I acquired this screen capture from a third party. I couldn’t find an active version on President Trump’s Twitter account. This would be sad if it weren’t quite so scary. But confirmation of the Tweet is included in the link above.
I am sorry Green Bay Packer fans…but there is no one…not one man, woman, or child who is worth $33 million a year for doing a job…any job…unless every man, woman and child is worth that. This is the epitome of income inequity.
If you aren’t comfortable with what the oligarchs rake in…how can you be comfortable with this?
The biggest story out of Washington today was the Senate budget agreement adding billions to the deficit with increased for both defense and non-defense domestic items. The president has been lobbying for additional military spending consistently since taking office. But the bill may have issues in the House and Oval Office and a shutdown may ensue anyway.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has them. So does North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Now, President Trump wants his own military parade in Washington, with soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards. Officials told The Washington Post on Tuesday that they have begun planning a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces.
“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Post, which noted that shows of military strength are not typical in the United States. The last of its kind took place in June 1991, when 8,800 U.S. troops and the weapons that helped the United States win the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein were celebrated in Washington.
This parade is simply another wet dream for an authoritarian imperialist leader and has no other reason to be. And is this the best use of federal defense dollars? I don’t think so.
I didn’t even know that this movie existed until I watched on my vacation flight to Thailand. But if you have a chance to watch it, take the opportunity. Some of the events and statements in the movie apply to the current environment as well as the Watergate era it depicts. Particularly the relationship between the FBI and the White House.
I was shocked beyond belief this morning while watching an interview with the author of a new book, The Intimidation Game, Kim Strassel, on Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough and Nicole Wallace just sat back and let this woman lie like a rug about the “Left’s scare tactics” designed to shut down “free speech.” Nicole specifically asked about the “the single most terrifying” event….the John Doe investigation in Wisconsin. According to the author, it was the work of a “Liberal prosecutor” who was unhappy with the works of groups who supported Republicans during the recall effort. She went on to describe it as if they were jackbooted thugs terrorizing freedom fighters. She sums it up by saying that the message was that if you were going to “play in politics”—this is what would happen to you. As if the crap flowing out of her mouth wasn’t bad enough, the entire panel just lapped it up. One of them, I forget his name, even trotted out the old “it happens on both the left and the right” bullshit.
Seriously, don’t they have fact checkers on a national news program? Or that matter, the Wall Street Journal where the author works as a reporter? They left out the best part of the story…who John Doe was and why they were investigating….but I don’t really have to tell you, do I? How is it even possible that this narrative can continue to be perpetrated, despite all the proof that it is a tissue of lies? The bigger question is why is Scott Walker not in jail? And why would anyone seriously consider him Presidential material? It’s enough to make you want to puke.