Let’s Go Brandon!!!

Yes, definitely my friends…, let’s go Brandon!

I just filled-up my gas tank at a high of $4.10 a gallon! Well, really $409 and 9/10, but close enough.

But the climbing gas prices are just the tip of the iceberg.

We’ve also seen the abandonment of our energy independence, the perpetuation of COVID anti-science political lies, the Green bad deal, the Afghanistan debacle and embarrassment, the allowance of a crime wave across the nation, the persecution of patriotic parents and Americans in general, and now Ukraine and the possibility of WWIII…, just for starters.  

Yes, let’s go Brandon! But, not only “Brandon.”

Let’s go Brandon’s “handlers,” advisors, and policy dictators! Such as Susan Rice, Jake Sullivan, John Kerry, Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, Kate Bedingfield, and Jen Psaki. You may have to wash your mouth out with soap if actually say their names out loud. Sorry about that.  

Let’s go Brandon’s political party, comrades Schumer and Pelosi, all of Brandon’s unelected “swamp monsters” in the DOJ, FBI, DOD, CDC, NIAID, and the NIH, Brandon’s co-conspiracist propaganda media, and all the rest of the anti-American democrat party.

If you were one of the living and valid citizens who actually voted for Sleepy Joe and Cackling Kamala, hopefully you have seen the error in your ways and have fled “the dark side.”

If not, or you choose to perpetuate the anti-American democrat agenda, the let’s go Brandon and you too!

I think that just about covers it.

Stay thirsty for the truth, my friends, and stay strong.

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How Should We Deal with the Homeless Problem?

Isn’t it sad that this question still needs to be asked?

After all of these years, and after throwing billions of dollars at the homeless, this problem only seems to be getting worse.

How can this be?

I keep thinking there must be a multitude of people smarter than me out there who are working on this problem…, but apparently not.

And, again, why is the current homeless situation acceptable somehow?

Well, it isn’t acceptable to me.

And it shouldn’t be acceptable for any of us in the United States of America.

For example, did you know that Seattle spends $100,000 “to help” each and every single homeless man, woman and child there!

It’s true.

$100,000 a person!!!

Seattle and its surrounding suburbs spend over ONE BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR addressing the homeless situation there!

OVER ONE BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!!!

So what can be the problem you ask?

Well, the simple answer is that Seattle is considered by many to be one of the most liberal cities in the United States.

When democrats are running the show, it seems that NO AMOUNT OF MONEY IS EVER ENOUGH! Republicans are not blameless, however, either.

Let’s look at this more closely.

If you just gave a homeless family of four $100,000 each, or $400,000 (I was always good at math!) a year, they should be able to live very comfortably.

In fact, more comfortably than most people in this country!

So what is happening to all of that money between point A and point C?

Well, if point A represents all of taxpayer funding and donations, and Point C represents the homeless, point B represents government, stupidity, and corruption.    

The truth is the liberals/democrats don’t really want to solve the problem…, they want to retain their power and their bureaucracy, while punishing and blaming the people who pay for all of their foolishness.

That being said, I would like to offer my services and submit for your consideration, my proposal to deal with this homeless crisis.

If you are a government entity at the local, state, or federal level, you have my permission use and implement my plan without question. You can even claim my homeless strategy as your own…, I don’t care, as long as we begin to actually do something that is effective regarding all of the homeless people in our country.

Typically, many communities are spending an adequate amount of money to address their homeless problem…, they’re just not spending their money appropriately or wisely.

There are many different reason for being “homeless.”

First, we need to divide the homeless into areas of situation and areas of need.

Families are treated differently, and routed to a family specific center.  Families would have all of the same considerations that individuals do plus the additional considerations for any children, regarding family continuity, safety considerations and school requirements.

If we’re dealing with an individual, we need to determine what exactly their situation is and route them to an appropriate assistance center.

Each of the following determinations would have its own specific assistance center.

We start and the top of this list and work our way down.  A person may fit into multiple stops on this list before finally not being “homeless” anymore.

Our overall goal is to not have anyone living on the streets, and to make sure everyone is being properly assisted and treated for whatever may be ailing them.

The list below is a top-down process. Each homeless individual stops at whatever step they require until they are no longer homeless.  

Is this person a veteran? Then they are routed to a VA center or military base.   

Is the person physically ill? Then they are sent to hospital or clinic for treatment.

Is the person mentally ill? Then they are routed to an appropriate mental health facility.

Is the person addicted to drugs? Then they are routed to the appropriate drug rehabilitation facility.

Does the person have an alcohol addiction? Then they are routed to the appropriate alcohol rehabilitation facility.

Is this person disabled, receiving assistance, but needs shelter?

Does this person need shelter and help getting assistance?

Does this person need shelter and help getting employment?

Is this person a victim of circumstances not covered above?

Once the proper determination has been made, the individual would either receive the required medical treatment, be treated for their respective mental illness, treated for their addiction, and/or assisted with their administrative processes.

Our homeless population doesn’t need “band aid” or “feel good” solutions…, or free needles and crack pipes!

Our homeless need real solutions, and so do we.

Yeah, but how are we going to pay for all of this you might ask?

Well, besides using the money we are already spending, which isn’t really helping at all, we can start by using the $300 million we just sent to the Taliban. Then we could use the $1 billion dollars they’re talking about bribing Russia with to back off of The Ukraine. Then we can start redirecting more of the billions of dollars of foreign aid we send all around the world, while hundreds of thousands of our own people are sleeping on the street.

People don’t mind paying for things that make sense, are effective, and that are run honestly and efficiently.

If I ever come across a government program like this I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, please don’t hold your breath.

Please let me know what you think of my homeless strategy, and any possible ways it could be improved upon!

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The Second Annual “Fredo” Awards!

Yes, welcome ladies and gentlemen to the Second annual “Fredo” Awards!

And, oh, what a difference a year makes!

In the course of one short year, the “Fredo” brothers, Andrew and Chris Cuomo, have gone from democrat poster boy governor, and front running CNN talking head, to unemployed and disgraced!

Now, that’s exactly what you’d expect from a pair of real “Fredos!”

Congratulation, boys!

The only thing that could possibly be better is if one, or both of you, landed in jail. Oh well, we’ll just have to wait and see what 2022 may bring.

Again, we all know how much liberal elitists like giving each other awards and receiving awards, so let’s hand out some awards that these liberal losers have actually earned! 

In review, if you’re not familiar with the term, what exactly does being a “Fredo” refer to?

According to the Urban Dictionary website, “In proper application referring to someone as a ‘Fredo’ means they are just a dumb [a$$] loser like ‘The Godfather’ movie character,” Fredo, who was the weak and naïve son and brother.

There you have it!

So, without any further adieu…, on to the awards!

I must say, we again have a wonderful crowd on hand to pay tribute to all of our deserving award winners.

First off, the Honorary “Fredo” Awards.

Our second Honorary “Fredo” Awards go to the award’s namesakes, again, FORMER New York Governor Andrew “Fredo Sr.” Cuomo…, and his brother, FORMER host of the CNN show, “Cuomo Prime Time,” Chris “Fredo Jr.” Cuomo, in honor of another banner year for the “Fredo” family,… er, I mean the Cuomo family.    

Without these two liberal turds, the “Fredo” awards would not be possible. Well, they’d be possible I guess…, just called something else.

 

Our next award goes to The Worst Liberal Politician in a Leading Role.

This, again, was an extremely tough category to award.  There were so many worthy recipients.  But, in the end, one liberal politician did manage to stand out above the rest…, and that liberal politician is our own Illegitimate, and cognitively challenged “President,” Joey Biden.

“Teleprompter Joe” easily claims the title of The Worst Liberal Politician in a Leading Role, and this could eventually become a lifetime achievement award! Stay tuned next year.

His stumbling, bumbling, and fumbling, literally and politically, are unmatched in the history of our country. 

The next award goes to The Worst Liberal Politician in a Supporting Role.

Again, there were so many idiots and sleazebags worthy of consideration here.  But, the worst liberal, and sleaziest democrat, in a Supporting Role has to go to Vice President “Cackling” Kamala Harris!

Good old (hahaha) Kamala (hahaha). Is there anything (hahaha) she can’t laugh off (hahaha)? Like her partner in crime, she is just simply clueless and useless.    

Our next award goes to The Worst Adapted Testimony for a Liberal Politician.

The winner of this award, again, becomes a two-time winner in the same category! He wins this second award based on his own adaptation of emails presented before the January 6th commission. How is this guy still a member of Congress?  Isn’t falsifying evidence presented before Congress some kind of crime? Not if you’re a member of the democrat club apparently.  

So, again, the winner of the worst adapted testimony by a liberal politician goes to California Congressman, Adam “Benedict Arnold” Schiff!

Our next award is the Worst Original Story (hoax) by a liberal politician.

The worst original story (hoax) by a liberal politician has to be the Capitol “Insurrection” of January 6th, 2021.

Yes, my friends.  An “insurrection” led by unarmed protesters, who were invited into the Capitol by Pelosi’s minions, and then attacked for being in there. It was all just a part of the democrat’s plan to promote their “white supremacy” narrative. The sad thing is, we still have another year of this hoax to look forward to in 2022.

There were really are too many democrats involved in this hoax to award individual awards.  These included a President, a Vice President, countless members of Congress, various Cabinet secretaries, various executive branch officers, members of the DOJ and the FBI, and, of course, the co-conspiratorial mainstream media. 

Accepting this award on behalf of all the treasonous democrat vermin involved in this hoax is turncoat “republican,” Congresswoman Liz Cheney, of Wyoming. You don’t get much more “swampier” than Liz the loser. Hopefully the people of Wyoming will come to their senses and relieve he of her duties is 2022.  

The next award is for the Worst Speech and Press Briefing Editing.

During the course of the Biden’s first year in office, in 2021, it has become common knowledge that Joe Biden utilizes a teleprompter for virtually everything he says and, even then, he usually manages to stick his foot in his mouth.  That, coupled with the cherry picking of “friendly” questions, and the outright refusal to even answer other questions, earned these two individuals their awards.

This award for Worst Speech and Press Briefing Editing goes to clueless Jen “circle back” Psaki, Biden’s Press Secretary, and Illegitimate Joe Biden himself.

The next award is for The Worst News Editing, by a liberal organization, in a supporting role.

We are, again, awarding multiple awards in this category.

Those organizations receiving awards for their anti-American censorship and propaganda by omission are: CNN, MSNBC, Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Congratulations for lowering our news and social media to levels normally seen in Communist China, Russia, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba.

Accepting the award for all of these pathetic losers is “The alien among us,” Facebook’s own Top Propaganda Minister, Mark Zuckerberg!

Our next award is a new one. This award is the “Nazi Angel of Death,” Dr. Joseph Mengele Memorial Award.

And the inaugural winner of this prestigious award is…,

Dr. Anthony Fauci!

Who else could it possibly have been?

Dr. Fauci’s long list of accomplishments in this area are quite impressive.

He conveniently became our national expert on the virus, and rightly so, since he contributed to its creation. Who better to control the Frankenstein monster than Dr. Frankenstein?  He then proceeded to inundate us all with his ever so helpful recommendations, designed to not actually help the people overcome the virus, but designed to help democrats overcome an election shortfall, and then continue on to promote “scienceless” vaccination, mask, and lockdown mandates, while ignoring naturally gained immunity and effective therapeutic treatments. 

Our next award is for The Most Clueless Liberal in a supporting role.

Again, there was no shortage of liberals in consideration here, but one individual definitely stood out above the crowd…, again!

This clueless liberal wants our country to abandon all civilized progress in the name of climate change, and continues to campaign to turn our country into a socialist nightmare.

Taking all of this into consideration, the award for The Most Clueless Liberal in a supporting role can only again go to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  

As you can see, again, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is so clueless, she is happy about winning this award for a second straight year!

Our next award goes to The Worst Costume Design for a Liberal Swamp Rat.

The winner of this award really didn’t have any serious challengers this last year.

The winner of the worst costume design for a liberal Swamp Monster goes to General Mark Milley!

Milley’s Army General costume, with every medal possible on it, was obviously designed in an attempt to give him the utmost credibility, however, his treasonous and incompetent actions have betrayed his costume.

What a pathetic loser.

And finally, the “Fredos” Lifetime Achievement award goes South Carolina Congressman, James Clyburn.

Mr. Clyburn has been selling out the American people, and especially all Black Americans for over 30 years!

He single-handedly resurrected Joe Biden’s presidential primary campaign in South Carolina, which propelled Sleepy Joe on to winning the democrat presidential primary. Gee, thanks, Jim! Master Joe thinks you are a good old boy as well!

Well, that wraps-up our award ceremony.

I hope you enjoyed the Second Annual “Fredo” Awards! 

I know I enjoyed bringing them to you again.

I hope to see you next year for the presentations of the Third Annual “Fredo” Awards! 

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Brett Favre is right about being “woke.”

According to Shalise Manza Young, of Yahoo Sports, “Brett Favre’s bleating about politics in sports is rank with privilege, ignorance and hypocrisy.”

Brett Favre, of course, is the former NFL quarterback, and Hall of Famer, who played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings.

Before I start hammering you, regarding your idiotic comments, Shalise, are you related to Androgynous Pat?”  

Just wondering.  

Well, anyway, let’s get back to Shalise Manza Young’s comments.

“One of the things about being in this position is that you have to do your best to be fair. Journalism shouldn’t be a lack of objectivity, because that’s impossible; every human approaches a story through their lens, colored by their experiences. It should be about fairness.”

Wait, what?

Did she just say, “It should be about fairness?”

Fairness, yes…, and also peoples’ rights to have their own opinions.  

To wit: Writers love interview subjects who are fun, frank, even unpredictable. We want people to say what’s on their mind because it makes for better stories.”

It also makes it easier for you and your kind to beat people over the head you don’t agree with…, right Sharise?  

“But as a human being, seeing Brett Favre still bleating the same privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric makes my blood boil.”

How do you get “privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric” out of his “frank” opinion, which everyone has a right to, except in “Shariseland,” apparently?   

“In theory, journalists or not, we’re all supposed to be trying to do a better job listening to people with different opinions than us, so hushing someone should be verboten.”

Bingo!

“Racism isn’t a difference of opinion, though, like whether or not pineapple should be on pizza (answer: yes).”

Just for the record, that’s worse than racism in my opinion!

“Repeating myths that have been disproven time and again isn’t right or fair. Being a blatant hypocrite makes it worse.”

Well, I guess you oughta know, Sharise.

“So here we are.”

Truer words were never spoken.

“On Sunday, Favre made comments on a radio show once again lamenting players who don’t look like him using their right as free citizens to express their opinion and try to shine a light on the continued, often violent injustices faced by non-white, non-heterosexual, non-cisgendered people every day.”

Just to be clear, Favre never said anything about what the players looked like that he was talking about.  He only talked about the actions of certain players, without regard to the color of their skin.

The rest of it you just hung on him to suit your racist point of view.

“He called athletes kneeling during the anthem ‘a shame’ and wondered why ‘standing patriotically’ for a piece of fabric isn’t the great unifier he believes it should be.”

You’re the one crying about people not being able to use their right as free citizens to express their opinion…, but that doesn’t include Brett Favre I guess.

“He intimated once again that he doesn’t want politics in sports, as if politics haven’t been part of sports in this country for at least a century.”

As an avid sports fan most of my life, I really don’t recall politics being infused into sports that much, or at all, until the last few years.

I’m not sure where you’re getting your information from, Sharise.  I’m guessing you’re just making that up to fit your narrative, like most “reporters” do these days.    

“Favre said, ‘When I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game.’”

BINGO!

THANK YOU.  

“We should all patiently wait for Favre to produce video of an NFL player stopping a live game to discuss police brutality, the troubling racial disparities in maternal mortality, or the continued scourge of redlining and its impact on Black families.”

“Not a single one has. They’ve worn T-shirts during warmups and kneeled or raised fists during the pre-kickoff anthem. They’ve shared their perspectives after games or in the locker room on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, when the games were days away.”

“What Favre is saying is that he wants the politics he doesn’t agree with, and the concerns of Black players and their community, to not have to enter his consciousness. Because he, as a white man, does not have to care about their concerns.”

NO…, WHAT HE’S SAYING IS WHEN PEOPLE TUNE INTO A FOOTBALL GAME, OR WHATEVER GAME, THEY’RE TURNING IT ON FOR ENTERTAINMENT, AND AS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL OF THE CRAP IN THEIR LIVES, WHICH INCLUDES POLITICS AND POLITICAL TURMOIL. AND THAT INCLUDES FANS OF ALL RACES I BELIVE.

If we turn on a game and get smacked in the face with political issues of the day, then what’s the point? Where’s the escape. Where’s the entertainment?

There have been quite a few games, I’ve personally tuned into, that wanted me to watch some race related “lesson,” which I immediately turned off. 

Then, yes, we have to see t-shirts with political messages on them, and “victims” names on helmets and uniforms, along with “woke” messages on uniforms and on the fields and courts themselves.

I’m sorry, but many of us just want a break from all of this.  

If these sports don’t want to afford us this one luxury, then we’re out.  We’ll find something else to watch or do.  

Nobody begrudges an athlete’s right to be an activist for any cause, but please, do it on your own time, not your customers’ time.     

“If you want proof that is how Favre feels, look no further than his Oct. 30, 2020 tweet, when he told the world he’d be voting for Donald Trump in the coming election, listing ‘freedom of speech’ as one of the reasons why.”

There’s the reason for Sharise’s attack!

Brett Favre committed the ultimate sin of saying he supports Donald Trump!

“What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?” She continues.  

“What’s more privileged than telling others to shut up to appease you?”

Like Maxine Waters did to Jim Jordan in that congressional hearing? 

Like that?

Like you said, “What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?”

“Even the NFL, which isn’t exactly a beacon of equity and anti-racist behavior, has come out in support of the notion that Black lives matter and gave players the green light to protest during the anthem through commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement last summer and actions during the 2020 season.”

Yes…, by all means, let’s not fail to contribute to Black Lives Matter (BLM)! We wouldn’t want the founding Marxists of BLM to have to sacrifice any of their multi-million dollar homes, would we?

“Maybe he [Favre] would have understood a small fraction of what it means to be Black, why nearly every political decision made here for 400 years, before this was even America, has been made with our degradation and marginalization in mind. Maybe he would understand why players kneel.”

Your level of confusion is quite impressive, Shalise!

It’s not about understanding…, it’s about his and all of ours’ right to not give a sh*t…, at least for the few hours it takes to watch a game.

Please, don’t take out your racial, political, sexual or gender or whatever frustrations out on Brett Favre.

He’s allowed to feel however he wants to feel, and so is everyone else.  

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These are the four most powerful people in America?

Illegitimate and cognitively challenged, Joe Biden.

“Cackling” Kamala Harris.

“Lyin’, Cryin’, UpChuck” Schumer.

And, “Crazy Nancy” Pelosi

Our country is the leader of the free world, and this is the best we can come up with?

And these people have been in elected office for a combined 125+ years!

Please notice that all of these people are either from the West coast or the East coast.

That alone is not a good sign.

Our methods of selecting governmental representatives must be seriously flawed.

Either that, or the American people aren’t as smart as we think we are.

In any case, God, help us, and God help the world.

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“Honorable?”

According to Merriam-Webster, “honorable” is defined as, “Deserving of respect or high regard. Entitled to honor or respect. Consistent with a reputation that is not tarnished or sullied. Characterized by integrity and guided by a keen sense of duty and ethical conduct.”

I’m good with that definition.

But what’s the deal with the meaning of “honorable,” you may be asking?

What’s my point?

My point concerns how our government chooses to use, and employ, the word “honorable.”

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the term “honorable,” as it is used in our court systems. 

If you’ve ever been in court, for whatever reason, you’ll hear the presiding judge announced as ”the honorable,” Judge John Smith, or “the honorable,” Judge Mary Jones, for example.

I’m not sure if they do this as a reminder to the judge that they’re supposed to be “honorable,” or what, but I’d prefer they drop this presumptuous part of the title and allow me to be the judge as to whether they’re “honorable” or not.

On top of it all, they want everyone else in attendance in the courtroom to stand while the judge enters!

They can lose this too.

They don’t even make kids stand in school for the pledge of allegiance anymore for goodness’ sake!

Why are we supposed to stand for this person just because they’re a judge?

So, what…, they’re a judge?

We elected them, in most cases, or they were appointed by someone else we elected. 

They work for us.

We should not be asked to worship the ground they walk on.

Another observation I’ve noticed, concerning the use of the word “honorable” in government, is when politicians on committees, or people called to testify before Congress, are recognized with a name placard identifying them as “honorable” Mr. or Ms. Smith, or whatever.  

Again, I’m not sure if they do this as a reminder to the person that they’re supposed to be “honorable,” or what, but I’d prefer they drop this presumptuous part of the title and allow me to be the judge as to whether they’re “honorable” or not.

What really annoys me is when identify some of these people as “honorable,” when I know they’re anything but!

For example:

Unless you’re going to be honest about the description of a person’s reputation, we could do without this designation as well.

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Taxing the “Rich” 101.

Here is my first public service installment from MrEricksonRules’ University, highlighting my course, “Taxing the Rich 101.”

“Taxing the Rich 101” rule number one: While “taxing the rich” may sound good, the truth is that big corporations and “the rich” never really get hurt by increased taxes.

“Taxing the Rich 101” rule number two: The truth is that big corporations and “the rich” just shuffle their money and assets around, and get around tax increases by using other “legal” means to protect their wealth, while passing on the pain of the tax increases down to the 99% of us who are just trying to make a living.

“Taxing the Rich 101” rule number three: “Taxing the rich” really means taxing everyone but “the rich.”

Case in point: Big corporations and “the rich” didn’t even get hurt by the pandemic.  In fact, they had record earnings and increased their wealth dramatically during the pandemic and the oppressive lockdowns, while the unemployment rate skyrocketed, and most small business suffered immensely and many thousands of them went out of business.  

Did everyone get that?

I hope so, because that’s the extent of the course.

The final exam is a pretty easy one.

You may say, “But MrErickson, we already realize this.” 

Undoubtedly, this isn’t telling some of my readers anything new, but this is written for those of us out there who still believe that “taxing the rich” may sound good.   

Now that we all understand what “taxing the rich” really means, let’s take a look at “President” Biden’s and the democrats’ proposed tax hike.

Biden reportedly planning first major tax hike since 1993 in next economic package

Spending bill could include hikes in the tax rate paid by corporations, wealthy Americans

According to Megan Henney of FOXBusiness, “President Biden is reportedly planning to include the first major tax hike in close to 30 years in the next economic spending bill set to follow his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.”

“The next spending initiative — which is expected to be even bigger, costing as much as $4 trillion — won’t rely on just government debt as a funding source and could include an increase in both the corporate tax rate and the individual rate for high-income earners, according to Bloomberg News, citing a person familiar with the matter.”

“The planned changes include: raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%, raising the income tax rate on individuals earning more than $400,000, expanding the estate tax, creating a higher capital-gains tax rate for individuals earning at least $1 million annually and paring back tax preferences for so-called pass-through businesses.”

“Pass-through businesses” include sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and S-corporations.”

Pass-through businesses represent around 95% of the businesses in our country, meaning small businesses…, as if they haven’t been hammered during the pandemic enough. 

“The White House did not immediately respond to a FOX Business request for comment.”

No surprise there.

“The proposed tax increases will mostly mirror Biden’s proposals during the 2020 presidential campaign, when he vowed to reverse former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts on ‘day one’ of his presidency. That includes raising the rate paid by corporations and wealthy Americans and making the tax code more progressive.”

Remember, “more progressive” really means more oppressive.

“Any tax increases included in the legislation would likely take effect beginning in 2022, Bloomberg reported, with some lawmakers wary of raising rates until the economy more fully recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.”

“An analysis of Biden’s tax plan conducted by the Tax Policy Center estimated it would raise $2.1 trillion in new revenue over a decade.”

So, that means this tax increase would pay for the “COVID Relief Bill” by 2032.

Nice.

“It’s unclear what other measures would be included in the proposal, but on the campaign trail, Biden emphasized the need for new infrastructure investments and measures to combat climate change, as well as ways to revitalize the manufacturing industry and revamp housing, education and health care.”

“Raising taxes will serve as a key test for the nascent [new] administration as it navigates a 50-50 Senate in which moderate Democratic lawmakers like Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Krysten Sinema of Arizona play an outsized role.”

If they’re really moderate democrat lawmakers, why do the vote with the rest of the democrats EVERY time?

The truth is, Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema just talk like moderate democrat lawmakers, but they really aren’t.

“The infrastructure proposal is sure to ignite a firestorm of criticism from Republicans, and possibly some moderate Democrats, who are worried about the exorbitant level of government spending.”

Ha!

Democrats who are “worried about the exorbitant level of government spending?!!!”

I’m sorry to tell you, Ms. Henney, but those democrats don’t exist.  

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Hey…, I’m just trying to do my part!

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Political look-alikes?

Here are some political look-alikes I’ve come up with.

You be the judge!

Next we have Illegitimate Joe Biden and The Cryptkeeper, from “Tales from the Crypt!”

There’s a stunning resemblance, don’t you think?

CNN reporter April Ryan and Shrek’s wife, Princess Fiona?!

Now, how about Senator Bernie Sanders and Mr. Magoo?

Hillary and Dr. Evil.

Senator Mitch McConnell and Toby the turtle from Disney’s Robin Hood.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dexter, from the cartoon Dexter’s Laboratory.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and Beavis and Butthead!

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and the painting “American Gothic.”

Bill and Hillary out for a stroll.

And…

Did I miss any?

I’m sure I did.

If you have any suggestions, let me know!

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Tulsi Gabbard’s a democrat?

She sure doesn’t sound like any of the democrats I know!

That’s probably why she didn’t get too much support in the democrat presidential primaries.

According to Ronn Blitzer of Fox News, “Former Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, asserted that tech industry leaders and Democrats such as Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and former CIA director John Brennan are ‘domestic enemies’ of the U.S. who are more dangerous than the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.”

“In a video and thread posted to Twitter Tuesday morning, the former Democratic presidential candidate denounced the violent protesters, but warned that efforts to combat insurgency through surveillance and other monitoring activities posed a greater threat to the country.”

Amen, sister…, but you better watch it…, you’re on the fast track here to getting banned by Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even Bed, Bath and Beyond!   

But who is Tulsi Gabbard?

According to Ballotpedia.org, “Gabbard was born in 1981 and grew up in Hawaii. In 2002, when she won election to the state House of Representatives at the age of 21, she was the youngest person elected to public office in the state’s history. She served in the House until 2004. 

Since 2003, Gabbard has been a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. She has been deployed on two tours of duty in the Middle East.

Starting in 2005, she served as a field medical unit specialist in Iraq. During her second tour, she led security missions and helped train the Kuwait National Guard. Between the two tours, Gabbard graduated from the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy and received a B.S. in business administration from Hawaii Pacific University.  

Gabbard was elected to the Honolulu City Council in 2010. She served on the council until 2012, when she ran for and won a seat in the U.S. House.  Gabbard (Democratic Party) ran for election for President of the United States. She withdrew before the Democratic convention on August 18, 2020.  In 2012, she became the first Hindu elected to Congress.”

She definitely has an interesting and colorful background.

Blitzer continues by reporting, ‘“The mob who stormed the Capitol on January 6 to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country,’ Gabbard said. ‘But let’s be clear, the John Brennans, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style surveillance are also domestic enemies — and much more powerful, and therefore [more] dangerous, than the mob that stormed the Capitol.’”

“KGB style surveillance?”

Well, Schiff has had Russia on his mind for the last four years.

Russia, Russia, Russia!

 “Gabbard then showed a clip of Brennan telling MSNBC that Biden’s nominees and appointees ‘are now moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can’ regarding activities that he said were reminiscent of ‘insurgency movements’ that have risen up in other countries.” 

What about the “insurgency movements” perpetrated by our own government and government agencies against President Trump, Brennan? 

“[Adam] Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee [a true oxymoron if there ever was one], introduced a bill in 2019 that would create a new statute for a federal offense of domestic terrorism.”

“The bill did recognize the potential for abuse [Kind of like the FISA warrants abuse used against President Trump, huh, comrade Schiff?], calling for a report on civil liberty issues that arise from the new statute to be made public within four years of the bill’s passage and enactment.”

Oh, yes…, let’s not forget to act like you care about any civil liberty issues!

“Another 2019 bill, sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., calls for establishing offices in the Justice Department, FBI and Department of Homeland Security that would ‘analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity.’”

Aren’t they already suppose to be doing this?

Or, would this be the democrats’ own personal version of the KGB?

And aren’t they already performing this function?

This would just make it official and “legal,” I guess.

Leave it to old dirt bag Dickie Durbin!

“Since the Jan. 6 riot, lawmakers in Washington have once again been considering a domestic terrorism bill, leading civil rights groups to push back, claiming that federal authorities already have the tools they need to stop criminals without giving them additional powers.”

That’s funny.

We had months and months and months of “domestic terrorism” going on in almost all of our major cities, and democrats didn’t say a word.

Now, we have one incident in their backyard and something has to be done immediately.

What a bunch of hypocritical, anti-American, pieces of garbage.  

“At the same time, social media companies like Twitter and Facebook have been blocking accounts that they say have posted inflammatory comments, including those of former President Donald Trump.”

Only “inflammatory comments” against the approved democrat-Nazi propaganda and regime, of course.

“Gabbard called upon Biden and lawmakers from both parties not to allow measures that would infringe upon Americans’ rights in the name of law enforcement.”

Uh, yeah…, it’s called following The Constitution, which all of these pukes swore to defend by the way. 

‘“President Biden, I call upon you and all of Congress from both parties to denounce efforts by Brennan and others to take away our civil liberties endowed to us by our Creator and guaranteed in our Constitution. If you don’t stand up to them now, then our country will be in great peril,’ she said.”

You are absolutely right, Tulsi…, and I’m so encouraged to hear someone from the democrat party stand up for those civil liberties.

Thank you.

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“Ministry of truth?!”

Are we living in a “Game of Thrones?!”

This just keeps getting better and better!

Please tell me more about this “Ministry of Truth!”

Brian Flood of Fox News reports that, “Media watchdogs [a dying breed] are shocked and appalled that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress is looking into media literacy initiatives, including a commission to help ‘rein in’ misinformation in the wake of last week’s deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol – and one critic slammed AOC’s suggestion as ‘wholly un-American.’”

Ya think?

“During a lengthy live stream on Instagram on Tuesday night, the leader of the so-called ‘Squad’ discussed the aftermath of the Capitol riot, how she feared for her life during the chaos and what needs to be done going forward.”

It has become quite apparent that the democrats plan on using the capitol riots as an excuse to implement more of their un-American ideas, much like they used the pandemic.

“At one point, Ocasio-Cortez read a question from a viewer who asked if there is discussion in Congress on ‘truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives’ to help with healing.”

What?

“Media literacy initiatives?” 

Who are these deranged and misguided people who are her viewers?

I’m sorry…, did I really just ask that?

Let’s just proceed. 

‘“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory, in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore, and I do think that several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here and we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,’ Ocasio-Cortez said.”

That would be great, Alexandria…, but I can’t see your “commission” reining-in CNN, MSNBC, or the Washington Post!

‘“Fox & Friends’ anchor Steve Doocy said he was ‘a little troubled’ by Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion and enlisted The Hill media columnist Joe Concha to help figure out who would decide what media gets reined in under the progressive lawmaker’s plan.”

‘“Let’s unpack this proposal.  She wants to basically establish a Ministry of Truth.  We’ve all read ‘1984’ and, you know, to determine what is truth and what is not. So, who sits on this committee exactly? Eric Swalwell? Adam Schiff? Because they seem to have some challenges when it comes to telling the truth,’ Concha said.”

I’m afraid many of our friends haven’t read ‘1984,’ Joe, but they definitely should.  It would help people recognize, more readily, what’s going on in our country today.    

‘“How does Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez define truth exactly? She was asked in a CNN interview, this was a couple of years ago after she was fact-checked on some very dubious claims, about those particular claims and she said, ‘People want to really blow up one figure here, or a word there, I would argue they are missing the forest for the trees, I think there is a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, semantically correct than being morally right,’ Concha said.”

‘“Oh, so it’s not about being factually correct, it’s what she sees as being right and wrong from a moral perspective,’ Concha continued. ‘Let’s say I want to argue against defunding the police or adding two states, which therefore would add four Democratic Senators, does that make me morally wrong and therefore do I have to testify before this committee? Am I pulled off the air? That’s the thing when you have a Democratically controlled Washington — Congress, Senate and White House – this sort of thing in terms of government regulating speech should stay in China, or stay in North Korea or, I don’t know, “1984.”’”

“Concha feels it’s ‘stunning’ that Ocasio-Cortez’s statement hasn’t received more attention [That’s because the democrat propaganda media doesn’t want to let this cat out of the bag just yet.].  But one person who took notice was conservative columnist David Harsanyi, who penned a New York Post opinion piece headlined, ‘AOC and other progressives have a new goal: Silence the press.’”

‘“Perhaps in the political systems favored by AOC, citizens are impelled to look to government for ultimate truth, but that’s not the case in the United States. At least, not yet. Here, the Constitution “reins in” Congress from intruding on the speech of citizens, journalists, or any private institutions, not the other way around,’ Harsanyi wrote.”

‘“We need only point to our media “fact-checkers,” journalists with political and ideological biases who have regularly, and arbitrarily, labeled completely debatable contentions as falsehoods, while either ignoring or justifying scores of other unsettled contentions,’ Harsanyi wrote. ‘Are these the arbiters of facts who will be manning the government commission appointed by those storied truthtellers in congress?’”

“He noted recent mainstream media and big tech gaffes, such as Twitter censoring damning stories related to Hunter Biden and endless promoting alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as an example of why the press shouldn’t sit on AOC’s hypothetical commission.”

Bingo!

‘“Has anyone ever proposed a truth commission to heal the nation from those wounds?’”

The answer to that would be “no.”

Or more appropriately, “of course not!”

‘“The less powerful would either be left to contour their speech to please the state’s factcheckers or be branded liars. The press should be challenging those in power, not obsequiously trying to earn gold stars from unelected bureaucrats on a state-run committee,’ Harsanyi continued in the scathing column.”

Well said, Harsanyi.

‘“It’s just creepy, not to mention wholly un-American, for an elected official to advocate the state as adjudicator of veracity of our political speech. It’s also crassly hypocritical. If anyone could use a truth commission, it’s Congress,’ he concluded.”

Here, here!!!

“Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce also blasted Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion that the free press needs to be reined in.”

‘“When she was talking about media literacy I thought she was talking about herself and about the Democrats in general. Look, they’ve already got the commission, it’s called the legacy media,’ Bruce said Thursday on ‘Fox & Friends.’”

‘“They already obey… they’re an arm of the Democratic Party,’ Bruce said. ‘What they’re talking about are dissenters, talking about arguments like this… a conversation that critiques and dissents within the framework of what they’re doing but it also exposes, doesn’t it, the idea of the power that they think they have.’”

“Bruce said Democrats should be keeping Americans safe from foreign adversaries, in addition to helping slow the spread of coronavirus, but instead they worry about controlling what people are allowed to say.”

‘“They’re down at their little desks looking at what it is they can do to control the conversations in the United States,’ Bruce said. ‘Considering what we’ve just been through, and the imperative of transparency, we need more conversation. We need more openness, and of course the American people… know very well what they want to hear, what’s good, what’s not good, but it also presumes… that the American people are babies, that they need to be controlled by government.’”

“The office of Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

They didn’t “immediately respond,” nor will they ever respond.

I’m sure they want to “rein in” any potential “misinformation,” like what AOC actually said.

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