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Monday, December 26, 2016

Candidate Trump was scary...
President Trump, not so much...

Truth be told, I never really had much issue with the idea of Donald Trump actually becoming President. While no one can be certain whether or not a billionaire with no political experience can be a successful President, if there is someone with a historical track record of accomplishment it was Trump. Trump has had a ton of success in the business and entertainment world, and he certainly looks like he will be a substantial President (regardless of whether you believe it will be good or bad).

Was he my "first choice" to run as a Republican? Lord no. Not even close. That being said, I am less inclined to be wary of him being sworn in as President as I was with him being given the nomination. To be blunt, I felt that others (like Marco Rubio and John Kasich) would provide a much better chance of winning for the GOP. Like many prognosticators, I simply thought Trump was a sure loser, and I did not like the idea of a Hillary Clinton Presidency. 

But as President-elect, Donald Trump has brought many GOP and conservatives into his fold. He's built a cabinet that appears well balanced between successful people outside of politics (business leaders and military commanders) and Washington insiders. His popularity with Americans as a whole has rocketed up from the large negatives he once had, to some polls showing him more popular than not. Trump proved me (and many others) wrong. 

For me, I find myself reflecting on where I got him wrong. How did I so misjudge his ability to convince people that he would be a good President (or at least better than Hillary). Much of it, of course, is our reliance on our own opinions and our bad habit of projecting those opinions unto the general population. But at the end of the day, I underestimated his connection with so many Americans looking for someone to just tell it like it is and not give a bigger shit if the political correctness police took issue. Someone who would be willing to stand up for the forgotten people of this country, who feel lost in the shuffle, and ignored in favor of every other real and imagined aggrieved class of people. 

I thought to myself... what if I was a guy who lost my good job, and was unemployed, underemployed or otherwise working an unsatisfying job, just trying to make it pay check to pay check. What if all I heard about from the current President and his Party was how we had to do better for the Black people, how we had to legalize more Hispanics, and how we had to look out for Gay rights. 

How left out does someone feel if their needs and requirements for a basic fundamental manner in which to support a family seems to take a back seat to gay wedding cakes, global warming arguments, and whether or not a man dressed as a woman should be allowed to take a shower in the lady's locker room, rather than the men's. 

To be perfectly honest, the left's infatuation with an ever increasing list of social demands has gone far beyond tedious by the standards of most Americans. Their desire to placate the millennials with safe spaces and support pets because their feelings are being hurt by people who have the audacity to disagree with them is self absorbed and to a large degree irrelevant to most people. Maybe if they worried more about those who no longer can afford to send their kids to school, rather than worried about whether or not those Beautiful snowflakes in school have the proper therapy offered to them because they were exposed to a Trump political message, they would have connected a little better with these working class Americans. 

Donald Trump understood that. As a fundamental principle, he understood that Americans were fed up, not just with the idea of political correctness, but more with the fact that the Government was actually getting involved with these petty social debates in the first place (while they felt largely ignored). He was able to connect in that fashion, and that gave him an in. Once in, he was able to easily move people to where he wanted them with a tremendous ability to persuade and lead. 

So now that he is President, he appears willing to follow through with a new attitude. He will not be throwing any pity parties for those who had their feeling hurt with his election. He will not be working tirelessly for some newly defined aggrieved group made up of seventeen people across the country who feel slighted by something or someone. 

Instead he appears ready and willing to help the forgotten Americans. Help build some new industry and create some better paying jobs. Work towards the goal of making Americans work again. While I am certain that there will be some bumps in the road, and not every proposal will work exactly as planned, he will win over many of these Americans for simply paying attention and proving some plan to help. 

Governing is about priorities. Obama, Clinton and the Democrats had their priorities and did everything they could to promote them. Because they did, they ignored other priorities. Trump took advantage of that. If he follows through, then he will become a very relevant President and quite possibly a very good one as well.  

40 comments:

Roger Amick said...

FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
* SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
* THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
* FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
* FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
* SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
On the same day, I will begin taking the following 7 actions to protect American workers:
* FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205
* SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
* THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator
* FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately
* FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars' worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
* SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward
* SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America's water and environmental infrastructure
Additionally, on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
* FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama
* SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States
* THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities
* FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won't take them back
* FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.
Next, I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:

Roger Amick said...

Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act. An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate.
End The Offshoring Act. Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free.
American Energy & Infrastructure Act. Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral.
School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to give parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.
Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act. Fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications.
Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act. Allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-side childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families.
End Illegal Immigration Act Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.
Restoring Community Safety Act. Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars.
Restoring National Security Act. Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values
Clean up Corruption in Washington Act. Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics.

Roger Amick said...

I haven't been through all of this. But looking at some are patently ridiculous. Tariffs are one, if you dig into what details they provided, Inflation is going to be steep. The cost off millions of consumer goods and going to jump them ten percent or more.

Infrastructure is revenue neutral? A trillion dollars will be revenue neutral?

Term limits? Oh sure.

That is directly from the Trump web site. Via pubs.

You seriously are not concerned?

Or maybe you are really becoming ...well, I won't say anything else on that.

The wall?

Put those analytical skills to work.

Later, thing to do. Like take care of my wife.

Have fun hacking away.. oh shit, I said it!

Oh my goodness.😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

Roger Amick said...

Your favorite PhD Nobel Prize clown has a few issues with Trump's tariff and it's negative or worse, affects.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/opinion/and-the-trade-war-came.html?te=1&nl=opinion-today&emc=edit_ty_20161226&_r=0

His conclusion is fasten your seat belts!

Will this cause a global recession? Probably not — those risks are, I think, exaggerated. No, protectionism didn’t cause the Great Depression.

What the coming trade war will do, however, is cause a lot of disruption. Today’s world economy is built around “value chains” that spread across borders: your car or your smartphone contain components manufactured in many countries, then assembled or modified in many more. A trade war would force a drastic shortening of those chains, and quite a few U.S. manufacturing operations would end up being big losers, just as happened when global trade surged in the past.

An old joke tells of a motorist who runs over a pedestrian, then tries to fix the damage by backing up — and runs over the victim a second time. Well, the effects of the Trumpist trade war on U.S. workers will be a lot like that.

Given these prospects, you might think that someone will persuade the incoming administration to rethink its commercial belligerence. That is, you might think that if you have paid no attention to the record and character of the protectionist in chief. Someone who won’t take briefings on national security because he’s “like, a smart person” and doesn’t need them isn’t likely to sit still for lessons on international economics.

No, the best bet is that the trade war is coming. Buckle your seatbelts.

opie said...

Krugman is never correct. He's just a left wing hack....Ask rat....he'll tell you. LOLOLOL BTW, his nobel prize is a awarded in a beauty contest, not actual work. Again, rat will verify that his prize doesn't count.

Roger Amick said...

Opie, I know. He's a world class economic expert, PhD and Nobel prize winner. Our esteemed host is a computer geek, smart, but just a bit partisan and blinded by his attachment to any politician with an (R) behind his or her name.

KD, CHT open the Sore Losers Blog and get rid of HB/Opium SPAM Tears said...

Jackie Evanch-who?

Jackie Evancho — the virtually unknown 16-year-old singer slated to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20 — is laughing all the way to the bank as her recent album sales have skyrocketed since her performance was announced."

Yep, Trump making her dream come true and her wealth soar.

It is going to be a great 8 years of the Trump Effect.

Krugman, Dow will go down and stay down, HB even jumped on that failed prediction the morning of the Trump Victory.

HB, question did you put a lot of your own money in "put" against all major indies ? God I hope so because you would have lost your ass.


James said...

Can't wait for the WORKERS' PARADISE to start up on day one.


Obama says he's confident that if he could have run,
he would have won.

His job approval is 57%, the highest of his second term.

James said...

Not too difficult to comprehend, Ch, that an electorate stupid enough to elect the less than competent Bush twice would elect the less than competent Trump.

KD, What a Wonderful Christmas and coming new Year said...

In the Trump Effect Economy more numbers going into the black.

Hopelessness has settled into the homes of the leftist, like the spammers on this the Adult blog side of CHT. Also in the dark House, as expressed by Mochelle.

But, Consumer Confidence has soared to a 12year high.



KD, Jane the queen of Drama said...

Jane how you been, nevermind , I can see angry Hillary lost

Roger Amick said...

I have been watching the Amazon series, The Man in The High Castle. It's about what the consequences had Germany and Japan won World War Two. It shows how the Americans, for the most part, accepted the Nazi regime.

I might be taking this analogy a bit to far, but it leads me to see how someone who is obsessively impulsive with dictatorial tendencies, was able to get elected to be President of the United States. Following the leader, is a human characteristic. The chanting "Lock her up" is uncomfortably similar to Seig Heil.

Roger Amick said...

FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
There is no way in hell that the congress will pass this amendment, and even if they did, I don't think that 3/4 of the states would agree. States with multi term senators or congressmen who yield a lot of power and ability to bring money to their state.


* SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);

There goes the Post Office, and who knows what else. We all use government services, they are part of our lives, this is just talk.



* THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;

More bullshit. Nothing specific, but will probably draw praise from out esteemed host. Hack hack

* FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;

A good idea, but the existing lobbyists would make sure it won't pass.

* FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government; See above, but?"?

* SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections. Enforcing this would be difficult. With the Citizens United, any American could raise money for a foreign nation, and no one would know the difference. Not a bad idea, but would it even stand to court challenges? It might.

Roger Amick said...

On the same day, I will begin taking the following 7 actions to protect American workers:
* FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205

* SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

* THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.
--------
These are interesting. Basically, he is going to repeal the free trade agreements, supported by and passed, with a majority of Republicans in the Senate and house, as well as some Democrats. More later, I'm going to sleep.

* FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately

* FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars' worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.

* SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward

* SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America's water and environmental infrastructure

Additionally, on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:

* FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama

* SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States

* THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities

* FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won't take them back


* FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.

Next, I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:

Commonsense said...

that an electorate stupid enough to elect the less than competent Bush twice would elect the less than competent Trump.

That would be the same "stupid" electorate that voted for the totally incompetent Obama twice.

For the record, I never believe the electorate was stupid. Obama was elected twice because we had bad candidates who couldn't make a connection with the voter.

And the more and more I hear the DEVASTATING whining from the infants and losers that were formerly the Democrat party, the more and more I'm convinced they made the right choice.

KD, Jan 20th , 2017 a Day for We THE PEOPLE said...

I hear the DEVASTATING whining from the infants and losers that were formerly the Democrat " CS

Obama put himself in many rallies at Hillary Campaign Stops on the Ballot. After 8 years of financial failure for families, the voter in enough states, formally won by Obama turned and voted in Trump.

I know that their are the liberal losers here that wanted it so badly to be Hillary, she had it all, as HB Put it.

This vision of Liberal Dominance is not going to happen, eva', Obama being the puppet master to Hillary , Hillary sworn in, oh what a day of Victory it was going to be. NOT!!!!

KD, Trump Win is Yuge said...

WORKERS' PARADISE" Jane the frump

From reports over the last 8 years it has already happened, Right?

Like this Victory, excluding all of the past massive Hikes due directly to the Forced Passage of Obama/Hillary Care.

"Insurers have started closing the kind of eye-popping losses that prompted them to hike premiums for the Obamacare benchmark plans an average of 25% for 2017."

opie said...

let the games begin. I guess we will see how quickly the R's agree on something.....I doubt it will be quick or a complete repeal, like most here want. Let em die, the R motto.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing it. Getting the factions together won't be easy.

Some Republicans would revise and rebrand "Obamacare," junking unpopular provisions like its requirement that most Americans carry health insurance, while preserving well-liked parts. Others would rip up the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, and not replace it.

Roger Amick said...

Trump is lying that his foundation give millions to charity, but that—unlike other charities—it gave all of its money to charity and did not spend any on overhead or other operational expenses. There’s a problem. There is no evidence that it gave millions to charity and there is even less, given the reports of self-dealing, that it gave all of the money it raised for charity. Instead, there is a wealth of evidence that Trump has given almost nothing to charity over the last several years. Hilariously, the Trump Foundation admitted to engaging in self-dealing in a recent IRS filing, contradicting Trump’s claim that all of the money it raised went to charity.

He still hasn't released his taxes.

Yes, the truthers love him.

caliphate4vr said...

The chanting "Lock her up" is uncomfortably similar to Seig Heil.

The butt hurt you have displayed these last several weeks is HIfuckingLARIOUS

please keep it up

C.H. Truth said...

Krugman won his Nobel prize for a theory. In a nutshell he predicted that our society would evolve into a separation between haves and have nots... where those with the resources would be attracted to urban areas (because of infastructure, mass transit, etc)... and everyone else would be exiled to suburban and rural areas. Technology would expand in these urban areas creating a larger chasm between the two. He believed that businesses would start to consolidate in regions (such as Detroit and the automotive industry).

Basically he believed that our society was headed towards
The capital city and districts from the Hunger Games.

As it turned out urban areas have declined. Money has continued to move to suburbia. Apparently the rich don't want to ride a subway quite as badly as Krugman thought.

So I figure that if this was his best forward looking economic theory, then I would really caution to take his other theories correctly.

There simply is no practical emperical evidence to support his brand of Kensian economic theory.

But to liberals, the fact he is always wrong will forever be overlooked in favor of his award.

rrb said...

The butt hurt you have displayed these last several weeks is HIfuckingLARIOUS

please keep it up
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no kidding.

and he's breaking godwin's law with every post.

lock her up is equivalent to seig heil? only in the drama-filled world of alky-land.

the fact is she broke the law in egregious and spectacular fashion. she most certainly belongs in a court of law, answering a slew of charges, which, in a normal and law abiding society, would lead to her doing a stint in a federal penitentiary.

why the fuck should she get away with something so many others have been tried, convicted and sentenced for?

just because she's a clinton? the clinton's are a shitstain on the fabric of america.

lock her traitorous ass up. after a speedy trial of course.



rrb said...

Instead, there is a wealth of evidence that Trump has given almost nothing to charity over the last several years.
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huh.

you don't say?

the clinton crime family foundation gives a whopping 6% of their "charitable" holdings to actual charitable causes and you applaud them. trump does virtually the same and you have a problem with it.

at least you're steadfast in your hypocrisy, pal.

rrb said...

Blogger C.H. Truth said...
Krugman won his Nobel prize for a theory.
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outside of the hard sciences, the nobel prizes are overtly politicized. the nobel committee jumped the shark when awarding the peace prize to yasser arafat. it's been a laughingstock ever since.

caliphate4vr said...

and he's breaking godwin's law with every post.

lock her up is equivalent to seig heil?


it's even more curious when you consider what antisemitic shit stains this admin is

Ukraine’s decision to vote in favor of the resolution appears to demonstrate the extent to which President Barack Obama was behind the decision.

According to officials in Israel, Groysman is thought of as one of Israel’s main supporters and even wanted that his country not be involved in the consultations held on the resolution.

However, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko decided to vote in favor of its passage following a telephone conversation with US Vice President Joe Biden.

Jerusalem did not expect much from France or Spain, but has hoped Russia's President Vladimir Putin would veto the decision. Netanyahu even called him twice last week.

opie said...


outside of the hard sciences, the nobel prizes are overtly politicized.

Gee rat....that's what I said you felt yesterday....a beauty contest with no merit. I'm sure your jealousy of people with brains is acute and laughable.

opie said...

clinton crime family foundation gives a whopping 6% of their "charitable" holdings

I'm sure you have a link for that BS. Just like everything else you post.....make it up.

rrb said...


oopsie! i was wrong. it was LESS than 6%...




The Clinton Foundation spent less than 6 percent of its budget on charitable grants in 2014, according to documents the organization filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2015.

During the 2014 tax year, the tax-exempt foundation spent a total of $91.2 million, but less than $5.2 million of that money, or 5.7 percent, was granted to charitable organizations, the group’s tax filings show. The Clinton Foundation raised nearly $178 million in 2014. The organization’s charitable grants also declined significantly when compared to its donations in 2013. Compared to its 2013 charitable grants of $8.8 million, the Clinton Foundation’s grants in 2014 declined by more than 40 percent, even as its revenue over the same period increased by 20 percent. According to the tax filings, the Clinton Foundation is currently sitting on $354 million in assets, including $125 million in cash or cash equivalents and $108 million in property or equipment.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2014/311/580/2014-311580204-0c3ee98d-9.pdf

http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/16/clinton-foundation-spent-6-percent-charitable-grants-2014/

rrb said...

it's even more curious when you consider what antisemitic shit stains this admin is
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krauthammer said last night on 'special report' what i've been saying for years -

trump needs to throw the UN out of NYC and turn the property into condo's.

Roger Amick said...

Clinton Foundation. Five star

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=16680

rrb said...



Charity Navigator is a leading and respected organization that evaluates and rates charities so donors can make informed decisions about contributions. It was itself a member of the Clinton Global Initiative between 2012 and 2014.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/09/clinton_foundation_gets_four_stars_from_charity_wa.html




heh.

no collusion there, eh alky?





cowardly king obama said...


What a fucking hack he is.

Probably still chanting "Yes we can, yes we can" (maybe while on a conference call with that preacher who is going to explain things to God)

ROFLMAO !!!

rrb said...




i wonder if roger will lose his mind THIS BADLY over president trump...



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Police deemed the incident a hate crime and launched an arson investigation while well-wishers donated money to the family to help repair the damage.

On Tuesday, Mrs Williams however revealed it was her husband who had started the fire.

Mr Williams, 34, had been checked in to a 'mental facility', she said, and would be arrested upon his release.

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caliphate4vr said...

RIP Princess Leia

Indy Voter said...

Pretty impressive list of famous people that died this year. Carrie Fisher is just the latest (hopefully the last).

Muhammad Ali. John Glenn. Arnold Palmer. Prince. Elie Wiesel. David Bowie. Gordie Howe. Mrrle Haggard. Antonin Scalia. Fidel Castro. Marvin Minsky. Nancy Reagan. Viktor Korchnoi. Alan Rickman. Glenn Frey. Patty Duke. Umberto Eco. Gene Wilder. Pat Summit. Sir George Martin. Keith Emerson. Greg Lake. Nate Thurmond. Harper Lee. George Michael. Alan Thicke. Leonard Cohen. Janet Reno. Nate Thurmond. Abe Vigoda. Chyna. Morley Safer. Phyllis Schlafly. Ralph Branca. Robert Vaughn. Leon Russell. Florence Henderson. Michael Cimino. Garry Marshall. Gwen Ifill.

And Kenny Baker (R2D2).

Commonsense said...

The baby boomers are kicking the bucket.

opie said...

Seems the federalist may be biased. shocking!!!!!



The Clinton Foundation spent less than 6 percent of its budget on charitable grants in 2014, according to documents the organization filed with the Internal Revenue Service

“Otherwise,” he said, “you are looking at just a piece of the pie.”

Considering all of the organizations affiliated with the Clinton Foundation, he said, CharityWatch concluded about 89 percent of its budget is spent on programs. That’s the amount it spent on charity in 2013, he said.
We looked at the consolidated financial statements (see page 4) and calculated that in 2013, 88.3 percent of spending was designated as going toward program services — $196.6 million out of $222.6 million in reported expenses.
We can’t vouch for the effectiveness of the programming expenses listed in the report, but it is clear that the claim that the Clinton Foundation only steers 6 percent of its donations to charity is wrong, and amounts to a misunderstanding of how public charities work.

http://www.factcheck.org/2015/06/where-does-clinton-foundation-money-go/

Commonsense said...

Charity Navigator: We had previously evaluated this organization, but have since determined that this charity’s atypical business model can not be accurately captured in our current rating methodology. Our removal of The Clinton Foundation from our site is neither a condemnation nor an endorsement of this charity. We reserve the right to reinstate a rating for The Clinton Foundation as soon as we identify a rating methodology that appropriately captures its business model.

What does it mean that this organization isn’t rated?

It simply means that the organization doesn’t meet our criteria. A lack of a rating does not indicate a positive or negative assessment by Charity Navigator.


The Clinton Foundation's "atypical business model" is just double-speak for saying that it doesn't act like a charity.

Factcheck.org is bending over backwards to give the Clintons the benifit of the doubt.

Something is doesn't do for Trump or any other Republican.

opie said...

is just double-speak for saying that it doesn't act like a charity.

That really is most amusing menstral child. And your comment on fact check just shows how little you appreciate facts, typical of right wing extremists.

KD, Hillary to skip Inauguration said...

"atypical business model"


Yes, a regular charity does work for others , enriching their lives, Clinton's not so much,,,, business model, funny, what is that ROI now that HER lost to Trump?

Post election, let's see over the years how much money they raise, surely since she can do this now full time with Bill, the money coming in will SOAR ever Higher.