after Trump's ban lied, Imam confirms

DETROIT (WJBK) - The leader of a mosque in Dearborn has confirmed to FOX 2 that a man who claimed his mother died in Iraq after being barred from returning to the United States under a ban instituted by President Trump this weekend, lied to FOX 2 about when her death occurred.

Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, says Mike Hager's mom did not pass away this weekend after being barred from traveling to the United States. The Imam confirms that Hager's mother died before the ban was put in place.

After the story aired on FOX 2 and was posted on FOX2Detroit.com, we received many questions about the validity of Hager's claims that his mother died waiting to be approved to come home. FOX 2 has confirmed that his mother died five days earlier.

According to Al-Hussainy, Hager's mother had kidney disease and was receiving treatment in Michigan - where she lived - before traveling to Iraq to visit family. The Imam said she passed away on January 22, 2017, five days before President Trump instituted the travel ban.

On Tuesday, Mike Hager told FOX 2 that he and his family were stopped while trying to return from Iraq to Michigan. He said that he was allowed through because of his American citizenship but his ailing mother and other family members were not. He then claimed that his mom passed away in Iraq on Saturday, as he was traveling to the United States.


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Racial treatment poll.

Agree or disagree:

People should treat and refer to individuals of other races without racial slurs or degrading comments about that individuals race, no matter what race they are or what color their skin is (that includes white people).

Chuck Schumer voted against confirming Elaine Chao.

Does that make him a racist, a sexist, a misogynist, or all of the above?

Neil Gorsuch. Qualified, or not qualified?

If no, please state your reasoning.

Glenn Reynolds nails it.

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/glenn-reynolds/2017/01/30/trump-playing-press-glenn-reynolds/97249548/


Trump is playing with the press: Glenn Reynolds

Why are the relations between Donald Trump and the press so bad? There are two reasons. One is that Trump is a Republican, and the press consists overwhelmingly of Democrats. But the other reason is that Trump likes it this way, because when the press is constantly attacking him over trivialities, it strengthens his position and weakens the press. Trump’s “outrageous” statements and tweets aren’t the product of impulsiveness, but part of a carefully maintained strategy that the press is too impulsive to resist.

The first thing to understand is that one of the changes going on with Trump generally is the renegotiation of various post-World War II institutional arrangements. One of those is the institutional arrangement involving the press and the White House. For decades, the press got special status because it was seen as both powerful and institutionally responsible. (And, of course, allied with the Democrats, who were mostly in charge of setting up those postwar institutional arrangements). Press quarters inside the White House and daily press briefings made it easy for everyone to get together on the story of the day.

Now those things have changed. If the press were powerful, it would have beaten Trump. If it were responsible, it wouldn’t be running away with fake news whenever it sees a chance to run something damaging to Trump. And, of course, there’s no alliance between Trump and the media, as there was with Obama.

So things will change. The press’s “insider” status — which it cherishes — is going to fade, with Trump’s press people even talking about moving them out of the White House entirely, and ignoring their existing pecking order in press conferences. (This is producing waves of status anxiety, as are many other Trump-induced institutional changes). And, having abandoned, quite openly, any pretense of objectivity and neutrality in the election, the press is going to be treated as an enemy by the Trump administration until further notice.

They’re taking the bait because they think he’s dumb, and impulsive, and lacking self-control — but he’s the one causing them to act in ways that are dumb and impulsive, and demonstrate lack of self-control. As Richard Fernandez writes on Facebook, they think he’s dumb because they think he has lousy taste, but there are a lot of scarily competent guys out there in the world who like white and gold furniture. And, I should note, Trump has more media experience than probably 99% of the people covering him. (As Obama operative Ben Rhodes gloated with regard to selling a dishonest story on the Iran deal, the average reporter the Obama White House dealt with “is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns.” In Rhodes’ words, “they literally know nothing.”)


Looking back, since november 8th, you can see this being played out. it is really worth reading the whole piece.

The premise: ID requirements disproportionately effect minorities. Defend it...

The premise: ID requirements disproportionately effect minorities.

Defend it when the requirement is applied to gun purchases.




This should make your day. Omarosa on 'the view".

Her part starts at 13:10. Putting joy into joy behar:



Now, I personally can't stand the view. My wife calls them a bunch of clucking hens. But the look on joys face is priceless.

This is what it looks like, when someone picks up leftys club...

This is what it looks like, when someone pick up leftys club, and proceed to beat him mercilessly with it:




#Lawofunintendedconsequences

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