Sunday, March 12, 2017

Stephen Colbert helps Donald Trump break down the costs for his border wall.

I love this because it illustrates so well how preposterous this border wall scheme really is, and how ignorant the people are who believe it is possible.
 

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  1. (Slightly) OT:
    Trump is worse, but I won't be nostalgicizing Bush either:

    "The portraits of those maimed in Iraq specifically depict soldiers in muted agony delivered to their current damaged estate by the artist formerly known as George, who threw them into that meat grinder for money on a raft of obvious lies. If one had a soul, the act of painting the faces of your victims would seem like a fate worse than death, a sorrowful tour of self-loathing and regret as your brush rounded out the features of those laid low by your faithless greed. But no, there was Bush on the television, smiling and smiling with the book in his lap, utterly oblivious to the ghastly irony of his endeavor. ..." - William Rivers Pitt

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39804-how-to-forget-american-style-george-w-bush-and-the-forever-war

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    1. Anonymous5:02 PM

      "That is the George W. Bush I remember, the Bush I will never, ever forget, the feckless, lethal liar, the thief, the mass murderer, the fool, the fraud, the bumbler, the man with no shame. How appallingly easy it is, apparently, for people to forget."This refugee crisis is an American creation, a parting gift from George W. Bush. We forget what he was, we forget the aftermath of what he did" In the end, however, we forget because we choose to, because horror is hard to hold in the heart for so long, because all this is our SHAME, too, and that is a grueling fact to face."- William Rivers Pitt

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    2. Anonymous6:36 PM

      Plus he stole the election from gore. His brother kicked thousands of black and likely democrat voters off the rolls in prep for 2000. Everyone forgets this. But it's true. And we're supposed to like him now because he didn't support trump? Yeah, no. The bushs had the dossier on trump for months. Ducking jeb commissioned it. But did they release to the media? Nope. Thanks, dicks!

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    3. Anonymous4:18 AM

      Not everyone forgets.
      Bush was Cheneys puppet. (WTF in't Dick dead yet??)
      Trump is Putin's puppet.

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    4. Anonymous6:59 AM

      SCOTUS chose W for us, not the voters.

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  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    OT?
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/rep-steve-king-we-cant-restore-our-civilization-with-somebody-elses-babies-212831392.html

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  3. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Let the deplorables be on the hook with their tax dollars because I, as a liberal small business owner, found enough write offs this year that I am only paying $1200 in taxes (versus nearly $8000 last year)....

    Amazing how you can find convenient write downs for the schedule A when you have a complete opposition to how the current regime will be spending your money...

    ;-)

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    1. Anonymous6:44 PM

      Because of medical bills last year, I was had enough deductions for Schedule A this year, after hearing about Dumb and Dumber’s secret service for business trips at OUR expense I was so angry I even deducted my uniforms, which I never did before !!!

      I am getting a refund!! let them pay for their own security.

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    2. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Don't forget work shoes, tools, any registration fees, hotels ets for work related trade shows or conferences. Union Dues if applicable.. stuff adds up fast.

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    3. On top of my charitable donations which have increased since my retirement, I'm starting a second career. So I'm itemizing all of my classes and materials and deducting them.

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  4. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Non-wealthy people who voted for Trump are abysmally ignorant. I saw an interview with one of these fools. She voted(the first time in her middle aged life) for Trump because she thought he was going to make it "better." He is, after all, white. She is now terrified of losing the healthcare Obamacare enabled her to have. She didn't 'realize' he was going to do that. These racist ignorant idiots are going to get their comeuppance. They don't have the ability to understand how absurd the whole border wall thing is. Trump, as ignorant as he is, can play these yahoos like a fiddle.

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    1. Anonymous5:06 AM

      Well, Fox News never told them that Obamacare was the GOP name for the ACA, so it's not the fault of Trump supporters that they didn't know. Besides, they've been told repeated that Democrats only want to take aways their guns, force them to quit their religions and have abortions, and put them all before death panels.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Beaglemom: You left out make them all gay-marry.

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  5. Anonymous5:20 PM

    I didn't watch the whole segment but I read about it. It didn't address the fact that much of the US/Mexico border is on private land and the landowners don't want a wall on their property. The government will have to go eminent domain and seize the land. The government has to pay the landowner for it and a court decides how much the owner gets paid. All of this will be additional time and money. And I stand by a prior statement that, in my experience, most people simply get a tourist visa, arrive by bus, and then not leave. This is based on years of experience as a social worker.

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    1. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Again- you have no idea what you are talking about, and the likely reason for that is because you are a social worker.

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    2. Anonymous7:51 PM

      I read something similar about land ownership. Part of that land is an Indian Reservation, too.

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    3. Anonymous8:10 PM

      6:50

      Ty che, blyed.

      You should be so educated as to BECOME a social worker instead of a common deplorable drip.

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    4. Anonymous9:04 PM

      AhooooooGAH 6:50 pm. Google is your friend when it comes to fact-checking. Indeed, fewer than 40-percent of illegal immigrants have come over the border. The gentle and thoughtful poster @ 5:20 is quite correct. The majority of those who are here illegally simply over-stayed their visas. There are a number of easy-to-understand articles about the history of "illegal" immigration in this country. It is a story of politics, policy and people and a lot of unintended consequences. Simplistic and bombastic campaign promises by a simpleton who was seeking only adulation will not do one thing to "solve" this issue.

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    5. Anonymous9:10 PM

      Sure thing 8:10, we should all be loser social workers that know zero about the real world.

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    6. There a nice big chunk on Tribal land in either Texas or New Mexico. The tribe refuses to sell the land or grant easement for the fence. They have tribal members on both sides of the border and have always crossed back and forth freely.

      It would take an act of Congress to eminent domain that land away from that. That will be a huge stink in the media.

      Ranchers don't want their livestock to be fenced off from water sources because a RIVER IS THE BORDER.

      What is Trump going to do? Build a wall down the middle of the river?

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    7. Anonymous5:03 AM

      I believe that a social worker has had more experience working with people struggling with adversity, including poverty because of immigration status, than almost anyone else. That is why they should be listened to, just as education policy should include major input from teachers themselves.
      Beaglemom

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    8. Anonymous6:57 AM

      People who hate on social workers usually have a history of run-ins with them.
      So what'd ya do, hater? Lose custody of your kids because you SUCK as a human being?

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    9. Anonymous7:02 AM

      Oh my God, dumb people like you are everything wrong with this country beaglemom.

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    10. Anonymous8:11 AM

      mlaiuppa 11:24 pm --Tribal land, thank you. I knew 'reservation' wasn't current, but couldn't think of the alternative. And the heads up about the water, which I'd also forgotten. Surely our Orange Overlord isn't planning on dredging the Rio Grande?

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    11. 8:11. Yes, Mandarin Mussolini never thought it through about his grand, glorious, best ever wall.

      He didn't so much go off half cocked as has half a cock.

      I am so amused at our late night shows. They never had it so easy nor have they had such a large target. Colbert has really hit his stride but the rest aren't slouching either. My big fear is that all of this will become so normal people will stop thinking about all of the abuses and violations. They'll get u sed to the madness of King Don.

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  6. Anonymous5:35 PM

    President of Mexico should troll Trump by tweeting:

    The government is giving out free rope ladders to all citizen planning on going north for their vacation.

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    1. Anonymous8:11 PM

      Love it!

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  7. Anonymous6:06 PM

    What was the name of that senator that said poor people don't want healthcare? What a terrible thing to say. Unless you are lame, everyone wants to be well and feel good. What they do not want is a bill that they cannot pay or afford. I believe healthcare should be part of our citizenship. America should be leading the world in health, happiness, technology and opportunity. Sadly the Republican's and their billionaires hate the thought and created "Citizens United" and NRA...... the crime of the century.

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    1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-and-republicans-expect-you-to-die-joe-public_us_58bd8453e4b0fa65b844b612?section=us_politics

      Getting rid of healthcare is Democide. It is their way of thinning the herd.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom-cotton-obamacare-bill-majority_us_58c558e0e4b0ed71826d31bd?t364ccpj2xnb87iudi&"Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Sunday urged House Republicans not to vote for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) Obamacare repeal bill, warning them that a vote in favor of the legislation could haunt them in the 2018 midterm elections.

      “I’m afraid that if they vote for this bill, they’re going to put the House majority at risk next year,” he said during an interview with ABC’s “This Week.”"

      I hope so too.

      I hope so many Democrats come out to vote in 2018 that the Republicans lose seats all over the place.

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    2. Anonymous4:59 AM

      The GOP will probably change the date of the 2018 elections and keep the real date secret. Shhh.
      Beaglemom

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  8. Anonymous6:48 PM

    I loved the last part when they decided they had to make the wall beautiful/useful and the guy came up with the rock climbing wall !!!

    Only a moron like trump and his supporters would believe a fence is going to stop anyone, besides the tunnels are already in place.

    If they really wanted to stop illegal immigration, they could start with increasing the number of unskilled worker visas. Of course they would still have to convince the employers to pay a decent wage to wash dishes and pick produce.

    No one has asked trump why his organization has applied for so many visas, has he already forgotten hire American only?

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    1. Anonymous6:52 AM

      Ummmm, this country could also heavily fine those employers who hire undocumented workers, like we used to before Ronnie Raygun did away with all that.

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    2. Wallpaper? Really? I think that was just something the writers threw in. I don't think any interior decorator would have suggested using wallpaper on a large, outdoor, concrete wall.

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  9. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Funny story to plant. Mexican Government has teleport machine to transport citizens through Trump Wall.

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    1. ...Yeah!
      The wall also will be bugged to watch and video the ICE guys and vigilante/militia.

      Big time.

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    2. Anonymous8:14 PM

      máquina de teletransporte

      Although no-one would actually believe Mexico would ever generate such advanced technology. But if someone else did, they could no doubt fix any broken teleport machines like nobodies business.

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  10. Anonymous8:39 PM

    It won't be long until even the blind wingnuts can see that Agent Orange is hopeless and talks a lot of shit- when they see there's no wall, no health insurance, no job, no coal and on top of that no National Parks.

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    1. Anonymous4:22 AM

      omg! Agent Orange!!!
      First time I read that!!
      Stealing!!!

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  11. Anonymous10:34 PM

    Colbert has spent more time figuring out the more practical aspects of the wall than Trump.

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