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Republican’s Moore justification December 5, 2017

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Two seat majority in the Senate is everything to Trump and the Republican Party at this point in the current election cycle. The stain on the Senate, thus the nation, that comes with Moore’s winning next Tuesday just isn’t that big a deal to Trump, McConnell of Kentucky, Hatch of Utah and Republican National Committee any more. 

From the righteous moral highground of ‘No Moore in the Senate’ a few weeks ago to ‘we’ll take him comes next Tuesday’ now is simple shameful. 

As for Trump, he and Moore are one of a kind, the kind of ‘He didn’t admit the crime’ in Sander’s book. Since they two are such a good match, what’s not to like of each other. Once in Washington, Moore and Trump can compare notes more easily in their spare time.

Republicans, get your red carpet out! Moore may show up next Tuesday night. Americans, have your heavy duty scouring pads and soaps ready. You will need them to wash off the stains Moore brings to the nation next week.

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公說公有理,婆說婆有理 December 3, 2017

Posted by hslu in Congress, 美國, Economics, Election, Taxes, Trump, US Government.
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This is the oroblem with economics: no one has any clue as to what’s going to happen in ten years with the new tax reform bill.

Democrats say: $500 billion, $1 trillion or $1.5 trillion deficit added to the national debt in 10 years with the rob-the-poor-and-soak-the-rich tax plan.

Republicans say: revenue neutral, beyond revenue neutral or 3+% annual GDP growth from the historical and boldest re-write of the tax code ever.

The schmos: Is there anything we can do?

Trump: Four more years! Four more years!

National Debt:

@ 2017/12/03, 20:10:28

A liar in the WH November 29, 2017

Posted by hslu in 美國, Democracy, Election, Liberal Media, Trump, US Government, 川普.
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Source: WP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.59632c893529

Totally absurd.

What else can you say? Blame democracy. Trump is a very bad and unfortunate product of American democracy. 

Still better than having BJC & HRC in the WH though. Trump has money. He just lies because he can’t help it. BJ&HR remember their Little Rock days well. They are greedy. They would auction out every night of the Lincoln bedroom to the highest bidders.

W/o Trump, there is less entertainment and fewer dramas for the world to see. It also goes a long way to show the world just how bad American democracy can be.

A side benefit of Trump WH is that Trump and his tweets drag the U.S. down the drain which is good for the world. Best of all, there is absolutely not a damn thing American people can do before 2020.

天作孽猶可違,自作孽不可活。

報應啊!報應。

Terrain Denial Sorties November 29, 2017

Posted by hslu in 美國, Economics, Islam, Middle East, Military, Muslim, Taxes, U.S. Foreign Policy, US Government.
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Have you heard of this? 

Probably not. Read on to find out more.

B-52s Are Dropping Hundreds of Dumb Bombs in Afghanistan to Literally Shape the Terrain

http://flip.it/fX0A6_

This is what U.S. is doing in Afghanistan. Basically it is a very expensive remote landscaping operation w/o using any Latinos. No wonder Trump and Republicans want more money for defense. 

Latinos can be picked up at Home Depot parking lot to do odd jobs for you at $120/day. These 500-lb bombs cost $25,00+ a piece.

Source: Quora

Here are the numbers for FY2018 defense budget:

1.   The base budget for DoD is $574.5 billion. 

2.   The Overseas Contingency Operations budget, a fancy name for fighting the ISIS, is $64.6 billion.

3.   Other agencies related to the protection of the nation is $173 billion: VA, the State Dept., Homeland security, FBI and the National Nuclear Security Administration, etc.

4.   $12 billion in OCO funds for the Homeland Security to fight ISIS.

Total for defense related budget: $824.6 billion. It is the second largest spending item after Social Security which costs tax payers ~$1 trillion.


America’s democracy is a disgrace November 4, 2017

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Is it time to start asking the government of Kenya or Zimbabwe to organize an international observer team to over see American’s mid-term election next year?

Of course, that’s sachasm. But seriously, shouldn’t American tax payers start to demand government accountability by exposing crony capitalism, misuse of tax mony, corruptions, paybacks, revolving door on government agencies and other malfeasance.”

Look at the tactics utilized by America’s two major political parties: The Republican Party and the Democratic Party.

The Republican Party – cheats on election.

And can you believe that a U.S. presidential candidate openly asked a foreign country, Russia, to release his or her opponent’s emails?

The Democratic Party isn’t any better – it cheats on election too.

I diliked slick willie from day one and believed his enabler, Hillary, stuck to him for her own political gains. In that regard, I believed that Hillary was a calculating, shrew, harridan, dishonest and greedy politician.

So, was I surprised to hear this? Not at all.

In the end, the candidate with fewer popular votes became the president of the United States. Called it democracy if you like. Call it constitution if you like. Don’t you think the guy in the WH is in someway not that legitimate? Not that I prefer the other one. Believe me, I don’t. To me, any one is better than having Bill as the president again and Hillary as the vice president.

Source: The Splinter

Then, consider the following highlights of American’s democracy’s achievements:

  • The rich donors get paid with access, government contracts, special projects and political paybacks after the election, 
  • The special interest groups get to influence election outcome, 
  • About 59.7% of eligible voters voted in 2016 presidential election, and 
  • Just a little over 1/3, 36.4%, of eligible voters voted in 2014 midterm election, the lowest in 70 years,
  • The regular tax payers have little to say about the election outcome, and,
  • Once an incompetent person is in the HW or the Congress, regular tax payers have no recourse except wait for the same four years later.

Both are lying about the ‘friends’ part October 16, 2017

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As for passing the tax reform bill before the end of the year, we’ll see about that in about 75 days.

Source: CNBC

Party of Lincoln in turmoil October 15, 2017

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Trump is the president of the United States and is considered to be the leader of the Republican Party. However, he is actively making enemies both inside and outside of the Republican Oarty. He isn’t on good terms with Russia’s Putin, E.U.’s Merkel and Macron, Iran, North Korea, Mexico, Cuba, Philippine and Australia. 

Furthermore, many voters who pushed Trump into the White House are now sorry that they chose the wrong man.

Mitch McConnell is the majority leader of the Senate and is facing calls from members of his own party, yes, the Republican Party, to step down. It isn’t very encouraging for McConnell because he is also being scolded by Trump for being weak, ineffective and not doing his job.

Paul Ryan is the Speaker of the House and the leader of the Republican Party in the House. He is being questioned by members of his own party and Trump because he failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The tax reform proposal, currently being worked on in the Republican Party without any input from the Democrats, faces backlash because it disporpotionally benefits the wealthy, such as Trump. It also has problem making the tax reform policy revenue neutral.

Last but not the least, a trove of Republican senator and representatives are not seeking another term in the 2018 mid-term election. At current count, nine Republican represenratives and one senator have announced that they won’t seek re-election next year.

It appears that the Republican Party is facing a huge enemy who happens to be the oresident of the United States.

We’ll see whether Republican Party will be toppled over from inside and lose the majority in the Senate and possibly in the Representative too.

Trump is not the leader of the Republican Party. He is the enemy.

Democrats are laughing.

名嘴和美國政治 October 15, 2017

Posted by hslu in Congress, 美國, Democracy, Election, Globlization, Islam, Liberal Media, Middle East, Muslim, Politics, Racial Bias, Russia, Taxes, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, US Government, 川普.
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臺灣的政治,社會的輿論,人民的想法和朝代(中央和地方)的變遷被電視上的名嘴操縱,掌控。這些人爲他們的政治理念在電視臺的節目中大放厥詞,打擊政府,攻擊個人,企圖左右地方和中央選舉的結果。無知的百姓很容易被這些人影響,而政府的政策就被這些人綁架了。

美國一樣也有名嘴:無線電臺保守派政治論壇節目主持人(在過去,自由派的政治論壇節目幾乎沒辦法生存),電視臺新聞節目主持人,週末和夜晚新聞節目的主持人和網路上保守派,激進派和自由派的護衛者。

Steve Bannon (班農) 就是一個典型的例子。

他說話頭頭是道,口無遮攔,極會罵人。他對美國在世界上的霸權有無比堅定的信念。他堅絕反對貿易全球化,反伊朗,反蘇俄,反北韓,反中國,反歐盟,反美國的盟友用美國錢。他主張在邊界築圍牆把中南美洲的違法移民擋在牆外。他反對有些穆斯林國家的阿拉伯人來美國,厭惡共和黨中反對川普的參議員和眾議員,反對現有的共和黨體系,也強烈的反民主黨的政治立場。

他在川普的小圈圈裏位高權重,深得川普長久的信任。可是在川普進白宮以後,他跟川普的女兒,女婿和其他顧問,部長不和,最後不得以被川普解僱。可是他在無官一身輕的情況之下,威脅共和黨參,眾議員,打擊在明年美期中要競選連任的議員。

其實,他威脅現任參議院首領 McMconnell,和即將退休的參議員 Corker 的真正目的,是恐嚇其他共和黨參議員,要他們三緘其口,不可以公開批評或反對川普,要這些人爲共和黨和川普推行的稅改政策投下贊成的一票。

現在,共和黨的52個參議員中只有三,四個參議員敢對川普和共和黨的稅改提案有任何異議。他們也極有可能會投反對票。除了 Corker 和生癌症的 McCain  以外,川普還需要擔心緬因州的 Collins 和阿拉斯加的 Murkowski 參議員很可能會反對共和黨和稅改政策。

川普知道這個道理。班農當然也知道這個道理。所以,班農的責任就是儘量打擊 McConnell 和 Corker,殺一儆百,告訴其他的共和黨參議員,你們最好乖乖的通過共和黨提出來的稅改政策,不然下一個目標就是反對稅改政策的共和黨參議員了。

共和黨在美國的眾議院有壓倒的多數,許多眾議員也不敢公開反對川普,因為川普的鐵票可能高達 30%,甚至 35% 的選民。如果眾議員公開反對川普,那他們競選得連任的機會就不大了。

這是美國民主政治黑暗的一面。許多中國人,尤其是年輕的中國人,包括臺灣的年輕人在內,以為美國的民主政治是世界上至高無上,最純潔,最公平的治國標準。沒人一票多麼神聖阿! 他們那裏知道美國的民主政治實際上早就被有錢人和有特殊要求的團體綁架了。

It is the law, stupid. October 12, 2017

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What’s great about the United States is that all U.S. citizens are protected by the law equally; to a certain degree unfortunately. 

America has a sound legal system and the law is carried out to the fullest in many cases. Of course, rich people have a leg up in front of the prosecutor, juror or judge because their money can buy the brightest and the sharpest lawyers to defend them. Lowlifers get public defender fresh out of the law school if they are lucky.

Well, I have been told many times that all Americans have the right to freely express themselves. 

So, is “taking a knee” protected by the constitution? 

Source: The Denver Post

Here is the definitive answer from judge Andrew Napolitano. Take a few minutes and get the answer yourself.

The next questions are: 

  1. Can Jerry Jones of Dallas Cowboys compell his players who have “taken a knee” to stand?
  2. If these players defy Jerry Jones’s order to stand, can they be sidelined or penalized financially?

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/12/judge-andrew-napolitano-is-taking-knee-protected-speech.html

FYI, here is Supreme Court’s opinion on freedom of speech:

Source: Fox News

可笑:美國白人罵美國白人 October 11, 2017

Posted by hslu in Congress, 美國, Liberal Media, Military, Politics, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, US Government, 川普, 民主.
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現任美國總統,美國前副總統和美國參議員都算是美國上流社會和政府中的佼佼者。這些人的言行,談吐,為人,處事和治理國事的手腕都是美國人和外國人關注的。他們的行為和道德修養也應該是美國年輕人和學生的榜樣。

近來,美國總統川普不付負責任的言行和耍無賴的作風引起社會大眾和外國政府強烈的反響。川普用他的 tweets 治國,用他的 tweets 執行外交政策,更變本加厲的用他的tweetsv對反對他的人做人身攻擊。

川普的行為就像一個村子裏的無賴。仗著他有幾個臭錢,仗著他有一幫打手,他就到處挑釁;欺負弱小,打擊他看不順眼的人,用霸道,威脅的手段壓迫他的敵人就範。川普的幾個臭錢就是美國龐大的經濟實力,華爾街的金融體系,美元的地位和美國政府對世界財經制度的控制手腕。他的打手就是美國的十個航空母艦戰鬥群,無數的飛機,精準的飛彈和無所不在的武裝無人飛機。

不論在國內或是國外,川普到處樹立敵人,違反國際規則,他信口開河,沒有原則,前後矛盾,強詞奪理。他內不避親,外不避嫌,挑撥離間,歧視黑人。川普完全沒有一國總統應該有的教養和風度。

美國前副總統在一個公開的演講中說美國總統川普的行為和做法已經威脅到美國的利益,也威脅到美國人民的安全。言外之意,他覺得川普不負責任,不夠資格做美國的總統。

最近,川普還直接指名道姓的挑戰美國的一個參議員,Corker,尖酸刻薄的罵他,還給他取名字,調笑他的身高,叫他 “Liddle”。這怎麼可能從美國總統的說口中出來呢?這簡直是下三濫的打法。實在是令人啼笑皆非。看來,川普是耍賴慣了,也不在乎丟臉,可能也不覺得這是丟臉的事。川普現在差的就是還沒有把美國的國罵端到檯面上來了。不過 我可以保證,在私底下,美國的四字經早就說爛了。

這是美國政治全新的一章。以前我們在電視和媒體上看到的,是美國政壇斯斯文文的一面。總覺得美國是一個文明,有教養 有風度的國家。比台灣立法院打架,丟椅子要斯文多了。川普把這個形象徹底的打翻了。

開了眼界囉!

This was what Biden said in a speech at Center for International Study:

Source: Flipboard.

Biden is a democrat and a former vice president. He critizes the current Republican president isn’t completely out of the line. But, what’s strange is that a Republican Senator from Tennessee, Corker, also engaged into name calling with Trump:

He 

等着吧!天天有川普的好戲上演。每天的戲碼都不同,主角也不一樣。不過,領銜主演的絕對是現任美國總統。

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