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Imagine a twelve-year-old boy, sitting in the White House. He was elected President. The red phone rings.
The twelve-year-old will be asked to decide whether to fire ballistic missiles at Russia and China. The world hangs in the balance. The apocalypse is upon us.
The decision will require experience, knowledge, common sense and above all, calmness under fire.
Little Donny Trump, still raging about Megyn Kelly asking him a hard question, stops tweeting and picks up the phone . . .
It’s just another wonderful day on the right.
And just when we thought the fight for the Republican presidential nomination couldn’t get anymore farcical, Donald Trump gives us… more Trump.
The feud between the presumptive GOP nominee and runner-up Ted Cruz hit below the belt after the candidates’ wives got dragged into the mix. Continuing the back-and-forth, Trump posted a tweet on Wednesday with a rather… overt subtext.
Donald Trump is apparently thin-skinned when it comes to skin-baring photos of his former model wife.
The hate-spewing huckster, furious over an ad featuring a photo of his scantily clad wife, took aim at his rival’s own spouse in a vicious tweet Tuesday night.
“Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad,” Trump tweeted. “Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!”
The angry post apparently referenced an online ad put out earlier Tuesday by a conservative anti-Trump PAC featuring a provocative photo of the mogul’s wife Melania.
Ted Cruz hit back at Trump in his own tweet, labeling Trump a “coward.”
“If Donald wants to get into a character fight, he’s better off sticking with me, because Heidi is way out of his league.”
The Texas senator claimed the billionaire’s low blow was not presidential behavior. “It reveals a lot about character. It reveals a lot about class … That should be beneath him,” he added.
It’s not clear how low someone would have to slide in order to be “beneath” Donald Trump. But Ted Cruz is trying:
NEW YORK — Sen. Ted Cruz has spent his time in government vowing to preserve civil liberties, often citing the Fourth Amendment to voters on the campaign trail and vowing to shrink government.
But Cruz (R-Tex.) has alarmed some libertarians this week with his proposal to have law enforcement “patrol and secure” Muslim neighborhoods in the United States, which they see as the type of invasive federal program that encroaches on personal freedom.
No one knows what exactly a “Muslim neighborhood” is, nor how “securing it” actually works, but Cruz’s panicky response to European terrorists does not bode well for freedom in America.
TEXAS senator Ted Cruz is embroiled in a sex scandal befitting the bizarre nature of the current the Republican race for the presidential nomination.
An angry Cruz has accused “Donald Trump and his henchmen” of feeding the National Enquirer a salacious story claiming the conservative Christian politician has had extramarital affairs with five different women.
“This National Enquirer story is garbage. It is complete and utter lies,” Cruz snapped after a campaign stop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday.
“It is a tabloid smear, and it is a smear that has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen.”
The supermarket tabloid did not identify them by name, but published pixelated headshots of the women with black bars across their eyes.
The red phone rings. The new President, little Teddy Cruz decides to carpet bomb the Middle East, murdering millions of innocent men, women and children.
World War III begins.
It’s another wonderful day on the right.
Ted Cruz Does Not Understand What ‘Carpet Bombing’ Means
But he’s still really into it, whatever it is.
WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz on Sunday stood by his claim that the U.S. should “carpet bomb” the Islamic State group out of existence and falsely stated that the George H.W. Bush administration carpet bombed Iraq during the first Gulf War.
“You wanna know what carpet bombing means?” Cruz said, invoking the first Iraq War in 1991. “We were launching 1100 air attacks a day. We were carpet bombing.” As a result of this bombing campaign, Cruz said, U.S. troops “mopped up the remains of the Iraqi army” with ease.
The United States did not carpet bomb Iraq or Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War. The airstrikes were highly targeted and thus highly effective, as military experts told The New York Times.
“Carpet bombing” is not even a term used by the American military. But it is generally understood to be the indiscriminate bombing of large geographic areas without regard for potential civilian casualties.
When did the right-wing lose all moral connection with America? Perhaps, it’s in their DNA. How else to explain the following?
NRA Rewrites Fairy Tales, Puts Guns in the Hands of Classic Characters
By MARGARET CHADBOURN
NRA Family, the group’s family-oriented website, has so far published updates to two classic fairy tales, the most recent one last week: “Hansel and Gretel (Have Guns).”
The pro-gun group said the revised stories show what would have happened if those fairy tale characters had weapons.
“The NRA continues to stoop to new lows in the hopes of shoving guns into America’s youngest hands,” Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said today.
“It must now advertise deadly weapons to kids by perverting childhood classics with no regard whatsoever for the real life carnage happening every day. To be frank, it’s pathetic.”
The NRA’s revisions of classic fairy tales tell us that little children should carry loaded guns to protect themselves.
In right-wing world, children supposedly have the experience, the common sense and the emotional stability to know when to shoot lethal weapons and when not to.
This belief in children is obvious to the ignorant mind.
And just as obvious: Adolescent, volatile juveniles, who engage in high-school Twitter battles, are perfect models for President of the United States.
That’s what America and the world needs: An immature, volatile man-child, sitting in the Oval Office, with his finger on the button.
Yes, it’s another wonderful day on the right.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Ten Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Provide an Economic Bonus to every man, woman and child in America, and/or every state a per capita Economic Bonus. (Click here) Or institute a reverse income tax.
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone. Click here
5. Salary for attending school (Click here)
6. Eliminate corporate taxes (Click here)
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually Click here
8. Tax the very rich (.1%) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all forms of income. (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here and here)
10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
The Ten Steps will grow the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and you.
10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt
THE RECESSION CLOCK
Recessions begin an average of 2 years after the blue line first dips below zero. A common phenomenon is for the line briefly to dip below zero, then rise above zero, before falling dramatically below zero. There was a brief dip below zero in 2015, followed by another dip – the familiar pre-recession pattern.
Recessions are cured by a rising red line.
Vertical gray bars mark recessions.
As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the growth lines rise. Increasing federal deficit growth (aka “stimulus”) is necessary for long-term economic growth.
•Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
•Any monetarily NON-sovereign government — be it city, county, state or nation — that runs an ongoing trade deficit, eventually will run out of money.
•The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes..
•No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth.
•Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
•A growing economy requires a growing supply of money (GDP = Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
•Deficit spending grows the supply of money
•The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.
•The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.
•Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
•The single most important problem in economics is the Gap between rich and the rest..
•Austerity is the government’s method for widening the Gap between rich and poor.
•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
•Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..