Jeff Bezos Would Owe $5.7 Billion In Taxes for 2020 under Elizabeth Warren's "Ultra-Millionaire" Tax Plan, Claims CNBC

This can't possibly be right?

Can it?

Josh Caplan
@joshdcaplan


CNBC: Bezos would owe $5.7 billion in taxes for 2020 under Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act

Look, I'm in favor of this.


Why it matters: The plan, which Warren introduced along with Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) is similar to a proposal that was the centerpiece of Warren's campaign for the presidency in 2020.


Warren, a new member of the Senate Finance Committee, has long sought a tax increase on millionaires and billionaires in the U.S.

By the numbers: The bill would levy a 2% tax for people with a net worth between $50 million and $1 billion. Taxpayers with assets worth over $1 billion would be subject to a 3% tax.

The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million.

The bill's sponsors estimate that it would raise $2.75 trillion in tax revenue over a ten-year period.


Not only have they conspired to rig an election, but they further used their wealth to propagandize for endless lockdowns which absolutely crushed middle-class and even somewhat wealthy business owners while making exorbitant profits for themselves.


For me, this isn't about "fairness" or even raising revenue.

It's about survival.

If billionaires are going to use their money to take away my political voice, I will use my political voice to take away their money.


Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg can get their tax protection from the Democrats they spend hundreds of millions of dollars to put into office.

As far as I'm concerned, the Republican Tax Protection Store is closed. For good.

I'd also like to slap an 80% surtax on any profits made by trade with China.

Because: Fuck You. War.

Posted by: Ace at 04:10 PM




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1 Yeah, I for one welcome our confiscatory overlords.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:10 PM (4tiP2)

2 nd

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:10 PM (4tiP2)

3 rd

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:10 PM (4tiP2)

4 th

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:11 PM (4tiP2)

5 th, again

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:11 PM (4tiP2)

6 OK, I'll call the others now. It's lonely in here.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:11 PM (4tiP2)

7 Dude

Posted by: Tonypete at March 03, 2021 04:11 PM (Rvt88)

8 Hey, how about we raise tariffs on imports, control our borders and stop invading the world? Fuck Bezos.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:11 PM (dJLHy)

9 hummm

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:11 PM (o2MD2)

10 For Alexander Hamilton:

https://tinyurl.com/53wx2kxh

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (LvTSG)

11 I'm a leg man. Boobs don't do much for me.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (o2MD2)

12 I think Ace is underestimating the fat cats' ability to move their money into trusts and foundations that would escape the wealth tax.

Posted by: Tom Blumer at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (cNl8K)

13 Not enough. They need to expropriation these bastards

Posted by: CN at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (ONvIw)

14 Good. If anything that seems a tad low.

Posted by: Broseidon at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (icI8A)

15 Huh the numbers really have gotten bigger. It looks like that's probably about right.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (Zm+LZ)

16 I'm a leg man. Boobs don't do much for me.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

I don't understand words in that order.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (Rvt88)

17 Net worth. So the value of Amazon that he holds. Yes. Sell off shares of Amazon to pay your taxes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (4+MtS)

18
While we're at it, I'd like a pony.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (pNxlR)

19 I'll bet the loopholes in the bill are big enough to drive a cruise ship through. Liz Warren takes care of her friends.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (4uSHG)

20 I don't see a downside to this tax, sure some conservatives will get hit; but, here are many fewer than the 'elite' liberal money bags.

I think the % is a bit low... after all if $24/hr is the minimum wage why not 25%?

Posted by: AZ deplorable isolated at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (gtatv)

21 Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

Posted by: SMH at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (DOEp8)

22 Tax them, then assrape them, then dispose of them.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (o2MD2)

23 Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman.....

Tax All Dey Asses.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (lFhX+)

24 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (Zz0t1)

25 I suspect Bezos will endorse the 3% tax. It isn't like it'll hurt his lifestyle and he'll get to pose and preen, which is what matters most to him.

Nope, you've got to really make it hurt. How about a 50% tax the first year, then we'll figure out where we go from there.

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (v16oJ)

26 Or possibly twice that when you include his ex-wife?

Posted by: ShainS at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (QjJsp)

27 Never happen. When you get fuck you money, you can afford tax attorneys that let you bypass most taxes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (ifmtJ)

28 Pissed off Ace is the very BEST Ace.

And I agree with him absolutely.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (TdMsT)

29 I am absolutely certain there is a shelter provision in there so Bezos and the other tech billionaires won't be touched.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (4+MtS)

30 12 then take everything. Leave them with 6 million per family

Posted by: CN at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (ONvIw)

31 i can't believe i'm saying this, but i fully support Warren on this...

well done GOP...

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (8D42x)

32 10 For Alexander Hamilton:

https://tinyurl.com/53wx2kxh
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (LvTSG)

Ok, I have no idea who this is.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (XeEyo)

33 I'm a leg man. Boobs don't do much for me.

Posted by: Xipe Totec



I don't understand words in that order.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (Rvt8

I HAVE legs.
/old Seinfeld joke

Posted by: 4 at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (KnJdm)

34 The bill's sponsors estimate that it would raise $2.75 trillion in tax revenue over a ten-year period.

Yeah. You estimate. Yet you NEVER look at how they're going to AVOID paying those taxes by limiting their income or going off shore with EVERYTHING.

You people are fucking morons.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (Zz0t1)

35 "The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million."

Yet.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (dfRN6)

36 If billionaires are going to use their money to take away my political voice, I will use my political voice to take away their money.

Posted by: Ace at 04:10 PM

Technically this is less our political voice and more the internecine warfare of the elites. But enemies fighting each other is always good.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (Zm+LZ)

37 Why it matters:

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Why it doesn't matter:

Loopholes that a truck can drive through.

And...lefty.

Posted by: SMH at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (DOEp8)

38 (putting out flames on body)

Had to get the hell out of that last thread.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (jvt6t)

39 As far as I'm concerned, the Republican Tax Protection Store is closed. For good.

Si. Even if there are loopholes - finding them and using them might keep all the Bill Gates types a little more busy - with a little less time to fvck with folks like me.

Posted by: Roll Me Away at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (sMMcg)

40 Do it. Now.

Posted by: 4 at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (KnJdm)

41 Oddly enough, I would agree with a SCOTUS that finds this unconstitutional. It sounds like it'd be a direct tax, which needs to be apportioned among the population. Limiting a direct tax to millionaires doesn't pass the sniff test for me.

But that's if I use my inside principled voice. Frankly, at this point in time I'm with Ace...tax the hell out of them, then tax them again.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (Ve//x)

42 And I really love Ace's closing lines.

Great work, well said.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (ifmtJ)

43 Ok, I have no idea who this is.
Diane Kruger

Posted by: pep at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (v16oJ)

44 32 10 For Alexander Hamilton:

https://tinyurl.com/53wx2kxh
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (LvTSG)

Ok, I have no idea who this is.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (XeEyo

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Diane Kruger. She's not American born, so she goes to Hamilton, the immigrant.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (LvTSG)

45 Damn, I'll bet they didn't include university endowments.

Posted by: AZ deplorable isolated at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (gtatv)

46 Nah, they're not going to sell shares to pay this tax (because they'd owe gains on those shares and other consequences), they'll just transfer those otherwise-would-be-sold shares to the federal Gubmint. Ben Mussolini smiles from that lamppost. "Grazi" he says.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (KAi1n)

47 I don't have a political voice, but I will still munch on popcorn just for the entertainment value.

Posted by: SMH at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (DOEp8)

48 I DGAF about Bezos, Zuckerberg, Gates, or the other oligarchs.

But I don't know how you implement a wealth tax that wouldn't require each and every taxpayer to conduct a "net worth" assessment every year to prove that your net worth is lower than whatever tax threshold it is (i.e. $50M, per the proposal above).

How is each taxpayer going to do that? Do you just certify that you don't meet this level of net worth?

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (cOGHc)

49 Windfall profit tax of 777% based on last year's gross revenue numbers but add all government employees as well.

Snark
or not........

Posted by: Corner Stone at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (hTPJO)

50 Meh. Those to whom it applied won't feel any pain due to this, to the extent they don't avoid it completely.

And it will nothing to change anything, of course. The billionaires with the stupid ideas and totalitarian impulses will still team up with the stupid totalitarian activists and collapsed institutions to inflict damage on the country, with the support or acquiescence of a huge % of the populace, that's either too dumbed-down and/or axle-wrapped around their infantile moral narcissism to care or object.

Meh, I say.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (OTzUX)

51 I agree, ace. and to amplify, I would add another 5% transaction tax on stock sales over $50 million in a year.

Posted by: x4 at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (oA+QO)

52 No, that can't be even remotely correct. Nobody, not even penis head Beezor earns $5.7 billion a year.

I don't know for sure, but I'm gonna guess his annual income is somewhere in the low to mid hundreds of millions.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (oQ94s)

53 Why not just announce a bounty on his head like the Dems have on ours?

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (dJLHy)

54 52 No, that can't be even remotely correct. Nobody, not even penis head Beezor earns $5.7 billion a year.

I don't know for sure, but I'm gonna guess his annual income is somewhere in the low to mid hundreds of millions.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (oQ94s)

=========

It's not an income tax. It's a wealth tax.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (LvTSG)

55 As she is putting the final touches on her new Millionaires Tax, she gets a phone call for a meeting in a park......

Posted by: Jak Sucio at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (jvt6t)

56 I am not going to fight to protect billionaires - tax the Hell out of them.

However, I don't think Bezos has $6 billion sitting around all handy for wiring it to uncle Sam. What happens when he has to sell off $6 billion in Amazon (or other) stocks and/or real estate? That assumes he doesn't find a loophole. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (bDqIh)

57 I'm in.

Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (U1eOr)

58
Is it a man?
Is it an it?
Is it a xer?
Don't give a shit.

Posted by: Dr. Seuss For the Modern Age at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (uEbPt)

59 Scroom. Scroom all. Right into the poorhouse. They don't give a damn about us. Why should we care about them?

Thanks, ace. Good one.

Posted by: creeper at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (XxJt1)

60 The Revenue Act of 1913 lowered average tariff rates from 40 percent to 26 percent. It also established a one percent tax on income above $3,000 per year; the tax affected approximately three percent of the population.

This was how many people were affected when the income tax was first instituted. Because 97% of the population didn't have to pay it, they had no problem passing it.

A century later, of course, that tax affects everyone.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (4tiP2)

61 Whoa, calm down there big fella! Are you talkin' seriously about DIS-incentivizing billionaire megalomanical criminal masterminds? Understand then that we are going to get a whole lot less investment in evil plans, secret lairs and slave harems. That'll have a harsh impact on world GDP!

Posted by: the chamber of . . . commerce? at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (gy22m)

62 Sponge - my response to your Kentucky Hot Brown question got willowed. Not sure if you saw it

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (mZUr4)

63 Yes, you are correct: Fuck you WAR

Posted by: Robert Kendall at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (+UGno)

64 Diane Kruger. She's not American born, so she goes to Hamilton, the immigrant.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (LvTSG)

Apparently she is the lead actress in National Treasure.

The More You Know

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (XeEyo)

65 Diane Kruger. She's not American born, so she goes to Hamilton, the immigrant.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (LvTSG)

Ya!
Zwei bier bitte!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (axyOa)

66 Good. Pay up, Comrade.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (Bmy3R)

67 Bezos and his ilk will never see the poorhouse.

Posted by: SMH at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (DOEp8)

68 Management is really breathing down our neck to get a vaccine shot.

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (Hucnr)

69 two words you never want to see together: astringent lubricant

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (ifmtJ)

70 so what, they'll still finance the Dems

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (4a9Vv)

71 But, but ... Ronald Reagan will cry if we tax corporate oligarchs. You wouldn't want Ronald Reagan to cry would you?

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce PR Flack at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (dYe5S)

72 This should also snare most recognizable sports ball athletes, who I now rank as being on par with every swamp thing in DC.

Please proceed.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (ch6++)

73 A century later, of course, that tax affects everyone.
==
Recheck your figures on that last sentence but I feel ya.

Posted by: the chamber of . . . commerce? at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (KpK8J)

74 Totally agree.

Tax Bezos at a high rate and confiscate some of his wealth.

He voted for these lunatics so he can enjoy what they do to him.

Posted by: Jay in PA at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (ar94c)

75
How is each taxpayer going to do that? Do you just certify that you don't meet this level of net worth?

Yeah. They will hire 100,000 IRS agents to double check your net worth calculations. Opens you to "I am from the IRS, and we have determined that you underestimated the value of your holdings."

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (4+MtS)

76 Think I'll go watch a few episodes of Life After People.

Posted by: SMH at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (DOEp8)

77 48 I DGAF about Bezos, Zuckerberg, Gates, or the other oligarchs.

But I don't know how you implement a wealth tax that wouldn't require each and every taxpayer to conduct a "net worth" assessment every year to prove that your net worth is lower than whatever tax threshold it is (i.e. $50M, per the proposal above).

How is each taxpayer going to do that? Do you just certify that you don't meet this level of net worth?
Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (cOGHc)

It's less than 50,000 people and the IRS likely already has a file for each one. Though they might require self-net worth estimates going forward.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (Zm+LZ)

78 Ladyl I answered you below. We can talk about it. Road trip!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (nxdel)

79 "If billionaires are going to use their money to take away my political voice, I will use my political voice to take away their money."

Can we get this on a bumper sticker? A reallllly long bumper sticker?

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (cF8AT)

80 fuck you ace is the best ace

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (Z+U+z)

81 I'm coming back to some of the views I had on corporations and the wealthy that I had when I was a 20-year-old commie Democrat and it feels strange at times.

Posted by: Mark1971 at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (xPl2J)

82 12 I think Ace is underestimating the fat cats' ability to move their money into trusts and foundations that would escape the wealth tax.
Posted by: Tom Blumer at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (cNl8K)

Part of the law: A new agency to search for these, any such money found is confiscated completely, plus a penalty on the person(s) who tried to hide it with the cash going to the new agency minus a decent finders fee for the investigator who found it. Time for some of these wealthy what are all for a majorly impowered police state to have it turned against them.

Posted by: Bete at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (Ojki1)

83 Bezos would owe $5.7 billion in taxes for 2020

So what? He'll just charge the CIA for access to the Cloud.

Posted by: t-bird at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (CTJwJ)

84

Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (r4bSV)

85 Zwei bier bitte!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (axyOa)

I do not know much German, but I know how to order a beer. Same story with Spanish.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (XeEyo)

86 I thought it was a 2-cent tax!?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (d6he9)

87 For Alexander Hamilton:

https://tinyurl.com/53wx2kxh
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (LvTSG)

Ok, I have no idea who this is.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (XeEyo)

Diane Kruger. A little over-dressed but I like it because she has a nice body

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (ifmtJ)

88 35 "The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million."

Yet.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (dfRN6)

The fun part, of course, will be when the Tax Man finally comes a-callin' on those fat, juicy 401(k)'s.

No problem though. You won't even need to cut a check. The government will just tell the brokerage firms to debit your account the appropriate amount directly. You won't even feel it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (4tiP2)

89 My dreams are Life After People anymore.

'rons excluded of course.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (Bmy3R)

90 They won't hit the $2.7 trillion number. The 3% tax will become 30% and drop to $50,000.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (4+MtS)

91 This goes against my deepest instincts, but then I say to myself, "These people have declared war on my family me, and those who believe as I do. F them."

At this point if it strikes a blow at them and doesn't hurt me, my family, and the horde and other kindred folks, I'm for it.

Posted by: RM at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (pIDSM)

92 Warren never met a millionaire she didn't like. This is all show. There is no reality any more.

Posted by: creeper at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (XxJt1)

93 If billionaires are going to use their money to take away my political voice, I will use my political voice to take away their money.


Will To Power games, Will To Power prizes.

Since we've lost the argument the Will To Power game shouldn't be played, then here we go.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (GbPPJ)

94 One, two, three , four, I declare a tax war !!

Posted by: Yo! at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (r4bSV)

95 "The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million."

Yet.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 03, 2021 04:14 PM (dfRN6)


Did we say $50M? Silly, no that's not right. We meant $50 thousand. Have to be inclusive so no hurt feelings.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (46GDR)

96 It's less than 50,000 people and the IRS likely already has a file for each one. Though they might require self-net worth estimates going forward.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (Zm+LZ)
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Right, and how are they going to do that estimate? You would have to provide a complete financial disclosure / statement to the IRS, each year, to prove the tax doesn't apply to you.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (cOGHc)

97 If it gets Bezos off-planet earlier, I'm for it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

98 It's not "war", it's impotent tantrums and attempts to lash out. With zero chance of improving things.

And the non-billionaires of the country make all of the idiocy possible, all of it. And they'll still support the idiocy.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (OTzUX)

99 How much should they be taxed? I want Bezos to be selling throat jobs under overpasses for a quarter a pop just to pay his share.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (o2MD2)

100 Lets just hang them. Soros first.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (dJLHy)

101 For Alexander Hamilton:

https://tinyurl.com/53wx2kxh
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (LvTSG)

Holy smokes, dude, back to back days of credible candidates for hottest chick on the planet.

What's that from?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (oQ94s)

102 Your farmland is valued at $1 million. You can't afford the annual $300,000 tax bill? You can sign your land over to the government and be a tenant farmer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 03, 2021 04:21 PM (4+MtS)

103 Management is really breathing down our neck to get a vaccine shot.
Posted by: Max Power

Tell them to f*ck themselves and your health care is none of their f*cking business.

I swear I couldn't be in the work force at all these days.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 03, 2021 04:21 PM (Rvt88)

104 Don't worry rubes, the democratic lobbyists that actually write the bill will word it as to protect their ultra rich pals.

Posted by: Archer at March 03, 2021 04:21 PM (gmo/4)

105
The plan... is similar to a proposal that was the centerpiece of Warren's campaign for the presidency in 2020.

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SHE WASN'T NOMINATED. NOBODY LIKED HER.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2021 04:21 PM (guId+)

106 Sign this order
Then this one
And this one
Open the border
Open that one
And that one
Speech disorder
A stutter
A flutter
What's in my pants?
A shudder
It's butter!

Posted by: Dr. Seuss For the Modern Age at March 03, 2021 04:21 PM (uEbPt)

107 ok, off topic now:

President Biden took a swipe at Republican governors in Texas and Mississippi Wednesday, accusing them of "Neanderthal thinking" following their decision to reverse COVID safety policies, including mask mandates.

"We've been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough [vaccines] for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot," Biden told reporters from the White House Wednesday. "The last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking."

Despite the warning issued by health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding a fourth resurgence in coronavirus cases earlier this week, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said all state regulations would be lifted starting Wednesday.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (4a9Vv)

108 Somebody made a parody of the old Nails song "88 Lines About 44 Women" called "88 Lines about 45 Presidents" which is a really, really clever idea. But of course they had to ruin it with all Prog bullshit, all the Dem POTUS's are noble and good and all the R's bad, so I don't want to link it.

Love the idea though. Wish I had thought of it first, I could have done it better.




Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (Bmy3R)

109 96 It's less than 50,000 people and the IRS likely already has a file for each one. Though they might require self-net worth estimates going forward.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:18 PM (Zm+LZ)
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Right, and how are they going to do that estimate? You would have to provide a complete financial disclosure / statement to the IRS, each year, to prove the tax doesn't apply to you.
Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (cOGHc)

They probably wouldn't go to much lengths to verify until such time as the tax's coverage was dramatically expanded(at which point they might just opt for the old fashioned per capita tax). Again, they already know who all these people are before they even hit 50m.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (Zm+LZ)

110 Diane Kruger. She's not American born, so she goes to Hamilton, the immigrant.

And better looking than her brother.

Posted by: Oddbob at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (qc+VF)

111 Diane Kruger. A little over-dressed but I like it because she has a nice body
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (ifmtJ)
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She was in a short-lived show called The Bridge. Mrs Doof and I enjoyed that show and were disappointed when it was cancelled.

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (mZUr4)

112


Good.

We owe them nothing. Of the 25 top US billionaires, NONE of them show any support for America First philosophy. Two of them donated to Trump (since Adelson died), and they ALL are entirely beholden to Chinese business and the CCP.

Fuck em.

Posted by: imp at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (SFOr6)

113
This is where forming a "Progressive" political group just for the purpose of trolling Democrats to put up or shut up with this kind of thing.

The Alliance for Progressive Political Accountability. The trick is to pretend to be even further left than the left to make them choke on their own words.

An Alinsky radical rule.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (s2VJv)

114 Damn, I'll bet they didn't include university endowments.
Posted by: AZ deplorable isolated at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (gtatv)
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You can bet they didn't, or other "foundations." The foundations will lock up the capital just fine and protect it.

I suspect this is *really* targeted at that first group, and the bottom end of it. There are a fair number of people with $50 million, and they are much less in lock step with the Left - there are probably a fair few of them that are in opposition. If you're super mega ultra-rich, the merely rich are a *huge* threat because they might get uppity.

The YUGE billionaires will be fine and likely won't pay much. The next tranche down, though, is where they're going to apply the pain.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (Jsjd7)

115 The Clinton Foundation turns into Uncle Sam's Slush Fund.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (Ve//x)

116 >>> two words you never want to see together: astringent lubricant
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (ifmtJ)


Eyedrops are supposed to be both.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (y8LA9)

117 The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million.

For now. But soon, it'll apply to people with net worth of $50,000.

Notice how they hide the ball. It's not an INCOME tax, it's a WEALTH tax. So if you save and invest, when they lower the threshold, you'll get screwed, whereas people who piss away every dime they make will be fine, just fine, thanks for asking.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (YqDXo)

118 114
The YUGE billionaires will be fine and likely won't pay much. The next tranche down, though, is where they're going to apply the pain.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (Jsjd7)


Off to Switzerland and the Cayman Islands they go...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (s2VJv)

119 For Drooler in Chief, Neanderthal thinking would be several steps up. Right now he has trouble remembering which nostril has edible boogers.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (o2MD2)

120 "If billionaires are going to use their money to take away my political voice, I will use my political voice to take away their money."

Amen. Someone has to pay for the coming bill.

Posted by: Picric at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (Ng04j)

121 Oof. Just watched a couple of vids on The Quartering's predicament. Jeremy's YT channel gets mentioned here sometimes. He's under full court social media press to be deplatformed and fully othered off of YT. They're going as far as to spread a lie that he SWAT'ed a black female gamer when all he actually did was point out her racist tweet.

If they get his scalp, I suspect Geeks and Gamers is next.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (uhPTO)

122 Somebody made a parody of the old Nails song "88 Lines About 44 Women" called "88 Lines about 45 Presidents" which is a really, really clever idea. But of course they had to ruin it with all Prog bullshit, all the Dem POTUS's are noble and good and all the R's bad, so I don't want to link it.

Love the idea though. Wish I had thought of it first, I could have done it better.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (Bmy3R)
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Such a catchy tune. Gotta go queue that one up!

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (mZUr4)

123 Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (oQ94s)

It's not an income tax. It's a wealth tax.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (LvTSG)

Fine. Here's my thing, no money to the government.

Let's have that as a tax policy. Have congresscritters needing to give handies on the subway for money.

No tax dollars. Zero. Someone propose that as a tax plan. That's the one I'm for.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (oQ94s)

124 Once again, wealth is not money.


Wealth is property, and its dollar value stems from the owner's ability to (a) manage said property for a profit and (b) sell said property in a market that respects property rights.


Confiscatory taxation transfers property into the hands of those who don't know how to manage it, and confiscatory taxation denies property rights.

To redistribute wealth is to destroy it.


This scheme to seize Bezos' assets will plunge everyone into Venezuela style poverty. I can oppose it without loving the smell of Bezos' farts.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (Bs26G)

125 113 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (s2VJv)


For example, dig into Warren's bill and find all the loopholes. Then go on TV and shriek at her for being a lying two-faced hypocrite.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (s2VJv)

126 This political theater is just a ploy to raise money from billionaires, while impressing the know-nothings. Even Warren knows this isn't a Constitutional tax.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (9uflq)

127 Let's have that as a tax policy. Have congresscritters needing to give handies on the subway for money.

- -

Dibs on Sinema.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (Ve//x)

128 The YUGE billionaires will be fine and likely won't pay much. The next tranche down, though, is where they're going to apply the pain.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (Jsjd7)
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The neo-feudal magnates making sure the mere lords are unable to challenge them. Sounds right.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (cOGHc)

129 For Alexander Hamilton:

https://tinyurl.com/53wx2kxh
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:12 PM (LvTSG)


I don't remember that scene from National Treasure.

Posted by: spindrift at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (h5TKJ)

130 Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg can get their tax protection from the Democrats they spend hundreds of millions of dollars to put into office.

And this is why it will never be Warren going to the VP role once Heels Up is *preezy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (F0YaR)

131 Such a catchy tune. Gotta go queue that one up!
Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (mZUr4)

"Jeannie had a nightclub walk that made grown men feel underage"...that's how you write a lyric. That song's full of 'em.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (Bmy3R)

132 I'm entirely on board with this, but let's expand it to include...

"Charitable" Foundations
University "Endowments"
Union "Recruitment" Funds
Etc.

Let these oligarchs put their substantial wealth where their overused pieholes are.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (YiTfq)

133 All of Apple's U.S. Stores Have Re-Opened.
Why That's a Very Good Sign for Everyone
The company has been about as good a barometer of public health as any over the past year.

Posted by: Bastard Biden at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (7X3lL)

134 When they first instituted the income tax, it was only to apply to the very richest people. But, of course, the very richest people found ways to game the system and protect most of their income. And the government started to expand the tax to eventually capture almost everyone.

So, a wealth tax would be different?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (8Bfiv)

135 NEVER thought this (70) silkie would EVER agree with fauxchantis (68?) silkie. Think Ace may be on to something. WAR!

Posted by: Butch at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (gY8Ir)

136 two words you never want to see together: astringent lubricant
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:17 PM (ifmtJ)


Eyedrops are supposed to be both.
Posted by: banana Dream at March 03, 2021 04:23 PM (y8LA9)

Jah, that's where I saw it. But just the thought of it makes parts of me pucker in fear.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (ifmtJ)

137 Interesting about Hamilton...he married Betsy Schuyler, daughter of Gen. Schuyler and best friend of Geo. Washington.

The Schuyler family founded Union College in 1795 and RPI is also named after Gen. Schuyler's wife. Later, in Clinton NY, it was decided that Hamilton deserved a college named after him - and thus Hamilton College.

All three institutes of higher learning were founded by and/or named after one family....

Posted by: Boswell at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (w2LAm)

138 And the idiotic brainless insult from the vile vegetable POS "president" will go unanswered, instead of nuked in vituperative detail, as it should be. DeSantis should give a major speech just about the collapse of science and public health, and how *none* of the "interventions" (that have been so economically and socially damaging) have done *anything* to change the score with the virus. As all actual science and historical observation predicted.

Go into detail about the actual science, now confirmed by a global experiment, about masks, lockdowns, everything.

But it won't happen. And the ratchet has just taken the biggest catastrophic turn since it started grinding down the country decades ago.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (OTzUX)

139 Diane Kruger. She's not American born, so she goes to Hamilton, the immigrant.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (LvTSG)

I thought that was her.

Bing Visual Search failed me for once. Kept going to a blank screen. That's a fantastic tool by the way.

Posted by: ... at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (uEbPt)

140 125 113 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (s2VJv)


For example, dig into Warren's bill and find all the loopholes. Then go on TV and shriek at her for being a lying two-faced hypocrite.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (s2VJv)

The Reign of Terror was horrible, but it applied to everyone. There are thing we could learn from it on the front of "equality."

Posted by: Bete at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (Ojki1)

141 It'd be funny if the WaPo starts writing Trump 2024 articles.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (F0YaR)

142 >>>The bill's sponsors estimate that it would raise $2.75 trillion in tax revenue over a ten-year period.

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To cover the extra $30 Trillion they will spend in that same time period.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (0kjHf)

143 Holy smokes, dude, back to back days of credible candidates for hottest chick on the planet.
What's that from?
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (oQ94s)

Same girl was in Inglorious Basterds as Shoshana.

Posted by: BifBewalski - IMDB is your friend at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (VcFUs)

144 Salute the Marines.

That's going to be my go to greeting from here on out (that is, when I'm forced to see people). See how many 'friends' take offense and how many laugh.

Posted by: Corrupt Media at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (9AFWN)

145 123 Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:15 PM (oQ94s)

It's not an income tax. It's a wealth tax.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (LvTSG)

Fine. Here's my thing, no money to the government.

Let's have that as a tax policy. Have congresscritters needing to give handies on the subway for money.

No tax dollars. Zero. Someone propose that as a tax plan. That's the one I'm for.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (oQ94s)

Sure that'd be the ideal way to collapse the government but they'd never pass that.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (Zm+LZ)

146 Billionaires aren't paying high taxes ever, it's all show.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (Cxk7w)

147 Warren never met a millionaire she didn't like. This is all show. There is no reality any more.
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the democrats never pass a law that doesn't help them. The health care law had an exemption in it. The head of the department of health and human services could grant a yearly waiver to any organization or entity. Unfettered discretion. The head of health was also the head of the presidents fund raising re election. You called sebelius and she said, oh I saw your waiver request in the new mail, its on my desk somewhere but I can't find it. Hey, can I talk to you about your donation to re elect president Obama?

Posted by: they aren't playing patty cake at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (A5vjU)

148 Dibs on Sinema.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (Ve//x

You want Sinema.
You'll settle for Murkowski.
You'll get a tag-team of DeLauro and Waters.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (YiTfq)

149 Off darn sock.

Posted by: InCali at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (9AFWN)

150 143 Holy smokes, dude, back to back days of credible candidates for hottest chick on the planet.
What's that from?
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:20 PM (oQ94s)

Same girl was in Inglorious Basterds as Shoshana.
Posted by: BifBewalski - IMDB is your friend at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (VcFUs)

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Incorrect. Kruger was in Inglourious Basterds, but not as Shoshana. She was played by Melanie Laurent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

151 Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (9uflq)

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Long story behind the 16A. In a nutshell, taxes on property are direct taxes and by the Constitution MUST be apportioned. Courts have long held that taxes on income are not direct taxes UNTIL one court went off the reservation and ruled that income derived from property (like rent) WAS THE SAME AS PROPERTY, therefore a tax on that income is the same as a tax on the property itself and must be apportioned. To get around that, frankly, stupid ruling, the 16A said taxes on income did not need to be apportioned. That's really it - Congress still has the power to tax income even without the 16A via its general taxing power.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (Ve//x)

152 "We've been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough [vaccines] for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot," Biden told reporters from the White House Wednesday. "The last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking."

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (4a9Vv)

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I don't want youy effing vaccine. You can take my shot and shove it up your effing ass, Biden!

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (ch6++)

153 All of Apple's U.S. Stores Have Re-Opened.

Why That's a Very Good Sign for Everyone

The company has been about as good a barometer of public health as any over the past year.

Posted by: Bastard Biden at March 03, 2021 04:26 PM (7X3lL)

agreed.

Posted by: China at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (dEOT9)

154 Diane Kruger. A little over-dressed but I like it because she has a nice body
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:19 PM (ifmtJ)

She was in a short-lived show called The Bridge. Mrs Doof and I enjoyed that show and were disappointed when it was cancelled.
Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (mZUr4)

It was based on a trilogy, originally Swedish/Danish, and then remade and called The Tunnel, so British/French.

This one, the American/Mexican one, was fine, but the original is probably the best. Although I haven't actually finished it, because I know how the British/French one ends.

I know they made a second season of the American one. If they didn't do a third season, that would be a shame.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (oQ94s)

155 She was in a short-lived show called The Bridge.
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That was the name of it. Could not remember. It was pretty good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (yn6zs)

156 Why don't we make Bezos live in Mexico?

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (dJLHy)

157 "Jeannie had a nightclub walk that made grown men feel underage"...that's how you write a lyric. That song's full of 'em.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (Bmy3R)
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Oh yeah - I'm a big fan of the song.

Haha -- just noticed...

"Kamala couldn't sing,
kept the beat and kept it strong"

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (mZUr4)

158 It would be legal to tax income above some number at 100 per cent. Say, Bezos wants to sell a billion dollars of stock, tax everything above $10 million at a hundred per cent.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (9uflq)

159 I have no sympathy for Jeff Bezos and the totalitarian billionaires but I deeply despise Elizabeth Warren, so I don't know what to say.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (lgiXo)

160 You want Sinema.
You'll settle for Murkowski.
You'll get a tag-team of DeLauro and Waters.
Posted by: Doctor.Boom at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (YiTfq)

No way I "settle" for Murkowski.

I'd go steady with my right hand first.
Or join a monastery.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (HrMC1)

161
20 I don't see a downside to this tax, sure some conservatives will get hit; but, here are many fewer than the 'elite' liberal money bags.

I think the % is a bit low... after all if $24/hr is the minimum wage why not 25%?
Posted by: AZ deplorable isolated at March 03, 2021 04:13 PM (gtatv)

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I'm reminded of the often-cited 90% high-income marginal tax rates of the 1950s, that no rich people actually paid because they shielded their incomes. Once the precedent of taxing wealth is established, in practice they won't come after billionaires, they'll come after us, i.e. kulaks. "Stick it to the rich" is a diversion to keep us from getting alarmed.

A property tax for your bank account.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (guId+)

162 no doubt the threshold will eventually go lower.

I wonder if government employees realize their pension has a cash value of probably a few to several million dollars?

Posted by: x4 at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (oA+QO)

163 It's an awful idea from an economics standpoint. All it will do is transfer capital that can be used to grow the economy to the government that will use it to retard the economy.

But as Ace (channeling Breitbart) says, "Fuck You! War.


So I am in.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (Q9lwr)

164
"Kamala couldn't sing,
kept the beat and kept it strong"
Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (mZUr4)

Ya might notice a l'il comment in there about that. That'd be me under another nic

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (Bmy3R)

165 Incorrect. Kruger was in Inglourious Basterds, but not as Shoshana. She was played by Melanie Laurent.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

Another personal favorite of mine. Kruger was the German actress (played by a German actress!) in Inglorious Basterds.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (oQ94s)

166 I have no sympathy for Jeff Bezos and the totalitarian billionaires but I deeply despise Elizabeth Warren, so I don't know what to say.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (lgiXo)

You sound like the meme of the sweaty guy with the two buttons....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (HrMC1)

167 This would be an annual tax, correct? So $5B per year until he's worth less than $100B or so. That's got to hurt, so I'm all for it.

Posted by: Dave at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (mXUCw)

168 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 03, 2021 04:22 PM (s2VJv)

Take it and run with it my friend.

Posted by: ... at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (uEbPt)

169 Another personal favorite of mine. Kruger was the German actress (played by a German actress!) in Inglorious Basterds.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (oQ94s)

I had a GF with that exact same body

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (HrMC1)

170 126 This political theater is just a ploy to raise money from billionaires, while impressing the know-nothings. Even Warren knows this isn't a Constitutional tax.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:25 PM (9uflq)

We'll decide what is and isn't Constitutional, as well as what is and isn't a tax or who has standing.

Posted by: Dread Justice Roberts and his merry band of post legal miscreants at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (Ojki1)

171 Even Warren knows this isn't a Constitutional tax.

Rigging elections isn't Constitutional either. Damned if they didn't git 'er done though.

Why is it - every time a good idea drops to hit the bastards back where it hurts - does the hardwiring in the Conservative Political Brain start screaming "wouldn't be prudent" ?

At this rate - Conservatism doesn't deserve to win. And it won't.

Posted by: Roll Me Away at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (sMMcg)

172 I think I want her gone more than Joe...

@Breaking911 ˇ 1m

First Lady Jill Biden: "Teachers want to be back. We want to be back. I'm a teacher. I am teaching virtually. "

"I said to my students, 'hey guys, how're you doing?' And they said, 'Doctor B, we're doing okay. We're doing okay. But we can't wait to be back in the classroom.'"

Video: https://tinyurl.com/yakolwgp

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (cF8AT)

173 A wealth tax is totally unworkable. Suppose you're above the threshold by virtue of owning Enron (or Tesla) stock, and you have to pay through the nose.

Then those stocks collapse, and become worthless. Now what? Do you get money back? If so, how much? If not, why not?

A wealth tax is idiotic, because it is a tax on unrealized gains.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (VCCG9)

174 165 Incorrect. Kruger was in Inglourious Basterds, but not as Shoshana. She was played by Melanie Laurent.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

Another personal favorite of mine. Kruger was the German actress (played by a German actress!) in Inglorious Basterds
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Did you guys like Inglorious Bastards? I thought it sucked.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (dJLHy)

175 Why do I think any ultra-millionaire tax would be summarily gotten around by those like Bezos? I guess I'm jaded, cynical, weather-worn.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (O+I8R)

176 169 Another personal favorite of mine. Kruger was the German actress (played by a German actress!) in Inglorious Basterds.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (oQ94s)

I had a GF with that exact same body
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (HrMC1)

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She's from Canada. We wouldn't know her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

177 angry Ace is the best Ace !

and YES, tax them until they got nothin' left.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 03, 2021 04:31 PM (AKJpt)

178 Kathryn was much too pretty, she didn't do that shit at all.

Uh-uh. Not Kathryn.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:31 PM (Bmy3R)

179 "I said to my students, 'hey guys, how're you doing?' And they said, 'Doctor B, we're doing okay. We're doing okay. But we can't wait to be back in the classroom.'"

DOCTOR B?? Not Grandmaster B?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:31 PM (VCCG9)

180 Oh noes a 2 or 3% tax!


Posted by: LOLGF at March 03, 2021 04:32 PM (2KBwe)

181 $5.7 Billion is barely a months payoff to the Iranians.
Come on Mannnn!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 03, 2021 04:32 PM (axyOa)

182 >>>I'm in.
Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (U1eOr)

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If he's in, I'm out.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at March 03, 2021 04:32 PM (0kjHf)

183 @Breaking911 1m

First Lady Jill Biden: "Teachers want to be back. We want to be back. I'm a teacher. I am teaching virtually. "

"I said to my students, 'hey guys, how're you doing?' And they said, 'Doctor B, we're doing okay. We're doing okay. But we can't wait to be back in the classroom.'"

Video: https://tinyurl.com/yakolwgp
Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (cF8AT)


Barf
But maybe this is a signal that the Teacher's Union is being gently coaxed and prodded to get back to work.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:32 PM (HrMC1)

184 In other news, Costa Rican real estate values skyrocket.

Posted by: Joe Mama at March 03, 2021 04:32 PM (vD+8F)

185 182 >>>I'm in.
Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 04:16 PM (U1eOr)

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If he's in, I'm out.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at March 03, 2021 04:32 PM (0kjHf)

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If he's out, then I'm in.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:32 PM (LvTSG)

186 Your farmland is valued at $1 million. You can't afford the annual $300,000 tax bill? You can sign your land over to the government and be a tenant farmer.
==
Welcome employee, to the Bill Gates Farm Unity Coalition Keep.

Posted by: they aren't playing patty cake at March 03, 2021 04:33 PM (Cr3P6)

187 I'm also in favor of this, especially when it hits the woke millionaires. That said Brendan Boyle is a douchebag leftist congresscritter from Philly, and I should have known he'd be in one this.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:33 PM (qoNQ/)

188 Another personal favorite of mine. Kruger was the German actress (played by a German actress!) in Inglorious Basterds
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Did you guys like Inglorious Bastards? I thought it sucked.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (dJLHy)

Do you mean the original or the Tarantino film?

I like 'em both. Very different films though.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:33 PM (oQ94s)

189 Why do I think any ultra-millionaire tax would be summarily gotten around by those like Bezos? I guess I'm jaded, cynical, weather-worn.
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (O+I8R)


Make that "realistic."

Now I'm jaded, cynical, and weather-worn, because I'd bet my life that the threshold for the tax would drop faster than Kamala's panties in a room full of prospective donors.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:33 PM (VCCG9)

190 I hope teacher Jill is teaching Joe not to play in the contents of his diaper.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:33 PM (o2MD2)

191 It is wonderful knowing the feds would apply said onerus
rules evenly. And never advance their cut. Oh, I meant fair share.

Posted by: Butch at March 03, 2021 04:33 PM (gY8Ir)

192 "I said to my students, 'hey guys, how're you doing?'

"Doctor" B needs diversity training.

Posted by: spindrift at March 03, 2021 04:33 PM (h5TKJ)

193 >>>If he's out, then I'm in.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

I'm out there, Jerry, and I'm lovin' every minute of it!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:34 PM (qoNQ/)

194 This is the "Burn It Down!" tax

Thank goodness we get Diane Kruger with it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:34 PM (9uflq)

195 @joshdcaplan 2m

Alabama will become one of the next states to eliminate its mask mandate, sources tell Breitbart News.

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2021 04:34 PM (cF8AT)

196 Constitution? Constishmooshion.

It's over man.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (2BZBZ)

197 188 Another personal favorite of mine. Kruger was the German actress (played by a German actress!) in Inglorious Basterds
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Did you guys like Inglorious Bastards? I thought it sucked.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (dJLHy)

Do you mean the original or the Tarantino film?

I like 'em both. Very different films though.
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The Tarantino one. Other than the evil SS guy everyone else was a cartoon character trapped in a predictable script. It just sucked. I did like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alot.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (dJLHy)

198 >>>Alabama will become one of the next states to eliminate its mask mandate, sources tell Breitbart News.
Posted by: Tami

Not gonna lie, Alabama is overtaking Texas for retirement destinations.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (qoNQ/)

199 No way I "settle" for Murkowski.
Do you feel intimidated by a strong woman?
Just because her cock is bigger then yours?

Posted by: Senator-ette, honest!, Murkowski at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (qlFIA)

200 >>I'm out there, Jerry, and I'm lovin' every minute of it!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:34 PM (qoNQ/)


The only thing between hi and us is a thin layer of gaberdeen!

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (aYyet)

201 I had a GF with that exact same body
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (HrMC1)

She's from Canada. We wouldn't know her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

Laurent? I thought she was from France. She's been in French films. Played the girlfriend in "Enemies."

Smokin' don't even begin to describe it.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (oQ94s)

202 IRS enforcing it equally?

What a rube.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (2BZBZ)

203 193 >>>If he's out, then I'm in.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

I'm out there, Jerry, and I'm lovin' every minute of it!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:34 PM (qoNQ/)

-----

It?
IT!
Out?
OUT!!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (dfRN6)

204 A wealth tax is totally unworkable

..


Lol

You guys don't understand law or how taxes work.

Posted by: Roberts at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (2KBwe)

205 The TV show "Billions" would have to be renamed. "Thousands" might be where it heads.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (9uflq)

206 I cannot stand Tarantino movies. Not any of them.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (o2MD2)

207 Do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself about.

Posted by: dartist at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (+ya+t)

208 I cannot stand Tarantino movies. Not any of them.

--

I think of them less as movies and more as video comics.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (Ve//x)

209 people should be moving to Alabama

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (dEOT9)

210 can't wait for Elon to get to Mars and start dropping rocks on this place

Posted by: x4 at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (oA+QO)

211 >>>The Tarantino one. Other than the evil SS guy everyone else was a cartoon character trapped in a predictable script.
Posted by: Puddin Head


Walz is pretty much good in everything. The man has a gift, and he was great as "The Jew Hunter." The Jewish theater owner was really good, IMO, but I see your point.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (qoNQ/)

212 I'm reminded of the often-cited 90% high-income marginal tax rates of the 1950s, that no rich people actually paid because they shielded their incomes. Once the precedent of taxing wealth is established, in practice they won't come after billionaires, they'll come after us, i.e. kulaks. "Stick it to the rich" is a diversion to keep us from getting alarmed.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (guId+)


THIS.

Recall that the income tax started exactly the same way. "It'll just affect the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, and such."

Yeah, no.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (VCCG9)

213 The Tarantino one. Other than the evil SS guy everyone else was a cartoon character trapped in a predictable script. It just sucked. I did like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alot.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (dJLHy)

Sure it was predictable. He had to follow the actual history, didn't he?

No, I thought it was great, in large part because it WAS a fantasy, a cartoon.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (oQ94s)

214 You guys don't understand law or how taxes work.

Posted by: Roberts at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (2KBwe)

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Justice Roberts is assuming gender I think. Very Un-Scotus of xer.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (9uflq)

215 I had a GF with that exact same body
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (HrMC1)

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She's from Canada. We wouldn't know her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

I was talking about Kruger

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (HrMC1)

216 I bet $1,000,000,000,000 they will never collect the amount of money they advertise. So increase the tax rate to 40% and wealth limit to $100K to meet the goal. See history of income tax as an example.

Posted by: bang-a-gong at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (hfuoS)

217 206 I cannot stand Tarantino movies. Not any of them.
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I liked Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. After that they were as predictable as a Sit Com on TeeVee. The last one, Once Upon a Time, was a nice change from his conveyer belt script and character plots.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (dJLHy)

218 Pulp Fiction. Once.

That is enough Tarantino for 3 lifetimes.

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (aYyet)

219 Did you guys like Inglorious Bastards? I thought it sucked.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM

The movie sucked but Christopher Waltz was friggin' awesome.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (axyOa)

220 212 I'm reminded of the often-cited 90% high-income marginal tax rates of the 1950s, that no rich people actually paid because they shielded their incomes. Once the precedent of taxing wealth is established, in practice they won't come after billionaires, they'll come after us, i.e. kulaks. "Stick it to the rich" is a diversion to keep us from getting alarmed.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (guId+)

THIS.

Recall that the income tax started exactly the same way. "It'll just affect the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, and such."

Yeah, no.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (VCCG9)

The only way out is through.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (Zm+LZ)

221 206 I cannot stand Tarantino movies. Not any of them.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

roger that

Posted by: x4 at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (oA+QO)

222 >>>I cannot stand Tarantino movies. Not any of them.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

I despise him personally. He said every cop is a murderer, so whatever. I do like about half of his films. Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Basterds, True Romance (written, not directed by Tarantino.)

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (qoNQ/)

223 Not gonna lie, Alabama is overtaking Texas for retirement destinations.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (qoNQ/)


Interesting. I've long been Alabama-curious myself.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (VCCG9)

224 Mélanie Laurent
Has the most French Canadian face I could imagine - its like you bake down Celine Dion to her ingredients and re-cast them in a younger woman.

Posted by: Obligatory at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (qlFIA)

225 Incorrect. Kruger was in Inglourious Basterds, but not as Shoshana. She was played by Melanie Laurent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

Won't be the last time I'm wrong.

Posted by: BifBewalski - just ask Smash at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (VcFUs)

226 She's from Canada. We wouldn't know her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

Apparently I'm the only one who got this joke.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (Ez6QX)

227 226 She's from Canada. We wouldn't know her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

Apparently I'm the only one who got this joke.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (Ez6QX)

==========

Personally, I thought it was hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

228 Tarantino's face could break a broken mirror.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (O+I8R)

229 And who thinks this magical $2.75 trillion dollars would go towards paying down the debt? Nah, we'll get gender studies brownshirts and reparations.

Of course, it's not like it would actually raise anywhere near the projections, but hey, it makes for good masturbatory fiscal policy for the Donks.

Posted by: McLurkerson at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (QUg00)

230 Not gonna lie, Alabama is overtaking Texas for retirement destinations.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:35 PM (qoNQ/)

So, it's a Sweet Home?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (HrMC1)

231 >>>I had a GF with that exact same body
Posted by: JoeF


Kruger is gorgeous. Crazy stupid hot.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (qoNQ/)

232 Inglorious Bastards sucked.
Made me feel bad for the German soldier they beat to death with a bat. Brad Pitt sucked. The Jewish girl sucked. The plot made no sense. And on and on

Posted by: Obligatory at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (qlFIA)

233 219 Did you guys like Inglorious Bastards? I thought it sucked.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM

The movie sucked but Christopher Waltz was friggin' awesome.
----------------
He was the only believeable character in the movie. It was like my sister's cut out dolls and cut out clothes back in the sixties.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (dJLHy)

234 A wealth tax is idiotic,


It is the Democrat way.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (Vu7A1)

235 226 She's from Canada. We wouldn't know her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

Apparently I'm the only one who got this joke.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (Ez6QX)

I laughed and then realized I didn't remember the name of the football player what said it.

Posted by: Bete at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (Ojki1)

236 Just imagine, 2.75 Trillion coming on over ten years.

Congress can spend that in a week of special circumstances.

Then when it turns out the tax only raised 0.75 Trillion, this plan would have cost us 10 trillion in increased debt.

But,... it will be great for campaign contributions, tax and estate planners, and all those in on the grift.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (LWu6U)

237 Tarantino's only shock value is violence and the N-word, and he's milked the hell out it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (1ISKN)

238 Yes. It's definitely time to Eat The Eloi.

Posted by: Eat The Eloi at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (RGRIY)

239 I cannot stand Tarantino movies. Not any of them.



--



I think of them less as movies and more as video comics.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (Ve//x)

I liked Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown as a kid. I respect Pulp Fiction for being new art, and something new on the screen. But the rest has been pure garbage. In the end, not a single one of his movies has meant a damn thing to me. He gets worse and worse, and of less importance every time.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (dEOT9)

240 216 I bet $1,000,000,000,000 they will never collect the amount of money they advertise. So increase the tax rate to 40% and wealth limit to $100K to meet the goal. See history of income tax as an example.
Posted by: bang-a-gong at March 03, 2021 04:37 PM (hfuoS)


Bull's eye.

The bottom line: the billionaires don't have all that much money. The real money lies with the middle class, because there are so many people in it. So the temptation to drop the threshold to clobber the middle class will be impossible for them to resist.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (VCCG9)

241 Apparently I'm the only one who got this joke.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (Ez6QX)
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At least the 2 of us

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (oJZyY)

242 Personally, I thought it was hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

Indeed.

But seriously, what movie was your gif from?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (XeEyo)

243 232 Inglorious Bastards sucked.
Made me feel bad for the German soldier they beat to death with a bat. Brad Pitt sucked. The Jewish girl sucked. The plot made no sense. And on and on
--------------
Yeah, I know, it sucked. That's what I said.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (dJLHy)

244 229 And who thinks this magical $2.75 trillion dollars would go towards paying down the debt? Nah, we'll get gender studies brownshirts and reparations.

Of course, it's not like it would actually raise anywhere near the projections, but hey, it makes for good masturbatory fiscal policy for the Donks.
Posted by: McLurkerson at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (QUg00)

=========

Taxation doesn't matter to funding government anymore with the fed printing trillions of dollars.

This is just about punishment and social engineering.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (LvTSG)

245 I do support a national debt tax.


5% across the board. Applies to every person, no loopholes.


A 1 sentence law. All tax collections shall go towards paying down the national debt.

Posted by: Just Saying at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (2KBwe)

246 Kruger is gorgeous. Crazy stupid hot.
See that's what I told everyone when I brought her home.

And after they saw her naked they were willing to go to war with the greeks too.

Posted by: Paris (Not Hilton) at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (qlFIA)

247 "If billionaires are going to use their money to take away my political
voice, I will use my political voice to take away their money."

true, and add to that, prison time for bribing our election officials. .. They have "legalized" bribery and legalized sedition (see for example, paying for certain "journalists" to run propaganda stories like "Trump/Russia"). ... They have had lawyers trying to cover their tracks, but sure, at least we could tax away some of the oligarchs billions as a start? (can this possibly pass, with the criminals running the show? ... more likely Warren gets Arkancided)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (Cus5s)

248

We will never beat the billionaires by protecting them. Write the fucking $50 mil cap into the constitution and index it for inflation for all I care. They hate you and want to see you dead, yesterday. And you're worried about 50 year downstream effects?

Any nonprofit foundation or endowment sitting on more than a billion gets taxed. Billionaires get taxed.

Fuck
them
all.

Posted by: imp at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (SFOr6)

249 Personally, I thought it was hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

YOU STILL HAVEN'T TOLD ME WHERE THAT GIF IS FROM!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (oQ94s)

250 The Walz character NOT to be confused with the MN Gov; he's an idiot

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (9kY8B)

251 The best way to hit the Oligarchs is not Warren's wealth tax -- it's old fashioned trust busting.

Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors. These big monopolies are how they derive their power.

Yes, that wont affect guys like Buffet and Gates, but they're going to dodge the wealth tax too.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (cOGHc)

252 Kruger is gorgeous. Crazy stupid hot.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (qoNQ/)

She's very pretty. Why she is procreating with Norman Reedus is beyond me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (Ez6QX)

253 >>>So, it's a Sweet Home?
Posted by: JoeF


My oldest is an LSU football fan. Hates Alabama. Started looking at Alabama; cities, properties, etc, and immediately wanted us to move there... and said he could possibly become Tide-curious.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (qoNQ/)

254 No, we can't let those dirty Democrats impose a wealth tax on people with a net worth over $50 Million dollars because ... ah, ah, because in a 100 years it might start hurting normal people. That's all I gotta say on that.

But please join with me in supporting this important bipartisan immigration reform bill that will definitely not depress wages for regular working class people immediately upon passage.

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce PR Flack at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (dYe5S)

255 232 Inglorious Bastards sucked.
Made me feel bad for the German soldier they beat to death with a bat. Brad Pitt sucked. The Jewish girl sucked. The plot made no sense. And on and on
Posted by: Obligatory at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (qlFIA)


Welcome to the Tarantino genre. Care for the whole collection?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (o2MD2)

256 >>>She's very pretty. Why she is procreating with Norman Reedus is beyond me.
Posted by: Jordan61


What? No! NO NO NO NO! Why would you tell me that?!!!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (qoNQ/)

257 242 Personally, I thought it was hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

Indeed.

But seriously, what movie was your gif from?
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (XeEyo)

========

I dunno. Found it on a blu-ray forum.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (LvTSG)

258 236 Just imagine, 2.75 Trillion coming on over ten years.

Congress can spend that in a week of special circumstances.

Then when it turns out the tax only raised 0.75 Trillion, this plan would have cost us 10 trillion in increased debt.

But,... it will be great for campaign contributions, tax and estate planners, and all those in on the grift.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (LWu6U)

As a president who got less than 10 million votes than his VP "got" once said, it isn't about raising money but about serving as punishment.

Posted by: Bete at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (Ojki1)

259 Apparently I'm the only one who got this joke.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (Ez6QX)
++++
No, I got it, too

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (Jsjd7)

260 If a 3% tax on "millionaires" is good, a 6% tax is better and a 12% tax is awesome.

/can someone tweet this to AOC? And can this include politicians?

Posted by: Kytten at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (tjZg/)

261 I dunno. Found it on a blu-ray forum.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (LvTSG)

Guess I could spend 20 minutes over on imdb...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (XeEyo)

262 Teachers are making full salary for half the work and fighting to keep schools closed, what part is it they want to go back to schools fully open?

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2021 04:43 PM (Cxk7w)

263 Yes. It's definitely time to Eat The Eloi.

Posted by: Eat The Eloi at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM


Does anyone under 29 even understand that reference?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 03, 2021 04:43 PM (axyOa)

264 >>>The Walz character NOT to be confused with the MN Gov; he's an idiot
Posted by: Zeera


I did not like Django, but Walz was terrific in it.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:43 PM (qoNQ/)

265 Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors. These big monopolies are how they derive their power.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (cOGHc)


Now THAT is a sensible suggestion, and a productive one as well.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:43 PM (VCCG9)

266 Zerohedge:

We Are Witnessing A Last Minute Mass Exodus Before The Final Collapse Of Our Major Cities

The corporate media keeps trying to blame COVID for the mass migration, but now the COVID pandemic is fading and Americans are still moving in large numbers.

In fact, one recent survey actually found that "20% more people are planning to move in 2021 than moved in 2020".

If I was currently living in a major city on the east or west coast, I would be highly motivated to move too.

Posted by: Bastard Biden at March 03, 2021 04:43 PM (3aI0K)

267 Teachers are making full salary for half the work and fighting to keep schools closed, what part is it they want to go back to schools fully open?
Posted by: Skip


They don't want to go back.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2021 04:43 PM (hgso/)

268 >>>Pulp Fiction. Once.

That is enough Tarantino for 3 lifetimes.
Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:38 PM (aYyet)

=======

I enjoyed the Kill Bill moves back when they came out. Don't think I'd watch them now, though.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (0kjHf)

269 Oh cut it already with the "Dr. B" shit. These people are fucking beyond insufferable.

Posted by: ... at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (uEbPt)

270 Inglorious Bastards sucked.
Made me feel bad for the German soldier they beat to death with a bat. Brad Pitt sucked. The Jewish girl sucked. The plot made no sense. And on and on
Posted by: Obligatory at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (qlFIA)

This is all correct, but it's incomplete.
There are scenes of brilliance in IB...but the movie as a whole doesn't work.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (ifmtJ)

271 How many things did Amazon sell last year? I don't mean price or total revenue, I mean sheer number of items.

I bet Amazon could slap $1 onto every item sold in 2021 and recoup that $5.7 billion.

Yeah, I think they really do push that much product. And don't think if this tax shakedown were to come into place, Bezos would be cutting the check and having to sell off a diamond mine to cover it.

No.

It'll be every last Zoomer who orders their entire life off Amazon from Tide Pods to Pocky to furniture -- they'll pay the bill.

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (RQDhf)

272 We all know this won't happen but I love the overall tone of the reactions here. There are 75,000,000 people out there whose reactions would generally track the ones on this board.

Again, it won't happen but think of a grassroots movement with even a relatively small percent of those numbers that could tap some of this anger and emotion for something like this proposal.

I remember the Godfather saying to Bonasera, "...they become my enemies, and then, they would fear you."

Posted by: RM at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (pIDSM)

273 Tarantino is a sadist. He has no original story to tell. His best was Reservoir Dogs and probably Jackie Brown. But the rest are not about any actual stories, just Tarantino violence porn for no other reason, because he is incapable of doing anything else.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (dEOT9)

274 >>Once the precedent of taxing wealth is established, in practice they won't come after billionaires, they'll come after us, i.e. kulaks.

Wealth is easily moved to far off shores, billionaires can easily and readily alter citizenship (they are afterall "citizen's of the world").

No, Warren is not that much of an idiot, she knows that Bezos and Gates and Bloomberg will never pay a dime of wealth tax...this is meant for you, middle class owner of a three bedroom house in a blue state and a 401K for retirement...watch $50M come down to $500K in a few years if this is passed...

Posted by: Boswell at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (w2LAm)

275 Fuck the Teachers

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (aYyet)

276 >>>If I was currently living in a major city on the east or west coast, I would be highly motivated to move too.
Posted by: Bastard Biden


I have 1,341 days left and I leave PA forever. Cannot come soon enough.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (qoNQ/)

277 Inglorious Bastards sucked.
Made me feel bad for the German soldier they beat to death with a bat. Brad Pitt sucked. The Jewish girl sucked. The plot made no sense. And on and on
Posted by: Obligatory at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (qlFIA)
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Agree. It felt like a personal revenge-film.

When I was younger, I enjoyed Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, but as I've gotten older, the ultra-violence in many of his movies is an utter turnoff. I tried watching Kill Bill and turned it off after 15 minutes. I tried watching Basterds and the few scenes I saw I didn't care for and turned it off. The bat scene was one of them.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (cOGHc)

278 These fuckers will all just do like that Lizardfaced Google CEO and get their transitional dual citizenship on their way to renouncing their American citizenship.

I'll laugh watching our permanent Donk overlords chasing them all over the world trying to play Tax Calvinball.

Posted by: McLurkerson at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (QUg00)

279 Anti-trust action against the oligarchs/their oligopolies and monopolies - not gonna happen. Was probably barely gonna happen before the election. Now? Less than zero chance.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 03, 2021 04:45 PM (OTzUX)

280 No, we can't let those dirty Democrats impose a wealth tax on people with a net worth over $50 Million dollars because ... ah, ah, because in a 100 years it might start hurting normal people. That's all I gotta say on that.

Make that 1.00 years. 10.00 years on the outside. And they'll drop the threshold to boot.

Why? Because they'll want to tax the peak of the Gaussian, not the wings.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:45 PM (VCCG9)

281 I'd like to slap a 90% win fall surtax on all companies making a profit during the pandemic.

Posted by: ExNY'er at March 03, 2021 04:45 PM (UFXX/)

282 Kruger is gorgeous. Crazy stupid hot.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (qoNQ/)

She's very pretty. Why she is procreating with Norman Reedus is beyond me.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (Ez6QX)

I was under the impression every female (and many males) fan of Walking Dead thought Darryl was spongeworthy.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (oQ94s)

283 Fuck the Teachers
You aren't a 15 year old by any chance are you? Boy or girl, I'm not picky.

Posted by: Some public school teacher at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (qlFIA)

284 Saw Inglorious Bastards once, wasn't much impressed.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (Cxk7w)

285 The real money lies with the middle class, because there are so many people in it. So the temptation to drop the threshold to clobber the middle class will be impossible for them to resist.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:40 PM (VCCG9)
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That is where it will end up, but it will end up there anyway sans other meaningful changes. Such a scheme has another huge benefit to the ruling class: it prevents you from checking out.

If you want to quit your job and still your life decently, you need a fair amount of money socked away. Taking it over a given threshold that is *less* than enough to do that - say at $100k or $200k - prevents the serfs from checking out, working at the 7-11 for minimum wage and benefits, and dipping into the savings when the house needs a roof or somesuch.

It will also kill any aspiration to get rich by doing well, but they don't care.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (Jsjd7)

286 First Lady Jill Biden: "Teachers want to be back. We want to be back. I'm a teacher. I am teaching virtually. "

So her first statement is a flat-out lie, the second is repetition, the third is a joke, and she forgot the scare quotes around "teaching" in the fourth.

But because I'm feeling generous today... C-, DOCTOR Jill.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (YiTfq)

287 The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million.
........


Yet.

Posted by: wth at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (v0R5T)

288 I was under the impression every female (and many males) fan of Walking Dead thought Darryl was spongeworthy.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (oQ94s)

Yeah, I don't get it. He's all greasy and puffy.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (Ez6QX)

289 207 Do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself about.
Posted by: dartist at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (+ya+t)

That IS what it's all about.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (okGHj)

290 No, Warren is not that much of an idiot, she knows that Bezos and Gates and Bloomberg will never pay a dime of wealth tax...this is meant for you, middle class owner of a three bedroom house in a blue state and a 401K for retirement...watch $50M come down to $500K in a few years if this is passed...
Posted by: Boswell at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (w2LAm)


Guaranteed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (VCCG9)

291 >>> He has no original story to tell. His best was Reservoir Dogs and probably Jackie Brown. But the rest are not about any actual stories
Posted by: Quint

My unpopular opinion. John Carpenter films are, on the whole, more entertaining that Tarantino's.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (qoNQ/)

292 They don't want to go back.

Nope. But teachers do want to keep getting paid for not teaching, as well as keep their benefits and raises.

Posted by: Kytten at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (tjZg/)

293 When I was younger, I enjoyed Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, but as I've gotten older, the ultra-violence in many of his movies is an utter turnoff. I tried watching Kill Bill and turned it off after 15 minutes. I tried watching Basterds and the few scenes I saw I didn't care for and turned it off. The bat scene was one of them.
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I watched it through but I never enjoyed anything about it. Maybe creating a believeable plot would have been helpful.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (dJLHy)

294 >>>She's from Canada. We wouldn't know her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (LvTSG)

Apparently I'm the only one who got this joke.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (Ez6QX)

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Personally, I thought it was hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

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As many times as I watched this move in my yoot, I am ashamed I had to look it up.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (0kjHf)

295 Exodus from large urban areas is a serious problem for us rural folk. They're coming here, by the 100's to this little neck of the woods, buying any and all properties that are available. There isn't a single family house available between $150 and $250K for miles.

Those people are not coming here for the scenery or the rural life. They're parasites.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (3H9h1)

296 The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million.

Were they laughing when they said that?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (VCCG9)

297

The other thing we need is an extra 30% per year property tax or outright ban on foreign investment in residential real estate.

All corporations with foreign shareholders would be flagged through no matter how many shell corps they use.

Cut off the CCP at the knees.

Posted by: imp at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (SFOr6)

298 >>>Yeah, I don't get it. He's all greasy and puffy.
Posted by: Jordan61


I can only see it if he still looked like he did in The Boondock Saints. Underrated film, by the way.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (qoNQ/)

299 With the Wuhan basically having killed movies, I view Once Upon A Time in Hollywood as a weird 'goodbye' to Hollywood.

It's not literally the last movie I saw in theaters but it feels that way.

I love the film and I do not love all of QT's work. (fuck you Django and Hateful

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (ifmtJ)

300 Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:44 PM (aYyet)

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Hey there, garrett. Was asking about you on the ONT last night. Hadn't seen you around in a while. How goes your bourbon pursuits? Last we spoke, you had just cracked open the Buffalo Trace

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (mZUr4)

301 Do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself about.
Posted by: dartist at March 03, 2021 04:36 PM (+ya+t)

That IS what it's all about.
Posted by: tcn in AK


Now. Do it on roller skates with bell bottoms on.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (hgso/)

302 Taxation doesn't matter to funding government anymore with the fed printing trillions of dollars.



This is just about punishment and social engineering.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (LvTSG)

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True, and true.

Posted by: The Dispatch Fact Check, staffed by Cucks Local 666 at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (9uflq)

303 260 If a 3% tax on "millionaires" is good, a 6% tax is better and a 12% tax is awesome.

/can someone tweet this to AOC? And can this include politicians?
Posted by: Kytten


I'd bet my left nut that big tittied bitch was filing tax returns claiming she only made 8% in tips.

Posted by: x4 at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (oA+QO)

304 I seem to remember a theory that all of Tarantino's movies take place in the same alternate universe.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (Ve//x)

305 >>> Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors. These big monopolies are how they derive their power.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (cOGHc)


They are competitors now yet they collude against us. If you broke them into 100 entities they would be 100 colluding companies. There is a single mind in corporate America, on their boards and from their HR departments.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (y8LA9)

306 Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple.
Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors. These big monopolies are
how they derive their power.



Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (cOGHc)



Now THAT is a sensible suggestion, and a productive one as well.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:43 PM (VCCG9)

Publius makes the point about weakness from our perspective of centralization in IT (email, cloud, social media, media) versus distributed solutions. From the perspective of government exerting influence and extracting graft, centralization and consolidation makes perfect sense, which is why I don't expect to see anyone from government look seriously at breaking any of those up.

Posted by: 4 at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (KnJdm)

307 Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors.

Just the other week, the Biden Administration withdrew a proposal to give safe harbor to the internet companies at the G20 meeting of financial ministers. This will open the door to taxation of Big Tech on a multinational level.

Posted by: Bastard Biden at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (3aI0K)

308 Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors. These big monopolies are how they derive their power.
Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (cOGHc)
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There are in obvious, transparent, in-your-face violation of antitrust law and have been for a long time. If only we had an agency who's job it is to pursue antitrust cases...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (Jsjd7)

309 Kruger is gorgeous. Crazy stupid hot.
See that's what I told everyone when I brought her home.


She's had a boob job at some point.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (HrMC1)

310 There isn't a single family house available between $150 and $250K for miles.
That's *working class housing costs* in the Big Blue Cities...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (qlFIA)

311 The real money lies with the middle class, because there are so many people in it. So the temptation to drop the threshold to clobber the middle class will be impossible for them to resist.


Will there be a middle class in ten years? Five years? Valid question I think, since they are destroying jobs like Godzilla in Tokyo.

/plus, the WEF wants every nation to be clean and third world.

Posted by: Kytten at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (tjZg/)

312 Notice how they hide the ball. It's not an INCOME tax, it's a WEALTH tax. So if you save and invest, when they lower the threshold, you'll get screwed, whereas people who piss away every dime they make will be fine, just fine, thanks for asking.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


I get your point, but the same argument can be used against income tax. Or even sales tax with a stretch. "So, if you work hard for every dime you get taxed, but if you live off the state you will be just fine."

The main legitimate argument against wealth tax is that it encourages money to leave the jurisdiction. Pretty good argument, that. But yours is just myopic. (sorry, but that is my opinion.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (LWu6U)

313 "...this is meant for you, middle class owner of a three bedroom house in a blue state and a 401K for retirement...watch $50M come down to $500K in a few years if this is passed..."

_______________

This^^ x1000

These assholes know that the middle class is where the money is (something like 15 or 20 middle class dollars to every rich dollar), and they won't be happy until they've raped it into oblivion.

Posted by: McLurkerson at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (QUg00)

314 Kill Bill. So believeable. Yes, of course they let you carry your samurai sword right there by your seat on the airliner. Sure, one skinny chick will kill 88 (or some shit) retards with swords (guns ain't legal you know) and a trollop with a spiked ball. Fuck me.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (o2MD2)

315 304 I seem to remember a theory that all of Tarantino's movies take place in the same alternate universe.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (Ve//x)

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He's said stuff like Django is the great great grandfather of Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction. There are actually two levels of it too.

Kill Bill is a movie within the universe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (LvTSG)

316 >>>She's had a boob job at some point.
Posted by: JoeF.


She was beautiful without... but I'll allow it.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (qoNQ/)

317 Yes! WAR!!!

Posted by: SideFx at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (1hiZs)

318 292 They don't want to go back.

Nope. But teachers do want to keep getting paid for not teaching, as well as keep their benefits and raises.
Posted by: Kytten at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (tjZg/)

It really is time to Reagan their asses and hire new. Maybe "teachers" who like to actually "teach," because if you aren't teaching, how can you be called a teacher?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (okGHj)

319 Sailing takes me away from taxes
That's where I'm going
Far away, far away from taxes
Set me free, set me free
Far away from taxes

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (5oxb5)

320 314 Kill Bill. So believeable. Yes, of course they let you carry your samurai sword right there by your seat on the airliner. Sure, one skinny chick will kill 88 (or some shit) retards with swords (guns ain't legal you know) and a trollop with a spiked ball. Fuck me.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (o2MD2)

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You say this like all movies must take place in strict reality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:50 PM (LvTSG)

321 Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors. These big monopolies are how they derive their power.
Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 04:41 PM (cOGHc)


I could be open to keeping Amazon the way it is--as long as they don't start banning and censoring books.

But the Facebooks and Googles, yeah. Take a sledgehammer to them.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:50 PM (HrMC1)

322 >>watch $50M come down to $500K in a few years if this is passed..."
Posted by: McLurkerson

And with gas up to $3 a gallon...

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:50 PM (qoNQ/)

323 Tarantino is just a violence pimp. His movies suck donkey balls. IMO.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 03, 2021 04:50 PM (okGHj)

324 Kill Bill. So believeable. Yes, of course they let you carry your samurai sword right there by your seat on the airliner. Sure, one skinny chick will kill 88 (or some shit) retards with swords (guns ain't legal you know) and a trollop with a spiked ball. Fuck me.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (o2MD2)

It's a 70's movie of a movie, if that makes sense. There are grounded moments but it's not intended to be realistic anymore than a 70's samurai movie is.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (ifmtJ)

325 I was under the impression every female (and many males) fan of Walking Dead thought Darryl was spongeworthy.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (oQ94s)

Yeah, I don't get it. He's all greasy and puffy.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 03, 2021 04:46 PM (Ez6QX)

I haven't seen the show in a few years, not even sure if it's still on the air. I got as caught up in it as anybody though, and I can tell you I damn near fell in love with almost all the female characters.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (oQ94s)

326 The left's "ratchet" broke with Trump 2016, so when he won in 2020, they just reached for the sledge hammer (and sickle). Incrementalism is out, absolute authoritarianism is In. (as in "Trump voters are terrorists")

Posted by: illiniwek at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (Cus5s)

327 She's had a boob job at some point.
Posted by: JoeF.


She was beautiful without... but I'll allow it.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Cheated at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (qoNQ/)

Me too.
But why do gorgeous girls have that done?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (HrMC1)

328 Doof!

Have had some friends in town for the last week or so.

The Trace is perfectly acceptible...but nothing to pursue, imo.

Eagle Rare is a MUCH better pour.

I have killed bottles of Jefferson's Ocean and Rabbit Hole's Dareringer. BOTH of those are going to be fixtures here.

The Ocean is amazing on the rocks. Good neat...but on ice it is just perfect.

Dareringer is like Cotton Candy in a bottle I love it.

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (OoH9H)

329 This tax would do irreparable damage to our Hedge Fund betters.

Will never happen. It is just a mechanism for shaking them down for more Dem contributions

Posted by: Desultory joe at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (L9P9s)

330 Just to echo what was said above - their goal is to break the middle class anyway. But yes - lets not fuck the rich who are busy fucking us because they might fuck us back when we try to fuck them.

Not the hill to die on, I guess. Just have to #VoteHarder.

Posted by: Roll Me Away at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (sMMcg)

331 Teachers are performance educator/civil servant/babysitter.

If they don't show up for work don't pay them.
If they don't show up for work too much fire them.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (5oxb5)

332 There isn't a single family house available between $150 and $250K for miles.

I've been looking for camps in NH and ME for the last couple of months. Not looking for anything fancy, just a place to get-away to during fishing/hunting season. When I started looking there were quality properties in the 65k-85k range within 2-hours of Boston.

Now? You have to go so far north you have to start speaking Canadian and there's almost nothing below $80k. And what's out there is all "fixer-upper" material.

Thank you very much, Boston, New York, etc. commie fucking locusts.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (YiTfq)

333 A 2% tax? So instead of a 100 ft yacht, Bezos will have to squeeze into a 98 ft yacht.

Meh, it'll be that much easier to park.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (m45I2)

334 I don't follow a lot of directors. I have always been a Scorcese fan, no denying that. But one i have realized was a truly great director was Sidney Lumet. Sure some of the films were weird, but he always brought it and did something new. That is about the last thing you could say about Hollyweird today.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (dEOT9)

335 Diogenes: "Did you guys like Inglorious Bastards? I thought it sucked. - Puddin Head

The movie sucked but Christopher Waltz was friggin' awesome."


Agree. Waltz was great. Best on the screen by far. Pitt (who I usually like) was horrible. Poor casting there.

As to the movie, what was its point? It was utter, imaginary fiction, so why any reference at all to known historical figures? Why bother with a dreamscape to say, "Hey, what if the Jews got to burn the Germans instead?" Yeah, the Tarantino spectacle was there, but it just fell utterly flat as a movie with a point.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (aXxgO)

336 She's had a boob job at some point.



Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:48 PM (HrMC1)

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First actress ever.

Posted by: The Dispatch Fact Check, staffed by Cucks Local 666 at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (9uflq)

337 307 Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors.

Just the other week, the Biden Administration withdrew a proposal to give safe harbor to the internet companies at the G20 meeting of financial ministers. This will open the door to taxation of Big Tech on a multinational level.

The best metaphor for this is a number of virgins being confronted with the biggest dicks from every country.

Posted by: Bastard Biden at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (3aI0K)

338 314 Kill Bill. So believeable. Yes, of course they let you carry your samurai sword right there by your seat on the airliner. Sure, one skinny chick will kill 88 (or some shit) retards with swords (guns ain't legal you know) and a trollop with a spiked ball. Fuck me.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (o2MD2)

Samurai sword fights were actually very quick and they didn't use the swords for blocking that much.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (1ISKN)

339 "Kamala couldn't sing,
kept the beat and kept it strong"
Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:28 PM (mZUr4)

Ya might notice a l'il comment in there about that. That'd be me under another nic
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 03, 2021 04:29 PM (Bmy3R)

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Looked for it but it didn't jump out at me

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (mZUr4)

340 334 I don't follow a lot of directors. I have always been a Scorcese fan, no denying that. But one i have realized was a truly great director was Sidney Lumet. Sure some of the films were weird, but he always brought it and did something new. That is about the last thing you could say about Hollyweird today.
Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (dEOT9)

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He's one of those directors who started in television, so he developed some skills very early that allowed him to work quickly and cheaply. It's how Spielberg started as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (LvTSG)

341 Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (o2MD2)

It's a 70's movie of a movie, if that makes sense. There are grounded moments but it's not intended to be realistic anymore than a 70's samurai movie is.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (ifmtJ)

I get people not liking Tarantino films, but good grief, at least don't like them for the right reasons.

As noted above, they are basically live action comic books. If you go in expecting realism, it's about as silly as saying Road Runner is stupid because coyotes can't survive falls from those heights.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (oQ94s)

342 Kill Bill. So believeable. Yes, of course they let you carry your
samurai sword right there by your seat on the airliner. Sure, one skinny
chick will kill 88 (or some shit) retards with swords (guns ain't legal
you know) and a trollop with a spiked ball. Fuck me.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (o2MD2)


*looks down at my five point palm in sadness*

Posted by: 4 at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (KnJdm)

343 >>>Make that 1.00 years. 10.00 years on the outside. And they'll drop the threshold to boot.

Why? Because they'll want to tax the peak of the Gaussian, not the wings.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:45 PM

Yes, definitely it'll happen tomorrow beware you sturdy yeoman farmers of the GOP, stop the Democrats nuttiness to protect yourselves rather than the oligarchs.

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce PR Flack at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (dYe5S)

344 323 Tarantino is just a violence pimp. His movies suck donkey balls. IMO.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 03, 2021 04:50 PM (okGHj)

At least he told China they can fuck off, because he wouldn't cut the Bruce Lee getting his ass kicked scene

I am all in favor of the Entertainment tax make over 1 million and you get a 10% tax

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (dKiJG)

345 341 I get people not liking Tarantino films, but good grief, at least don't like them for the right reasons.

As noted above, they are basically live action comic books. If you go in expecting realism, it's about as silly as saying Road Runner is stupid because coyotes can't survive falls from those heights.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (oQ94s)

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"That was the worst comedy I've ever seen."

"That was The Godfather, sir."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (LvTSG)

346 There are people out there, who need a job, that are quite competent in one or more of the three r's and to teach them/it.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (5oxb5)

347 The tax would not apply to people whose net worth is below $50 million.

Were they laughing when they said that?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (VCCG9)

Anyone with $50M is liquid assets that thought for one fucking second that Heapum Big Chief Warren was going to tax it for 2% or 3% is moving that shit off shore to banks in Bermuda or the Caymans...and changing their citizenship to Belize or Costa Rica. Like tomorrow.

Posted by: Boswell at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (w2LAm)

348 I don't follow a lot of directors. I have always been a Scorcese fan, no denying that. But one i have realized was a truly great director was Sidney Lumet. Sure some of the films were weird, but he always brought it and did something new. That is about the last thing you could say about Hollyweird today.
Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (dEOT9)

You know who made good movies? I've watched several over the last few months.
Billy Wilder

They are all worth seeing. He got great performances and he and his co-writer wrote snappy dialogue for them.
Great pacing too.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (HrMC1)

349 I'm ready to go full Pol Pot on these assholes.

Posted by: butch at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (cHvOo)

350 "That was The Godfather, sir."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (LvTSG)


I like The Money Pit.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (jOcSX)

351 The main legitimate argument against wealth tax is that it encourages money to leave the jurisdiction. Pretty good argument, that. But yours is just myopic. (sorry, but that is my opinion.)
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (LWu6U)


The main argument is that it's unworkable. Being taxed on unrealized gains is iniquitous, for the reasons I cited above, viz., what happens if those unrealized gains evaporate? Now you've been taxed for something you didn't actually receive.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (VCCG9)

352 >>I like The Money Pit.


Awesome.

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (OoH9H)

353 348 You know who made good movies? I've watched several over the last few months.
Billy Wilder

They are all worth seeing. He got great performances and he and his co-writer wrote snappy dialogue for them.
Great pacing too.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (HrMC1)

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I went through all of his last year. I loved it. The Apartment is easily my favorite.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (LvTSG)

354

Another COVID or two and there won't be anyone with a million dollars saved up for retirement. It'll jump from a few hundred thou (and be considered poor) right to a couple million. Our economic bell curve will look like a really bad saddle.

But yes, let's worry about tax consequences decades from now after Gates becomes the owner of 98% of all farmland.

Posted by: imp at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (SFOr6)

355 But why do gorgeous girls have that done?
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (HrMC1)


Very few people aren't insecure about their looks.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (y7DUB)

356 346 There are people out there, who need a job, that are quite competent in one or more of the three r's and to teach them/it.
Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (5oxb5)

Parents everywhere have discovered a talent for home schooling. NO different than classroom teaching, except that they don't have to teach the bullshit parts.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (okGHj)

357 Now this will be interesting. The Dems control everything and it will be difficult to say that the GOP blocked the tax increase. How will failure theater overcome this obstacle? Will China Mitch come to the rescue with a tophat and a black cape. Will he twirl his mustache as he says I'll die before I let you raise taxes on my wealthy frens? It's a cliff hangar and we all need to tune in next week to see how it's resolved.

Posted by: DFCtomm at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (50gG9)

358 I like The Money Pit.

Still digging!
- The Guys On Oak Island

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (YiTfq)

359 @Breaking911 2m

BREAKING: Biden Administration detaining migrant children longer than the law allows, according to documents obtained by CNN

*Muttly laugh*

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (cF8AT)

360 > That's *working class housing costs* in the Big Blue Cities...

Yup... but not here. That's an upper middle class neighborhood.

There are some subdivisions going up with homes well above $500K... probably into the millions, but that's not where I want to live even though I could afford it.

And where do you suppose those 'hoods are... near the next largest city.

Fuck those people.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (3H9h1)

361 Very few people aren't insecure about their looks.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (y7DUB)

Except the 'ettes, who are all drop-dead gorgeous and know it.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (okGHj)

362 He's one of those directors who started in television, so he developed some skills very early that allowed him to work quickly and cheaply. It's how Spielberg started as well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (LvTSG)

Duel for the win....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (HrMC1)

363 Speaking of billionaires spending money, SpaceX is still going to give it a try today, apparently at about 5:30 ET

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (9uflq)

364 260 If a 3% tax on "millionaires" is good, a 6% tax is better and a 12% tax is awesome.

/can someone tweet this to AOC? And can this include politicians?

Posted by: Kytten at March 03, 2021 04:42 PM (tjZg/)

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200% FTW!

Posted by: ShainS at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (QjJsp)

365 Bee: Texas removes mask mandate to scare all the Californians away

https://bit.ly/3bevL4s

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (46GDR)

366 Hey garrett!

Yes, Eagle Rare > Buffalo Trace. Eagle Rare is basically B Trace's older cousin. Or it could be called "Buffalo Trace 10 Year".

Appreciate the other suggestions. Been eyeing up Jeffersons Ocean and Rabbit Hole -- so thanks for the reviews.

If you can find Legent, grab a bottle. It's one of my new favorites.

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (mZUr4)

367 Holy crap!
I could have been a contendah for summa cum laude!

BALTIMORE - A shocking discovery out of a Baltimore City high school, where Project Baltimore has found hundreds of students are failing. It's a school where a student who passed three classes in four years, ranks near the top half of his class with a 0.13 grade point average.

https://bit.ly/387xC9f

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (hgso/)

368 @Breaking911 2m



BREAKING: Biden Administration detaining migrant children longer than the law allows, according to documents obtained by CNN



*Muttly laugh*

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (cF8AT)

He can only sniff so many in one sitting.

Posted by: 4 at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (KnJdm)

369 351 The main legitimate argument against wealth tax is that it encourages money to leave the jurisdiction. Pretty good argument, that. But yours is just myopic. (sorry, but that is my opinion.)
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (LWu6U)

The main argument is that it's unworkable. Being taxed on unrealized gains is iniquitous, for the reasons I cited above, viz., what happens if those unrealized gains evaporate? Now you've been taxed for something you didn't actually receive.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (VCCG9)

That'd result in restructuring to have companies pass more cash through. The cash flow issue is largely manageable.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (Zm+LZ)

370 Ok, I was gonna say I think some of y'all might be mad cuz he killed off that Austrian guy, but not everybody around here gets my sense of humor.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (oQ94s)

371 Just to echo what was said above - their goal is to break the middle class anyway. But yes - lets not fuck the rich who are busy fucking us because they might fuck us back when we try to fuck them.

Posted by: Roll Me Away at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (sMMcg)

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I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Barney Frank at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (RQDhf)

372 Geez. What's the use of using slave labor if they're just going to tax you for it?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (VVEnO)

373 370 Ok, I was gonna say I think some of y'all might be mad cuz he killed off that Austrian guy, but not everybody around here gets my sense of humor.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (oQ94s)

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You know who else killed that Austrian guy?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (LvTSG)

374 Bezos' wealth will magically transform into Gold bars in a vault in Switzerland the moment that such a tax is enacted.
I'm all for punishing anti-American monopolist Billionaires with taxes, but it's quite difficult for laws to have any effect on people who are above them.

Posted by: Surfperch at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (Ax5Cx)

375 >>First Lady Jill Biden: "Teachers want to be back. We want to be back. I'm a teacher. I am teaching virtually. "

ITS FUNNY BEAUSE I'VE SEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND THEIR UNION REPS ON THE NEWS EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST YEAR SAYING THEY WON'T GO BACK TO WORK BECAUSE THEY FEEL UBSAFE.

FUNNY HOW THE NEWS NEVER GETS AROUND TO ASKING PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS WHAT THEY THINK, THOUGH. . .

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (bDqIh)

376 Have never seen a Quentin Tarantino film. Have no idea who "Kruger" is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (VP4Cd)

377 So, how is this even Constitutional? The income tax amendment is not a wealth tax... all other Federal Taxes are supposed to be capitated.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (oHd/0)

378 I don't have a problem going after contemporary oligarchs anymore. Their vast wealth and power usurps the lower classes so much - by their own hands and design - that clawing some back doesn't seem like the offense it's classically described to be.

Sure, it might be implemented poorly, but it might not. And it's probably time to test the process because if there's going to be pain, let's ALL enjoy it.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (aXxgO)

379 Has any tax increase in history ever increased revenue? Because I seem to remember that they never do.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (l9m7l)

380 376 Have never seen a Quentin Tarantino film. Have no idea who "Kruger" is.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (VP4Cd)

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Seen National Treasure? She's in that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (LvTSG)

381 Dareringer is like Cotton Candy in a bottle I love it.

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (OoH9H)

I haven't had the Ocean. that you respect it makes me want to give it a try. I do like the rare, I have had the 17 year, which is uber rare and only out at the holidays. I don't chase the prestige bottles anymore, kind of a been there, done that situation. I mostly drink single malt Scotch. It pisses me off there there a 25 percent tariff. But when people bitch about it, I tell them the Brits tariffed our Bourbon by the same amount, a year earlier.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (dEOT9)

382 >>> Samurai sword fights were actually very quick and they didn't use the swords for blocking that much.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (1ISKN)


I have a friend that's really into that japanese sword fighting martial art, I don't remember it's name. But he's been in it for decades and is pretty experienced. Listening to him it was in old Japan like drawing guns in a stand-off. Draw sword, foot work, thrust, and we're done because some-one is dead. Anything less would be dishonorable. I imagine it looks a lot like an attack in fencing without all the erotic screaming.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (y8LA9)

383 Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (hgso/)

A few years ago, there was a school here where the valedictorian couldn't pass the state exams. And those state exams are easy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (1ISKN)

384 https://bit.ly/387xC9f
Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (hgso/)

Hey, here's a shocking discovery. Nitwit fails damn near every class, and thinks he's gonna grajumate.

Mom goes four years without a clue what her son is up to, and is shocked he ain't gonna grajumate.

There's your story. You two clowns are the ONLY people surprised and shocked by what is happening.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:59 PM (oQ94s)

385 I went through all of his last year. I loved it. The Apartment is easily my favorite.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (LvTSG)

I fell in love with The Apartment when a film class I took in college dissected it.

But even his "minor" films like "The Fortune Cookie" were great fun

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:59 PM (HrMC1)

386
As to the movie, what was its point? It was utter, imaginary fiction, so why any reference at all to known historical figures? Why bother with a dreamscape to say, "Hey, what if the Jews got to burn the Germans instead?" Yeah, the Tarantino spectacle was there, but it just fell utterly flat as a movie with a point.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (aXxgO)

I enjoy REVENGE movies and What's not to like about watching NAZI'S getting killed, the opening scene was great.

I was disappointed in I CARE A LOT I was hoping that she suffered more but they had that Fem Power moment and I was out.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (dKiJG)

387 He's one of those directors who started in television, so he developed some skills very early that allowed him to work quickly and cheaply. It's how Spielberg started as well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (LvTSG)

I believe he did some Columbo episodes, no?

Posted by: dantesed at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (88xKn)

388 Yes, definitely it'll happen tomorrow beware you sturdy yeoman farmers of the GOP, stop the Democrats nuttiness to protect yourselves rather than the oligarchs.
Posted by: Chamber of Commerce PR Flack at March 03, 2021 04:53 PM (dYe5S)


Let's go in for demagoguery and stick it to the rich guys! And then we'll climb up on this ladder and jump off onto an upturned rake! Won't that be great?

The ueber-wealthy will circumvent this tax in a heartbeat. It'll be child's play for their accountants and lawyers. The people who will end up holding the bag are you and me.

Absolutely effing guaranteed.

Here will be the pitch: "You have a 401(k), and so many people have so very little. So we're going to force you to share your 401(k) - the product of your fiscal probity - with people who haven't saved a dime. Now isn't that fair?"

Note that half of the country doesn't have the savings to meet an unexpected $400 expense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (VCCG9)

389 Kill Bill.

Oprah. Uma. Uma. Oprah.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (Vu7A1)

390 Why do people watch movies over and over?

When your senile extended family member tells the same story over and over, everyone hates it...

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (RQDhf)

391 382 >>> Samurai sword fights were actually very quick and they didn't use the swords for blocking that much.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (1ISKN)


I have a friend that's really into that japanese sword fighting martial art, I don't remember it's name. But he's been in it for decades and is pretty experienced. Listening to him it was in old Japan like drawing guns in a stand-off. Draw sword, foot work, thrust, and we're done because some-one is dead. Anything less would be dishonorable. I imagine it looks a lot like an attack in fencing without all the erotic screaming.
Posted by: banana Dream at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (y8LA9)

Their armor was shit. Kendo possibly? Sword styles generally aren't big on blocking though it probably happened more than history buffs on it claim when referencing formal teaching.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (Zm+LZ)

392 It's a 70's movie of a movie, if that makes sense. There are grounded moments but it's not intended to be realistic anymore than a 70's samurai movie is.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 04:51 PM (ifmtJ)


OK. But Guardians of the Galaxy was more realistic than anything Tarantino ever did. Violence pimp is an apt description.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (o2MD2)

393 Ok, I was gonna say I think some of y'all might be mad cuz he killed off that Austrian guy, but not everybody around here gets my sense of humor.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (oQ94s)

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You know who else killed that Austrian guy?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:57 PM (LvTSG)

Some Australian, heard.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (oQ94s)

394 So, how is this even Constitutional?

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (oHd/0)

It's a tax isn't it?
Case closed.

Posted by: Chief Hawaiian Justice John Roberts at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (Ax5Cx)

395

When we had stratospherically high top marginal rates and effective corporate taxation in the 1950s, we had dividend stocks and single breadwinner wages.

Create a new fucking tax bracket at the highest levels. Multimillionaire, billionaire, whatever. We owe the mega rich nothing.

Hypocrisy? Pffft --- I am vast. I contain multitudes.

Posted by: imp at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (SFOr6)

396 Has any tax increase in history ever increased revenue? Because I seem to remember that they never do.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (l9m7l)

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Not a tax RATE increase. Never. Tax RATE decreases are more likely to lead to increased revenue. More taxable earnings, even at lower rates, CAN lead to more revenue. CAN -- not WILL.

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (mZUr4)

397 >> Breaking up Amazon, Facebook, Google; Apple. Ripping them apart into dozens of competitors. These big monopolies are how they derive their power.

The best term for it is an oligopoly, a cabal of the few who control it all. And that's closely related to another applicable term, oligarchy, rule by a small cabal of the few.

You remember all the talk of the Russian oligarchs. Well, those guys are pikers compared to our oligarchs.

It's what I call the globalist oligarchy which runs the Big Tech oligopoly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (Mzdiz)

398 @Garrett @Doof

I haven't gotten into Jefferson yet, it's on my list. The Ocean seems like a gimmick.

Eagle Rare is one of my favorites, but Buffalo Trace is still my favorite of what I can find in stores.

Had some Larceny Small Batch last night. Pretty good, a little sharp, nice aftertaste.

Try Russell's Reserve 10 year if you can. Very nice, smooth and pleasant.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (ifmtJ)

399 BALTIMORE - A shocking discovery out of a Baltimore City high school, where Project Baltimore has found hundreds of students are failing. It's a school where a student who passed three classes in four years, ranks near the top half of his class with a 0.13 grade point average.

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Probably knows 20 of the letters of the alphabet! That's almost half!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (VVEnO)

400 Have never seen a Quentin Tarantino film. Have no idea who "Kruger" is.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (VP4Cd)

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Seen National Treasure? She's in that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (LvTSG)

Silly cheesy chick flick called Wicker Park. I've seen it half a dozen or so times, because of the Kruger.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (oQ94s)

401 If he's out, then I'm in.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
_______________________________

Ahhhh... a little of the old "in out"

Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (U1eOr)

402 385 I went through all of his last year. I loved it. The Apartment is easily my favorite.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 04:55 PM (LvTSG)

I fell in love with The Apartment when a film class I took in college dissected it.

But even his "minor" films like "The Fortune Cookie" were great fun
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:59 PM (HrMC1)

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The Emperor Waltz is a delightful little film he did fairly early. One, Two, Three is a ripfire Cold War comedy well worth the time. Yeah, I think he made a single bad movie, Buddy, Buddy, his final film.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (LvTSG)

403 Oprah. Uma. Uma. Oprah.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (Vu7A1)

i see what you did there.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (dEOT9)

404 Bee: Texas removes mask mandate to scare all the Californians away

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Funny, on his radio program this morning Glenn Beck was saying that Californians they now encounter visiting Texas have turned into social retards -- terrified of interacting with others after a year of submission and self-imposed terror.

And the damage to their children is incalculable ... straight up child abuse.

Posted by: ShainS at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (6qFry)

405 390 Why do people watch movies over and over?

When your senile extended family member tells the same story over and over, everyone hates it...
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Cuz Braveheart, Joe Dirt, and Kelly's Hero's own your soul.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:01 PM (dJLHy)

406 From my reading, Polish saber is the most deadly form of sword combat.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (o2MD2)

407 You all lost me. Freddy Krueger is not at all attractive.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (wGxSf)

408 The main argument is that it's unworkable. Being taxed on unrealized gains is iniquitous, for the reasons I cited above, viz., what happens if those unrealized gains evaporate? Now you've been taxed for something you didn't actually receive.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (VCCG9)

More, without amending the Constitution? They can't do it, it is specifically proscribed.

I know... I know... its cute how I think that old document is still in effect... butttt....

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (oHd/0)

409 Josh Caplan
@joshdcaplan


CNBC: Bezos would owe $5.7 billion in taxes for 2020 under Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act


Only 1,894.3 billion more and he could pay for the "Relief" package billion more

Posted by: Javems at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (8SSHh)

410 > Hey garrett!

Yes, Eagle Rare > Buffalo Trace. Eagle Rare is basically B Trace's older cousin. Or it could be called "Buffalo Trace 10 Year".

Appreciate the other suggestions. Been eyeing up Jeffersons Ocean and Rabbit Hole -- so thanks for the reviews.

If you can find Legent, grab a bottle. It's one of my new favorites.

Try "New Riff" It has 3 varieties; single barrel, KY straight and rye. About $48 - $60 a bottle. Just across the Ohio River from Cinci

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (3H9h1)

411 @AdamSchefter

The Washington Football Team has discontinued its cheerleader program after more than 50 years, replacing it with a coed dance squad as part of its rebranding effort.


I got a life size picture of this 'coed dance squad'.

Posted by: Tami at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (cF8AT)

412 407 You all lost me. Freddy Krueger is not at all attractive.
Posted by: WitchDoktor at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (wGxSf)

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Pedophilic burn victims need love too?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (LvTSG)

413 Why do people watch movies over and over?


I used to ask that question myself, but now I understand why
It's like listening to an album over and over.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (HrMC1)

414 Whew! I was worried there for a minute but after reading the thresholds, I can assuredly say that I am safe

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (oiNtH)

415 Too many words.

Posted by: Javems at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (8SSHh)

416 Seen National Treasure?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Nope.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (VP4Cd)

417
The thing to realize is that the US government has been completely captured by this oligarchy. The politicians are just puppets of the oligarchs. The Deep State/establishment is the tool of this oligarchy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (Mzdiz)

418 Their armor was shit. Kendo possibly? Sword styles generally aren't big on blocking though it probably happened more than history buffs on it claim when referencing formal teaching.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (Zm+LZ)

The armor was for warfare. They fought most of the time in silk kimonos.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (1ISKN)

419
Here will be the pitch: "You have a 401(k), and so many people have so very little. So we're going to force you to share your 401(k) - the product of your fiscal probity - with people who haven't saved a dime. Now isn't that fair?"

Note that half of the country doesn't have the savings to meet an unexpected $400 expense.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (VCCG9)

And the downside of this is? The taxes need to be punitive asap. Energy prices need to be higher sooner, not later. Otherwise it'll be too late and we'll be stuck in Venezuela instead of just going through a rocky period.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (Zm+LZ)

420 Why do people watch movies over and over?

When your senile extended family member tells the same story over and over, everyone hates it...
Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (RQDhf)

It's like eating at the same restaurant over and over. If you like it, you want to experience again. Some movies reward re-watching, most don't, but the good ones please me. Some movies are like hanging out with friends I've known for years.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (ifmtJ)

421 A few years ago, there was a school here where the valedictorian couldn't pass the state exams. And those state exams are easy.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (1ISKN)


California recently canned its high school state exit exam (level: 10th grade English, 8th grade math.

The article on this quoted a bunch of ... uh ... diverse students who gushed, "Now I can graduate and take up place I've been offered at the University of California!"

Wait. Tenth grade English and eighth grade math kept you out of what used to be the premier public university in the world? Yow.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (VCCG9)

422 There are maybe a dozen films that I can watch repeatedly and enjoy each time -- pretty much everything else is one and done.

Posted by: ShainS at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (6qFry)

423 ou know who made good movies? I've watched several over the last few months.

Billy Wilder



They are all worth seeing. He got great performances and he and his co-writer wrote snappy dialogue for them.

Great pacing too.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 04:54 PM (HrMC1)

I will try to check them out. Not sure if i am not the right apps, but I will look into it.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (dEOT9)

424 417
The thing to realize is that the US government has been completely captured by this oligarchy. The politicians are just puppets of the oligarchs. The Deep State/establishment is the tool of this oligarchy.
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They don't like to be referred to as Oligarchs. They are now the New World Order Aristocrats. Mind your manners, or else.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (dJLHy)

425 Their armor was shit. Kendo possibly? Sword styles generally aren't big on blocking though it probably happened more than history buffs on it claim when referencing formal teaching.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (Zm+LZ)

The armor was for warfare. They fought most of the time in silk kimonos.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (1ISKN)

Unlike the Scots, who wore full length sequined ball gowns in battle. The object was to blind their opponents with luxury. Or so I heard...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (ifmtJ)

426 Why do people watch movies over and over?

When your senile extended family member tells the same story over and over, everyone hates it...
Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (RQDhf)

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Various reasons. Some great comedies just deserve repeated watching. Caddyshack, Airplane, Fletch, Dodgeball, Old School - to name a few. Some dramas/thrillers I could watch a hundred more times -- Shawshank Redemption, Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men.

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (mZUr4)

427 Can we include a ten cent per ounce tax on Coca Cola?
That would be great.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (awtm/)

428 423 I will try to check them out. Not sure if i am not the right apps, but I will look into it.
Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (dEOT9)

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Your local library probably has a few. I use my library system pretty regularly to get stuff I can't find streaming.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (LvTSG)

429 422 There are maybe a dozen films that I can watch repeatedly and enjoy each time -- pretty much everything else is one and done.
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Josey Wales - amiright?

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (dJLHy)

430 The budget for Duel might get you a ham sandwich these days. Was that a Valiant or a Dart?

Posted by: klaftern at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (RuIsu)

431 Posted by: Javems at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (8SSHh)

Hi, Javems. The church got the check today. Thanks for very much, and for your most kind note. That blessed my day.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (VP4Cd)

432 I can watch only a few movies over and over, mostly based on directors---Scorcese, Wilder, Lumet and stuff like The Godfather, Gladiator, Braveheart

And the Coen Brothers--I can watch them anytime.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (HrMC1)

433 Hey, here's a shocking discovery. Nitwit fails damn near every class, and thinks he's gonna grajumate.

Mom goes four years without a clue what her son is up to, and is shocked he ain't gonna grajumate.

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I smell structural racism!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (VVEnO)

434 And the downside of this is? The taxes need to be punitive asap. Energy prices need to be higher sooner, not later. Otherwise it'll be too late and we'll be stuck in Venezuela instead of just going through a rocky period.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (Zm+LZ)


The downside is that it punishes the prudent, and rewards the prodigal. The unmistakable lesson is to be irresponsible, and just rely on others to take care of you.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (VCCG9)

435 You all lost me. Freddy Krueger is not at all attractive.
Posted by: WitchDoktor at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (wGxSf)


In case you missed it:

https://tinyurl.com/53wx2kxh

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (oQ94s)

436 Has any tax increase in history ever increased revenue? Because I seem to remember that they never do.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (l9m7l)

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Not a tax RATE increase. Never. Tax RATE decreases are more likely to lead to increased revenue. More taxable earnings, even at lower rates, CAN lead to more revenue. CAN -- not WILL.
Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (mZUr4)

Yes, they can raise revenues, if marginal tax rates are very low. A zero rate obviously gets the government nothing. Likewise, a very high rate also gets the government almost nothing, because people evade taxable transactions (everything that can moves to the black market). If you wanted to maximize tax revenue, there is an "optimum" rate in each bracket somewhere in between a very low rate and a very high rate.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (BMmaB)

437 @ Garrett, @Doof, @ MAE
A friend came over last week with a couple of takeout jars of Pappy Van Winkle 12 year. It really was quite good.

Just thought I'd brag since I'll never be able to find/afford any ever again.

Also - good to hear the bourbons you guys like. Will try them!

Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (U1eOr)

438

The thing to realize is that the US government has been completely captured by this oligarchy. The politicians are just puppets of the oligarchs. The Deep State/establishment is the tool of this oligarchy.
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They don't like to be referred to as Oligarchs. They are now the New World Order Aristocrats. Mind your manners, or else.
Posted by: Puddin Head



They are plutocrats. A little difference, but significant.

Posted by: imp at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (SFOr6)

439 Warren said yesterday am on CNBC that the tax on the uber wealthy only amounts to a few cents because it is a 3% tax. These liars are amazing in their ability to construct a false scenario to get their screaming communist wannabes on board. She kept repeating it's only a few cents, who can't pay a few cents when you have billions in wealth?

She also claims the bill will include the entire of assets of the rich, including any offshore assets. Everything, stock, business ownership fractions, hard assets such as real estate boats, etc.

She wants the money to be used for free universal pre K and free college.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (BF4Ss)

440 The budget for Duel might get you a ham sandwich these days. Was that a Valiant or a Dart?
Posted by: klaftern at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (RuIsu)

Valiant.
My father was a used car dealer. We drove many of them.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 05:06 PM (HrMC1)

441 Try "New Riff" It has 3 varieties; single barrel, KY straight and rye. About $48 - $60 a bottle. Just across the Ohio River from Cinci
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (3H9h1)

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I travel to Kentucky a few times a year and ALWAYS bring New Riff home with me. The bourbon is great and the rye is even better!

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 05:06 PM (mZUr4)

442 You won't get it, Jay. Not don't - won't. The rich are coming after ALL we got anyway. Freedom, wealth - all of it. That will not change. We might as well try to screw them. Because they damn sure intend on screwing us.

But hey - keep throwing that block for our betters. Maybe they'll throw you a bone - somewhere you actually want it.

Posted by: Roll Me Away at March 03, 2021 05:06 PM (sMMcg)

443 Why do people watch movies over and over?



When your senile extended family member tells the same story over and over, everyone hates it...

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at March 03, 2021 05:00 PM (RQDhf)

i doubt you are a big fan of 80s, 90s, and early 2000 sitcoms. Hell what people love the most is they never change. Futurama did a riff on this, and flat out explained that people from that era hated change, they wanted the same thing over and over. To be honest, I get it.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:06 PM (dEOT9)

444 Whew! I was worried there for a minute but after reading the thresholds, I can assuredly say that I am safe
Posted by: Cheri

Not a single dollar is safe from the grifting, thieving scum in DC. Not one dollar.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (Rvt88)

445 Yes, fuck you. WAR

Bezos owes a tremendous amount in taxes. I was glad when he didn't choose to come to NC.

Posted by: sidney at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (+fjIe)

446 I've seen Bambi Does Boston and the Entire Eastern Seaboard several times.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (VVEnO)

447 Hey, here's a shocking discovery. Nitwit fails damn near every class, and thinks he's gonna grajumate.

Mom goes four years without a clue what her son is up to, and is shocked he ain't gonna grajumate.

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I smell structural racism!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (VVEnO)

I blame the participation trophy culture.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (oQ94s)

448 432
And the Coen Brothers--I can watch them anytime.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (HrMC1)

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CHARLIE
LOOK UPON ME! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (LvTSG)

449 434 And the downside of this is? The taxes need to be punitive asap. Energy prices need to be higher sooner, not later. Otherwise it'll be too late and we'll be stuck in Venezuela instead of just going through a rocky period.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (Zm+LZ)

The downside is that it punishes the prudent, and rewards the prodigal. The unmistakable lesson is to be irresponsible, and just rely on others to take care of you.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (VCCG9)

Leading to things collapsing faster. Helping the Democrats stabilize the regime is less prudent.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (Zm+LZ)

450 As the debt and inflation rises, expect more and more draconian tax laws from local, state, and federal officials. Tax breaks are going to be killed. If you are in California, figure that the Prop 13 has little time left to live, and so on. Those of you with grannie and grandpa property tax breaks, well, with a bunch of young ones with no care about older Americans, expect and will vote for those to be trimmed back and gone as well.

It is coming and no constitutional prohibitions are going to stop it. Need to start figuring out asset protections etc. now regardless of the level of wealth that you have. Spiking tax rates, new 'assessments', new taxes, etc. are coming down the pike. The only derailment that I see is if we have a spontaneous fast crash of the entire system both politically and financially which will reset a lot of those asset values anyway.

We will end up as poor as post WWII Britain and that is if we are lucky. Learn to grow some of your own food is my recommendation or have a way to trade valuable skills in a wrecked economy to get it.

Posted by: whig at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (pO7gM)

451 You all lost me. Freddy Krueger is not at all attractive.
Posted by: WitchDoktor at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (wGxSf)
.........

Costco > Kroger

Posted by: wth at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (v0R5T)

452 447 Hey, here's a shocking discovery. Nitwit fails damn near every class, and thinks he's gonna grajumate.

Mom goes four years without a clue what her son is up to, and is shocked he ain't gonna grajumate.

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I smell structural racism!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (VVEnO)

I blame the participation trophy culture.
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He probably read too many Suess books.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:08 PM (dJLHy)

453 From my reading, Polish saber is the most deadly form of sword combat.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 05:02 PM (o2MD2)

If you play video games, there's one called Hellish Quart that has pretty realistic saber dueling in it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 05:08 PM (ifmtJ)

454 Dutch parliament declares Chinese treatment of Uighurs a 'genocide'

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 05:08 PM (5oxb5)

455 I've watched a number of films several times, because I remember seeing them the first time and it reminds me of my youth. Also, seeing enjoyable and funny films is a good way to relieve stress. It's also fun to see some films again that my son hasn't seen. One of the ones we watched was "Stagecoach" with John Wayne-a very fine film. I think also-as a person who acts-you can appreciate the acting more if you see a film several times.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (VP4Cd)

456 Some of you are thinking too small.

One, as the courts just established with respect to Donald Trump, there's no right to privacy for the ultra rich. So rather than just saying "oh, they'd just use their fancy pants lawyers to evade the tax", let's make it a requirement to do it publicly. Anyone nominated by more than five citizens, with an established net worth of > $50 million, would be subject to this and the details of the tax exercise would be published on a government website.

Two, a single-digit percentage is fine on an ongoing basis (with a cap of 90% of that year's income), but in Year One, it needs to be something like 80% or 90%. These entitlements won't pay for themselves. So we take 90% of the wealth of Buffet and Gates et al, and then they can build it back at 10% of their income per year.

I don't know about you but nothing sounds as sweet as being FAIR.

Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (X7dM4)

457 Your local library probably has a few. I use my library system pretty regularly to get stuff I can't find streaming.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:04 PM (LvTSG)

mine is locked tight because of commies. But that is a good recco. i do use the library a lot. i buy books there, some are actually valuable. I have purchased quite a few tv series for a song. But i will check that out.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (dEOT9)

458 I blame the participation trophy culture.
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He probably read too many Suess books.
Posted by: Puddin Head

There isn't a book in the house. Trust me on this.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (Rvt88)

459 https://bit.ly/387xC9f
Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (hgso/)


"It's a school where a student who passed three classes in four years, ranks near the top half of his class with a 0.13 grade point average."

That's amazing.

And here's the source of the problem:

"He didn't fail, the school failed him. The school failed at their job. They failed. They failed, that's the problem here. They failed. They failed."

Right. They should've learned him. Strictly passive learning. Mom and Tyrone have nothing to do with the problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (VCCG9)

460 >>>BALTIMORE - A shocking discovery out of a Baltimore City high school, where Project Baltimore has found hundreds of students are failing. It's a school where a student who passed three classes in four years, ranks near the top half of his class with a 0.13 grade point average.

https://bit.ly/387xC9f
Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2021 04:56 PM (hgso/)

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Thank W and Teddy Kennedy. When No Child Left Behind was implemented, the Principal of a failing school was given the equivalent of "3 strikes and you're out". What is easier for a Principal, striving for student achievement, or lowering standards and making test easier to pass? Even my rural, red county school district allows students to retake any test. And they don't get a different test. They get the exact same test.

In my day, if you missed school on the day of a test, the test you took was nowhere near the same test the others took when you were absent.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (0kjHf)

461 The Washington Football Team has discontinued its cheerleader program after more than 50 years, replacing it with a coed dance squad as part of its rebranding effort.

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Can we just have Christians and lions, and be done with it already?

Posted by: ShainS at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (6qFry)

462 I think with 401(k)s the kill-shot is going to be the government demanding that a certain % of your asset allocation be diverted into special government bonds, where you are paid below-market fixed rates at the time you hit a certain retirement age. It will be sold as "income protection" for those who don't know how to invest their money better.

In reality, your 401(k) money will be plowed into government spending in exchange for an ultimately-worthless IOU.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (cOGHc)

463 A friend came over last week with a couple of takeout jars of Pappy Van Winkle 12 year. It really was quite good.

Just thought I'd brag since I'll never be able to find/afford any ever again.

Also - good to hear the bourbons you guys like. Will try them!
Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (U1eOr)

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Nice! I've had a pour of Van Winkle 12 year, but none of the actual "Pappy" varieties (which are the 15, 20, and 23 year versions).

It was really good -- but not anywhere near good enough to pay what it costs to actually get a bottle.

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (mZUr4)

464 I honestly don't know why we don't counter propose a $20 / hour minimum wage for the same reasons. Fuck them. War.

They want $15? Why the fuck shouldn't I seriously counter with $20? Who am I protecting? They have all but crushed small businesses anyway...

Let them order amazon lawn services when they finds out the local gas cutting crew couldn't compete.

Posted by: Dan at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (prCsG)

465 382 >>> Samurai sword fights were actually very quick and they didn't use the swords for blocking that much.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 03, 2021 04:52 PM (1ISKN)


I have a friend that's really into that japanese sword fighting martial art, I don't remember it's name. But he's been in it for decades and is pretty experienced. Listening to him it was in old Japan like drawing guns in a stand-off. Draw sword, foot work, thrust, and we're done because some-one is dead. Anything less would be dishonorable. I imagine it looks a lot like an attack in fencing without all the erotic screaming.
Posted by: banana Dream at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (y8LA9)

Zatoichi from 2003 is good and they have a scene where both sword fighters visualize how they would strike,

Crazy Samurai a low budget movie that has an epic fight done in one take. It's bad but They really tried. with 100 vs 1

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (dKiJG)

466 Nope. Not gonna happen. $5.7 billion buys a lot of accountants.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (NL33G)

467 @ Garrett, @Doof, @ MAE
A friend came over last week with a couple of takeout jars of Pappy Van Winkle 12 year. It really was quite good.

Just thought I'd brag since I'll never be able to find/afford any ever again.

Also - good to hear the bourbons you guys like. Will try them!
Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (U1eOr)

Wow, you got some Pappy? Nice.

I had some Elmer T Lee for our anniversary dinner. Now I have a jones for it but can't find it anywhere.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (ifmtJ)

468 He probably read too many Suess books.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:08 PM (dJLHy)

I doubt he can read at all. Hard to believe, but I've run into high school graduates in California who honestly cannot read. These guys are grown men. I felt bad for them. The culture that claims to care for them gives no fucks for them.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (o2MD2)

469 > takeout jars of Pappy Van Winkle 12 year

WTF is a "takeout jar" of Pappy's?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (3H9h1)

470 461 The Washington Football Team has discontinued its cheerleader program after more than 50 years, replacing it with a coed dance squad as part of its rebranding effort.

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Can we just have Christians and lions, and be done with it already?
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Jazz Hands!

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (dJLHy)

471 It's a school where a student who passed three classes in four years, ranks near the top half of his class with a 0.13 grade point average.

Better than me. 0.0

Posted by: Bluto Blutarsky at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (awtm/)

472 Krugerannds are always popular. The more you have, the better.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (dEOT9)

473 I think it should be proportional to who you've shown support for. Bezos, Gates and Cook have all shown support for Dems, so they should support their tax by paying that high rate, Bond supervillian extraordinaire Elon Musk has been sorry of non-political, so he shouldn't have to pay.

Same goes for the "I play children's games for millions of dollars crowd" LeBron, Curry and Kaepernick all now have a 75% tax rate, since their preferred leader is in favor of that, but Tom Brady only has to pay 10%

Posted by: Rbastid at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (ACqDT)

474 "She thought her oldest son was doing well because even though he failed most of his classes, he was being promoted. "

I see where Junior gets his brains from.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:11 PM (VCCG9)

475 Nood centrism

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at March 03, 2021 05:11 PM (Zm+LZ)

476 Nood

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at March 03, 2021 05:11 PM (XeEyo)

477 Hey, here's a shocking discovery. Nitwit fails damn near every class, and thinks he's gonna grajumate.

He'll graduate. What do we care?

Posted by: Jr.'s High School at March 03, 2021 05:11 PM (CTJwJ)

478
Plutocracy and aristocracy are just specific types of an oligarchy. :-)

Our oligarchs are a combination of both really. Great wealth but with hereditary elements as well. It's not an official nobility, but an unofficial one.

I think it was Tucker pointing some research showing that the children of favored politicians all seem to get into Harvard and the other top schools.

The odds of one family have all their children make that are astronomical of course. But yet, somehow it seems the children of the favored class all get into the top-end elite schools.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (Mzdiz)

479 I think with 401(k)s the kill-shot is going to be the government demanding that a certain % of your asset allocation be diverted into special government bonds, where you are paid below-market fixed rates at the time you hit a certain retirement age. It will be sold as "income protection" for those who don't know how to invest their money better.

In reality, your 401(k) money will be plowed into government spending in exchange for an ultimately-worthless IOU.
Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (cOGHc)


I've long thought just this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (VCCG9)

480 Some movies reward re-watching, most don't, but the good ones please me. Some movies are like hanging out with friends I've known for years.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 05:03 PM (ifmtJ)


Watching Diner always reminds me how insane Colts fans in Balmer I grew up with were.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (y7DUB)

481 468 He probably read too many Suess books.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:08 PM (dJLHy)

I doubt he can read at all. Hard to believe, but I've run into high school graduates in California who honestly cannot read. These guys are grown men. I felt bad for them. The culture that claims to care for them gives no fucks for them.
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I don't know if you've noticed but California has become a Concession State for China. The streets are loaded with drugged out coolies. That would be the first clue.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (dJLHy)

482 461 The Washington Football Team has discontinued its cheerleader
program after more than 50 years, replacing it with a coed dance squad
as part of its rebranding effort.

that idiot owner has to be livid. They are trying to get him to sell out. i am shocked they still have a team really. i mean, seriously, who the hell cares?

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (dEOT9)

483 Bannon lost control of his show, Navarro just called Cuomo a 'lying sack of you know what'

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (5oxb5)

484 173 A wealth tax is totally unworkable. Suppose you're above the threshold by virtue of owning Enron (or Tesla) stock, and you have to pay through the nose.

Then those stocks collapse, and become worthless. Now what? Do you get money back? If so, how much? If not, why not?

A wealth tax is idiotic, because it is a tax on unrealized gains.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (VCCG9)

Yeah, right. Just because it doesn't make any sense doesn't mean they won't do it.

Posted by: Kat_man at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (+7WqI)

485 I had some Elmer T Lee for our anniversary dinner. Now I have a jones for it but can't find it anywhere.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at March 03, 2021 05:10 PM (ifmtJ)

Elmer T Lee is my favorite. I have a bottle. Unopened since Fall 2017. Scared to open it. It'll be gone QUICKLY!

Posted by: Doof at March 03, 2021 05:13 PM (mZUr4)

486 Some movies are like hanging out with friends I've known for years.

Can't count how many times I've seen Tombstone. It's my go to when I can't find anything else. Yeah..it's like visiting an old friend.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 03, 2021 05:13 PM (nxdel)

487 mine is locked tight because of commies. But that is a good recco. i do use the library a lot. i buy books there, some are actually valuable. I have purchased quite a few tv series for a song. But i will check that out.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (dEOT9)

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Local library is a good source also for downloading free audio books. In my case, to my phone -- as I drive 85,000 miles a year for work.

Posted by: ShainS at March 03, 2021 05:13 PM (6qFry)

488 My dad sold cars now then and again. He liked the V8 Dartbodies. Owned a rubber carpet 273(?) for years. Didn't like the 198's, but who would?

Posted by: klaftern at March 03, 2021 05:13 PM (RuIsu)

489 >>>I don't know what to do for him," France told Project Baltimore. "Why would he do three more years in school? He didn't fail, the school failed him. The school failed at their job. They failed. They failed, that's the problem here. They failed. They failed. He didn't deserve that.


where is his father?

Posted by: x4 at March 03, 2021 05:13 PM (oA+QO)

490 Right. They should've learned him. Strictly passive learning. Mom and Tyrone have nothing to do with the problem.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (VCCG9)

It's a stupid teevee station story. I think they said he ranked something like 62 out of 120, so even these morons couldn't figure out that that's below the 50th percentile. How's that "near the top of the class?"

And I'm gonna guess a substantial number of the 58 below him dropped out. Probably all of them. But are still being "ranked."

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2021 05:13 PM (oQ94s)

491 469 > takeout jars of Pappy Van Winkle 12 year

WTF is a "takeout jar" of Pappy's?
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His wife is skeered of covid, so they got a pizza to go at a high end pizza joint. He's just getting into bourbon, so when he saw it at the bar he asked the bartender if he could get some to go. So I ended up with a mason jar with a couple ounces of Pappy in it.

He's tried to find a bottle of it. None here in VT. He could have bought one in NY for about $600. He's smart enough not to do that.

Posted by: 496 at March 03, 2021 05:14 PM (U1eOr)

492 Watching Diner always reminds me how insane Colts fans in Balmer I grew up with were.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (y7DUB)

I need to check that movie out again. I am not sure I have seen the entire film. I did watch the Cowboys play the Colts once though. Not longer after, there were not Colts in Balmer.

Posted by: Quint at March 03, 2021 05:14 PM (dEOT9)

493 Can't count how many times I've seen Tombstone. It's my go to when I can't find anything else. Yeah..it's like visiting an old friend.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 03, 2021 05:13 PM (nxdel)

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Love that film, and get angry each time that Val kilmer was robbed of an Oscar (didn't even get nominated IIRC).

Posted by: ShainS at March 03, 2021 05:15 PM (6qFry)

494 Oof. Just watched a couple of vids on The Quartering's predicament. Jeremy's YT channel gets mentioned here sometimes. He's under full court social media press to be deplatformed and fully othered off of YT. They're going as far as to spread a lie that he SWAT'ed a black female gamer when all he actually did was point out her racist tweet.

If they get his scalp, I suspect Geeks and Gamers is next.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at March 03, 2021 04:24 PM (uhPTO)

Any YTuber who isn't archiving his stuff and putting it on alt platforms is a fool. The signs have been out there for years how it was going down for everyone, not even just conservatives.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 03, 2021 05:15 PM (eoQWY)

495 A wealth tax is idiotic, because it is a tax on unrealized gains.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (VCCG9)

*************

those gains are realized the moment you're forced to sell the stock to pay off Uncle Sam

I know you're probably going to come back with something about shareholders, and the impact forcing Bezos to liquidate would have on them, but that's 20th century thinking. These days, it's all about STAKEholders. And we're all stakeholders in this confiscatory effort

Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at March 03, 2021 05:15 PM (X7dM4)

496 And the Coen Brothers--I can watch them anytime.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (HrMC1)

==========

CHARLIE
LOOK UPON ME! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (LvTSG)

That's not from A Serious Man, is it?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 05:16 PM (HrMC1)

497 482 461 The Washington Football Team has discontinued its cheerleader
program after more than 50 years, replacing it with a coed dance squad
as part of its rebranding effort.

that idiot owner has to be livid. They are trying to get him to sell out. i am shocked they still have a team really. i mean, seriously, who the hell cares?
Posted by: Quint

if Bezos buys them, they could be the Headskins

Posted by: x4 at March 03, 2021 05:16 PM (oA+QO)

498 496 CHARLIE
LOOK UPON ME! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:07 PM (LvTSG)

That's not from A Serious Man, is it?
Posted by: JoeF. at March 03, 2021 05:16 PM (HrMC1)

=========

Barton Fink.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at March 03, 2021 05:16 PM (LvTSG)

499 A wealth tax is idiotic, because it is a tax on unrealized gains.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 04:30 PM (VCCG9)

Yeah, right. Just because it doesn't make any sense doesn't mean they won't do it.
Posted by: Kat_man at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (+7WqI)

They would just do it like capital losses. You get to claim $3000 a year against your income (wealth in this case).

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 03, 2021 05:16 PM (BMmaB)

500 From my reading, Polish saber is the most deadly form of sword combat.

******

It seems to me that would make the saber shiny and pretty, but not sure it would outperform Sharpen saber.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2021 05:17 PM (m45I2)

501 Elizabeth Warren in a sweat lodge with a loofah.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 03, 2021 05:17 PM (03n3v)

502 Maybe someone can remake Ghost Buster's and make it funny?

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:18 PM (dJLHy)

503 If it's a Democrat tax bill it's no good.
If it's a Democrat health bill it's no good.
If it's a Democrat written bill it's no good.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 05:19 PM (5oxb5)

504 I have a friend that's really into that japanese sword fighting martial art, I don't remember it's name. But he's been in it for decades and is pretty experienced. Listening to him it was in old Japan like drawing guns in a stand-off. Draw sword, foot work, thrust, and we're done because some-one is dead. Anything less would be dishonorable. I imagine it looks a lot like an attack in fencing without all the erotic screaming.
Posted by: banana Dream at March 03, 2021 04:58 PM (y8LA9)

There's a scene in one of Webers SF Honor Harrington books where there is a Japanese style duel like that - the two stay motionless and the idea is to see when the other has decided to strike and react to that decision first and cut him down. No fencing at all.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 03, 2021 05:19 PM (eoQWY)

505 You watch movies over and over because, gosh darn it, deep down you know that Steve McQueen is going to clear that second row of barbed wire fence one of these times.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 03, 2021 05:20 PM (m45I2)

506 Elizabeth Warren in a sweat lodge with a loofah.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 03, 2021 05:17 PM (03n3v)

Covered in corn syrup and staked over an ant hill. Fire ants. Angry fire ants. That's the way of her people.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at March 03, 2021 05:21 PM (lgiXo)

507 The uncertainty in Bezos net worth is > 3 %.
Most days the volatility is also.

Posted by: DaveA at March 03, 2021 05:21 PM (FhXTo)

508 He's selling American made vitamins.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog, starving the beast at March 03, 2021 05:21 PM (5oxb5)

509 I don't know if you've noticed but California has become a Concession State for China. The streets are loaded with drugged out coolies. That would be the first clue.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (dJLHy)

I'll show you bad in CA. I just saw a Pot Shop closed down, and they aren't affected by the shutdown.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 03, 2021 05:23 PM (eoQWY)

510 She also claims the bill will include the entire of assets of the rich, including any offshore assets. Everything, stock, business ownership fractions, hard assets such as real estate boats, etc.

She wants the money to be used for free universal pre K and free college.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2021 05:05 PM (BF4Ss)

I think I prefer the billionaires to the vipers she wants to feed with her stolen money. The kids would be better off playing outside than in pre K and college.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 03, 2021 05:25 PM (eoQWY)

511 They've already taken our political voice. They're not going to pay us now.

Posted by: DaveA at March 03, 2021 05:28 PM (FhXTo)

512 Double it - 4% and 6%

Posted by: Jerome at March 03, 2021 05:31 PM (3x7XI)

513 I'm in favor of Zuck etc al. getting the IRS anal swab. Not sure about excise taxes on Our Friends The Chinese because 1) non-billionaires will just make up the difference while CCP stays rich 2) it won't have any positive geopolitical benefits for us, it's only slightly less futile than our sanctions policies, i.e. jobs program for liberal-arts majors to live & be sluts in the D.C. region.

Posted by: Swamposphere at March 03, 2021 05:33 PM (l4vYO)

514 479 I think with 401(k)s the kill-shot is going to be the government demanding that a certain % of your asset allocation be diverted into special government bonds, where you are paid below-market fixed rates at the time you hit a certain retirement age. It will be sold as "income protection" for those who don't know how to invest their money better.

In reality, your 401(k) money will be plowed into government spending in exchange for an ultimately-worthless IOU.
Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2021 05:09 PM (cOGHc)

I've long thought just this.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 03, 2021 05:12 PM (VCCG9)

I'll clean that sucker out so fast I'll break finger nails on the mouse.

Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at March 03, 2021 05:45 PM (MkuC5)

515 But muh Amazon!

Posted by: Paul at March 03, 2021 05:46 PM (LUn2N)

516 "Because: Fuck You. War."

I hope there is a heaven, because Andrew Breitbart just smiled there.

Posted by: Evi L. Bloggerlady at March 03, 2021 06:02 PM (6uwIl)

517 Proposed, a 75% tax on wealth of all "charitable" foundations with value of over $1 billion dollars with further penalties for employing persons related to the founder of said charities

Posted by: JD at March 03, 2021 06:05 PM (v4ESQ)

518 >>> 318 292 They don't want to go back.

Nope. But teachers do want to keep getting paid for not teaching, as well as keep their benefits and raises.
Posted by: Kytten at March 03, 2021 04:47 PM (tjZg/)

It really is time to Reagan their asses and hire new. Maybe "teachers" who like to actually "teach," because if you aren't teaching, how can you be called a teacher?
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 03, 2021 04:49 PM (okGHj)

That word is so low-class. We arr SMART, like DOCTOR Jill Biden.

Posted by: Educators at March 03, 2021 06:09 PM (h5m02)

519 and moronic 'consevatives' and 'republicans' will fucking oppose this, because it is indeed the stupid party. We saw this when they jumped into lefty's trap re: minimum wage.

The correct response to this (besides cheering it) is to not vote. The GOP should abstain. Let Lefty bring this to the floor, let lefty vote for this, and then let lefty explain to their donors why lefty is fucking them.

But again, our morons will cry about 'muh free market' and defend these oligarchs who are our political enemies. #NeverGOP

Posted by: Dr. DJ3Way at March 03, 2021 06:16 PM (bhPL1)

520 1. Remember -- Income tax was only going to effect the top 3%. Those brackets would drop like a stone.

2. The fairest "wealth" tax, is still and will always be, the Land Value Tax as proposed by Henry George 150 years ago.

Posted by: Bob at March 03, 2021 06:18 PM (pft3j)

521 When France tried to punish its successful citizens to the tune of 75% of whatever income they made over a milliom euros, MEP Farage rightly called it a "hate tax". Which is exactly what Mrs. Warren's proposal is: a "hate tax".

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 03, 2021 07:59 PM (49Dnm)

522 Didn't read all the comments but sure someone has mentioned:

FALSE

Warren's plan, when enacted, simply triggers said billionaires to reshuffle their portfolios elsewhere.

This shit never 'works'.

Tax them, tax them all to hell.

Guess we aren't conservative anymore.

Posted by: Schlippynuts at March 03, 2021 08:09 PM (Zgxv2)

523 Taxes never apply to the super rich, however you write the laws.

What needs to be done as people stop using their services.

Posted by: Schlippynuts at March 03, 2021 08:11 PM (Zgxv2)

524 516 "Because: Fuck You. War."

Again, I say, pass it. And watch how no billionaire pays it. They'll simply move necessary HQs and assets overseas.

Taxes are never the answer.

Posted by: Schlippynuts at March 03, 2021 08:14 PM (Zgxv2)

525 This headline should read: "Jeff Bezos Would Owe $5.7 Billion In Taxes for 2020 under Elizabeth Warren's "Ultra-Millionaire" Tax Plan, IF HE HAD NO WIND OF IT AND IT WAS SUDDENLY APPLIED RETROACTIVELY OVERNIGHT"

Posted by: Schlippynuts at March 03, 2021 08:16 PM (Zgxv2)

526 Exactly.
You can't persuade these people of anything, you just need to help them stampede over the cliff like the mindless lemmings that they are.

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Posted by: lussie kanye at March 04, 2021 12:59 PM (IXLjX)

528 Again, I say, pass it. And watch how no billionaire pays it. They'll simply move necessary HQs and assets overseas.

Taxes are never the answer.
Posted by: Schlippynuts at March 03, 2021 08:14 PM (Zgxv2)

Libertarians are fucking cancer that have did more than their fair share to destroy this country. Go smoke some pot and be happy.

Posted by: DFCtomm at March 04, 2021 04:17 PM (50gG9)

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