Down the drain

“Drain the Swamp” meant “Slice away anti-business laws/regulations.”
Lower corporate taxes? Check.
More asbestos? Check.
Less safety oversight? Check!!

If your business hasn’t taken advantage of these business incentives yet, please make an appointment to stay at La Margo and talk to El Cheeto about how much it will cost to have some safety regulations slashed in your industry!!

We are in World War 3 now, it’s just being fought on a different front

The problem is not national despotism but global; the “good guys” have the “Five Eyes” alliance, and Trump has whatever you want to call Russia + China + Saudi Arabia + Israel, with Trump/Kushners on the Russian/Saudi side and Prince on the Chinese/Israeli side. We are in World War 3 now, it’s just being fought on a different front – computers and brains, cyber warfare and psyops.

Sarah Sanders is a thundercunt

Trump Republicans don’t act in good faith. They’re hypocrites of the worst kind who can’t really defend their behavior on the merits, so they’re always looking for someone to say something out of turn or that can be construed as distasteful, then immediately jump on them and characterize them to be representative of everyone who opposes them. “This is what the left does!!!”

It’s a never ending strategy of rallying support by clutching their pearls and playing the victim. Obstruct a critical federal investigation at a dozen different choke points, purge dissenting voices from the various agencies, rip children from their mothers and lock them in cages at the border, the list goes on — but then when a rando says lop the heads off, as in heads will roll, as in people getting fired, well then they run to Fox News and start gushing about how “gosh and golly gee, we’d tolerate an honest debate of ideas but the libs literally want to decapitate us!!11”

If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.

Trump lacks certain qualities which I esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for me, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, I like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever.

I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to my sensibility – for me, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.

Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

Well, I don’t. I see it as having no inner world, no soul.

I traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All my heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.

Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.

He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to me: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.

There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority – perhaps a third – of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think ‘Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to me, given that:

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays me, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty fucking hard to miss.

  • Americans are supposed to be nice and mostly are.
  • You don’t need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.

And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

‘My God… what… have… I… created?

If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.

Easter is bullshit

Today, over a billion otherwise sane humans celebrate what they believe to be the day a half god/half man creature who was born of a Virgin rose from the dead after being brutally executed for our “sins.” And they think atheists are the crazy ones…

(The funny thing is that most of the modern Easter traditions (Easter bunny, eggs, hunting for presents, chocolate) are from the pagan spring holidays. There really isn’t a good way to celebrate a zombie who died a terribly brutal death with little kids. )

The phrase “God works in mysterious ways” shows that believers know it doesn’t make sense but are scared of actual truth.

A couple months ago in a conversation between a friend and someone else about recent sickness in their families, the other person said something along the lines of “God works in mysterious ways. You’ll go crazy if you try to think about it” and my friend agreed. Hearing this just made me sad about how otherwise intelligent people mentally imprison themselves because their entire worldview is based on a lie that they don’t want to give up, and their religion fosters this by discouraging critical thinking.

Sometimes I wonder if the GOP ever looks at themselves and thinks “how did we get here?

Sometimes I wonder if the GOP ever looks at themselves and thinks “how did we get here? How did we let Trump take over the party?” Republicans have been happy to peddle falsehoods and use lies to rally up their base for decades.

George HW Bush’s policies were based in reality but he wasn’t afraid to traffic in lies for campaigning purposes. Over time the GOP campaigns became less and less based in facts and more based on the world that conservatives imagined. They could say “Obamacare death panels” or “Democrats will take your guns” and it would mobilize their base and help them win elections even if it wasn’t remotely true. Eventually Republican politicians found themselves having to try to defend fact based policy against a Republican base who no longer believes in facts thus the Tea Party rose and took control of the GOP. When Trump was running for president it became impossible to call him out for lying in the Republican primary because the GOP base had already abandoned objective reality.

I know about Goodwin’s law and that comparisons to Nazi Germany are generally scoffed at but when seeing the rise of the far right and the struggles of the last “moderate Republicans” really felt like watching Hindenburg try to stop Hitler. Hindenburg came out of retirment to fight in WWI and he wanted to retire after WWI but he knew he was the only one who could stop Hitler. He ran against Hitler twice and beat Hitler twice but he saw that the far right in Germany was already incredibly strong and before his death he incorporated Hitler as his Chancellor (below the presidency) hoping that it would moderate the far right and provide unity. When he died the Nazis were able to abolish the presidency and the chancellor became the new head of state. Hindenburg was probably one of the last people that could have stopped WWII but by trying to coopt and moderate the far right he only made them more powerful.

How do people who want children not care about the environment?

I had a conversation with someone about how he thinks houses are too expensive. I told him that there are many small one-bedroom apartments in the city selling for $300k or $400k. He got mad and told me that this was unacceptable because you cannot raise your children in a one-bedroom apartment. You need to buy a house and that will cost you $700k.

I then told him that there is no rule that states you must have children and that living in high-density apartments is better for the environment. He then proceeded to say that he does not care about the environment. I then asked him why because if he wanted a child, why would he want to contribute to the destruction of the environment and destroy the world that his son or daughter will inherit?

Personally, I believe that the future will be very bleak. Technology and automation will cause mass unemployment, huge gaps between rich and poor, and riots and rapes on the street fuelled by divide and conquer propaganda, not to mention the scarcity of natural resources and a world ravaged by climate change.

However, I wonder why most people want to have children but also feel a need to destroy the world in which their children live. This seems like a waste because you are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into your child only to have them grow up into a world you have destroyed.

Of course, the answer may be that people just don’t think about these things. They merely act on instinct and are incapable of empathising with their fellow humans or the environement, and if this is true then it is another reason why you shouldn’t have children because you are exposing your child to a world filled with humans will only act on instinct and don’t care about your child and will seek to exploit and oppress and manipulate them.

Hatred is a hell of a drug.

Hatred is a hell of a drug. People that thrive on hatred aren’t very good at maintaining healthy relationships. This is why white supremacy is such a shit show of back-stabbing, self defeating ding-bats. In their simple minds, the answer to everything is more hate.

The internet was created, and it was good.

The internet was created, and it was good.

But information became too free. Publishing corporations were no longer able to enforce revenue. People in power no longer was able to control the message.

So, it started with media. The DCMA took down copywrited content, and prevented competition through false claims impossible for the average man to dispute, establishing a monopoly on published works. Individuals and organizations without the right connections were shut down.

Then came the governments. Everywhere around the globe, we saw censorship of information as ruling bodies learned how to manipulate the message. Beholden to their corporate overlords, the US is moving to eliminate net neutrality. To maintain their image of a perfect society, India shut down telecommunications in the event of race riots. China is re-writing history, and is out-right censoring information going to their citizens. The EU is pushing through legislation allowing it to indiscriminately take down content at will. Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as all of the above, are employing legions to alter the message, push blame, and sow discord.

We live in a society where the internet is no longer ours. It has become a battleground between entities with overwhelming resources. And there is no winner in this war. Ultimately, the idea of a free and open internet is dead.

Trump inherited a booming economy, and has since been strangling it

Obama ended his term after spending its entirety fixing the crash of ’08, which was caused by Bush’s reregulation.

Trump inherited a booming economy, very healthy, and has since been strangling it by engaging our allies (and greatest trade neighbors) with trade wars, as well as thousands of deregulations, by destroying the C.F.P.B. and of course the tax scam bill.

Look at the history of the DOW for example and you can see a trend disrupted quite clearly. I’ve met trolls who actually will give trump credit for 2 months of the trend before he was even inaugurated!

Anyways, Yes we bounced back and then trump stomped on it for his wealthy benefactors, and we can see this because the yield curve has inverted.

Here’s some more info, if you’d like some specifics.

Regulations Cut

Green energy R&D halved by trump while China, India, and EU double it

NAFTA destruction causes Mexico to change corn source

Trumps EPA lowers vehicle emissions standards

Trump signs enormous bank deregulation order

Mulveny disbands all consumer protection board members

Trump’s EPA is influenced by an ultra right Texas group

Trump admin seeks to further fuck over endangered species:

Trump allows bee-killing pesticide:

Tax cuts were used for stock buybacks, not wages

Ivanka’s products spared from tarriffs:

Budget Deficit jumps 16% trump’s first year

Per earlier prediction, deficit aiming at $1Trillion in 2019

Deficit $895 Billion – Sep 2018

 Trump’s opened all the waters he can to oil drilling:

and he’s opened Federal lands like reserves to drilling:

Trump weakening Nuclear safety board:

Trump’s EPA allows Asbestos:

Meanwhile, Russian company sells Trump-approved asbestos:

Trump withholding $1.4 Billion in public transit funding

Without Republican Policies, US would be in surplus:

Trump economy worse than last 7 presidents by 12 metrics:

Natl debt hits $22T for first time ever

Trade Deficit at record high years into trump’s trade wars

I include some EPA related links in here – deregulation against nature robs us as much as financial deregulation imo.


Tarriffs section

3 US companies strangled by trump’s tarriffs

Wisconsin hurt by tarriffs:

China’s oil tarriffs would disrupt $1Billion/month

Stock market falls amid trade fears

Chip stocks fall as Trump warns of tech investment restriction

US crops hurting in trade war, Farmers hope for truce:

US Taxpayers pay $12 Billion to cover farmer’s losses due to Trump Tariffs:

PC company tarriff’d to death

Stocks drop amid China trade war worries:

Trade deficit highest it’s been since 3 years ago, Trump is losing trade war against China

US not invited to canada trade talk:

The tarriffs cost nearly as much as obamacare taxes (At $40 Billion+)

Ford preparing layoffs due to tarriffs

Nebraska hit hard

Farmers forced into bankruptcy

Farmer debt high:

Trade deficit worsened by trade wars:

Business confidence globally worsened by Trump Trade Wars

The biggest political scandal in us history

Original Post :

You need to read this by my friend, tech-investor Russ Daggatt about possibly the biggest political scandal in US history: “Last August, Jared Kushner, son-in-law and Sr White House official in charge of the Middle East, received over a BILLION dollars from a firm seeking to sell nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Then, the House Judiciary Committee got confirmation Jared uses WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders (in violation of US law), including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS known for ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi). The Trump administration has kept secret seven authorizations for sharing of sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that the kingdom hasn’t agreed to the anti-proliferation requirements of US law. (Oh, and Trump intervened to get his daughter Jared and Ivanka and 23 others high-level security clearances when they were denied them through normal national security channels.)

“Let’s go through this step-by-step (links below). In 2007, just before the collapse of the real estate bubble, Jared had the family company buy 666 Fifth Avenue in New York for $1.8 billion, financed by a $1.4 billion loan – the highest price ever paid for a building in New York, and is not among even the top 100 tallest buildings in the city. It was a disastrously overpriced acquisition, about 30% vacant, with its largest tenant saying it planned to leave. The loan was due in February. Jared had been scouring the planet – while serving in the White House – for possible investors to save his family from financial collapse. No rational investor would touch the thing.

‘But then, last August, a savior was found – Brookfield Asset Management – which took a 99-year lease on the building, paying the entire $1.1 billion in lease payments upfront (!) and allowing Kushner to retain ownership of the underlying land (the one thing of real value). Turns out, Brookfield also owns the nuclear services company Westinghouse (purchased out of bankruptcy last year), which is seeking to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia. (Trump’s first National Security Advisor (and convicted felon) Michael Flynn, and Trump’s buddy, campaign advisor, and the chairman of his Inaugural Committee, Tom Barrack, were also part of these efforts to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia. It gets complicated – among other things, Barrack was the guy who brought Paul Manafort in as Trump’s campaign manager. This appears to be among the matters spun off from the Mueller investigation. But I digress.)

‘It was reported last October that Jared has been communicating with MBS, using his personal mobile phone, through the free encrypted messaging service WhatsApp, which conveniently does not store messages on its servers after they are delivered, leaving no record of the communications. (If only Hillary had used WhatsApp.) That appears to have been confirmed recently by the House Oversight Committee. Jared has also been bypassing the State Department and the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia in his direct dealings with MBS, excluding them from communications and meetings (much like Trump’s direct dealings with Putin).

‘We know Trump ordered John Kelly, to grant Jared and Ivanka security clearances, despite objections from the CIA and the White House counsel, among others. Trump and Ivanka had both previously stated publicly that Trump did not intervene in the granting of those security clearances after they had been held up for over a year. (What exactly is it that Ivanka does that requires a top security clearance? Getting personal trademarks from China?) Who knows what the hold up was. Maybe it was the 40 times Jared had to amend the paperwork for his security clearance, to disclose foreign government contacts he had previously omitted (in possible violation of law). Maybe it was his efforts during the transition to set up a secret back channel to the Kremlin through the Russian Embassy to evade US intelligence services (just one of those details omitted from his paperwork). Or maybe it was his global hunt for money.

‘In any event, we have what looks like a possible billion dollar payoff to a senior White House official (and president’s son-in-law) by a group seeking to sell nuclear technology to the world’s major exporter of Islamist radicalism. And, at the same time, secret approvals of transfers of nuclear technology to that country. And I’ve really only touched on all permutations of this story. You’d think it would be getting more attention than it has.

‘Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: The National Enquirer, which Trump has used for decades to kill scandals, and (apparently) Saudi intelligence services may have teamed up for a hit on Washington Post owner (and Trump target) Jeff Bezos. No way the Saudis and the Enquirer would be doing that except at the direction (or at least, with the knowledge) of Trump. Saudis aren’t going to be going rogue on something like that. My take is that Trump seems to be using the Saudi intelligence services to do dirty work for him that the professional US intelligence services never would (just as he sought a back channel to the Kremlin through the Russian Embassy to evade US intelligence services).’

Thanks Russ. If even just one of you can wrestle a RASR to the ground and pin him long enough to hear you recite the above, aloud, and get him to WAGER whether ALL of the “Clinton Scandals” he clings to – if all of them together were proved (and none ever were) — would amount to 1% of just this one aspect of the Confederate-GOP-Putinist treason.

Cornered by your demand that he put actual money on it, some RASRs have been known to declare that they now realize we’re ruled by a mafia gang. If you – yes you – can haul just one sinner back to the American Enlightenment, then this will be a good day for us all.

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Fuck Joe rogan

Man, I like Joe Rogan but can find a lot of his pod casts infuriating. I’ve seen quite a few episodes where he claims he doesn’t understand why everyone thinks he is a right wing wacko cause he thinks a lot of Democratic party platforms sound great, like legalization of certain drugs, universal health Care, a focus on curbing climate change and even says he’d like to see UBI attempted. But a majority of his content is complaining about the oogey boogey SJWs on Twitter and giving right wing wackos platforms to peddle their shit ideas. Yea Joe, when your content majorly aligns with alt-right talking points people are going to think your alt-right leaning, why is that confusing to you?

I recently saw a clip about him wondering about the Christ Church shooting. I can’t remember the specifics of the actual clip but it left me wondering if he realizes that he appeals heavily to people like that guy that live streamed a murder spree. That a mass majority of terrorists from all over the globe have predominately been young, disaffected men that aren’t entirely happy with their life. That this demographic heavily overlaps with the demographic that watches his programming. I would bet good money that the Christ Church terrorist watched and laughed at many Joe Rogan clips, how could he not when they are all over the we sites he frequented. That watching even just 1 Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube on a fresh account will cause a lot of alt-right programming to be suggested to you.

Fuckin joe…. I hope you see this Joe and make some changes. Love your work but just wish you’d present some of your more healthier ideals and would spend less time freaking out about a small % of people with loud voices that don’t share those same ideals.

The problem with news media

This has been and continues to be my number one criticism of (EVERY) news org.

They’ve completely turned our nations politics into a competition. Every article is “[so-and-so] is handed a huge victory/defeat…”, and we wonder how our nation has become so brutally divided.

When our governmental policies, laws, appointments, court decisions, etc are seen as either just win or lose, EVERYBODY LOSES.