finally the dutch government noticedthat american david horowitz has been the one-man funding machine of holland’s geert wilders. in most democratic states foreign funding is not allowed.
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france’s prime minister edouard phillipe’s international flight between tokyo and paris is being scrutinized due to its more than 400,000 EURO pricetag.
as mayor of san francisco, gavin newsom decided he did not like a state law. so he ignored it and let his office start issuing marriage certificates to same sex couples. this post is not about debating whether or not one is for or against gay marriage. it is about the responsibility of an elected official in a democracy to uphold laws and to use due process in rectifying say a law or ordinance that one believes is misguided or unjust. if joe blow decides that the state does not have the right to issue parking tickets or require a person to wear a seatbelt while driving or to require a person to hold car insurance or drive with a driving license. if joe blow rebels. the end result is a fine or, depending on how many parking tickets he neglects to pay, possible jail time.
but all gavin newsome got was basically a pat on the shoulder. he was never held responsible for breaking the law. now the people of california just might elect the bastard as governor. how many sides of wrong is this? again this is not a debate about whether or not his decision as mayor was morally right or wrong. we at a blog about whatever do not play the morality police game.
roy moore, the republican dude who ran for the senate in the US state of alabama had demons in his closet too. he ignored a federal law and was removed as a judge. there were consequences to his actions. whether or not one thought the dude was right or wrong. gavin newsom was not removed from office. he wasn’t even given a slap on the risk. there are many sides of wrong to gavin newsom. and as a potential governor of the richest state in the USA, he is potentially a danger to both to california and the US. like of anti-christ proportions. we know americans have been waiting for godless california to break-off from the USA during one of california’s infamous earthquakes. this could happen under newsom. he is all kinds of wrong for the USA and all kinds of wrong for the state of california.
although the GOP has been unable to fulfill their hopes and dreams of getting rid of obamacare (aka the affordable healthcare act), they recently decided to pull back on a BAT (border adjustment tax) just in time for US retailers to start planning their inventories for the fall and christmas. we try not to live in the past here at a blog about whatever. but we will say this: that tax would have immediately raised prices on consumer goods in the immediate term. in the long run it would have encouraged retaliation from US trading partners. so it’s all a win-win for the american people. but the affordable care act is still a problem. like senator lindsey graham once famously said, it’s hard to roll something back that’s got a president’s name attached to it. it would be good if somehow the GOP and the rest of congress would find it in their hearts not to fine people for not having health insurance. it’s a regressive tax and it’s crushing the middle class.
according to france 24 turnout at noon was 28.23%, only 2 percentage points behind 2012. in 2012 80% of the electorate voted in the second round of the french presidential election.
johnny rotten launched his music career in the 1970s as lead singer of the UK-based band the sex pistols. rotten and syd vicious (r.i.p.) were a much needed relief to the dredful tunes that were on the airwaves back then such as boston (one of whom’s members finally died last week), tiny tim, journey, and the left-over 60s sh*t. but we only know this from historical records because thank god we weren’t forced to actually grow up listening to symphonic rock. rotten, one of the original provocateurs from the first wave of punk thinks trump isn’t as racist as he’s been made out to be and considers nigel farage a working class hero. on most levels, rotten gets it about right. populist politicians such as farage, trump and marine le pen are like the punks from the 70s and 80s saying loads of sh*t people would never say around their granny and in farage’s case with all the wrong accents. in le pen’s case, having attended the wrong schools. and trump’s case, having attended fordham university (which accepts 40% of its applicants) and then transferring to an ivy league school. but then one must always remember that barack obama might be the most famous person who ever attended occidental college.
is the us media normalising donald trump? did one ever think that could be possible? was his first post election win interview on 60 minutes –whereby he, leslie stahl and his family essentially sat on golden thrones, the US media caving into to trump? trump the democratically elected potential strongman was trying to be statesman-like.
fox news hosted the most recent republican debate on december 15 in iowa –site of the first presidential primary. during the debate–the second without herman cain, the participants were asked the electability question. to which ron paul replied, anyone on the stage could defeat barack obama. watch the full debate here.