Posts Categorized: Politics

You’re Doing Worse Economically Now Than in 1998

If you’re 40 or older, you’re doing worse economically now than you were in 1998. Wages The national average wage increased about $20,000 from 1998 to 2016. According to the Social Security Administration, the average wage was $28,861 in 1998 and $48,642 in 2016. That’s an increase of 68.5 percent. That sounds like a big… Read more »

Paul Manafort Eastern District Virginia Criminal Court Case Documents

I’m following this USA v. Manafort et al criminal case in the eastern district of Virginia courthouse as best as I can via court documents and news reports. As I acquire information and data, I’ll dump it here largely for my own reference, but so others can dig into the court documents if that’s interesting… Read more »

Republicans Block Funding to Protect Our Elections

Today, 47 senators voted against an amendment by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) that would have provided money to states to fortify their elections. It was an amendment to Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act of 2019 (H.R.6147). The amendment would have provided $250 million in grants to states to help them beef… Read more »

Melania Trump’s Einstein Visa Is Crazy

Corruption took place when Melania Trump worked her way through our immigration system. In 2001, Trump was granted an Einstein visa, which is obviously ridiculous on its face. People who get an Einstein visa, or EB-1, are people with very specialized skills, like Olympians, highly regarding academics, scientists, Nobel prize recipients, and shit like that…. Read more »

Episode 2: Rule of Law

Hillary Clinton warns everyone in 2016. She essentially told us to not let Donald Trump be in control of the law in this country. Doing so would be a nightmare. In this second episode of the #FFS podcast, I discuss this history and encourage everyone to please vote better next time. Listen to the podcast… Read more »

Episode 1: Dark Days

The first episode of the #FFS is out. With the Justice Kennedy retirement, liberals are rightly freaking the fuck out. Listen to the podcast here.

Reporters Can’t See the Big Fat Orange Forest

My most harsh criticism of modern journalism is that coverage almost always misses the larger forest by focusing so intensely on each of the trees. It’s called turn-of-the-screw journalism. It goes like this. This happened and then this happened and he said this and she said and this happened. When you consume that news you… Read more »

Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Think Angels are Real

Sometimes, when one looks at politics in America, it’s easy to think, “What the hell? Why are Americans so stupid?” Why are Americans stupid? I actually don’t know. I have some theories, but there’s no doubt about it that Americans are stupid. More than one poll has shown that nearly 80 percent of Americans believe… Read more »

March For Our Lives: March 24 in Washington DC

Have you ever thought, “I’m tired of one mass shooting after another and the slaughtering of innocent people while our representative government does jack squat. I want to do something”? Well, now you can. Get your butt to Washington DC on March 24 for the “March For Our Lives” rally. The brave young people from… Read more »