You can pretty much gauge what type of a news day it is by the number of paper towels used in my household. Here’s the scenario: I see a news story that makes me angry, and I curse whichever Trump caused my anger, usually Donald himself. If it makes me really angry, I stick out my tongue and do a raspberry … ppppbbbbbttttthhhh. (Yes, I know … very mature …) I then go get a paper towel to clean the droplets off my screen. And so goes the day. At the end of the night, as I am preparing for bed, I check the paper towels. If there is still ½ roll or more on the dowel, I figure it was a pretty peaceful news day.
Tonight there is only one lonely paper towel left on the roll. And here is part of the reason:
Eric Trump. Eric came flitting across my radar last night when Forbes reported that the Eric Trump Foundation shifted money intended to go to cancer patients to the family’s businesses. I left that one alone, because I had other fish to fry. Then tonight … this headline:
Eric Trump Says Those Who Oppose His Dad Are ‘Not Even People’
Eric Trump, Donnie Dark’s 33-year-old son, appearing for some unknown reason on Sean Hannity’s Fox network television program, uttered the words you see above. In addition, he said that he’s “never seen hatred like this” and “morals have flown out the window” when it comes to attacks against his father.
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First point here is that he just said approximately 64% of the people living in the U.S. are nonpersons. Including me … and probably you, if you’re reading this post.
Second point is that while it is true that there is intense hatred in this nation, as I have noted many times before, and morals seem to have been packed away with the holiday decorations … who the Sam Heck is this little snotty greasehead to complain when it is his family, specifically his father, that contributed to, if not created, the hatred and bigotry from which we suffer today???
Having made those two points, I have a few other things to tell you about Mr. Eric Trump. First, let us check out the Forbes story. Every September, the Eric Trump Foundation holds its annual fund-raiser at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York. It is a rather hedonistic affair, with 18 holes of golf, followed by Hooters waitresses and cigar spreads, followed by a clubhouse dinner and whatever comes after. It is attended by rich people indulging in excesses, but hey, all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, so it’s all good, right? That is, according to Eric, who has hosted the event for the past ten years, all proceeds to benefit cancer research, to save the lives of kids with cancer.
Since the golf course, clubhouse, etc., are owned by Donald Trump, when the event first began in 2007, expenses were minimal … about $50,000 each year. Even at that, it was a lie that all donations went to St. Jude. But in 2011, the expenses nearly tripled from the prior year. Why? Because Donnie Dark apparently ‘just found out’ that he was donating the use of his facilities to his son’s charity and went through the ceiling, saying, “We’re donating all of this stuff, and there’s no paper trail? No credit? I don’t care if it’s my son or not–everybody gets billed.”
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And so it came to pass that now the charity had expenses for a lousy one-day affair of some $142,000. But wait … it gets even better. In order to offset the additional expenses, Trump Sr. donated $100,000 from his own charity to Eric’s charity event. Sounds generous, but think ‘money laundering’. Remember from a post I wrote a year or so ago that Trump himself has made almost no contributions to his own charity, so what he actually did was take money from his donors, give it to Eric’s charity, who in turn gave it to Donald’s businesses. Money donated to a charity went to line Trump’s pockets. Guess what, folks … people have done prison time for this sort of thing.
Meanwhile, Eric is lying through his teeth when he says that all the money donated goes to St. Jude. No, not all, not even close, Eric. In 2015, the event saw approximately $2 million in donations, offset by $322,000 in expenses. Yet still, Eric claims that all proceeds to go St. Jude. And I’m the nonperson here???
And lastly, let us not forget these ugly images of Mr. Eric Trump and his brother Donnie Jr. from last year.
And I am the nonperson? Hey … where did all the paper towels go???