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The Bumper Sticker Representing the GOP's Values for 2017:

Sorry, Not Sorry.
Posted by HughBeaumont | Tue Dec 5, 2017, 08:58 PM (3 replies)

The real reason Wall Street is euphoric over the tax plan (CNN) -

It's not really because investors think the proposed tax overhaul would unleash enormous growth by creating new jobs and stronger wages. Most established economists have thrown water on that theory.

That's because there's no guarantee companies would use their savings from lower corporate tax rates and repatriated foreign profits to create jobs. In fact, few CEOs have publicly made any such promise.

Markets are betting that companies would use their new spare cash to help investors: by purchasing boatloads of stock and beefing up their dividends. Both outcomes can help propel the soaring stock market to new heights, even if jobs and wages don't follow suit.

"The additional cash will definitely help buybacks," said Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Investors love stock buybacks because they're less risky than investments in new projects that may or may not work. Even better, buybacks make earnings per share, a key measure of profitability, instantly look better simply by reducing the number of shares in the ratio. Underlying profits don't even need to improve.

Just another day in Re-Branded Feudalist pair-a-dice.

Posted by HughBeaumont | Mon Dec 4, 2017, 08:02 AM (7 replies)

Our candidates have to be perfect without any flaw whatsoever.

Their candidates can be as corrupt, criminal or mentally checked out as possible and they'll get airports and schools named after them.

Our candidates have to possess an incredibly focused, maximum three-point message without any even slightly-obvious ambiguity . . . and still get criticized.

Their candidates speak in platitudes, logic fails, talking points and failed Dead Reagan snake oil and succeed.

Our candidates campaign on compassion for the workers, mothers, seniors and students and get insulted for either over-promising or trying to legislate egalitarianism.

Their candidates view screwing the aforementioned parties as an attribute . . . and so do their voters (even if they're IN said group).

Our candidates could campaign on giving every American working citizen $50,000 a year in guaranteed income, with a detailed and long term plan to pay for it. The Republican comes out with a Draconian rugged-individualist agenda and our average voter be like "Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh . . . can I think about this?"

I mean, am I WRONG about this? Because I don't think I am.

I'm extremely disappointed that this country said YES to this train-wreck, which everyone with a functioning pre-frontal cortex KNEW would turn out this way.

I'm extremely disappointed that, since 2010, America turned this henhouse over to the foxes.

When is America going to stop making dumb choices at the voting booth?

Schtroumpf's First Nine Months In One Cartoon:


Amber Tamblyn Shares Disturbing Story about Actor James Woods.

Pedophile Jimmy tried to pick her up when she was 16 years old (which puts Jimmy at 52). When Amber revealed her age, he said "even better".

The Yahoo Komment Klan, of course, defend Ped Nasty Jimmy . . . who apparently has no issue in becoming Aqualung.

A quote for our times . . .

America needs better economic solutions than . . . .

. . . "Thoughts and Prayers", gofundmes, "bootstraps!", mortgage-expensive colleges or "Gee, hope your gamble pans out!"
Posted by HughBeaumont | Sun Jul 2, 2017, 11:21 AM (3 replies)

Thomas Paine had it right -

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture."

I'm not sure you CAN talk to a person who thought "President Donald Trump" was and is a great idea.

I'm not sure you can talk to a person who continually and without fail gives Republicans and corporations a clear and free pass on any and every crime and wrongdoing they commit.

I'm not sure you can reason with a person who, as a default, blames Democratic tenets for the sins and robbery of Re-branded Feudalism.

I'm not sure you can reason with someone that thinks not only a mythology book is real, but we should rotate governance around it and allow it's followers to become a law unto themselves.

I shouldn't have to work extraordinarily hard to inject a default Republican with common sense. How many times does your mother have to tell you to stop pissing on the seat before you finally not do it anymore?

CNN Headline: Shooter Left a Hate-Filled Trail.

Then proceeds to lovingly link him to everything progressive . . . Robert Reich's "Inequality for all", Bernie Sanders, anti-GOP Facebook Groups (some of which I belong to . . . should I be on a watch list??), Democracy Now . . . specifically USING the word "Progressive" repeatedly.

Jesus Fucking CHRIST.

It's like they're simply GIDDY that a mass shooter finally isn't one of THEM.

This was a troubled individual, not a PRODUCT. SUCH bad form. SHAME on you, CNN. COME on.
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