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Well, Jordan certainly sounds like the perfect guy to enable Trump.
 

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So that Duncan Hunter.

Mr. Witch Hunt pleads guilty of being a witch.
 

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So that Duncan Hunter.

Mr. Witch Hunt pleads guilty of being a witch.


Wonder what turned him around. He blamed it all on his wife so maybe she had an insurance policy in case the scum bag acted like a scum bag.
 

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Hunter plead guilty but has no plans to resign. He's is guilty of campaign finance abuses. He's guilty of stealing his constituents money for personal use. But he remains in office and not a word from Republican leadership. Doesn't seem right, does it?
 

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Hunter plead guilty but has no plans to resign. He's is guilty of campaign finance abuses. He's guilty of stealing his constituents money for personal use. But he remains in office and not a word from Republican leadership. Doesn't seem right, does it?
Their cynicism is going to leave people with no option one day.
 

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The group in question is a joke, but the issue of infiltration by extremist groups is not.

I think at some point there has to be something done to 1) Remove all extremists (don't care about their political color), 2) Start taking infiltration by extremists seriously, and 3) Reconfigure the HR process to weed these people out.


Dozens of West Virginia Corrections Officers Did the Nazi Salute for a Photo



Dozens of corrections officers in West Virginia posed for a photo in uniform while doing a nazi salute, and state officials are moving swiftly to contain the fallout.

So far, a handful of the individuals in the photo — which was published on state letterhead — have been suspended while the incident is under investigation, although Gov. Jim Justice has ordered the firing of everyone determined to have participated.

“I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class #18 in the strongest possible terms,” Justice said. “This will not be tolerated on my watch.”

The caption on the photo, which was released Thursday afternoon, reads “Hail Byrd!” a reference to the training class’ director, a spokesperson for the governor’s office told the Charleston Gazette-Mail. The training took place between Oct. 21 and Nov. 27. It's not clear whether the individuals in the picture were certified officers undergoing routine training, or whether they were trainees.

In the copy of the photo provided to VICE News, the trainees’ faces are blurred out. It’s unclear how the photo came about or how West Virginia officials found out about it.

Secretary Jeff Sandy from the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, who’s investigating, announced that several trainees had been suspended, and called the photo “distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate.”

Sandy added that the commissioner of the Department of Corrections had ordered that all hard copies of the photo be destroyed. He added that he’d informed local faith leaders about the incident and asked for their help about how best to address it.

Cover image: West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation Basic Training Class #18 (Photo Courtesy of Gov. Jim Justice's Office)
 

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The group in question is a joke, but the issue of infiltration by extremist groups is not.

I think at some point there has to be something done to 1) Remove all extremists (don't care about their political color), 2) Start taking infiltration by extremists seriously, and 3) Reconfigure the HR process to weed these people out.


Dozens of West Virginia Corrections Officers Did the Nazi Salute for a Photo



Dozens of corrections officers in West Virginia posed for a photo in uniform while doing a nazi salute, and state officials are moving swiftly to contain the fallout.

So far, a handful of the individuals in the photo — which was published on state letterhead — have been suspended while the incident is under investigation, although Gov. Jim Justice has ordered the firing of everyone determined to have participated.

“I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class #18 in the strongest possible terms,” Justice said. “This will not be tolerated on my watch.”

The caption on the photo, which was released Thursday afternoon, reads “Hail Byrd!” a reference to the training class’ director, a spokesperson for the governor’s office told the Charleston Gazette-Mail. The training took place between Oct. 21 and Nov. 27. It's not clear whether the individuals in the picture were certified officers undergoing routine training, or whether they were trainees.

In the copy of the photo provided to VICE News, the trainees’ faces are blurred out. It’s unclear how the photo came about or how West Virginia officials found out about it.

Secretary Jeff Sandy from the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, who’s investigating, announced that several trainees had been suspended, and called the photo “distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate.”

Sandy added that the commissioner of the Department of Corrections had ordered that all hard copies of the photo be destroyed. He added that he’d informed local faith leaders about the incident and asked for their help about how best to address it.

Cover image: West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation Basic Training Class #18 (Photo Courtesy of Gov. Jim Justice's Office)
Even if not for the right reason, I think people would know not to do this in this day and age of social media.

I simply cannot relate to bigots.
 

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Missouri Church Leader on Grindr Tried to Pay for Sex Acts with Arby’s Gift Card

Barry Poyner was known as DILF on Grindr.

Barry Poyner was known as DILF on Grindr. (Obtained by New York Daily News)

He had the meats.

A Missouri church leader and professor used Grindr to connect with students at his university and then attempted to compensate them for sexual acts using an Arby’s gift card, among other unconventional gifts.

Barry Poyner, 57, a Kirksville, Mo., resident, professor at Truman State University and a church elder with the Kirksville Church of Christ, used the handle “DILF” on Grindr to connect with male students at Truman State, according to the Daily Express. Poyner then offered to pay for sexual acts in unorthodox ways, telling an undercover officer that he “might throw in an Arby’s card" along with paying to fuel up the officer’s vehicle at a local gas station.

Poyner said he was interested in a “sugar daddy relationship” and that he’d provided partners with gift cards, clothes and cold hard cash in the past, the Daily Express reported.

Police set up the undercover account after receiving a tip about Poyner’s use of the app, which is similar to Tinder but specific to gay, bisexual and bi-curious men.


Poyner offered to pay for the fuel prior to the sex acts, and officers set up a sting at a local gas station, according to the Daily Express. Poyner attempted to flee the scene when he saw the cops, but only made it several blocks before giving up and pulling over.
When confronted, Poyner denied that he was there to provide gas, or Arby’s Reubens, in exchange for sex acts, claiming instead that he was simply trying to help out a student.

Poyner has been charged with patronizing prostitution, a misdemeanor, and faces up to six months in prison and a fine of $1,000 if convicted, the Daily Express reported. Truman State suspended Poyner, and he is due in court on Jan. 8, 2020.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/na...Vfs0fgCzCFpYyVpKSNZuVS0nAxo1MCpXW4SJ0l0YerVco
 

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Missouri Church Leader on Grindr Tried to Pay for Sex Acts with Arby’s Gift Card

Barry Poyner was known as DILF on Grindr.

Barry Poyner was known as DILF on Grindr. (Obtained by New York Daily News)

He had the meats.

A Missouri church leader and professor used Grindr to connect with students at his university and then attempted to compensate them for sexual acts using an Arby’s gift card, among other unconventional gifts.

Barry Poyner, 57, a Kirksville, Mo., resident, professor at Truman State University and a church elder with the Kirksville Church of Christ, used the handle “DILF” on Grindr to connect with male students at Truman State, according to the Daily Express. Poyner then offered to pay for sexual acts in unorthodox ways, telling an undercover officer that he “might throw in an Arby’s card" along with paying to fuel up the officer’s vehicle at a local gas station.

Poyner said he was interested in a “sugar daddy relationship” and that he’d provided partners with gift cards, clothes and cold hard cash in the past, the Daily Express reported.

Police set up the undercover account after receiving a tip about Poyner’s use of the app, which is similar to Tinder but specific to gay, bisexual and bi-curious men.


Poyner offered to pay for the fuel prior to the sex acts, and officers set up a sting at a local gas station, according to the Daily Express. Poyner attempted to flee the scene when he saw the cops, but only made it several blocks before giving up and pulling over.
When confronted, Poyner denied that he was there to provide gas, or Arby’s Reubens, in exchange for sex acts, claiming instead that he was simply trying to help out a student.

Poyner has been charged with patronizing prostitution, a misdemeanor, and faces up to six months in prison and a fine of $1,000 if convicted, the Daily Express reported. Truman State suspended Poyner, and he is due in court on Jan. 8, 2020.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/na...Vfs0fgCzCFpYyVpKSNZuVS0nAxo1MCpXW4SJ0l0YerVco
While humorous, I really wish our tax dollars were spent in better ways than busting a guy trying to pay for sex with bad fast food and gas.
 

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While humorous, I really wish our tax dollars were spent in better ways than busting a guy trying to pay for sex with bad fast food and gas.
I think he was preying on underage boys as well as college students.
 

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Remember when buying hookers was expensive? Now it's $40 for some pussy or an Arby's gift card for some dick and butt. My times have changed.
 

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This is not surprising at all. The Tax Cuts didn't pay for themselves with tremendous economic growth. We actually added a trillion to the deficit just this year.


Two years ago today, Republicans in Congress passed a sweeping tax cut. It was supposed to be a gift-wrapped present to taxpayers and the economy. But in hindsight, it looks more like a costly lump of coal.

Passed on a party-line vote, the tax cut is the signature legislative accomplishment of President Trump's first term. Trump campaigned hard for the measure, promising it would boost paychecks for working people.

"Our focus is on helping the folks who work in the mailrooms and the machine shops of America," he told supporters in the fall of 2017. "The plumbers, the carpenters, the cops, the teachers, the truck drivers, the pipe-fitters, the people that like me best."

In fact, more than 60% of the tax savings went to people in the top 20% of the income ladder, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. The measure also slashed the corporate tax rate by 40%.

"It will be rocket fuel for our economy," Trump promised.

Boosters of the tax cut insisted the economy would grow so fast, it would more than make up for the revenue lost to lower rates.

"The tax plan will pay for itself with economic growth," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.


It hasn't worked out that way.

"It was unbelievable at the time, and it's proven to be absolutely untrue," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. "The tax cuts were never going to — and have not — come anywhere close to paying for themselves."

Corporate tax revenues fell 31% in the first year after the cut was passed. Overall tax revenues have declined as a share of the economy in each of the two years since the tax cut took effect.

"Not surprising, if you cut taxes, you get less in revenues," MacGuineas said. "And what we've been doing at the same time is we've been increasing spending. And no surprise, our deficit has exploded."

The federal deficit this year was $984 billion — an extraordinary figure at a time when the country is not mired in recession or widespread war.

The tax cut also failed to produce a permanent boost in economic growth, despite promises from Republican supporters.

"After eight straight years of slow growth and under-performance, America is ready to take off," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said when the tax cut passed two years ago.

In fact, the economy grew 2.9% last year — exactly the same as in 2015.

The tax cut, along with increased government spending, did give a short-term lift to the economy and businesses temporarily boosted investment. But the rocket fuel burned off quickly. Business investment declined in the last two quarters.

"There was an acceleration in terms of momentum for business investment, but it was rather short-lived," said Gregory Daco of Oxford Economics. "A year further down the road, we're really not seeing much of any leftover of this fiscal stimulus package."

Hampered in part by the president's trade war, the economy is projected to grow only about 2% this coming year. That's below the administration's target of 3%, and slightly below the average growth rate since 2010.

To be sure, the stock market is booming and unemployment is near record lows. But while most Americans give the economy high marks, that doesn't extend to the tax cut. A Gallup Poll last tax season found only about 40% of Americans approved of the cut while 49% disapproved.

Even though experts say most workers did get a bump in their take-home pay, it was largely invisible to many taxpayers. Only about 14% of those surveyed by Gallup believe their taxes went down.
(That figure includes 22% of Republicans, 12% of Democrats and 10% of Independents.)

"For millions of middle-class Americans, it is not a very happy anniversary," said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said while wealthy Americans are celebrating their tax savings from the last two years, working people feel like an afterthought.

Perhaps it's an acknowledgement of that sentiment that the president is now talking about another round of tax cuts, after the 2020 election. "We're going to be doing a major middle-income tax cut, if we take back the House," Trump promised in November.

The president made similar promises before last year's mid-term election. But the follow-up to his 2017 tax cut never materialized.



Like most that comes out of the Trump administration; the Tax Cut promises were just words. There was no truth behind it. They pushed through something that would help a powerful minority and left the majority to pay for it.
 

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