15 posts categorized "RACHEL MADDOW"
ABOVE: Good thigh game.
There are funny ways to lampoon and shame Trump and his villainous cronies (and voters) for the unconscionable separation of parents and children at our borders, like the brilliant satire above.
However, it is a serious issue. Little kids — even babies — are being pried from their parents, who only seek a better life. This is Trump's policy. He keeps trying to say it isn't his policy, but it is — he is enforcing it, and he can end it any time. Rachel Maddow knows this, and watching her break down is all you need to know about where her heart is:
Rachel Maddow chokes up and cries on air as she struggles to deliver news that migrant babies and toddlers have been sent to "tender age" shelters pic.twitter.com/O6crm8cvyR— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 20, 2018
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Love Rachel Maddow, but when she teased that she had gotten a hold of Donald Trump's tax returns, people expected a lot more than what she actually had.
Maddow, via Trump biographer/investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, had two pages, front and back, of Trump's 2005 1040 form, which revealed he paid $38,435,451 in taxes on income of more than $150 million. Sounds like a lot, but it represented only a 4% payment rather than over 30% it would normally be; The Daily Beast reports the Trumps paid about $31 million in the AMT, a tax Trump wants eliminated.
I am not big on conspiracy theory — at all — and I think people tend to give Trump way too much credit for some of the machinations going on in general. However, he has a history of leaking items to benefit himself, and he also has a history of leaking items to distract.
In this case, because while the returns do raise questions, those questions are above the pay grade of Joe Q. Public, who will think that the guy made a lotta money, paid a lotta taxes and is being persecuted by the publishing of the returns.
In fact, the White House statement on Maddow's action plays the sympathy card:
This has Trump written all over it. Why? Because he doesn't want to talk about Russia and wants to push ahead on denying health care to tens of millions of Americans, many of whom foolishly voted for him and probably therefore deserve to die unaided, but dirty leftists would rather they didn't.
Watch her summary of the returns after the jump ...
Jesse Loera (Images via Instagram)
Outsports: We like to superficially sexualize wrestling, but here's a high school wrestler who legit used his sport to overcome obstacles in the way of coming out as gay.
Politico: The New York Daily News is toning down its anti-Trump coverage to appease delusional salt-of-the-earth blue-collar racists idiots types.
Wonkette: WATCH THIS! Rachel Maddow wonders what Russia is doing right now to continue to undermine American democracy — by destroying the State Department:
Crime Watch Daily: Prisoner extorts $$$ from gay men from behind bars, using hookup apps and threats of exposure.
Mashable: Head of the EPA denies that carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming. We are all going to die. But sooner than expected, I mean.
Facebook, Island of Gozo: Malta's natural wonder the Azure Window, immortalized on Game of Thrones, has collapsed into the sea after thousands of years: