The Socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, set off a Twitterstorm yesterday with a tweet that was hard to believe. (Tweet) Needless to say, this towering hypocrisy did not go unnoticed in the Twitterverse: (Tweets) A man who owns three houses -- including the recent purchase of a vacation home for $600K -- and pays a smaller percentage of his income in taxes than most middle class Americans, should not be taking a dump on America in a glass house. There are two possibilities for Sanders´ obvious cluelessness; 1) he knew full well the kind of reaction he would get
Communists in the old Soviet Union were the 1 percenters. And they were allowed to own guns! and have summer places, called dachas. Bernie´s comment is consistent with the old Soviet Union, just as it is consistent with George Orwell´s Animal Farm - four legs good, two legs better.
#3, you´re talking about the apparatchiks, Comrade! When they are riding in their Chaka or Zil limos, you better get outta their way ´cause they ain´t stopping.
And if you complain about any of it, be prepared for Comrade Putin to invite you over to Lubyanka for a few ´questions´. Don´t worry about how to get there; a couple of nice men in leather jackets will stop by around 0200 and pick you up. Na zdorovye!
I am interested in how Bernie Sanders gets his money. According to the National Review article of April 2016, in 2014, he owned two houses with large mortgages and only made 205K total. Now my family makes close to this amount, pays more in taxes because we pay less in state taxes, our mortgage is less than his two are, and even though we give more charity than he does, we can´t make up that difference. But we can´t afford 3 houses and we only have one with that income and it is in a lower price area. While a bank would probably approve us if we wanted to buy a small vacation property at 100K, there is no way any bank would be letting us buy three houses and at those costs. The Vacation home is more expensive by far than his other two houses. Something fishy is going on but I think investigative reporting has mostly disappeared.
This is the same Commie folded like a cheap deck chair from K-Mart when he was offered a nice Dacha on the lake as a vacation home just to get out of the way! Since he cares soooo much about the "little guy" how come he sucks about $46,000 dollars out of Social Security every year on top of everything else?
McDonald’s announced Thursday it will switch to fresh beef Quarter Pounder paddies instead of using frozen meat at most restaurants by the middle of next year. McDonald’s, the nation’s largest fast-food chain, is following the practice of its rivals — including Wendy’s and In-N-Out — to use fresh beef for its one of its signature menu items. The company said in an announcement that its burgers were already 100 percent beef with no filler. “We’ve been serving the burger we serve since 1973, and now we’re changing it,” McDonald’s U.S. president Chris Kempczinski told Fortune. “That is big.” The company said
The University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, is hosting a “masculinity confession booth” this week, in which male students are asked to confess sins that may have been inspired by the Western world’s emphasis on “hypermasculinity.” Students at the University of Regina had the opportunity this week to confess their “hypermasculinity sins” at a confessional booth on campus. “We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender,” organizers claim. “Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways!” The initiative was started by the non-profit group, Man
President Donald Trump will put his negotiating and diplomatic skills to the test when he hosts China´s President Xi Jinping for a two-day summit at Mar-a-Lago, an event the White House officially announced Thursday. The high-profile summit will bring Trump face to face with a nation he frequently railed against during the campaign for ripping off the U.S. – although he repeatedly added that China´s leaders were ´smart´ by doing what was in their interest. Both men´s wives will attend, adding to the global interest that will follow the event. Melania Trump took a more public role at the White
WASHINGTON — Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking Senate vote Thursday to advance legislation that would allow states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions. The Senate, after a procedural vote, will now proceed to a measure that would dismiss an Obama-era rule banning states from denying federal funds to such organizations. Pence´s vote was needed for the Senate to agree to bring the resolution to the floor. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with their party, voting against the measure. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., called the
A national security expert warned the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Russia´s disinformation campaign in 2016 sought to "crumble democracies from the inside out" by "winning the second cold war through the force of politics, as opposed to the politics of force." Clint Watts, a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security, described how he and his colleagues first noticed in 2014 a petition on theWhiteHouse.gov website called, "Alaska back to Russia." Further investigation into that petition showed that most of the 39,000 signatures on the petition were the work of "bots," which were
The victims of a deadly car accident involving a pickup truck and a minibus full of elderly churchgoers have been identified. Authorities say 20-year-old Jack Young was the driver who veered into oncoming traffic and collided head on with a minibus carrying 14 back from a three-day choir retreat. The driver of the bus, 67-year-old Murray Barrett, and 11 of his passengers were killed at the scene. Another died after being taken from the hospital. Scroll down for video (Photos) Passenger Rose Marry Harris, 64, and the driver of the pickup truck, 20-year-old Jack Young, survived and are in stable
Thursday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted out a statement going after the House Freedom Caucus, saying that “We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast,” President Donald Trump tweeted. “We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” (Tweet) President Trump’s tweets come after the House Freedom Caucus and Democrats taken together assembled enough opposition that House GOP leadership pulled a controversial Obamacare reform bill without a vote last Friday. It was reportedly determined that the House GOP did not have support from
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott called into the Steve Malzberg show to discuss sanctuary cities plaguing certain counties in his great state. He said he would sign legislation that could put Sheriffs of sanctuary cities in jail. Here we go, folks! Don’t mess with Texas! (Photos) Steve Malzberg: “I know you brought up the possibility of jailing such Sheriffs recently.” Greg Abbott: “We have. It’s a two-step process. One, as Governor I could unilaterally use my office to take funds away from Travis County that had been previously granted to them under Governor’s grants for criminal justice reasons and we have defunded
In his Wednesday offering, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni went off the deep end, intoning: Devin Nunes Is Dangerous -After, that. he paints a cartoon picture of a bumbling fool that bears zero resemblance to the respected House Committee on Intelligence chairman. Cooking up out of his fevered imagination, he unleashed the vaudeville-style one-liners like these: Representative Devin Nunes obviously fancies himself Jason Bourne. “Inspector Clouseau investigation” Nunes is so deep in the tank for Trump that he needs scuba gear. He sounded more like a plumber than a politician. All of this is irregular enough to peg him as a
President Trump threw a White House party for the Senate, but most Democrats couldn’t be bothered to attend. In a sign of how difficult it could be for Mr. Trump to carry out his stated desire of working across party lines on his biggest priorities, 28 of 46 Senate Democrats snubbed an invitation to the White House on Tuesday night for a spring soiree of music and fellowship. Independent Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a member of the Democrats’ leadership team, also was a no-show. At least 44 of the Senate’s 52 Republicans attended the East Room reception, which was
Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person. (Graph) Bezos, 53, added $1.5 billion to his fortune as Amazon.com Inc. rose $18.32 on Wednesday, the day after the e-commerce giant said it plans to buy Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com. Bezos has a net worth of $75.6 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, $700 million more than Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Buffett and $1.3 billion above Ortega, the founder of Inditex S.A. and Europe’s richest person. Amazon’s founder has added $10.2 billion this year to his wealth and $7 billion since the global equities
A long-time aide to Hillary Clinton sought to map out her funeral — and Bill Clinton’s — in 2010 because “planning is best done when they are still with us,” according to an email released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch. Capricia Marshall, who was chief of protocol for the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, wrote to Huma Abedin, Doug Band and Cheryl Mills on Feb. 23, 2010, saying “everytime someone significant passes, I am flooded with requests” about the Clintons’ arrangements. “Planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us,” she wrote
More than 108,000 people have signed a petition urging First Lady Melania Trump to move to the White House or pay for security costs at Trump Tower herself. The Change.org petition was started after a senior White House aide indicated the president’s wife and son, Barron, will remain in New York until the school year ends. It’ll be delivered to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren if at least 150,000 people sign. (Snip) Comments beneath the Change.org petition highlighted the signers’ dissatisfaction over the first family’s use of taxpayer funds. “Living in the White House is what you
He maintains a dignified silence when nudged for his view of Donald Trump. But President George W. Bush apparently dropped his diplomacy at the billionaire´s inauguration. New York Magazine reports that after The Donald finished his speech, which was peppered with surprises including ´American carnage´, Bush made no effort to hide what he thought of it. ´That was some weird s***,´ he said, according to three separate sources who heard him. The uninhibited reaction is a far cry from the reluctance Bush showed to tear in to the president earlier this year during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. He dodged the comedian´s repeated attempts to
A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing Donald Trump and his spokesman Sean Spicer on everything from health care to their treatment of women. Cracking jokes about her November defeat and her months out of the limelight since, Clinton spoke to thousands of businesswomen in San Francisco, joking there was no place she´d rather be, ´other than the White House.´ Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Clinton faulted the Republican presidential administration repeatedly, including calling its representation of women in top jobs
Jeb Bush said while he believes President Trump has made some good decisions since taking office, the former Florida governor thinks Trump´s statements on Twitter are a huge distraction. "He hasn´t shifted to being president in the way that people are used to, and I think that´s the problem," Bush said in an interview with CBS Miami, taped before the House pulled a bill to repeal Obamacare. Trump´s former rival for the Republican nomination was clear that some of Trump´s statements, such as claiming President Barack Obama wiretapped him, are not productive.
Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who made national headlines in 2015 after she pretended to be black, is back in the spotlight thanks to a new memoir titled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World. In the book, which will be released on March 28, the former Washington NAACP leader doesn’t walk back on her claims that she self-identifies as a black woman, saying that living her life as a black person made her life “infinitely better,” although it did make her feel more “distant and isolated” from white people as she started to embrace
Sen. John McCain called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to explain his decision to brief President Donald Trump on possible “unmasking” of Trump transition officials, suggesting that Nunes has undermined the credibility of the panel by not first communicating with fellow committee members. “I think there needs to be a lot of explaining to do,” McCain said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." “I’ve been around for quite a while, and I’ve never heard of any such thing. Obviously, on a committee like an intelligence committee, you’ve got to have bipartisanship; otherwise, the committee loses credibility. And there’s so
Missouri State University sponsored an hour-long event last week dedicated to the various ways fringe feminist activists can misspell the word “woman.” The event, entitled “Womyn, Wymen,” was held in the taxpayer-funded school’s Multicultural Resource Center Annex, reports The Standard, Missouri State’s newspaper. Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, the executive director of Missouri State’s five-employee Multicultural Programs staff, led the event. Garcia-Pusateri kicked off by asking attendees — all of them female — to announce the gender pronouns they prefer. “We introduce our gender pronouns as a way to normalize gender identity,” she explained, according to The Standard. “It’s not always the traditional
This is stunningly interesting and hopefully will be picked up by MSM and congressional investigators. Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on MSNBC and admitting first hand knowledge the Obama administration spied on candidate and president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to gather “intelligence” for political use.
Less than a week after the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare, President Trump will sign an executive order that could spell the end of Obama-era environmental policy. The order will curb the enforcement of a number of climate regulations, in an effort, the Trump administration says, to prioritize American jobs above addressing climate change. According to Mark Lynas, a British author, journalist and environmental activist who focuses on climate change, the order "is intended to make coal competitive again in the US economy, by refossilizing the US power sector and demonstrably increasing carbon emissions." "This is politically symbolic, as it will show that
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would be open to step aside and not run for re-election in 2018 if a candidate like Mitt Romney were to run for his position in his stead. In an interview with National Journal, the Republican senator who has been in office since 1976 said he "might very well consider" not campaigning for another term if an "outstanding person" were to run for his position. (Snip) In February, Romney declined to rule out a run for a Senate seat in the future. "I don´t have any predictions on what I might do. I´m not going
Well, put this in the ‘going-back-to-timelines-sometimes-pays-dividends’ column. For the past 72 hours we have been assembling the Obama Surveillance Story timeline from October 1st 2016 through March 22nd 2017. [The project is ongoing] As a result, last night (Tuesday) we highlighted a March 2nd, 2017 revelation of Obama’s former Deputy of Defense Evelyn Farkas appearance on MSNBC that no-one was paying attention to. –SEE HERE– Thanks to social and non-traditional media, today (Wednesday) Ms. Farkas has finally caught the attention of MSM and DC politicians. (Snip) Time and again the old research axiom rings true. Stick with the timelines. If you get stuck,
On Tuesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today,” Senator Lindsey Graham criticized House Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) for conducting “sort of an Inspector Clouseau investigation here,” and putting “his objectivity in question, at the very least.” Graham said that he thinks Nunes “put his objectivity in question, at the very least.” He added that Nunes should share the information he was given that suggested improper conduct regarding the Trump transition team with others on the committee, and if he doesn’t do that, “then I think he’s lost his ability to lead.” Graham also criticized Democrats on the committee for