Post New Article

Homeless Coalition Pushing Tax
Increase To Alleviate ‘Crisis’

Original Article

Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/29/2020 3:54:10 PM

DENVER – Some Denver voters will soon be asked how they would feel about paying increased sales taxes, property taxes and other taxes to raise $50 million to $55 million a year to support Denver’s homeless population. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless said Tuesday they are hiring a pollster to begin the process of getting a tax increase on the November 2020 ballot. “We really want to explore as many options as possible so voters can tell us whats the most palatable to them,” said Cathy Alderman, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy for the Colorado Coalition for


Vote yes if you want more homeless than ever imagined.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: JL80863 1/29/2020 4:05:15 PM (No. 301622)
It's what dems do. Force residents to ruin their own cities while the pols buy votes.
26 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: reefdiver 1/29/2020 4:05:47 PM (No. 301624)
Another California resettlement camp.
22 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 1/29/2020 4:14:27 PM (No. 301628)
If the money were to be used to alleviate the problems caused by the homeless, it might be well spent. But they will likely use it to alleviate the problems OF the homeless by giving them various handouts, which is essentially rewarding them for being street people. In that case, Denver will become a magnet for drug addicts and derelicts.
28 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: MFM 1/29/2020 4:24:04 PM (No. 301633)
Doing it the city of Seattle way, you may want to do a city site visit Denver..stupid is what stupid does..
13 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/29/2020 4:24:57 PM (No. 301635)
Yes, a crisis they manufactured as a reason and justifiable excuse to raise taxes. Brilliant. Nothing is palatable. Turn it over to the private sector and provide incentives to churches and private enterprises to step in to help these people out. Jesus even said that the poor you will have with you always. He didn't say that taxpayers and government will pay to support them.
15 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 1/29/2020 4:27:20 PM (No. 301637)
Did it ever occur to them that the ever rising taxes, and fees, is the reason there are so many homeless? Their very policies are creating the problem - creating another new program. What about reducing the size and scope of government, by implementing technology, reducing redundant programs, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity from government?
16 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie 1/29/2020 4:29:35 PM (No. 301639)
They already spend nearly 150 mil on it now, but want an additional 55 mil. For less than 6000 people. Where is the money going now? What are they doing now that actually works? Do they really help people overcome homelessness and are just unable to keep more from becoming so? What is NOT working? Is the homeless population growing over the years, shrinking, same people year after year? Who are they and why are they? Transients coming for the dope, vets with ptsd, runaway kids or social outcasts who will never get better? Citizen or immigrant, legal or otherwise? No answers, but very helpful for covering every possible angle to separate taxpayers from their money, for yet another good hearted cause.
15 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: curious1 1/29/2020 4:32:20 PM (No. 301641)
Where, exactly is the state government, or the federal government, authorized to spend taxpayer monies on handouts? Answer: Nowhere.
15 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 1/29/2020 4:40:03 PM (No. 301644)
One of the options put forth is this: Reallocating or increasing marijuana taxes to support the homeless If memory serves me correctly, the motivation for legalizing marijuana in Colorado was that all of the taxes collected would be used to support the public schools. How can we possibly trust these people?
9 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: tsquare 1/29/2020 4:45:28 PM (No. 301647)
6000 homeless, denver. 50 million, new taxes. for only a month, spend $1000 per homeless, send them to where workers are scarce (spain is a good example).
5 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Bona Fides 1/29/2020 4:53:34 PM (No. 301654)
Thank you Denver for voting yes, you are wonderful people. I'll inform my local homeless of your generosity.
12 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: TLCary 1/29/2020 4:55:23 PM (No. 301655)
You get what you pay for. Imagine how many more homeless they can get for $55 Million a year.
9 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: JackBurton 1/29/2020 4:58:21 PM (No. 301656)
Set up a works program. Cleaning up trash and poop. Cleaning restrooms. Distributing food. But only feed those who work and don't trash the place. No work, no food. Also, no drugs. See what happens.
10 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/29/2020 5:01:26 PM (No. 301658)
Denver, come for the legal weed, stay for the freebies.
8 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Ming 1/29/2020 5:03:48 PM (No. 301659)
Why do I get the feeling the 'Homeless Coalition' created this problem to begin with, and now the same @sswipes are demanding money from us to fix the problem they created. Go...Pound...Sand!
12 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/29/2020 5:07:35 PM (No. 301660)
My plan for support of the homeless in Denver. This is "palatable" . Hey Bum. Welcome to Denver. Here's your government funded snow shovel. Get to work.
3 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: vhs68 1/29/2020 5:11:03 PM (No. 301663)
Here's the solution. Take the money from the Weed Tax.
3 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: hammondb3 1/29/2020 5:33:19 PM (No. 301672)
OK... you want fewer homeless, right? Homelessness is measured as a function of the percentage of a city's homeless compared to its overall population... right? When you punish people for good behavior and reward people for bad behavior, you will get LESS good behavior and MORE bad behavior... right? If this passes, higher taxes will run people out of Denver to suburbs that are not in the city limits and, since there is now more money and freebies for the homeless... as the producers leave, the leeches arrive. BRILLIANT! ... not
3 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: SALady 1/29/2020 5:42:33 PM (No. 301674)
You don't "help" homeless people by making it easier and more attractive for them to stay homeless!!!! I have the strong feeling that even brain dead lie-berals (sorry for the redundancy since there are no other types of lie-berals except for brain dead ones) will not go for this insanity!!!
2 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 1/29/2020 5:43:32 PM (No. 301675)
Denver residents, if you really want to help these people, move a couple of them into each of your homes and bypass the government. The money you spend will go twice as far. I think the only reason these "help" coalitions are set up is that some people are making a pile of money. $55 million for 6000 people is $9,167 per person per year. That's a lot of food. The only palatable solution for me would be, they move out of town or I move out of town.
3 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/29/2020 5:55:58 PM (No. 301684)
OP: "Vote yes if you want more homeless than ever imagined." And how! The money and the programs will act like an electron magnet - - drawing in "homeless" persons from all over the hemisphere. Which - - of course - - is exactly what the leftists and commies want. Then they will "need" more funding - - to attract even more drug addicts, alcoholics, mentally ill, and just plain bums. Just imagine how much money, power, and jobs that will create for the lefties and commies. A nice gig if you can get it. A life of luxury - - using other peoples' money.
3 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/29/2020 6:21:56 PM (No. 301695)
Instead of asking voters for more money for "homelessness", why not ask them for increased jail space to put the homeless in? Might even consult with Sheriff Joe and make tent cities for the homeless on the cheap. Keep them in there for a 2 year minimum. That should dry them out.
3 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: Jethro bo 1/29/2020 6:33:06 PM (No. 301703)
I got a better idea. Cut taxes, don't pay a dime to homeless and watch the homeless move on to another Democrat/Socialist city to get free goodies.
4 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 1/29/2020 6:52:21 PM (No. 301712)
#14 hit it, when weed was legalized the homeless population boomed. I live near Durango, same thing has happened to that small city, there is a homeless "crisis" that didn't exist until weed was legalized.
2 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/29/2020 6:58:33 PM (No. 301714)
This is one of the reasons wife and I had enough of the Denver deep state and left after living there for 45 years. We had enough of local dims' and local msms' constant push for more and more social justice garbage and corruption. Don't miss it at all.
3 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: janjan 1/29/2020 7:02:13 PM (No. 301718)
Taxes, once imposed, do not ‘go away’ as a citizen in the article proposed. Instead of studying and attacking the causes of homelessness the Democrats constantly throw other people’s money at the symptoms. There will never be enough. But keep voting for the same ineffectual clueless jerks.
4 people like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: Bassman1911 1/29/2020 7:23:29 PM (No. 301723)
The perfectly wrong thing to do.There’s a reason we have signs in National Parks that say “please don’t feed the Animals as they will become dependent.” The only way to end homelessness is to make homelessness unbearable.
2 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/29/2020 7:23:39 PM (No. 301724)
Here's an idea - quit subsidizing the "homeless." They may find it advantageous to move on.
3 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/29/2020 7:42:38 PM (No. 301737)
Sorry, but the "homeless" here in Texas are up to their azzes in available jobs. They can't get the GOOD ones because they can't pass the drug test. They could get the 10 buck an hour ones but they don't show up for work. If they want to go to Denver, off you go.
3 people like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: Vesicant 1/29/2020 8:34:07 PM (No. 301757)
I'll bet "one way ticket out of town" isn't one of the choices.
0 people like this.

Reply 31 - Posted by: padiva 1/29/2020 9:06:29 PM (No. 301768)
Is the intention of the new taxes to solve the homelessness problem or to maintain it? (The social warriors running these programs want to maintain the problem otherwise they will be out of a job.)
1 person likes this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: John C 1/29/2020 9:14:01 PM (No. 301772)
My idiot Gov. Baker (RINO-MA), is trying to raise taxes for Global warming and "other priorities"
1 person likes this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: hershey 1/29/2020 9:14:18 PM (No. 301773)
A dem never met a tax they didn't love...
0 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: John Farson 1/30/2020 12:26:13 AM (No. 301842)
Want less homeless people? Quit offering any assistance. Go to work or eat dirt. J
0 people like this.

Reply 35 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/30/2020 1:12:16 AM (No. 301861)
I want. I want. I want. I'm entitled to your money. Same old, same old. If this comes into being, watch the drain happen CO, like it already has for CA and NY, both states being the bastion for the transfer of wealth to the slugs. Haven't they already got enough from Welfare and Medicaid?
0 people like this.

Reply 36 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/30/2020 1:18:20 AM (No. 301865)
I've got to say this in a 2nd post: Where do the homeless get money to buy weed? Welfare dollars? Why doesn't the city outlaw that instead?
0 people like this.

Reply 37 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/30/2020 1:25:32 AM (No. 301868)
Put the homeless in camps, sober them up and then put them to work rebuilding roads and other public free lunch, no clean needles etc. If you want nothing but piles of feces all over Denver, you just go ahead and follow the Kalifornia model that Bloomberg says is so great!
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by NorthernDog"
Watch Joe Biden Angrily Poke an Iowa Man
and Tell Him to Vote for Someone Else
11 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/29/2020 8:54:23 PM Post Reply
With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, former vice president Joe Biden is hoping to shore up his support with his "No Malarkey!" tour, on which his appearances are getting surprisingly heated. On Tuesday, Biden sparred with an Iowa voter, former state representative Ed Fallon, who asked him about his stance on climate—specifically, he brought up Biden's claim to be against building pipelines while also calling to replace older pipelines. "We've got to stop building and replacing these pipelines," Fallon said. "You oughta go vote for someone else," Biden says, repeatedly pressing on the man's
Homeless Coalition Pushing Tax
Increase To Alleviate ‘Crisis’
37 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/29/2020 3:54:10 PM Post Reply
DENVER – Some Denver voters will soon be asked how they would feel about paying increased sales taxes, property taxes and other taxes to raise $50 million to $55 million a year to support Denver’s homeless population. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless said Tuesday they are hiring a pollster to begin the process of getting a tax increase on the November 2020 ballot. “We really want to explore as many options as possible so voters can tell us whats the most palatable to them,” said Cathy Alderman, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy for the Colorado Coalition for
New York Pension to Coal
Companies: Evolve or We'll Divest
15 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/29/2020 3:18:39 PM Post Reply
The New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third-largest U.S. public pension fund, said it may divest from coal mining companies that aren’t ready to move away from relying on thermal coal for profits. The fund is reviewing 27 miners that earn at least 10% of revenue from mining thermal coal that’s burned by power plants to produce electricity, either directly for industries or to supply power grids. The companies under review include Peabody Energy Corp., Anglo American Plc. and Coal India Ltd. “We are assessing minimum standards for transition readiness at coal mining companies first, because they face the
$900K in counterfeit $1 bills discovered
inside Chinese shipping container
13 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/28/2020 10:02:04 PM Post Reply
Minnesota officers from Customs and Border Protection said they discovered 900,000 fake $1 bills in a commercial rail shipment that originated from China. The officers flagged a container last month at the International Falls Port of Entry, located between International Falls, Minnesota, and Fort Frances, Canada. During the search, $900,000 worth of U.S. currency was found in 45 different cartons within the shipping container. The Secret Service determined all of the money was fake, according to a press release from CBP over the weekend. The money was seized and turned over to the Secret Service, which also deals with counterfeit
The last flight of Kobe Bryant 11 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/28/2020 9:41:17 AM Post Reply
A light fog had settled on the runway of John Wayne Airport Sunday morning when Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and six other passengers boarded a chartered helicopter to fly to a basketball tournament in Thousand Oaks. A half-hour later, they were flying over thickening clouds in the San Fernando Valley. The pilot was worried enough to ask flight controllers to keep track of them. As he approached the hills of Calabasas at 150 miles per hour, they radioed him, telling him he was too low for them to see on radar. The pilot commenced a climb, rising 765 feet
Aging Iran airliner crash-lands
on highway, injuring only 2
5 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/27/2020 6:01:38 PM Post Reply
TEHRAN, Iran — An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a major highway next to an airport Monday, the latest crash in the Islamic Republic as U.S. sanctions bar it from parts or new aircraft. (Snip) The plane involved in Monday's crash-landing in Iran, registered as EP-CPZ, was more than 25 years old. It had flown for airlines in France, Canada, the U.S., Colombia, Burkina Faso and Ukraine before being registered to Caspian Airlines in August 2012. The incident comes as Iran is still coping with the aftermath of the accidental downing
Hunter Biden agrees to pay child support
to Arkansas woman, avoids contempt hearing
20 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/27/2020 5:54:38 PM Post Reply
Hunter Biden, the son of leading Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of monthly child support to an Arkansas woman who bore him a baby out of wedlock, avoiding a hearing Wednesday that put him at risk of being held in contempt of court. The support is retroactive to November 2018, three months after the child was born to Lunden Alexis Roberts, according to a judge’s order filed Monday in Independence County Court, Arkansas. And Biden must pay Roberts, 28, an undisclosed amount for her attorneys’ fees and costs, according to the order. The
Nadler will miss ‘some’ of impeachment
trial after wife’s cancer surgery
16 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/26/2020 9:58:56 PM Post Reply
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a member of the House’s legal team, said Sunday he will miss “some” of the Senate impeachment trial to remain in New York with his wife who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month. “She has undergone surgery and is taking further steps to address the spread of the cancer,” he announced in a statement published on his Twitter page. “On Monday, I will be in New York with her to meet with doctors, determine a path forward, and begin her treatment.” “I am sorry to miss some of the Senate Impeachment Trial, which is of critical
Baseball coach, wife, daughter also
killed in California helicopter crash
5 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/26/2020 9:42:41 PM Post Reply
CALIFORNIA, USA — A Southern California community college baseball coach, his wife and daughter were among those killed in the crash of the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter. The younger brother of Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli confirmed the deaths as relatives, friends and players gathered at the school’s baseball field Sunday afternoon. Flowers and baseball caps were placed on home plate. (Tweet) John Altobelli’s brother, Tony, is the sports information director at the school. He said his 56-year-old brother died along with his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, who was about 13 and played on the
Canada's first coronavirus patient
had symptoms on flight from China
6 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/26/2020 7:43:29 PM Post Reply
Canada’s chief medical officer said on Sunday that an individual who was declared the country’s first “presumptive” confirmed case of the novel coronavirus had developed symptoms on the plane while traveling from Wuhan in China to Toronto. The province of Ontario health officials on Saturday said a man in his 50s developed a respiratory illness after arriving in Toronto on Jan. 22 from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak of the viral disease, and was being treated in a public hospital and in isolation. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief health officer, told reporters in Ottawa that the patient had mild symptoms
Millions of locusts are swarming in Kenya. These
striking photos show just how bad the outbreak
18 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/26/2020 7:29:35 PM Post Reply
It's the worst locust outbreak to hit Kenya in 70 years. Hundreds of millions of the small bugs are swarming in from neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia with unprecedented size and destructive potential, according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization. The Desert Locust, the most devastating of all locust species, is eating up crops in areas already susceptible to food and water shortages. "This has become a situation of international dimensions that threatens the food security of the entire subregion," FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said in a press release. Some scientists say climate change is at fault: Heavy rainfall
People are traveling hundreds of
miles to see Trump in Wildwood
7 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/26/2020 9:42:47 AM Post Reply
David Neild is no stranger to New Jersey. Neild grew up in Camden County, met his wife, and moved to Cumberland County, where he lived until he moved to the Smokey Mountains region of North Carolina, in 2018. When he heard President Donald Trump was bringing his “Keep America Great Rally” to the Wildwoods Convention Center on Tuesday, Neild decided he wanted to make the 10-hour drive to his old state to see the President. Neild and thousands of others will be heading to Wildwood for the Jan. 28 presidential campaign rally that will see President Trump, Jeff Van Drew
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Jerry Nadler: Our Case ‘Proven
Beyond Any Doubt at All’
50 replies
Posted by Imright 1/30/2020 6:34:26 AM Post Reply
House impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) repeatedly told the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday night that the House case was “proven beyond any doubt at all.”Nadler’s odd, and repeated, claim seemed to undermine claims by Democrats that they needed to see more witnesses and documents in the trial. The House Judiciary Committee chairman played an unusually understated role in the first day of the question-and-answer session in the Senate. Republicans have asked that if Democrats are so confident in their case
Joe Biden Suggests Making Michelle
Obama Running Mate, Appointing
Barack to Supreme Court
50 replies
Posted by earlybird 1/29/2020 12:19:16 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden suggested on Tuesday that the Obamas would be appointed to high office if he were elected in 2020, telling voters the former first lady could be his running mate, while her husband was destined for the Supreme Court, provided he wanted the appointment. The former vice president made the promise during a campaign town hall in Iowa, where he was asked by a voter if he would consider appointing Obama to the Supreme Court. “Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it,” Biden said in response. “He’d be a great Supreme Court justice.” When the voters clarified that he had not stipulated which member
How a vegan diet could
affect your intelligence
37 replies
Posted by MissMolly 1/30/2020 5:16:07 AM Post Reply
I It was the late 1880s in the city of Rajkot, India. The meeting was to take place on the banks of the local river – and discretion was essential. Mahatma Gandhi, who was just a teenager at the time, hadn’t told his parents where he was going; if they had found out, they would have been shocked to death. As it happens, Gandhi was having a picnic. And on this occasion, India’s future national hero – and one of the most famous vegetarians in history – wasn’t planning to dine on cucumber sandwiches. No, for the first time in his life, he was going to eat meat.
Homeless Coalition Pushing Tax
Increase To Alleviate ‘Crisis’
37 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 1/29/2020 3:54:10 PM Post Reply
DENVER – Some Denver voters will soon be asked how they would feel about paying increased sales taxes, property taxes and other taxes to raise $50 million to $55 million a year to support Denver’s homeless population. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless said Tuesday they are hiring a pollster to begin the process of getting a tax increase on the November 2020 ballot. “We really want to explore as many options as possible so voters can tell us whats the most palatable to them,” said Cathy Alderman, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy for the Colorado Coalition for
Pierre Delecto would like you to know
how important he is
35 replies
Posted by PageTurner 1/29/2020 8:07:06 AM Post Reply
On impeachment, Mitt Romney has thrown a spanner in the works. What looked like a speedy scrapping of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, premised on Democrats beclowning themselves, is now on hold. Romney says that John Bolton's "bombshell" about a supposed Ukrainian aid-for-investigation quid pro quo is so significant it merits calling Bolton as a witness in the Senate impeachment trial, just as Democrats have been calling for, though not enough to call him in at the House. According to the Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s Mitt Romney’s big moment, again. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee has for a year been a
That Trio of RINO Rebels 33 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/29/2020 6:07:20 AM Post Reply
You’ve got to hand it to the Democrats -- they can hold their caucus together for the flimsiest of causes. The GOP, though, has all these RINOs who have to establish their independence; they’re willing to break party unity when it serves their own ambitions. Three senators – Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Mitt Romney of Utah – are rumored to be willing for witnesses to be called in the impeachment trial now underway in the Senate. Obviously, such a slowdown benefits the Democrats, who want the impeachment to headline news reports as long as possible.
Tailgates, Melania lookalikes, and clashes
with protesters outside Trump’s rally in Wildwood
31 replies
Posted by Toledo 1/29/2020 6:19:08 AM Post Reply
WILDWOOD — They took jitneys down from Atlantic City, pre-gamed with Yuenglings and flags at a local Irish bar, and tailgated in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lot overnight. If this were summer, the crowd that buzzed Tuesday around the Wildwood boardwalk — with provocative T-shirts and slogans, flashes of defiant patriotism, and generally elevated exuberance just to be there — might have simply blended in with the town’s usual Jersey Shore vibe.
Watch: Elizabeth Warren Says She Won’t
Pick An Education Secretary Until They
Are Approved By A ‘Young Trans Person’
30 replies
Posted by Imright 1/30/2020 5:49:18 PM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made a bizarre announcement at a campaign stop in Iowa last Sunday, telling the crowd that, when she selects her cabinet, she’ll only consider candidates for the Secretary of Education who have taught in public schools, and the final candidate will only take office after passing an interview with a “young trans person.”One of the attendees at Warren’s weekend stop in Cedar Rapids asked the Massachusetts Senator and hopeful 2020 Democratic presidential nominee whether she would support more education on LGBT and transgender issues for school-aged children. In response, Warren suggested that LGBT and transgender issues
Joe Biden says he’d want Michelle
Obama to be his running mate
29 replies
Posted by Ribicon 1/29/2020 11:03:08 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden this week reaffirmed his desire to have former first lady Michelle Obama be his running mate. “I sure would like Michelle [Obama] to be the vice president,” Biden said Tuesday at a campaign stop in Muscatine, Iowa. The comment came after the former vice president was asked if he would consider nominating former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court. “Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it. He’d be a great Supreme Court justice,” Biden responded.(Snip) Biden responded: “They’re both incredibly qualified people and they’re such decent, honorable people.” The pairing would be a first
We Deplorables May Not be Ivy Leaguers,
But We Do Know How to Mark 'X' on a Ballot
29 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/29/2020 7:16:51 AM Post Reply
CNN's Don Lemon giggled like a schoolgirl as panelists Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali mocked President Trump's supporters as a bunch of illiterate hillbillies. Lemon, who is the defendant in a scandalous sexual assault case, was dishing about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's dustup with an NPR reporter who reportedly could not find Ukraine on a map. "[Pompeo] also knows deep within his heart that Donald Trump couldn't find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it," Wilson said. "He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world.
Mitt Romney: The Dumbest Smart Person? 27 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/30/2020 5:19:34 AM Post Reply
There's a great line from the movie I, Robot that often springs to mind when it comes to politicians. (snip) "You are the dumbest smart person I know!" "Dumbest smart person" should be engraved on an award. Mitt Romney and the three other Republicans considering calling witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial would be the final four. Clearly, Romney, Collins, Murkowski, and Alexander are all smart people. They're successful. They've managed to get elected to the Senate. Romney himself is a near-billionaire in his own right. But they are willfully blind to the obvious-to-everyone-else tactics of the Democrats.
It’s Time to Pull the Plug
on the Impeachment Farce
24 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 1/30/2020 4:29:54 AM Post Reply
Mitch McConnell set up the rules for the Senate’s current impeachment hearing so that there would be an early vote on whether to call witnesses, or simply proceed to an up or down vote on impeachment. Either way, the result is foreordained, just as the impeachment process itself was foreordained when the Democrats captured the House in 2018. The president will be exonerated. The vote on whether to proceed with witnesses apparently will take place on Friday. I assume that McConnell thought it would be easy to get 51 votes in favor of terminating the Senate proceeding, but John Bolton’s ill-timed and ill-advised tell-all book
Post New Article