Between the incredibly fun on-line birthday party Friday (featuring a rather large number of martinis), running an online roleplaying game Saturday, watching my favorite football team with their third game in a row this season, along with errands and housework and sleeping in, I did not do a Weekend Update post. And there were so many news stores were worth commenting on that broke since Thursday night when I queued up the latest Friday Five. So I’m giving y’all the update today. Which is a good thing, since the story I’m going to lead with officially broke late Sunday…
So, the one the biggie: Tax bombshell reveals Trump’s image is a sham. This really isn’t a bombshell. It’s something most of us have believed for at least the last four years. A man who is worth multiple-billions of dollars doesn’t need a constant flow of endorsement deals (many of those weird businesses that come and then fail, such as Trump Steaks, aren’t actually owned by him; rather, the company pays him to use his name and get him to endorse it for a time), nor does he need to charge hundreds of millions of dollars to the taxpayer to keep a few of his golf courses and hotels afloat.
And most importantly, an actual billionaire running for political wouldn’t fight tooth and nail for more than four years to conceal his tax returns from the public.
There are some details worth noting, the the least of which is that our tax code needs a major overhaul some people who have hundreds of millions of dollars of cash-flow every year are paying less in federal taxes than a minimum wage worker does. So, start here for some of that info: The Ordinary Taxpayer’s Guide To The Extraordinary Story Of Trump’s Tax Returns.
Trump booed and jeered on visit to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket. Good!
Fox & Friends Sorry For Spreading Fake COVID Story. It’s a little late for that…
Omaha Man Who Killed BLM Protester Commits Suicide. Suddenly facing consequences for being a murderous bastard, and he takes the coward’s way out.
Kentucky GOP State Rep. Robert Goforth Arrested On Charges Of Domestic Violence – Former Republican candidate for Governor was arrested for extremely disturbing domestic violence charges. Surprise, surprise, surprise!
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