Showing posts with label NY Times On Trump Taxes. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Raccoons Were Always Prescient ! - The Master Fact Checks Trump - Trump's Taxes: The Whole Enchilada From The NY Times- Fogerty To Trump: "Cease and Desist!" - More Insults Hurled At Fauci By Dipshit Trump - Will Trump "Take the Deal ? "...The Raccoons Are Skeptical !! -

Just a couple of weeks before Trump caught the virus...the Raccoons of the Resistance are at it again....

Courtesy The Guardian...(link to the Raccoons !)

I love these guys: " Trump isn't just a liar- he is literally fighting a war against reality. and winning."

But you see, Trump spooked me more than ever this past weekend and last couple of days.  He has been completely unhinged living in an unreality at his insane rallies screaming and holding his arms out as if he were Christ crucified, or at least the last savior on earth.  If you would see a person acting in this fashion on the street, you would instinctively duck and cover or fuckin run.

I kept asking Mike, ' you think our Intelligence is keeping an eye on him? Do they know something we don't ?'  Which may alas, sound a tad conspiratorial but give me a break, he is unbalanced and dangerous. Lucky for me I read an opinion piece tonight which eased my mind, a bit. But still...


Meanwhile, just the facts, ma'am: 

 ~ From CNN:

Fact-checking Trump's Dishonest weekend: the President Made at Least 66 False Or Misleading Claims In three Days

By the Master, Daniel Dale - 10/20/20



Don't forget this's long:

 ~ From The New York Times:


The President's Taxes  - 10/20/20  - The whole enchilada, everything:

Trump Records Shed New Light On Chinese Business Pursuits 




  ~ How about him stealing CCR's tune ? I mean, how stupid can he be? How egotistical is he to think the song is actually about him ?  Talk about grandiose delusions.

 ~ From Vanity Fair and note the video, Trump has them playing 'Fortunate Son' as he disembarks an entrance theme, as though the lyrics describe him, unfucking real: (I linked it for ya  last sentence in case it doesn't come up, get barf bag ready.)


John Fogerty Joins Long List of Artists Demanding Trump Stop Using Their Song

By, Jordan Hoffman - 10/20/20

"John Fogerty, the singer and principal songwriter from Woodstock-era swamp rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival, has joined the growing list of musicians demanding that President Donald Trump stop blasting their tunes at his pep rallies. The fact that the song in question is "Fortunate Son" is particularly egregious, as would be obvious to anyone who listened to the words. It ain't me? Nay, it is thee!

In a tweet, Fogerty wrote "I object to the President using my song, ‘Fortunate Son’ in any way for his campaign. He is using my words and my voice to portray a message that I do not endorse."

The message continued, "Therefore, I am issuing a ‘cease and desist’ order. I wrote this song because, as a veteran, I was disgusted that some people were allowed to be excluded from serving our country because they had access to political and financial privilege. I also wrote about wealthy people not paying their fair share of taxes. Mr. Trump is a prime example of both of these issues. The fact that Mr. Trump also fans the flames of hatred, racism and fear while rewriting recent history, is even more reason to be troubled by his use of my song."

Fogerty served for two years in the Army Reserves during the height of the Vietnam War. Donald Trump, the world's most famous sufferer of bone spurs, thinks soldiers who die fighting to protect the nation are losers.

Rolling Stone reports that the cease and desist argues that Trump's continued use of "Fortunate Son" will "likely to cause confusion, mistake and deceive the public as to the affiliation, connection, sponsorship or association of President Trump by or with John Fogerty."

Other artists that have taken legal action to demand Trump stop using their music include Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, the estate of Tom Petty, and the estate of Leonard Cohen. Victor Willis of Village People has made his displeasure known via social media, as has Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.

Fogerty is no stranger to litigation, as he is possibly the only person in entertainment who was once sued for sounding too much like himself."



  ~  How about the insults hurled at Dr. Fauci? I'm speechless. Absolutely horrifying. From Democracy Now :


"As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 220,000 — by far the highest in the world — President Trump has escalated his attack on the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. During a campaign phone call, Trump described Fauci as an idiot.

President Donald Trump: “People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, these people, these people that have gotten it wrong. Fauci’s a nice guy. He’s been here for 500 years. He’s a disaster.”

Dr. Fauci responded by saying he just wants to focus on combating the virus, saying, “That’s the only thing I really care about. That other stuff, it’s like in 'The Godfather': Nothing personal, strictly business as far as I’m concerned. I just want to do my job and take care of the people of this country.”

While Trump is attacking Fauci, his campaign continues to run an ad that uses Fauci’s words out of context, falsely giving the impression that he endorses the president’s handling of the pandemic.

This comes as COVID-19 cases are surging again across the country. On Monday, nearly 60,000 people in the United States tested positive, and 445 people died.

In Kansas, a coronavirus outbreak in a nursing home has killed 10 people and infected all residents and an unspecified number of staff.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday warned in a tweet, “If COVID-19 continues to exponentially spread like last week, New Mexico will not have the health care and hospital capacity for every New Mexican who needs care.”

Meanwhile, in California, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the state will conduct its own review of any COVID-19 vaccine before it is distributed in California.

On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans are planning to move forward a measure on the Paycheck Protection Program today before a larger vote Wednesday on a $500 billion bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are still in talks over a larger coronavirus relief package. Democrats are pushing for a $2.2 trillion aid bill."



Still, there are observers who really don't believe that Trump will hit all the red buttons should he lose the election:

 ~ From CNN:


If Trump Loses, He'll Take the Deal

By, Joe Lockheart - 10/21/20 

"CNN)President Trump has repeatedly refused to commit to leave office peacefully if he loses the election. Instead he rails about voter fraud and a rigged election. His untruths and obstinacy are by now an old story, but they remain both dangerous to our democracy and maybe to our lives if the President continues on this path.

Many law enforcement and homeland security experts have raised the alarm about possible violence after a contested election. Nothing in the President's words or behavior suggests that he will be a calming force or will leave the White House without a fight, either in the courthouse or the streets. We all know, after four years of this, that it's a pretty good bet he will make a bad situation worse.
I share many of these worries. But I'm not expecting the worst. Not because Trump will have an attack of conscience -- I don't think he has a conscience. And not because he will put the country ahead of his own personal interests -- that fantasy is no longer even debatable.
I simply assume, as you should, that if he loses next month, the President will put his own interests ahead of the country's, as he always does. And that may actually guarantee a peaceful transition of power.
Donald J. Trump has a powerful survival instinct.
Recent news reports have exposed what a terrible businessman he is, over many decades. His presidency has been an international calamity, alienating our allies and empowering dictators and other enemies. America is stumbling through the worst pandemic in 100 years, with an economy that is teetering on the brink.
At the center of these tragedies is our President, a member of the survival Hall of Fame. He has survived multiple bankruptcies of his companies, massive legal judgments and a business instinct that can best be described as "How to lose money without even trying." 
But somehow, every time, after every colossal failure, he has always been able to repackage himself and sell the next version of Donald Trump to the public. Real estate developer. Casino mogul. Reality TV star. President of the United States.
This pattern has been noted by the President's biographer Michael D'Antonio, who says that Trump in times of peril has always found a way to protect the thing he values most -- his self-image. "It's not success as others see it, or achievement as others define it," D'Antonio told me recently. "What matters to him is the story he can tell himself, or sell to himself, in order to feel like he prevailed. That instinct is one of many that allows him second, third and fourth chances at escape and reinvention."
And it's those very instincts that may lead a defeated Trump to just leave town.
Trump is good at recognizing the personal risks he faces and staying one step ahead of his personal demise. That skill seems likely to kick in right about now, because Trump has a lot to be really worried about.
First, even if he pardons himself for all federal crimes, the state of New York and the district attorney of Manhattan are reportedly well along in investigations into his business practices. And since pardoning himself is not yet a tested constitutional right, the Department of Justice could drop a legal anvil on his head next year on multiple issues including obstruction of justice, tax fraud and defrauding the Treasury through payments to the Trump Organization.
The second worry is purely financial. He owes hundreds of millions of dollars, according to The New York Times. He will need some flexibility from his creditors and a new business venture to make that money quickly Paid speeches will help, but won't generate a billion dollars.
Here's where the survival instinct will kick in. What can Trump give prosecutors, creditors and potential investors to allow him to live his life freely and build the kind of media empire he so craves?
What he can give them is -- wait for it -- a peaceful transition of power. Freedom for peace.
To avoid violence in the streets, prosecutors of all stripes may decide it is in their -- and the country's -- interest to cut a deal. Trump may agree to go quietly to save his own skin. There is the basis of the win-win.
And the same goes for creditors and investors. There is not a bank in the world whose shareholders would allow any renegotiation of credit terms with a man who's promoting violence on the American streets and creating international instability in the capital markets. No one is going to bankroll the Trump media network if our cities are burning and Trump is lighting the match.
So, all sides in theory will have incentive to make a deal. As much as it might pain our new president, peace may be better for the country than revenge. The same goes for politicians of both parties and every institution involved with Trump.
In the end, the one thing that has severely damaged this country from Day One -- Trump's utter devotion to himself -- may serve all of us in the end. We know he only cares about himself and will believe whatever he tells himself. That form of narcissism may just be the disease that allows all of us, especially our democracy, to survive this grave threat." like I heard it through the grapevine that the Raccoons are skeptical.  Eh Raccoons ?
Maybe they read this.
Everything else of course is always here:
Okay, the big debate coming up, computer and tv working, but the phone is not working. Carumba.
I hope Joe is right, but I still think Trump is even more psychotic than any of us can even guess... he's one these silent "functioning" psychotic types who leads you to believe he's not all that dangerous...


Seriously.  Stay Safe Ya'll.