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What are republicans good at?

Budget? Fuck no. The debt is almost entirely a republican creation, giving handouts to the wealthy and pursuing unjustified wars without end.

National security? Fuck no. They disregard domestic terrorism (white terrorists), ignoring that white supremacists have killed more americans than any terror group since bush’s 911. Civilian casualties increase in overseas bombings under republicans.

Business? hahaha, no. Republicans tend to oversee recessions, financial panics, etc. And their dumbass supporters think deregulation is a good idea? Republicans do create trillions in debt giving handouts to billionaires and massive corporations, as seen over and fucking over again.

Jobs? Nope, (D) governance has proven to be better for jobs, income growth (for every fucking body), the stock market.

It may seem like republicans aren’t good at a damned thing. However, a few bullet points to dispell the notional that republicans suck at everything.

  • gerrymandering
  • winning the electoral college while losing the popular vote
  • suppressing the vote
  • lying to their supporters
  • being corrupt pieces of shit

Twitter loveS nazis

Why does twitter love nazis?

I realize the CEO jack dempsey is a far right lunatic who is so fucking stupid he can’t tell the difference between tweets from an actual president (obama) and a hateful fascist dictator wanna-be (trump).

But shouldn’t twitter itself try to be a bit more neutral than promoting nazis? Surely being pro-fascism isn’t going to help them with most investors.

Shouldn’t people be abandoning their hate-filled platform, along with anti-democracy, russia-loving, facebook?

Fuck both of those platforms, which helped russia installed the dumbest man on the planet as illegitimate president.

When was our economy the strongest, according to right wing nutjobs?


Right wing nuts think that giving trillions in handouts to the wealthy is going to lead to prosperity, ignoring that trickle-down economics has always been a failure.

I wonder, which era in US history are the nuts trying to return to? Child labor? Slavery? World War?

Looking at unemployment, its clear the late 40’s were our most prosperous.
US_Unemployment_1890-2009
Government created 18 million jobs domestically in support of the war. But we don’t need to have a world war to create government jobs.

Maybe right wing nuts are looking at jobs created per year?
Net-jobs-created-by-year-graph
No, because if they were looking at jobs created per year, they’d want to emulate Bill Clinton. Even Jimmy Carter had more jobs / year than Reagan. Reagan’s huge handouts to the rich led to 10.8% unemployment and we only rebounded when ronnie decided to increase government spending.

Maybe the whackjobs are looking at GDP?
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Then they’d clearly want to emulate FDR’s policies.

Republicans and their dimwitted cult continually attacks american workers in order to enrich the wealthiest, ignoring that our strongest economies were during times of strong worker rights and pay, while our weakest economies come during times when republicans give huge handouts to the richest.

How much corruption is acceptable to the right wing cult?

Things That Do Not Bother the Right Wing Cult:
– gerrymandering, allowing republicans to rig districts to get more seats in congress despite getting fewer votes.
– the voter fraud lie, which lets republicans justify tossing out hundreds of thousands of votes (illegally) in order to rig elections.
– voter caging, and other voter suppression tactics.
– naked power grab limiting an incoming (D) governor who replaces a (R) governor.
– citizen’s united and big money in politics, because the mindless right wing cult thinks that right wing billionaires are on their team.
– the right’s propaganda outlets, like fox, who lies to the right wing cult on a daily basis.
– a president that is completely opaque regarding his finances and his health, lies more than any politician in US history, and ignores all norms related to the presidency.

Things That Do Bother the Right Wing Cult:
– ACORN, which registered poor people to vote.

So now that dumb america has triumphed with a trump presidency, what happens next?

Idiot Trump has promised the bush tax cuts on steroids, so expect to see the budget deficit that shrank so much under obama (from 1.2 trillion to 0.5 trillion) to start growing again. Income inequality will grow with it.

Idiot Trump has promised to end previous free trade deals, which would lead to a loss of millions of jobs, more expensive imports and a recession.

Idiot Trump has promised to repeal obamacare, which means that insurance companies will again be able to deny coverage, and there will no longer be any billions in rebate checks coming to american consumers. Millions of americans will lose health insurance.

Trump takes over a country where many states have increased minimum wage – helping the economy. But he’s previously said that wages are too high. If he acts on that stupidity, our GDP will be reduced.

Trump has threatened to renegotiate our debt, which would likely cost us our reserve currency status and cause another republican credit downgrade.

Trump will surely continue to repeat right wing lies and conspiracy theories.
But, is there anything good to expect from a trump presidency? Not likely.

Fantasy Baseball Results

I estimated:

1st Runs – actual: 2nd, behind by 1 run with a week to go
1st HR – actual: 1st, by a wide margin
1st RBI – actual: 1st, by a safe margin
1st AVG – actual: 5th
9th SB – actual: 9th
9th W – actual: 8th
3rd Saves – actual: 4th
8th ERA – actual: 5th
4th WHIP – actual: 7th
9th K’s – actual: 7th

Pretty close to my initial estimates.  Unfortunately, I’m going to get 3rd or 4th place overall.  Someone else had a season where they were top-4 in almost every category.

In another league, I may still be able to pull out a victory.
But no prize for 2nd place.

The pollution industry spent 721 million influencing US elections this year

As seen at thinkprogress.org

The 2014 midterm elections saw a wave of Republican candidates elected and re-elected to federal office, many of whom are now rearing to make the environment their first casualty of the 114th Congress. As it turns out, the fossil fuel industry may have had something to do with that.

Taking into account direct contributions to individuals and groups, spending on television ads and lobbying, the energy industry spent more than $721 million during the 2014 election cycle, according to an analysis released Monday by the Center for American Progress.