I’m not sure whether these are snarky snippets or mini rants, but either way, the fingers are flying across the keyboard tonight and the steam is coming in short bursts from my ears! If this year doesn’t give me a heart attack, then nothing will!
Oh poor Bradley …
On Sunday, it was announced that Trump’s former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, had been hospitalized because he had threatened to harm himself. Now, I felt no empathy toward ol’ Brad, for he is a grade-A Nazi, a man without a conscience, not a person the world would much miss. But then yesterday morning, the ignoble republicans started blaming “poor Brad’s depression” on … who else … the democrats. Holy MFS, people … does every single thing that happens in this country have to spark a battle between democrats and republicans??? Have we really sunk that low? Or, let me re-phrase … have republicans really sunk so low that they cannot accept that sometimes shit happens that the democrats had nothing … NOTHING to do with???
But then, yesterday afternoon, some facts came out. Hopefully the republicans can find a bar of soap big enough to wash the egg off their faces. Turns out ol’ Brad wasn’t out to hurt himself, but his wife! A police report showed that Parscale’s wife called police when he loaded a gun, then she fled the house. Arriving at the scene, police saw she was was badly bruised and scratched, and she “stated Brad Parscale hits her.” After a three-hour standoff, police wrestled Parscale to the ground and handcuffed him, then took him to the hospital. Why they didn’t take him to jail is beyond me. Or, perhaps in Florida it is legal to beat your wife? They also removed at least 10 firearms from the home. Yo, republicans! Still feel sorry for this jerk?
Thoughts on tonight’s debate …
Tonight is the first debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. I rarely watch the debates, because I cannot hear them well and the captioning, if there even is captioning, is never quite accurate or timely. However, I did plan to watch this one, for it is important … this is the single most important election in my lifetime, maybe ever, in the U.S. I’m re-thinking my plan, though, for I find that it takes little to make me very angry and that anger is taking a toll on me, physically and mentally. So, I’ll have to wait and see, but most likely I will wait for the analyses to start hitting the media and get my information from those.
The one thing that disgusts me is Trump planning to attack Joe Biden’s family. Joe Biden has lost a wife and daughter to an automobile accident, and more recently a son to cancer. His family is not running for the office of president … Joe is. Joe is a decent, caring, and honest man of integrity. Why the Sam Hell should his family be put through the ringer just because Donald Trump had some wet dream of finding dirt on Joe’s son, Hunter?
Now, if we want to talk about the families of the candidates, Trump is sitting pretty as the pot who called the kettle black! His two oldest sons and oldest daughter are every bit as corrupt as he is, and his daughter is a ‘woman’ of low IQ who has been milking his role as president for nearly four years now. And then there’s her husband, Jared, who couldn’t find his kneecaps in the shower if his life depended on it, but WE THE PEOPLE have been paying him an exorbitant salary to do … absolutely nothing.
Oh yeah … and Trump claims he will ‘force’ Joe Biden to take a drug test! Good luck, Donnie … your power does have its limits, y’know. I do so want to see the backside of the entire Trump clan as they leave the White House and head to the federal penitentiary!
And speaking of taxes …
- In 1931 Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion totaling $215,000.
- In 1992 Leona Helmsley was sentenced to 16 years in prison for tax evasion totaling $1.2 million
- O.J. Simpson was already serving a prison term for armed robbery and kidnapping in 2012 when the IRS foreclosed on his home and other property over a $1.4 million tax debt
And the list goes on. Today, it is widely known that the so-called ‘president’ of the United States is a member of that elite club of tax dodgers. (Since he is also a draft dodger, I’m thinking his new nickname should be Donnie Dodger) After Sunday’s release of information by the New York Times from a couple of decades worth of Donald Trump’s tax returns, most of us were … angry, but not surprised in the least. After all, when he was campaigning in 2016, Trump had claimed that cheating on his taxes “makes me smart”. No, it doesn’t make him smart — it makes him a bloody crook. Okay, so Trump’s an asshole and we all know it. We all knew that if he had nothing to hide, he would have done the right thing and released his tax returns in 2016, rather than fighting tooth and nail to keep them out of the public eye. But what I don’t understand is how many people are defending his cheating.
Asshat conspiracy theorist Rush Limbaugh nearly stumbled over his feet praising Trump …
“The main thing that Trump did — looking at this, the main thing that Trump is doing is putting more money into his businesses than he’s taking out. And who knows. It may be wise or legal, he’s chosen to do it this way. One thing, he’s an expert at moving money around to avoid paying taxes, and he’s really an expert at making those who loan him money as vulnerable as he is. They can’t call the loans on him. They’d go down the tubes if he does. So he’s a master at this.”
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a so-called ‘Christian’, said on Fox News …
“But let me give you this. So what? In a big business operation like he runs, there is a good likelihood that with all of the various business losses that he had from running for president when he wasn’t overseeing his business, maybe that’s so. I don’t know. Frankly, I don’t care.”
And one of my own readers said …
“I don’t judge Trump for avoiding taxes. In fact, I applaud him for it.”
And this, my friends, is why I am a Socialist at heart. Those who praise and applaud Trump for screwing the system do not realize that in so doing they are applauding a ‘man’ who is robbing the less fortunate of such basic necessities as food, shelter, clothing, health care, and … basically a life. Meanwhile, the rest of us, believing in a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”, believing that “the people” includes every single person, regardless of race, religion, social standing, or gender, fund the biggest portion of the nation’s budget. We pay our effing taxes with only small grumbles, because we believe it is the right thing to do. Name a single time Donald Trump did “the right thing”. Betcha can’t.