While it's always nice to have misinformation corrected, some people specialize in providing misinformation, so much of it that correcting it can turn into a full time job. There's an infinity of misinformation websites out there for them to draw upon, and there's no way to keep up with it. When somebody's proven over and over that that misinformation is their primary contribution, just ignoring them might be considered.
quote:Last fiscal year, the Trump family took more trips that required Secret Service protection than the Obama family took in seven, according to a budget document released by the Treasury Department. On average, Obama’s family took 133.3 protected trips per year, while the Trump family has taken an average of 1,625 annually.
If Marc were anti-Trump instead of pro then he would use this article to argue that Don Jr. took hundreds of trips with his father where they hashed out nefarious plans, some of which we know explicitly about, such as Trump Sr.'s instructions to Don Jr. about what to say about the meeting in Trump Tower with the Russians.
Wouldn't Marc just answer that that's just the lying liberal media throwing mud at Judicial Watch because it's constantly embarrassing them by revealing their lies? Marc chooses his own "facts" and so is able to reach any conclusion he likes.
One might think that I should have titled this message The Coming Conservative Apocolypse, but the Republican party has diverged significantly from true conservatism. When George Will says the Republicans no longer embody conservative principles you have to pay attention.
The Virginia and New Jersey governor races reveal that the Republicans have found a winning formula that should keep them in power for decades. The formula involves lies about Democrats and liberalism that get the masses boiling mad and out to the polls. "The election was stolen" (it wasn't) and "They're teaching Critical Race Theory in our public schools" (they're not, and what would be wrong with that, anyway) and "Our cities are descending into chaos because they're under attack by liberal forces like Antifa and BLM, and only more guns and more law and order can fix it" (not that cities don't have problems, but this is pure scaremongering), and "Covid is just an excuse for Democrats to carry out their authoritarian agenda that takes away our freedoms" (lockdowns and mask/vaccine mandates are public health measures that save lives).
The Democrats have nothing to counter these very effective appeals that result in a highly motivated electorate. The Democrats will lose the House and Senate in 2022 and the presidency in 2024. Biden might get the chance to nominate a single Supreme Court justice, but the opportunity had better arise before the 2022 elections or it won't happen. Once Mitch McConnell is back in charge of the Senate then no Biden nominees will be considered in the second half of his term. The Republicans will wait until Trump or Desantis is in office.
Republicans will soon control all branches of government as well as a majority of state governorships and legislatures, and then we'll find ourselves largely ruled by government that is driven by delusions, lies and conspiracy theories. By 2030 we'll be saying, "It did happen here."
Re: a large percentage of the population simply does not or will not actually think
What is Feste?
If only someone would invent a free online encyclopaedia where anyone could look up anything, then you could visit this resource, type in Feste, and voilà, everything about Feste would be presented to you. But that would require someone named Jimmy Wales to exist, and what are the odds of that, and so we must limp off into the future ignorant and uninformed.
Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
Overall healthcare costs here in the USA are flat-out CRIMINAL!
The premium for Medicare Part B is going up from $148.50 to $170.10 next year, an increase of 14.5%. Social Security is only going up 5.9%, and for most people their Medicare Part B premium is deducted from their Social Security. Supplemental and advantage plan premiums are going up also, I would guess in the neighborhood of five to ten percent.