Bad Signs, Cont.

Disney Princess

Disneyland, the second-happiest place on earth.

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Tomorrow is Another Day, Marco.

Deep thoughts from Marco Rubio


As regular readers know, I believe that every morning Marco Rubio wakes up, enthusiastic that today, finally, he will be the heroic man that he thinks he should be, and then rude reality comes along and his soul shrivels and then at the end of the night, crawling into bed he thinks to himself: tomorrow will be that day!

“Yes,” Marco thought to himself as he left the set, “tomorrow.”

(Also, too: are his ears getting bigger?)

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Are You Still Here?

MPS World HQ

Our pal Infidel753 has another immense list of fascinating links to edify and amuse you on this fine Sunday, so why the heck are you still here? You should be FOMO’ed already and clicking out!

(Full Disclosure: MPS is listed in the links. Don’t miss the link on Druids. Utterly captivated me.)

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Tax the Rich

“I say, old Bean, have you any Grey Poupon?”

Axios Sunday morning email thingie tells us…

Jared Kushner, with a net worth of almost $324 million, “appears to have paid almost no federal income taxes [for several years running], according to confidential financial documents,” the N.Y. Times’ Jesse Drucker and Emily Flitter report.

Jar-Jarvanka have earned millions of dollars while serving as senior advisers in the White House. They earned $82 million in outside income in 2017…

“His low tax bills are the result of a common tax-minimizing maneuver that, year after year, generated millions of dollars in losses for Mr. Kushner.”

Prepare yourselves for a shock, Gentle Readers!

“But the losses were only on paper — Mr. Kushner and his company did not appear to actually lose any money.”

“The losses were driven by depreciation, a tax benefit that lets real estate investors deduct a portion of the cost of their buildings from their taxable income every year.”

Fratsputin was able to declare the losses on his properties despite having purchased them with loans that he can also deduct. So Jared is getting tax-reducing losses for spending someone else’s money on properties he does not yet own. And  under the tax code, this is OK, and in fact in the Billions for Billionaires Bill the depreciation loophole was eliminated for everyone except real estate development, so good to know that Przninit Stupid and his Clown Prince can still deduct their gaudy sky palaces. Ma and Pa in Possum Hollar can no longer deduct these things on the chicken coop that they rent to son/cousin Clem.

“Nothing in the documents suggests Mr. Kushner or his company broke the law. A spokesman for Mr. Kushner’s lawyer said that Mr. Kushner ‘paid all taxes due.'”

Thanks for rubbing it in.

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Bad Design, Cont.

Complete

Well, American Greeting has an interesting new idea.

(Hat tip: @NamelessCynic on the Tweeter)

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Saturday Palate Cleanser

Nap time!

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GOP’s War on Women Continues!

Four out of Five Men Agree that there is no War on Women


Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) tells us:

“President Donald Trump’s aides are urging him to replace departing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley with another woman, hoping the move would help shore up support among female voters before the midterms, three people familiar with the matter told POLITICO…

“…Staffers are especially keen to name a woman to the position with the midterms fast approaching and Trump polling at low levels among the female electorate, particularly after his second Supreme Court pick, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, faced allegations of sexual misconduct and assault.

“The political shop thinks it’s very important to announce a woman before Election Day because of the president’s approval rating and the Kavanaugh stuff,” said one source in regular contact with the president, although others added that pressure to appoint a woman is coming from across the White House.”

Are Republicans so dumb that they think replacing Nikki Haley with another woman TBD is really going to erase a 30 point polling problem that they have with The Skirts?

To the best of my knowledge, in the entire history of the United States, no one has ever said that they would change their vote for Congress based upon the gender of the UN Ambassador. As proof, I submit into evidence that the current Ambassador to the UN is a woman (ALLEGEDLY!), and Republicans are still down 30 points.

QED, boys.

You know, maybe if Republicans would quit nominating obvious misogynists and outright sex offenders (ALLEGED!) to high office and lifetime positions, they might be able to win back women voters?

Just guessing.

But wait! It gets better!
Axios:

The more consequential internal White House debate over UN ambassador isn’t over who’ll replace Nikki Haley, but over whether it should remain a Cabinet-level position.

Between the lines: National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo all think the role should report to the Secretary of State, per sources familiar with their thinking.

So, the Fourth Reich is thinking: “sure, we will hire another Skirt, but we will demote the role.”

Nice job, boys.

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Sophist’s Choice

Pee Wee Hermann Goering (image credit: Twitter)

This story has noted lifetime paste gourmand Stephan Miller’s fingerprints all over it:

“The Trump administration is considering ways to deter a soaring number of families arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border — including once again separating parents and children, three current and former Homeland Security Department officials told POLITICO. If parents and children are separated, parents will have a say, the officials emphasized. Under a 90-day pilot program, parents seeking asylum would be given a ‘binary choice’ to be detained with their children through the course of their immigration proceedings or to send their children to a shelter where they can be released to a sponsor.

So it is the return of babies in cages, but this time Miller puts the parents into the Sophie’s Choice: they can raise their children in internment camps, OR they can send their kids off into the tender care of the Fourth Reich, probably to never be seen by their parents again. “It’s the parents’ choice, and not ours,” Jeff Sessions didn’t say. (Or newly installed Attorney General Lindsey Graham?)

“The continuing effort to stem the flow of migrants shows that the Trump administration remains very much unfazed by the furious backlash that its family separations inspired last spring. A zero-tolerance policy toward border-crossers split thousands of children from their parents over a three-month period. In early September, the administration issued a proposed rule to establish standards for keeping migrant parents and children locked up together — another sign that White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and his allies haven’t back down.”

I hope Miller has stocked up on Elmer’s, because he’s going to be chased out of area sushi bars again. The Hague has a cell with his name on it.

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Bad Signs, Cont.

nuts

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

Frank Gaffney is only asking the hard questions:

George Soros, The Anti-Christ, or Just His Right-hand Man?

And that alone is a master class in asking a leading question, but that he bases his premise on something Wrong-Again Rudy said takes it from vaudeville to Art:

Is George Soros the anti-Christ? While former New York mayor Rudi Giuliani has put the question in play, theologians may be better equipped to debate it than politicians.

The decades-long record of this billionaire financier and philanthropist, however, is one of such malevolence and destruction that he must at a minimum be considered the anti-Christ’s right-hand man.

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