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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:15 PM

donnie is the clear and overwhelming winner in this latest tax release

the tax returns reveal virtually nothing we didn't already know.
ok, he's a beneficiary of amt. not sure that's news or not, there are certainly plenty of loopholes he takes advantage of.

but he wins:
(a) it makes the whole tax issue look like there's no "there there" even if there is all kinds of crap lurking elsewhere in his various returns;
(b) it distracts from other issues like russia;
(c) it allows him to claim that "they do it too" when it comes to using contraband information. even if rachel and other actually acquired it legally, it allows him to pretend otherwise.

much as i was hoping for a win for us here, sadly, donnie won this round.

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Reply donnie is the clear and overwhelming winner in this latest tax release (Original post)
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MFM008 Mar 14 #1
KittyWampus Mar 14 #9
MFM008 Mar 15 #19
Dem2 Mar 14 #2
oberliner Mar 14 #12
Squinch Mar 14 #3
unblock Mar 14 #6
MichMan Mar 14 #4
unblock Mar 14 #5
oberliner Mar 14 #13
MichMan Mar 14 #18
BannonsLiver Mar 14 #7
unblock Mar 14 #8
Stinky The Clown Mar 14 #10
bigtree Mar 14 #11
oberliner Mar 14 #14
KittyWampus Mar 14 #16
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Quixote1818 Mar 15 #20
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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:16 PM

1. nothing illegal, nothing incriminating




maggot releases another D I S T R A C T I O N.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:52 PM

9. This is spam, you've posted this at least 10 times tonight. STOP IT

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 12:09 AM

19. Wow

Breathe.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:20 PM

2. Rachel should have handed the story to CNN

I mean, nobody is interested in a story about how one of DJT's tax returns just appeared in a mailbox.

Nope.

Nobody.

That's why both websites where it's published have crashed. No interest. None.

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:56 PM

12. Or just said up front that it was only 2 pages and didn't reveal much

Maybe then the websites would not have crashed.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:20 PM

3. Latest tax release? It's the first tax release.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:46 PM

6. there was some earlier information from his taxes

i think he had to make public some for a casino license or something.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:27 PM

4. Just how does someone acquire someone's tax returns legally ?

I mean I would love to see the tax returns of some of my neighbors or business competitors. Where do I go to obtain them ?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:44 PM

5. you can get them legally whenever one of the signatories hands them over willingly.

which is how we usually get them from candidates.

the provenance of these returns is not clear, but it's quite possible that donnie (or, technically, melania), authorized this very limited release.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:56 PM

13. They mail them to you

As was the case here.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 11:52 PM

18. I'll have to keep checking my mailbox then n/t

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:48 PM

7. Meh, they're already back to talking about healthcare on MSNBC

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:51 PM

8. good!

but that's our best case, that this is a nothingburger.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:53 PM

10. Yup. At least all that. And more.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:53 PM

11. imagine Watergate findings reported on DU

'...nothing in the tapes, sad.'

Trump 'won' because internet ninnies bashed Maddow?

Naw.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:57 PM

14. Scandal would've unravelled much more quickly today

Than it did then.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:58 PM

16. it's still in the process of unraveling. And there are those DU'ers who will throw wet towels

as often as possible.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 11:07 PM

17. sorry. my skepticism is a double-edged sword.

it's part and parcel of why i'm a democrat, why i'm a liberal.

i'm skeptical of authoritarian power, whether government or business, and i rally to the defense of the individual, the citizen, the consumer, the little guy. i want government and businesses to do good things, and believe it imperative to be constantly vigilant to keep them doing the right thing.

but yeah, it also means i can't go in for lurching back and forth between over-excited and crushed with every tantalizing tid-bit of political tease.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:58 PM

15. i'll grant you that it's conceivable that his signature on that 1040 could be his undoing.

but the real incriminating information is in parts of the tax return to which we're not (yet) privy.

so for the time being, it's nothing for our side, and it lets donnie win some p.r. points.

plus, i'm still discounting a watergate-like scenario given a republican congress.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 12:12 AM

20. Every comment section is filled with "See libtards Trump pays his taxes"


He probably sent the only two okay pages in his entire life and they make him look normal now. Fuck!

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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 12:13 AM

21. Delete / Dupe. nt

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 12:15 AM

22. Yup no one will be talking about that shitty healthcare bill

Now. And it allows Trump and crew to trumpet fake news

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