Closing Thought–12Mar21

I admit it I enjoy a good conspiracy…..mostly so that I can have a good chuckle and that always puts me in a good mood.

We have had some humdingers in the last decade or more…..from child eating Dems to laser from space starting California fires…..a full range of stupidity….

The newest one I have recently read about…is that the Texas “Freeze” was fake and a Dem plan….

“So, I guess this needs to be said tooooooooo,” she begins. “All you people who think Biden is the president, you guys cannot get no stupider, ok? He’s not in the White House. It’s closed down. He is on a movie set! You guys are so freaking ignorant that I just have to laugh and laugh! ‘Cause you’re not hurting my feelings. Never one time did Trump ever have to fake anything that he’s done. Not one time! He don’t fake s*it.”

She went on to say that people should “wake the f*ck up.”

https://www.rawstory.com/conspiracy-theories-2650964172/

Always good to see these people……and it makes me think….”Can’t Fix Stupid”…..

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.

Have you guys heard any new conspiracies lately?

Please share.

I hope all had a good week…..now on to the weekend.

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The GOP Gets More Pathetic

Since 1980 I have thought he GOP was a pathetic excuse for a political party….they lean on cultural BS instead of policies.

But with the passage of the American Rescue Plan has brought about a news dimension of pathetic.

Like one of my Senators from the state of Mississippi, Roger Wicker. (of cortse he is a GOPer and a Trump sycophant)…..after the signing of the ARP he takes a victory lap…..

After voting against the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, GOP Sen. Roger Wicker was singing its praises.

“Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief,” he tweeted after the bill passed in the House on Wednesday, after previously passing the Senate.

“This funding will ensure small businesses can survive the pandemic by helping to adapt their operations and keep their employees on the payroll,” Wicker added.

https://www.businessinsider.com/wicker-praises-covid-19-relief-funding-after-voting-against-bill-2021-3

Typical!  Even though he voted against the bill he wants to head off any blowback for his vote since 75% of America likes the bill (trying to save his worthless political ass)….

The GOP just cannot accept that with all their misinformation and the bill is still extremely popular with ALL Americans…..

Acting as if these goodies have no added benefit to the average American—or, rather, hurt the average American—is absurd, and it’s an absurdity that the GOP’s own constituents aren’t even buying.

https://theslot.jezebel.com/republicans-arent-ready-to-admit-that-most-americans-re-1846451777

This from a party that claims to be the “party of the working class”….how damn absurd is that?

 

 

Trump Makes Demands Of RNC

Trump is finally attempting to flex those flabby muscles….well at least politically……

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly told the largest GOP fundraising entities to stop using his name. Per CNN, lawyers for Trump recently sent a cease and desist letter to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, demanding that they stop using his name and likeness on fundraising outreach and merch. The news comes a day after Politico reported that Trump was “furious” over the organizations’ use of his name because it could help some of the Republicans who voted to impeach him following January’s attack on the Capitol.

The groups have not commented on the letter, but a Trump adviser told Politico that Trump’s commitment to the GOP “doesn’t give anyone – friend or foe – permission to use his likeness without explicit approval.” Meanwhile, Trump’s recent reemergence at CPAC might have hinted at where he’d like donations to go instead. In his first speech since leaving office, the former president encouraged loyalists to give directly to him, saying, “There’s only one way to contribute to our efforts to elect ‘America First’ Republican conservatives and, in turn, to make America great again. And that’s through Save America PAC and donaldjtrump.com.”
The RNC has responded to Trump’s demand…..

The Republican National Committee’s reply to former President Trump? Nope. The RNC responded to the cease-and-desist letter it received from Trump’s attorneys by asserting, in its own reply letter, it has the right to use Trump’s name and likeness in its fundraising appeals, and that it has no plans to stop doing so, Politico reports. Trump’s lawyers sent similar letters to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, neither of which have yet publicly responded. Trump and the RNC have worked closely together on fundraising in the past, but Trump wants to use the 2022 elections to retaliate against Republicans who he thinks were disloyal to him, and has spoken out against his supporters donating to “RINOs” (Republicans In Name Only), CBS News reports.

Recent RNC fundraising appeals have included lines like “DEFEND President Trump’s America First policies” and “defend President Trump’s legacy.” In its response to the cease-and-desist, the RNC says Trump and RNC chair Ronna McDaniel “enjoy a close relationship, and we understand that President Trump reaffirmed to her over the weekend that he approves of the RNC’s current use of his name in fundraising and other materials, including for our upcoming donor retreat event at Palm Beach at which we look forward to him participating.” Some senior Republicans have speculated the cease-and-desist was not driven by Trump himself but rather those surrounding him. Trump has, however, recently said there’s “only one way” his supporters should be donating money, and that’s by giving directly to him.

This is a small setback for Donald the Orange….but you can bet he is not finished with his attempts to control the party in its entirety……

Trump is attempting to takeover the GOP….(I think it is too late to use the term ‘attempting’)

Donald Trump isn’t happy the Republican Party won’t purge members who haven’t been totally loyal to him. And of late, he’s doing more about it than he did when he’d channel his anger by posting mean tweets.

Days ago, lawyers representing Trump took the extraordinary step of demanding the Republican National Committee (RNC) and other prominent GOP groups cease and desist using Trump’s name and likeness. The RNC denied the request, citing Trump’s status as a public figure, and Trump responded Monday night with a tweet-like statement asking supporters to give to him instead of to the party.

“No money for RINOS,” the statement begins, referring to an acronym for “Republicans in name only,” which for Trump has come to mean anyone who isn’t totally loyal to him.

https://www.vox.com/22321215/trump-rnc-cease-and-desist-fundraising-feud-purge

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What’s In The American Rescue Plan?

The American Rescue Plan has been signed….and to avoid any confusion here is what is in the thing….

  • What’s in the bill. The Guardian lists some of the main provisions, including an extension of $300-per-week federal unemployment benefits until early September and a temporary expansion of healthcare subsidies under ObamaCare. It also includes a major expansion of the child tax credit, which Democrats are hoping to make permanent.
  • More on those payments. USA Today looks at who’s eligible and who’s not. Low-income people who haven’t filed a tax return in the last two years may have to register via an online portal to receive payments. It’s not clear when the money will be sent out, but Biden has said many people will receive payments before the end of the month.
  • Households will get the most help. The bill includes $350 billion for state and local governments, but more than half of the $1.9 trillion will go to households, reports the Washington Post reports. Compared to earlier relief measures, little of the spending goes toward businesses.
  • Lesser-known measures. Beyond the measures making the headlines, the bill includes $5 billion for Black and other minority farmers and assistance for concert halls and independent restaurants, per USA Today, which lists 10 lesser-known provisions.
  • Surprise tax hikes. Politico reports that to offset the cost of exempting the first $10,200 in unemployment benefits from taxes, and to avoid exceeding the budget cap, Democrats tacked on three obscure, last-minute tax hikes on corporations and the wealthy, which are expected to raise around $60 billion.
  • Child poverty could be halved. In one of several measures that could cut child poverty in half, the expanded child tax credit can be received in advance even by low-income families that don’t pay taxes, meaning some families with children could receive a “European-style child allowance” of up to $300 per month, the BBC reports.
  • Benefits to the middle class. According to the New York Times, the package will help the middle class as well as the poorest Americans, with the income of middle-income families set to rise an estimated 5.5% due to tax cuts and stimulus payments.
  • Could it be too much stimulus? Some economists warn that with the economy already showing strong signs of recovery, greasing the wheels further runs the risk of creating runaway inflation, Politico reports. “If it works out well, Biden will be viewed as a hero and he’ll deserve it,” says economist Len Burman, co-founder of the Tax Policy Center. “This is the first time that we’ve ever really provided enough stimulus and the risk is that it will be too much. And inflation is a real risk. But if it works out badly, at least we’ll know the result of a grand experiment like this.”
  • The partisan divide. The partisan divide among Senate leaders was very apparent after the House passed the final version of the bill Wednesday, sending it to Biden’s desk, NBC reports. Sen. Chuck Schumer said it marked a “turning point” that return the Democratic Party to its economic populist roots and Republicans were making a “huge mistake” by opposing it, while Sen. Mitch McConnell blasted it as a “classic example of big-government Democratic overreach in the name of COVID relief.”

But some in our society worry about a gender divide while others worry about abortions or some book or worse some gender of a toy…..these people are slugs a a draw on society.

Now you have the tools to counter any of the manure spread but a Trump support or a GOPer.

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