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Turns out Adolf Hitler was a tax evader too.

I was looking for something to watch the other night and found a series of documentaries on Amazon Prime titled "Last Secrets of the Third Reich." The first one, "Hitler's Money" was about how he accumulated a fortune partly by... wait for it... not paying taxes:

The self-propagated myth of the noble, selfless 'Führer', who was ready to make sacrifices in the service of his people, is as persistent as it is false. Today we can prove how Hitler dipped into public funds and was given access to vast sums of money for his personal use. Far from the image of the frugal leader, Hitler profited from his position and became a very wealthy man.


Now, granted, he made a lot of money out of Mein Kampf, and probably wasn't the only dictator to evade taxes, but it just seems so apropos right now.

Weird guy habit?

Okay, guys, time to fess up...

I've noticed over the years that I have this weird habit of wiping my hand on my pants leg when I touch some things. Like when I pet an animal (even our own cats), or touch a door handle in a public rest room, my hand automatically goes to my pants leg. And I've even noticed I do it at the dinner table when the cat comes over to get petted.

Sure, how hygienic of me, right?

The darn thing is, it happens so fast I don't even realize it until after I do it.

Anybody else here do this?

Whoops: "Mitch McConnell Whacks White House Over Lax Coronavirus Protocols"

From Huffpost:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggested on Thursday that the White House could do a better job of taking precautions against the coronavirus, following a possible superspreader event that may have led to the infections of President Donald Trump, the first lady, several Republican senators and dozens of White House aides last month.

McConnell, who is notoriously loath to criticize Trump or break with him in any way, said he’s personally avoided visiting the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue because of the White House’s lax virus protocols.

“I actually haven’t been to the White House since August the 6th because my impression was their approach to how to handle this is different from mine and what I insisted that we do in the Senate, which is to wear a mask and practice social distancing,” the 78-year-old majority leader said at an event in Kentucky.

“If any of you have been around me since May the 1st, I’ve said, ‘Wear your mask. Practice social distancing.’ ... Now, you’ve heard of other places that have had a different view, and they are, you know, paying the price for it,” he added at another event.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-coronavirus-trump-white-house_n_5f7f50fbc5b664c95bd6aa3c

Dear mr trump: you've said you hate losers.

Well, donald, I hate to point it out, but your behavior over the past few months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, is that of a loser.

Your temper tantrums, and your blaming others for your failures, are what losers do because that's all they have to resort to.

Your continual attacks on the Democrats, with nothing to back them up, mark you as a loser.

The GOP supported you for four years because you were a distraction -- a useful idiot -- that they could call on while they worked under the radar. Now some GOPers are distancing themselves from you because you are no longer an asset but a liability to them. You have single-handedly managed to turn a lot of people off to the GOP. And the GOP doesn't want to associate itself with a loser.

Even everyday Americans, don, have been reported to take down their trump signs and put up Biden signs. They are on to your lies to them and to what you have done to their country. They don't want to vote for a loser.

A few people at Fox have called you out. Fox is your favorite network. What's up with that? They see you as a loser.

What's next? Hannity and Carlson throwing you under the bus when Murdock realizes they're losing market share because people don't want to listen to their bullshit any more? Yeah, even Murdoch might think you're a liability.

And, of course, you're terrified that this image you've built over the years will collapse.

Your buddy Putin? Well, you know how they do things in Russia when someone pisses them off.

So, donnie, what's next for you? Keep showing the world you're a loser? You hate losers. You said so yourself. Maybe you hate yourself. That never ends well.

Paraphrasing the late Robin Williams...

who said once, "if you don't believe God gets stoned, take a look at a platypus."

Or words to that effect. So...

If you don't believe God has a sense if humor, look at that fly.

"25% of police officers have symptoms of mental health disorders, study finds"

From UPI:

Oct. 7 (UPI) -- One in four police officers in a major U.S. city screened for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation have symptoms of these mental health conditions, according to a survey published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open.

However, less than 20% of the affected officers said that they sought treatment for mental disorders in the past year, while 12% had a lifetime mental health diagnosis, the data showed.


snip

"The men and women who serve as police officers are regular human beings like anyone else, trying their best to do a very difficult and sometimes dangerous job," William J. Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, told UPI.

"And the stresses of what they have to deal with, not just physical danger, but the human misery, absolutely takes a toll over the months and years and decades of this job," he said., trying their best to do a very difficult and sometimes dangerous job," William J. Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, told UPI.

"And the stresses of what they have to deal with, not just physical danger, but the human misery, absolutely takes a toll over the months and years and decades of this job," he said.


I love that: ""The men and women who serve as police officers are regular human beings like anyone else... " Totally agree, except for one little thing: regular human beings don't carry guns and tasers.

And of course the GOPers in Congress aren't doing shit about T,

Flying under the radar as usual thanks to their useful killer clown.

Alec Baldwin Claps Back At Gripes That 'SNL' Mocking Sick Trump Is Offensive

From HuffPost:

Alec Baldwin, who reprised his goofy portrayal of Donald Trump opposite Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, shot back Sunday at “the perception we’re mocking [the president] while he’s sick.”

Responding to criticism that the cold open lampooning the first debate was insensitive, Baldwin explained himself on Instagram. (Fast forward below to the 6:30 mark for the bulk of his argument.)

A few jokes subtly alluded to the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis. But Baldwin said that if Trump were gravely ill, the show “wouldn’t go near that.” His doctor and spokespeople were giving upbeat updates on him, suggesting he wasn’t in real danger, Baldwin noted.

“We only have their word to go by,” the actor said. “And if their word had been that he was in serious trouble, then we probably wouldn’t have done it. ... I can assure you we wouldn’t have done it.”


Sure, it's okay for POtuS and conservatives to do it (including when Hillary had pneumonia), but not okay for liberals to do it?

Eat shit, you fucking hypocrites.

A terrifying but possible support movement for T right now.

My tolerance level for arrogant ignorance began to dive about twenty years ago when I worked for a company in Upstate NY. Since then it has continued to drop like a rock thru water, and, over the past few months, it has bottomed out and kept going. I'm at the point where I believe people would do anything and justify it by refusing to look at reality.

So, I said to myself this morning, what would happen if somebody started a solidarity movement right now to support T: "Let's deliberately catch Covid to show him we care." A web site, an FB page, whatever.

Given the past few months, I have to believe that at least a few thousand people, and maybe many more, would go along with this. Never mind that they could die from it and/or infect thousands more innocent people. I totally believe this could happen.

It's terrifying.

"White House Correspondents Association denounces Trump motorcade photo-op... "

From CNN:

White House Correspondents Association denounces Trump motorcade photo-op without protective pool

From CNN's Allie Malloy

The president of the White House Correspondents Association, Zeke Miller, denounced President Trump in a statement for his boarding his motorcade for a photo op around the Walter Reed National Medical Hospital without the protective travel pool which is supposed to accompany the President whenever he is out of the White House.

Read the statement:

“It is outrageous for the president to have left the hospital — even briefly — amid a health crisis without a protective pool present to ensure that the American people know where their president is and how he is doing. Now more than ever, the American public deserves independent coverage of the president so they can be reliably informed about his health.”

Some context: The White House press pool was not notified about Trump’s movement outside of Walter Reed medical center, according to the latest pool report.

There was a travel photo lid issued by the White House earlier today, indicating the President would not be seen in public.

It is highly irregular for the press pool not to accompany the President during a movement.
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