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TRUMP , YOUR A DOG

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There is plenty going on in our world today, but one bit of news has pet owners growling and hissing.

“There’s a lot happening, but I keep obsessing on how Trump said owning pets is ‘low class.’ ”

This shocking comment is pulled from a recent article in The Atlantic, regarding Vice President Mike Pence.

MDC says, “YO Donald…… Isn’t that foreign wife a matching pet for ya…. skanky whore breed ?”

In the piece, an adviser tells The Atlantic that President Trump reportedly thinks pets are “low class” and was “embarrassed” when Pence announced in January that he and his family would be moving into the Naval Observatory with their pets — which included, at the time, two cats, a rabbit, and a snake.

“Trump ridiculed the menagerie to his secretary, according to a longtime adviser. ‘He was embarrassed by it; he thought it was so low class,’ says the adviser. ‘He thinks the Pences are yokels,’ ” reads the segment, offending animal lovers across the Internet.

While the article, titled “God’s Plan for Mike Pence,” contains over 1,500 words, the aforementioned three sentences are causing the biggest stir, especially on Twitter, where pet owners are sounding off about the president’s reported feelings on furry friends.

MDC wishes everyone WELL and only CANCER, AIDS, and a STROKE to TRUMP !! F*CK YOU MAN !!

New Tax Bracket under Trump’s Plan

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  • There could be new tax brackets in 2018 if tax legislation is enacted under President Donald Trump.
  • The House Republicans’ tax bill proposes reducing the current seven tax brackets to four.
  • The Senate Republicans’ tax bill proposes keeping seven brackets but changing the income ranges.
  • Both plans propose eliminating the personal exemption and increasing the standard deduction.

House and Senate Republicans have taken two different approaches in their attempt to overhaul the US tax code by releasing separate proposals with sweeping changes.

House GOP leaders unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week and added last minute-adjustments this week. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, on Thursday debuted their tax legislation that contained some substantial departures from the House’s version.

Business Insider put together two charts showing how both the House’s tax plan and the Senate’s tax plan could change federal income-tax brackets in 2018 compared with those in 2017.

Under the House’s plan, there would be four federal income-tax brackets rather than the seven we have today. The brackets proposed are 12%, 25%, 35%, and 39.6%.

The Senate’s version would keep seven brackets but at slightly lower rates and adjusted income ranges. The brackets proposed are 10%, 12%, 22.5%, 25%, 32.5%, 35%, and 38.5%.

About 70% of Americans claim the standard deduction when filing their taxes, and their paychecks will almost certainly increase if either tax bill passes.

In 2017, the standard deduction for a single taxpayer is $6,350, plus one personal exemption of $4,050.

The House plan would combine those into one larger standard deduction for 2018: $12,200 for single filers and $24,400 for joint filers.

Under the Senate proposal, these would be slightly lower, at $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers.

source: business insider

Yankees Cursed by Republicans

  • The Yankees have gone nearly 60 years without winning a World Series under a Republican president.
  • The ‘curse’ coincides with former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner getting in trouble for making illegal campaign contributions to President Richard Nixon.
  • The Yankees have won nine World Series under Democratic presidents during that same GOP losing streak.

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The New York Yankees’  loss to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series last week guaranteed that a nearly 60-year-long losing streak would continue.

The Yankees, the team that holds the most championships among the major US professional sports franchises, hasn’t won a title under a Republican president since President Dwight Eisenhower was in office in 1958.

During that time, the Yankees won nine championships under Democratic administrations, going 9-2 in World Series they have participated in. The Bronx Bombers have made five World Series appearances during Republican administrations since their last title win in such circumstances, losing each time.

Eric Columbus, a former official in President Barack Obama’s administration, brought the point up on Twitter on Monday. Columbus pointed to former Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner’s 1974 guilty plea for providing illegal campaign contributions to former President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign in 1972 as the true starting point of this “curse.”

“He avoided jail time, but was suspended from baseball for fifteen months,” Columbus tweeted. “And a curse was born.”

Trump Loves Golf

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MDC says, “Hey Donald, you stated how there is so much WORK TO DO; who has time for golf , like Obama? MDC states, ” Mr. Trump ….. YOU ARE FULL OF SHIT. ”

Donald Trump made a Saturday visit to his Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C., in Ashburn, Va., on Oct. 14 to play golf. The visit marked the 72nd time the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and, for most of them, presumably played some golf) since becoming President on Jan. 20, 2017.

According to pool reports, Trump arrived to the club around 11 a.m. He played golf again with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who played golf with Trump on Columbus Day when the president called in staff from a planned day off to keep the facility open to his satisfaction.

Trump carries a 2.8 USGA handicap index, but he hasn’t entered a score since June 2016.

So far, Trump has been on the golf course or his clubs during some portion of the day for 26.2 percent of his presidency.

The Trump Administration, per policy, does not acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round. However, if he’s going to the golf club for about 4-5 hours, you can be pretty sure he’s playing golf. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has asked the White House to provide the names of Trump’s golf partners, as well for his clubs to provide visitor logs to get a sense of when Trump has played golf and with whom.

The President is certainly entitled to some leisure time, and golf has been an outlet for most Commanders-in-Chief dating back to the early 20th century. However, the reluctance to even acknowledge that this President plays golf conflicts with his almost relentless criticism of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who played an estimated 333 rounds of golf as President.

MyDAILYCOMPLAINT is BACK

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1. “I’m not special. I’m a limited edition.”

2. “You don’t like my attitude? That’s fine. It doesn’t like you either.”

3. “Don’t compare me to other people. There’s no competition. I’m one of a kind.”

4. “I’m at the point now where I don’t want to impress anyone anymore. If people like me the way I am, great. If they don’t, well it’s their loss.”

5. “I’m really not cranky. I just have a violent reaction when I meet stupid people.”

6. “It’s my decision who I love and how I live. No one can take that choice away from me.”

7. “Silence is the best response when you’re dealing with an idiot.”

8. “I’m not arguing with you. I’m just explaining why I’m right.”

9. “I don’t have time to hate the people who are hating me. I’m way too busy loving the people who are loving me.”

10. “I haven’t changed. I grew up. Maybe you should give it a try sometime.”

 

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Republican Oil Tax

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Americans are facing another oil yo-yo. As the political presidential cycle returns, if what has happened in the past that the price of oil rises to pay the VIG needed to fund the political campaigns of Congress then get ready to eat oil sticker shock. With the world producing oil glut we would hope the price would lower to help the little guy have a few shekels left after landlords, health care, and taxes eat up every last cent. But if the past repeats itself, now is the time to keep our oil consumption habit in check.

When the last Bush ran with Dick Cheney the CEO of Halliburton a huge oil industry player, it seems plausible that the Oil Industry coopted the election with the shenanigans over ballots in Florida. In what seems a very curious outcome to the election of 2000, oil had it’s way.

When the world discovered oil underneath our precious planet crust, it was a boon to the worlds economy. Great progress has been achieved but the Military Industrial Complex like everything else used this gift of nature to send armies marching and wars to this day are fueled by oil.

Maybe it is time to rethink oil before it is too late. It is almost too late to save the environment. It is close to impossible to return oil to peaceful purposes.

If oil were looked at as if it were Nuclear material that needs to be monitored and protected from falling into the wrong hands, either from incompetence or dastardly intentions, then maybe we could remove it from having marching armies use oil as their ticket to ride.

Big ideas are hard to discover, but Oil for Peace is one to chew on.

Yes politicians or at least 90% of the politicians are funded by interest groups with agendas. People are the last considered issue when it comes to those friends who fund elections. If you are in a major industry you better have representation in Washington. Everyone is either giving or receiving government handouts. It is a huge industry lobbying, and special interest groups have no choice but to find the sources of monies only our financially swayed politicians could promise. This is our political system.

Energy to change our system is lacking when half the population is struggling to put food on the table and surviving in a corporate minded control of the economy that is non inclusive.

We the people have to use our oil products in a fashion that holds the oil companies accountable to the environment and accountable to life itself. Until people globally are fed up then oil will continue to fund the politicians to represent their bottom line, and not ours.

Feeding FEAR Frenzy

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You visit America’s countryside, you choose to become engaged in a rural community. Eventually you have a few friends and you are invited to someone’s wedding you bonded with. Many guests are relatives, workmates, and neighbors celebrating the popular local couples nuptial. Some of these guests have never left their county and some of them have little to do with the outside world. News comes from the tv or radio. And you find in the old local pubs many like you who live and die as good neighbors mirroring each other.

One of the guests after a few cocktails starts murmuring “well if the authorities come on my property and they want to take it or me off of my land, I’m gonna defend whats rightfully mine”. He went on with no one commenting about his paranoia he had guns. When you work on the land there are many times a small caliber gun or rifle can protect you. Coyotes, wolves, bears, poisonous snakes and rabid raccoons and other infected wild life require a measure of protection, and unless you know how to outrun a bear by running downhill bonsai style, or can stay totally still even though your human scent can be picked up miles from where you are a firearm works. In case of the fear that the government might come in to confiscate you or your property for taxes is a real ongoing fear, especially after the economic crisis the geniuses of government created.

My nature isn’t paranoid, but trusting. And sure as shootin’, don’t feel the need to carry a fire arm to defend me or my property. Others have needs of one but even when I am loaded with valuables, traveling alone in a busy city or visiting the countryside, being somewhere in bumf__k America, it doesn’t cross my mind to feel fear. I am white.

Traveling on airplanes before 9/11 and even earlier, one knew the flight would be full of comfort and amenities to make airplane flight less frightening, after all you are on a craft, vacuum sealed, afloat, and how do they do that, the scary take off make you consume a drink or two before you leave the tarmac. Today the fun of flying by air unless you have your own jet, is misery served on a plate. Pavlov could have studied our human compliant behavior and wondered if a whistle was replaced with politics of fear.

Fear is an audio issue. The ears hear fear, it’s not often originating in vision, or sense of smell like fire, or touch like itch, burns, and other environmental skin poisons. The fantastic song from the film “South Pacific”, the one with the lines, “you’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, you’ve got to be taught from year to year, it’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear, you’ve got to be carefully taught’”, tells it like it is. Fear is taught. We are not born that way.

Americans have lots of fear these days. Our politicians are unable to reason with one another, there is too much “quid pro quo” at stake. Americans are right to look at this mess we trusted our leaders to avoid. The assassination of JFK created a rift in our country still unhealed. Oswald’s televised assassination only created the death of any truth or trust with the Dallas and Texas politics of the time. Who knows what those Texans chose to not see, or the CIA, and some of our Military leaders fearing civil unrest. The rush to engage in Indochina, particularly the false premises used in Viet Nam, after Kennedy was trying to disengage, speaks volumes where much of Boomers minds are to this day. There were many on the Right, who were just as happy to lose our leader as when they hated the election of FDR or Jimmy Carter. These things don’t change they get handed down like heirlooms from past generations.

Todays fear frenzy is being fed by a gold-plated thug, mob tied to the Chinese backers, (quid pro quo), and others in the Casino, gambling business. The thug like landlords of New York, have every lawyered angle to suppress their tenants who aren’t fortunate enough to have the money to fight in courts that are overwhelmingly unnavigatable. A one-percenter if ever there was one pretends he is friends to the world. Anyone outside of NYC is star struck, blinded by the bluster and the distortions. Fear has an advocate, I may fear our Creator, but loud mouth thuggery is in one ear and out the other.

The other Cuban heirloom mentalities, are just as bad foaming at the mouth over the economy they destroyed with the last presidency, blaming every available issue on our current scapegoated president. It’s a big game to inflame, distort, uplift the fear like a dose of heroin to the uneducated among us. Most of us are part of the 99%, it is time to address us, our fears, our hopes, and our disappointments from the past GOP and democratic promises to nowhere but bankruptcy of the Social Safety Net.

What every New Yorker feels is the affects of the Bush 2 presidency, allowing our World Trade Center to fall under suspicious circumstances. And one more war coverup to divert the truths of which again the people with the power believe that WE CAN’T HANDLE.

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Nouveau Americans

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We are all Nouveau Americans who came to this continent and this hemisphere. The Americas were named after the explorer Vespucci.

The original peoples still exist in the Americas despite the continental diseases and the religious beliefs imported from abroad and forced on an advanced culture living harmoniously with the planet.

Many descendants of the first Europeans to land on the shores of North America continue to respect their early roots and the abundance found right here.

These first to land on our continent came from repressed lives eager to begin anew as the old life was intolerable. In Jungian terms each immigrant brings some shadow aspect of his or her former life. Repressed in Europe well it takes a few generations to overcome that leftover mentality and incorporate the new reality of a land of plenty. Unfortunately many of those first Europeans landed and the indigenous peoples tried to show them how to survive but old ways created walls of resistance to the abundance around them. It was indeed hard to let go of the old and accept any advice from these heathens. Embracing native peoples was about the only way to survive, and the few that did are those early Americans.

The influx of immigrants has never ceased. So many oppressed from so many cultures forming a common dream of hope of a better life here in the States.

People risked their lives to arrive here. I remember the movie “America America” produced in the early sixties, and showing a pair of young lads setting out on a journey towards an image of America while enduring the pitfalls along the way. From thieves to crooked ticket brokers, through starvation and life threatening moments, one of the young men eventually makes the voyage across the Atlantic.

When candidates of either party pretend to be more patriotic than the next, it affronts anyone who knows that all this pseudo patriotism has never once honored the gift that this continent gave to the starving huddled masses of immigrants escaping the oppression of past and present environments.

Not one candidate or Nouveau American is capable of filling the moccasins of the past and present original indigenous peoples that left no trail nor poisoned their walk on the planet over greed and fear those greatest imports from across the planets ponds.

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Stuck Between Crusades

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It is late to comment from our frozen winter brains but MDC congratulates the Denver Broncos victory in the fiftieth edition of the Super Bowl. From Thanksgiving until this final American football encounter the world is for all intents and purposes, frozen in time. The football season is over and the gladiators have had a final victory in their crusade to the Super Bowl.

Now the presidential processes are unfolding and this election season seems to be as confusing as trying to make a living in this world today.

A simpler time is all but extinct. A pre game conversation between a teacher/parent and me focused on the iconic way communication is changing replacing words and languages with iconography. From icons to petroglyphs, or vice versa. You can travel the world understanding iconic instructions for everything.

Using the term crusade was popularized by the religious right and the religious right felt it was quickly becoming extinct and to avoid such extinction the only course left for the Evangelicals was to engage in politics. The fact that America has constitutional separation between Church and State has continually been overlooked and today’s politics is choking on religious chest thumping.

The big mouth of President George W. Bush cried out crusade when advancing his Middle East policy of regime change. And the Islamic nations from the Middle East embraced his rhetoric. To the Middle East what is a thousand years, Infidels are infidels, the West is shocking to our Eastern culture. So is change and the planet is on speed. After a thousand years the crusade against the Christian West was brought out of it’s slumber and of course we broke Iraq.

Our economy has been in distress since the 1980’s, as have small businesses everywhere. The individual entrepreneurs have been forced to compete with global corporations and oligarchic regimes. An entrepreneurial woman I know created a bed and breakfast business a few decades ago and had clients from around the world, but today AirBNB has taken her out. She augments her income with Dog Walking.

Whatever sort of business model existing in any American variety of our local communities, each has and have been bludgeoned by the mega-corporate destruction of the little guy.

So when a candidate like Bernie goes on a crusade to change, to revolutionize, humanize the system that has been taken away from the worker the tradesman and no one advances anymore unless it is funded and corporatized at the get go, then maybe while we still have one last time, we, Americans must trust the Bern.

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