Monday, November 7, 2016

SAR #16312


Numbers are just numbers... except when they're not.
Faint Praise: I do not believe that most of the people who are thinking about voting for Mr. Trump are racist or sexist.” Bernie Sanders
Keeping Score: The average working-class US resident loses about $1,800 a year because sweatshops in Bangladesh and China pay so little so our global masters can make even more money. TPP is set to make this even worse, with Obama cheering the process on.
Illegal Alien: Records show that Melania Trump was paid over $20,000 for working in the US without a valid work visa – a violation of federal law.
Miraculous Conception: According to Gov. Christie, he is not guilty of anything, he knew nothing (and continues to know nothing) even though the man who claims to have masterminded the GW Bridge Backup claims that Christie laughed when he was told about the plan and participated in the cover-up that also involved NY Gov. Cuomo. Christie's man at the Port Authority and a top Christie aide have both been found guilty and face up to 20 years in prison. Christie faces life without politics.
Freedom Isn't Free: It costs $50 to ask the Baltimore PD for information under the Freedom of Information Act, only to discover that “BPD emailes have a limited retrieval time frame.” Leon Podestra they ain't gonna be, but if you are lucky and BPD has trashed the emails, then they will charge you more. And more and more, until you go away.
Surprise, Surprise: Beginning in August the US carried out 367 airstrikes in Libya, with no public notice, no briefings and no public accountability. Naturally the US is sorry if there were collateral casualties among civilians, but ISIS recruiting was down, so ... Note that US/NATO forces killed more than 30 civilians in a single airstrike in Afghanistan last week. Sha-zam!
The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth: According to Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman and now some European friends, the future of the Euro will be – to use Hobbs' term - nasty, brutish and short. The violence of the dissolution will depend on the abundance of unicorns.
Ups and Downs: Half a million people stopped standing around on streetcorners last month, according to the BLS; 161,000 found new jobs and 425,000 left the labor force. So alrighty then.
Porn O'Graph: A dollar here, a dollar there...
A Parting Shot:
 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

“I do not believe that most of the people who are thinking about voting for Mrs. Clinton are racist or sexist. Nor that most of them are enablers for pedophiles and rapist, nor that most of them are apologist for corporatist who raided bank and retirement fund and destroyed the economy."

Trump would be a disaster for the nation, and the Clinton Twins will be a disaster for this nation, which would have been the worst disaster is something for speculation only, the facts can never be known.

G-fan said...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/san-antonio-matthew-luckhurst-fecal-sandwich-homeless-man-asleep-fired-a7400031.html

I think we're all about to be fed a crap sandwich, it's just a matter of is it topped with mustard or mayo. To make you feel better, just remember it's the non-Americans who are going to suffer the most, no matter who you elect from the Big R and Big D.

George Anderson said...

Um, both earlier posters are correct so, as usual, I belabor the obvious when I point out that 'change' will NEVER be on the ballot because our oligarchs must approve party platforms and candidate wannabes are sworn to support the platform regardless of what it includes [or in most cases, omits]

I'm also going to predict that this will be the last election of its kind.

Too soon to speculate on what will replace it but you can be sure it will have a much smaller group of participants!

One last time while there still is time: STRIKE!

The Seditionist said...

"The average working-class US resident loses about $1,800 a year because sweatshops in Bangladesh and China pay so little so our global masters can make even more money. TPP is set to make this even worse, with Obama cheering the process on."

Trump's solution: We should work for less and thereby be competitive.