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Socialist Ocasio-Cortez wants 70% tax rate for the wealthy

You know she’d take 100% of taxpayer money if she had her way.

From NY Post: Newly minted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says tax rates for the nation’s wealthiest should increase to as much 70 percent to fund a new initiative to combat climate change — even if that means she’s labeled a “radical.”

“If that’s what radical means, call me a radical,” she said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that will air in full on Sunday.

The New York Democrat said the tax hike would help fund the Green New Deal, which aims at eliminating carbon emissions in the US within 12 years.

“That is the goal. It’s ambitious,” she said. “It’s going to require a lot of rapid change that we don’t even conceive as possible right now. What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?”

The 29-year-old said the plan could include “an element where people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes.”

“You know, you look at our tax rates back in the ’60s, and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate let’s say from zero to $75,000 may be 10 percent or 15 percent, etc.,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“But once you get to the tippy-tops on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent,” she continued. “That doesn’t mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate. It means that as you climb up this ladder, you should be contributing more.”

The current top tax rate is 37 percent.

When “60 Minutes” host Anderson Cooper described her ideas as a “radical agenda,” she responded, “I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country.”

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Boycott: Upcoming Emmy's hosted by Stephen Colbert, who makes Nazi salute in criticism of Trump

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CBS must be so proud of this hack


Trump basher Stephen Colbert is hosting the Emmy’s this year which is scheduled for September 17 on CBS. Expect the award ceremony to be a full-on production of Trump Derangement Syndrome. I for one will not be watching this show full of elite, hypocritical narcissists.
From Daily Mail: Stephen Colbert, the host of CBS Late Show who has been one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics, is once again generating controversy on Friday after he made a Nazi salute in reference to Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Colbert, CBS’s late night star who once made a crude remark about President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, returned to host his show this week after a two-week hiatus.
In his opening monologue, Colbert cracked jokes about Bannon, the now-departed White House aide who returned to head alt-right news site Breitbart. Colbert’s jokes were interspersed with clips of Bannon talking to Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes in an interview.
CBS has released portions of the interview in which Bannon is heard talking about a number of issues, including Trump’s controversial reaction to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month.
Trump was criticized for blaming ‘both sides’ after an anti-racist counter-protester was killed and 20 others were injured when a suspected neo-Nazi ploughed his car into a crowd of people on August 12.
In his 60 Minutes interview, Bannon defended Trump’s response to Charlottesville. ‘By the way, after the Charlottesville situation – that’s what I told John Kelly – I was the only guy that came out and tried to defend him,’ Bannon told 60 Minutes. ‘I was the only guy that said, “He’s talking about something that’s… taking it up to a higher level”,’ he said.
That’s when Colbert interjected.
‘Yeah, he’s definitely taking it to a higher level. I’d say his support is about up there. Right around here,’ the former Colbert Report host said as he stretched his arm out to a 45-degree angle with his fingers extended similar to how the Nazis used to salute Adolf Hitler.
‘Or over here,’ Colbert said, adjusting his arm to give another mock Nazi salute. ‘Somewhere up there.’
Colbert has drawn criticism in the past for controversial statements about Trump. On his May 1 broadcast, he lashed out at the president during his opening monologue, when he remarked that ‘the only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*** holster.’
The broadcast sparked thousands of complaints to the FCC, which launched a review. The agency eventually declined to take any action against Colbert. 
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12-year-old "transgender" boy changes his mind two years after "transitioning"


Yes, it was a mistake. Hope this young man gets the real medical/mental treatment he obviously needs.
From news.com.au: Patrick Mitchell just wanted to change everything about himself. Uncomfortable in his own skin, the young schoolboy felt like he didn’t quite fit. He was just seven years old when he felt like he first heard the phrase “trans”.
It was the start of an emotional journey which, five years later, would see him diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and beg his mother to let him transition into a girl.
“You wish you could just change everything about you, you just see any girl and you say ‘I’d kill to be like that’,” Patrick tells reporter Ross Coulthart in an interview to air on 60 Minutes on Sunday night.
But two years after taking estrogen hormones and growing his hair long in an effort to address the condition which put him at odds between his biological gender and his own identity, Patrick has changed his mind.
He’s stopped taking the oestrogen hormones which transformed his body and is preparing for surgery to remove the excess breast tissue to transition back into a boy, Woman’s Day reports.
Patrick was just 12 when he first voiced his mental torture to his family. It had been five years since he’d first heard the word ‘trans’, he says “and because I’d always identified with girls thought, well, this makes sense, I probably am a girl”.
As his conflict grew — both internally, and externally thanks to hitting puberty and being bullied at school — he’d stay up late at night researching trans people and what could be done to look more like a female.
“It was so hard to wake up every morning and see something new on my body, or that I’d grown. It was so depressing — I hated looking in the mirror. I didn’t know who the person staring back at me was.”
His mother, Alison, tells 60 Minutes she could see her son struggling. Finally, having seen a television story about transgender people, she gently broached the subject with her son. “I hadn’t even finished the sentence and he had the biggest smile on his face. I hadn’t seen him smile for months,” she said.
With a doctor’s diagnosis, she gave the go-ahead for Patrick to begin his transformation. “When he was young he would dress up in girls’ clothes and at one stage he did say to me could he be taken to the doctor to be made into a girl,” she said.
But at the start of this year, when teachers started referring to him as a girl, Patrick started feeling different. “I began to realise I was actually comfortable in my body. Every day I just felt better,” he says.
He again turned to his supportive mum. “He looked me in the eye and said ‘I’m just not sure that I am a girl’,” Alison says.
It was a massive twist in an emotional journey, and Alison has only admiration for her son.
“That moment … when you know it’s taken every drop of courage for that child to speak up … I didn’t know what the coming days would bring, but I knew his thoughts had caught up with his body,” she says.
h/t Weasel Zippers
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Wanna see Obama’s “bumps in the road”?

Back in 2008 when I discovered that, as an Illinois state senator, B(arry) S(oetoro) Obama had three-times voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, I knew then that we’re dealing with a cold-hearted SOB. The Born Alive Act extends legal protection to an infant who survives a failed attempt at a late-term abortion. By voting against the Act, B.S. Obama effectively voted for infanticide.

So we really shouldn’t be surprised by the POS’s latest display of his icy pitch-black heart.

Last night, September 23, 2012, on CBS’s 60 Minutes, correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed the POS.

Alluding to the recent attacks on our embassy in Cairo and on our consulate in Benghazi, and the killing of our ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other diplomatic staff members, Kroft asked the POS “if recent events in the Middle East give you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the ‘Arab Spring’.”

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This is what the POS said:

“But…there’ll be bumps in the road…. There are streams of [Islamic] extremism and anti-Americanism and anti-western sentiments that can be tapped into by demagogues. There’ll probably be times when we bump up against some of these countries and have strong disagreements. But I do think that over the long term we’re more likely to get a Middle East and North Africa that’s more peaceful, more prosperous, and more aligned with our interests.”

Here are the “bumps in the road” to which the POS was referring:

Bump No. 1: U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens:

Here’s Bump No. 1’s dead body, showing bruises from having been tortured, being dragged through streets:

Bump No. 2: Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, who was killed along with Amb. Stevens:

Bumps No. 3 and No. 4: Former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty who provided security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and were murdered along with Amb. Stevens and Officer Sean Smith:

Tyrone Woods (l); Glen Doherty (r)

See also “Muslims tortured, killed, dragged U.S. ambassador’s body through streets.” and “2 Navy SEALS killed with Amb. Stevens“.

And yet the polls say this POS with an icy pitch-black heart has the approval of 40% to 50% of Americans.

~Eowyn

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Muslims rampage and kill a U.S. ambassador over this movie?

Yesterday, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, crazy Muslims in Egypt and Libya went on a rampage.

In Egypt, a mob of 2,000 stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, shredded the American flag and replaced it with a black flag praising Allah and Muhammad.

In Libya, a group close to al Qaeda attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, then fired a rocket at the car carrying U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, killing him and three other embassy staff.

According to all accounts, including the NY Times, the attackers blame this movie about Muhammad as their excuse to riot, loot and kill. Here’s the trailer (watch it before YouTube pulls it):

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But Creeping Sharia points out that the above video has been on Youtube since July and the Arabic version has been up for a week.

In other words, the movie is a ruse.

The clue is in the timing of events.

Both violent incidents in Egypt and Libya took place on what day?

September 11, 2012

  • the 11th anniversary of 9/11; and
  • a day after CBS 60 Minutes’ broadcast of Scott Pelley’s extensive interview with “Mark Owen,” the former Navy SEAL and author of Killing Bin Laden, his book on Navy SEAL Team 6’s assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Mostafa Hussein, a psychiatrist and blogger, pointed to a photograph that showed that the protesters had also scrawled the name Osama bin Laden on a sign outside the Cairo embassy.

Ben Laden written on US embassy sign. Yeah right you are protesting an insult to Islam. https://t.co/vhKEsoTt /via @Mad_Darsh

Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa)11 Sep 12

UPDATE: Both the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and the Pentagon now say the attacks were not random mob events reacting to the movie, but rather well-planned, well-coordinated, well-armed terrorist attacks. See my post on this here.

~Eowyn

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Obama's Weird Laughter

It is not just Democratic Party bigwigs who have buyer’s remorse. There’s also Velma Hart — middle class, a wife and the mother of two, a veteran, and one of the 93% of blacks who had voted for Obama in 2008.
In a now-famous TV footage of Obama’s Sept. 21 townhall meeting, Hart lamented to the Fraud In Chief: 

“Quite frankly, I’m exhausted – I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now.”

Obama responded by LAUGHING. Then he blamed — you guessed it! — George W. Bush.
Look for Velmar Hart’s remark at the 0:46 mark (h/t beloved fellows Steve, Joan, & Tina!):
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Remember Obama’s inappropriate laughter throughout his interview on the economy with Steve Kroft on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in March 2009? Kroft got so exasperated, he said to the President of the United States:

“You’re sitting here. And you’re– you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems.”

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Totally inappropriate reaction to others is a sign, minimally of a narcissist’s lack of empathy, and maximally of mental illness. (Pathological narcissism, of course, itself is a mental and spiritual/moral disorder.)
We not only have a gay/bisexual-Marxist-taqiyya Muslim in the White House, he also has more than a few screws loose in his head.
~Eowyn

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