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Jan 12 bareboards commented on Mukilteo House Party Shooter Ivanov to Get Life in Prison.
Was anybody else immediately repulsed by the careful grooming of his hair?
Jan 5 bareboards commented on The Morning News: Seattle Can't Handle More Cars, Lindy West Leaves Twitter, More Suffering for Seattle Rats.
True that the Rs threw that label of Obamacare on the ACA.

Also true that Obama embraced it.

The man plays the long game.

And hopefully that long game includes moving towards single payer. Paid for by taxes. So no one can opt out when it suits, and opt in when they need it.
Dec 27, 2016 bareboards commented on Pop Life: The Hologram of Princess Leia.
Rouge One?

Dec 20, 2016 bareboards commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Open & Free (But What About Money?).
Um, am I the only one who got a "fake fake fake" hit off this letter?

As Dan noted, he did everything perfectly. Who does everything perfectly?

Perhaps I am naive, but who the heck gets a large severance package in their 20s? I guess it can happen. But still.

Just too perfect.
Dec 2, 2016 bareboards commented on The Morning News: A $74 Million Shortfall for Seattle Schools and a Problem with Goats.
IN MEMORIAM

That park visitor who was killed by a mountain goat in 2010?

His name was Bob Boardman.

A terrific person. A great writer. He was protecting his wife when he was killed.

We still mourn him, and remember him.
Nov 15, 2016 bareboards commented on Letter to the Editor: From the Desk of a Progressive Who Can Do Math.
I would say this differently --

There were two choices this year. Clinton and Trump.

Anything -- ANYTHING -- that was done to disparage Clinton helped Trump win.

She was in a miasma of negativity that affected undecided voters and pushed those Dems into Rs and misled people into thinking their vote didn't matter so they didn't show up.

And the person who quoted the private emails that were hacked without mentioning that Russia was working really hard to undercut and disrupt our election is a tool of the Russians.

Take a page from the Rs. Their people do the most egregious horrible stuff, and yet they get elected/reelected. Vitter and his prostitutes in the bible belt South gets reelected? Anything that came out of Trump's mouth for the past 18 months? But our progressives take Clinton quoting Abraham Lincoln's strategy for getting slavery abolished in the Constitution and act like she is the most corrupt person to ever run for office.

I'm sick to my stomach that all those people voted for Trump.

I'm more sick to my stomach at every Democrat who piled onto Clinton in a nit-picking feeding frenzy WHEN THE OTHER CHOICE WAS TRUMP.

Clinton won the popular vote. How many electoral votes would she have gotten if you had shown some grownup attitude and shored her up instead of tearing her down? How many more people would have voted instead of staying home?

Saying Clinton and Trump were the same is what lost this very close election.

And you guys need to stop blaming Clinton and take full responsibility for your part in this loss.

You did it. You.

Grow up. Be like Republicans and stick up for your person.

The choice was between Trump and Clinton. And now we have lost the Supreme Court for 30 years or so.

Good going. I know you are proud of yourselves for your integrity. You fucked yourselves in the process. Make no mistake about your complicity.
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Nov 10, 2016 bareboards commented on Glowering Bigot Donald Trump Meets with Class Act President Obama in the White House.
What the fuck is that Alex whoever's quote????

This is the shit that got Trump elected, just the Left version.

I'm full square opposed to Trump. I am gearing up to actively fund opposition to his most egregious actions.

But what the holy fuck did Alex want Obama to do?

We need resistance. We need effective resistance, though.

Nov 6, 2016 bareboards commented on Fuck This Fucking Guy: Robert Satiacum, the Washington State Democratic Elector Who Won't Vote Clinton.
How do you become a certified Bernie Bro?

You open your mouth speak unrealistic pap that ignores the reality of this world.
Oct 18, 2016 bareboards commented on Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Appears in New York.
Those aren't horses legs -- horses don't have cleft hooves.

Those are devil legs.

Oct 1, 2016 bareboards commented on Newly Obtained Returns Show Trump Probably Hasn't Paid Federal Taxes In 18 Years.
Why no federal tax return for that year? When they could get ahold of the state returns?

Because he mostly likely paid a buttload of federal medicare tax on that business income. Almost 3% on $3 million. Plus social security on the first $100K or so.

Doesn't fit the narrative to show that the wealthy fund medicare for everyone else.

He's still a turd. But I hate cherry picking facts. It's exhausting wondering what I haven't been told.

And. Here's a likely illegal tax dodge. He is an owner of many S Corporations? Why no wages from any of the S Corporations? Some of them must have made a profit, they weren't all losses. He would be subject to social security tax on the first $100K or so from EACH S corporation that paid him wages. It is double taxation and that is one way the wealthy are taxed. And yet his wages are only $6K?

Maybe he only had partnerships back then, limited liability companies. But if he was an owner of at least one successful S Corporation, there has to be wages if he took cash out. And you gotta figure he took cash out.

The IRS looks at that closely though. You'd think he wouldn't be so stupid.

I do taxes for a living. I had a boss once who said to his clients-- you can be a pig, but don't be a hog.

Trump is looking like a hog.
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