Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Donald Trump Joins Javanka at Davos 2020

January 21, 2020

Donald Trump Joins Javanka at Davos 2020

World leaders and the billionaires who own them are now gathered in Davos Switzerland at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Even though the Davos golf season ended in October, US President Donald Trump has joined White House Lifestyle guru Ivanka Trump, her husband Secretary of Everthing Jared Kushner, and foreclosure king and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the high-powered global economics meeting. We expect the president to use the globalist event to address “America First” political supporters back home, contest his impeachment trial at a safe distance, and check out the specifics of the Swiss-US extradition treaty.

Mr. Trump’s attendence at Davos is expected to cost U.S taxpayers $3.4 million in addition to security costs, salaries, and the $2.2 million needed to fly Air Force One round-trip between the US and Zurich and the Marine One helicopter from Zurich to Davos and back.

More:

“Trump sets off for Davos just as Senate impeachment trial heats up,” Jeremy Diamond, CNN

“Trump in Davos: Talking up economy, brushing off impeachment,” Darlene Superville, Associated Press

“Trump Focuses on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment,” Annie Karni and David Gelles, New York Times

“Trump is on trial for abuse of power – the Davos elites should be in the dock too,” The Guardian

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Marianne Williamson Fires Staff, Shifts Campaign to Astral Plane

January 3, 2020
Marianne Williamson Fires Staff, Shifts Campaign to Astral Plane

Williamson 2020 Campaign HQ

Presidential candidate, spiritual guru, and professional inspirational speaker Marianne Williamson has dismissed her entire campaign staff, apparently retreating into her power pyramid with some favorite crystals. A sententiousself-centered New Age Donald Trump, she had previously espoused alarming views on vaccination, depression, and AIDS. Even so, she qualified for the first few Democratic debates in 2019.

More:

“Marianne Williamson lays off 2020 campaign staff nationwide,” Hunter Woodall and Alexandra Jaffe, AP, via Washington Post

Related:

“The Iowa Town Where Marianne Williamson Is Already President,” Adam Wren, Politico

Update:

“Marianne Williamson drops out of Democratic presidential race,” Amy B Wang, Washington Post

“Why Marianne Williamson’s Unconventional Presidential Bid Didn’t Catch On,” Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight

“Marianne Williamson Has Mindfully Dropped Out,” Bridget Read, The Cut

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Trump: Over 15,000 Lies in 3 Years

December 17, 2019

Trump: Over 15,000 Lies in 3 Years

“As of Dec. 10, his 1,055th day in office, Trump had made 15,413 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement he has uttered. “

More:

“President Trump has made 15,413 false or misleading claims over 1,055 days,” Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly, Washington Post

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Trump Jr. Murders Mongolian Sheep, Gets Pardoned

December 12, 2019

Trump Jr. Murders Mongolian Sheep, Gets Pardoned

Donald J. Trump Jr. bought an exotic hunting expedition to Mongolia at an NRA charity auction and traveled there last summer with five of his closest friends Secret Service agents. Trump Junior, ever the sportsman, went hunting at night with a laser-sight-equipped rifle and shot an argali sheep.

The argali sheep is a rare endangered species. Mongolia allows a few argali to be shot every year, but hunters need special permits. When he murdered that Mongolian mutton, Donald Trump Jr. did not have a permit. If Hunter Biden had done that, he’d be in Gants Khudag Police Detention Center in Ulaanbaatar. For some reason, Junior got a permit retroactively after he met with Mongolia’s president, His Excellency Khaltmaagiin Battulga.

More:

“Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep,” Jake Pearson and Anand Tumurtogoo, Pro Publica

“Donald Trump Jr. Benefits From Nepotism in Foreign Country by Shooting Endangered Animal,” Matt Stieb, New York Magazine

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A 2-minute Trump rally

November 13, 2019

Q. Trump rallies: Nuremberg or Orwell?

A. Yes.

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Trump: Over 13,000 Lies in 993 Days

October 15, 2019

Trump: Over 13,000 Lies in 993 Days

“As President Trump approaches his 1,000th day in office Wednesday, he has significantly stepped up his pace of spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods.

As of Oct. 9, his 993rd day in office, he had made 13,435 false or misleading claims ….”

— “President Trump has made 13,435 false or misleading claims over 993 days,” Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly, Washington Post

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How Corporate Welfare Hurts You

October 9, 2019

“When corporations get special handouts from the government, it costs the rest of us. We have to pay more in taxes to make up for these hidden tax breaks, subsidies, and loopholes. In turn, there’s less money for good schools and roads, Medicare and national defense, and everything else we need.”

— “How Corporate Welfare Hurts You,” Robert Reich, The American Prospect

Related:

“The High Public Cost of Low Wages,” Ken Jacobs, Ian Eve Perry and Jenifer MacGillvary, UC Berkeley Labor Center

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Lindsay Graham’s Continuing Legal Education

October 2, 2019

Lindsay Graham's Continuing Legal Education
Senator and Doctor of Jurisprudence Lindsay Graham, defending President Donald Trump against credible reports of abuse of power, addressed this arguement to the Great Court of Twitter:

Annotation was provided by a thoughful attorney with a frightful spouse, George Conway III:

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Meanwhile, In Washington ….

October 2, 2019

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Campaign Songs

August 30, 2019

“What Campaign Songs Tell Us About Presidential Candidates,” a New Yorker video with Amanda Petrusich.

More:

“Deciphering the Presidential-Campaign Songs of the 2020 Race,” Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker

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